Camping is an incredible way to get in touch with the rugged outdoors. But if the thought of “roughing it” is enough to send you running for the nearest luxury hotel, then escaping to nature with all the comforts of home, may have gotten a lot easier.
Glamping has become the go-to for those looking to enjoy the babbling brooks without having to give up the comfort of a cosy bed and fireplace. And this luxury experience may just have you screaming: “I love camping” at the top of your lungs.
Here are five of our favourite glamping spots around the Western Cape.
Wolwehoek Private Nature Reserve
Nestled in the secluded Keisie Valley, the Leopard’s Kloof luxury camp will have you feeling as though you’re an explorer in a time gone by (think Tarzan and Jane). Wake up to gorgeous views of rolling hills and the sweet melody of indigenous birds. This private nature reserve is filled with plenty to do including, hiking, bird watching, and rock climbing, all wonderful options when indulging your inner adventurer. An outdoor shower, pizza oven, wood-fired hot tub and pool are all included when choosing to stay here.
The perfect spot for those looking to enjoy the charm of nature while being environmentally conscious, Teniqua Treetops is a lekker spot for those eager to take their glamping experience to the next level. Spend your evenings cosying up to the indoor fireplace while mesmerising at the endless sea of treetops. It truly is an escape into nature and is as secluded as it gets, with each treehouse generously spread apart to ensure the privacy of guests.
Where: Between Knysna and Sedgefield.
Pat Busch Mountain Reserve is 2000 hectares of unadulterated beauty, offering views of fynbos forests, meandering streams and an array of birdlife. Grab a glass of wine and relax alongside the dam while enjoying the warm rays of sunshine, or take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool before exploring all that this area has to offer. This is definitely the perfect getaway for the whole family!
If you’re looking to spice things up, then may we suggest a luxury yurt? Spend your nights gazing up at the stars while enjoying the incredible sounds of nature in your private Forest View Yurt nestled in its own secret location. Luxury, comfort and killer sunset views all rolled into one thanks to this spacious yurt experience.
Grysbokkloof Private Nature Reserve
There’s something about spending your time in nature that allows all your troubles and anxiety to melt away, and this glamping option is no exception. Lying in the heart of the Montagu countryside and offering incredible views of the rolling hills and mountain range, this private nature reserve is an incredible escape into paradise. Seclusion is the keyword with this glamping spot as it’s completely off the grid, only utilising solar power. With beautiful views and all the comforts of home, guests are treated to a wood-fired hot tub, outdoor braai, complimentary wi-fi and indoor fireplace for those chilly nights.
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