Tent-Tastic Lodgings in South Africa

By Katie Stearns

The African continent may be a long flight—or two!—away, but the swollen ankles and questionable plane food will be worth it when you learn about the incredible glamping accommodations that await.

These tented tree houses, located in a private nature reserve in the Outeniqua Mountains in western South Africa, are on an eco-resort that offers exciting family-friendly accommodations. The soaring, tented structures can sleep up to four guests and have broad, child-safe balconies, private bathrooms, and working kitchens. The kids can spend the days splashing in the swimming holes, swinging on jungle gym, and bouncing on the trampoline, while the adults can enjoy hiking, birding, nature walks, or lounging high in the canopy.

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Nestled away in the wooded hills surrounding the Palmiet River in South Africa, these luxury tents have both water and indigineous tree views, allowing glampers to soak up all the natural beauty of the Western Cape. Adventurous guests will love canoeing and rowing in the river and mountain biking on the nearby trails. If R&R is what you seek, however, you'll love spending your days soaking up some rays on the timber sun deck from the site's community lapa, or a semi-open air, gazebo-like structure.

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