WILDERNESS

AfriCamps at Oakhurst
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  • AfriCamps Tub Oakhurst
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Wilderness – AfriCamps at Oakhurst, glamping in the Garden Route

Start FromZAR1,340.00 / Night
Bed2 Queen size beds (extra length)
Bunk Bed1 Single bed (extra length)
Max People5
Tent Size55 sqm
AirconditioningYes - cooling
Wood burning fireplace Yes - closed combustion
Electric BlanketsYes
BreakfastOptional (not included)
Braai (bbq) areaYes - private braai
Fully equiped kitchenYes
OvenYes
Baby cot and high chairYes
Wood-fired Hot TubsAll tents
Number of TentsEight

Overview

Your host

Essentials

Activities

Eat & drink

Getting there

Rates

Terms

We’ve got a feeling that AfriCamps at Oakhurst is going to be a favourite amongst our visitors. Oakhurst is one of the few remaining large working farms along the Garden Route and covers a massive 640 hectares – 200 of which are pristine fynbos and indigenous forest. To fully immerse visitors in the beauty of the surroundings, the eight AfriCamps tents overlook rolling green fields and the beautiful surrounding Outeniqua mountains. Here the breathtaking Wilderness meets the Garden Route’s lesser-known farm lifestyle. Grazing cows and horses create a truly authentic farm experience.

At Oakhurst there is no shortage of healthy outdoor fun to keep you and your kids busy. Tents overlook grassy fields, where our dairy cows might make their appearance. Try your luck at a spot of fishing or take out one of the canoes on our large farm dam close to the dairy. Soak up the views of the Outeniqua mountains in the distance from your private outdoor wood-fired hot tub, next to each tent. It’s the purest form of relaxation, while taking in the beautiful surroundings. On hot summer days, use the tub as a splash pool! Kilometres of well-maintained single track through the forest is ideal for mountain biking or trail running and the farm’s majestic waterfall makes for an adventurous forest hike. The kids can visit Oakhurst Dairy to watch cows being milked and calves being fed in their feeding camps either early morning or afternoon.

**Please note we are currently performing maintenance on the small farm dam in front of tent 1 and tent 2. Although this will not interfere with your relaxing stay, the dam may be empty on your arrival. We apologize for any inconvenience caused while we restore our dam to its former condition.

The Wilderness area offers guests the opportunity to explore the iconic Garden Route. Famous for its long stretch of unspoilt beaches, rivers, lakes and lagoons, Wilderness is a nature lover’s paradise. The famous ‘Map of Africa’ viewpoint at Wilderness Heights shows off with a breathtaking vista of the Kaaimans River valley. Dolphin Point at the top of Kaaimans Pass has a magnificent view of endless ocean, with regular sightings of whales and dolphins in season.

There is so much to do in the area, visitors will be spoilt for choice. Hiking, dolphin and whale watching, hang gliding, paragliding, horse riding, mountain biking, scenic drives, the Wilderness Lakes Art Route, and ferry cruises all deserve a spot on your Wilderness bucket list.  If you enjoy shopping, Wilderness also has many craft markets selling beautiful, locally made items.

The farm is run commercially by Jake and his wife Claire. They live on the farm with their three daughters. The Crowther family are sixth generation descendants of the original purchaser, Henry Dumbleton. The Oakhurst farm has a rich history that spans 180 years, evidence of which remains in the original farm buildings, including the forge (now accommodation); the farmhouse (now part of the main homestead), the chapel, old graveyard and water mill. These were all established by Henry’s brother, Walter, between 1840 and 1870, pointing to Oakhurt’s rewarding heritage.

Jake runs the various farm projects and dairy farm, whilst Claire uses her fine eye for detail, to manage, redecorate and renew the now various hospitality offerings on the farm.

After being in discussions with AfriCamps for many years, the time was finally right for both parties to realise our dream of an AfriCamps on this beautiful property.

**Please note we are currently performing maintenance on the small farm dam in front of tent 1 and tent 2. Although this will not interfere with your relaxing stay, the dam may be empty on your arrival. We apologize for any inconvenience caused while we restore our dam to its former condition.

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

Activities on site

Wood-fired Hot Tubs 
All eight tents offer the exclusive use of their own outdoor wood-fired hot tub. The best way to soak up the views of the Outeniqua mountains in the distance. It’s the purest form of relaxation, while taking in the beautiful surroundings. On hot summer days, use the tub as a splash pool!

