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About Bare Necessities

PLEASE NOTE:1. Bare Necessities is a naturist only venue as from the first of March 2016. Naturist equates to nudist. Our philosophy is naturism and our lifestyle is nudist. We are members of Western Cape Naturist Association (Wcna) and S.A Naturist association (SANNA) which is affiliated to the International Naturist Association (INF)?2. Camping is R150 per person per night. Bare Necessities is situated on a small dairy farm where we make our own cheese and cater by prior arrangement. We offer two rooms and a small campsite. There are horses on the farm or you can bring your own. Guests are welcome to bring their pets, but initially we will have to introduce them to our dogs.So, yes, we are definitely pet friendly. There is a small swimming pool to keep things cool for those hot summer days. There is a woodfired sauna to be followed by a dip in the pool. Especially healthy in winter !The little village of Suurbraak lies in a fold of the Langeberg Mountains by the incredible Tradouw Pass which features beautiful natural pools. Bare Necessities is 13 km from Suurbraak and 3 km off the N2 on a dirt road, Note that the last 3 kms can be a bit rough if there has been much rain. Nothing that a small car can't handle carefully.The heart of the village of Suurbraak has been preserved, and the buildings that rest on the village square and the two church buildings have been restored. Suurbraak lies in a little piece of heaven, away from commercial centres. People still cook on wood-burning stoves, and use donkey-drawn ploughs and horses to get around. Here you will find real old-style living, untouched by development. Hiking, biking and visiting historical buildings are the main attractions of the town.Swellendam has good shopping and being the third oldest town in S.A. It has a good museum.Other points of interest are the pont at Malgas over the Breede river.Whale watching at Witsand.Bontebok National Park is just down the road.Wine tasting for a day trip in the Bonnievale Ashton area.Little Karoo just over the Tradouws pass.

Spa: There is a woodfired sauna but unfortunately no snow ! After the sauna people jump into the pool.

Family friendly: A tame horse, a swing, a jungle Jim. Farm animals; cows that they can milk and pigs that may be fed under supervision. There is the pool and a soap-box cart for use under the parents' supervision.

Romantic: Recommended for naturist/ nudist/ clothes free people. Many clients still miss this fact ! ! ! Not necessarily romantic but it is the only category I can use to stress this fact.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 2 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 20 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Pets are welcome and so are children but guests are responsible for the pets and the children.

Bare Necessities Rooms

Reviews for Bare Necessities

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Jerold Reeder
25 May 2019

We enjoyed in conversation with the hosts. Stories and advice galore. We felt more like honored guests than just renters. We stayed in Dam Room which was spacious and comfortable. Rustic farm setting, so don't expect luxury - just comfort. Stoep with fire made for wonderful evenings. Dogs are extremely friendly. Breakfast was good and varied, but note that it is additional cost and must be requested in advance so they can get supplies. We might wish they had wifi, but at least you can get good cell reception.

Travis & Lynsey Milewski
15 April 2019

What an awesome place, and great hosts.

andre Brits
29 March 2019

Swem..braai..koeimelk..houtkap..veldverken....... Lekke sjona.......Alles Kaal

Willie Pieterse
18 February 2019

I will refer any naturist to visit this place it I and absolute lovely experience you will not regret

Errol Beaumont
25 December 2018

A most enjoying and relaxing atmosphere. Super 'cool' company / hosts and a DEFINITE return. Thanking you both kindly. Errol & Suzan

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Bare Necessities is 8.6km from the centre of Suurbraak , the nearest airport 188.5km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling