Charlesford River Camp Site a hidden gem

Charlesford River Camp Site is situated 15km from Knysna, in a secluded tranquil tree rich environment on the Knysna river banks with amazing birdlife. The campsite provides grass stands that are ideal for off-road camp trailers and tents for camping.

Charlesford farm is a working dairy and piggery. We have a butchery on the farm where we sell our famous beef and pork products, and a rustic farm café serving breakfast, lunch, tea & coffee and most days, fresh cakes and biscuits.

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(Latitude: -34.00501 | Longitude: 23.00708)

Camping at Charlesford Farm. Video by Olga Schoeman.

Our Rates:

Adults (16+) - R200 per day
Kids 3yrs to 16yrs - R100 per day
Kids under 3 stay free

50% Deposit is payable to confirm booking.
Balance due on arrival.

All prices include V.A.T.

Arrival time: 11 am
Departure time: 10 am

To book:

Email us at
Call us on +27 (0)81 478 3142

Surrounding attractions:

  • Close to Buffalo bay and Brenton beaches
  • 25km on Seven passes road to Garden route Trail Park with bicycle trails in the forest
  • Neighbouring Simola golf estate for the golf enthusiasts
  • Historical Gold mine at Millwood / drupkelders
  • Knysna Waterfront with restaurants and quaint little shops


  • Bird watching
  • Canoes available for paddling on the river
  • Fishing
  • Various bicycle trails in the area
  • Charlesford farm hiking trial


  • Braai facilities
  • Communal Kitchen with scullery area and gas stove
  • Clean ablution facilities with hot & cold water
  • No electricity available
  • Solar lights for the outside areas & bathrooms
  • Water points close to stands

Accommodation type:

  • Tents
  • Off road trailers

We regret no pets

To book:

Email us at or call us on +27 (0)81 478 3142

Rules & regulations

  • Please check in at the butchery on arrival.
  • Fires to be restricted to braai spots or loose standing braai’s
  • Please do not feed any wildlife on the farm and keep foodstuff closed when you go out on an activity.
  • No refunds due to bad weather conditions.
  • Visitors allowed
  • No loud music – please respect your fellow campers

Please note: Charlesford Farm is not responsible for any loss or damage to property or injury to any person for whatever reason. You enter at your own risk.