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AFRICAMPS AT PAT BUSCH, ROBERTSON

Glamping on the foothills of the spectacular Pat Busch Mountain Reserve

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AfriCamps at Pat Busch is situated in Pat Busch Mountain Reserve just outside Robertson. 2000 Hectares of spectacular mountain fynbos with streams, mountain dams, birdlife and various animals such as bucks, fallow deer, Nguni cows and even a very shy leopard. The reserve is also home to a rare Protea Flower that was thought extinct for almost 50 years and is now under protection of Cape Nature. Our glamping tents are tucked away in the Cape fynbos and look out over a folded green valley with the Langeberg as a gorgeous backdrop. In July 2019 we are opening five new tents, to have 10 tents on the property. We invite you to escape the hustle and bustle and come and explore this hidden valley together with your dearest friends and family. The possibilities on the property are endless and include several walking trails, good bird watching, fishing for bass and swimming and paddling in the farm dam. The sparkling nine-meter swimming pool, fringed by a rolling green lawn is also a welcomed addition at which to chill in the summer blaze.

The reserve forms part of the Klaasvoogds West foothills in the Langeberg Mountain between the towns of Robertson & Montagu. With over 160 years of history, Robertson has grown into one of the most attractive Cape Winelands towns, with Victorian buildings, jacaranda-lined streets and vineyards banked with beautiful roses. The Robertson Valley forms part of the Route 62, the longest wine route in the world and famous for its many wine festivals. There are also a big variety of attractions, activities and culinary delights on offer. Visit the Rialheim, a ceramic factory, where you can view and buy unique and fun handcrafted ceramic homeware. Take winetasting to a whole different level by taking the Viljoensdrift River Cruise including a gourmet picnic on the tranquil waters of the Breede River. Or meander your way up the Langeberg Mountain with the Montagu Tractor Trip and enjoy your traditional Potjiekos at an altitude of 1500m above sea level. Round off your day with a soothing massage at Rosendal Wellness Centre while gazing at the beauty of the vineyards.

DECEMBER HOLIDAYS

Limited spots available for the upcoming peak season! Each self-catering glamping tent sleeps up to 5 guests in 2 bedrooms.

A family of 5 can stay from R2715 pn!

3-NIGHT SPECIAL

R3990 for 3 nights per couple during high season. That’s R665 pppn!
Rates are based on 2 guests sharing

Available for stays until 9 December 2020

T’s & C’s apply

SUMMER IS HERE!

Stay from R1690 per couple per night until 9 December 2020.

Extra adults are R275 pn, kids aged 3-16 are R175 pn and kids under 3 stay free!

T’s & C’s apply

VIDEO: GLAMPING IN ROBERTSON

AfriCamps at Robertson is situated on a beautiful reserve surrounded by fynbos, streams and mountain dams. Take a look!

About the tents

EXPLORE ROBERTSON

Things to do

AfriCamps at Pat busch is situated alongside the longest wine route in the world – the Route 62. Spot 100+ different bird species and wander off on several activities to suit all interests, from being in nature to savouring the area’s delicious local food and wines.

DELIVERED TO YOUR TENT

Extras on the farm

Meals form a special part of any holiday in South Africa. AfriCamps offers delectable locally-sourced breakfast and braai baskets for guests to cook in their fully equipped kitchens or on the braai. Other extra services are also available on request.

Amenities

  • Africamps glamping10 AfriCamps tents
  • Africamps glamping Up to 5 guests per tent
  • Africamps glamping2 Queen size extra length beds
  • Africamps glamping1 Single bunk bed
  • Africamps glampingBraai facilities
  • Africamps glampingPrivate bathroom with rain shower
  • Africamps glampingIndoor fireplace
  • Africamps glampingAir conditioning
  • Africamps glampingElectric blankets
  • Africamps glamping Cot and highchair on request
  • Africamps glamping Bar fridge
  • Africamps glamping Microwave
  • Africamps glamping4-burner gas stove
  • Africamps glampingCutlery and crockery for 5 guests
  • Africamps glamping All the little extras
  • Africamps glamping Breakfast & braai baskets to order
  • Africamps glampingWi-Fi at the tents
  • Africamps glampingOnsite shop
  • Africamps glampingSwimming pool and dam
Your Hosts

