OCEAN VIEW CAMPSITES are situated along the Woody – Cape beaches of the Sunshine Coast. This seaboard forms part of the Marine Reserve of the Addo Elephant National Park.
These campsites have been in existence for 20 years and originate from the many requests by the public to camp near the sea.
3 sites were carved into the coastal bush, each comfortably accommodating up to 3 tents. The emphasis of the sites is on privacy enabling an appreciation of the peace and tranquility the area has to offer. The facilities at each site are simple, yet cater to all camping requirements. Each site is independently equipped.
These sites are suited to the energetically minded looking for adventure, as well as for the laid-back experience. A timber boardwalk eases the access down the dunes and onto the beach, with the waves being a few hundred meters further. Guests are able to appreciate the many kilometers of unspoiled, attractive beaches all to themselves. These waters are the annual breeding ‘grounds’ of the Southern Right Whale and consequently, regular seasonal sightings of them and frequent viewings of Dolphins are the norms.
Various publications have featured these campsites and written very favorable articles on them. To mention a few, Getaway Magazine ( Aug 2013 ), Die Beeld newspaper, and numerous articles in the Grocott's and Sherry and other local newspapers.
My family and I have had the privilege of living in this beautiful area for some 25 years and we appreciate every day in this unique Woody-Cape environment.
It gives us great pleasure to share it with guests of Ocean View Campsites.
Sites available : 3 grass-covered, terraced sites with a shade that can accommodate 2-3 tents each. Sites are in the coastal bush, independent of each other and having their own facilities.
The surrounding bush offers good protection in the event of wind.
Power points: Standard powerpoint at each site
Special rules: Since the beach and offshore are the Marine Reserve of the Addo Elephant Park, SAN Parks regulations need to be respected and consequently, no dogs are permitted onto the beach.
Fishing is permitted and standard rules apply.
As there is always a risk with outdoor fires, please only use the braai areas for any form of fire.
Swimming, surf fishing ( rock angling within 4 km’s walk away ), many miles of deserted beaches for hiking ( 8 km on and you will get to the well known Woody Cape Dunefields -2nd largest shifting dune fields in the S. Hemisphere and the location of many an advertorial requiring a “ desert “ landscape) and gravel roads for mountain biking. With a mix of beach, bush, and veld, we have good birding and are host to many summer migrants. The nearby Alexandria Forest ( under the control of SAN Parks ) with its established hiking trails is well worth a visit ( this comes at a daily fee charged at the SAN Parks office in the forest ). Since the sites are part of a functional dairy farm, guests are welcome to view the ‘ activities ‘ and children enjoy interacting with young calves or may even witness the birth of baby calves.
A word of caution for swimmers is to be aware of strong currents and ‘side washes’, It is strongly advised to stay within your depth since there are no Life Savers on hand. Offshore is the Bird Island group with their huge colonies of penguins, gannets, seals, and Great White sharks ( purportedly the 2nd largest breeding ground of these sharks in the world, topped by the Great Barrier Reef, Australia ). To date, however, there has not been an encounter in this area with a shark.
Each site has a braai area with a grid provided ( guests are to please provide their own wood).A rustic sleeper table with benches is also part of the furniture. Drinkable underground water is layed on via taps. There is a paraffin heated ‘ hot pipe ‘ shower ( paraffin provided) and a flush toilet at each site. A standard 220V electrical plug point and a light operating on a day/night switch are fixtures.
The access is by gravel road and no problem to a normal sedan. Towed caravans are not advised due to the sloping nature of the terrain.
These sites were originally designed for free-standing tents. Rooftop tents also fit comfortably. As a result of the terracing on the sites, camper trailers with side tents do fit, however, with only a little room to spare in the width of the terrace.
The automated gate at the farm entrance requires an entry code. Whilst the gate will remain open during work hours, visitors arriving after hours will need a code to enable entry and exit. This will be given at the confirmation of a booking.
The campsites are part of a working dairy farm so visitors need to be tolerant of livestock and farming activities. Muddy roads, farm gates, and cow manure will add to the experience!
There is no cellphone coverage here. The cellphone number listed are only available out of the area and for Whatsapp's