ROBERTSON

AfriCamps at Pat Busch Mountain Reserve
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Robertson – AfriCamps at Pat Busch

Start FromZAR990.00 / Night
Bed2 Queen size beds (extra length)
Bunkbed 1 Single bed (extra length)
Max People5
Tent Size55 sqm.
WifiYes
AirconditioningYes - cooling & heating
Wood burning fireplace Yes - closed combustion
Electric BlanketsYes
BreakfastOptional (not included)
Braai (bbq) areaYes - private braai
Fully equiped kitchenYes - incl 4 burner hob
MicrowaveYes

Location

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Attention all nature lovers: This AfriCamps location is situated in Pat Busch Mountain Reserve. 2000 Hectares of spectacular mountain fynbos with streams, mountain dams, birdlife and various animals such as bucks, fallow deer, Nguni cows and even a very shy leopard. The reserve is also home to a rare Protea Flower that was thought extinct for almost 50 years and is now under protection of Cape Nature. Our glamping tents are tucked away in the Cape fynbos and look out over a folded green valley with the Langeberg as a gorgeous backdrop.  We invite you to escape the hustle and bustle and come and explore this hidden valley together with your dearest friends and family. The possibilities on the property are endless and include several walking trails, good bird watching, fishing for bass and swimming and paddling in the farm dam.  The sparkling nine-meter swimming pool, fringed by a rolling green lawn is also a welcomed addition at which to chill in the summer blaze.

The reserve forms part of the Klaasvoogds West foothills in the Langeberg Mountain between the towns of Robertson & Montagu. With over 160 years of history, Robertson has grown into one of the most attractive Cape Winelands towns, with Victorian buildings, jacaranda-lined streets and vineyards banked with beautiful roses. The Robertson Valley forms part of the Route 62, the longest wine route in the world and famous for its many wine festivals. There are also a big variety of attractions, activities and culinary delights on offer. Visit the Rialheim, a ceramic factory, where you can view and buy unique and fun handcrafted ceramic homeware. Take winetasting to a whole different level by taking the Viljoensdrift River Cruise including a gourmet picnic on the tranquil waters of the Breede River. Or meander your way up the Langeberg Mountain with the Montagu Tractor Trip and enjoy your traditional Potjiekos at an altitude of 1500m above sea level. Round off your day with a soothing massage at Rosendal Wellness Centre while gazing at the beauty of the vineyards.

Robertson is only a 2 hour drive from Cape Town and known as the western gateway to the Route 62 with easy access to exciting villages such as Montagu, McGregor and Bonnievale. Montagu, a beautiful Klein Karoo town, is famous for its hot springs as well as the many farm stalls and markets that offer exceptional food, wines & coffee. McGregor is a unique and alternative village away from the crowds where you can literally step back in time. The McGregor village is home to a vibrant community of artists and there are top-class galleries for you to explore. Also Bonnievale, well known for its cheese factories, is definately worth a visit.

AfriCamps at Pat Busch Mountain Reserve is owned by Stephan & Lindi Busch. In the early 80’s the reserve used to be a working farm growing peaches, apricots and vines. Stephan’s dad, who moved from Germany to South Africa 50 years ago, used to spend a lot of his free time on the farm hiking, fishing and swimming.  He fell in love with the place and that’s why many years later in 1985, when he got the possibility to buy the land, he didn’t hesitate for a moment. From this moment onwards the farm is better known as the Pat Busch Mountain Reserve. At the time many people used to stay over in the hiking cabins on the property. Making a reservation was done by simply leaving a post letter behind in the mailbox. Renting out these cabins was their first encounter with tourism and marked the beginning of a whole new venture.

Stephan grew up in the Reserve and literally knows every nook and cranny of the property. He used to work in the wine industry as a Boutique Wine maker and that’s also where he met his wife Lindi. They are now happily married and proud parents of 5 year old Logan and 2 year old Aurelia. In 2012 Stephan & Lindi decided to take over 495 hectares of the Mountain Reserve including cottages and a large farmhouse. Due to the popular demand of the property they made the decision to hire it out as a wedding and event venue as well. Over the years they hosted many special occasions and Pat Busch definitely established itself as one of the main event venues in the area.

From the first moment we met with Lindi & Stephan we were all in a “too good to be true” mood.  Not also were we flabbergasted by the beauty of the surroundings. It was also a great possibility to accommodate guests in unique Boutique Camping tents that offer a direct connection with the unspoiled nature that the reserve has to offer.

