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North West Tented Camps Perfect for a Glamping Weekend

Updated Wednesday, 20 March 2024

North West tented camps are perfect escape plans for stress-strapped city dwellers of Pretoria and Johannesburg.

The North West province, like Gauteng, is completely landlocked. It is defined by the Magaliesberg Mountains north east of the province, and its bushveld – predominated by shrubs and low-lying trees.

Also known as the platinum province for its platinum mines, it acts as a natural thoroughfare for travellers en route to Botswana, and competes with Gauteng to claim the Cradle of Humankind as one of its tourist highlights. The others are, of course, the Pilanesberg National Park, Vredefort Dome, and Sun City.

The province is renowned for its game and nature reserves, many of which have tented camps as part of their offering.

We rustled up an exclusive collection of North West tented camps perfect for a glamping weekend

B’sorah Luxury Tented Camp

B’sorah Luxury Tented Camp offers a self catering tent that has comfortable furniture. The tent is furnished with a Queen-size bed and an en-suite bathroom with a bath, shower and his and hers wash basins.

The tent is equipped with an outdoor kitchen on the deck and consists of a two plate stove, fridge / freezer, cutlery, crockery and tea / coffee making facilities.

There is a BBQ / braai area and a heater for the cold winter nights.

Soetvlei Glamping in Rustenburg

Soetvlei Glamping has two tents to choose from. Each tented stand can accommodate two guests and is furnished with a double bed. Each tent has access to a shared bathroom fitted with a shower toilet and basin.

The tent has a patio with a lock-up area overlooking a boma BBQ / braai area. Pots and pans are supplied, as well as cutlery, crockery and braai facilities. There are no fridges or cooking appliances.

Soetvlei Glamping

La Montagne Guest Lodge

You’ll find this lodge in the heart of the Cradle of Humankind, not far from Pretoria, Randburg or Brits. Its main draw card are the views out over the Magaliesberg Mountains and the Harbeespoort Dam, and its luxury safari tents, each with their own deck, en suite bath rooms, spa baths, huge beds and air conditioning.

Highlight: two swimming pools, an open-air restaurant and tea garden, and an on site salon.

La Montagne Tented Camp

Thakadu River Camp, Madikwe Game Reserve

You’re going to love the intimacy and luxury of these 12 tented Afro-Asian-style suites (4 family units) on one of the province’s most famous game reserves.

Each tent has its own en suite bathroom and viewing deck overlooking the Marico River. The use of natural stones, fabrics, fibres and carpets blend beautifully with rustic décor and local artifacts. Prepare to be spoiled.

Highlight: the lapa in a glade of natural riverine forest, the views, malaria-free game viewing in Madikwe Game Reserve.


TangleWood Nature Estate, Boskop Dam, Potchefstroom

The tent sleeps two adults and has an indoor / outdoor shower, kitchenette including coffee machine, lounge, King-size bed with percale bed linen, indoor fireplace, private deck and gas braai.

Highlight: Enjoy angling, kayaking, bird watching and a host of other activities at the Boskop Dam

Tanglewood Nature Estate

Kedu River Lodge in Potchefstroom

Kedu River Lodge is situated on the banks of the Vaal River and offers a relaxing, peaceful and secure environment away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. The lodge provides guests a choice of self-catering units and camping facilities.

The Teepee Tents accommodate two guests and the air-conditioned cabins accommodate up to seven guests. Each of the units has a private bathroom with a shower.

Kedu River Lodge

Have you been to any of these North West tented camps? We’d love to hear about your experiences…