In addition to the variety of water-based activities provided to those with a keen sense of adventure, Xama Fish Eagle River Camp prides itself on being one of the few private campsites located along this part of the beautiful Breede River…

Campsite Spotlight Xama Fish Eagle River Camp

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Located on the banks of the Breede River near Swellendam in the Western Cape, Xama Fish Eagle River Camp is a great riverside camping retreat that offers something for everyone, from couples and families to private groups and more.

Despite heavy winter rainfalls that have lead to some devastating floods over the years, this privately-owned campsite has relentlessly continued to expand on its offering and provides guests with a variety of enchanting campsites to choose from. With some more exciting developments underway the Xama team is looking forward to the enhancement of some of its off-road, wild camping and small game viewing activities to appeal to an even broader camping community.

Riverside Camping at Xama Fish Eagle River Camp

We recently visited Xama Fish Eagle River Camp for a weekend of winter camping on the Breede River. Even though the western cape had been dropping to temperatures cold enough to reveal snow-capped mountains en route, there’s something about camping next to a river in the middle of winter. The stillness in the air gave us clear nights and amplified sounds of the rushing river rapids as we listened to it all while lying in our tent looking up starlit skies.

What you need to know:
11 Standard campsites (4-6 pax per site )
2 Wild camping sites on request (remote, off-site, no amenities)
Private group bookings (of up to 80 pax) are welcome
Central Bathrooms (separate male and female )

Electrical points available (bring own extensions)

River Sundeck – open for to all to enjoy
River Boma open to all – no braai in boma (braai drum provided)
Events Boma is available for private functions only and Catered groups.
WiFi signal tree
Catering on request
Small Camp Kiosk
*Xama Fish Eagle River Camp also offers glamping units, as well as cabin accommodation (subject to availability). 



Walking, birding, mountain biking, fishing, river rafting on pre-booking, sunset cheese and wine, sunrise breakfast experience.

Vehicle Access:

Although we always appreciate high ground clearance and traction control when driving along gravel and farm roads, Xama Fish Eagle River Camp is still accessible by two-wheel drive vehicles.


You can reach Xama Adventures by heading out of Cape Town on the N2 towards Swellendam. Prior to crossing the Breede River turn off towards Malgas. Follow the gravel for the next 2km before taking a left turn-off at the “Napkysmond” sign, you will reach our camp after another 20km.

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