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Explore the Bhejane Biomimicry Camp: Inspired. Naturally

Garden Route | Biomimicry Bush Camp

The Biomimicry Bush camp is 100% mobile, designed to leave only a positive footprint on this environmentally sensitive area when we pack it up and go.  Quite literally – the only thing we leave behind is our own footprints.

tour duration MINIMUM 2 NIGHTS STAY
price R990
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Located just outside Plettenberg Bay, the Bhejane Biomimicry Bush Camp nestles in the heart of the Bitou Valley situated in the Cape Floristic Kingdom - the smallest, yet most diverse of the world’s six floral kingdoms, a World Heritage Site and a biodiversity hotspot.  Home to no less than five Blue Flag beaches, the Camp is in very close proximity to several Marine Protected Areas and the breathtakingly beautiful deep Knysna forest.

This is a mobile pop up camp & as a result, we are only open during certain months of the year

1 - 30 April, 2020

1 October 2020 - 30 January 2021

 

  UNLIMITED USE OF:

  • Fat Bikes: we have eight fat bikes in varying sizes for various age groups
  • Kayaks: We have three moored on our own jetty in the river which is also safe for swimming
  • SUPS (Stand up paddle boards): we have three for unlimited use while with us
  • Bird Hide: situated on the floodplain within walking distance of the camp and is perfect for sundowners and photography
  • Star Gazing Platform: need we say more!

Included

All meals
Camp fees
Listed activities
Tea & coffee
Tented Accommodation

Excluded

Lunch

CHILDREN & SINGLES

Children under the age of 10 LESS 50%
Single Person: A supplement charge of an additional 30%.

The Bhejane Biomimicry Bush Camp

Located just outside Plettenberg Bay, the Biomimicry Bush Camp is situated in the heart of the Bitou Valley in the Cape Floristic Kingdom which is the smallest, yet most diverse of the world’s six floral kingdoms, a World Heritage Site and a biodiversity hotspot.  Falling within a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the Plettenberg Bay area is home to no less than five Blue Flag beaches and is in very close proximity to several Marine Protected Areas and breathtakingly beautiful forests – a living monument to our natural history. The woody vegetation on the banks of the river surrounding the camp provides a unique habitat for birdlife that includes Fish Eagles, Kingfishers, Blue Cranes, Greater and Lesser Flamingoes, Plovers, Herons and marine birds to mention a few.  This is a place where paddling in the river is for everyone, not just the ducks, and our guided bird excursions on foot and in our canoes are an unforgettable experience. Our beds come complete with soft mattresses and 100% cotton bedlinen. Our tents specially designed to suit the local environment – their organic shape created to blend into and reflect the forest canopy while perching on mobile decks, thus preventing damage to the vegetation on the floor of the surrounding bush - each location carefully selected to ensure privacy and maximize on the spectacular beauty of the area. Engineered by a team of Biomimicry environmental specialists, the camp has been developed using biomimicry principles; The tents are situated to ensure that there is no vegetation damage and individual camp sites are located next to the river, on the fringe of the canopy and under the Milkwood Trees.  Each location has been carefully selected to ensure privacy and maximize on the spectacular beauty of the area. We incorporate bush bucket showers using water brought into the camp that is heated then used in the showers and thereafter harvested and filtered through charcoal filters which, as it evaporates, provides the cooling system that runs the camp.  This water is removed off site each day to ensure everyday contaminants like sunblock and deodorant do not go back into the river causing pollution and degradation to the delicate ecosystem. The toilets have been developed using biomimicry principles that ensure that there is no waste of water; that all waste produced is turned into a resource, and that mainly locally available and abundant resources are utilized.   The organic matter is broken down into compost using sawdust as the base component in a dry flushing and odorless toilet.  The waste is later removed and used in a local nursery site as compost for saplings that will later become part of a Greater Knysna Forest regeneration project. Food for your meals is prepared by our Bush Chef using locally grown vegetables and meals will be enjoyed around a camp fire with lighting accessed via solar lamps, wind turbines and even gravity! Falling asleep with the sound of snuffling bushbuck and croaking frogs, waking to the call of nearby nesting Fish Eagles and knowing you’ve not only visited lightly but have contributed positively to the surrounding landscape, the Bitou Valley Bush Camp offers a truly special and unique experience, one that will live on in your memory. 

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Bitou Valley, Plettenberg Bay