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 with opportunities for photography as a possibility. 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 a 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 addition of the well-maintained Jongensfontein Municipal Caravan & Camping Park makes Jongensfontein the ideal family friendly camping coastal destination within South Africa.
- Stilbaai Tourism
- Telephone: +27 (0)28 754 2602
Police: +27 (0)28 722 1910
Doctor: +27 (0)28 722 2034
Not to miss
- Jongensfontein Museum – Fonteinhuisie
- Meal and drinks at Drie Pikkewyne
- Blombos Road drive
- Hike to Stilbaai
- The Blue Flag beach!
- Eden Park 4×4 Adventure Park
- Jongensfontein Municipal Camping Site