It’s the month of love and campers looking for privacy in a romantic setting have endless options to choose from. Here are 5 private campsites to consider for a romantic getaway…

1. B’sorah 4×4 Bush Campsites, Magaliesberg

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Just 50km from Johannesburg and Pretoria in the Magaliesberg Mountains is B’sorah – a family-run farm that offers private camping with breath-taking views and romantic sunsets.

If you’re fully equipped for self-sufficient camping (you’ll need your own water and power supply) you can enjoy space and privacy at one of Bsorah’s remote 4×4 Bush Camps  Each bush camp accommodates up to eight people with a clearing for a 4×4, trailer and tent, as well as a fireplace to braai.

“4×4 Campers are welcome to self-drive, hike or cycle on the farm and experience all the beautiful valleys and breath-taking lookout points that the farm has to offer. Wildlife includes impala, kudu, nyala, waterbuck, blesbuck, warthog and plenty of nocturnal species.”

Rates (as per website 2022): From R250 /per night for 2 people

2. Onguma Safari Camps, Etosha, Namibia

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Located just outside of the Etosha National Park (eastern side), Onguma Safari Camps is an ideal place to spend quality time with someone you love. We love the five-star safari camping experience that Onguma strives to offer all guests in its intimate Namibian bush setting, with great game-viewing from its 34 000 hectares of private wilderness to explore.

Onguma’s Leadwood Campsite consists of 6 private and shaded campsites, each with a shower room, toilet and wash-up area. The Luxury Tamboti Campsite features 25 campsites in the trees of the reserve, each with its own ablution facility including a shower room, separate toilet and spacious covered washing area.

TIP: Check out Onguma’s February camping special where you can receive a complimentary champagne breakfast when you stay for 2 nights or more at your favourite campsite.

Rates (as per website 2022): From N$350.00 per person per night

3. Mount Ceder, Cederberg 

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There’s nothing unromantic about the Cederberg – waking up to exquisite, rugged, landscapes with burnt-orange mountains glowing back at you – even solo campers come here to reconnect with themselves in this special place. Mount Ceder offers 3 campsites situated far apart to give campers plenty of privacy and loads of space.

The 3 campsites, Soutkrans, Kriedoring & Kraalbos, are spread out along the valley of the Grootrivier and right at the foot of the surrounding Blinkberg Mountain. Each campsite offers solar lighting, gas stoves, their own private ablution facilities, kitchenettes, hot & cold water, braai units, and shaded netting to give campers some relief from the Cederberg’s scorching temperatures during the summer months.

If you’re looking for a quiet and intimate camping destination that feels somewhat luxurious, Mount Ceder offers 5-star private camping facilities and professional service from its friendly staff who go above and beyond for all guests.

Rates (as per website 2022): R240 /per person per night

4. Red Rock River Camp, Orange River, Onseepkans

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Located on the banks of the Orange River and in the small town of Onseepkans, is a riverside camping spot where campers can explore, relax and sleep under the stars with a significant other. Red Rock River Camp is a great place to soak up picture-perfect sunsets with a loved one while its wooden deck over-looking Namibia directly across the river offers a braai facility and a great sundowner spot.

If you’re looking for activities that go beyond paddling down the river, Red Rock River Camp can hook you up with a hiking adventure with their experienced field guide, a birdwatching river tour or a fly fishing experience for you and your partner.

The Eco Camp is spread out over grass and offers rustic ablution facilities, with hot showers and flushing toilets.

Rates (contact +27 83 660 7798 for updated pricing): R150 /per person per night

5. Boegoeberg 4×4 Campsite, Clanwilliam

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Situated on the “Lambertshoek” farm near Clanwilliam and overlooking Graafwater, Boegoeberg 4×4 offers 30 general camping spots with ablution facilities, fireplaces, a Lapa and a swimming pool, as well as two offsite campsites way up in the mountain…far far away from everyone else. If adventurous offroading is what connects you with a loved one, Die Kliphuis and Buurman se Gat are worth every bit of effort to get to.

You’ll need to be fairly self-sufficient when opting for the offsite campsites (with your own power supply and drinking water), with the exception of Die Kliphuis’s large donkey boiler for a hot water shower and flushing toilets, and Buurman se Gat’s sandstone shelter with a bucket shower and a long drop toilet.

Boegoeberg’s offsite camping spots are ideal for those who want to be left completely alone with nothing but nature and starlit skies for a romantic camping getaway.

Rates (contact +27 83 632 2634 for updated pricing): R250 per campsite per night

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