Stargaze Hammock Camp
Morning Sun Nature Reserve, Soutpansberg
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.