Exciting upgrades at AfriCamps: Tents, tubs and experiences

Jul 3, 2019

There’s always an exciting project or two happening at AfriCamps and this month was no exception. We’ve taken advantage of the low season to make some exciting upgrades and additions at two of our popular Western Cape locations – AfriCamps at Kam’Bati in Swellendam and AfriCamps at Pat Busch in Robertson.

Curious? Here’s what you can look forward to…

AfriCamps at Kam’Bati relaunch!

AfriCamps at Kam’Bati, our 2nd AfriCamps location opened its doors in August 2016. Since then thousands of glampers have checked in for an epic glamping adventure. That means hundreds of braais, thousands of footsteps on our decks and tens of thousands of laughs coming from inside our tents. With so many specials memories also comes wear and tear. It was time for a few upgrades and exciting additions. (Cue the drum roll…)

1. Outdoor wood-fired hot tubs

Due to popular demand (and for being super awesome), five of our locally produced outdoor wood-fired hot tubs took the road trip up to Swellendam and have been installed next to each AfriCamps tent. Our outdoor wood-fired hot tubs are the purest form of relaxation and can fit the whole family. Heat it up on the cooler days or use it as a splash pool during summer.

Glamping with us over the school holidays? Our hot tubs are ready for your getaway and included in your rate! Check out our winter glamping specials if you haven’t booked yet.


Outdoor wood-fired hot tubs installed next to each tent at AfriCamps at Kam’Bati

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2. Spacious decks

Family braais, morning yoga, bird watching, stargazing sessions or even impromptu dance-offs with the kids – whatever makes you and your family tick, you can now do it on our extended, spacious wooden decks. Our old decks were replaced with 2.5m longer decks and the wooden slats at the front of the decks were replaced with steel cables. These provide better views of the beautiful surroundings.

Larger AfriCamps decks at AfriCamps at Kam’Bati. 

3. River walkway

An adventurous walk connecting nine unique spots to and along the Breede River is under construction. Walkways will start amidst the tents and lead guests on a tranquil walk across the grassy landscape to the river. Stops on the trail include bird watching, fishing, picnic, braai and reflection spots. Our river walkway will be complete in September. Keep an eye on our social media for updates.

upgradesWatch this space for our new wooden walkway to the river at AfriCamps at Kam’Bati. (📷: Glynis Grovers, Tanja Conradie)

4. Other upgrades

  • We have removed our fire pits and replaced them with state-of-the-art deck braais.
  • New shower finishings,
  • New chimneys for indoor fireplaces
  • Solid wooden floors


AfriCamps at Pat Busch adds five new tents

You asked and we listened. Due to the huge popularity of AfriCamps at Pat Busch in Robertson, we have added FIVE brand new fully equipped glamping tents at AfriCamps at Pat Busch. Don’t worry, our new tents are positioned to maintain the privacy, peace and quiet, and beautiful views you know and love about AfriCamps at Pat Busch.

AfriCamps updates

Work in progress: Five tents are in construction at AfriCamps at Pat Busch in Robertson

AfriCamps Upgrades Pat Busch

The end result

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