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Best glamping spots in South Africa

South Africa is one of the sunniest, most beautiful countries in the world, so why would you stay inside? Whether it’s beaches that go on for miles or the Big Five; the Rainbow Nation is well stocked when it comes to natural splendour. These luxurious glamping sites allow you to experience the South African outdoors in style.

Bushwa Game Lodge, Limpopo

This family-owned retreat in the Waterberg biosphere offers luxurious accommodation for a unique wilderness experience in South Africa. Each luxury safari tent boasts a four-poster bed, free-standing bath and outdoor stone shower where guests can truly enjoy the breathtaking scenery. The remote treehouse overlooks a waterhole and is ideal for couples looking for a private and romantic retreat. The daily game drives, relaxing spa treatments, lounges, bush walks and swimming pools will make it difficult to leave this Bushveld paradise!

Monzi Safaris Tented Lodge, St. Lucia

This place is very centrally located – just a few kilometres away from the beach and from various nature reserves. Think of luxury camping at its finest – that’s what you’re going to get when you stay here. The interiors of the tents look like hotel rooms; there is a modern private bathroom in each tent as well as a wooden deck for you to relax and chill. All the glampers have access to a shared communal kitchen, an outdoor pool, as well as a large barbeque. If you’re looking for luxury tents with all the modern facilities, this is the place for you!

AfriCamps at Stanford Hills Estate

Set on a boutique wine farm in Stanford, two hours from Cape Town, AfriCamps at Stanford Hills Estate provides a handcrafted roof over your head, and also throws a great culinary experience and some top tipples into the mix. Work your way through award-winning wines, drop by the restaurant for meals fresh from the farm or have a braai (a South African barbecue) outside your tent. For a day trip, head down to Hermanus, one of the best whale-watching spots in the world.

Simbavati River Lodge, Mpumalanga

This family-friendly lodge is situated in the heart of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve in the Greater Kruger National Park. The luxury tented rooms on the banks of the Nhlaralumi River each has a private viewing deck where guests can enjoy the sights and sounds of the bush, an outdoor shower, eco-friendly amenities and airconditioning. Timbavati houses more than 40 mammal species, including the Big Five and a large variety of birds. Experience a Big-Five game drive in the morning and late afternoon on 12 000 hectares of rich wilderness! The game drives, all standard meals and drinks are included.

There you have it! No need to stand in the sun for hours pitching a tent and causing a tiff, you can simply book and show up at one of these glamorous establishments and enjoy a well-deserved holiday! If you’re looking for an exciting career opportunity in South Africa, make sure you click through to our job section.