Happy Acres


Happy Acres – consistently the best holiday camp since 1945

Happy Acres is situated 56km west of Johannesburg in picturesque Magaliesberg. The children’s Holiday Camp is run by Jigs and Sally Rinsma, with a staff of counsellors who are “old” campers, selected and trained in leadership. Upon arrival at camp, children are divided into smaller age groups of approximately 10-12 children. A camp counsellor is allocated to each group and stays with his/her group throughout the week. Counsellors provide stimulating activities for different age groups and ensure that campers of all ages are well cared for and entertained. Some activities involve the entire camp group and other sessions are group specific, catering for various age groups and ability levels. An exciting new programme with activities to suit all is designed for each camp. The wide variety of activities include arts, crafts, walks, games, sports, hobbies, swimming, cook-outs, crab catching, playing with the guinea pigs or rabbits, etc. All the activities at Happy Acres are supervised and conducted with children’s safety in mind.


Campers will travel to Happy Acres by bus from Johannesburg, accompanied by Jigs and the Camp Counsellors. Details of transport and a clothing list will be sent to you when they receive your booking. They will be glad to give you any further information you may require.


Dormitories, hot and cold showers, water-borne sewerage, electric lights, dining room, open-air theatre, swimming pool, sports fields, monkey bridge, extensive river frontage and lots of animals to love and hold.

Camp Fees:

Full Camp Fees: R860

Tuck-Shop: R65

Transport from JHB Zoo: R110

Happy Acres T-Shirt (Optional): R90

Happy Acres Cap (Optional): R60

CD Photo Album (Optional): R35

Dates for Camps:

Spring Holiday Camp: Saturday, 22nd to Saturday, 29th of September 2007
Summer Camp 1: Saturday, 1st to Saturday, 8th of December 2007

Summer Camp 2: Saturday, 8th to Saturday, 18th of December 2007

Summer Camp 3: Saturday, 15th to Friday, 21st of December 2007

How to Book:

Return the booking form together with a R50 deposit to:

Happy Acres, PO Box 65, Magaliesburg, 2805

Fax: +27 14 577 1363


Bank details: Standard Bank Krugersdorp, Account No: 021340684, Branch Code: 01-58-41-41

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