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AfriCamps at Ingwe
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Plettenberg Bay- AfriCamps at Ingwe

Start FromZAR1,090.00 / Night
Bed2 Queen size beds (extra length)
Bunk Bed 1 Single bed (extra length)
Max People5
Tent Size55 sqm
WifiOnly at lodge / reception area
AirconditioningYes - cooling
Wood burning fireplace Yes - closed combustion
Electric BlanketsYes
BreakfastOptional (not included)
Braai (bbq) areaYes - private braai
Fully equiped kitchenYes - incl 4 burner hob
MicrowaveYes

Location

Your host

Essentials

Activities

Eat & drink

Getting there

Rates

Terms

And there it is! AfriCamps bang in the middle of the uber-popular Garden Route. AfriCamps at Ingwe is situated in the Crags, a lush forest and Fynbos area embraced by the coastal town of Plettenberg Bay where you can experience all the Garden Route is so famous for. Our high elevated tents boast outstanding views of rolling green hill tops surrounded by deep indigenous forested valleys and the Tsitsikamma Mountain Range. Three of the tents now offer a private wood fired hot tub in your own backyard. A wood-fired hot tub is the purest form of relaxation and enjoying the outdoors. Back to nature, while listening to the crackle of fire under the African sky.

AfriCamps at Ingwe is an outdoor adventurer and nature lover’s paradise. Visit one of the many popular attractions in the area, or just sit on the private deck of your tent and soak up the tranquil beauty and peaceful sounds of Ingwe’s forest. From Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, Jukani Wildlife centre, Hog Hollow Horse Trails, Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve, delightful canoeing trips up the Bitou & Keurbooms River to a visit to one of the many wine estates around the corner, one is spoilt for choice!

Situated between the vibey holiday town of Plettenberg Bay (10 minutes’ drive away) and the quaint village of Natures Valley; AfriCamps finds itself in the centre of the Garden Route. This area is well known for its outstanding natural beauty with mind blowing beaches and ancient forests. With Knysna and Tsitsikamma National Park both within a 30 minutes’ drive, AfriCamps at Ingwe is the perfect destination to experience it all.

The Edwards family bought this 200-hectare farm in 1985 to farm fruit, dairy and sheep. Originally known as Longridge Farm, it was once owned by the Newdigates of Forest Hall. Ingwe is situated on the southern edge of Longridge and this spectacular site overlooks valleys of indigenous forest, fynbos and has a view of the Indian Ocean. The Edwards family always had the vision of being able to share their beautiful surroundings with others and through a number of partnerships, this has been made possible.

Debbie is born in Cape Town and married with two sons. She relocated in 1996 to Plettenberg Bay to open a family owned restaurant. Moving here also gave her the opportunity to work and play at the same time, as she is a keen mountain biker and outdoor adventurer herself.

Debbie looked at ways to conserve our natural environment and make a living. Her experience from her work in non-profit organizations in the marine mammal and environmental education fields, as well as sales and marketing within the tourism industry, gave her a solid foundation to start an outdoor adventure career providing activities for both the youth and adult market. Unwavering belief in the potential of people to face and overcome challenges has culminated in her taking on the journey of developing Ingwe into a venue renowned for teambuilding and outdoor adventures that produce real learning results and promote conservation awareness.  Ingwe Forest Adventures was birthed in 2004 and received endorsement from the Western Cape Education Department in 2009.

A deep passion for the outdoors also led her to be a founding member in early 2000 of The Southern Crags Conservancy which is part of the Eden to Addo Corridor, plus a climate change and environmental education NPO, The Green Ticket in 2008 which is based at Ingwe.

One thing’s for sure, there will not be many people more knowledgeable about this area, and we as AfriCamps couldn’t be more proud to have her as our host at AfriCamps at Ingwe.

Check in – from 2pm onwards on day of arrival

Prior arrangements need to be made, guests are kindly requested to inform the AfriCamps office of their estimated time of arrival. Please phone the camp reception 30 minutes prior to arrival. This way you are ensured that the check in can be arranged without delays. Please find the telephone number in the bookings confirmation email

Check out – before 10am on day of departure

Wood-fired Hot Tubs *Now at AfriCamps at Ingwe*

Three of our six tents now offer the exclusive use of their own wood fired hot tub. A wood-fired hot tub is the purest form of relaxation and enjoying the outdoors. Back to nature, while listening to the crackle of fire under the African sky. Guests have the choice to book a tent with or without a tub when making their booking online.

Facilities on site

  • Swimming Pool
  • Sports fields
  • Wifi at main lodge/reception area only

Please note the above facilities may have been booked exclusively for an event or function, and might not
be available during your stay. This will be communicated upon arrival.

  • Farm dams and picnic sites

Activities on site

  • Self-guided short route (Couch Potato route) approx. 1 hour (3km)
  • Guided hikes from 1 to 3 hours with varying degrees of difficulty. Rates on request.
  • Go fishing on the beach or river with a local. Rates: 1 p/person – R1 000, 2 people – R1 800. Larger groups on request. Equipment included. Own transport required.

Please note all activities are subject to availability and must be booked in advance.

