“Camping on Suikerbossie offers 360 degree views of breathtaking mountains just waiting to be explored. A cool river on your doorstep and lush green lawn to pitch your tent on.”

Just before schools went back at the beginning of January, our family along with some friends, went on an unforgettable camping trip into the Cedarberg to Suikerbossie Guest Farm.

Water, hiking, nature – you get it all at Suikerbossie. There are canyons with beautiful waterfalls, rock pools, hiking trails and a river for fishing, swimming or canoeing on. (bring your own or rent tubes or canoes per day). I must admit we did more floating on the river than hiking, but we did do a daily walk through the orchards.

We found it incredibly well organized. On check in you stop at the farm house and everything is explained and you are handed a map of the camp site and surrounding areas (and even greeted by the talking parrot).  They allow you to pick and eat fruit right off the tree, but if you’re picking loads then pop to the farm house and have it weighed so that you can pay for it.

On certain days there are activities organized for children by the farmer’s children, one of these included Slip and Slide at R10 a child. Nothing, however will beat the excitement of the Tarzan Swing, which allows you to swing off a ladder on the bank and drop into the river – if you ‘re brave enough!!

Distance from the Deep South:

3 h 21 min (258,5 km) via N1 and R303 GPS Coordinates: -32.664649, 19.254994

Sites:

Very green grass, well kept and lots of shade. Each site has a tap with fresh water (we drank the water) and a shared electricity box –  you need to bring a 30m extension lead.

Dogs:

Allowed with prior arrangement

Ablutions:

Shared communal (take your own toilet paper)

Nearby Villages:

It’s about 90km from Ceres (tar road) and 30km from Citrusdal (on a dirt road), so if possible take what you need for the duration of your stay.

Other:

There are fridges at the ablution block for communal use and freezers filled with ice, making use of an honesty system – R20 a bag. Wood is also for sale.

What to bring:

swimming stuff, fishing equipment, hats, binoculars, lots of sun block, walking shoes, bird and mammal reference books (if that’s your thing), 30m extension lead, toilet paper

Contact info:

To see availability-  www.suikerbossieguestfarm.co.za
To book-  Send email to: bookings@suikerbossieguestfarm.co.za or phone Annette: 022 921 2723