Drakensberg Camping at Nguni Moon Tepee Camp

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Last update: June 2019

A unique camping experience at Nguni Moon Tepees 

If you are looking for a unique Drakensberg camping experience in South Africa then you will love Nguni Moon Tepee Camp. Sleeping in a tepee under the stars is certainly a memorable experience to tick off the bucket list.

The camp is in a conveniently located at the foothills of Southern Drakensberg in Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal. Nestled between the farmlands and grazing cows you will find a beautiful and tranquil tepee camp.

Underberg is the gateway to the Southern Drakensberg Mountains, offering a wide range of activities to entertain every traveller, including horse riding, hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing or take a day tour up Sani Pass. The town is also home to the famous Splashy Fen Music festival which is celebrated nearby during the Easter holidays.

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Why visit Nguni Moon Tepees?

The camp is the ideal location for a romantic camping weekend, to unwind with a group of friends or spend quality time with family.

The best part is you can enjoy the benefits of Drakensberg camping in the mountains without having to worry about packing and unpacking all the camping equipment. This is truly an unforgettable South African glamping experience.

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.

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Staying in the Eagle Tepee

Walking down the path felt like we were entering a secret tepee camp. The Drakensberg camp at Nguni Moon is based on Jenny and Alex’s Underberg farm and it has its own entrance which is private with secure parking. Throughout the camp, there is a red Indian theme which adds to the whole experience.

We stayed in the Eagle tepee, which is a favourite. One thing we didn’t realize is how spacious the tepee would 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, GoPro and other 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 rainstorm 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. This affordable Drakensberg camp has set a high standard for glamping in South Africa.

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Self-catering Underberg accommodation with all the essentials

The commune kitchen area provided everything we needed during our stay, right down to the last detail. There were even some board games to enjoy at night. All you need to bring is your food, drinks, a good torch and some clothes. There is a shared fridge available to keep food and beers cold.

We cooked on a braai (BBQ) the first night and the second night Li 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 quiet. There is a path with two bathrooms to the left of the kitchen area. The bathroom had hot showers, spacious and well lit through the night.

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South Africa Glamping around the fire pit

In the centre of the camp is a cosy fire pit. This is a  great spot to sit on those chilly nights to roast marsh mellows, bond with friends or tell scary campfire stories.  Everything you need to make the campfire is provided with enough wood to last well into the night.

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Enjoy the dam view

There is a small dam next to the tepees which are perfect for swimming but not suitable for fishing. The dam has a small floating barge to float away with a sundowner or two. We were completely surrounded by nature, it was so quiet that sometimes Li 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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Drakensberg Camping that is suitable for the whole family!

Drakensberg Camping at it’s best!

We found ourselves spending one morning lazing on 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 unique experience, great atmosphere and a perfect chilled weekend getaway.

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. The tour had us in awe with the beautiful scenery and interesting cultural experience with the Basotho people.

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Nguni Moon TePee Camp, Drakensberg view, hamocks and tepee


What are you waiting for? 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.


Check out this cool video of the Underberg camping experience here:


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Lisa Nozaic

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31 thoughts on “Drakensberg Camping at Nguni Moon Tepee Camp

  • June 5, 2019 at 2:03 pm
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    I have never camped or glamped in a teepee. This surely looks fun. I am definitely going to try this when in South Africa. Meanwhile, I will find similar options in my next travel adventure in Spiti. Nguni Moon Tepees looked really awesome!

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    • June 6, 2019 at 8:19 am
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      Its great fun and certainly one to cross off the bucket list. Thank you for reading.

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  • June 5, 2019 at 11:15 am
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    This is exactly the type of place we love to stay when we travel. I love that it is simple and rustic from the outside, but in the inside it is spacious and you still get to sleep in a cozy bed. I also like that there is a commune area to play games and chat with other campers. It is a nice combo of camping and staying at a hostel.

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    • June 6, 2019 at 8:21 am
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      Ever since staying here we always look for glamping places while travelling. It’s such an awesome experience.

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  • June 5, 2019 at 6:55 am
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    I always enjoy sleeping in a tepee. I haven’t done since I was really small on a vacation with my parents and I just realized “Why not?” :). Glamping sure is a great way to explore nature. When I think of it, I think it’s even more comfortable than sleeping in a tent.

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    • June 6, 2019 at 8:22 am
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      Yes. it’s definitely more comfortable and you don’t need to carry loads of camping gear with you. Thank you for reading.

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  • June 5, 2019 at 5:12 am
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    What a fun experience. I don’t usually do camping but I would make an exception for this. The tents looked extremely comfortable, the setting perfect and to have a well-equipped kitchen area as well for self-catering, what else do you need.

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    • June 6, 2019 at 8:24 am
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      I would encourage you to try it. It really is a memorable experience. Thanks for reading.

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  • June 5, 2019 at 4:29 am
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    What a unique place to stay! Nguni Moon Tepees looks like it would be a fantastic experience in summer, with lots of outdoor activities right there around you.

