The three private sites – Karee, Sweet Thorn, River Camp – are in a unique setting and spaced well apart. They offer privacy and a chance to really appreciate nature and the beauty of the Karoo landscape and Klein Swartberg mountains. Our new site – Sunset Camp – is a communal site during busy periods, but can also be hired as a private site for large groups. It has two showers, two toilets, a massive braai pit, wash-up area and hot water supplied by a gas geyser.
And for those who want to enjoy an ice-cold beer or a game of pool in a really chilled setting, there's also The Overlander Bush Pub and swimming pool at the camp's reception area.

campsites include:
  • Private ablutions for private sites; shared ablutions for communal site
  • No electricity at sites, but cellphones etc. can be charged at the bar
  • Fireplace with braai grid
  • Wash-up area
  • Hot water donkey boiler (donkey wood provided free of charge); gas geyser in Sunset Camp
  • Large shady trees
  • Braai wood to purchase
  • Private access to river at private sites (see note below)

* note

As at 07 June 2024 the river is very high and the drift crossing to the bar/reception area is not safe to cross. Please contact Joy on WhatsApp (0724482016) for further info and updates on the situation.

Karee private site (camp 1)

Named after the large Karee (Searsia lancea) trees within which the campsite is located, this huge site easily accommodates 12–20 people camping in standard tents.

 It is an idyllic, shady camp for those who appreciate their privacy and being surrounded by nature. Wake up to the calls of the Cape Spurfowl and Hadeda Ibis, enjoy a hearty brunch cooked over the coals, and then take a leisurely stroll along one of the two walking trails on the farm. 

The Overlander bar is within easy walking distance and is a great place to enjoy a sundowner, take a dip in the pool or swap travel tales with other guests and locals. This campsite is very popular with our biker and cyclist groups, but can also accommodate up to two off-road caravans and trailers.

Sweet Thorn private site (camp 2)

This is the largest site and can accommodate groups of 16–20 people. This very spacious camp is perfect for those travelling with offroad trailers/caravans or rooftop tents. It includes two showers and two flush toilets. 

It is named after the Sweet Thorn (Acacia karroo) or Soetdoring trees that surround the site – sitting in the dappled shade or around the fireplace at night is the perfect place to end off the day’s adventures. 

There is also a cosy 'honeymoon spot' for a tent at the far end of the site, for those who want a bit more privacy from their group (or for the guy or girl who snores the loudest!). 

River Camp private site (camp 3)

A cosy setting in a woodland glade, this campsite caters for up to 6 people. A great spot for birders and nature enthusiasts, you will be awoken each morning by the dawn chorus from the area’s birdlife. There's also a good chance of spotting the resident small grey mongooses during the day or the small spotted genet at night – please don't leave food unattended as these cheeky furries have been known to help themselves. 

River Camp does not always live up to its name due to the arid conditions (this is the Karoo, after all), but when the river is flowing,  you will fall asleep to the sound of gently bubbling water. 


Our newest addition at Porcupine, Sunset Camp will be available for 1-night stays or last-minute bookings over season and other peak times, as well as for the more budget-conscious traveller. It can also be hired as a private site for larger groups. 
It features several sites within a large, spacious bush camp surrounded by acacia trees offering shade. There is a massive communal braai area and ablutions with two showers, two toilets, two basins and a wash-up area with hot water provided by gas geyser. 

Sunset Camp has its own adventurous access path to The Overlander Bush Pub.