The Best Campsites Eastern Cape

Sea-view from our Yellow Sands Campsite Eastern Cape

Eastern Cape Camping is one of the best ways to experience this beautiful part of South Africa. Coming from East London and searching for one of the best East London Caravan Parks close to East London is not difficult. After our amazing RV road trip exploring the Wild Coast and Eastern Cape of South Africa, I’ve compiled this guide on the Best Campsites in Eastern Cape.

View from Campsite at the Willows resort blue ocean beach pool
View from Campsite at the Willows Resort blue ocean beach pool

Morgans Bay Camping Eastern Cape

Camping Wild Coast is something you cannot afford to miss. The unspoilt Eastern Cape Paradise of Morgan Bay is located on the Wild Coast of South Africa and the edge of the Inchara Lagoon overlooking the Ocean. Each Morgan Bay, Camping Caravan site features a braai, electric point and separate ablutions. Besides walking along the mile-long sandy beach, swimming, and fishing, the best things to do in Morgan Bay are birdwatching, hiking to Kei Mouth, visiting the double mouth nature reserve, sandboarding, and horse riding.

Morgans Bay camping campsites Eastern Cape overlooking the Ocean
Morgans Bay camping campsites Eastern Cape

Located on the Eastern Cape’s Wild Coast of South Africa, the Pristine seaside town of Cintsa is divided into Chintsa East and Chintsa West. Below are the best Cintsa Caravan Parks.

Rendezvous Caravan Park

The Pet-friendly Rendezvous Caravan Park is one of the most peaceful, safe and secluded campsites near Chintsa Beach. Most of the Cintsa Caravan Park campsites are spacious, with grass and ample shade. Besides the large swimming pool, the Rendezvous Chintsa Resort offers a large play area for children, private ablutions, and a convenience store which sells only the basic stuff.

Attractions and Things to Do in Chintsa

  • Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve.
  • Visit Gonubie Beach and the river mouth. 
  • The Gonubie Mouth Bird Sanctuary.
  • Hiking the Strandloper Trail.
  • Wild Coast Haga Haga & Morgans Bay.
  • Visit Pet-friendly Cintsa Restaurant.
  • Go for walks along the Beach.
Cintsa Restaurant
Sea-view from our Yellow Sands Campsite Eastern Cape
Sea-view from Yellow Sands Campsite

The Yellowsands Caravan Park

All the Yellow Sands Caravan Park East London Campsites overlook the Ocean or the Kwelera River mouth. The Grounds offer braai facilities and upgraded ablutions. Check out the Yellow Sands Caravan Park is magnificent in all aspects.

They offer a vast amount of beautiful camping sites, clean ablutions, swimming pools as well as other amenities. Whatever you prefer doing, swimming, sunbathing or just relaxing with a book, this is our favourite spot.

The Inkwenkwezi Game Reserve close by is home to the Big 5, should you want to go on a Game drive. They are also popular for their Sunday Buffet lunch.

Areena Riverside Quays

Situated right on the banks of the Kwelera River, the Areena Quays Restaurant is fully licensed and known for serving tasty meals and hamburgers. With ample shade and stands along the river, amenities include clean ablutions, a pool, and a shop. The wooden deck at the restaurant overlooks the river and is perfect for watching the sunset. For bookings, go to Areena Campsite Eastern Cape.

After spending a few days on the Wild Coast, we drove back to East London from where we continued our Eastern Cape road trip exploring the other Sunshine Coast beaches.

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Camping Sites in Port Alfred

Medolino Caravan Park

To camp at the immaculate Medolino campsites, Eastern Cape, is a delight. Each grassed Campsite is privately surrounded by beautiful gardens, lacking nothing. All the Medolino Port Alfred campsites in Eastern Cape are equipped with power points and portable braais. Medolino’s extensive ablutions are among the best on the East Coast and are within walking distance of swimming beaches and other amenities. Check their contact details and Medolino Caravan Park rates.

Medolino Caravan Park Campsites Eastern Cape
Medolino Caravan Park Campsites Eastern Cape

The Cannon Rocks Holiday Resort

Unusual Cannon Rocks beach, Boknes beach, the Boesmansriver mouth, and Kenton on sea flow seamlessly. The beach at Cannon Rocks is uncommon with its high dunes and black rocks.

Cannon Rocks Caravan Park
Cannon Rocks Caravan Park

Cannon Rocks Camping

Situated only a few hundred meters from the beach, the Cannon Rocks Caravan Park offers 76 wind-protected stands and self-catering accommodations.

Unfortunately, you won’t have a sea view, but their amenities make up for it. Besides the Restaurant, they have a swimming pool, ample clean ablutions, and a shop selling necessities. Cannon Rocks Holiday Resort

The Boknes Caravan Park

The quaint seaside village of Boknes is situated close to Cannon Rocks and Kenton on Sea in the Eastern Cape. I know that the only Boknesstrand Caravan Park is The Voortrekker Campsite, which accommodates only large groups. Read more about the best things to do in Boknesstrand in Our Epic Eastern Cape Journey.

Camping sites in Port Elizabeth

The Willows Resort

We’ve been told that the immaculate The Willows Caravan Park is one of the Best Campsites in the Eastern Cape, and we agree. Besides the most beautiful views, The Willows Caravan Park campsites and chalets have electricity points and clean ablutions. Other amenities include a small shop and a Restaurant on the premises and across the entrance. Moreover, it is as safe as anyone can get, except for some naughty monkeys.

The Willows campsite with sea view, camping sites Port Elizabeth
The Willows Port Elizabeth Campsite

Jeffreys Bay Caravan Park

The only Caravan Park in Jeffreys Bay is in town and belongs to the Municipality. Overlooking the Ocean, no trees or shade offer ample ablution. The only drawback was the high safety fence around the Park. Therefore, our sea view was through a wired fence.

Cape St. Francis Caravan Park

Unfortunately, no Caravan Park exists in St. Francis Bay or Cape St. Francis Camping. Waterberry Park Resort was the closest Campsite, about 7km from town, next to the main road. Although Waterberry Caravan Park boasts luxury en-suites, camps, a pool, and a cafe, we decided to skip the resort. Considering their location, we think their prices are steep and head straight to Oyster Bay, only 22 km away.

Oyster Bay Caravan Park

Despite the lousy weather, camping at Oyster Bay Resort was pleasant. We had our private ablution, and they are pet-friendly. The Oyster Bay Campsite is within walking distance of the beach and a small convenience store. Owners Jeanine and her husband were fantastic and made us feel welcome. The lousy weather was our only downfall at Oyster Bay Campsite’s eastern cape. From Oyster Bay, we continue our road trip along the Eastern Cape to the Garden Route of South Africa.

Oyster Bay Camping campsite
Oyster Bay Camping Campsite
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  1. Absolutely! Thank you so much for taking the time to read my post and your reply. We hope to be back soon and explore the places you’ve mentioned.

  2. Nick Bronkhorst says:

    Lovely overview of the Eastern Cape camp sites, thanks for that. There are plenty more you can add to the list, come back and visit places like Cefane Arendsnes Double Mouth, Trennerys Nature’s view, Hogsback, Wattlechop, Thomas river, Gonubie , Wriggleswade and more.

  3. Quintin McPherson says:

    Beautiful, you need to travel a little to live a little.

  4. Willem van Zyl says:

    Awesome sites Mimmie.
    Makes a person want to get in your vehicle and hit the road to these beautiful places.