Camp Canoe: A Glamping Escape on a Franschhoek Wine Farm

Images: Inge Prins

A Wes Anderson-esque retreat with a mountain backdrop.

One of the Cape’s oldest wine estates, dating back to 1685, Boschendal flaunts spectacular surroundings: with dramatic mountain vistas wherever you find yourself on the expansive property.

Camp Canoe Glamping

It’s here, tucked among lush fynbos, olive trees and boulders on the rustic side of the Simonsberg Mountains that the recently introduced (and entirely independent) Camp Canoe glamping escape takes centre stage.

Camp Canoe Experience

The luxury tents are far removed from the foot traffic of the nearby estate and guests are encouraged to switch off, unwind and reconnect with nature. Waking at sunrise to the sound of birdsong from the comfort of a sumptuous king-size bed, before embarking on a day of wine-tasting and epicurean experiences is a special kind of luxury.

Stay the night

Camp Canoe Lodgings
Camp Canoe Bedroom Interior
Camp Canoe Bathroom
Camp Canoe Outdoor Fireplace

The seven, sizeable tents are generously spaced apart, offering privacy and fuss-free laidback living. Each unit overlooks the sparkling dam, with lush flora encasing the exterior walls and a wood-fired hot tub elevating the experience to extraordinary.

  • 7 luxury tents, each sleeping 2 adults (children on request)
  • king-size bed
  • en suite bathroom with a shower
  • indoor seating area
  • viewing deck with outdoor seating
  • private hot tub and hammocks
  • complimentary wifi

Camp Canoe Hot Tub

It’s definitely an experience to add to the bucketlist!

Distance from CT 1 hour
Child friendly? Yes, on request
Pet friendly? No
Wifi? Yes, free
Sleeps 2 adults
Cost From R2 600 per unit per night (depending on season)
Where to find it Helshoogte Road (R310), Pniel, Franschhoek

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Time of publication: 11 May 2022