AfriCamps Ingwe Plettenberg Bay Glamping

AFRICAMPS AT INGWE, PLETTENBERG BAY

Glamping on a Garden Route hilltop surrounded by lush green valleys

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AfriCamps at Ingwe is located bang in the middle of the popular Garden Route in the Crags, Plettenberg Bay – the perfect spot for a glamping adventure. It’s a lush forest and Fynbos area, around the corner from a selection of South Africa’s favourite beaches and adventure hot spots.

Situated between the vibey holiday town of Plettenberg Bay (10 minutes’ drive away) and the quaint village of Nature’s Valley; AfriCamps at Ingwe is surrounded by outstanding natural beauty with mind-blowing beaches and ancient forests in every direction. With Knysna and Tsitsikamma National Park both within a 30 minutes’ drive, AfriCamps at Ingwe is the perfect destination to experience it all.

AfriCamps at Ingwe is an outdoor adventurer and nature lover’s paradise. Visit one of the many popular attractions in the area, or just relax on your fully equipped boutique glamping tent’s private deck and soak up the tranquil beauty and peaceful sounds of Ingwe’s forest.

Our elevated tents boast outstanding views of rolling green hilltops surrounded by deep indigenous forested valleys and the Tsitsikamma Mountain Range.

Three of the tents offer a private outdoor wood-fired hot tub where guests can take in the breathtaking view while listening to the crackle of fire under the African sky. A wood-fired hot tub is the purest form of relaxation – ideal for those starry nights.

Attractions and activities in the area include Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, Jukani Wildlife centre, Hog Hollow Horse Trails, Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve, delightful canoeing trips up the Bitou & Keurbooms River, and a visit to one of the many wine estates around the corner. Our guests are spoilt for choice!

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 R1190 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 PLETTENBERG BAY

AfriCamps at Ingwe in Plettenberg Bay is only one of our Garden Route locations. Stay in Oudtshoorn, Wilderness and Plettenberg Bay to experience it all.

About the tents

EXPLORE THE GARDEN ROUTE

Things to do

AfriCamps at Ingwe in Plettenberg Bay and the Garden Route offer an array of adventures for the young and young-at-heart. Explore popular Garden Route attractions in all directions of the camp.

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 glamping5 AfriCamps tents (55 sqm)
  • Africamps glamping 5 Guests per tent
  • Africamps glamping2 Queen size extra length beds
  • Africamps glamping1 Single bunk bed
  • Africamps glampingOutdoor wood-fired hot tub
  • Africamps glampingPrivate bathroom with hot 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 glampingBraai facilities
  • Africamps glamping Breakfast & braai baskets to order
  • Africamps glampingWi-Fi at reception
  • Africamps glampingOnsite shop
  • Africamps glampingSwimming pool
Your Hosts

The Edwards family decided to relocate from a stock farm in the Eastern Cape, and bought this farm in 1985 to farm fruit, dairy and sheep. Originally known as Longridge Farm, it was once owned by the Newdigates of Forest Hall. Ingwe is situated on the southern edge of Longridge and this spectacular site overlooks valleys of indigenous forest and fynbos and has a view of the Indian Ocean. The Edwards family always had the vision of being able to share their beautiful surroundings with others and through a number of partnerships, this has been made possible.

After 30 years William and Lucinda Edwards still live and work on this 100-hectare farm with their two children, who are now grown up. Their farming activities have migrated to breeding Nguni cattle, which do exceptionally well in this area. Nguni cattle are traditional African animals with big horns and beautiful colourful hides. These harmless giants stick together in a tight herd and can be seen grazing the lands with Fallow Deer and Impala. Guests can spot them outside the tents in the early morning.

Daily life includes typical farm activities, but also includes running a real estate company, Farmers Choice and Choice Properties, which they started in 1989. William saw a gap in the market and with his knowledge and farming qualifications, combined with Lucinda’s BComm degree from UCT, they launched their real estate business.

Willian and Lucinda have a love for sailing. They sail competitively on small boats and enjoy cruises on big boats. Over many years of sailing, and visiting places all over the world, they are convinced that Ingwe is the best place on earth. They feel so privileged to live and work in this incredible environment that they decided to open their doors to guests and joined the AfriCamps family.

You will not find many people more knowledgeable about the area than your hosts, the Edwards’s. Enjoy their beautiful farm, the views and the forest and unwind in the luxury of our boutique tents.

AfriCamps Ingwe Plettenberg Bay Glamping Hosts

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

Wood-fired Hot Tubs
Three of our six tents offer the exclusive use of their own outdoor wood-fired hot tub. A wood-fired hot tub is the purest form of relaxation and enjoying the outdoors. Back to nature, while listening to the crackle of fire under the African sky. Guests have the choice to book a tent with or without a tub when making their booking online.

Swimming Pool
Guests are welcome to enjoy the pool, with children to be accompanied at all times.

