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If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind experience that combines the thrill of camping with the comfort of a hotel then you should definitely keep reading.

Step away from frenzied city life and immerse yourself in the peacefulness of nature without sacrificing comfort.

The Western Cape has a wide range of glamping options to suit your needs. From luxury treehouses nestled in the treetops to cosy yurts with stunning views of the mountains, you’re sure to find the perfect glamping spot to make unforgettable memories.

Canvas Collective Africa 

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Canvas Collective Africa offers a unique travel concept that merges exceptional cuisine with ultimate comfort in wild, untouched areas selected for their natural beauty.

Their luxury tents are exclusively crafted with high-quality canvas materials to provide the perfect upmarket retreat for discerning adventurers. Inside the canvas walls, a luxurious sanctuary awaits, complete with top-of-the-line amenities.

Activities at Canvas Collective include fishing at the dam, paddleboarding and a guided walking trail. You can also explore the biking trails, though you will need to take your own bikes.

Dwyka Tented Lodge

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Nestled within a horseshoe bend of a dry Karoo ravine, embraced by striking rock formations and a beautifully weathered landscape, lies the opulent Dwyka Tented Lodge.

The accommodation is both luxurious and private, with nine spacious tents, each with an en-suite bathroom and a private deck featuring a heated plunge pool that epitomises the romance of a pioneering wilderness adventure.

The activities at Dwyka Tented Lodge include a classic safari experience with a 4×4 game drive in search of wildlife as well as exquisite spa treatments.

The lodge also boasts a boma for unforgettable dining experiences under the stars.

  • Website: sanbona.com/accommodation/dwyka-tented-lodge

Gondwana Pioneer Trail

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Explore the Big 5 and breathtaking Fynbos on Gondwana’s Pioneer Trail. The ultimate slack-packing adventure where your luggage is moved daily between three luxurious tented camps, allowing you to explore the landscape with just a light day pack.

Each exclusive camp consists of four exquisitely appointed bedroom tents, accommodating a maximum of eight guests with ensuite bathrooms. Guests can enjoy the beautifully furnished bar, lounge, and dining tents, as well as the cosy fireside boma areas.

The fully inclusive package includes luxury accommodation, a 2-day guided walking safari, game drives and all meals and beverages, including packed lunches for the trail.

  • Website: gondwanagr.co.za/accommodation/pioneer-trail

The Dome at Misty Mountain Reserve

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The unique luxury dome at Misty Mountain Reserve is nestled in the heart of the indigenous Tsitsikamma forest, perched dramatically 230 metres above sea level on a stunning escarpment surrounded by nature.

This stargazing accommodation takes glamping to the next level with its breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. Turn off the lights and gaze at the African night sky, you may catch a glimpse of a shooting star.

Whether you choose to lounge on the air bed with a good book or indulge in a relaxing soak in the tub, the dome promises an unparalleled relaxation experience.

  • Website: mistymountainreserve.co.za/copy-of-lake-side-tented-lodge

Treedom Villas & Vardos  

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Embark on a journey to a land of enchantment and adventure, leaving reality behind at Treedom Villas and Vardos.

Each vardo is a unique masterpiece of artistry and building craft with its own fascinating story. The self-catering vardos are nestled on the beautiful coastline of the Garden Route, offering more than just a wagon experience.

At Treedom, you’ll find an abundance of activities to indulge in, such as detoxing in the outdoor sauna, unwinding in a heart-shaped pool, or savouring a delicious dinner.

With everything conveniently located at your doorstep, your getaway on the Garden Route is sure to be flawless!

Compiled by: Adrienne Bredeveldt

First Published on Cape town etc

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published 2024-06-18 12:00:40