A night under the stars! The experience of sleeping in Open Africa on your own is, quite simply, magical. Where else can you fully immerse yourselves in the sights and sounds of the bush, the chatter of the birds at dusk and again at dawn and the spectacular sky glittering above you.
Kapama Private Game Reserve – Seep Out Experience
Kapama Game Reserve is a privately owned reserve and as such there are no other vehicles traversing the property. The 13000 hectares consists of old farmlands that have been converted for eco-tourism ventures which first took place as recently as 1987. The reserve boasts frequent Big 5 sightings – especially large herds of elephant and large numbers of impala, giraffe and other antelope.The Kapama Romantic Sleep-out offers an unforgettale overnight experience. Elevated high above the ground under the African night sky, is a uniquely romantic experience. A raised platform is romantically furnished with an oversized bed draped in white linen and mosquito netting. It’s completely safe, while being surrounded by only wilderness and wildlife. The experience is guaranteed to take your breath away.
Makanyane Safari Lodge Sleep Out
Makanyane Safari Lodge lies hidden in the lush forest, offering spectacular views over the tranquil Marico River in the exclusive Madikwe Game Reserve. On the edge of the Kalahari, Madikwe Game Reserve contains a diverse environment offering more than 60 species of mammals and 300 species of birds. Madikwe is home to the Big 5 along with several rarer species such as African Wild Dog, Cheetah and Black Rhino. The lodge has accommodation for a maximum of sixteen guests, ensuring that each guest has privacy and individual attention. Hidden deep in the bush on the lodge’s private ground is a secure, raised hide with a second-storey sleeping deck. Here guests are given the unique opportunity to spend a romantic night under the African sky, surrounded only by lanterns and the African bush, an unforgettable experience!
Rhino Post Safari Lodge Sleep Out
Rhino Post is found in the central Kruger National Park between the Sabi River and neighboring Mala Mala Game Reserve. The eco-friendly lodge is hidden in the mixed woodland on the Mutluvumi River, with a small waterhole positioned in front of the main deck. With a magnificent setting overlooking the waterhole, you can enjoy the sunset whilst sipping a refreshing sundowner as you begin to unwind at the sleep out platform. While your guide prepares a traditional South African braai on an open fire, you can relax and enjoy the sounds and senses of the African Bush. Each couple is allocated an individual platform where you will sleep under the star studded sky – your experience heightened as you share the wilderness at night, while safely guarded by your observant guides.
Abu Camp Sleep Out
At Abu Camp you are invited to immerse yourself in the majestic world of the African elephant and to become part of the herd during your stay. By the time you leave you will feel a special, emotional connection to the herd which is nothing less than humbling and rewarding, while gaining an understanding of elephant conservation, the premise on which Abu Camp is based. For those seeking the ultimate immersion experience without having to compromise on comfort, the Star Bed at Abu Camp in Botswana’s Okavango Delta is a must. Overlooking the elephant boma, the double-storey platform includes a bathroom with shower, toilet and basin on the lower level, and a permanent queen-size bed with draped mosquito netting above, where guests are lulled to sleep by the contented rumbling and low snores of the elephants.