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EEveryone needs a digital detox every now and then. One of the best ways to do this in our frantic lives is to take an off-the-grid camping trip. Picture a serene wilderness with no cell phone signal, no internet, and often no electricity. If this sounds like your idea of paradise, read on to discover a few Sho’t Left’s which are guaranteed to leave you feeling renewed and rejuvenated.

MMountain Zebra National Park, Eastern Cape

The mountain cottages high up on the plateau offer a haven not only for tired city slickers, but the endangered Cape Mountain Zebra as well. Two small huts called Bakana and Umthombo are secluded and rustic. Electricity, cell signal and internet are not available and this site is only accessible via 4x4. Cooking can only be done by braai or gas.

S32.2409338, E25.4545781
Cell phone signal: No
Internet: No
Electricity: No
4×4 needed: Yes, although a 2x4 with difflock will do.
Drinking water: Yes

Bride’s Veil Chalet, Southern Drakensberg

This large stone house comfortably sleeps eight people. The roaring fireplace in the lounge chases away the winter chill, which can be quite severe when it snows on the nearby mountains. Be prepared to simply spend time in nature as there is no internet, electricity or cell signal. The kitchen is well appointed with a gas hob and outside braai area. You are most welcome to bring your entire family, including dogs and horses. Dogs will have to take a de-flea tablet before being allowed in, and these are available from the cabin’s owner.

S29.521389, E29.521111
Cell phone signal: No
Internet: No
Electricity: No
4×4 needed: Yes, although a 2x4 with difflock will do when it is not wet or snowy.
Drinking water: Yes

Take some time off, bring your dog (or even your horse), and just go off the grid for some solid, back-to-nature relaxation. Off the grid accommodation is a great way to truly relax and unwind without the worry and stresses of the outside world. There are many more relaxing getaways and thrilling adventures to embark on, so visit Sho’t left for incredible and affordable deals. Plan your trip today!

BBakkrans Nature Reserve, Cederberg

Four small stone cottages offer comfortable cots with clean linen and swimming towels. Two other cottages have dedicated kitchen and a dining area with gas hobs, plenty of cutlery and a long dining table. Don’t expect any interruption from the outside world up here, as there is no cell signal or electricity. First aid kits are provided, as are 4x4 transfers should you need them. Incredibly old rock art dots the nearby cliffs, and just up the trail is a waterfall and deep pool for swimming.

S32.408333, E19.356944
Cell phone signal: No
Internet: No
Electricity: No
4×4 needed: Yes, But transfers can be arranged.
Drinking water: Yes

Tree houses and treetop tents, Knysna

Knysna’s tented tree-house resort is an environmentally friendly home-away-from-home set in a pristine indigenous forest, part of the Garden Route National Park. The forest is ancient, and each private tree house within it overlooks the Karatara River as it winds through the bottom of the gorge.

S34.0092112, E22.891696,12
Cell phone signal: Yes
Internet: No
Electricity: Yes
4×4 needed: No
Drinking water: Yes

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