Near­est town: Citrus­dal GPS: S32.439717, E18.942517

Go! Camp & Drive - - Weekend | Western Cape -

What is the trail like? It’s mostly a rocky road that leads you up and down the sur­round­ing moun­tains, with a sandy play pit at the bot­tom. Do I need a 4x4? A 4x4 with low range and good ground clear­ance is a must. High­way-ori­en­tated or low-pro­file tyres and run­ning boards are likely to get dam­aged on the rocks. But the trail is suit­able for less ex­pe­ri­enced driv­ers since there are es­cape routes on the most chal­leng­ing ob­sta­cles. Where can we stay? Mar­cuskraal has a green camp­site, six self-cater­ing rooms and two lux­ury chalets with three bed­rooms each. What else can we do? This is a work­ing fam­ily farm and you won’t find things like a bar or restaurant on the prop­erty. Citrus­dal and Clan­william are both only about half an hour’s drive away, though. Also con­sider spend­ing some time in the Ceder­berg while you’re in the area – it’s very close and the unique nat­u­ral beauty is worth the drive. Costs: R250 per ve­hi­cle for the trail and R120 per adult to camp (R80 for chil­dren be­tween two and 11 years; kids younger than two stay for free). Self-cater­ing rooms cost R700 per night for two peo­ple (kids in­cluded). The lux­ury chalets are priced ac­cord­ing to a slid­ing scale – the more peo­ple, the less you pay. Prices start at R1100 per night for two peo­ple (kids in­cluded). Also chat to the own­ers about mid­week dis­counts.

Con­tact: Christi Mou­ton 082 5511 668 082 448 4941 info@mar­cuskraal.co.za

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