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Hoerikwaggo Tented Camps

Fall asleep under a myriad stars and awake to the healing sounds of nature. Our picturesque and comfortable tented camps, situated in unrivalled natural surroundings offer the ideal getaway.

Careful planning, use of invasive alien timber and innovative layout and design ensure minimum environmental impact.

Important information: All camps offer hot water, comfortable beds, open fires, fully equipped self-catering communal kitchens/dining areas and communal bathrooms. Guests need to provide their own bedding and towels. Each camp accommodates a maximum of 12 people. Additional pax cannot be accommodated due to the tent size. All camps are easily accessible by car and have dedicated parking areas. Please take special note of the check-in and check-out times which are applicable to all Hoerikwaggo camps. These facilities are not universally accessible. The tented camps are hiking accommodation and do not have generators to supply power irrespective of Eskom load shedding.

Smitswinkel Tented Camp

This tented camp, situated just over the road from the entrance to Cape Point , lies in the shade of a weathered Flowering Gum plantation Its’ location provides the ideal base from which to explore the wealth of attractions in the South Peninsula. Boulders Beach , home to the world-renowned colony of African Penguins, is just 15 minutes drive away.

Accommodation

Activities in and around the area

  • Explore the Cape of Good Hope section of the Table Mountain National Park and the various activities the renowned Cape Point has to offer.
  • Take a picnic to Boulders Beach and see the world-renowned colony of African Penguins.
  • Pack your hiking gear and head down a short trail to Smitswinkel Bay.
  • Grab your bicycle and head out to Cape Point or along the scenic coastal road.
Slangkop Tented Camp – unwind next to the ocean

Nestled within indigenous Milkwoods, no more than 100m from the sea, this marine-themed tented camp is the perfect location to watch the sun sink in the Atlantic Ocean. Situated at the edge of the quaint village of Kommetjie, the camp offers a nature-based experience with the convenience of shops and restaurants close by. This is also the only camp with a dedicated play area for small children.

Activities in and around the area

  • Surf the waves of the world-renowned surf spots within 150m of the camp.
  • Take a tour through the tallest lighthouse in the southern Hemisphere by booking a Slangkop Lighthouse Tour. Bookings can be made through the National Ports Authority (seasonal).
  • Go hiking in the surrounding areas via a trail to Slangkop.
  • Visit the Cape of Good Hope section of the Table Mountain National park for game viewing, hikes and various picnic sites.
  • Explore the surrounding areas by bicycle.
  • At Slangkop tented camp (as with the other tented camps) there is no departing the tented camp site by vehicle on the closure of check in time. You are however more than welcome to walk into Kommetjie by foot if you wish to have dinner or enjoy the night life of the village.
Orange Kloof Tented Camp – relax in an ancient forest

The turnoff to this camp is just down the road from Constantia Nek going towards Hout Bay. The camp itself lies nestled within the ancient restricted-access Afromontane forest of Orange Kloof. The magic of the forest and tranquillity of the setting provides the perfect backdrop for a relaxing getaway.

Activities in and around the area

  • Orange Kloof is a restricted area and due to the conservation of the Afromontane Forest, guests must be accompanied by an accredited TMNP guide when hiking in this area (e.g. from Orange Kloof up Disa Gorge toward Table Mountain).
Check-in and check-out times for Hoerikwaggo Camps
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Check-in Summer (October - March) 14:00 p.m. - 18:00 p.m.
Check-in Winter (April - September) 14:00 p.m. - 17:00 p.m.
Check-out10:00 a.m. daily

Please note that the above times will be strictly adhered to.

Bookings

To book any one of the tented camps or for further information, contact +27 (0) 21 712 7471 weekdays from 08:00 to 16:00 or e-mail: hoerikwaggobookings@sanparks.org. Alternatively, check availability and book online. Prices are subject to change without notice and camp rules are available on request.
The Tented camps can only accommodate 12 people per night and no additional pax are allowed

Olifantsbos Guest House

Possibly the most special accommodation available in Cape Town, this unique getaway is located deep in the southern part of the Cape of Good Hope and offers guests complete seclusion right on the beach.

