Bush Wil­low Tented Camp


Getaway (South Africa) - - THE FINAL CUT CRADLE OF HUMANKIND -

What a con­trast: a mere four-minute drive through the sprawl­ing re­sort grounds of Glen­burn Lodge, and you’re at the foot of the Zwartkops Moun­tains, sur­rounded by bush and next to the Blaauw­bank River. Aside from the idyl­lic lo­ca­tion (the river can be heard more than seen as there are so many trees), it’s peace­ful and pri­vate, with a large cen­tral boma area and a pretty cir­cu­lar pool. There are 10 walk-in tents set up in two rows on per­ma­nent plat­forms, each sleep­ing six – ideal for a large group (no more than two tents per group if you’re not tak­ing over the en­tire camp). Each is equipped with an in­door shower, toi­let and wash basin; small kitch­enette (ket­tle, two-plate stove, bar fridge, sink); and out­door deck with ta­ble and built-in braai area. It’s a no-frills stay – plas­tic chairs, no cut­lery or crock­ery, bring your own li­nen or pay ex­tra (R85 pp, left folded at the foot of the army-style beds) – but the lo­ca­tion is spot on and the price un­beat­able. Campers also have ac­cess to Glen­burn’s fa­cil­i­ties.

ROOM TIP If you want more pri­vacy, book a par­ti­tioned tent with in­ter­nal can­vas walls. Num­ber 1 and 9 are clos­est to the river; num­bers 2 to 5 are near­est the pool and boma. Cater­ing can be ar­ranged for ex­clu­sive-use book­ings.

COST Open-plan tent R710, par­ti­tioned tent R810 per night (sleep six); min­i­mum two-night stay. Ex­clu­sive use of the camp from R5 454 a night for two or more nights.

CON­TACT 086-114-8866, bush­wil­low­tent­ed­camp.co.za

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