Camping in South Africa

At Spottocamp you can find 224 fantastic campsites in South Africa. Whether you go by tent, camper or caravan, we find the best places to give you a great holiday.

What is the best period for camping in South Africa?
The best time to camp in South Africa is the months May to July. This is when there is less rain and the most hours of sunshine per day. With a maximum temperature of 30 degrees, January is the hottest month in South Africa.

What does camping cost in South Africa?
The average price of a campsite in South Africa is ZAR 1,515.09 per night. This is an average price based on a car and two persons with a tent, caravan or camper.

On holiday in South Africa.

The southernmost country on the African continent is aptly named South Africa. Its location between 22 and 34 degrees south latitude ensures quite a large diversity of weather that you can expect there. A large part of South Africa consists of a plateau that lies about a thousand to two thousand metres above sea level. This tempers the temperatures somewhat. The coastal areas, in turn, have to deal with a relatively cool sea current. That is why you find penguins, seals and whales in the wild here. They are perfectly happy with South Africa's climate.

The climate in South Africa

South Africa has several climate zones. The north, west and large parts of central South Africa have relatively warm climate zones, such as a warm desert climate (north-west), warm steppe climate (north), cold desert climate (west and parts of the middle of the country) and a cold steppe climate (southern interior). The types according to the Köppen-Geiger climate classifications are BWh, BWk, BSh and BSk.In the east and along the coast you will find mainly land and sea climates, such as the temperate savannah climate (type Cwa), the temperate chinau climate (type Cwb) and to a lesser extent the cool chinau climate (type Cwc). Along the coasts you will find maritime climates of types Cfa (warm) and Cfb (temperate). Large parts of South Africa are lumped together by many other sites and described as a subtropical climate. This is not quite correct, as in large parts of the interior the temperature in the winter months is too low to meet that classification.

Climate table

Month Temperature Sunshine hours p/d Days of precipitation p/m Precipitation p/m
January 18°C to 30°C
9 hours
9 10
February 17°C to 29°C
8 hours
8 9
March 15°C to 26°C
8 hours
8 9
April 13°C to 23°C
8 hours
8 8
May 10°C to 21°C
7 hours
7 7
June 8°C to 20°C
7 hours
7 5
July 5°C to 19°C
8 hours
8 4
August 6°C to 20°C
8 hours
8 5
September 9°C to 22°C
8 hours
8 8
October 12°C to 23°C
8 hours
8 9
November 14°C to 26°C
9 hours
9 11
December 17°C to 29°C
9 hours
9 11

Top rated

Discover our top rated campsites in South Africa.

Quatermains Camp

Amakhala Game Reserve, Paterson

Airport En Route

Benoni, East Rand

Enjo Nature Farm

Biedouw Valley

Thorn Tree Bush Camp

Dinokeng Game Reserve, Northern Gauteng

Broadwater River Estate

Douglas

Andante Game Farm

Naboomspruit, Waterberg

Areena Riverside Resort

East Coast Resorts, Cintsa

Kaoxa Bush Camp

Alldays, Mapungubwe National Park

!Khwa ttu

West Coast Road, Yzerfontein

Namaqua Flower Beach Camp

Kamieskroon

Khamkirri

Orange River, Kakamas

Bonnievale River Lodge

Bonnievale

Matjiesvlei Guest Farm

Calitzdorp, Karoo

Letsatsi Game Lodge

Smithfield

Merry Pebbles Resort

Sabie, Panorama Route

Croc Bridge Safari Lodge

entrance of Crocodile Bridge Gate, Gomondwane Road

Waterberg Wilderness Reserve

Naboomspruit, Limpopo

Sabie River Camp

Sabie

Warthogs Bush Lodge

Magaliesburg

Peace of Eden

Knysna