As far as bush pubs goes, the Bosvarkie must surely be one of the neatest bush pubs that I have ever seen. To say that this pub/campsite is immaculate would be a gross understatement.
The whole place has been hand built by Mac and his family with dead trees found in the area. This gives this pub a really great “feel” without making anything look messy.
The campsite has six de-marked sites on beautifully manicured lawns. There is also two permanent caravans that can be rented for those that are not so keen on doing the “tent thing”. If you decide to use the caravan option, all you have to do is bring yourself and with prior arrangement the guys at the pub will even do all you meals for you.
Apparently they are very well known for their sumptuous steaks, but unfortunately we did not have enough time to try it.
Mac has grown up in the area, so there is not much that he is not aware of happening in this region. Speak to him to find out where the best fishing, picnic and 4×4 spots are.
The Bosvarkie also boasts with a stage, where they have hosted bands such as DJ Ossewa.
If you are in the Calitzdorp area, and have time on your hands, do yourself a favour and take a detour past the Bosvarkie. Not only will you get to see more of our beautiful country, you will also see one of the best kept secrets in bush pubs for many miles around.
View Map to Bosvarkie (from Cape Town)
072 242 3595⁄082 940 6009
+27 (0) 86 – 6185 237
|Nearest Town||Calitzdorp||Max Persons||6, but more can be negotiated|
|Electricity||Yes, two of the sites||Chalets||No, but there are two caravans for hire|