Stargaze Ham­mock Camp

Morn­ing Sun Na­ture Re­serve, Sout­pans­berg

South African Country Life - - Country Escapes -

Tucked into the Sout­pans­berg moun­tains above Makhado in north­ern Lim­popo, this re­serve has lush veg­e­ta­tion, dra­matic rock­faces with Ver­reaux Ea­gles nest­ing on the cliffs, and wa­ter­falls cas­cad­ing into rock pools. Here is a unique bush camp where you can re­ally get in touch with the nat­u­ral land­scapes around you. When I first saw the Stargaze Ham­mock Camp, I was al­ready tick­ing off who I would in­vite to come and ex­pe­ri­ence this with me. Ten colour­ful ham­mocks are strung up in a so­cia­ble cir­cle just a stone’s throw from a wa­ter­fall and bur­bling river. Paraf­fin lan­terns set the scene for a night un­der the stars, with friends around the fire shar­ing sto­ries of the day’s hike through a ver­dant val­ley. After a de­li­cious potjie din­ner brought to us at the camp from the main lodge, we lis­tened to the night sounds and felt truly con­nected to na­ture and each other. When we slipped into our ham­mocks, tucked in un­der mos­quito nets, |

the call of the bush baby was our lul­laby.

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