AfriCamps at Pat Busch Mountain Reserve is owned by Stephan & Lindi Busch. In the early 80’s the reserve used to be a working farm growing peaches, apricots and vines. Stephan’s dad, who moved from Germany to South Africa 50 years ago, used to spend a lot of his free time on the farm hiking, fishing and swimming. He fell in love with the place and that’s why many years later in 1985, when he got the possibility to buy the land, he didn’t hesitate for a moment. From this moment onwards the farm is better known as the Pat Busch Mountain Reserve. At the time many people used to stay over in the hiking cabins on the property. Making a reservation was done by simply leaving a post letter behind in the mailbox. Renting out these cabins was their first encounter with tourism and marked the beginning of a whole new venture.

Stephan grew up in the Reserve and literally knows every nook and cranny of the property. He used to work in the wine industry as a Boutique Wine maker and that’s also where he met his wife Lindi. They are now happily married and proud parents of 5 year old Logan and 2 year old Aurelia. In 2012 Stephan & Lindi decided to take over 495 hectares of the Mountain Reserve including cottages and a large farmhouse. Due to the popular demand of the property they made the decision to hire it out as a wedding and event venue as well. Over the years they hosted many special occasions and Pat Busch definitely established itself as one of the main event venues in the area.

From the first moment we met with Lindi & Stephan we were all in a “too good to be true” mood. Not also were we flabbergasted by the beauty of the surroundings. It was also a great possibility to accommodate guests in unique Boutique Camping tents that offer a direct connection with the unspoiled nature that the reserve has to offer.

Check-in and check-out

Check-in: from 14:00 – 17:00 on day of arrival
Check-out: before 10:00 on day of departure

Check-in arrangements need to be made and guests are kindly requested to inform the specific AfriCamps host of their estimated time of arrival. This way you are ensured of a smooth check-in experience. You will receive the host’s telephone number in your bookings confirmation email. For check-in after 5pm please call the hosts at the camp to make arrangements.

Activities on the farm

Swimming
Guests can swim in the fresh farm dam or in the communal saltwater pool. The dam is a quick 2 minute walk from the Africamps tents.

Mountain Biking
Kids will enjoy cycling on the dirt roads the property and for more serious mountain biking enthusiasts there are a number of mtb trails surrounding the property. A route map is available on site. Bike rental is available on the property.

Mountain biking rental: R250 for a half-day (7:30 – 12:30) | R300 for full-day *subject to availability, R100 refundable breakage deposit applies

Fishing 
Guests can try their luck fishing for the Bass and Tilapia in the dam. Fishing is operated on a strictly ‘catch and release’ policy.

Three hiking trails
There are numerous trails to enjoy on the reserve varying in difficulty and ranging from 3-5 hours. A hiking map is available for guests in the tents.

Canoeing
There are row boats and kayaks available for guests to use on the dam. Oars and life jackets are available for daily rental from the office.

Oar rental available at reception | R50 per day + R50 refundable deposit

Exploring the area

Sip on the Cape’s Best Wines
Enjoy the spectacular sights and tastes of the Robertson Wine Valley. Choose your favourite wineries in the area and experience the wine tastings, wine pairings and delicious lunches and picnics offered on these properties.

Explore the Klaasvoogds Meander
Klaasvoogds Meander is a small ward of the Robertson Wine District relatively unknown by name, but when discovered, visitors seldom want to leave. Weave your way through vineyards, restaurants, wineries and even a wellness centre and spa.

Take a slow River Boat Cruise
Take a meander along the Breede river in Viljoensdrift’s flat bottom river boat. Fill a picnic basket with sumptuous fare from their deli, add a bottle of Viljoensdrift’s fine wines and enjoy your picnic during your trip.

Taste award-wining Olive Products
Having won several awards for their oils and oil products, you won’t be disappointed when visiting Marbrin olive growers. Tours and tastings offered daily.

Stop and smell the Lavender
Owls Rest boutique lavender farmstall offers lavender and olive infused products such as soaps, essential oils, bath salts and body creams. You can experience the distilling of lavender and see how owners Marta & Jack Hattingh process this amazing plant by hand.