  • The main cottage has three double rooms – one master, two with 2x ¾ beds, a fully kitted, gas-fuelled kitchen, a bathroom with a gas-fuelled geyser and an open plan lounge and dining area complete with a cozy fireplace.
  • For warm summer evenings there is generous patio and braai area with a boardwalk leading to the beach.
  • For larger groups there is an annex that sleeps an additional six people – one two sleeper and one four sleeper. The annex has its own bathroom.
  • Linen is provided.
  • As the light are solar powered and water is sourced from tanks guests are asked to conserve energy and water.

Please scroll down to view the information and rules relevant to the Olifantsbos Cottage.

Booking Details:

Buffelsfontein Visitor Centre on + 27 (0) 21 780 9204 between 09:00 to 16:00, Monday to Thursday and 09:00 to 15:00 on Friday’s. Alternatively email Sabrina.Adams@sanparks.org. Telephonic reservations are recommended.

Information for Olifantsbos Guest House

  1. Check-in time for accommodation is at Buffelsfontein Visitor Centre from 14:00 to 17h00 in winter ( April to September) and 14h00 to 18h00 ( October to March) in summer and accommodation must please be vacated by 10h00. Keys to be handed in at the Buffelsfontein Visitor Centre no later than 10h30.
  2. No late entry for this accommodation is permitted.
  3. All members of the party need to arrive at the same time. Due to the location of these units you need an escort to access them.
  4. Guests are required to be back at camp by sunset daily.
  5. Only the reserved number of guests will be allowed access to the accommodation unit. No day visitors/guests are permitted
  6. Conservation Fee (entrance fee) is not included in accommodation price and is payable daily, alternatively see more information on the WILD Card.
  7. Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
  8. Please note Olifantsbos has no electricity but a fridge, stove and gas lighting are provided
  9.  The My Green Card may not be used in lieu of daily conservation fees when using TMNP accommodation
  10.  Guests arriving after gate closure times will not be permitted to enter the park and will need to make alternative accommodation arrangements. No refunds will be granted
  11. The Annex is only available at the additional person tariff
  12. Note no firearms are permitted
  13. A 50% deposit is required within 30 days of making a reservation and the other 50% is payable 60 days before arrival
  14. These facilities are not universally accessible.
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Eland Family Cottage

Ideal for family holidays the Eland Cottage is situated in the Cape of Good Hope section of the Park. It is electrified, offers a fully equipped kitchen and linen is provided. Note that we are reliant on Eskom for the provision of our electricity and request you bring a torch or headlight with you to ensure you can move around when the power is off as we do not have a generator on site.

Eland Family Cottage sleeps six people with one master bedroom and two bedrooms each furnished with two ¾ beds. There is an open plan kitchen/ lounge area and an enclosed patio with a jet master fireplace.

Booking Details

Buffelsfontein Visitor Centre on + 27 (0) 21 780 9204 between 09:00 to 16:00, Monday to Thursday and 09:00 to 15:00 on Friday’s. Alternatively email musam@sanparks.org. Telephonic reservations are recommended.

Payment Details:

By credit card, cash or cheque with 30% deposit required within 30 days of booking and the remainder 30 days before arrival. Full payment is required if you book within 30 days of arrival.

