Into the hinterland, camping in the South Coast’s forests

The South Coast is known for its beaches and fun days in the sun, but there are so many more interesting and beautiful destinations a little more inland, perfect for camping! Winter is upon us, but the South Coast still boasts its lovely warm temperatures throughout the year, so bring your tents and firewood, pick one of these lovely spots mentioned and enjoy some time nestled away in nature, whilst roasting some marshmallows over the fire!

Camping is a fantastic way to have an adventurous and relaxing holiday on a budget and camping along the South Coast brings a whole new experience, the weather is good, the sea not too far away and lovely locals to make you feel right at home! Plus, camping is a great way to get more in touch with nature and relieve some stress.

Many of the South Coast’s campsites are located near the ocean’s seaside, however, there are sites that are perfect for campers who want to be surrounded by trees and venture a little more inland. Camping in the forest also lets campers explore different trails, many campsites have walking or hiking trails and there is always birdlife to be admired! The more inland travellers go, the more nature there is to be seen.

Mittenwald Caravan Park located in Port Edward is a lovely caravan park and camping site surrounded by trees, the beach is close by, but still a little drive from the site itself. Mittenwald is a sanctuary of its own, surrounded by large old indigenous trees, a variety of bird species and a refreshing swimming pool! This campsite is perfect for campers who want to travel a little more inland while still being within a short distance from the beach. A visit to the park is affordable and campers can expect to have tranquil quiet days lounging on camp chairs and enjoying a nice afternoon braai with the facilities on site.

Lake Eland Game Reserve in Port Shepstone is another great choice, surrounded by breath-taking sights and a lovely lake, this is a camper and a fisherman’s dream! The Game Reserve has many spots available, along the lake’s edge, there are options for campers to pitch their tents and enjoy some fishing, along with wonderful sunsets and sunrises. Each camp area is equipped with braai facilities and a covered area that can be used for a caravan or other vehicles parking. There are ablution and electricity blocks nearby each camp area and a children’s playground near reception. This is the perfect escape away from the hustle and bustle! While you are there do not forget to have a look at the fun activities available, ziplining, scooter tours and more!

Experience one of a kind camping experiences along the South Coast, and try different campsites during your holiday, they are all fantastic and worth a visit or two! Get your camping gear packed and do not forget the marshmallows, warm campfires and fun times await!

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