Breakfast – placed in the tent for guests to prepare themselves

Breakfast Basket ‘Cook Your Own’

  • Muffin/croissant
  • Preserves and butter
  • White & brown bread
  • Muesli
  • Yoghurt
  • Milk
  • Seasonal fruit
  • Bacon*
  • Sausage*
  • Eggs
  • Orange juice
  • Cooking oil

R110 per person
R 75 per child (4 to 12 yrs)

Dinner- Placed in Tent for guests to prepare themselves

Traditional South African Braai Pack

  • 200g steak*
  • Traditional boerewors*
  • Chicken kebab*
  • 2 salads or 1 salad and potato/corn on the cob in foil – subject to what is freshly available
  • Plain or garlic roll
  • Marshmallows

R175 per adult
R110 per child (4 to 12 yrs)

*Vegetarian option available on request:
Breakfast: Veg alternative for the bacon and sausage.
Braai Pack: Soya sausage OR crumbed fish cake AND 
Soya burger OR mushroom ‘burger’.

Kindly note the breakfast baskets and braai packs need to be booked a day in advance.

 

Getting there

AfriCamps at Ingwe is situated in the Garden Route, 6 hours from Cape Town, 2.5 hours from Port Elizabeth and is only 10 minutes’ drive from the beach in Plettenberg Bay.

From Cape Town

Drive on the N2 past Knysna for about 30 minutes towards Plettenberg Bay, past Keurboomstrand. You will see AfriCamps at Ingwe signposts on the right.

From Swellendam (AfriCamps at Kam’Bati)

Drive east on the N2 towards the coast towards Knysna. From Knysna continue for about 30 minutes to Plettenberg Bay, driving past Keurboomstrand. You will see AfriCamps at Ingwe signposts on the right.

From Robertson (AfriCamps at Pat Busch)

Head south east on the R60 past Ashton towards Swellendam. At the T-junction in Swellendam, turn left onto the N2. Drive east on the N2 towards the coast towards Knysna. From Knysna continue for about 30 minutes to Plettenberg Bay, driving past Keurboomstrand. You will see AfriCamps at Ingwe signposts on the right.

From Port Elizabeth

Drive south-west along the N2 past Tsitsikamma National Park. Head on the N2 for about 30 minutes towards the Bloukrans Bridge. Part of the road is a toll road, therefore ensure you have money with you. Continue for another 15 minutes past Nature’s Valley and the Monkeyland turnoff and you’ll see AfriCamps at Ingwe on your left.

Rates

Our tents sleep up to 5 guests, but our shared rates are based on a two-person stay. Please note that the rates below are just a price indication, use our online bookings calendar to check current rates and availability. Food & beverage and activities & tours are not included in the price, unless otherwise stated.

Please note that we have a minimum of 2 night stay during peak season and events.

Three of our six tents now offer the exclusive use of their own wood fired hot tub. A wood-fired hot tub is the purest form of relaxation and enjoying the outdoors. Back to nature, while listening to the crackle of fire under the African sky. These are offered for an additional *R300 per night. *Subject to availability.

Rate per tent (pp) Additional fee adults (pp) Children fee (pp)
Season Single Shared 3rd 4th 5th 0 – 2 3 – 16
Lowseason 1090 545 200 200 200 Stay Free 100
Highseason 1590 795 200 200 200 Stay Free 100
Peakseason 2090 1045 200 200 200 Stay Free 100

 

Rates as from 1 May 2019

Rate per tent (pp) Additional fee adults (pp) Children fee (pp)
Season Single Shared 3rd 4th 5th 0 – 2 3 – 16
Lowseason 1140 570 200 200 200 Stay Free 100
Highseason 1640 820 200 200 200 Stay Free 100
Peakseason 2140 1070 200 200 200 Stay Free 100


Low season

1 May to 30 September

High season
1 October to 15 December
11 January to 30 April
Public Holidays

Peak season
16 December to 10 January

Please look for the full terms and conditions on our website www.africamps.com/terms-and-conditions

Accommodation

All tents sleep a maximum of 5 people. The following items or services are not included in the price, unless otherwise stated:

  • Food & Beverage
  • Activities & Tours
  • Daily cleaning service (Complimentary cleaning every 4th day only)
  • Wood and firelighters for the wood-stove and campfires (for sale at farm)

Pets

Due to the endemic and introduced wildlife species on the property, pets are not allowed

Payments

To secure your stay a 50% deposit is required. The balance of the booking amount must paid in full to AfriCamps, at the latest, one month before arrival. In the event of a booking made within one month before arrival the entire booking amount must be paid immediately.

In the case of a late or incomplete payment you are in default. AfriCamps will reserve to the right to cancel the booking within immediate effect. You are responsible for all damages which suffers or will suffer as a consequence of this, as well as all costs which AfriCamps has made with regard to your booking and the cancellation.

Cancellations

In the event of a cancellation more than a month before arrival, your deposit of 50% will be non-refundable. In the event of cancellation within a month before arrival the entire booking amount is payable to AfriCamps. In the case of premature termination of the stay, the entire booking amount is payable to AfriCamps.

Cancellation policy

  • > 1 month: 50% Cancellation fee (50% deposit is non-refundable)
  • 1 month – arrival: 100% Cancellation fee (Full amount is due and non-refundable)

Liability

AfriCamps and the corresponding farm accept no liability for: theft, loss or damage, of whatever nature, during or as a result of a stay on one of our affiliated farms, falling into defect or putting out of action of technical equipment and loss or closure of supplies on the farm.

The guests and those who accompany him or her, are jointly and severally responsible for all loss and/or damage which arises, for AfriCamps, the farm in question and/or any third party as a direct or an indirect consequence of their stay, irrespective of whether this was caused through actions or refraining from actions by themselves or by third parties, who are at the farm through their making, as well as of all damage which is caused by any animal and/or matter which they have under their responsibility. If you leave your tent in an improper condition, AfriCamps is entitled to charge R250,- of additional (cleaning) costs. This can double to R500,- in combination with a late departure.