Camping is a recreational activity in which participants take up temporary residence in the outdoors, usually using tents or specifically designed or adapted vehicles for shelter. Camping was at one time only a rough, back-to-nature pastime for hardy open-air lovers, but it later became the standard holiday for vast numbers of ordinary families.
The founder of modern recreational camping was Thomas Hiram Holding, who wrote the first edition of The Camper's Handbook in 1908. His urge to camp derived from his experiences as a boy
All forms of camping, from primitive to motorised, continue to grow in popularity, and South Africa has some of the most beautiful sites suitable for camping.