1 August 2022 – 1 May 2023
R 950 pp sharing per night DBB
R 1100 single person per night DBB
- 2 course dinner – buffet main and plated dessert
- Continental breakfast buffet and plated cooked breakfast
- All day tea and coffee
- Turndown service
- Guest amenities
- Shower on call – bucket shower with a view at any time of the day.
- Access to 2 private beaches
- Access to up to 14km of nature walks on our property
- Informal Mountain biking routes
Remote Locations Witsand Glamping Experience
Remote Locations’ Witsand Glamping Experience is located near the seaside village of Witsand at the Breede River Mouth in the Southern Cape, South Africa. The 10 x guest tents are set up on the edge of a sandstone cliff ensuring endless views over the Indian Ocean and St Sebastian Bay.
Our guests have access to private beaches below the cliffs and can enjoy the day sunbathing or cooling off in the ocean. From July to September the Southern Right Whales frolic in the bay. St Sebastian Bay & the village of Witsand is known as the whale nursery of South Africa. The elevated view from the cliffs make whale watching spectacular.
Children will be permitted at the camp on the following conditions:
Parents take full responsibility for children at all times.
No babysitting facilities are on offer
Children under the age of 18 to share with parents in their tent if they are to pay the reduced rates.
***Please note we can only guarantee a comfortable stay with 1 child under 13 sharing a tent with parents as space is limited in the tent. When there is more than 1 child in a family we recommend that each parent shares a tent with one of the children, and in this situation full adult rates apply.
*** No pets allowed.
1 August 2022 – 31 May 2023
- no children under 5
- children 5 – 12 years: R 550 DBB
- 13 and older to pay full adult rate and occupy their own tents.
The Guest Tents:
Our tents are all situated along the sandstone cliffs with magnificent ocean views. The 10 tents each sleep 2 adults and have a private ablution with chemical toilet and bucket shower. There are 2 “Honeymoon tents” each of these are completely private, one has its` own little wooden deck.
The tents have 2 single beds, some of which can be converted to queen beds.
The tent is furnished with:
- Coil mattresses
- Pillows, duvets & blankets
- Bath towels & guest amenities
- Camping chairs to admire the view under your shaded “stoep”
- Solar lights & lamp
- Wardrobe shelf
- Tea station – hot water flasks are delivered to your tents in the morning for coffee / tea
Food – what to expect:
Our meals are not fancy or fine dining, but rather delicious traditional South African inspired dishes influenced by camping culture. We make every effort possible to source our produce from local farms wherever possible and support responsible fishing practises when buying our seafood fresh from local fishermen, ensuring that the food at our glamping location is truly a part of the experience. Due to the nature of our glamping site, self-catering options are not available, but we do offer lunches by prior arrangement.
Dinners consists of one of the following, either a red meat dish, chicken or fish, for instance, Lasagna, Bobotie, Lamb or braai, (subject to availability) It is always accompanied by 2 vegetables, starch and a salad served buffet style and followed by desert, which could be Chocolate Mousse, Malva pudding or Creme Caramel etc. We cater for most dietary requirements, however, in some instances a surcharge will apply for certain dietary requirements (Vegetarians at no extra cost)
Breakfasts consist of a continental spread with fruit, yogurt and Muesli and fresh fruit juice, also served buffet style and then cooked plated breakfasts are prepared to order and served between 8am and 10am.
The Communal Area:
Our Bedouin / stretch tent houses the lounge and dining area for breakfast and dinner. It is set up on the foundation of an old shed with grass leading to the edge of the cliff and the ocean below. On windless nights we have a fire in the firepit in front of the main area to enjoy the night sky.
The Bedouin tent has a clear front wall so even if the weather is bad outside it is nice and cozy inside and the view unobstructed.
We do not have a bar service, you are welcome however to bring along your own drinks, we do sell Ice for that and have extra cooler boxes.
The access road
Our access road is a 9km double track dirt road with the turn off just outside Witsand – detailed directions will be sent to guests once a booking is confirmed. We do recommend a high clearance vehicle but any car can access us – just be aware that it is on a gravel farm road.
Witsand Glamping – What to do on the property and in the area.
As if private beaches and endless views aren`t enough here are a few other things to keep you busy while visiting us at Remote Locations Witsand Glamping Experience:
We have access to 2 private beaches – one right in front of the stretch tent and one 2 km east from the main area. You will require a 4×4 to drive to the second beach but you can walk there.
There are no lifeguards on duty at any of our beaches therefore please choose your swimming spot carefully.
At low tide there are rock pools to swim in and on high tide you can still swim at certain spots. Please ask the staff where the safest places are to swim.
Fishing / Angling:
Shore angling is a huge draw card in this area – if you are an avid fisherman, bring your fishing equipment with you and try your hand at fishing. There are a few spots close to the camp known by the locals as spots where big fish are pulled out.
Hiking, Trail running, Mountain biking:
Trail runners / hikers and mountain bikers can have a field day here – we have access to 14 km of farm road on the property and then all the gravel roads in the area.
There are a number of hikes on the property:
You can walk along the beach from camp to Witsand village – about 6km
Hike from camp to 2nd beach – 2km each way
Long route: about 14km which follows the perimeter of the property
shorter route: 7km circle covering half the property.
Botany / Fynbos enthusiasts
Plant enthusiasts: explore the coastal fynbos on the farm
Birdwatching / Twitching
Birders: the birding is exceptional here with many sea birds and birds of prey.
We are in the process of putting together a birding list and will publish it here soon.
Some birds commonly seen include:
- Rock Kestrels
- Black Harriers
- Cape Cormorants
- Blue cranes
- Egyptian Geese
Whales: St Sebastian Bay is known as the whale nursery. From July to September every year the whales frolic in the waters right in front of the camp providing hours of entertainment.
Pili Pili River Bar & Adventure Centre at the Breede River Lodge: 028 537 1018
- Kitesurfing lessons
- SUP rentals
- Spearfishing excursions
- Fishing Charters
- Boat cruises
Fishing in the Breede River:
Catch Grunter at the mouth of the Breede, a good place to catch is at River Breeze Lodge where you pay R 30 pp to access the river.
Anchorage Restaurant at the beach front at Witsand
Pili Pili River Bar at the Breede River Lodge
Ellies on Main in Witsand
Where to shop:
Nella se Winkel on the main road in Witsand for general groceries.
Cross the Breede River on the pontoon and visit the Malgas hotel en-route to us or home.