Maputaland has been described at southern Africa’s last true shot at combining community-based tourism, environmental conservation and an outstanding guest experience. We’ve taken those words to heart in creating Gugulesizwe Camp.
Don’t worry if “Gugulesizwe” is something of a tongue-twister; within minutes of arriving, you’ll be referring to the camp as “Gugs” – everyone does.
Gugs is actually two camps – Gugs and Little Gugs. Perched on a breezy hilltop just 4km from the sea, they are a breath of fresh air in every respect. With commanding views out over the coastal forest and across the ocean, you’ll soon settle into the slower pace of life.
There’s a wonderful clarity to the afternoon light and the openness of the surroundings adds an real sense of freedom. As night falls, the song of the crickets promises a rejuvenating rest.
A short drive leads to the world-class Lala Nek snorkelling site, while the low tide reveals rock pools that call out to be explored by kids and the young at heart.
Big Skies’ Gugulesizwe camps are our love letter to connecting with nature and allowing for the seasons and wildlife to guide how you choose to spend your time with us.