Sleep in sturdy tents with carpeted floors and thick mattresses, eat heartily from the gas and electricity supplied camp kitchen and clean up in the tented hot water showers and flush loos… and that’s just the beginning
Camp Africa‘s programmes include mountain walks, rock climbing for beginners, interpretive nature trails that unlock the secrets of Africa’s geological prehistory, the Cape fynbos, the starry night sky, the intertidal zone down at the seashore and the wild animals that roam the rolling countryside of the Cape Point section of the Table Mountain National Park.
The Adventure Course will have you you balancing, climbing, swinging, raft building and zipping down Cape Town’s longest zip line (‘foefie slide’).
The Organic Vegetable Garden opens up the secrets and flavours of chemical-free earth produce.
Be lulled to sleep by the sound of the wind in the trees and woken by Henry the rooster’s Cock a doodle doo!
Camp Africa s programmes are adapted for schools, faith communities, clubs and societies. You can conduct your own programme or let Camp Africa’s trained and qualified resident mountain and field guide, Tim Attwell and his team from his organization Cape Mountain & Field do the job for you. Or you could simply tap into Camp Africa’s programme resources while running your own.
How you do it is up to you, but one thing is certain, Camp Africa is not just a place, it s an experience that will stay with you.
Perfect place for a school trip
Finding a suitable venue and programme for your annual school camp is difficult. Minimizing the distance travelling to and risks at remote campsites; being comfortable; ensuring that the camp programme is both educational and fun; achieving the right blend of excitement and security are all factors to consider.
Camp Africa is easily accessible, on the Cape Peninsula, but away from the city, in a country setting 3 kilometres from Scarborough, next to the Cape Point Section of the Table Mountain National Park.
Camp Africa provides:
Unique waterproof, wooden floored and carpeted 8 person tents, each furnished with wooden bunks and thick mattresses, enough for 64 learners and four educators.
Hot showers and flush toilets, a well equipped kitchen and caterer and a tent seating 70, in case of rain, make for a comfortable stay.
The large stone paved and built circular camp fire area is the heart of Camp Africa, where campers experience the warmth, sense of community and adventure that goes with an African wilderness experience.
The big open field; the old Cape farm; a nearby mountain for the adventurous to climb; the shade of a forest and the sea nearby but not close enough to be hazardous provide the setting.
Camp Africa’s outdoor and nature education programme is based on the curriculum guidelines for Natural Sciences, Life Orientation, Arts and Culture and Technology. Group cohesion, interactive learning, cultural expression and personal discovery combine to make the educational experience fun.
Optional extras nearby include:
- An Adventure Course including Cape Town’s longest zip line
- Raft building and commando obstacle course
- Learning organic vegetable growing