A unique experience at Nguni Moon Tepees
If you are looking for a unique camping experience in South Africa then you will love Nguni Moon Tepee in Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal. Nestled in between the farmlands and grazing cows you will find a truly tranquil and unique tepee camp. Nguni Moon Tepee is the ideal place for a romantic camping weekend, to unwind with a group of friends or spend quality time with family. The four self catering tepee tents have all the essentials you will need during your stay. If you book out all four tents and you will have the entire place to yourself.
Explore the wonders of Underberg, between it’s peaceful and relaxing surroundings. Underberg is the gateway to the Southern Drakensberg Mountains, offering a wide range of activities to entertain every traveler, including horse riding, hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing or take a day tour up Sani Pass.
Arriving at the camp
When we arrived at Nguni Moon and it was almost dark but that didn’t stop our excitement. We love new and unique experiences and walking down the pathway felt like we were entering a secret tepee village. Nguni Moon is based on Jenny and Alex’s farm and it has its own entrance which is private with secure parking. Through out the camp there is a red Indian theme which really adds to the whole experience.
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The Eagle Tepee
We stayed in the Eagle tepee, which is a favourite. One thing we didn’t realize is how spacious the tepee would actually be inside. The Eagle tepee had a queen bed and a double couch fitted quiet snug with all our stuff. Towels, water and bedding were provided and the tepee had electricity available inside so we could still charge our phones and electronics. Each tepee is slightly different – the Eagle, Raven and Sparrow Hawk have queen beds and Crow has two single beds. We had a bit of a rain storm the second night and our tepee was warm and it stayed completely waterproof and dry inside. With the bed and furniture inside the tepee it was more like we were staying in an upmarket backpackers than a tent. Gotta love glamping!
Kitchen with all the self catering essentials
The commune kitchen area provided everything we needed during our stay, right down to the last detail. All you need to bring is your food and your drinks. (There is a shared fridge available to keep to keep food and beers cold.) We cooked on a braai the first night and the second night Liza made her famous home cooked chicken curry dish on the gas stove. The shared lounge area is comfortable with a calming view of the dam. The small dam offers the perfect spot to just sit, get lost in your thoughts and enjoy the peace and quite. There is a path with two bathroom’s to the left of the kitchen area. The bathroom had hot showers, spacious and well lit through the night.
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Around the camp fire
In the center of the camp is a cozy fire pit. This is a great spot to sit on those chilly nights to roast marsh mellows, bond with friends or tell scary camp fire stories. Everything you need to make the camp fire is provided with enough wood to last well into the night.
A Dam view
There is a small dam next to the tepees which is perfect for swimming but not suitable for fishing. The dam has a small floating barge to float away with a sun downer or two. We were completely surrounded by nature, it was so quite that sometimes Liza and I found ourselves whispering because our voices sounded so loud. It was not the right time of year to take a swim but it was very tempting since the water is quite clean.
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It’s a wrap
We found ourselves spending one morning lazing on a the camp hammocks just taking in our beautiful surroundings and spoke about how great it will be to return one day with a group of friends. Nguni Full Moon offered a great atmosphere and a perfect chilled weekend get away, destress and catch up on some time out. The Sunday morning we got up early and headed to Major Adventures in town to do a tour up Sani Pass into Lesotho which we can highly recommend.
Make a booking
If you planning a getaway to Underberg and would like to stay at Nguni Moon Tepee’s then you can make an online booking here, alternatively you can contact Jenny on +27 82 809 7668 or email: email@example.com
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