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Camping destinations in Durban

There is just something about being out in nature while camping that is so restorative to the soul! Perhaps it’s the peacefulness and stillness of being out of the city, the sounds of the surrounding bush or the seaside or the fresh air. Durban and KwaZulu-Natal is host to a number of gorgeous camping spots to be discovered – some merely a 30-minute drive out of the city! If you’re looking to travel with a group, CK Travel and Tours offer premium church transport in Durban.

Some of KwaZulu-Natal and Durban’s top camping spots for friends, families, work colleagues or church groups include:

  • Mac Nichols Caravan Park – Bazley Beach, KZN South Coast

Located just over an hour outside of Durban, this four-star campsite is a staple on the KZN South Coast and long-standing family favourite. Literally 90-metres from a long stretch of beautiful, golden sand beach with a calm lagoon and plenty of children’s entertainment, Mac Nicol’s is an unrivalled family camping spot found in this region of the province. The camping grounds offer 8 private ablution blocks, large, shaded campsites, electricity, two swimming pools (heated in the winter months) and small grocery store which also serves takeaway.

  • River Valley Nature Reserve – Margate, KZN South Coast

Set on the banks of the iVungu River on a privately owned nature reserve, this is a truly peaceful slice of paradise. The shady campsites offer plug points and private braai areas, while ablutions with hot water and a scullery area with a small kitchen is also available. There is a beautiful walking trail through the reserve and over 150 species of bird in the riverine, wetland, grassland and coastal forest ecosystems that surround the reserve.

  • Mountain Splendour Eco-Resort, KZN Drakensberg

This stunning campsite is nestled in the heart of the Champagne Valley just outside Winterton and is surrounded by a forest of trees, manicured lawns and breathtaking views of the Drakensberg Mountains. Mountain Splendour offers levelled, electrified camping sites as well as pre-erected safari tents with fully kitted bathrooms and even assistance when setting up your site!

  • Dolphin Holiday Resort, Ballito, KZN North Coast

A short 50km drive outside of Durban will bring you to this North Coast gem along the KZN coastline. Also within walking distance of the pristine beaches of Ballito, happy campers are often lucky enough to spot dolphins in the waves from the comfort of their beach loungers. Surrounded by lush sub-tropical forest, the campsite is peaceful and well established with a number of well-shaded campsites, electricity points with TV connections at certain sites, swimming pool, grocery store, restaurant, laundry room and children’s playground.

Looking for reliable church transport in Durban? CK Travel and Tour offer an expert service in church transport services throughout KZN! Get in touch us on: or 031 506 1090 to book your getaway today!

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