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Western Cape Tented Camps perfect for a Glamping Weekend

Updated Friday, 12 April 2024

Western Cape Tented Camps … before you shake your head at the thought of having to slum it in a tent, tented camps are anything but the camping holiday that first comes to mind.

Many have solid furniture, feather duvets, hot running water and electricity. Most have en suite bathrooms and kitchens, and some even have the odd plunge pool.

They’re designed for comfort and a good night’s sleep. In fact, some are not unlike the level of comfort you would expect from a hotel or guest house. Browse our list of Western Cape Tented Camps with are recommended for a glamping stay.

Have a look at these Western Cape Tented Camps perfect for a Glamping Weekend…

AfriCamps at Karoo in De Doorns

Western Cape Tented Camps

Discover these boutique glamping tents, each accommodating up to five guests across two cozy bedrooms. Unwind in the comfort of extra-length Queen-size beds, with each room boasting its private entrance for added privacy.

Embrace luxury with air-conditioning and an indoor fireplace. Outside, indulge in relaxation with a wood-fired hot tub or splash pool. With spacious wooden decks featuring braai facilities and inviting loungers, soak up the stunning views in style

Tula Retreat

We LOVE this retreat located on the water’s edge of of dam that offers luxury tented accommodation in Calitzdorp. It’s perfect for a couple. It’s an open-plan, romantic tent with an extra-length King-size bed and has an en-suite bathroom with gorgeous a #BathWithAView. Guests also have an outdoor shower.

Enjoy the view from the wood-fired hot tub which is located a short walk away. The open-plan living area features tea and coffee-making facilities, a comfortable couch and a fireplace, overlooking the beautiful natural surroundings.

Schoemanskloof Glamping

Western Cape Tented Camps

Experience a unique stay at Schoemanshoek Glamping, ideally nestled in the picturesque Cango Valley. The two tents provide comfortable accommodation, complete with bed linen and bathroom towels for your convenience.

Enjoy the little luxuries, including tea/coffee making facilities and a cozy patio with seating in each tent. Additionally, each unit features a well-equipped kitchenette for a hassle-free self-catering experience.

Africamps Klein Karoo, Oudtshoorn

Western Cape Tented Camps

Experience AfriCamps’ cozy tents with open-plan lounges and fully equipped kitchens. Enjoy winter warmth by the fireplace and sleep comfortably in two bedrooms (sleeps 5 guests).

Modern amenities include air conditioning and private bathrooms. Relax on the wooden deck with tranquil farm views. Perfect addition to our list of Western Cape Tented Camps!

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, Little Karoo

Dwyka Tented Lodge at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

Nestled amidst striking rock formations, Dwyka Tented Lodge at Sanbona offers a secluded retreat in the heart of the Karoo.

Nine luxury tents boast private decks and plunge pools. Indulge in rejuvenating treatments at the Relaxation Retreat, dine under the stars in the boma, and unwind in the communal lounge.

Le Petit Karoo Ranch, Oudtshoorn

Western Cape Tented Camps

A series of bush tents, each facing the Swartberg with its own outdoor jacuzzi, or a luxury stone walled, canvas roofed unit overlooking the Karoo. At Le Petit Karoo Ranch, tranquility meets luxury in our range of accommodations, from bush tents to family rooms.

Each option boasts immediate access to a deck area offering panoramic views and breathtaking sunsets. Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi and unwind in an en-suite bathroom with a Jacuzzi (except in the luxury tent, which features a spacious shower).

Chandelier Game Lodge, Oudtshoorn

Luxury Tented Chalets at Chandelier Game Lodge

This game and ostrich farm offers tented en suite options on wooden decks in the bush, each with its own deck to spot game on its way to the waterhole. Up to two children can share with their parents at these Western Cape tented camps.

Smitten Glamping in Bonnievale

Western Cape Tented Camps

One bedroom furnished with a Queen-size bed. The open plan kitchen offers all required cutlery and crockery to self cater for four guests.

The living area is comfortably furnished and there is a sofa bed suitable for two children. Outside is a wood fired hot tub, built in braai and a garden with mountain views.

World’s Apart Glamping in Bonnievale

A wonderful addition to our list of Western Cape tented camps, the Worlds Apart Campsite offers luxury tented villas and spacious canvas safari tents. There are canoes for guests to use in the river and a swimming pool for to enjoy.

The river is wide and usually slow moving unless in the middle of winter or after heavy rains. Fishing is possible from the sites.

Ontevreden Glamping Tent in Montagu

Western Cape Tented Camps

This tent features two bedrooms, each with its en-suite bathroom. The main bedroom is furnished with a comfortable Queen-size bed, a luxurious bath, and an outdoor shower.

The second bedroom is furnished with two single beds and a bathroom fitted with a shower, toilet and basin.

Glen Eden Farm, Montagu

Glen Eden Farm Glamping Site Protea Pod

This Western Cape Tented Camp site has a charming teepee and a hand-made gypsy wagon with its own private bathroom, kitchen, fire pit and dining area. A unique experience.

Buffalo drift, Gouda

Luxury Tents at Buffalo Drift

Private tents on the banks of the Berg River, Buffalo Drift farm offers seclusion and romance without the usual price tag in these en-suite tents, each with its own stretch of the river.

Africamps at Pat Busch Mountain Reserve, Robertson

Western Cape Tented Camps

Another of the popular Africamps, this one surrounded by mountains, fynbos, dams and streams with easy access to swimming, mountain biking, hiking and fishing. One of our most popular Western Cape tented camps!

… in the CAPE WEST COAST

Thali Thali Game Lodge, Langebaan

Thali Thali Game Lodge, Langebaan

Five luxury tents with en-suite bathrooms, stoep and outdoor braai and basin, double bed, wardrobe, fridge, toaster, microwave, kettle, hair dryer, linen, crockery and cutlery…

West Coast Luxury Tents, Dwarskersbos

Situated halfway between Dwarskersbos and Elands Bay, West Coast Luxury Tents is on a private beachfront farm that has no public access.

The beach is accessible with a 4×4 vehicle for these Western Cape tented camps, and there is a private airstrip for light aircraft. Three luxury tents are set up in the bush behind a sand dune. They are 500 meters from a 40km long unspoilt sandy beach.

Peace Have Wind Farm in Yzerfontein

Peace Haven at Windfarm offers private glamping tent accommodation on the West Coast with views of Table Mountain and Yzerfonteinโ€™s ocean.

Ideally situated between Yzerfontein and Darling, in an iconic location with the first four wind turbines installed in South Africa.

Wigwam Rising Moon in Paternoster

Wigwam Rising Moon is a luxurious tepee-tent offering a unique stay. Snuggle up in a comfortable octagonal bed fitted with electric blankets, a thick duvet and warm water bottle.

There is an en-suite bathroom, seating area, tea / coffee making facilities, a mini bar fridge and free Wi-Fi. Listen to sounds of nature’s nightlife and do stargazing though the skylight window.

… in the CAPE OVERBERG

Pom Gratz Eco Domes in Tesselaarsdal

Pom Gratz EcoDomes are three eco-dome units, set up to ensure big open sky views in an eco-sensitive environment with a minimal footprint. Electricity is supplied by our off-the-grid solar system.

Bracken Hills Private Nature Reserve – Heidelberg

Western Cape Tented Camps

The four stylish tented lodges are situated high up in the Langeberg Mountains bordering the Grootvadersbosch forests.

Swim in the pools in the river gorge; take a guided forest tour to the Canyon, view the herd of Cape Buffalo or have a picnic in the forest. These tented lodges are a popular choice of Western Cape tented camps.

The Gaia Sanctuary in Buffelsjagsrivier

Western Cape Tented Camps

The Gaia Sanctuary is an off-grid organic, working farm for nature lovers and eco-warriors, set along the banks of the Breede River, with breathtaking views of the Langeberg Mountain Range.

Guests can book an A-frame Cabin or a Bell Tent both of which share communal ablution facilities with showers and flushing toilets.

Africamps at Kam’Bati, Swellendam

Western Cape Tented Camps

Five luxury, air-conditioned, two-bedroom tents on this Overberg farm. Each tent has its own kitchen, bathroom, fireplace and veranda area, and a solid wooden floor. It’s a tent, but not a tent.

Africamps at Stanford Hills

Western Cape Tented Camps

Another Africamps opportunity overlooking the dam and the foothills of the Klein River Mountains. You’re five minutes from Hermanus on this wine estate.

Old Mac Daddy, Grabouw

Western Cape Tented Camps

Individually decorated Airstream trailers (with which one instantly falls in-love) aside, take a look at Daddy’s Hideaway and Daddy’s Den โ€“ perfect glam and luxury tent options.

Southern Yurts in Botrivier

Western Cape Tented Camps

Southern Yurts is situated on the Diepklowe Nature Reserve, just 90 minutes from Cape Town.

Forest View Yurt offers a perfect luxury glamping opportunity (good wifi available), a secluded space for two at Forest View Yurt, or a full retreat into nature with your small family, Forest View Yurt will not disappoint!

Platbos Forest Cabins, Gansbaai

Glamping at Forest Camp

Choose from a tented camp with its own kitchen, or Honey Bee Suite with its wooden interior and canvas walls, both lost in the midst of an ancient, indigenous forest.

Leopard Valley Glamping

The Leopard Valley Glamping Tents, Wild Olive & Waboom Protea, are each furnished with a double bed. There is an outdoor kitchenette with a fridge and two-plate stove.

The deck has a table and chairs. Braai facilities are available and there is a private wood-burning hot tub. The tents share a bathroom fitted with a shower, toilet and basin.

AfriCamps at De Pakhuys

Western Cape Tented Camps

Located at the heart of the Rocklands in the northernmost part of the Cederberg Wilderness Area, another fabulous addition to our collection of Western Cape tented camps.

Nestled between striking rock faces and picturesque vineyards in the Agter-Pakhuis Valley, this dog-friendly boutique glamping camp welcomes nature lovers, adventure seekers, avid boulderers, and those simply looking to recharge in nature.

The Well Glamping Tent in Franschhoek

Western Cape Tented Camps

The Well Glamping Tent is open plan and equipped with all the luxuries needed for a weekend away. The tent is furnished with a Queen-size bed and has an en-suite bathroom.

The kitchen is equipped with a stove, microwave, fridge and tea and coffee station. The tent opens onto a private deck with a plunge pool and braai facilities, exclusive for guests to use. Facilities include Wi-Fi, a fan, heater, bathroom amenities.

Dome Glamping in Paarl

Western Cape Tented Camps

Two spacious, modern domes with river views. Each air-conditioned dome is furnished with a comfortable Queen-size bed with luxury linen and an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower and towels.

Outside each of the domes, a private deck awaits, providing a romantic space to enjoy the peaceful ambience. We love this Western Cape tented camp.

AfriCamps at Doolhof Wine Estate

Western Cape Tented Camps

AfriCamps at Doolhof Wine Estate offers boutique camping accommodation in a tranquil valley situated between the historic Bainskloof Pass and the Groenberg Mountain Range.

The camp is set within the award winning Doolhof Wine Estate, a short drive from the picturesque town of Wellington and only 50 minutes from Cape Town.

Which of these Western Cape Tented Camps is your favourite for a Glamping Weekend…