Holiday accommodation in South Africa brims with appealing options – there are countless lodges that are chic, luxurious, touch-close to nature and offer top-of-the-range holiday experiences. But if you enjoy something just a little different in the line of unique and unusual holiday accommodation, consider these appealing getaway choices:
Airstream Rooftop Trailer Park at The Grand Daddy, Cape Town
A really different and exciting experience is on offer on the rooftop at the Grand Daddy Hotel in Cape Town. 7 Airstream trailers, a skybar and cinema make up a unique space in a vibrant, touristy hub of Cape Town. Stay on one of Cape Town’s trendiest rooftops in a trailer with themed interior. So, what will your trailer choice be? Karoo, Safari, Surfing, Beach or Winelands? Mail us.
Kagga Kamma, Cederberg South
Stay in a spectacular rocky wilderness – in a charming circular hut or cave room built between massive sandstone rock formations. Or, if you’re a little more adventorous, do a luxurious open-air sleepout at the unique outcrop room. The Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve is a wonderworld of ancient rock paintings, flowers and animals, and starry night skies. Enjoy guided nature drives, hikes and star-gazing. Mail us.
Vindoux Treehouse Guest Farm and Spa, Tulbagh Area
There’s a luxury self-catering tree lodge on the Vindoux fruit farm, among other options, sleeping 4-8 people and giving away stunning views of orchards and mountains. 5km from Tulbagh. There’s also a honeymoon treehouse for couples wanting a really special hideaway at which to celebrate. Mail us.
Tsala Treetop Lodge, between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route
Magnificent suites canopied by trees are a sure formula for pleasure on the Garden Route. Access your utterly private treetop suite along an elevated wooden walkway which links the suites with the main lodge. Whether ensconced indoors or out on your deck with its own private infinity pool, views of the forest are fabulous. It’s peaceful and secluded, yet close to the attractions of the Garden Route. Mail us.
Kingston Treehouse at Lion sands, Sabi Sand
This glorious treehouse is 60m2 amd made entirely from wood and glass. It is set a short distance away from the main lodge in a piece of pure wilderness, surrounded by bushveld. Needless to say, views of the wilderness are vivid, close and ever-changing. From your utterly private wilderness abode you will have radio contact with the rangers, should you wish to. The treehouse includes full bathroom and shower facilities. The treehouse is booked in addition to your lodge accommodation, at an additional cost. Mail us.
Plains Camp, Kruger National Park
Meet the bush pioneer-style at Plains Camp in the Kruger Park, and enjoy a memorable walking safari. Overnight under the stars at the unique Sleepouts, an optional alternative to camp accommodation. The sleepouts are four-metre high wooden platforms elevated above the bush for the ultimate close-to-nature experience. This is the only place in the Kruger National Park offering this kind of experience – weather permitting of course. Guests leave the camp in the late afternoon and arrive at the platforms in the early evening carrying a lightweight rucksack with a change of clothes and refreshments. Dinner is a firecooked affair, after which the night is yours to enjoy – with little separating you from the wilderness. After a light snack the next morning, you will head back to the camp and the welcome sight of a hearty brunch! Mail us.
Shayamanzi Houseboats give you front-row seats from which to enjoy the scenery and wildlife along the shores of Lake Jozini in KwaZulu-Natal. The Lebombo Mountains and Pongola Game Reserve make for stunning views, and the fishing is great. The houseboats operate from Jozini Tiger Lodge. Mail us.
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