It may be a stretch to classify Coffee Bay as a “town” (it is tiny), but our list would not be complete without it.  Nguni cattle graze freely on rolling green hills which abruptly end to meet the ocean.  Coffee Bay is located on the “Wild Coast”, which is completely untouched by industrial development and breathtakingly beautiful.  The Hole in the Wall is one of South Africa’s most famous tourist attractions Umdumbi beach has been voted one of South Africa’s best beaches.

25 Best small towns in South Africa - Coffee Bay, Eastern Cape

Tietiesbaai

25 Of The Best South African Campsites To Pitch Your Tent This Summer

Tietiesbaai in the Cape Columbine Nature Reserve up the West Coast offers the best of South African camping next to the sea.

Little more than an hour’s drive from Cape Town is the picturesque village of Greyton.  Founded in 1854, visitors can unwind and step back in time as they stroll through the village’s oak-lined lanes, past free-roaming cows and donkeys.  Calming scenic beauty coupled with excellent restaurants and cafés make Greyton a favourite on our list.

25 Best small towns in South Africa - Greyton, Western Cape

With the picturesque Clanwilliam and Bulshoek dams and the spectacular Cederberg mountains in the area, this town offers the perfect weekend getaway. Two hours’ drive from Cape Town, the town is the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding area, including the magnificent, but secluded Biedouw Valley.

25 Best small towns in South Africa - Clanwilliam, Western Cape

Albert Falls

25 Of The Best South African Campsites To Pitch Your Tent This Summer

★ℒ ★Albert Falls, Pietermaritzburg

In the rolling green hills of KwaZulu-Natal lies the charming village of Nottingham Road.  An art-lover’s paradise, Nottingham Road has country charm and an abundance of natural scenic beauty.  It lies at the heart of the Midlands Meander, where visitors are welcomed into the studios of some of South Africa’s best-known artists, craftsmen and sculptors.  The site of Nelson Mandela’s capture, which eventually led to his 27-year imprisonment, is 30 minutes’ drive away.

25 Best small towns in South Africa - Nottingham Road, KwaZulu-Natal.

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Go Glamping in South Africa - Honeyguide Safari Camp

Mac Nicol’s Caravan Park

25 Of The Best South African Campsites To Pitch Your Tent This Summer

Mac Nicol’s Caravan Park, Bazley Beach

Horse riding on Cintsa Beach

25 Of The Best South African Campsites To Pitch Your Tent This Summer

Horse riding on Cintsa Beach, South Africa

Fiddlers Creek Campsite

25 Of The Best South African Campsites To Pitch Your Tent This Summer

Fiddlers Creek Campsite

Mini Town - Durban Beachfront

45 Fun Family Vacation Activities In South Africa

You will find Mini Town along the Golden Mile; you can visit it while spending a day in the sun on the beach

Sercet Falls Tulbagh

25 Of The Best South African Campsites To Pitch Your Tent This Summer

Secret Falls Campsite in Tulbagh, Western Cape.

Geckoing on the Sabie River - Hazyview

45 Fun Family Vacation Activities In South Africa

White Water Tubing takes place on the upper-Sabie River, where the scenery is spectacular and the rush of rapids is exhilarating.

Campsites and Caravan Stands: South Africa, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Drakensberg Southern Africa

Comprehensive listing of caravan and camping sites in KwaZulu-Natal Southern Drakensberg Region, South Africa

Bon-Af Berry Farm

45 Fun Family Vacation Activities In South Africa

Bon-Af Berry Farm

Cobham Campsite

25 Of The Best South African Campsites To Pitch Your Tent This Summer

Our family amp to camp … not that we’re inherently good at it. I remember us setting off with reckless abandon, caravan in tow, for campsites across the le

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