Just a short drive through the picturesque mountains and lovely valley of Rawsonville lies Moreson River house campsite.
River house campsite has a LOT going for it. It is child-friendly, pet friendly, has private toilets and showers and is wedged in between a beautiful vineyard and a river. Unfortunately the river was dry due to a lack of rain in the region, but a 100 metre walk down the little dirt road led us to a deep pool with a beautiful view on the mountains! There is a night guard from 23h00 in the evenings – so it is safe to leave your camp kitchen outside and sleep with your tent open. Pure bliss!
Travel time: 1h 10 minutes from Cape Town
Stands: 11 camp sites and two chalets
Electricity: Every site has a standard power point and a light that makes cooking so much easier!
Shade: Every stand has shade as it’s located under beautiful big trees.
Braai: The site has a nice, big braai and you can order wood from the owner. It cost us R25 for a big bag of Black wattle and the owner dropped it at the site before we arrived.
Bathroom: On arrival you pick up the bathroom key of the little ablution block allocated for your site. It is clean and has warm water! On your way out you can drop the key in a little post box. No mess no fuss.
Site: 6 people per site. There is a nice big bin that had a black bag in it and a big outside basin to do the dishes in.
To do: The wind was blowing pretty hard, so we didn’t get to do the hiking trail but we loved swimming in the river and spent the weekend sipping wine next to the braai. You are also allowed to bring your dogs if you arrange it with the owner in advance and I really enjoyed the doggies swinging by to say hi. But there are also wonderful roads to bike and the Slanghoek valley has plenty wine farms and cellars to visit if you are keen for an afternoon drive. Kids explored the dry riverbed and had a plunge in the shallow pools while parents do crosswords and watch the sun set over the mountains. The campsite does not allow music so no noise – just nature.
Contact: Pieter Le Roux: +27 (0)72 436 9377
Cost: R250 per campsite per night (minimum of two nights)
Image credits: www.campingandhiking.co.za / Breederiver Tourism / Elisma Roets