Cam Bati River Resort: review

Our recent trip to the Overberg area found us in the beautiful Kam’Bati River Resort for 2 days. This is definitely a picturesque place located within walking distance of the confluence of the Sonderend and Breede rivers. The Kam’ Bati River Resort is located about 20 kilometers outside of Swellendam and is named after Jacobus Cornelius Badenhorst, the grandfather of the current owner Jaco. The grandfather was known to family and friends as ‘Pati’ hence the name Kampati.

There is a short gravel road off the N2 that takes you to the oasis of Cam Patti. As you enter the resort you will be immediately amazed by the lush greenery, manicured lawns and gorgeous landscapes. The camp site is set along the river and all the camping platforms have good shade from the large surrounding trees.

There were quite a few people fishing when we were there, and others taking advantage of the river for swimming. The resort has a swimming pool and children’s play area.

Kam’ Bati also has luxury African safari tents and homestay accommodation. There is a large dam in the center of Cam Bati and a great recreational area with a swimming pool and a throwing track. Kam’Bati is a great place for couples, families and friends. There are family friendly pools, water slides, playgrounds, and a playground, ensuring the kids will have the fun time of their lives.

Resort review: Kam'Bati River Resort

The resort has approximately 100 grass and shaded suites, divided into 4 camping blocks, A, B and C on the river, with the E Block higher on the riverbank.

The camping booths are spacious so you won’t feel cramped when camping, and there is more than enough room to spread out and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

All mounts are mains powered, and use regular 3-pin 220V sockets, so there is no need for the blue adapter. There are communal taps serving the sites with safe drinking water.

The ablution at Kam’Bati is cool, clean and elegant like a pin. There are three ablution complexes, with hot water showers and ample toilets. Regular ablution services are provided by the staff.

Braai facilities are available on every camping platform and fire lighting is a must when you are in such a picturesque setting. If you want a “lukewarm” restaurant, head to Bati’s Pub where you can order drinks, play pool or watch rugby on TV. There is also a small shop at the reception where basics such as wood and ice can be purchased.

If you want to take a short road trip, head to Swellendam, an interesting city with attractive Dutch architecture, restaurants, art galleries, and more. The historic village of Suurbraak is also nearby and is well worth a visit.

We had the luxury of staying in one of the self catering cottages which was great. We even woke up on the second morning to find a wonderful breakfast delivered to our outside table in an attractive box filled with eggs, bacon, sausages, tomatoes, yogurt, cereal, honey, fruit juice and fresh milk. What a way to start the day!

We will definitely come back to Kam’ Bati as it is an oasis located in the most amazing surroundings.

Campsites: 66 grass camping sites
Ablution: 3 blocks
Electricity: yes
Water: Yes
Bray: Yes

For more information such as accommodation booking options, rates and general resort inquiries, simply fill out the inquiry form below and they will contact you in person.

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