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The beautiful, rustic but luxurious camp is built from timber felled and milled in the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP).

Following the principal of Touching the earth lightly, only previously damaged sites were selected, and the design ensures minimum environmental impact.

Smitswinkel Camp provides hot water, open fires, and a fully equipped kitchen for self catering clients.

The camp links up as accommodation on route on the Hoerikwaggo Trail - a 5 day and 4 night hike from Cape Town to Cape Point or vice versa. However, if you wish to simply experience spending a night at this tented camp, book the accommodation and use it as a base from where you can enjoy all the Cape Point outdoor activities.

The camp is situated about 300m outside from the entrance gate to the Cape Point along Plateau Road close to Smithswinkel Bay. The name Smitswinkel (the blacksmiths shop) was given to this pretty little bay because of two rocks that jut out of the sea which resemble an anvil and a bellows. The bay is reached by a steep footpath.

Be Aware: there are baboons in the vicinity and when given the opportunity they will enter the tent and destroy property and personal belongings.

View also the other Tented Accommodation in TMNP.


* Enjoy walking in the Cape of Good Hope section of the Table Mountain National Park ( TMNP). There are 6 walks of 2 to 6 hours.

Cape Point to Smitswinkel:
The hike starts at Cape Point Lighthouse within the Cape of Good Hope section of the TMNP. Walk along the False Bay Coast to the old Smitswinkel Bay Forest station and this walk is approximately 15km long. Enjoy the vast tracts of fragrant fynbos where buck and other mammals roam such as the Chacma baboons, reptiles and birds.

Smitswinkel to Buffelsfontein Visitors Centre:
This is about 8km hike (from 4 to 5 hours) starting at Smitswinkel along the False Bay Coast to the Cannon and Lime Kiln and onwards to the Buffelsfontein Visitors Centre.

Cape of Good Hope:
From the car park to the old lighthouse

Circle route from the car park via the Arch, Sirkelsvlei and shipwrecks past Olifantsbos Cottage.

Platboom/ Gifkommetjie/Phyllisia
Walk along the Atlantic coast section of TMNP.

* Self drives through the Cape of Good Hope reserve. Look out for Eland, Red Hartebeest, Bontebok and Zebra.

* Visit Cape Point which offers visitors a excellent viewing opportunities from the two lighthouses that adorn the point. The lighthouse is accessible by foot or you can catch the Flying Dutchman funicular to the top.

* Visit Two Oceans Restaurant and the Tigers Eye Curio Shop.

* Also angling, picnicking, beaching and cycling opportunities against the spectacular backdrop of the mountains and coastline of the most south western point in Africa.

Rooms and Units Available:

Smitswinkel 2 bed Tent (SMT2)

2bed Smitswinkel Tent (SMT2): 2 single beds with mattresses, linen and towels, Additional pax limited to X2 per Camp, Additional pax must supply own mattress and linen, Additional pax requests submitted to the Park only, Check in 14H00 to 17H00 winter (Apr- Sept), Check in 14H00 to 18H00 summer (Oct-Mar), Communal Boma, braai area and ablutions, Contact number: 0217809165, Firearms, pets and day visitors not permitted, Minimum adult rate:R722.00 (Additional PAX charge), No functions or commercial activities permitted, No late entry or exit after gate closure, No Security Patrolling at Night, No smoking, No wood allowed, please supply own charcoal, Not suitable for wheel chair access, Vacate before 10h00.

Amount of similar units: 6
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Self-Braai / Barbecue
No Pets Allowed

Cancellation Policy:

- No cancellation fee will be incurred for cancellations made after payment of first deposit up to and including 46 days prior to arrival.
- Cancellation fees equal to 50% of the total reservation cost is payable in a case of cancellation made between 45 days and 30 days prior to arrival.
- Cancellation fee equal to 100% of the total reservation cost is payable in a case of a cancellation made between 29 days prior to and date of arrival
- 100% of the total cost for any non-arrival/no-shows

Reservation made within 45 days prior to arrival is payable within 24 hours from the day reservation is made.

- Conservation levy is always excluded from the booking amount and needs to be settled on arrival.

Terms and Conditions

It is your responsibility to check if the reservation is correct. Should the reservation be incorrect, please contact our office immediately.

If the arrival date of the itinerary is postponed prior to or on date of arrival and then cancelled at a later stage, the fees that applied at the time of amendment will be enforced if the amount is greater than the new cancellation fees.

Cancelling or downgrading of a reservation 45 days prior to or on arrival will result in cancellation fees according to a sliding scale (based on the total reservation cost) which varies between 50% and 100%.

Should the reservation not be taken up on the arrival date the accommodation will be held until 09:00 the following day after which the reservation will be cancelled and the deposit, where applicable, forfeited.


About 300m from the Cape of Good Hope entrance gate at Cape Point along Plateau Road.

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  • Guests Rating: (8)
  • Accommodation Type: Self-Catering
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM