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, they’re not unlike the level of comfort you would expect from a hotel or guest house.
Have a look at these Western Cape Tented Camps perfect for a Glamping Weekend…
… in the KAROO
Glen Eden Farm, Montagu
This Western Cape Tented Camp site has a charming teepee and hand-made gypsy wagon with its own private bathroom, kitchen, fire pit and dining area. A unique experience.
Buffalo drift, Gouda
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 Klein Karoo, Oudtshoorn
The great outdoors without having to rough it, this is a wonderful scenic option with five luxury, en-suite, air-conditioned two-bedroom tents each with its own kitchen, close to the Cango Caves.
Africamps at Pat Busch Mountain Reserve, Robertson
Another of the popular Africamps, this one surrounded by mountains, fynbos, dams and streams with easy access to swimming, mountain biking, hiking and fishing.
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, Little Karoo
Dwyka Tented Lodge is a series of luxury tents in the shadow of rock formations, laid out in the shape of a horseshoe following a dry Karoo ravine. What a landscape!
Chandelier Game Lodge, Oudtshoorn
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.
Le Petit Karoo Ranch, Oudtshoorn
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.
… in the CAPE WEST COAST
!Khwa ttu, Yzerfontein, West Coast
Perfectly situated away into the vegetation, these tents offer luxury outdoor furniture as well as two beautiful linen single beds. The circular semi-roofed boma invites guests to have barbeques at the central campfire…
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 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.
… in the OVERBERG
Bracken Hills Private Nature Reserve – Heidelberg
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 …
Africamps at Kam’Bati, Swellendam
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
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
Individually decorated Airstream trailers (with which one instantly falls in-love) aside, take a look at Daddy’s Hideaway and Daddy’s Den – perfect glam and luxury tent options.
Platbos Forest Cabins, Gansbaai
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.
Oewerzicht Safari Tents, Greyton
Six en-suite tents on the banks of the Sonderend River in a setting designed for relaxing and unwinding. There is a communal kitchen, indoor braai area, dining and lounge area. The wood-fired hot tub is a nice touch.
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