We arrived at AfriCamps on friday evening, after roadworks delayed us by almost 2 hours, for our first “boutique camping” experience. We were tired but extremely excited to start our holiday!
Our lovely host Esti came to welcome us and show us around, she even brought us her potjie pot so we could make the dinner we wanted. Even in the pitch-dark we could see how amazing the location was. Everything we saw had the kids screeching with delight!
As you walk in there’s a lovely little lounge with a fireplace, a dining room table, and a fully equipped kitchen. Beyond that are the bedrooms, one with a double bed, and another with a bunk bed, double on the bottom and single on the top. The tent is fully air-conditioned and each bed has an electric blanket. The bathroom, right at the back of the tent behind the bedrooms, barely registered as the boys happy screeching quickly turned into angry screams… The old “who’s getting the top bunk” argument lives on!
Sitting around the fire we were lucky enough to experience the sounds of various buck in the distance.
We showed the boys more stars than they had ever seen before, it was a truly incredible sight. I even managed to spot a shooting star!
Winter nights are freezing inland (we think we’re cold in Cape Town but we have no idea), so climbing into a preheated bed sandwich was absolutely heavenly. The only problem was how hard it made getting up the next morning!
The one advantage of getting there in the dark was that our surroundings were still a mystery. I love surprises, and lucky me, this is what I woke up to…
AfriCamps is located just outside of Oudtshoorn, so it’s conveniant but still quiet and serene. A short walk around and you’ll find yourself amongst various species of free-roaming buck as well as a stunning 360 degree view!
This is what our wonderful “tent home” looks like during the day. Isn’t it cool? I wish we’d had more time here so I could of experienced their working ostrich farm and learnt more about it. I guess I’ll just have to go back!
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and were sad to leave, I am pretty sure our 4 year old would of happily moved in permanently. Such a great start to our holiday!
Next stop: Fun at Cango Wildlife Ranch!
Thank you to AfriCamps for having us. Opinions expressed are my own, as always.
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