Information for Eland Family Cottage

  1. Please take note that you are entering The Table Mountain National Park and are subject to the conditions set in the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act (57/2003).
  2. We ask that all guests manage their activities to retain the quiet and peaceful ambiance of the site and the Park.
  3. Although a cleaning service is provided, we ask guests to respect the environment, keep the site clean and wash their own dishes.
  4. Baboons frequent the area and can be dangerous. Baboons should not be fed or disturbed in any way .Please keep all doors and windows closed for your own safety.
  5. Leave footprints and take only pictures.
  6. Emergency number 021 7809 100 and 086 110 6417.
  7. Please report all fires and emergencies without delay.
  8. In the unlikely event of an emergency please take note of the emergency evacuation plan posted in the lounge area. Staff will assist all guests during the emergency.
  9. If any abuse or deliberate damage of SANParks property occurs the client will be expected to pay for the losses.
  10. Check-in time for accommodation is from 14h00 to 17h00 in winter(Apr to Sept) and 14h00 to 18h00 in summer (Oct to March) and accommodation must please be vacated before 10h00. Keys to be handed in at the Buffelsfontein visitor Centre on day of departure by 10h30.
  11. Keys to be collected at the Buffelsfontein Visitor’s Centre before 17h00 in winter and 18h00 in summer on day of arrival. You will be asked to produce proof of reservation prior to the keys being handed over. Please have this available to hand over on request.
  12. No late entry/ check in after the park operating hours. Should you arrive after the closure of the check in time as listed above you will be obliged to find      accommodation elsewhere and will not be entitled to a refund.
  13. All members of the party need to arrive at the same time.
  14. No guests will be allowed to drive through the park after sunset.
  15. No day visitors / guests are allowed at any of the accommodation.
  16. All Guests are required to pay a daily conservation fee, per person, per day for the whole duration of their stay. If you have a valid Wild Card the persons that are loaded onto the Wild Card as members do not have to pay the daily conservation fees. Please note that the My Green Card cannot be used in lieu of daily conservation fees when using Table Mountain National Park accommodation. Entrance fees are not included in the accommodation price. Note Conservation fees increase annually on the 1st of November. You will be asked to produce proof of reservation on entry so have it handy to avoid delays.
  17. Bookings: can be made at the Buffelsfontein Visitor Centre at 021 780 9204 during office hours Monday to Fridays 09H00 to 16H00 or through the Travel Trade office on 021 422 2816 Mondays to Fridays 08h00 to 16h00.
  18. Advertised Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
  19. Gate Operating Times:
    • Summer - 1 October to 31 March - 06h00 to 18h00
    • Winter - 1 April to 30 September - 07h00 to 17h00
    • Proof of payment/confirmation must be provided to the gate official upon   entry and the Camp Supervisor upon arrival at Buffelsfontein.
  20. Alcohol Consumption is at your own discretion; however disorderly behaviour will not be tolerated.
  21. Loud music and parties are not permitted. The area is within a National Park and there are wild animals and other visitors to consider.

Accommodation:

  • Self-catering accommodation : Max of six persons per night.
  • All linen provided.
  • Kitchen with all utensils.
  • Although the site has electricity we are reliant on our supply thereof from Eskom. We do not have a generator for Eland and Duiker and we request you bring a torch or head light to assist you moving around for the hour or two the power may be off at night.
  • Three rooms - main bedroom with queen bed, one room with two ¾ beds in each, one room with bunk bed.
  • Open-plan kitchen with dining area.
  • Built in stoep area with jet master (Eland Cottage only).
  • Bathroom with bath and separate toilet.
  • Veranda area
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Duiker Family Cottage

Ideal for family holidays the Duiker Family Cottage is situated in the Cape of Good Hope section of the Park. It is electrified, offers a fully equipped kitchen and linen is provided. Note that we are reliant on Eskom for the provision of our electricity and request you bring a torch or headlight with you to ensure you can move around when the power is off as we do not have a generator on site.

Duiker Family Cottage sleeps six people with one master bedroom and two bedrooms each furnished with two ¾ beds. There is an open plan kitchen/ lounge area with a jet-master fire place in the lounge. Duiker has its own boma and braai area.

Booking Details

Buffelsfontein Visitor Centre on + 27 (0) 21 780 9204 between 09:00 to 16:00, Monday to Thursday and 09:00 to 15:00 on Friday’s. Alternatively email musam@sanparks.org. Telephonic reservations are recommended.

Payment Details:

By credit card, cash or cheque with 30% deposit required within 30 days of booking and the remainder 30 days before arrival. Full payment is required if you book within 30 days of arrival.

