About the camp

Each of our permanent, waterside safari tents has its own wooden deck with views of the lake and the Outeniqua Mountains, an en suite, wood-paneled bathroom with Jacuzzi baths and over-bath showers.

What to do?

This is mountain biking country – and it’s also a great destination for birding, walking and hiking, horse riding, motor bike touring, canoeing, scenic drives ... and just relaxing.

Attractions in the Garden Route include MTB trails; the Pezula, Simola, Fancourt, Oubaai, George, Mossel Bay, and Pinnacle Point championship golf courses; Blue Flag Beaches – and much, much more.

Please see our Things to do page

Where’s the camp?

7 Passes Tented Camp is situated near Wilderness, at Woodville (with its famous big tree) - between the Touw and Diep River Passes on the Seven Passes Road.

This famous and scenic route was once the only road between the city of George in the West and the holiday town of Knysna in the East – but now it’s a peaceful, quiet country lane that just begs to be explored.

Please see our Find us page.


Each of our permanent, waterside safari tents has a small fridge,kettle, micro wave & utensils.

The African style Boma / Restaurant has been built and is operational.

Please see our Accommodation page

The six luxury tents at 7 Passes Tented Camp opened in March 2013, and we’re currently building a traditional African boma - with kitchen, dining, and braai areas – for communal eating.

Click here to view availability and book on line.


Mandalay Farm is protected by a 24-hour security service.

And some folklore...

What’s so special about the ‘7’ in the name ‘7 Passes Tented Camp?’

Well, according to Wikipedia, “The number 7 (七, Pinyin: qī) symbolizes ‘togetherness.’ It is a lucky number for relationships. It is also recognised as the luckiest number in the West, and is one of the rare numbers that is great in both Chinese and many Western cultures. It is a lucky number in Chinese culture, because it sounds alike to the Chinese character (起, Pinyin: qǐ) meaning arise.” (Source)

So there you have it...