Russell Jarvis of SafariNow.com offers a guide to the most unique places to stay this summer in KZN, Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, North-West Province, Limpopo and Mpumalanga. Explore the camps, castles and chalets guaranteed to satisfy your spirit of adventure when one night away is not enough.
Laze in material luxury in KZN
Monzi Safaris Tented Camp features 13 luxury tents with comfortable beds and en-suite bathrooms in the heart of St Lucia. Tours can be booked on site, from big five safaris, beach and bush excursions to Cape Vidal and deep-sea fishing. From R1070 per night.
Captain your holiday in the Western Cape
If gently cruising along sounds idyllic then make a holiday on water happen with Knysna Houseboats. You don’t need prior boating experience or a skipper’s license to hire a houseboat. The Knysna Houseboats can accommodate four adults or a family of five. From R2384 per night.
Bunk with elves at an Eastern Cape eco-lodge
The Shire Eco Lodge in Stutterheim offers comfort just a stream’s hop from the enchanted home of many rare species of plants, birds and butterflies. You don’t need a huge budget to enjoy these Lord of the Rings-inspired wooden chalets. From R750 per night.