Living Travel

Moreson / River house Camping – Slanghoek

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!

Camp Info

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

Or have a look here

Cost: R250 per campsite per night (minimum of two nights)


Image credits: / Breederiver Tourism / Elisma Roets

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  • Reply Lizna Johannes November 5, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    The place is beautiful and relaxing. We had such a great time except for when we packed up and found 2x Snakes (cobras)
    on our site (we had 4x kids on the site.)
    I feel the owner must as least warn people of the possibility of snakes.

    One was near the fireplace and the under one (big one) curled up under our tent – when my husband rolled the tent up he got the fright of his life.
    Its a shame and a pity – I loved the place.

  • Reply Simone Janse van Rensburg January 16, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Goeie dag,
    kan ek asseblief ‘n kwotasie kry vir die naweek van 13 April tot 17 April, dus vir 4 nagte om met ‘n karavaan te kamp.
    Simone Janse van Rensburg

  • Reply Leon November 28, 2016 at 8:02 am

    Daar is glad nie visvabgplek vd camp plekke af nie ek laat weet net almal wat wil gaan visvang daar

  • Reply Anton van Wyk October 19, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Goeie dag

    Graag doen ek navraag m.b.t. beskikbaarheid van 2 plotte vir die naweek van 4 tot 6 November.

    Anton van Wyk

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