Check in – from 2pm onwards on day of arrival

Prior arrangements need to be made, guests are kindly requested to inform the AfriCamps office of their estimated time of arrival. Please phone the camp reception 30 minutes prior to arrival. This way you are ensured that the check in can be arranged without delays. Please find the telephone number in the bookings confirmation email

Check out – before 10am on day of departure

Facilities on site

  • Nine-meter swimming pool
  • Mountain bike rental
  • Babysitting service
  • Laundry service
  • Wifi in the tents

Activities on site

  • Swimming
  • Mountain biking (on request/ first come)
  • Fishing (bass fishing)
  • Two hiking trails 3-5 hours

Breakfast – placed in the tent for guests to prepare themselves

Breakfast Basket ‘Cook Your Own’:

R110 per person

Ingredients

Muesli, Yoghurt, Fresh Eggs, Bacon, Health Bread, Fruit Juice, Ground Coffee, Rusks, Fruit,

Cheese, Butter & Jams.


From Cape Town (N1)

Take the N1 towards Worcester. At Worcester turn right onto the R60 towards Robertson.
After about 50km continue straight through Robertson in the direction of Ashton on the R60.
After about 10km turn left onto the large Klaasvoogds WEST gravel road.
After 4km turn right at the T-junction – follow the Pat Busch Sign.
Take the very next left at the stop – follow the Pat Busch Sign.
Continue until the country road ends 3kms up in the mountains.

From the N2 (between Cape Town and Mosselbay)

On the N2 near Swellendam take the R60 exit towards Ashton / Worcester.
After about 48km turn left at the T-junction onto the R60 towards Ashton / Robertson / Worcester.
Go past Ashton, after about 10km turn right onto the large Klaasvoogds WEST gravel road.
After 4km turn right at the T-junction – follow the Pat Busch Sign.
Take the very next left at the stop – follow the Pat Busch Sign.
Continue until the country road ends 3kms up in the mountains.

From Oudtshoorn / Montagu (R62)

Take the R62 towards Ashton / Robertson.
Just before you reach Ashton the R62 will turn into the R60.
Go past Ashton, after about 10km turn right onto the large Klaasvoogds WEST gravel road.
After 4km turn right at the T-junction – follow the Pat Busch Sign.
Take the very next left at the stop – follow the Pat Busch Sign.
Continue until the country road ends 3kms up in the mountains.

 

Rates

Our tents sleep up to 5 guests, but our shared rates are based on a two person stay. Please note that the rates below are just a price indication, use our online bookings calendar to check current rates and availability. Food & beverage and activities & tours are not included in the price, unless otherwise stated.

Rate per tent (pp) Additional fee adults (pp) Children fee (pp)
Season Single Shared 3rd 4th 5th 0 – 2 3 – 16
Lowseason 990 495 200 200 200 Stay Free 100
Highseason 1290 745 200 200 200 Stay Free 100
Peakseason 1990 995 200 200 200 Stay Free 100


Low season

1 May to 30 September

High season
1 October to 15 December
11 January to 30 April
Public Holidays

Peak season
16 December to 10 January

Please look for the full terms and conditions on our website www.africamps.com/terms-and-conditions

Accommodation

All tents sleep a maximum of 5 people. The following items or services are not included in the price, unless otherwise stated:

  • Food & Beverage
  • Activities & Tours
  • Daily cleaning service (Complimentary cleaning every 4th day only)
  • Wood and firelighters for the wood-stove and campfires (for sale at farm)

Pets

Unfortunately no pets allowed on the farm.

Payments

To secure your stay a 50% deposit is required. The balance of the booking amount must paid in full to AfriCamps, at the latest, one month before arrival. In the event of a booking made within one month before arrival the entire booking amount must be paid immediately.

In the case of a late or incomplete payment you are in default. AfriCamps will reserve to the right to cancel the booking within immediate effect. You are responsible for all damages which suffers or will suffer as a consequence of this, as well as all costs which AfriCamps has made with regard to your booking and the cancellation.

Cancellations

In the event of a cancellation more than a month before arrival, your deposit of 50% will be non-refundable. In the event of cancellation within a month before arrival the entire booking amount is payable to AfriCamps. In the case of premature termination of the stay, the entire booking amount is payable to AfriCamps.

Cancellation policy

  • > 1 month: 50% Cancellation fee (50% deposit is non-refundable)
  • 1 month – arrival: 100% Cancellation fee (Full amount is due and non-refundable)

 

Liability

AfriCamps and the corresponding farm accept no liability for: theft, loss or damage, of whatever nature, during or as a result of a stay on one of our affiliated farms, falling into defect or putting out of action of technical equipment and loss or closure of supplies on the farm.

The guests and those who accompany him or her, are jointly and severally responsible for all loss and/or damage which arises, for AfriCamps, the farm in question and/or any third party as a direct or an indirect consequence of their stay, irrespective of whether this was caused through actions or refraining from actions by themselves or by third parties, who are at the farm through their making, as well as of all damage which is caused by any animal and/or matter which they have under their responsibility. If you leave your tent in an improper condition, AfriCamps is entitled to charge R250,- of additional (cleaning) costs. This can double to R500,- in combination with a late departure.