Horse riding
Enjoy a guided 1 hour 20 minute walk through the indigenous forest, with a guide. Pony rides are available for the kids.
*R350 per person, pre-booking is essential

Guided formal dairy tour
Did you know the milk from Oakhurst is used in Steri Stumpies – SA’s favourite milkshake? Join us at the dairy for an in-depth look into the farm’s thriving dairy business. This hour-long tour provides a thorough introduction to modern dairy farming.
*R80 per person, pre-booking is essential. Alternatively, you are welcome to visit the dairy on your own time as well.

Mountain Bike and Trail Running Tracks
Use the pipe track and/or beautiful tracks through the indigenous forest for a walk, run or cycle.
Mountain Bikes and Kids bikes are available to hire:
Full Day Hire: Adult Bike R250, Child Bike R150.

Other Activities on site:

– Fishing: bring your own fishing rods
– Canoeing: Two canoes on the dam to use free of charge
– Bird-watching: Birdlife is abundant on the farm. Keep an eye out for the famous Knysna Turaco only found in these parts.
– Visit the big swing, treehouse or jungle gym on other parts of the farm.

Breakfast – placed in the tent for guests to prepare themselves

Breakfast Basket ‘Cook Your Own’

  • Fresh muffin
  • Muesli
  • Oakhurst yoghurt
  • Oakhurst rusks
  • Free range eggs from our coop
  • Oakhurst farm milk
  • Freshly ground coffee
  • Juice
  • Butter and jam
  • Bacon
  • Fresh seasonal fruit

R110 per adult
R 75 per child (0 to 12 yrs)

Dinner- Placed in Tent for guests to prepare themselves

Traditional South African Braai Pack

  • Lamb Chop
  • Sausage
  • Chicken Kebab (Sosatie)
  • Green Salad
  • Potatoe in foil (to do on the braai or in the oven)
  • Stokbrood (bread dough on a stick to braai)
  • Marshmallow on a stick to braai

R175 per adult
R110 per child (0 to 12 yrs)

Pre-cooked meals

Arriving late or you just feel like a home cooked meal that you don’t need to prepare? AfriCamps at Oakhurst offers pre-cooked meals that you can pre-order to be left in your tent prior to arrival or you can collect it from the shop on your way in.

Choose between:

  • Chicken Pie (serves 2-4 people) R145
  • Lasagne (serves 2-4 people) R145
  • Moroccan Vegan Tagine R150
  • Vegan Red Thai Peanut Curry R150
  • Enchiladas Chicken R150
  • Enchiladas Beef R150
  • Enchiladas Butternut & Spinach R125
  • Soup – Pea & Ham R65
  • Soup – Butternut R65
  • Malva Pudding R60
  • Coffee & Chocolate Pudding R60
  • Margarita Pizza R50
  • Mac & Cheese R50
  • Butter Chicken R165
  • Beef Bourguignon R165
  • Savory Quiche Tart (Blue Cheese / Mushroom / Ham & Onion / Spinach & Feta) R25

From the N2 between George and Sedgefield: Take the HOEKWIL turnoff, which leaves the N2. Follow this road and bypass Hoekwil village to continue for 7.2km to the farm gate. Having turned right off the tar, continue for 2.4km on gravel to reach the sign posted junction to the reception area and shop. You will be directed from here.Distance from Oakhurst to George: 35km; Distance to Knysna: 45km;

GPS Coordinates: Latitude: -33.954947 | Longitude: 22.653653
Distance to Wilderness: 20km 

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.

Rates as from 1 May 2019 – 30 April 2020

Rate per tent (pp) Additional fee adults (pp) Children fee (pp)
Season Single Shared 3rd 4th 5th 0 – 2 3 – 16
Lowseason 1290 645 200 200 200 Stay Free 100
Highseason 1790 895 200 200 200 Stay Free 100
Peakseason 2290 1145 200 200 200 Stay Free 100

 

Low season
1 May to 30 September

High season
1 October to 12 December
12 January to 30 April

Peak season
13 December to 11 January

Rates as from 1 May 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


Low season
1 May to 30 September
Excludes long weekends: 1, 2 May | 12, 13, 14, 15 June | 7, 8, 9 August | 24, 25, 26 September

High season
1 October to 10 December
10 January to 30 April
Long weekends: 1, 2 May | 12, 13, 14, 15 June | 7, 8, 9 August | 24, 25, 26 September

Peak season
11 December to 9 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
  • Wood and firelighters for the wood-stove and campfires (for sale at property shop)

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.