About Us

The Story Behind Campout

Documenting our travels, giving people tips on ‘roughing it’ out in the bush (and locally), writing about the things that make me smile – these are only some of the reasons why I started this blog. These are all things I love, and I want people to join us on our future adventures!

We are a family of 6 (excluding all the pets) that spend our holidays and most weekends camping, glamping, exploring and traveling. We are all explorers with a “wanderlust”.

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My Beautiful Family of 6

How we discovered our wanderlust

We started camping, hiking and exploring when we first met in 1990. And we are still as passionate and excited as we were when we bought our first Landi, kitting it out for our 6 week honeymoon traveling through Botswana and Zimbabwe.

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Start of our honeymoon adventure – 1991

There were days we never saw another vehicle or a single person. It was the most amazing experience. The freedom and peace we experienced living in nature made it impossible not to recreate it as often as possible.

The beauty, the smells, the sound of a campfire, the silence, the sounds of nature………

Kubu Island and Makgadikgadi Pans – Botswana – 1991

The research, planning and preparation was a big highlight and we have continued to do the same for every trip we do, whether it is a weekend away or a longer adventure.

We are always excited to share our adventures, itineraries, experiences and enthusiasm with everyone!

On weekends we explore around the Western Cape and we try to keep it to a maximum of 3 hours drive from Cape Town. During longer breaks we explore and venture further away in South Africa, neighbouring countries and abroad as much as possible.

We want to share where we go, what we do and all we see – but, most importantly, give our readers a guide to each destination. Starting from the best campsite number to what you can do in the area and everything in between.

We invite you to join us on our adventures and get inspired to explore with us.

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