The Private Bush Camp

The Private Watergat Bush Camp

The Bush Camp of Mimi Moya is an idyllic hidden spot of wilderness, situated on the shores of the Mkhunyane River. The waterholes with their rapids and cascades offer lovely opportunities for swimming. The bush camp can accommodate up to 12 people and is rented out on a private basis.
This is the ideal spot for people who want to camp privately in the bush and get back to basics.

Adults R250pppn | Children 12yrs R150pppn

Minimum fee R1500 per weekend

Included in your stay: firewood, drinking water and park entrance fees.


Watergat Bush Camp has four areas marked out for tents, with more space to add two tents if necessary. The open-air bathroom is the river and its natural pools. There is only a long drop toilet.

The braai area has a braai table and store room for charcoal. We supply two bundles of firewood and 50 liters of drinking water per day. More firewood is sold at R50 per bundle and can be ordered upon arrival.

There is no power supply, no cell phone reception, and no wifi-connection at the bush camp, only a nature connection!


Dear Jc and Ina, What a warm hearty welcome! This is being spoiled in its purest form. A little gem in South-Africa!

Familie Beyer

I just wanted to say a final massive thanks for the weekend. The guys really appreciated it- what an amazing start to a trip in Africa !.

Graham Hansen

Our first accommodation in South Africa and a real winner! The beautiful landscapes of Mimi Moya, the animals, the weather, but especially the spontaneous hospitality and loving kindness of two generations Van Rooyens: Jc, Ina, Hansie and Tania, Thank you so much and until next time here at Mimi Moya!

JP en Rita Dewaele

I really liked it here, it was super fun! Especially the raft building and watching the fire. And of course Ina’s lovely food. I played a lot here and ate lovely Afrikaans food. When I am grownup I will come back for sure!!!

Filip De Caluwe 10yrs

Thanks for everything, We really enjoyed every bit and definitely come back. Good luck with the house and I hope more people enjoy it! ‘This must be one of the best holiday resorts I have ever been to! Not every day you get to go and slide down a waterfall! It was a blast! I loved the horse rides!

Courtney and Gregory Webster

This was a wonderful encounter with South-Africa and an absolute privilege to be welcomed by this warm and loving family Van Rooyen during these days! If there is a peace of paradise on earth, then it is here with JC, Ina, Tania and Hansie! Well done!

Familie Wyckmans

Dear Tania, Hansie, JC and Ina, It was great to stay here some days! The ideal location to find rest after a long tour. I never could have imagined that we would see so many animals! Our boy will never forget his meeting with the giraffe and we will always remember the harmony with nature one still finds here. we hope to come back again one day! Thanks a lot for the warm welcome here. It was lovely to relax here in pure nature!

Pieterjan, Wolf en Hannele De Marez

The visit to Mimi Moya was a bit like coming home. How do one describes the warm welcome by JC and Ina..warm rooibos tea and many stories to be told. Joy is the word that comes closest to what we experienced here... the swimming in beautiful spots, the braai and lovely food, Ina’s knowledge on the fauna and flora...this was a top moment in our tour. We can only recommend it wholeheartedly.

Marie-Rose Mertens, tour guide Joker Belgium

A discovery...another world! Bushes, dry grass, lonely hills... kudu’s, nyala...look up distracted and hop along.... A giraffe stands in front of our window as the sun comes up early morning.... Far away is the European stress... A heavenly water massage in the Witrivier and endless galloping ... A back-to-nature-stay which you truly enjoy and with authentic South-African hospitality that makes you feel at home!

Lieve De Marez