Do you want to wake up by a waterfall, without having to forego your morning coffee?

As life becomes more chaotic, escaping into nature – without having to rough it and forego creature comforts has become so appealing. Say hello to glamping!

Glamping (glam camping) offers a fantastic way for families to experience indoor luxury and the great outdoors, exploring remote locations, choosing from active adventure options (spectacular views, rockpools, etc) and enjoying the best of nature together. Glamping offers a fantastic camping alternative without the hassle of having to pack and carry all your camping equipment, transporting a caravan or worrying about bugs and shared ablutions – transforming camping into a luxury experience.

Once travel starts again, it seems reasonable to consider a glamping holiday. The concept of road trips will become more common post-Covoid-19 era, discovering the country with total autonomy and flexibility may be a growing option after the restrictions are lifted. Travel privacy will also be much more important from now on. The fear of proximity between people and the need to avoid crowded spaces will play an important role. Nature tourism and more specifically glamping allow for social distancing, discovery and contact with nature, which in recent weeks many travellers have been unable to benefit from.

Glamping refers to permanent or semi-permanent structures located in distinctly beautiful and desirable locations – think forests, deserts, the seaside and more. Glamping locations offer anything from safari-style tents, platform tents, riverside chalets, cabins in the woods and more – perfect for any season. The level of luxury varies with glamping however comfort tends to be considered highly, along with private locations - seemingly made for social distancing.

South Africa is home to some outstanding and very popular glamping spots throughout the region! One of the better-known glamping projects is AfriCamps – allowing guests to reconnect with nature and each other.  AfriCamps offer fully equipped self-catering glamping tents across South Africa – from the Cape Winelands to Greater Kruger. This glamping holiday offers unique outdoor activities and experiences on the most beautiful working farms, estates and reserves.

The hallmark of AfriCamps is their custom-designed boutique glamping tents which are spacious and fully furnished with excellent kitchens, comfortable bedrooms and large showers. They offer guests the freedom and flexibility of a self-drive holiday, the closeness to nature of a camping trip and luxury of a beautiful self-catering unit. The effort of carrying food is even taken away if guests choose as “cook your own” meal baskets can be arranged.

AfriCamps heats up – If you’re visiting AfriCamps at Ingwe in Plettenberg Bay, AfriCamps at Doolhof in Wellington or AfriCamps at Oakhurst in Wilderness, you are in for a steamy hot, wood-fired treat. Travellers can enjoy a private outdoor wood-fried hot tub next to their glamping tent!

We highly recommend trying one of these three AfriCamps itineraries, each offering a memorable glamping experience that can be enjoyed by all ages:

11 Day Glamping Adventure: Route 62, Garden Route & Cape Winelands.

14 Day Cape Town, Garden Route & Whale Coast

9 Day Glamping Adventure: Kruger & Pongola

We have a range of glamping destinations and different style glamping packages on offer in South Africa. To find your idea glamping experience or for sample itineraries for glamping holidays you are welcome to contact us. We will assist you with finding your ideal glamping experience!

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