Introduction: This stunning camp is a little piece of heaven on earth, boasting prime views of the Garden Route and provides a safe and fun-packed place to relax or let our facilitators keep energetic youngsters active and fully occupied with fun holiday programs. This is a beautiful seascape property overlooking Victoria Bay and the southern oceans. In a sense one gets the best of both worlds, being close to many tourist attractions and with panoramic views of the Outeniqua Mountains stretching to east and west while the sea washes the beaches below. is an ideal place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life in the city. You will find peace and laughter here, and good company as you are served with love and care.
Country: South Africa
Province: Western Cape
Sub region: Garden Route
Local Area / nearest centre: George / Victoria Bay, about 10 kilometres from
George on the Victoria Bay Road
Travel Time from main centre: 20 Minutes from George
Group / event types: Family Holiday camps, Schools, Churches, Youth camps
NB! GROUP SIZE CAPACITY: Total No. of Beds: 116
Accommodation Types: Comfortable rooms, beautiful gardens,
spectacular views. Each room has a washbasin and a kettle with an daily complimentary supply of Tea and Coffee. Radios, kettles, TV and telephones are not provided in the rooms. Rooms have electric plug sockets of 5 or 15 amps.
Budget rooms: Garden rooms share with shared communal ablution outside & nearby. Each room has a basin inside the room
Shower en suite: Rooms in the garden with a shower, basin and toilet.
House rooms: Rooms in the old farm house which is part of the main building. 4 rooms share 2 bathrooms.
Sea view rooms: Full en suite bathrooms (shower is above the bath) and wooden deck balconies open
to a magnificent view of the bay.
2 bedroom units: Each unit has 2 rooms & a full bathroom en suite. (shower is above the bath). Both rooms plus bathroom open off entrance passage. The front room is larger & has a deck outside to enjoy the view.Large Self-catering Cottage for larger families, or for those who prefer their independence, which overlooks both Victoria and Ballots Bay. Self-catering guests can also book for meals in the dining room and have access to all the facilities.
Catering: Guests join around tables of eight in our dining room for tasty country-style meals, while enjoying our famous bird’s-eye view of the Southern Cape coast. Each day has its own menu. Breakfasts include porridge of the day and a selection of cereals, plus fresh melon or stewed fruit & yoghurt, a different cooked breakfast each day, scone or muffin, tea and filter coffee. Lunches if requested are lighter and include homemade soup and a light meal eg quiche and salad, home baked bread and tea and filter coffee. Dinner includes homemade soup and bread, main course of meat, or chicken and vegetables, a mixed salad and dessert, tea and filter coffee. For a full block booking, it is possible to change the menu slightly.
Facilities: In addition to the wonder of nature, magnificent and extended gardens, we have a lovely swimming pool, a tennis court and croquet courts all on the property. Victoria Bay and the vast pristine beaches of the Wilderness are just around the corner. An adjacent private reserve area provides walks and biking trails through beautiful fynbos with scenic ocean views. We offer table tennis and pool as well.
Chapel: Our Chapel is one of the most loved structures, To enter its doors is to discover a special sense of God’s presence. The beautiful design, and exquisite workmanship, combined with its unique situation and views over Victoria Bay and the Wilderness Coastline, make it the most photographed and visited spot on Carmel’s extensive property.
Cinema style only, Standard amount of chairs is about 80 – 85, Seating can be increased to about 100 – 110 which makes the main chapel very full as well as a number of chairs in the foyer.
The Barn: We have various games such as table tennis, darts and pool set up in our barn – please enquire at reception for pool table tennis.
Conference Centre: Break away for a day or more for a meeting with refreshments. This
includes venue hire, DVD Player, Projector, Flip Chart, Pens, Notepads, Water and Sweets.
Cinema style: about 40 chairs comfortably
Table conference: U-shape configuration – about 24 (3 per table which is quite tight, more comfortable at 2 per table which means 20 people)
Cinema style: about 90 chairs comfortably, with space for tea and “lounge areas”
Cinema style: about 110 – 120 chairs if remove some lounge furniture and have very little “moving space”
supplied with electricity. Our campers also have full access to all of Carmel’s facilities, and may also book in for scrumptious meals in the main dining room. Ablution, kitchen, scullery and laundry facilities are also available.
Environment: Hilltop coastal
Weather & Dress: The temperate climate assures you of more than one kind of weather! Summer temperatures range from 17 to 30 degrees C. As the lowest rainfall is from June to August Carmel enjoys brilliant sunny and dry winters in comparison with the rest of the Western Cape area and midday temperatures are regularly in the 20’s.
Dress is casual. Bring comfortable clothes for sunny days, with jackets or jerseys for cooler nights. It is also suggested that you bring your Bible, a torch, umbrella or raincoat, and walking shoes.