The Bush Camp

A rustic, outdoor camp sprawling along the riverside in the heart of the valley, made up from a series of interconnected areas, linked by winding paths that take you from one beautiful space to another.
The original project of the valley, the Bush Camp has evolved over the years, growing and improving, while maintaining its unique directive. The aim when designing and building the independent structures that make up the camp was to create a sprawling village of seperate utillity areas that each offer a different view of the surrounding environment, allowing the nature to encroach between the areas, blending the camp in seamlessly with the setting. The camp consists of 5 areas closely linked by stone pathways: kitchen & dinning, fireplace boma, bathrooms, cabins, treehouses and the deck.
The covered kitchen and dinning area is perched on a raised enbankment that overlooks a natural pool in the river with reeds and birds galore. The fire boma is at the top of the camp, with an open sky for starry nights and large bon-fires. The cabins and treehouses are nestled down along the edge of the forest that runs along the river, and the deck is burried in the forest beneath the canopy. The bathrooms are close to the cabins and the paths are lit-up at night for easy meandering between the areas. From the camp it is a short 15-minute walk to the rock pool.

Facilities:

  • Large open plan kitchen with scullery and pantry
  • Large covered dinning area
  • Gas fridge, stoves and geysers
  • General kitchen, braaing & eating equipment
  • Open-air lounge joining dining area
  • Boma with chairs & bon-fire pit
  • Two bathrooms with showers & toilets
  • 4 cabins & 4 treehouses
  • Covered wooden deck with stage
  • Lookout tower & independant outdoor showers
  • Space to pitch tents
  • Solar powered LED lighting
  • Capacity:

    The Bush Camp can only be booked by one group at a time and we require a minimum of 10 people for a booking. The camp can accomodate groups of up to 16 people sharing rooms. There are 16 beds - with bedding provided. There are 8 bedrooms (4 cabins & 4 treehouses) that can comfortably sleep 2 people per room (sharing). A wooden deck that is an ideal space for hosting meditation, yoga, dance and drama workshops. The 2 bathrooms are located next to the cabins, with additional outdoor showers near the treehouses. For overflow there is shaded camping space where tents can be pitched at an seperate rate.

    Treehouses

    The 4 treehouses are wood-clad bedrooms, mounted high-up on stilts, in amongst the trees.

    Cabins

    The 4 cabins are cozy bedrooms, with large glass windows looking out into the valley.

    Forest Deck

    The wooden deck is 10x8m, with a small stage and a cantilevered roof. The three open sides look out into the forest.

    Standard Rates:

    Self catering rate R360.00 pppn (bedding provided)

    Minimum group size of 10 people and minimum 2 night stay.

    Camping R200.00 pppn (overflow)

    Please Note:
    - Deposit of R3600 to secure booking.
    - Rates based on a two-night booking.
    - Above prices are for 2018.
    - Rates for 2019 will be subject to a 10% increase.
    - A 50% deposit is required for all bookings.
    - Viewings can usually be arranged on available weekdays or Sunday afternoon.

    Services:

    Self-catering does not include staff to clean dishes and the kitchen, but if required we can arrange a daily cleaning service at an extra cost (about R200/day).

    If required Bush Camp bookings can include catering for three meals a day. We will design a menu and budget per person (about R385pp/day) for the chosen culinary layout. Snacks, tea, coffee and juices will be provided. We source the organic ingedients from farms in the area and the meals are prepared by proffessional chefs.

    Cell and internet reception peaks at 3G. Reliable highspeed internet (Wi-Fi) is available at the reception/house at the entrance to the valley - a 5 minute drive from the Bush Camp.

    Our Location

    Our Surroundings

    Magaliesburg has numerous fun activities and sights to see, ranging from hikes to rock pools, canopy tours, game viewing expeditions, balloon rides, war monument sights to visit and stunning cycling routes.

    The area also offers many restaurants. There is a well stocked shop 10 minutes away, and we can point you in the direction of our local farmers who supply us with fresh, organic products like dairy, meat and vegetables.

    Lanseria Airport: 30mins

    OR Tambo: 1hr 30mins

    We can arrange an airport shuttle service.