Bush camping at Rivierzicht Resort in Robertson

The Rivierzicht bush camps are situated right there on the banks of the Breede River in the Robertson valley.  Imagine waking up to the sound of fish jumping out of the water, reeds rustling in the gentle breeze and birds chirping. Yep, that’s what you get when you stay at one of the bush camps on the Rivierzicht resort.

A canoeist paddling on the Breede River

The Breede River

The Breede River, about 322km long, starts high up in the Ceres mountains, then snakes its way to the Indian ocean at Witsands. It is the longest navigable river in the Western Cape. There are three dams on the river, the Theewaterskloof Dam, the Brandvlei Dam and the Kwaggaskloof Dam. The Theewaterskloof Dam is one of the major Dams that supply Cape Town with water.

Accommodation options at Rivierzicht

The Riverzicht resort has three types of accommodation. There are 16 large camping sites for tenting and caravanning, about eight log caravans and four bush camps. The tented camping units are spaced reasonably far from one another, which gives you some privacy and yet allows you to be close enough to your camping neighbours. There is also Bastion, the Boerboel, that welcomes you and then pops in occasionally to see if there are any scraps around.

Our bush camp, Bush Camp no.2

We chose the bush or tented camp. We wanted to rough it yet have access to a bed with linen and towels thrown in too. Our bush camp had a main bedroom with double bed and a second bedroom with twin beds. The second bedroom has its own entrance which is ideal when friends or bigger children should form part of your group.

Basil ready to tuck into his breakfast

The  kitchenette is on the deck. There is a convection stove, a fridge and all the kitchen utensils one would need. There is also a lovely teak cocktail table and chairs where you can enjoy your meals or just sit there to enjoy nature and have laid back conversations.You are supplied with coffee, sugar, tea AND salt. Another bonus was the dishcloths that are supplied, a rare treat if you are a camper or visit chalets at camping sites. Then, downstairs, you have your own backyard with braai area and seating.

The ablution block is  a stone’s throw away from the bush camps. Close by is also a self-service ice and wood kiosk.

The campers have their very own 24/7 kiosk 

We thoroughly enjoyed our two-night camp at Riverzicht.   Our timing was also good. The late Spring weather meant we had tolerable heat levels and a bit or rain on the second day.  Also , we dodged the crowd of campers that will descend on Rivierzicht in the next two weeks.  

Bastion and I in front of the camp.

Rivierzicht  is the ideal place if you want to be surrounded by the sounds of nature only and save yourself the trouble of packing in your own camping paraphernalia. 

Now I can tick off the bush camp experience on my bucket list and focus on another fun moment.

More pictures...

Colorful birds that can be seen throughout the day.

Basil preparing supper

The many nests in the reeds dot the banks

The Breede River looks like a massive mirror on a calm evening.

Second bedroom in the tented camp.


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