Mukota, snuggles into the corner of this wild flower meadow, with the brook running beside.
The view from your deck, plenty of room for rounders, football or just watching the wildlife.
This fabulous African-themed tent has plenty of space and wait until you see the en-suite!
Glamping at its very best.
Plenty of space and luxury for your glamping adventure and a cosy wood burner for chilly evenings.
The kitchen has a gas hob, hot running water a fridge and a freezer for essential ice and holiday treats.
The living area leads through to the bedrooms.
All you could need for a comfortable glamping break.
The 'master' bedroom.
The super comfy 5 foot bed beckons after a day of fresh air.
The twin room has 3 foot beds to fall into at the end of a fun-packed day.
This quirky en suite surprise, is in a former horse box!
The spacious shower and toilet are behind the tent, with an overhead canopy.
There is, of course, a proper shower and flushing loo.
This unique shower room is behind the bedrooms.
The wood-burner will keep you toasty warm.
Enjoy a scrummy breakfast before heading out for the day.
Why not rustle up a cooked breakfast?
Plenty of equipment provided.
Some fresh eggs to add to that fry-up breakfast.
Relax on this comfy chair and take in the fresh air and countryside views... bliss.
Fun and thoughtul details give this tent its African feel.
This fabulous drawing depicts the breed of indigenous African pig from the Mukota region of Zimbabwe, after which the tent is named.
The African theme runs throughout.
What a gorgeous bedroom.
The perfect inside/outside space for the whole family to enjoy.
Snuggle up by the fire in the evening, chatting about the day's adventures.
Perfect relaxation.
The deck is perfect for relaxing with a good book.
There are lovely touches everywhere you look.
What a lovely spot to spend a get-away-from-it-all break.
A home away from home.
All welcome at Mukota including your beloved dog.
A gorgeous setting night and day.
Mukota shares its meadow with The Bothy - a delightful building made from straw bales.
Here you can see Mukota and The Bothy in the foreground and Murciano and Gascon in the meadow beyond.
The Bothy is a delightful building, ideal for family gatherings, communal activities or classes - it is available if you have booked the whole site.
A close up of the lovely Bothy.
There is seating for 20 in The Bothy, perfect for gatherings.
A large wood-burner keeps the building nice and cosy.
The Bothy is made from straw bales, created to be organic and authentic in both design and intention.
There is a chuck wagon located across this pretty bridge from The Bothy.
Available if you have booked the whole site along with The Bothy, the Chuck Wagon contains a WC and separate small kitchen.
This is Beauty a Great Black pig, she has inspired the name of the retreat.
There are a variety of animals on the farm (separate from your glamping meadow).
Horses and sheep will delight all the family.
Which animals will you encounter?
One of the owner's lovely horses.
There is an equestrian facility at the farm.
Some friendly pigs, to fit in with the theme of this wonderful glamping site.
Not forgetting the owner's chickens too.
The village of Motcombe has a village shop and a pub, both within easy walking distance.
The community village shop at Motcombe, welling local produce.
The Coppleridge Inn is a 30 minute walk from your glamping haven.
Gold Hill, featured in a Hovis advert many years ago.
Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, this iconic shot shows that Shaftesbury really is a hilltop town.
This market town is
The nearby hilltop Saxon town of Shaftesbury has a relaxed atmoshpere and much to see.
Plenty of pubs in Shaftesbury.
Take the walking trail aroud this historic town.
Shaftesbury Abbey is well worth a visit, set in a Medieval walled herb garden.
Magnificent Prehistoric Stonehenge is a 40 minute drive, (photograph copyright English Heritage).
The beautiful lake and gardens at the National Trust's Stourhead House is nearby.
The brilliant Black Pig Retreats, with Mukota in the foreground and Murciano and Gascon in the meadow beyond.

Mukota Safari Tent


1.4 miles N of Shaftesbury / Sleeps 4 + cot

7 Nights from £394 - £985

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Coppleridge Inn (1 ¼ miles)

A traditional country pub set within fifteen acres of lush meadows and woodland. With four separate dining areas, including al fresco dining in summer, you'll be spoilt for choice. Dogs are welcome in the bar area.

Nearest beach

Rockley Sands Beach (23 miles)

Rockley Sands beach in Poole is a small sand and mud beach, with facilities including a cafe, shop, toilets, equipment hire and parking. There is also disabled access and the beach is dog-friendly all year. Swimming at low tide should not be attempted due to strong currents.

Nearest walk

Shaftesbury Round Walk (1 ½ miles)

Courtesy of the website this walk starts in Shaftesbury and takes in the ancient woodland site of Kingsettle Wood. This particular walk is about seven and a half miles long and medium difficulty.

Nearest town

Shaftesbury (1 ½ miles)

Another famous haunt of the novelist Thomas Hardy, Shaftesbury has some of England’s most fascinating architecture, including the famous cobbled street of Gold’s Hill and the ruins of the abbey which date back to 888AD. The town sits at the top of a hill with panoramic views in every direction over Dorset and Wiltshire. Despite its glorious position and the beauty of its buildings and streets, Shaftesbury remains unspoilt by tourism.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Hill October 2013

Really worth a visit

We thought this would be more 'touristy' with the attraction of the Gold Hill. We stayed nearby and could have enjoyed pottering into Shaftesbury everyday. Turnbulls Deli and Cheese shop is amazing. (bring deep pockets). There are lots of cafes and independent clothes, gift shops and galleries to dip into. We didn't even get time to go to the Abbey but there are some fantastic views across the vale in the park area next to the Abbey entrance. A really friendly small market town, which even has an excellent curry house (Chutneys) which was an unexpected bonus.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Vesey-Wells November 2011

Shaftesbury is a lovely little town with an excellant bakery and nearby Hovis hill (Gold Hill)

Also nearby

Stourhead (7 ½ miles)

Visit the world-famous gardens at Stourhead and sit amongst tranquil scenes. Described as ‘a living work of art’, the gardens lead visitors on a breath-taking journey. Spend a while in the 18th Century Palladian villa and Hoare family home, before wending your way around the grounds, falling in love with the beautifully thought out landscapes and classical architecture.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pascoe October 2014


This is the most beautiful place you can imagine - the walk around the lake, dropping into the various buildings and grottoes, is breathtaking. All I can say is you really must visit.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Merriman September 2013


A wonderful must in Dorset. Great gardens and interesting house. Well worth a visit.

Chutney's Restaurant (1 ½ miles)

A well established Indian restaurant serving both traditional and contemporary cuisine. A take-away service is available and booking is recommended.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Hicks August 2014

Hidden gem

Definitely worth a visit, gets very busy at weekends so go early! Plenty of choice on the menu, beautifully cooked chef's specials, polite service, just what you need. My husband ordered 'off menu' and they were happy to oblige.

The Green Rock Cafe (1 ½ miles)

Lots of organic, wholefood dishes with a Mediterranean influence.

Shaftesbury Cycle Hire (1 ½ miles)

Recycled bike hire. No room in the car to bring your bike on holiday? The child and adult bikes here are available on a daily or weekly tariff. Free delivery and collection within a 15 mile radius of Shaftesbury.

Gold Hill Museum and Garden (1 ½ miles)

This museum is quite unusual as it lies within a tradtional sandstone cottage! It is brimming with local history and has a stunning garden with fabulous views. Usually open April until October, please check to avoid disappointment.

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