While most of the glamping properties we’ve encountered are intimate, Zebra Plains takes it to the next level with just four traditional tents (two doubles and a twin), accommodating a maximum of six guests. They have real beds, traditional camping furniture like wooden chairs and tables, mosquito nets, and en-suite lavatories. Then there’s the showers: they’re al fresco, and the water is warmed to your preferred temperature by a “tent attendant,” so guests can clean up before dinner, or an evening in the library and bar areas.
Dining Al Fresco
Just because you’re roughing it doesn’t mean you’re just getting beef jerky and campfire coffee. Three course gourmet evening meals will be served each night in a different location around the camp. Lest you get bored, each night will feature a different cuisine, such as barbecue, and Potjie, a traditional style of southern African slow-cooking. On the last night, you'll a candlelit dinner under the stars on a dry riverbed.
The Environmental Side (i.e. Camping) of Glamping
The glamping movement originated from environmentally-conscious roots, and Zebra Plains has been designed to leave the smallest carbon footprint possible. Yes, it's lux, but it'll run completely on solar power and a battery inverter system, the meals include locally-sourced foods, and tent furniture will be made by local artisans from locally harvested hardwood. Also, it'll operate just four months of the year, between June and October, and will be packed up completely during the off season.
All-inclusive rates at Zebra Plains begin at $550 per person per night.