Safari Tent - Made in South Africa - sleeps 4
Exclusive safari tent made in South Africa
- Satisfactory and enjoyable space for family comfort
- Private bathroom with a shower
- Very suitable for children
- Local homemade ingredients are provided for breakfast
- A beautiful view over the valley to the coast
Get ready for an unforgettable glamping holiday in the wonderful Alentejo region by booking this exclusive Safari tent, made in South Africa. This unique rural hideaway offers a comfortable accommodation which sleeps 4 people. It is a perfect quiet place for reading and relaxing with a beautiful sunset. From well-furnished decorations to a spacious covered terrace. Our glamping is located just North of the Algarve, between the coastal villages Vila Nova de Milfontes and Zambujeira do Mar.
Be welcome at one or Portugal's best kept secrets where you can enjoy 'a piece of Africa in Portugal', in the Alentejo region. This unique and spacious safari tent is perfect for a unique and comfortable escape.
Your exclusive safari tent is furnished with a double bed and a sofa bed, comfortable for 2 children. Furthermore the tent has an indoor bathroom and terrace built against the hill. There is also a private bathroom with toilet, rain shower and towels are in the bath cell.
Inside this beautiful safari tent, there is a fully equipped kitchenette where you will find everything you need to prepare a meal. All you need is to provide your own ingredients.
For the guests who are interested in entertainments, there are possibilities to visit the coastal towns of Vila Nova de Milfontes and Zambujeira do Mar with many restaurants. A picnic dining table with 4 chairs is provided for sitting outside next to the shaded exclusive safari tent.
Our guests are provided with a breakfast made of local and homemade ingredients in the morning. This is short after our guests wake up in the morning with the sound of the cow bells. Not a bad start of the day, is it?
When staying with us you have a wide choice of quiet beaches nearby, without any mass tourism, yet with lots of good restaurants offering great seafood.
About the area
Our glamping is located in the Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina, that stretches from Sines in the north to Sagres in the extreme southwestern tip of the Algarve. You can make beautiful walks and mountain bike tours in the park, both along the rugged coast of southwestern Alentejo and through the surrounding hills. Construction is subject to strict rules, which means that you will hardly encounter any high-rise buildings and large complexes here.
Towns like Odemira, Santiago de Cacem and Sines are nice to walk through, but offer (except if there is a festival) not much entertainment. For this you better visit the coastal towns of Vila Nova de Milfontes, Porto Covo and Zambujeira do Mar.
If you also want to visit the Algarve, you can be in Lagos in one hour and 15 minutes, or in Albufeira in 1.5 hours.
A short walk from your tent through the hills with grain fields will take you to the typical Alentejan village of Troviscais, where you can drink a cup of delicious Portuguese coffee on the terrace of the local café, while the village men play a traditional game along the road, which looks a bit like boules.
A walk of a few kilometers in the other direction leads through eucalyptus forests to the Mira river, one of the cleanest rivers in Europe, in which many otters still live and which is full of fish.
Of course you also come here for the beaches. The coast of the south Alentejo is rugged, high cliffs that hit the Atlantic Ocean. Hidden among the cliffs are small sheltered beaches, even in high season it is not difficult to find a quiet beach.
You have the choice of quiet beaches, without any buildings, so you have to take care of food and drink yourself. Or the busier beaches of the coastal towns, but even here busy is a relative concept.
For calmer bathing waters, the river beaches at the mouth of the Mira river at Vila Nova de Milfontes are ideal. Here you can play in the waves, or just lie on the beach and listen to the sounds of the sea.
In the spring, storks nest on the cliffs, from above you can see beautifully how they take care of their young.
The nearest beach is at Vila Nova de Milfontes, a 25-minute drive from here.
There is plenty to do in the cultural field, certainly in the summer season. Each village (also Troviscais) then has its 'festas', usually a procession followed by a dance evening. In Sines there is a world music festival every year, and Odemira regularly has open-air jazz nights.
You will find historical sites more inland. A nice day trip is the Roman excavation Mirobriga, near Santiago do Cacem.
Every year in July, in the town of Sao Teotonio (at 30 km), the Faceco takes place, the largest agriculture and livestock exhibition in Portugal. Definitely worth experiencing. With inspections, competitions, exhibitions of all kinds of old crafts and evening music.
If you want to shop, you better go to the Algarve. Coastal towns such as Zambujeira do Mar, Vila Nova de Milfontes and Porto Covo offer some cozy shops, but for real shopping you have to go to places like Lagos and Albufeira.
However, you don't have to go far for souvenirs. We are happy to help you with good addresses.
Peter and Joke found this amazing spot in a nature reserve while travelling through Portugal in 2008 and turned it into a B&B where they would have liked to stay themselves. With beautiful tents with a lot of privacy around each tent, a private bathroom and kitchen and all build and maintained with nature in mind. Since 2018 you can also enjoy our beautiful natural pool.
They live here with their 3 dogs, 4 cats and a few chickens for fresh eggs.
2 Reviews - Safari Tent - Made in South Africa - sleeps 4
Barbara - the Netherlands
Lovely glamping spot
A wonderful and relaxing place, with nice hostess and host. We had the safari tent, a fairly private location, with a very nice terrace with a view. The covered outdoor kitchen and the separate bathroom were also very much appreciated. On the quinta is a natural swimming pool with frogs, lilies, and comfortable beds, and a large relaxation hut with a filled bookcase and fridge. You can order food a few times a week at Joke, very tasty. Recommended for those who love glamping and rest. We also found the surroundings very worthwhile, the Alentejo is very beautiful and still quite pure (and much less touristy than the Algarve). You are right on the coast, where the Fisherman's Trail runs, a long-distance path, and where they have good sardines and vinho verde.
Goedele - the Netherlands
Beautiful location in peace! Enjoy total nature but still with every comfort and privacy. We are grateful to the owners for giving us the chance to enjoy this piece of paradise. Sweet, authentic owners who can also cook very well. Highly recommended.