Umshanti, which means Place of Peace’, sums up this enchanted spot perfectly. Situated on the edge of the Buffelsjag Dam, Umshanti offers boat cruises, canoeing, swimming and waterskiing. There are hiking and cycling trails up to mountain pools in the Langeberg Mountains. There are only three campsites, so booking is essential. Kosie van Zyl, the owner, has been flying microlights for years; you can book flights – but booking is also essential. Kosie is also a master carpenter; I just loved the curved wooden chalet with its veranda overlooking the dam. The newest addition is a wooden chalet called the Gypsy chalet.
072 601 0797 Vicky
082 444 4551 Kosie
028 512 3787 Office:
UMSHANTI, BUFFELSJAGS DAM, 12 KM FROM SWELLENDAM Photo Gallery