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Where To Go Glamping Near Johannesburg

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Camping is not for all of us. Some of us love the luxury of having hot-water showers ready and waiting at the turn of a tap and sleeping in spacious and oh-so comfy beds. On the other hand, we’d really love to get away from the hustle of the city and just reconnect with nature. Cue glamping! You don’t need to give up the simple luxuries to enjoy a “camping” weekend – just check out these glamping spots within driving distance from Johannesburg.  Glamping images from Marataba Luxury Lodges

Jackalberry Ridge – Marloth Park, Mpumalanga

Situated on the southern border of the Kruger National Park, Jackalberry Ridge is just the place if you’re looking for the ultimate glamping experience without skimping on luxury. Take your pick from 20 tented camps, all complete with wooden floors, fully equipped kitchens, bathrooms, viewing decks and spacious king-sized beds in the main bedrooms. Talk about camping bliss! You can either stay in a one bedroom (four sleeper) or a two bedroom (six or eight sleeper) depending on how big your clan is. And as for the entertainment side of your trip, head to the Kambaku Golf Course, enjoy a pamper session at the Slide Spa or be daring and experience a few eco adventures.

Details: jackalberryridge.info | [email protected] | 072 057 3447 | 3884 Olifant Drive, Marloth Park

Jackalberry Ridge

Image from Jackalberry Ridge.

Ngama Tented Safari Lodge – Hoedspruit, Limpopo

One of the best things about living in South Africa is that we have the bushveld ready and waiting not too far from home. So, whenever we need a quick getaway to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect with nature, the bush is just there. So, if you’re up for a glamping weekend, why not book a stay at the Ngama Tented Safari Lodge? Just imagine settling into a spacious tented chalet in a natural setting, feeling the light breeze on your skin and hearing the sounds of wildlife right on your doorstep. Sounds lovely, doesn’t it? Also, each tented chalet has its own bathroom en suite, separate shower, an outside shower for more of an authentic camping bushveld feel and private deck.

Details: www.ngamalodge.co.za | [email protected] | 074 587 8351 | Guernsey Private Nature Reserve, Hoedspruit, Limpopo.

Ngama Tented Safari Lodge.

 Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp – Waterberg, Limpopo

You haven't experienced truly luxurious glamping until you've been to Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp. Their stunning tents, all named after each of the Big Five, make for the ultimate bushveld getaway without having to rough it. Each tent has comfortable furnishings, African décor, a full bathroom that includes a shower and large stone bath, and, of course, the pièce de résistance – stunning views from your own private deck, making it the ideal spot to enjoy an intimate dinner for two or to gaze into the bright, starry Limpopo sky. And on top of this amazing glamping escape, there's plenty of on-site activities to keep you busy, from horseback and quad bike safaris to guided stargazing and bush walks.

Details: kwafubesi.com[email protected] | 011 516 4367 | Bela Bela, Limpopo, South Africa

Marataba Safari Lodge – Thabazimbi, Limpopo

At Marataba Safari Lodge, glamping has just got better! Other than the magnificent views and the stunning, natural setting that surrounds you, their exquisite tents are simply breathtaking. Each of their 15 canvas-and-stone tented suites are tastefully furnished and decorated with a contemporary twist. The attention to detail is impeccable, but you have to visit to experience it for yourself. And there are children's activities and baby-sitting services available, free Wi-Fi in guest areas and full-range catering.

Details: www.marataba.co.za | [email protected] | 014 779 0018 | Marakele Park, Thabazimbi, Limpopo.

Tented Adventures Pilanesberg

The glamping experience that Tented Adventures Pilanesberg offers consists of snug accommodation in sturdy canvas-constructed tents. The best thing about this experience is that you don’t need to sacrifice comfort for the roughness of outdoor adventure. Just a stone’s throw away from the city, Pilanesberg National Park makes for a great quick bushveld getaway, complete with the Big Five right on your doorstep. The camp consists of eight safari tents, all equipped with comfortable beds, hotel-grade linen, camp chairs, electricity, carpeted flooring and large windows with mosquito nets. Tents house two single beds and are equipped with a fan to cool you down in summer and electric blankets to warm you up in winter.

Details: tentedadventures.com | [email protected] | 076 146 1468 | Tented Adventures Pilanesberg, 1 Main Camp Road, Manyane Resort, Pilanesberg National Park.

B’sorah Luxury Tented Camp - Broederstroom, Magaliesburg

Looking for a bushveld glamping escape that's not too far from the city but also not too close to home? Camp out in the wilderness, in both luxury and style, with B’sorah Luxury Tented Camp in Broederstroom in the Magaliesberg. Enjoy the breathtaking views and scenic trails that nature has to offer, as well as the abundance of adventure activities located nearby the family-run farm. There's no better place to unwind than at this eco-friendly retreat, located right in the heart of 1600 hectares of pristine wilderness and cattle country.

Details: www.bsorah.com | [email protected] | 063 572 1062 | Facebook | Twitter

Bush Willow Tented Camp - Muldersdrift 

Just 40-minutes from the city, you will find the beautiful Muldersdrift countryside escape of Bush Willow Tented Camp. Unwind and relax while soaking up breathtaking African sunsets, enjoy some game viewing, practice your casting skills with a little bit of fishing or why not put on your hiking boots and conquer the many trails along the Zwartkops Mountain. Book your stay in one of their 10 fully-furnished walk-in tents that can easily sleep up to six people. Plus, there are a few exciting activities and points of interest nearby that's sure to keep you entertained, including The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site as well as the Lion & Safari Park, just 25 minutes away.

Details: guvonhotels.co.za | [email protected] | 011 668 1600 | Glenburn Lodge, Kromdraai Road, Zwartkops, Muldersdrift.

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