GLAMPING

This is camping made oh so easy, arrive to a fully equipped, pre-erected tent.  Sleep in a real bed while enjoying an authentic camping experience.

GLAMPING [noun] associated with traditional camping.  Glamping is for the city slicker seeking a little refuge in nature—without foregoing any of life’s luxuries.

ORIGIN early 21st century: blend of glamorous and camping.

Arrive, unpack and stay - just as you would in a self-catering unit.  Glamping tents are fully equipped fridge, lights, tables, chairs, beds (with linen, crockery and cutlery).  There is also an option to upgrade to one of our private ablution sites.  This is no fuss camping for a discerning camper.  

 

 

GLAMPING
This is camping made oh-so-easy!

 

Welcome to the wonderful world of GLAMPING – this is camping with a few of your necessary creature comforts.

 

Mountain Splendour still offers mobile Glamping as we have always done – but as of September 2021 we have 4 permanent Glamping Tents. The new tents are en-suite (shower only) and sleep a MAXIMUM of 5 guests in two sleeping areas.

 

The permanent Glamping tents are fully equipped for a basic self-catering holiday and include the following kitchen items to make your stay a little easier:

  • A fridge, kettle, toaster and microwave

  • Gas cooker

  • Pots and pans

  • Crockery and cutlery including prep knives, braai tongs, bottle opener, can opener and cutting boards

  • Dishwashing sink (with dish liquid, sponge and dish towel) as well as a cold water only prep bowl

  • Built in braai area on the veranda.

 

The beds come with linen. NO TOWELS are provided – we suggest that you bring a swimming towel as well as bath towel.

 

If you have never camped before you might be wondering what else to pack. If you google “camping packing lists” you will end up with a long and confusing list of gadgets, gizmos and other apparently essential items required to ward of brown bears (who in America seem partial to stealing campers provisions)!  We are happy to report we do not have brown bears and the bakery and local supermarkets make it easy to buy whatever you have forgotten. So the following items are probably the bare essentials you need to survive enjoy a weekend of camping:

  • Headlamps or torches.

  • Multi-plug and cell phone charges.

  • Marshmallows and Marie biscuits (essential items).

  • Towels (swimming and bath)

  • Mosquito repellent/citronella candles if you are coming in summer.

  • Board games or a pack of cards. Colouring in books or something else to keep little people busy on wet days.

  • Sun cream and sunhats.

  • Backpack in case you want to go hiking and a blanket to take on a picnic.

  • If your kids love riding their bikes all day and all night – a bike light and a helmet are a good idea (we sell them in our bike shop if you forget to pack them).

  • Some cash (ATMs can run out during busy periods).

  • A little bit of washing powder in case you want to rinse something out.

  • If you are a keen birder bring along your binoculars and your bird book.

 

If you do find you have forgotten something the Champagne Valley has two small, well stocked supermarkets, a fresh produce outlet, a bakery and a bottle store.

 

We have a small tuck shop on the property selling wood, ice, firelighters, cold drinks and treats. We also keep a supply of toothbrushes and sugar (the two most often forgotten items). Mountain Splendour also boasts the only cycle shop in the berg and is well stocked with spares and accessories.

 

Definition of GLAMPING
noun:  a form of camping involving accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping. 
GLAMPING is likely to satisfy any city slicker seeking a little refuge in nature—without foregoing any of life’s luxuries.
Origin: early 21st century: blend of glamorous and camping.