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About Ymansdam Camping & Self-catering Cottage

Ymansdam is situated near the Tankwa Karoo National Park at the foot of the Roggeveld Mountain, about an hour's drive from Calvinia.

Guests can choose between four campsites that also have ablution facilities. Please note that tents are not provided and guests have to bring their own. At night guests can relax around the camp fire and look up at the starry skies while enjoying the unbelievable fresh air so akin to the Karoo.

Ymansdam also has a fully equipped self-catering Cottage that is ideal for two or three people. The Cottage has an en-suite bathroom, open-plan kitchen and lounge as well as a veranda with a fireplace and a splash pool.

Visit Ymansdam and taste, experience and smell the lovely Karoo.

Please note that various facilities and services are available on the premises. These include purchasing wood, braai areas under trees, meals by arrangement, outside ablution facilities and a warm shower. We also have a farm dam and hiking trails, walking, biking, 4 x 4 trails, bicycle touring and birdwatching are some of the activities to partake is as well as donkey cart rides are available by appointment. We also have farm animals that can be viewed by the children.


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

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Reviews for Ymansdam Camping & Self-catering Cottage

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Craig du Preez
28 September 2017

I think this is a brilliant place. I wish I could have stayed my 2 nights but I was running behind. I will most definitely be back with my 2 and a half year old son when he turns 4. Worth the trip

ian Massey, South Africa
27 August 2016

PRO'S1. Perfect spot to do basic camping in quiet karoo surroundings. 2. No cellphone coverage! CON's1. Water drips on you when sitting on the loo.2. The campsite was swept and cleaned, but there were floaters in the loo.3. Complicated 'donkey' and tap arrangement for anyone to operate who is not technically (plumbing) minded. Some instruction on-site would be good.4. SMS'd ahead to inquire about a braai grid and was told there was one on site. There wasn't, and had to ride back to farmhouse to fetch one.5. Although we used an entire bundle of wood to heat the donkey, the water was barely luke...
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Cor and Martie Oldenburg, South Africa
19 September 2015

nice stay, Beautiful location, new houses, everything present except t.v. favourable price-quality ratio.cor and martie oldenburg 5 Sept 2015

Ymansdam Camping & Self-catering Cottage Map

Ymansdam Camping & Self-catering Cottage is 72.1km from the centre of Calvinia , the nearest airport 258.5km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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