Pop Up Camping
Our Pop Up Camps are a brand new wild camping accommodation concept for exploring some of Durban’s wildest areas in accommodation under a million stars, Away from the crowds, simple and comfortable ……and adventure guaranteed.
Essential Info (Click Here To Download Our Info Pack)
Accommodation: Our pop up camps provide very comfortable 3x3m safari tents with two stretchers. These tents are spacious (most people can stand upright inside them) and ample room for luggage etc… Fully waterproof and insect-proof. We can accommodate 8 people in shared accommodation.
Food & Dining: You have the option to self-cater or take all the extra worry off your shoulders and let our guides cater for you. Our Pop Up Camps Include a central catering tent, tables, chairs, crockery, cooler boxes, camp fridges and gas stoves. If you chose to self cater you will have full use of all our catering equipment, cooler boxes and camp fridge. Our catered meals are simple but delicious, no “typical” camp food. Menus are available in request.
Security: All our pop up campsites are managed in conjunction with the local community and include 24-hour security at all camping areas.
Activities: Most of our sites have a range of activities from tubing to hiking to cultural activities. We do recommend planning activities with our guides in advance or just put your feet up, do nothing and slow down the pace a bit.
Toilets and Showers: Our sites are entirely off-grid (with the exception of eNanda Adventures) as a result, the showers are bucket type and chemical toilets. Basic, but hygienic and do the job. Please do not expect shiny ablution blocks.
Getting there: Our Pop Up Camps all include transport to the site. The camp is set up ahead of your arrival, so everything is ready and waiting for you to just sit back and enjoy a bit of nature. Pick up’s and drop-offs can be arranged from any location around Durban. If you prefer to self-drive, we can send a guide with you to help you find the various sites.
Our pop up camps are all run on a leave no trace basis, we come in set up the camp for you with everything you need and when you leave the site is cleared and returned to its original state. Each camp location includes two on-call guides who will arrange all your activities and catering (if required) as well as site assistants for cleaning and security. The idea is that you just arrive and everything is set up and ready for you to just put your feet up and soak in a bit of nature.
Mqeku: A legendary spot deep in the valley of a 1000 Hills at the confluence of the Mqeku and uMngeni Rivers. The site is simply gorgeous and has a variety of hiking trails, natural bum slides down the river and options for tubing and mountain biking.
Maphepetheni: Set on the edge of a cascading series of waterfalls and rapids overlooking a deep gorge, this site is a must for sheer natural beauty. Cultural tours, hikes, birding or just relaxing under the waterfalls ….. can’t get better.
Mini Dam: A gorgeous location on the shores of Mnini Dam. Excellent bass fishing, canoes available for hire and a range of hiking trails exploring beautiful natural gorges and forests where you can dip into cool rocky pools. There are options for catering at the nearby Mnini Dam Resort if you prefer the self-catering option.
eNanda Adventures: On the shores of eNanda Dam and an ideal spot for mountain bikers, hikers and canoeists. The site also offers catering options and a range of other accommodation for larger groups and options for facilitated team building and a range of local attractions, bass fishing and cultural activities.
Combo Options: Please enquire about multiple night options where we can arrange walks or MTB trails between various sites for multi-day camping options.