Campervan holidays don’t have to be the same thing every year! Having the freedom to go nearly anywhere in the world opens up a lot of opportunities, and some countries are always overlooked when it comes to finding the best camping spots with beautiful surroundings.
As long as you’ve done your research and have everything you’ll need to survive, you can camp quite comfortably in dozens of different countries, including some of these amazing destinations:
Canada can be a very cold country, but that can really add to its charm if you’re used to taking holidays in warmer countries. Heavy snow doesn’t stop the country from taking care of its roads and cities, and the thinner bunches of trees are a great compromise between bare fields and Europe’s thicker woodland areas.
The fact that Canada directly borders the US can also make it worth visiting – you can start a holiday in one country and finish it on the other. Canada also boasts fantastic wildlife with Moose, Bears, and Beavers all indigenous to the country.
South America is full of open land and fantastic wild landmarks, so you can have plenty of fun just roaming around and taking photos of the landscapes. There are still enough cities to make regular stops, whether you need to refuel and restock or just want to sleep somewhere stationary for a night.
The land isn’t completely flat wildlands, either. The Andes in the west and the beaches in the east can give you two very different types of holiday, and it’s even possible to take a road trip from one end to the other!
South Africa also has a lot of flatlands, but the cities are much more spread out and disconnected from one another. This makes it a great destination for nature-lovers, with packs of roaming wildlife to watch and untamed wilderness to explore.
If you’ve had enough of exploring and don’t feel interested in safari parks or hiking, the cities themselves are all completely unique and offer a huge variety of different experiences, making South Africa an amazing choice for low-cost holidays!
Australia is famous for being a campervan owner’s dream destination – if you want to stay isolated, you can go deep into the wilderness and barely even see another human being, but there’s also nothing stopping you from heading around the huge cities and popular tourist spots. You can drive into the heart of the country and come back out the other side, then go straight into town for a celebratory meal!
New Zealand is a very varied country, but it’s also about as small as the United Kingdom. There’s mountains, valleys, coastlines and glaciers all rolled into a single landmass, so you can experience a huge range of sights and sounds without needing to travel very far.
Wild camping in legal across a lot of the country, so you can park your campervan up almost anywhere and stay there overnight, no matter how rural or secluded your spot is. Of course, if you still prefer to interact with other tourists, there are plenty of dedicated spots near the cities that you can use, too.