Wine Valley Safari
Hop on-board the spacious open-air Wine Valley Safari vehicle as your convenient and fun means of transport while visiting a variety of wine and olive estates in the beautiful area without the worry of driving. Rather sit back, relax and breath in the fresh countryside air.

Bird’s Paradise
Bird’s Paradise in Robertson is home to more than one hundred bird species. Discover birds from Australia to Peru, Central-America to Africa and Asia to Northern Wales. Enjoy the coffee & curio shop while the kids can enjoy the large play area outside.

Play a round of Golf
Surrounded by the rolling Langeberg mountains and bordered by vineyards and orchards, the 18-hole Robertson golf course is a Golf Course worth visiting. It is the only 18-hole golf course in the beautiful ‘Valley of Wine and Roses’ and is 1km outside the beautiful town of Robertson.

Taste some local craft beer
Saggy Stone offers 15 delicious and distinctively different beers, comprising a core range, seasonal range, as well as a growing list of Brewer’s Small Batch brews. Visit the tasting room with restaurant and outside seating with play areas for kids.

Ride down the R62 on a Harley Davidson
Best’ting tours offer guided tours of Route 62. Hire a Harley Davidson for and let them take you on an unforgettable experience around some of South Africa’s greatest local sites.

Meals and extras

Breakfast

We offer ‘Cook Your Own’ breakfast baskets which are placed in the tents for guests to prepare. Pre-order your breakfast basket when making your booking. Each breakfast baskets serving include:

Muesli
Yoghurt
Fresh Eggs
Bacon
Health Bread
Fruit Juice
Ground Coffee
Rusks, Fruit
Cheese, Butter & Jams

Cost:
R130 per adult
R 90 per child (0 to 12 yrs)

Breakfast baskets should be booked a day in advance.

Dinner

We offer ‘Cook-Your-Own’ traditional South African braai baskets which are placed in the tents for guests to prepare. Pre-order your braai basket when making your booking. Each braai basket serving includes:

200g Rump Steak
100g Traditional Boerewors
Chicken Kebab
2 x Salads
Traditional garlic “Roosterkoek” (bread)
Marshmallows on a stick to braai

Cost:
R195 per adult
R125 per child (0 to 12 yrs)

Braai baskets should be booked a day in advance.

Dining Out

There are a number of great restaurants in the area – from coffee shops to fine dining. We recommend:

Strictly Coffee
Nuy Winery
Mo & Rose
Fraai Uitzicht
Four Cousins Restaurant

Booking is essential especially during peak seasons, please ask your hosts for assistance with this.

Rates

Our tents sleep up to 5 guests, but our rates are based on a two-person stay. Please note that the rates below are a price indication, please use our online bookings calendar to check live rates and availability. Extras like meals, activities and tours are not included in the price, unless otherwise stated.

Rates from 1 October 2020 – 30 September 2021

Low season
1 May 2021 to 30 September 2021
R1190 per couple sharing

High season
1 October 2020 to 10 December 2020
10 January 2021 to 30 April 2021
R1690 per couple sharing 

Peak season
11 December 2020 to 9 January 2021
R2190 per couple sharing 

* Rates for additional Guests (up to 5 guests per tent allowed):
R275 per adult, R175 per child 3-16yr, child 0-2 years stay free

Rates from 1 October 2021 – 30 Sept 2022

Low season
1 May 2022 to 30 September 2022
R1240 per couple sharing

High Season
1 October to 9 December 2021
9 January 2022 to 30 April 2022
R1740 per couple sharing 

Peak season
10 December – 8 January
R2240 per couple sharing

* Rates for additional Guests (up to 5 guests per tent allowed):
R275 per adult, R175 per child 3-16yr, child 0-2 years stay free

Terms and conditions

Please find our full terms and conditions here: www.africamps.com/terms-and-conditions

Accommodation

All tents sleep a maximum of 5 people. The following items or services are not included in the price, unless otherwise stated:

  • Food & Beverage
  • Activities & Tours
  • Daily cleaning service
  • Wood and firelighters for the indoor fireplace, outdoor wood-fired hot tub and braai (for sale at camp reception / shop)

Pets

Unfortunately no pets allowed on the farm.

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