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AAs travellers’ appreciation for wide-open natural spaces continues to grow, there is a rising trend of seeking a connection with nature while enjoying the luxuries typically associated with luxury accommodation establishments.
Research conducted by Grand View Research, a consultancy firm based in the United States and in India, reveals that the global glamping market size was 2.73 US Dollars in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10,2% from this year to 2030
GGlamping or glamorous camping is a fusion of rustic outdoor living and indulgent comfort.
Glamping takes many forms, from state-of-the-art tents to charming treehouses and serene lodges nestled in nature's embrace. Across the South Africa, various game reserves offer perfect glamping facilities.
One such example is Sindile, Shamwari Game Reserve's luxury tented camp, which is ideal for a romantic retreat. Tucked away deep within the African bushveld in the heart of the Eastern Cape province, it offers a truly immersive experience.
Each of its nine luxurious tents is strategically positioned on a ridge, providing breathtaking views of the Bushman's River and the sprawling plains. Guests can expect the epitome of luxury camping, with amenities such as air conditioning, an electronic safe, and an en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower.
At the picturesque Horseshoe Game Reserve also in Eastern Cape, guests can discover a tranquil escape hidden in a valley, surrounded by captivating nature.
This scenic spot offers a sanctuary for relaxation and unwinding. The private top tent camp, thoughtfully designed for convenience, provides essential features and amenities for a comfortable outdoor stay. Guests can immerse themselves in the beauty of the indigenous bush and the vibrant birdlife that surrounds them.
With hot water showers and flush toilets, even winter visits promise cosy comfort. The camp includes a family tent and two 2-sleeper tents, creating an intimate atmosphere for small groups. The kitchen is equipped with camping refrigerators, gas stoves, and wash-up facilities, making meal preparation a breeze. Crockery and cutlery are provided, ensuring a hassle-free experience. Adjacent to the cabin, the camp can also be booked for special events, adding a touch of magic to any gathering.
For an enchanting escape overlooking the Orange River, Frontier River Resort in the Northern Cape offers a luxury tented resort experience. The freestanding tents feature comfortable double-size or twin beds, providing a cosy retreat.
Camp Canoe in the Western Cape is where guests are invited to leave behind the city's chaos and awaken with the sun, ready to explore the wonders of the Boschendal Wine Estate and its surroundings.
At Camp Canoe, guests can choose from a range of accommodations, each equipped with an array of amenities. From the choice of a king-size bed or two single beds with luxury linen to a cozy day bed for lounging. Here guests can stay warm and cozy by the fireplace or soak away the day's adventures in the private wood-fired hot tub.
Built with stones sourced from the area, the en-suite bathroom boasts a shower and a toilet. These also boast air conditioning and a bar fridge. Additional amenities include a cleaning service, laundry service, and a solar-powered fan.
Glamping is a perfect reflection of South Africa's tourism offering as it combines the harmonious blend of modern comforts and untouched natural beauty.
Whether one seeks a secluded tented camp, a riverside retreat, or an intimate outdoor experience, glamping is perfect for creating memories that celebrate the splendour of the natural world.
Glamping is a gateway to a world where glamour meets adventure, where simplicity intertwines with indulgence, and where nature's embrace becomes one’s sanctuary.