6 Kid Friendly Camping Spots Near Joburg

If you and your family are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city life, we have listed the best kid friendly camping spots near Joburg that will be sure to give you the relaxation, fun, and family-time you need!

  1. Mabalingwe Game Reserve


The caravan and campsites consist of 70 paved stands, some shaded with surrounding trees and all equipped with standard electrical points. There is a heated and cold swimming pool, putt-putt facilities and a kiddies playground. Only a 2-hour drive from Joburg.

2. ATKV – Buffelspoort Resort

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Roughly 1 hour and 30 minutes from Joburg lies the beautiful Buffelspoort. Also sporting Chalets and flats, the camping grounds are all you need with many activities like tennis, hot and cold swimming pools, snooker, and mini-golf to keep the whole family entertained for your stay.


Shop for Hiking equipment:

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Shop www.shop.busymoms.co.za for Hydration backpacks and Belts for hiking.


3. Mountain Sanctuary Park – Privately Owned Nature Reserve


Mountain bike trails, a gorgeous swimming pool, rock climbing and abseiling are a few things that the Mountain Sanctuary Park has to offer. There is also a restaurant that makes lovely home-style meals which you can enjoy with the family. The camping grounds are spacious and most of them have electrical points – request when booking. 2-hour drive from the city.

4. Dinokeng Fishing & Camping – Roodeplaat Dam


Only a 15-minute drive from Pretoria and perfect for fisherman with an array of various fish to catch. Enjoy picnics, canoeing, mountain biking (bring own bikes) and game viewing with the family in the Roodeplaat Nature Reserve.


Shop for Camping:

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Shop www.shop.busymoms.co.za for tent lights and portable hammocks for the campsite.


5. Oilifantspoort Bush Camp & Caravan Park


Also a 2-hour drive from Joburg, right in the middle of unpoiled bushveld lies Oilifantspoort Bush Camp & Caravan Park. All camping areas are under beautiful shady bushveld trees. Each stand has its own braai or you can use the joint braai at the lapa. All stand equipped with power point & water. Activities include hiking trails, bird watching, swimming, fishing, and mountain biking (bring your own bikes) through unspoiled bush veld.

6. Twana Lodge


Twana Lodge offers various accommodation options, but a campsite here is all you need to have a great getaway. There are safari tours to explore, as well as a pool and common room equipped with a pool table and the likes. Its only a 1-hour drive from the city’s CBD and definitely worth it.


Shop for Bike accessories:

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Shop www.shop.busymoms.co.za for bike seat pads and wheel LED lights to make your rides comfortable and safe on the trails.

All campsite photo credits to the linked websites.

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