Noy Noy TiPi Camp: from R350pp sharing; Paws & Magic TiPi Camp: from R230pp sharing.
Budget Getaways Review
Fifteen kays from Robertson and tucked into the slopes of the Langeberg Mountains on a 12ha tract of fertile farming land, Lancewood TiPi Lodge is a down-to-earth escape from the usual city humdrum.
Circled by pretty surrounds crammed with hiking and mountain biking potential are three exclusive-use TiPi Camps.
Taking a closer look, Paws and Magic are pitched in a private spot 200m from Assegai House - also on Budget Getaways. Paws Camp has two canvas Tipis, sleeping two and five, respectively, while Magic features a single Tipi sleeping five.
The swanky new Noy Noy TiPi camp sports a fab wooden deck with hammock, as well as outside bath under the trees.
Lancewood is glamping in style, because the Tipis are kitted with beds and bedding (duvet, pillow and extra blanket) - no stuffy nylon sleeping bags and hard ground here. Adding to the comfort level is solar lighting, open-air hot showers at each camp, as well as a central loo area where each camp is allocated ther own ablutions and more hot showers.
Easing the logistics even further, your host Andre provides an Eco-Cooler for your edibles and a cooler packed with ice for the beers. Firewood and extra ice is available to buy.
To top it all off, you've got use of a sparkling swimming pool (short walk away) and a welcome summer wallowing hole.
Each camp comes standard with an equipped kitchen, braai and firepit.
There's plenty of scope for R&R at Lancewood - therapeutic massages by hostess Jackie, farm animals, archery, long hikes, plenty restaurants, farmstalls and wine estates around the corner.
An uber chill spot for families, groups and couples.
"Great place. Will definitely going back. The dogs loved it, great hikes and walks."
(Sarah Donnelly, visited January 2015)
"It is amazing what Andre and Jackie have achieved in such a short space of time! Their Teepee Lodge has great appeal despite the fact that the trees and shrubs are not yet fully grown. The accommodation is very comfortable, they have thought of every detail and the ablutions are absolutely five star. For a weekend of total relaxation at a very reasonable rate, easy access to Robertson and the surrounding area, wonderful bird life and gentle strolls, you couldn't ask for more. Being able to take along your fur friends is a real bonus. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and highly recommend it."
(Gayle Barichievy, visited January 2017)
"Most amazing natural experience. Jackie and Andre are such lovely hosts and have gone the extra mile to ensure no stone is left unturned when it comes to comfort, location, facilities, affordability and just plain kick ass accommodation. We did not want to leave and are returning a month later for some more natural living."
(Wendy Bertington, visited January 2015)
"This was a wonderful few days of tranquility to recharge the batteries! The setting is beautiful and the hosts are very professional. I can't wait to visit again."
(Nicol du Toit, visited January 2015)
"What a find! We are used to hardcore camping, but decided to try this for a change and were definitely not disappointed! The adventure is not removed, but rather enhanced by this glamping experience! Firstly, it really is a real tipi! And it is huge! The hosts, Andre and Jackie are amazing and ensure that you know where everything is and how it works...except the 'creative box', which they leave you to discover for a surprise: such fun full of (clean) bones, feathers, animal skin etc for you to make hangings to display in the camp area. Magic Tipi has the most romantic table set in a wooded area to enjoy coffee in the mornings. The walks are numerous and stunning; beware of the puff adders though, which were a highlight once we had moved to safety! We were lucky enough to experience a thunder and lightning storm while we were there: we were snug as a bug in our beds watching the lightning through the sticks at the top of the tipi, and Andre even turned up (in the middle of the night) to ensure that we were okay and that we had managed to close the tipi flaps correctly. Value for money and fun like this are hard to find these days! Thanks Andre and Jackie! We hope to be back soon!"
(Suzy Botha, visited January 2017)
"Lancewood TiPi Lodge is the best escape that I ever had in nature. The surroundings of the mountain next to you, the wake-up with sounds of birds in our ears is so relaxing and peaceful. Personally I will give Lancewood TiPi Lodge 10/10. What a wonderful stay,"
(Richard Willemse, visited May 2017)
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