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At Fish Eagle River Camp, nature has provided breathtaking views with an array of birds and wildlife. We provide a rustic bush camp and river venue.

Fish Eagle River Camp is situated on the banks of the Breede River, just 25 minutes drive from the historical town of Swellendam and only 3 hours from the Cape Town CBD.  It’s the perfect place to soak up mother nature and immerse yourself in the great outdoors.

Fish Eagle River Camp

Camp Facilities

Central Ablution Block

Grassed Campsites

Braai Facilities

Electrical Points


River Rock Pool

WiFi Zones

Kiosk (refreshments)

River Deck & Bar

River Braai Lapa

Due to our location we boast a variety of activities within the area for self exploration or you can book one of our in-house activities with our adventure operator Xama Adventures who offers river trails, fishing excursions and guided self-drive safaris.  Our camp is perfect for family groups + reunions, individual campers and group bookings looking for a more remote wilderness style camping facility.  We also host a variety of school grade camps and corporate incentive packages.



Safari Style Dome Tent (bed and bedding)

Cabin Glampers

Ecodens (coming soon)

Our Services

Our campsite is grassed with trees for ample shade.  Each campsite in our main area has access to electrical points, lights + braai facilities.  We have non-electrified sites for 4×4 off-grid campers.  Central wash up stations and clean ablutions with hot water (separate male + female) are available.  We have 10 electrified camp sites, 2 non-electrified campsites, each accommodating 4-6 persons per site.  We have 3 set up dome tents with bed + bedding for those looking for a camping experience but with no gear due to travel restrictions or for first time campers.  We have two cabin glampers (shared ablution block with campsite) with basic utilities. The camp is set within the Renosterveld Project (as one of the last remaining bio-domes of indigenous renosterveld).  This provides a unique natural transition of wildlife between the farmlands.  Wildlife such as porcupine, bontebok, bush buck, steenbok, genet, serval, cape hare and mongoose are just a few of the species seen around camp.  The birdlife is rich and a paradise for avid birders looking to catch the world famous Fish Eagle, Blue Cranes, Kingfishers.  For group pre-bookings we also offer catering options.  Please note that we are not a music festival destination and do not wish to strain our camp for short term over capitalised events.  We are open to private functions, such as film sets, small rustic weddings, family reunions, milestone celebrations and school market.

The camp has a no pets policy as we fall within the Renosterveld Project and situated on a working farm.
No music permitted in camp unless special written permission has been granted and camp hired for private function.  No music after 12pm policy

Camp Layout


GPS Co-Ordinates


Situated on the banks of the Breede River (with access points).  6 grassed, 4 semi-grassed, shady campsites available, each accommodating 4-6 persons. Sites are allocated on the day according to the number of persons and camping equipment to ensure sufficient space for each group. 


A set up dome tent with bed and bedding for a camping experience without the hassle.  Our bush camp can accommodate a group booking of 2-10 persons.


A timber unit with deck for those wanting the camp experience but not under canvas.  T he units have basic utilities and amenities for a self-catered experience.  Shared ablutions and wash up zones.

Things to do (in the area):

  • Visit one of three nature reserves within a 35km radius of the river camp: De Hoop Nature Reserve, Bontebok National Park, or Marloth Park.
  • Cross the pont via Malgas. 
  • Wine Tasting at Sijnn. 
  • Golf at Swellendam Golf Course. 
  • Explore the streets of Swellendam.
  • Witsands.
  • Bush Pub for cocktails & Boathouse for Pizza.
  • Pre-booked river trails with Xama Adventures. 
  • Boat Rentals. 
  • Fishing