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About AfriCamps at Gowan Valley

Discover AfriCamps at Gowan Valley, a family-friendly glamping destination comprising just five boutique tents situated in KwaZulu Natal's renowned Midlands Meander. The captivating Gowan Valley Guest Farm is the setting for this escape, where warm and welcoming hosts, Deanne and Brett Bouwer – who farm Nguni Cattle and Golden Kiwis – ensure guests are embraced by the famous Midlands hospitality.

What sets AfriCamps at Gowan Valley apart is its unique blend of nature, adventure, and relaxation. Experience the serene Midlands Meander, known for its picturesque countryside, local crafts, and delectable country-style cuisine. The property offers a range of accommodations, ensuring a perfect fit for families, couples, or solo travellers.

AfriCamps at Gowan Valley Setting

Situated amid rolling hills, vast fields, and the beautiful Mpofana River, AfriCamps at Gowan Valley provides a scenic escape. The Midlands Meander is a beautiful slice of South Africa, renowned for cycling, fishing, and historical sites, and offers various activities. On the farm, explore a 4km walk through indigenous forests, witness a 500-year-old Yellowwood tree, and enjoy picnics by the river. The Midlands includes attractions like Howick and Karkloof Falls, horseback trekking, the Nelson Mandela Capture site, and the family-friendly Piggly Wiggly.

What's included

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and Dinner baskets can be ordered for your stay (at an extra cost)


How to get there

  • 2 hrs

    King Shaka International Airport

  • AfriCamps at Gowan Valley

    Gowan Valley Guest Farm, Balgowan, 3275

  • Check in at AfriCamps at Gowan Valley

    14:00 on day of arrival

  • Check out at AfriCamps at Gowan Valley

    10:00 on day of departure

Frequently asked questions


  • Comfortable stay

    A nice place to stay and loved the hot tub. Everything you need is provided to stay comfortably. Friendly hosts and good service overall. review

    L. Pizani

  • Relaxing & Tranquil holiday

    Enjoyed a lovely stay. Tranquil place with beautiful scenery. Lovely area next to the river to braai and relax. On site restaurant if you not in the mood to cook. The camp has an onsite generator so no hassles with load shedding. The hot tub we as our highlight. Very relaxing. review

    R. Meiring

AfriCamps at Gowan Valley impact highlights

AfriCamps sets itself apart as a sustainable glamping option with a minimal ecological impact. Unlike permanent structures, their tents are carefully designed to have a low impact on the environment. The AfriCamps team, trained locally, skillfully handcrafts all tents, promoting regional craftsmanship and reducing the carbon footprint associated with transportation. In a commendable initiative, AfriCamps collaborates with conservation efforts at specific properties, contributing to the preservation of natural ecosystems. AfriCamps actively demonstrates its commitment to sustainability by using eco-friendly materials and reducing plastic usage across their facilities. Supporting the local economy, the use of local softwood underscores their dedication to responsible sourcing. AfriCamps' comprehensive sustainability approach is evident in all aspects of their operations, making them a conscious choice for environmentally aware travelers.

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