5 spectacular glamping spots near Johannesburg

Posted on 26 March 2024 By Tsoku Maela

If you’re searching for glamping spots near Johannesburg, we have some pretty spectacular options for you.

By now you’ve probably heard of glamping. For those who haven’t, glamping is ‘glamorous camping,’ which entails exactly what the name implies. Think of glamping as the halfway house between an expensive bush lodge and an inexpensive backpackers.

If you find the idea of falling asleep under a starry sky beside a campfire alluring, but the thought of tossing and turning in a thin sleeping bag unappealing, then glamping is for you!

1. Bush Willow Tented Camp

Glamping getaways near Johannesburg

Picture: Bush Willow

Nestled in the Muldersdrift countryside, Bush Willow offers scenic sunsets, game viewing, and hiking up the Zwartkops Mountain. It’s a mere 30-minute drive from Joburg.

The camp is built in a section of the Glenburn Lodge and Spa, surrounded by indigenous bush on the Blaauwbank River.

The rustic tented accommodation features ten large walk-in tents, sleeping up to six people each. Accommodation includes an indoor shower, toilet, and a small kitchenette, as well as a communal braai area.

Price range: R1 515 per tent p n (6-sleeper, over weekend/ holidays)

Contact: (011) 668 1600

Address: Glenburn Lodge, Kromdraai Road, Zwartkops

Website: guvonhotels.co.za

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2. Jabula Bush Camp

Glamping getaways near Johannesburg

Picture: Jabula Bush Camp

Jabula Bush Camp is situated in the Dinokeng Big Five Game Reserve; close to the city but closer to nature, perfect for relaxing in the tranquil bushveld. Jabula Bush Camp has four glamping self-catering tents, each with a private splash pool and braai.

Sit on your private deck and sip on a sundowner while you listen to the sounds of wildlife.

Each tent can sleep six people, four adults, and two children.

Price range: R1900 per tent p n (normal weekend)

Contact: (078) 948 6781

Address: 81 Klipdrift, Dinokeng 

Website: jabulabushcamp.co.za

3. Sibani Lodge

Glamping getaways near joburg

Picture: Sibani Lodge

Sibani Luxury Tents is one of the perfect glamping spots near Johannesburg: there is no wifi available and they use a solar electrical supply which allows for some lighting and charging of cellphones, nothing else.

Each tent has an en-suite bathroom, and since there are no self-catering facilities, meals are provided.

In addition, each tent has its own open-air wood-fired hot tub, of which the first bag of wood is free, and additional wood is on-site available for purchase.

Price range: R2100 p n (landscape view tent)

Contact: (087) 012 5375

Address: 39, Farm Danielsrust R563

Website: sibanilodge.co.za

4. B’sorah Luxury Tented Camp

glamping spots near Johannesbrug

Picture: B’sorah

Less than an hour away from Johannesburg, between the Magaliesberg Mountains and Hartbeespoort Dam, sits the B’sorah Luxury Tented Campsite.

With approximately 1600 hectares of wilderness, guests have ample exploration space, whether it be on foot or on a mountain bike.

Each tent comes with an en-suite bathroom, a kitchenette, a private braai area, and many more.

Price range: R1600 per unit p n (luxury tent)

Contact: (063) 572 1062

Address: Farm Bassora Broederstroom, Broederstroom

Website: bsorah.com

5. Amadwala Lodge

glamping spots near Johannesburg

Picture: Amadwala Lodge

Amid natural rocky outcrops and giant indigenous trees, Amadwala Lodge offers pristine views of the bushveld and abundant birdlife.

Take a stroll beside the pond during the day or marvel at the stars beside the bonfire at night, and enjoy one of the best glamping spots near Johannesburg.

Their luxury tents each have an en-suite bathroom and expansive wooden decks to enjoy the view. In addition, they have an African-fusion-style restaurant, a bush bar, and even private venues for special occasions.

Price range: R550 p p s (safari tent)

Contact: (083) 641 1429

Address: 203, Pierre Road, Ruimsig AH, Roodepoort

Website: amadwalalodge.com

You should know that there are plenty of spectacular places to visit in Johannesburg.

Note: Prices may be subject to change. Please see the respective accommodation’s site for details.


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