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South Africa glamping:
What you need to know

Why Choose Glamping in South Africa?

South Africa is the perfect balance of wild and cosmopolitan, a destination you don’t want to miss and perfect for a glamping getaway. 

While on safari in South Africa, you can catch a glimpse of the “Big Five,” (lions, buffalo, leopards, rhinos, and elephants), making it one of the best safari destinations on the continent. Or head for the ocean and go cage diving with Great White sharks, scuba diving with whales, or experience exciting encounters with seals. 

South Africa's dramatic landscape is the perfect canvas for a glamping break. Whether it’s surfing off the Eastern Cape coast, rock climbing in Cederberg, hiking the Garden Route, or abseiling Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain, there are outdoor activities here for all. 

Glamping in South Africa will take you through some truly stunning scenery. From the deserts of the Kalahari and Karoo to the cloud forests of the Drakensberg range and the huge Blyde River Canyon. There is so much to see and do here, which is why it comes as no surprise that so many visit South Africa for a glamping adventure like no other! 

Top Things to Do in South Africa

South African safari holidays are some of the most popular in the world and for good reason. With places like Kruger National Park, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Addo Elephant Park, and more, it’s clear to see why millions flock to South Africa each year. 

Safari holidays aren’t the only South African tourist attractions. Across the country and depending on where you camp, South Africa will open your eyes to some remarkable destinations. You’ll find many more amazing holiday destinations here, from the Drakensberg range to Table Mountain, the Garden Route, and Blyde River Canyon.

Cape Town attractions are also plentiful, but if you’re up for some adventure, make sure to go up Table Rock Mountain and go down into the ocean with the sharks. One of the most popular things to do in Cape Town is shark diving. The best time of year to dive is April through October, but great whites swim the waters off Cape Town throughout the year.

Back on land, the Drakensberg, meaning ‘dragon mountains,’ is one of the most popular places to go in South Africa. Home to the country’s highest peaks, the region encompasses the World Heritage-listed Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, Royal Natal National Park, and Giant’s Castle Game Reserve. In the Drakensberg area, dense forests flourish with a rich diversity of wildlife and flora. People flock to the region for the numerous hiking and biking mountain trails. 

There are many more incredible adventures to be had in South Africa, it can be difficult to list them all. Whether you’re seeking unmatched wildlife encounters, a chance to soak up dramatic landscapes, or cities brimming with culture and history, there is something for all in this stunning part of the world.

When is the Best Time to Visit South Africa?

The best time to visit South Africa is known to be from May to September, as the cooler months of the Southern Hemisphere make for superb viewing conditions on safari. 

It can be rainy from November to February, but temperatures remain warm, between 71.6°F to 91.4°F (22°C to 33°C). The Cape has beautiful, hot, and dry weather in its summer months (from November to February), with temperatures ranging from 73.4°F to 78.8°F (23°C to 26°C). 

If you’re seeking the best time to visit the Cape for whale watching, July and November are popular months. However, September is said to be the best month to travel to South Africa if you’re looking to visit multiple regions and see the best wildlife throughout. 

No matter when you choose to visit South Africa, you will discover a place brimming with extraordinary wildlife and magnificent landscapes at every twist and turn.

Is there luxury glamping in South Africa?

With so many different rentals to choose from, guests are able to visit South Africa with opportunities to stay in some luxurious glamping types. From safari tents to treehouses and nature lodges, there are plenty of options to choose from.

Can you glamp on the Western Cape in South Africa?

If you’re planning a trip to South Africa to visit the Western Cape, you’re in luck! There are plenty of beautiful glamping rentals here. This provides the ideal place to explore the area, alongside some luxury accommodations to stay in.

Is there glamping in Johannesburg?

For those hoping to explore the renowned Johannesburg, there are also plenty of excellent glamping accommodations nearby. This provides the perfect blend of city and wildlife adventures. Wander around the top attractions in Johannesburg and then head back to your luxurious glamping rental to relax in beautiful natural surroundings.