Information for Duiker Family Cottage

  1. Please take note that you are entering The Table Mountain National Park and are subject to the conditions set in the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act (57/2003).
  2. We ask that all guests manage their activities to retain the quiet and peaceful ambiance of the site and the Park.
  3. Although a cleaning service is provided, we ask guests to respect the environment, keep the site clean and wash their own dishes.
  4. Baboons frequent the area and can be dangerous. Baboons should not be fed or disturbed in any way .Please keep all doors and windows closed for your own safety.
  5. Leave footprints and take only pictures.
  6. Emergency number 021 7809 100 and 086 110 6417.
  7. Please report all fires and emergencies without delay.
  8. In the unlikely event of an emergency please take note of the emergency evacuation plan posted in the lounge area. Staff will assist all guests during the emergency.
  9. If any abuse or deliberate damage of SANParks property occurs the client will be expected to pay for the losses.
  10. Check-in time for accommodation is from 14h00 to 17h00 in winter(Apr to Sept) and 14h00 to 18h00 in summer (Oct to March) and accommodation must please be vacated before 10h00. Keys to be handed in at the Buffelsfontein visitor Centre on day of departure by 10h30.
  11. Keys to be collected at the Buffelsfontein Visitor’s Centre before 17h00 in winter and 18h00 in summer on day of arrival. You will be asked to produce proof of reservation prior to the keys being handed over. Please have this available to hand over on request.
  12. No late entry/ check in after the park operating hours. Should you arrive after the closure of the check in time as listed above you will be obliged to find      accommodation elsewhere and will not be entitled to a refund.
  13. All members of the party need to arrive at the same time.
  14. No guests will be allowed to drive through the park after sunset.
  15. No day visitors / guests are allowed at any of the accommodation.
  16. All Guests are required to pay a daily conservation fee, per person, per day for the whole duration of their stay. If you have a valid Wild Card the persons that are loaded onto the Wild Card as members do not have to pay the daily conservation fees. Please note that the My Green Card cannot be used in lieu of daily conservation fees when using Table Mountain National Park accommodation. Entrance fees are not included in the accommodation price. Note Conservation fees increase annually on the 1st of November. You will be asked to produce proof of reservation on entry so have it handy to avoid delays.
  17. Bookings: can be made at the Buffelsfontein Visitor Centre at 021 780 9204 during office hours Monday to Fridays 09H00 to 16H00 or through the Travel Trade office on 021 422 2816 Mondays to Fridays 08h00 to 16h00.
  18. Advertised Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
  19. Gate Operating Times:
    • Summer - 1 October to 31 March - 06h00 to 18h00
    • Winter - 1 April to 30 September - 07h00 to 17h00
    • Proof of payment/confirmation must be provided to the gate official upon   entry and the Camp Supervisor upon arrival at Buffelsfontein.
  20. Alcohol Consumption is at your own discretion; however disorderly behaviour will not be tolerated.
  21. Loud music and parties are not permitted. The area is within a National Park and there are wild animals and other visitors to consider.

Accommodation:

  • Self-catering accommodation : Max of six persons per night.
  • All linen provided.
  • Kitchen with all utensils.
  • Although the site has electricity we are reliant on our supply thereof from Eskom. We do not have a generator for Eland and Duiker and we request you bring a torch or head light to assist you moving around for the hour or two the power may be off at night.
  • Three rooms - main bedroom with queen bed, one room with two ¾ beds in each, one room with bunk bed.
  • Open-plan kitchen with dining area.
  • Lounge with jet master (Duiker Cottage only).
  • Bathroom with bath and separate toilet.
  • Veranda area
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Platteklip Wash House - Oranjezicht, Cape Town & Overseers Cottage – Back Table

Overnight on the slopes of Table Mountain, in the award winning restored Platteklip Wash House or fall asleep at the beautiful Overseers Cottage, with the city at your feet and the stars as your canopy.

  • The Platteklip Wash House can accommodate up to 24 pax, fully equipped and self catered accommodation.
  • The Overseers Cottage can accommodate up to 16 pax, fully equipped and self catered accommodation. Due to the location of this facility, all visitors need to make arrangements with the Platteklip Wash Houses prior to arrival with regards to porterage and arrival time on top of the mountain at the cottage. Please note this is still hiking accommodation and all visitors need to hike up and down the mountain. We do not offer lifts to anyone using this facility and nor do we grant permits for vehicles to be driven up the mountain to deliver young or infirm guests.
  • These facilities are not universally accessible.
  • The Platteklip Washhouses is reliant on Eskom for the provision of its electricity. We do not have a generator on site and kindly request you bring a torch or headlight with you to facilitate moving around at night for the hour or two the electricity may be off. Should you book a function at the Platteklip Washhouses please include this in your planning so that your event is not disturbed in any way but the possible lack of power on the day.

Booking Details:

Tel: ( 021) 712 7471 or Central reservations (012) 428 9111, or
Email: hoerikwaggobookings@sanparks.org or
resevations@sanparks.org

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Please note:

Accommodation images may differ from the actual units as refurbishment of various accommodation types occur on an on-going basis.

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