Durban - Are you an avid “wannabe camper”, the type who yearns to fall asleep to the sounds of nature, but the whole idea of packing up trailers, erecting tents and climbing into a sleeping bag leaves you cold?
And if you were honest with yourself, queuing for a shower and using a communal kitchen is not your style either. If that’s you, then Falaza Game Park and Spa is the perfect “camping” option.
It is a four-star, privately-owned luxury tented camp in Hluhluwe that offers an array of bush experiences in a lush indigenous setting.
Accommodation is in 15 stylish A-frame tents with decks and beds fitted with crisp cotton linen. What better way to release that “city living tension” than falling asleep to the sounds of the bush and waking to the call of the birds with just a canvas netted window separating you from nature?
Needless to say there’s no stoking the fire for your morning cuppa, with tea/coffee-making facilities all plugged in next to a tin of homemade treats.
There is hot running water with private ablutions. Fluffy gowns hang in the wardrobes. You can even enjoy a shower or bubble bath under the stars in the outdoor bathroom.
Also be assured that big smiles, welcome drinks and peaceful surrounds are standard benefits at Falaza.
Falaza is just over three hours’ drive from Durban, a short way off the road to False Bay.
This means Falaza neighbours are the iSimangaliso World Heritage Site of St Lucia and Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, which boast the Big Five. It is also near the corals of Sodwana Bay.
Day, evening and night drives are arranged per your individual requests (refreshments and snacks are served) and I wouldn’t miss out on the most beautiful cruise meandering along the Mzinene River.
As a pampered, stylish camper, you will appreciate the things that set Falaza apart. They have created a niché reputation in the birding fraternity, so make sure you pack your binoculars.
They also have an on-site health and beauty spa with four gorgeous, tranquil treatment rooms.
Falaza welcomes family, friends, staff, teams, as well as wedding and bridal parties, with conference facilities for up to 30 people. The bush, restaurant, boma, lapa, swimming pool and staff await your arrival.
l 035 562 2319/072 037 9900
www.falaza.co.za - Saturday Star