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All 7 Luxury AfriCamps Spots You Need to Check Out With the Fam
WATCH: 3 Brand-new campsites and all the boutique luxuries these super shareable boutique glamping experiences
Canoe and horse ride at Tsitsikamma, have a boutique foodie glamp at the foothills of the Klein River Mountains, dip your toes into the Sabie River – mere metres from your camp inside the indigenous riverside forest – or take a trip up to God’s Window.
AfriCamps does family holidays, tours and weekends away a little differently. Boutique glamping campsites, limited to a handful (because you want it to be special) 55sqm custom-made tents, each complete with full kitchen, wooden deck, XL comfy beds, aircon and fireplace, as well as cool extras like hot tubs and even whale-watching by air at selected camps, set on privately owned unspoilt farmland and estates around the country.
It’s about taking the hassle and stress out of camping. No endless packing and unpacking, no crowded campsites, no need for your own equipment, no more shared ablutions. Instead, you and the family or friends get the chance to explore the Cape and SA’s diverse landscapes, people, food and adventures at your own pace and leisure, knowing you have a private shower and comfy bed to come back to tonight thanks to AfriCamps’ unique boutique camping experiences.
See for yourself.
AFRICAMPS IN THE CRAGS
Elevated luxury tents overlooking the rolling green hills and valleys of the Tsitsikamma Mountain Range. The best of both: Lush forest on one side, fynbos on the other. Incredible views and, of course, the ocean and the coastal town of Plettenberg Bay are just around the corner. This is AfriCamps at Ingwe in The Crags on the Garden Route.
Super special: WiFi, fireplace, electric blankets, aircon, swimming pools, sports field and private wood-fired outdoor hot tubs (at an additional R300 per night).
Adventures nearby: Canoe up the Keurbooms to nearby wine estates, go hiking and biking, explore Monkeyland with the kids, see the 3 500 residents at Birds of Eden, see the predators at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary or get a new perspective at Hogs Hollow Horse Trails.
Ingwe | The Crags | Plettenberg Bay | +27 (0)63 170 4222 | firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW CAMP: WILDERNESS AND EXCLUSIVE GARDEN ROUTE TOURS
The latest AfriCamps location at Oakhurst in Wilderness has launched. It features eight tents on one of the last working Garden Route farms in the Outeniqua Mountains. Expect fishing, hiking, biking, a working dairy farm on the property to visit with the kids and the Garden Route’s famous unspoilt beaches, lagoons and viewpoints as well as hang-gliding and paragliding for the adventurous.
What’s more, the launch of Africamps at Oakhurst means that you can now explore the Garden Route, staying exclusively at AfriCamps as you travel from Swellendam to Oudtshoorn to Wilderness and then Plettenberg Bay.
Oakhurst Farm | Hoekwil Road | Wilderness | +27 (0)63 170 4222 | email@example.com
OVERBERG FOODIE GLAMP
Just 15 minutes outside of Hermanus on the Stanford Hills Estate at the foot of the Klein River Mountains are five luxury tents overlooking the estate dams. The famous slow food destination, The Tasting Room restaurant, is just one of the must-visit eateries, galleries, microbreweries and wine experiences to explore nearby.
Super special: Fireplace, aircon, kids play area, babysitting services, horse riding and whale-watching by airplane.
Adventures nearby: Shark cage diving, mountain bike trails, boat cruises, golf courses and a pirate-themed miniature golf adventure at Benguela Cove.
Weltevreden Farm | Stanford Hills Estate | Stanford | +27 (0)63 170 4222 | firstname.lastname@example.org
THE KLEIN KAROO EXPERIENCE
Twelve boutique tents encircling a large dam on one of the country’s biggest working ostrich farms that’s also home to a range of indigenous wildlife roaming freely against the backdrop of the Swartberg Mountains. AfriCamps Klein Karoo is situated just 10 minutes outside of Oudtshoorn, an ideal midway stop on a Cape Town to PE trip along the Garden Route.
Super special: Beautiful Karoo views from the wooden deck, ostrich farm tours, Karoo drives and a Meerkat safari experience.
Adventures nearby: Explore the quaint Karoo town of Oudtshoorn and its many seasonal festivals, drive the Swartberg Mountain Pass or brave the Devil’s Chimney at the Cango Caves.
Buffelsdrift Farm | Cango Caves Road | Oudtshoorn | +27 (0)63 170 4222 | email@example.com
BREEDE RIVER ADVENTURE
Set inside the lush riverbed forests where the Breede and Sonderend rivers meet on a working farm just outside of Swellendam, AfriCamps at Kam’Bati is made for adventure.
Super special: Canoeing, mountain biking, fishing, swimming, river rafting and tube riding are all available right here on the resort.
Adventures nearby: Explore the town of Swellendam, it’s many museums and take the kids to the famous faerie sanctuary. Visit the nearby Bontebok National Park and Grootvadersbosch or take the 45-minute drive down to Witsand, the largest Southern Right whale nursery in SA.
Kam’Bati River Resort | Swellendam | +27 (0)63 170 4222 | firstname.lastname@example.org
ROUTE 62 MOUNTAIN FYNBOS ESCAPE
Set among the Cape fynbos, mountain river streams and a wildlife-rich 2 000-hectare mountain nature reserve just outside the Robertson Wine Valley, AfriCamps Pat Busch is an ideal getaway for nature lovers looking to unwind and explore.
Super special: WiFi, wood-burning fireplace, pristine swimming pool, walking trails, bass fishing and bird watching.
Adventures nearby: Explore the Robertson Valley, Langeberg Mountains and Montagu Pass – look out for excellent food and Cay’s Chilli at The Rambling Rose on Long Street. There’s also the Montagu mountain tractor experience that ends in a delicious potjiekos picnic. And don’t forget the multitude of heated pools and spas nearby.
Bergendal Farm | Klaasvoogds West | Robertson | +27 (0)63 170 4222 | email@example.com
NEW: UP-COUNTRY SABIE RIVER SANCTUARY
The first AfriCamps outside of the Cape features 10 boutique river-facing tents surrounded by lush forest. AfriCamps at Mackers in Hazyview, Mpumalanga, gives you easy access to SA’s famous Panorama Route and the Kruger National Park.
Super special: Private braai, swimming pool, waterfall hikes and wild rapids.
Adventures nearby: Spot the big five at SA’s most famous wildlife reserve, tour famous sites such as God’s Window, 3 Rondawels and the must-see geological attraction, Bourke’s Luck Potholes.
Mackers | Sabie Road | Hazyview | +27 (0)63 170 4222 | firstname.lastname@example.org
AFRICAMPS BOUTIQUE CAMPS
Each campsite features a handful of custom-made 55sqm AfriCamps five-man tents with a fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom, spacious living area, fireplace, two comfortable private bedrooms furnished with queen-sized beds and one with an extra bunk bed (all beds are XL 2m length) and an outdoor deck and braai. Unique features like WiFi, hot tubs and swimming pools vary at each site.
The Bill: Starting from R545pp (low season) to R1045pp (peak season) shared. Sleeps up to 5 people (R200 per additional adult). Children under 2 stay free, while those 3–16 yrs are R100 each. Food and beverages, activities and tours are not included in the price, but breakfast and braai packs can be arranged (at an additional cost).
NOTE: Low Season: 1 May to 30 September | High Season: 1 October to 15 December and 11 January to 30 April as well as public holidays | Peak Season: 16 December to 10 January
Idyllic farm-style getaway, boutique wedding or big group stay with some unique experiences? Have a look at Rotterdam Guest Farm in Swellendam.
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