Glamping is a new word – basically an amalgamation of the words ‘Glamour’ and ‘Camping’. It’s a growing trend with travel accommodation – and a departure from the Tight Arse version of travelling I usually subject myself to – that is, not a flash luxury resort!
Glamping is widespread throughout many national parks and wildlife reserves in Africa (check out this post I did for Nomadic Matt on Safaris in Africa), but it’s a trend that’s catching on all around the world.
Basically, Glamping is where you have a 5 star room inside a tent – or Luxury Camping. That’s right, all of the mod cons such as a flushing toilet, shower, and bath tub are included, and a comfortable king size bed is thrown in for good measure.
Glamping – Camping but not roughing it!
I had a crack at Glamping recently in Australia for a weekend away at a place called Silk Pavillions, in northern New South Wales. This is based close to Mount Warning and Byron Bay, a popular stop on the Australian backpacking trail.
I quite like Glamping, as I like having a place to myself, but it’s close to nature as well. You can decide on whether to cook your own food, or be a lazy sod and have it done for you, or at least, have the ingredients provided to slap onto a hot barbeque.
In terms of costs, that would depend on where you go to, but Glamping is a nice change from sleeping on bus terminal floors and underneath a bridge – some of my previous travel accommodation options!
More Glamping Stuff
You can read more at Camping in Comfort.