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Camping Must Haves

Camping Must Haves

Camping is a very popular way to travel the country and visit new places. Campers range from the hard core to glampers and everything in between.

The most important thing about camping is to be prepared and yet travel as lightly as possible. We look at some camping must haves as well as some of the best camping spots in and around South Africa.

Camping must haves for this Summer:

Outdoor Rugs
Creative Living has a spectacular range of outdoor rugs that will turn your camping area into a glamping area. These outdoor rugs come in variety of colours, patterns and sizes. The rugs are soft and durable with heat treated edges to prevent fraying, they are also UV treated to prevent them from fading in the sun.

These outdoor rugs are reversable, easy to clean and can be neatly and compactly folded and placed into the matching carrybag for easy packing.

Outdoor Rugs

Outdoor Lighting
Solar lighting is a must have for this summer! Charge them during the day when you are out and about and enjoy the ambiance in the evenings. Creative Living has a wide range of Solar Lights available the top four for camping include the Solar Light Tablecube and the Solar Light Dragonfly which both come with 3 dimmable settings. The Rechargeable Solar LED Lantern which is available in red. Solar Light Padlight is a great camping light because it also comes with a USB charging port for your phone, camera or music device. The Solar Light Padlight also has 3 dimmable settings.

For the glampers out there the LED Ice Bucket is a must have. Unlike the lighting options listed above this light is a glowing Ice Bucket with 4 illumination settings and 16 different colour options all controlled with a nifty remote control. Charge the LED Ice Bucket with a USB cable and you will have an illuminated center piece for 8 – 15 hours. This product is waterproof and weatherproof and it can float! So, when you are not glamping you can use it in your pool to chill your wine while you entertain.

Hammocks and Hanging Chairs
Hammocks and Hanging Chairs can add an additional bit of elegance to your camping experience. And they are also great for those lazy days, to take a nap or read a book.

Lightweight and portable these colourful woven cotton hammocks are available in single with a capacity of 120kg or double with a capacity of 250kg. They are easy to put up and take down and come in a carry bog for convenient storage.

The Hanging Chair Hammocks are made from a polyester and cotton fabric and are made to withstand 100kg capacity. Have a look at the variety on offer.


Now that you have your camping must haves you only need to decide where you will go camping this summer.

We did a little digging to find the Top Five Camping Spots in South Africa as well as the Top 5 Best Pet-Friendly Camping Spots in South Africa. We also found the 5 Top Glamping Spots in Southern Africa and The 10 Most Beautiful Spots to Camp in South Africa

If you are looking for more information on where to camp within South Africa, Namibia, Botswana then you need to have a look at SA Campsites where you will find some of the places that are listed above as well as many, many more. 

Happy Camping!

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