Swellendam – AfriCamps at Kam’Bati
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AfriCamps at Kam’Bati is situated on an Overberg farm about 20km west of Swellendam. The Sonderend River and Breede River meet on the property and our 5 luxury Boutique Camping tents are located in a beautiful and quiet patch of forest close to the river. AfriCamps at Kam’Bati is a birder’s paradise and the perfect getaway for the adventurous family. The river is perfect for canoeing and fishing, and the whole family can enjoy mountain biking on the farm roads. There is a shared swimming pool with slides for the children, and outdoor wood-fired hot tubs next to each tent, while the picturesque town of Swellendam is only a short drive away. *Please note that when the river flows very strongly, we advise not to drink the water in the tents. Guests can purchase bottled water at the reception area at a discounted price for your stay.
Swellendam is not only the largest youngberry growing area in the world, but is also bursting with heritage, culture & architecture. Visit the famous open-air Drostdy Museum or enjoy the view of the Dutch reformed church, one the best-known historical buildings of town. Perhaps you feel more like an exciting river rafting tour along the Breede River. On the fringe of the town you will find the Bontebok National Park and the Marloth Nature Reserve; nature parks that provide various possibilities for hiking, horse riding, and bird watching. Swellendam is also well known for its vibrant food culture, with plenty of restaurants offering everything from traditional farmers food to coffee shops serving delectable cakes and fine-dining experiences.
Lying at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains, Swellendam is the perfect base from which to explore the Overberg Region and the surrounding winelands. This includes Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point of Africa and meeting point between the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean, and De Hoop Nature Reserve where you can hike, swim, mountain bike, quad bike and go bird watching or game viewing. Our boutique glamping camp can be reached from Cape Town in just over 2 hours which makes it the perfect weekend destination as well as a great stopover on your way to the Garden Route.
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: -34.078011 | Longitude: 20.276978
AfriCamps at Kam’Bati is located on the Jubileeskraal farm, which is owned by the Badenhorst family since 1958. Bati Badenhorst was the first farmer in the family, and today the two brothers Jaco and Francois Badenhorst handle all the farming and leisure activities. The Swellendam area has always been considered as the breadbasket of the Cape and is largely given to grain farming. At Jubileeskraal the family farms with Corn, Wheat, Barley, Canola as well as Sheep.
The two brothers Jaco and Francois always felt very privileged spending time in nature and enjoying the immense feeling of space and quietness on the farm. Sharing this experience with others just seemed like a very good idea and they decided to invite other people over to stay on their farm. This was the beginning of the Kam’Bati River Resort, named after their late grandfather Bati Badenhorst. To cater for nature lovers that don’t necessarily want to rough it, Kam’Bati decided to partner up with AfriCamps and set up 5 luxury boutique camping tents in a beautiful patch of forest close to the river.
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
Shared facilities on site
- Swimming pools with water slides
- Putt-Putt mini-golf course
- Riverwalk with a scavenger hunt
- Bird hide
- Lounge with a bar open over weekends
- Jungle gym
- Reception / shop (Open Mon-Sat: 08:00 – 17:00 and Sundays: 08:00 – 14:00)
Activities on site
- An outdoor wood-fired hot tub at each tent
- Guided farm tour
- Catch-and-release fishing of carp and bass
- Canoe and tube rides on the Breede River
We offer ‘Cook Your Own’ breakfast baskets which are placed in the tents for guests to prepare. Pre-order your breakfast basket when making your booking.
- Freshly baked bread or croissants
- Freshly Baked Muffin
- Small Yoghurt
- Fresh Seasonal Fruit
R130.00 per adult
R90.00 per child (0 to 12 yrs)
We offer ‘Cook-Your-Own’ traditional South African braai baskets which are placed in the tents for guests to prepare. Pre-order your braai basket when making your booking.
- 200g Steak
- Boerewors Sausage
- Chicken Kebab
- Veggie Stick / Beetroot Salad (Seasonal)
- Noodle Salad
- Garlic Roll
R195.00 per adult
R125.00 per child (0 to 12 yrs)
Cook-your-own breakfast and braai baskets available to pre-order.
Our shop at the reception is open daily selling basic amenities. The bar is open during the weekend from 10h00am till 22h00pm (for the use of resort guests only).
AfriCamps at Kam’Bati is just over a 2-hour drive from Cape Town on the N2 between Riviersonderend and Swellendam.
From Cape Town
If you come from the direction of Cape Town the AfriCamps turnoff it’s about 40km after Riviersonderend and 18km before Swellendam. The signboard for the turnoff will be visible on your left-hand side. After the N2 turnoff, you should follow the signs for about 3km before you reach our AfriCamps Boutique Camp.
If you come from the direction of Swellendam the AfriCamps turnoff it’s about 18km after Swellendam and 40km before Riviersonderend. The signboard for the turnoff will be visible on your right hand side. After the N2 turnoff, you should follow the signs for about 3km before you reach our AfriCamps Boutique Camp.
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.
Rates as from 18 March 2020
|Rate per tent (pp)||Additional fee adults (pp)||Children fee (pp)|
|Season||Single||Shared||3rd||4th||5th||0 – 2||3 – 16|
|Low season||1340||670||250||250||250||Stay Free||125|
|High season||1840||920||250||250||250||Stay Free||125|
|Peak season||2340||1170||250||250||250||Stay Free||125|
18 March to 30 September
1 October to 3 December 2020
10 January to 30 April 2021
4 December 2020 to 9 January
Please look for the full terms and conditions on our website www.africamps.com/terms-and-conditions
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 the farm)
Please note that we advise not to drink the water in the tents after a recent storm (March 2019), you can purchase bottled water at reception at a discounted price for your stay.
Unfortunately, no pets allowed on the farm.
To secure your stay a 50% deposit is required. The balance of the booking amount must be 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.
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.
- > 1 month: 50% Cancellation fee (50% deposit is non-refundable)
- 1 month – arrival: 100% Cancellation fee (Full amount is due and non-refundable)
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.