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    • June 6, 2019 at 8:23 am
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      We even love going in Winter and sitting around the big campfire and relaxing. Thanks for reading.

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  • June 4, 2019 at 5:26 pm
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    This sounds dreamy! South Africa is on my bucket list and I always enjoy camping! My favourite camping experience is camping under the stars in the outback in Australia- amazing!

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    • June 5, 2019 at 2:55 am
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      Wow, I can only imagine how beautiful the stars must look! Thanks for reading Izzie

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  • June 4, 2019 at 11:57 am
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    If I am going to camp, I like the idea of everything being all set up in a secure location with all the amenities. The location is ideal with its location by the pond and surrounded by nature. Sitting by the fire pit at night sounds great.

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    • June 4, 2019 at 12:27 pm
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      Hi Rhonda, yeah it really is beautiful there and so convenient having everything already set up. Thanks for reading!

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  • December 17, 2018 at 8:09 pm
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    Nguni Moon is one of the greatest places in world, I visit, it was a wonderful experience really

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  • July 8, 2018 at 2:08 am
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    What a cool experience that I would have never thought to see in Africa! I’ve stayed in Teepees a few times in Ontario and they make for a great accommodation! It’s pretty awesome that they include all the necessities like the kitchen as well.

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  • July 6, 2018 at 12:33 am
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    My favorite camping trip was when we rented a 1970’s VW camper bus and went away for a few days. Relaxing and the benefits of camping but we still go to sleep indoors!

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  • July 5, 2018 at 4:27 pm
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    Looks like a fun way to travel. The tepee sure looked roomy! Did you have any problems with noise from other glampers?

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    • July 7, 2018 at 11:05 am
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      Not at all. One of the nights we had the place to ourselves and the other we had a good chat with some backpackers from England. (Didnt hear them again after that)

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  • June 22, 2018 at 5:17 pm
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    So this is how you get some down time when your job and travel are one in the same.

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  • June 2, 2018 at 8:15 am
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    This is the best place for an adventureful and romantic camping experience, this place comes with wonderful facilities with the natural beauty. In South Africa, there have many beautiful places for visit, and this place best of them, every adventure lovers and new couple will crazy to take the best camping experience in Nguni Moon Tepee. You capture some wonderful views of your trip. I have never visited South Africa, know I am excited to spend some time in here with my husband. I wish it will be my best camping experience. Thanks for your amazing article.

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  • May 28, 2018 at 5:25 am
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    wow, it seems you enjoyed a lot your trip, i would go there once in life to enjoy without any work. And your taken images shown that you spent great time there. Thanks for sharing good trip experience.

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  • May 21, 2018 at 12:14 am
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    I’ve never experienced glamping. The more I read about it, the more I’m curious to experience one.
    Good to know that it completely protected you from rain storm. I wouldn’t have expected that in any tent type, camping accomodation!
    Getting to sleep under the stars in hammocks is such a great experience I believe.

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  • May 19, 2018 at 2:48 pm
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    What a cool experience this must have been! Glamping is something I have always wanted to try together with my partner and this looks like the perfect way! Eagle Tepee looks great and there’s so much space inside, who would have thought that.. I really like the sense of community that is encouraged by using the community kitchen area, must be so fun to sit there altogether! I’ll show this to my partner, we might go there soon 🙂

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  • May 18, 2018 at 5:10 pm
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    Wow! This looks really fun. I am not really an outdoor person but the idea of glamping interests me. I would love to try this someday. I enjoyed reading your post.

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  • May 18, 2018 at 1:14 pm
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    Nguni Moon Tepee looks awesome! My kind of vacation! What I really like about this place is the common space and that you are allowed to cook and bring your own food. And if the day get to hot there is even a small dam to jump into! A great place to gather some friends and family over a weekend!

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  • May 18, 2018 at 7:14 am
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    Wow. What a post and one which brings you close to nature. It’s a great outing and thanks for sharing The visuals are amazing

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  • May 18, 2018 at 7:09 am
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    This place looks so peaceful and seems like a good option for glamping. It’s so good to have a kitchen to yourself so that you can self-cater and cook what you like. I would love to sit around the cozy fire pit in chilly winters with my family and roast marsh mellows and indulge in some grilled food. The dam view looks very serene and its look like a great place to spend a weekend.

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  • May 18, 2018 at 1:53 am
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    I love the idea of sleeping in a tepee. I think I did this once in summer camp and had a blast. I think my most unique glamping experience was on a floating tent in Thailand in the middle of Cheow Lan lake. We had a personal kayak tied up out front and could kayak through the rainforest and could hear the gibbon families calling out to each other. Glamping is such a great way to explore nature. You have the experience of sleeping in a tent, but get to be on a comfortable bed. It’s the best of both worlds.

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  • May 12, 2018 at 2:25 pm
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    Although I’m totally not into camping, I would give this a try. Look like a great experience. And it’s glamping, not camping 😉

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