4 Reasons to Go Glamping on Your Next Adventure

reasons to go glamping on your next holiday

Glamping is the non-traditional way of camping, but still experiencing the beauty of the great outdoors. And if you are like me, who hates spending the night in a tent and a sleeping bag, then there are reasons to go glamping on your next adventure. Glamping is a glamorous version of camping; it is a unique blend of comfort and luxury any hotel offers, yet soaking in the serenity of nature at its best.

No destination, just glamping. – Anonymous

I love getting away from the city and being in nature, and glamping is the luxurious way to feel a sense of freedom while enjoying the finer things in life. It is a mixture of comfort and adventure, literally camping in style! 

Do you love sleeping under the stars? Or roasting marshmallows on a campfire? Do you love to reconnect with nature without having to drag all of your camping gear? Then, try glamping because you don’t have to sacrifice your daily essentials while doing the things you love.

And if you are still uncertain, here are four reasons to go glamping on your next adventure.


When you glamp, you don’t have to sleep on a cold hard floor. Most glamping tents come with bedroom set-ups, and it only means you get to sleep comfortably in a bed with a plush mattress. Glamping means you get to relax and get a good night’s sleep.

Experience Nature

Glamping locations will take you to places with the best views in the middle of nowhere. It can be deep in a mountain, by the river, or on a private island. One of the fascinating reasons to choose glamping on your next adventure, disconnect with technology and immerse yourself in nature. And that’s a win for me!

Reasons to go glamping: Cost

Glamping is cheaper than hotel stays with better facilities. It is an affordable family experience with lots of great outdoor activities. Cost-effective holiday without having to compromise on amenities, the best of both worlds!


Glamping is not only a back-to-nature experience, but it also helps protect it. Easing your way to the nature scene will heighten your appreciation and awareness for nature and how to protect it while doing so. Glamping is less impactful than camping since it allows for lesser waste to be left behind. Since glamping can happen anywhere from tents to treehouses, they leave minimal impact on the environment using sustainable and upcycled materials.

We had our first-ever glamping experience and undeniably not the last. Our host, Africamps at Mackers, went above and beyond! 

Africamps at Mackers is nestled in the Lowveld between Hazyview and Sabie and is ideal for families, friends, and couples alike who want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.


  • Fully equipped tent suitable for five people
  • South African Braai (or barbeque as you know it!) 
  • Fully equipped kitchen with 4 burner gas hob, microwave, bar fridge, cutlery, crockery
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Outdoor deck
  • 2 bedrooms, comfortable linens, and electric blankets
  • Air conditioning
  • Indoor wood-burning fireplace
  • Onsite shop

Things to do at the Mackers:

  • Take a dip at the pool
  • Birdwatching
  • River hiking trail
  • Sabie river fishing
  • Spa treatments at the comfort of your tent

Other activities to do outside the camp:

  • Kruger National Park Tour/Safari
  • Explore the beautiful Panorama Route
  • Water Safari in the Blyde River Canyon
  • Visit the 8 falls of the Sabie Waterfalls Route
  • Visit Moholoholo wildlife rehabilitation
  • Bourkes Luck Potholes
  • Graskop Gorge

glamping at africamps at mackers hazyview
My glamping buddies!

africamps at mackers pool deck area
Pool deck area

africamps hazyview glamping outdoor deck
Outdoor deck facing the river

Glamping essentials
Breakfast and braai baskets are available to order and delivered straight to your tent

africamps hazyview glamping site
Serene mornings

glamping campfire and braai
Afternoon braai

glamping birthday celebration
A big shout-out to the Mackers for sourcing out my son’s birthday cake

Check out Africamps with different Glamping locations across South Africa for an experience you’ll never forget!

P.S. Go glamping and unplug from day-to-day life, and feel the thrill and excitement of sleeping somewhere in the wild!


4 reasons to go glamping on your next adventure

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