The quaint little coastal village of Jongensfontein is what your dream beach holiday looks like – here you happily lose track of time as carefree beach days fill positive and inspiring spontaneity. Create sharable story moments as you relax in nature or enjoy a day of adventure at the Eden 4×4 Adventure Park.  

The quaint little coastal village of Jongensfontein is what your dream beach holiday looks like. Forget about finding a camp spot here over the December holiday if you haven’t booked a year in advance – the award winning caravan park is one of the best kept secrets along the Garden Route. Jokingly, this is where Stilbaai residents (the town to the east) say they come for holiday when it’s silly season in Stilbaai.

Ever since the 1916 subdivision of the farm around the spring – which can still be seen today – this was holiday territory. Back then 31 persons received property rights and since 1920 some servitude holders started to build small mud and reed houses which were sometimes leased to other persons as holiday accommodation. Jongensfontein kept its charm ever since, with few shops and development to ruin its character. Mud houses made way for double story holiday and retirement homes that expanded towards the east, but the heart around the beach remains the same, with children playing in the sand and fish being caught from the rocks.

Here you happily lose track of time as carefree beach days fill positive and inspiring spontaneity with the ocean constantly in your ear and crackle of an evening campfire lighting up the sky. Come trace back the start of Jongensfontein through the Fonteinhuisie Museum next to the campsite, and then discover for yourself why this is such a sought after beach dream. 

The Jongensfontein Nature Reserve offers travellers a scenic hiking experience which allows for good photographic opportunities. The Drie Pikkewyne Restaurant & Bar – with its close proximity to the Jongensfontein Municipal Caravan & Camping Park, offers its visitors delicious meals and ice cold refreshments. Next to the restaurant you will find the Ice Cream Shop which is as legendary as the village itself.

The Eden 4×4 Sand Route is a popular venue for camping and 4×4 enthusiasts and offers about 9km of pure excitement. The route consists of a scenic loop that is not too difficult – depending of the driver’s level of experience. The “Speelgat” will test any 4×4 driver’s skillset and the performance of the vehicle. Please remember to deflate the vehicles tyres to about 1-bar. 

The Alikreukel trail is a showcase of the natural beauty and cultural treasures of the coastal area around Blombos, Jongensfontein and Stilbaai. The trail is a guided four-day slackpacking trail, where hikers only carry the basic items for the day and overnight in very comfortable accommodation. 

The coastal town boasts with a beautiful coastline, which is popular for Whale Watching, Surfing, Kite-Surfing and Rock Angling. Jongensfontein often play host to surfing competitions, which draws many visitors to the town during the winter season. 

The outdoor adventure seeker can explore the gravel roads connecting Jongensfontein with Vermaaklikheid and Witsand – this a one of the least explored gravel roads and offers you an off-the-beaten-track 4×4 experience. 

The addition of the well-maintained Jongensfontein Camping, Caravan and Self-Catering Resort makes Jongensfontein the ideal family friendly camping coastal destination within South Africa. 

Jongensfontein Info

  • Stilbaai Tourism
  • Telephone: +27 (0)28 754 2602


Police: +27 (0)28 754 6100
Ambulance: 10177
Doctor: +27 (0)28 754 2460
Fire & Rescue: +27 (0)28 713 2222

Not to miss

  • Jongensfontein Museum – Fonteinhuisie
  • Rock Angling
  • Drie Pikkewyne Restaurant
  • Surfing
  • Blombos Road drive
  • Hike to Stilbaai
  • Jongensfontein Nature Reserve walking trails
  • Eden Park 4×4 Adventure Park
  • Jongensfontein Camping, Caravan and Self-Catering Resort
  • Whale Watching 
  • Kite-Surfing 
  • Alikreukel Trail