Rivierplaas Campsite in Worcester – A tranquil getaway for nature lovers!

Rivierplaas Campsite

Are you seeking a serene escape from your daily routine? Escape to Rivierplaas Campsite, a hidden gem nestled just outside the charming town of Worcester.

A short drive from Cape Town, Rivierplaas is not just a campsite; it’s an experience, a breath of fresh air that rejuvenates the soul. With its breath-taking natural beauty, family-friendly atmosphere, and pet-friendly policies, it is a haven for campers seeking a refreshing escape.

Rivierplaas is actually a working farm, gracefully positioned along the tranquil banks of the Breeder River. This haven is meticulously organised and lovingly maintained, providing a haven for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike.

Any kind of tent, bush-trailer motor-home or caravan is welcome. As you step onto the sprawling campsites, you’ll find ample room shaded by lush foliage. These spacious plots offer the perfect sanctuary for travellers. Read below what previous campers had to say about their experiences at Rivierplaas.

Embracing nature at Rivierplaas Campsite

One of the most captivating aspects of Rivierplaas is its harmonious symphony of natural tranquillity. It’s off-grid and a strict “no noise” policy sets the tone for a peaceful retreat, ensuring a genuine connection with nature.

Picture yourself immersed in the African wilderness, in a child and pet-friendly environment. Yes, your four-legged companions can frolic under supervision, while the kids revel in dedicated play areas, cycling paths and a sense of boundless freedom!

A riverside playground

Nature’s playground extends to the enchanting Breeder River, enticing adventurers with its allure. Kayaking, swimming and fishing become immersive experiences, as the river gracefully winds its way through the landscape.

For the thrill-seekers, a whimsical foefie slide awaits, offering a splash of excitement. Inner tubes, canoes, and rafts beckon, facilitating memorable fun. It’s a tapestry of outdoor pursuits that ignite the spirit of exploration.

As twilight descends, the campsite transforms into a cozy haven illuminated by campfires. Each plot boasts a dedicated fireplace, where stories are shared, marshmallows roasted, and friendships kindled.

Firewood, an essential companion for these gatherings, can be conveniently purchased from the onsite farm shop. The shop thoughtfully stocks a selection of basic necessities, ensuring your stay is nothing short of comfortable.

Modern comforts in a natural oasis

While Rivierplaas immerses you in nature’s embrace, it doesn’t compromise on modern comforts. The ablution facilities are not just clean and neat but also wheelchair-friendly, promoting inclusivity.

All bathrooms are equipped with solar-powered lights, but apart from this, guests can enjoy the luxury of complete darkness, perfect for stargazing until late at night. Bathrooms also offer hot water showers thanks to a donkey-operated hot water system, thoughtfully managed by the camp’s administration. This of course makes dishwashing while camping, an effortless task.

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Reviews by previous Rivierplaas Campsite guests

“What a lovely weekend we recently had at this rustic campsite! The rafts, canoe’s, fishing and foefie slide kept the kids happily entertained. The bathrooms are clean and beautifully done. The manager was quick to speak to the noisy group. We’ll be back!” wrote Jacky M on their TripAdvisor page.

Jody O’Connor added; “Been [there] 3 times already about to go again. Great place for relaxing with no electricity is a must to get away from it all. Great fishing and very clean free water rafts are an added bonus as well as the donkey hot water shower! Can’t wait to come again!”

“Huge group of family and friends spend a weekend in this lovely tranquil spot. Clean campsite, rustic showers and wash up facilities(with a warter warming ‘donkey’). Spacious riverfront stands which are very private. Ideal environment to recharge soul and mind and have a great time with friend and family. Fun swimming in the river, foefieslide and fishing. We will most certainly be back!” said louise s.

In conclusion, Rivierplaas in Worcester, transcends the boundaries of a mere campsite. It’s an oasis of serenity, an invitation to rediscover the joys of nature and an opportunity to connect with loved ones and yourself. Whether you seek a tranquil weekend retreat with your four-legged friend or a family adventure filled with laughter, Rivierplaas promises an unforgettable experience.

Rivierplaas Campsite is located at Rivierplaas, Scherpenheuwel, Worcester. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) 84 710 0139; email info@rivierplaas.co.za or visit them online at www.rivierplaas.co.za today. Follow them on Facebook HERE and on Instagram HERE.


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