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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
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Double bed
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • see more

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Availability and pricing

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  • Campsites Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering The campsites are basic and guests need to bring their own tents. Ablution facilities with an outdoor hot shower are... see more Features:  Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Fireplace, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Outdoor shower see more Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Fireplace, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Outdoor shower, Safe, River views, Dam views
    from R200 For 2 guests
    • Adults
      • Cottage Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering The self catering farm cottage sleeps two people with an extra bed in the lounge. The bedroom is furnished with a double... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering see more Double beds, En-suite, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Sleeper couch, Single beds, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Dam views
        from R600 For 2 guests
        • Adults

          Reviews for Ymansdam Camping & Self-catering Cottage

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          Amanda Holmes
          08 September 2021

          Thank you so mush very peaceful and you have a beautiful property.

          Caroline Tuckey
          31 August 2021

          it was comfortable and relaxed and we loved the space and looking out over the Tankwa

          Noelien Van Rensburg
          25 August 2021

          Siel-oopknoop lekker. Die afsondering bring rus en vrede.Was dit nader aan die Oos-Kaap, was dit ons gereelde rusplek.

          Nick Bedeker
          08 April 2021

          We really enjoyed our stay. All amenities at the campsite were working. The hosts were very friendly. We enjoyed the peace and quiet, the space and the stars.

          Marcel de Beer
          11 January 2021

          A great Remote Campsite in the heart of Nature.

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          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