Picnic at the dams
The dams are within walking distance of the AfriCamps tents. Gather your picnic goodies from one of the neighbouring farm stalls and enjoy a sumptuous picnic at the farm dam.

Go fishing with a local
Take a fishing trip with a local from the area who can show you the best river or beach for fishing. Our local guide will help you with a few local tips and tricks to better your chances of making that catch! Please enquire on rates and availability with your host.

Hiking Trail
The Couch Potato Trail is a must – The name Couch Potato was given due to the ease of this route. The trail is a well laid out circular route of about 2,2 km.

Exploring the area

Horse riding
Explore the forests and farms of Plettenberg Bay on horseback or even embark on a Kay and Monty wine tour by horse-drawn carriage. Hog Hollow Horse Trails offer a great variety of options.

Canyoning and Kloofing
Navigate the river shallows, slide down natural waterslides, swim through rock pools, and abseil waterfalls on a kloofing adventure with AfriCanyon. Choose the difficulty that’s right for you and take the plunge!

Canopy Tours
Located in the magnificent Tsitsikamma forest, slide between platforms surrounded by giant Outeniqua Yellowwood trees that are up to 700 years old! The scenery and birdlife at Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours are spectacular. If you’re lucky, spot a Knysna Loerie or the elusive Narina Trogon.

Animal Sanctuaries
You will be amazed by the remarkable animals at the award-winning Birds of Eden, Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, and Monkeyland, all SAASA accredited sanctuaries. Tenikwa Wildlife Rehabilitation and Awareness Centre in Plettenberg Bay also offers a variety of tours.

Nature’s Valley
Follow the pass into the enchanting village of Nature’s Valley. Soak up the sun on the stretching beaches, paddle up and down the Groot river, or try one of the beautiful hiking trails. Finish your day at the Valley Inn for a burger and a beer. The atmosphere in Nature’s Valley is pure bliss.

Garden Route National Park
The Garden Route National Park’s Tsitsikamma section is a must-visit. The park is best known for the Storms River mouth suspension bridge, stunning swimming spots, and remarkable viewpoints. Don’t miss the waterfall hiking trail or relax on the beach.

Plettenberg Bay Beaches
Plettenberg Bay is dotted with sandy Blue Flag beaches, all great for swimming, and perfect for the kids! Choose between Lookout Beach, Central Beach, Keurboomstrand, and Robberg Beach.

Robberg Nature Reserve
Robberg is Cape Nature reserve and World Heritage Site. Spot the rare blue duiker, the Western Cape’s smallest antelope; walk the sand dunes and view the Cape Seal Lighthouse. Spot groups of seals in the bright blue water below while hiking the coastline.

Farm Stalls
Pick up delicious baked goods, fresh produce, meats, cheeses, and wines from Thyme and Again Farm Stall just outside Plett, or make a pit stop at Nature’s Way Farm Stall on your way to Nature’s Valley – their cheese selection is delectable!

Bungee jumping
The most thrilling activity of them all! The Bloukrans Bungee is the highest bungee from a bridge in the world measuring a whopping 200m! The view from the bridge captures all the majesty of the Bloukrans River valley.

Whale and dolphin watching
Book a 2-hour boat adventure with Ocean Safaris that starts with an adrenaline-pumping beach launch into the sea taking you to some of the best spots along the Plettenberg Bay coastline for excellent whale and dolphin watching opportunities – a must during whale season.

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:

Muffin/croissant
Preserves and butter
White & brown bread
Muesli
Yoghurt
Milk
Seasonal fruit
Bacon*
Sausage*
Eggs
Orange juice
Cooking oil

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

Breakfast baskets should be booked a day in advance.

*Vegetarian option available on request:
Breakfast: Veg alternative for the bacon and sausage.

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 steak*
Traditional boerewors*
Chicken kebab*
2 salads or 1 salad and potato/corn on the cob in foil – subject to what is freshly available
Plain or garlic roll
Marshmallows

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

Braai baskets should be booked a day in advance. 

*Vegetarian option available on request:
Braai Pack: Soya sausage OR crumbed fish cake AND Soya burger OR mushroom ‘burger’.

Rates

Our tents sleep up to 5 guests, but our shared rates are based on a two person stay. Please note that the rates below are just a price indication, use our online bookings calendar to check current rates and availability. Food & beverage and activities & tours are not included in the price, unless otherwise stated.

TENTS WITHOUT HOT TUBS (3)

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

TENTS WITH HOT TUBS (3)

Rates from 1 October 2020 – 30 September 2021

Low season
1 May 2021 to 30 September 2021
R1490 per couple sharing

High season
1 October 2020 to 10 December 2020
10 January 2021 to 30 April 2021
R1990 per couple sharing 

Peak season
11 December 2020 to 9 January 2021
R2490 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
R1540 per couple sharing

High Season
1 October to 9 December 2021
9 January 2022 to 30 April 2022
R2040 per couple sharing 

Peak season
10 December – 8 January
R2540 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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