The web site is very user-friendly with a good lay-out of the camp sites and bookings grid available, or phone friendly Office & Shop Manager Frieda at 022 921 3198.
Koningskop is literally on top of the Piekenierskloof pass – as you reach the top from Cape Town’s side, Kardoesie (restaurant) on your RHS, turn left at Elandsfontein sign and follow the farm road (a few km’s) until you see the Koningskop sign on RHS.
This must be one of the loveliest camp sites I have seen in a very long time. In my opinion the best stands to book are 26, 27 & 29 (on top), 24, 25 and 26 are also good – these sites overlook the beautiful dam and swimming pool area. Ideal if you have smaller kids as there is a jungle gym and you can watch them from your campsite. The path leading to the shop is in sight. These sites are 95% shaded by massive oak trees. This is certainly the first camp site where I did not lay boiling in my tent – ever – and that was in February! Find the canoe available for all to use – a nice big one for the family.
The other sites are 100% grassy – lovely lush green grass. If you book those sites take along your gazebo and you will be fine. The ablution facilities are new and clean. The toilet doors are just somehow too close to the toilets resulting in a head bash if you are not careful. The unisex showers are spacious and lovely tiled and clean. The shower’s heat control needs some attention but overall, a good experience.
Do not miss the chance to hike up the mountain to see the Bushman paintings. There are two sites in close proximity. It is a stiff hike and our smaller chaps could not keep up so take along a backpack. Remember lots of sun block, hats and protective clothing as the sun is relentless in this region. The camera is a must! Once you have seen the last Bushman art – return on the same route down (easier). We took the longer winding route – after first getting lost as there was a recent veld fire obscuring the trail — and ended up walking quite a distance! The hike is worth the getting back to camp and jumping into the cold mountain pools.
The shop is also very handy to have around catering from tooth brush to ice cream. There is wood and ice. Bring your own meat to braai. Mobile braai drums on each site are there – just bring your grid.
Mountain bike trails and 4×4 trails – enquire at the office for maps, costs and indemnity forms. Our group got stuck on the mountain resulting in a rescue by the farmer in his massive tractor. What an ordeal. Fortunately no injuries!
If relaxing in the shade is your thing with a beautiful view, hiking to see real bushman paintings, mountain biking, 4×4, canoeing and more, this is the place to be!