Camping at Beaverlac

Camping at Beaverlac

Beaverlac is a special place. Just over two hours away from Cape Town is a beautiful campsite surrounded by idyllic nature. We spent two nights there recently so I thought I'd share some of the pictures we took of our stay, while also making some recommendations.

Beaverlac is a supremely popular place. It's not the secret gem you wish it would be, so it gets busy. That's why you need to choose you time to go very selectively. We've been lucky both times we've gone, avoiding the huge crowds of people that arrive on weekends and long weekends. What I'd recommend is taking a couple days leave during the week to go. That way you'll have some space and some quiet.

One of Beaverlac's best qualities is that dogs are allowed. Naturally, Rosie came with.

You'll never meet a sweeter pooch.

Assembly required.

Another great thing about Beaverlac is that you can have open fires. So obviously I built us a fire pit.

I bought us a new four-man tent, because Rosie takes up the space of two people.

Wifey. My favourite partner for adventuring.

On the first afternoon, we headed off on a short walk to the main pool.

As evening falls, you gotta get a fire started.

Then, of course, beer. 

The first night we decided to take our new potjie for a spin.

Onto the fire.

Lamb, potatoes, onions, mushrooms, tomato and stock. Not a traditional potjie recipe, but still delicious.

Morning of day 2. Coffee time. 

I might be a pyromaniac. 

Black gold.

Black gold.

It's been six months, but seeing the rings on her finger still gives me a thrill.

Obligatory fry-up for breakfast.

A fire is pretty handy for keeping food warm when you've got limited hob space.

Broke the yolk on that one 😣

There's no toaster in the wild. I'd argue this is better.

Food baby inducing.

Just look at it. 

We needed a long hike to burn off that breakfast. Fair warning: a lot of hiking photos coming up next.

Rosie took the first opportunity she got to cool off in one of the streams of the Ratel river.

Rosie took the first opportunity she got to cool off in one of the streams of the Ratel river.

The rock formations along the Ratel river are spectacular.

Our favourite thing.

No one has ever been as happy as Rosie was in this moment.

These are the beautiful Ericas that are bountiful in the area.

It's hard to put into words the beauty of the area, so I'll just show you.

Might as well get some sun.

We didn't hike all the way to the top of the Totem pools last time we went to Beaverlac. This time we did and it was worth the extra walk. 

The top of the Totem Pools.

We spent a good long while just appreciating this spot.

Beverages of choice.

Gotta rehydrate.

This is not a sponsored post. Promise.

It's not  camping without... 

Tried making S'mores with ginger biscuits. Not as good as Marie biscuits. 

Tried making S'mores with ginger biscuits. Not as good as Marie biscuits. 

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