Cherry Glamping in Elgin: An Enchanted Forest Escape For Families + Friends

Cherry Glamping in Elgin: An Enchanted Forest Escape For Families + Friends

A forest fantasy in the scenic Elgin Valley.

Under rustling pine and bloekom in a private forest, with panoramic views of the towering Groenlandberg Mountains, this secluded forest hideaway in the heart of the Elgin Valley offers a unique camping experience where guests reside in fully decked-out luxury bell tents.

Cherry Glamping in Elgin

Located on the scenic Groenrug Estate, a mere hour’s drive from Cape Town, the private forest sleeps 18 to 100 guests across two different campsites (and one mobile offering), making it the ideal spot for a group of friends or extended family to enjoy an escape in nature; a company bosberaad, wedding, birthday celebration or mountain-biking retreat.

Cherry Glamping Events

Evoking enchanted scenes from olden-day European fairy tales, the scattering of tents on the forest floor lights up at night, evoking the feeling of being lost among the enchanted forest glades. But, don’t take our word for it – you’ll need to experience it yourself to fully understand the magic!

The lodgings

Cherry Glamping Bell Tents

The fully furnished, permanently pitched bell tents (and additional equipped bell tents) offer guests a comfortable space to rest their heads, and are spread across the Bloemkombos and Dennebos campsites, with the option of adding 25 additional tents for larger functions at either site.

Bloekombos Camp

Cherry Glamping Bloekombos Camp

At the bottom of the farm overlooking a sparkling dam and grasslands, Bloekombos Camp offers various outdoor areas, perfect for smaller festivals or larger functions. It also boasts uninterrupted views of resident springbok, bontebok and zebra as they wander down to the dam for a drink.

  • 21 fully equipped bell tents, sleeping two each
  • each tent features comfortable twin beds, cotton linen, towels, extra blankets, luggage rack, bed-end table, bedside tables with lamps, chairs and coat hooks
  • four shared bathrooms
  • large glass venue seating up to 180 people
  • large grass-surrounded dam
  • two fully equipped kitchens with a stove, fridges, freezer, cutlery, crockery and glassware
  • braai facilities

Dennebos Camp

Cherry Glamping Dennebos Camp

At the very top of the farm, Dennebos Camp offers some of the best views in the valley, with many beautiful sundowner areas and easy access to Paul Cluver Wines and Lebanon MTB routes. It’s ideally suited to smaller functions of between 12 to 80 people.

  • 12 fully equipped bell tents, sleeping two each
  • each tent features comfortable twin beds, cotton linen, towels, extra blankets, luggage rack, bed-end table, bedside tables with lamps, chairs and coat hooks
  • three shared bathrooms
  • large covered deck and lapa seating up to 80 people
  • communal lounge with a 24-seater table and cosy fireplace
  • two natural swimming pools
  • sundowner area to relax and take in the beautiful view
  • large lawn for additional tents or lawn games
  • fully equipped kitchen with a stove, fridges, freezer, cutlery, crockery and glassware
  • braai facilities
  • outdoor chapel overlooking the mountains

Events and activities

Cherry Glamping Venue

With various open areas and the option of hiring it as an exclusive-use venue, Cherry Glamping is ideal for weddings, long-table lunches, open-field festivals and functions, or team-building weekends.

Cherry Glamping Swimming Pool

Here to chill? Enjoy relaxing by one of the pools. Adventure lovers will enjoy the slew of activities nearby: ziplining in Grabouw, horse-riding at Klein Paradys Equestrian Centre and Nature Discovery Tours. Wine-lovers will enjoy exploring the superb estates of the Elgin Wine Valley, while The Overberg and Whale Route make for a wonderful day trip. What’s more, various farm stalls and restaurants, including Gabriëlskloof Restaurant, Peregrine Farm Stall and The Hickory Shack, are a short drive away.

Cherry Glamping Weddings

Whether you’re after a celebratory gathering, team-building venue, or a feet-up-and-chill break with close friends and family, this unique experience ticks all the boxes.

Distance from CT 1 hour
Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Where to find it Groenrug Estate, N2, Elgin, Western Cape

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Location

Groenrug Estate N2, Elgin, Western Cape