Experience the fresh beauty of the Serengeti without leaving the UK, with a luxury safari lodge in an award-winning site, set in stunning West Sussex countryside.
Concierge Camping at Ratham Estate has won a whole host of awards since first opening in 2015, including AA Campsite of the Year and ‘Best of British' Campsite for its quality - so it goes to follow that your stay will be something very special indeed.
For those who love the great outdoors in all its blooming glory, but shun the idea of traditional camping with its complicated tent pitching and cold, dark journeys to the toilet, a stay in a luxurious Safari Lodge, sleeping 4 or 6 guests (plus the dog), may be just the solution! Lodges sleeping 4 are single storey with a master double and separate twin bunk bedroom, whilst those sleeping 6 are uniquely set over two levels. These come with master double bedrooms located downstairs and stairs leading to two full size twin bedded rooms upstairs.
Discover the Concierge Camping site in fresh countryside that borders the South Downs National Park in one direction, and soothingly sandy beaches in the other, one home to Chichester Harbour, a recognised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty...meaning from the moment you arrive, you'll be spoilt for choice of places to explore.
At first glance you'll think you're holidaying on the windswept plains of Africa, with your lodge's exposed timber frames and canvas providing authentic safari style. The inviting outdoor decking area, furnished with a picnic table and comfy seating, is the perfect place to get your holiday off to a fantastic start as you sip a glass of wine and listen to the babbling stream nearby. Later on, why not fire up the charcoal barbecue for an al fresco feast?
Enter your WiFi-enabled lodge to the clean and welcoming scent of pinewood, with rustic safari style and furnishings all around. Vibrant colours and high quality wood construction blend with state-of-the-art fixtures and fittings to evoke a real sense of natural luxury, beginning with electricity, cosy underfloor heating...and a lavish corner sofa in the living area that's perfect for curling up with a good book or catching up with your favourite TV show.
The kitchen, with its contemporary range cooker and espresso maker, houses everything you need to whip up a range of country-style feasts that will get mouths watering - and you'll even find a dishwasher to take care of the dirty work for you (well, you are on holiday after all!) Concierge Camping's on-site shop will provide you with handy essentials including fresh bread, breakfast items, cold drinks and locally-sourced meats.
When you're ready to call it a night, discover exceptionally cosy bedrooms that are perfect for snuggling in! Canvas windows - equipped with remote-controlled window blinds - look out over cornfields as you listen to the rustling of trees and the soothing sounds of birdsong. Or maybe you'd rather listen to your very own soundtrack on the Bluetooth speaker system instead?
The bathroom is your lodge's jewel in the crown, set to change your perceptions of camping facilities forever! Equipped with all the amenities you'd expect from a luxury hotel suite, discover an overhead rain shower that will wash all your cares away with plenty of blissfully hot water. Toiletries are provided, and with a backlit mirror and your own plumbed-in toilet (no communal composting loos here!) you'll feel as though you've just stepped into a relaxing spa.
You may find it hard to tear yourselves away from your lavish lodge, but with so many opportunities for adventure all around, that would be a shame! Why not start by exploring the local area, where you'll find the beautiful South Downs National Park is hard to beat for invigorating, fresh air-filled strolling and cycling.
How about a trip to the award-winning beaches of West Wittering - or a day in the cathedral city of Chichester for a break from the safari lifestyle? Concierge Camping is also just a few minutes' drive from the Goodwood Estate, bursting with attractions and events.
So pack yourselves up and come on luxury safari with Concierge Camping...with so much to see and do all around, you won't regret it!
Things to note
Minimum 3 night stays for Friday arrivals, 4 nights for Monday arrivals, there is a luxury washroom block, onsite shop, bicycle hire available, dogs are permitted upon prior arrangement, Concierge Camping is open over Christmas and the New Year, and closed from mid-January to mid-February.
Tried and tested
"I don't even know where to start - everything about this weekend in the Safari tent
was absolutely amazing; the grounds, the staff, the onsite shop, the
location, the incredible tents which were kitted out with everything you
needed PLUS other things you didn't realise you needed. I was so sad to
come home and wanted to stay so much longer. I will DEFINITELY be returning."
"We just stayed in the safari tent for
long weekend. What a treat amazing facilities, lovely neighbours,
lovely staff and amazing surroundings. Our son and dog loved it. Highly
recommend, we will be back soon."
"If camp sites were star rated, this would be a 6* resort. Beautiful location and luxury facilities."
Region: Chichester, West Sussex
Cost (from): £360 (3 nights)
Sleeps: 4-6 per lodge
Bedrooms: 2-3 per lodge
Bathrooms: 1 per lodge
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Property ref: 346
2 single storey lodges sleeping 4 (double & twin bunk room), 2 two-storey lodges sleeping 6 (double & 2 twin bedrooms), bedding & towels, toiletries, bathroom, rain shower, fully equipped kitchen area, range stove, oven, dishwasher, coffee machine, fridge, freezer, barbeque, satellite TV, WiFi, underfloor heating, lighting, USB chargers, Bluetooth speaker system, remote control blinds, outdoor terrace & seating.
Golf, castles, South Downs hiking, boat trips, cycling, gardens, antique stores, beaches, museums, galleries, horse riding, nature reserve, fishing.
At a glance
- Four luxury safari lodges set on the Concierge Camping site at Ratham Estate, West Sussex.
- Two single storey lodges sleep up to 4 guests, and two 2 storey lodges sleep up to 6 guests.
- Easily accessible by car, the site is also close to the ferry port of Portsmouth.
- Towels, bedding and toiletries are all provided, and there is an on-site shop for essentials.
- Close to the South Downs National Park, Goodwood Estate, a selection of sandy beaches and the cathedral city of Chichester - offering plenty of sightseeing, shopping and dining opportunities.
- Dogs are welcome at Concierge Camping.
- Concierge Camping is an AA five pennant gold award park with a AA five pennant green glamping award and has also been awarded AA southeast campsite of the year .