Our last visit to Swellendam was an absolute magical one, so we were very excited to head back into that direction. We visited the well-known Kam’Bati River Resort, a popular family destination for holiday goers and camping enthusiasts alike. The Resort offers Grassed Campsites with electricity and clean ablutions, Self-Catering Cabins and luxury Africamp Tents. We’ve heard that this Resort is very safe, clean and child friendly, therefore it ticked all the boxes for this Great Kids Getaway!
We arrived Friday late afternoon and where met by the most beautiful scenery. The gravel road takes you away from the hustle and bustle, and soon you are met with picturesque views of the Resort. Kam’Bati is situated on an Overberg farm called Jubileeskraal, that is approximately 20km west of Swellendam. The Sonderend River and Breede River meets on the property which is a working farm producing Barley, Wheat, Canola and Corn. We settled down in a 4-sleeper self-catering Cabin, which was situated on the edge of a beautiful dam. The Chalet is very spacious, and includes a double bed, two single beds, bathroom with shower, kitchen, dining area and TV with DSTV. As we unpacked our belongings, Xander and Zara went for a stroll on the property, where they met up with a curious group of geese and a very friendly golden retriever. As usual, when there are animals around, Xander and Zara are bound to have a great stay! We lit our fire for the evening and took in the stunning views, while the kids enjoyed some Lego on the stoep. Peace and quiet and not a single leaf in motion. It was truly the perfect kickstart to a great weekend!
Saturday morning, we had to take in the breath-taking misty canvas that was in front of us. It called for some tea and rusks, with some peace and quiet! As the sun came out, we ventured out to explore the farm, and all the magical things it had to offer. Every now and again, you will bump into a friendly Kam’Bati staff member, one that even allowed Xander to take some photos on his tracker, what a joy that was! We had very pleasant weather, so we were very happy that the kids could also enjoy the pools. But even if they couldn’t have, there was so much to keep them busy with! A great play park with a jungle gym, swings, trampoline etc – and for the bigger folks there is a bar and entertainment room on the Resort. We loved walking through the corn fields and for me personally, it awakened so many childhood memories. It really took me back to holidays with my parents and certainly helped me recharge my batteries which was great! We also had a quick look at the campsite, as we are always on the lookout for a great camping spot when summer is here. The plots are spacious and nestled peacefully under giant trees on the lush river banks with convenient and very clean ablution blocks. Definitely a spot we will return to with our tents!
Kam’bati is a great all-rounder destination. They really have something to offer everybody, dependent on where you situate yourself on the Resort – close to the bar and entertainment area, near the play park and pools for the kids, or on the outskirts for those enjoying a little more peace and quiet. If you prefer bathing your kids, good to take a small basin with and some plastic cups and plates will also prevent any breakages. I felt my kids were very safe throughout our stay, as the Resort is very secluded and well designed. Although one must always be cautions for open water (the dams and pools), there is a lovely kiddies pool with slides that your little ones can enjoy (it is only knee deep). I spent over 2 hours there with Xander and Zara and was totally at ease! We loved our stay and will certainly return! GKG approved!
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Tel: 021 867 0160