Accommodation

Minimum stay is 2 nights over normal weekends, and 3 or 4 nights over long weekends
 No day visitors No loud noise allowed
 Serviced during the week on request, no service over weekends except on special request
For more information, check our accommodation terms.

Your tented safari experience starts here!

We offer you a variety of accommodation and camping options, for hassle free camping, whether a short or long stay. Options range from two-man to eight-man tent camps, or pick one of our bush campsites (with its own private bathroom) if you'd rather prefer your own equipment.

Each tent camp has its own charm, a kitchenette, and own braai, not to mention a cosy firepit for those crackling fire side camping stories.

Each camp's name is derived from an indigenous plant/tree/animal and set up to enhance your bushveld experience – drift off to sleep in a canvas tent listening to the bushveld's amazing night life: these may include frogs, insects, lions, hyena, and Africa’s famous animals.

Tent camps have fire-pits and/or braaiers with equipped kitchenettes, bedding and bath towels are included. Please bring swimming towels with, as that is not provided, to enjoy our cold-water swimming pool.

Monkey Thorn Cottage

The Monkey Thorn is well suited for seniors, couples, and honeymooners looking for more traditional accommodation. The cottage has an air conditioner, a queen size bed, en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower, kitchenette (with a gas stove and oven, microwave, and fridge) and the necessary means to cook and braai.

Tented Camp Variety

Luxury Tent Camps – each with en-suite bathroom

Elephant Root Luxury Tent

If you prefer more luxury in your tent and want a romantic weekend getaway, we have the Elephant Root Luxury Tent (Olifantswortel Luukse Tent) just for you. It accommodates a couple and will be your glamping breakaway for two. This tent has a queen size bed, en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower, kitchenette (with a single electric plate, microwave, kettle and a bar fridge) and the necessary means to cook and braai. More privately situated with view over the bush and a small splash pool.

Fever Tree Family Bush Tent Camp

The Fever Tree is a family safari tent with an open air en-suite bathroom ideal for a family of 3, and can sleep a couple and 1 child.

Umbrella Thorn Family Tent Camp

The Umbrella Thorn is a large safari tent with an open air en-suite bathroom ideal for a family of up to 5. It’s fully equipped with a king size bed (that can be made up as 2 singles), a bunk bed and luxury stretcher. A private boma and gazebo kitchen for dining is set up for families to reconnect and enjoy the excitement of a luxury camping experience.

Tented Bush Camps - with Shared Ablutions

2 Man Camps

For couples

Weeping Boerbean

This tent camp is perfect for a couple with its double bed, it is situated next to the fence overlooking the bush.

Sickle Bush

This tent camp is perfect for a young couple with its ‘double bed’ located on the platform of a converted rooftop tent – you need to climb a ladder to go to bed.

For Friends

These tent camps are perfect for either a couple or a duo of friends, having 2 single beds which can be moved to form a king-sized bed. 

Knob Thorn

Thorn Pear

Group / Family Bush Camps

Black Thorn

Black Thorn is naturally tucked away in a corner, located next to the fence. The layout of this tented bush camp makes it ideal for a group of 4 family members or friends. It consists of 2 dome tents each equipped with 2 deluxe stretchers. The fully equipped interlinking kitchenette has a view of the bush and serves as a great dining area.

Scented Pod

Scented Pod sleep up to 8 people. This camp consists out of 4 tents sleeping 2 each on luxury stretchers, a kitchen tent, and boma; located next to the fence, overlooking a small water hole.

Campsites

STANDS FOR BUSH TRAILERS, CARAVANS, OR TENTS

Six concealed bush campsites, each with its own private ablution (shower, flush toilet, and wash basin), electricity, braai, and water in proximity. Each stand is separated by natural bush, shrubs, and trees providing some privacy between the bush camps.

There are 3 standard campsites ideal for up to 6 people.

Duiker (L)/Kudu (L)/Red Hartebeest (L)

We also have 3 larger campsites for groups of up to 8 people, or for those with larger caravans/trailers.

Nyala (XL)/Eland (XL)/Tsessebe (XL)

Rates are for a caravan/trailer/tent, a gazebo and a vehicle. Extra will be charged for additional tents/trailers/caravans, visitors, vehicles, and air-conditioners.

Off-grid Stands

Limited off-grid campsites are available for the more experienced and adventurous campers. You get to enjoy a truly wild adventure by camping in the unfenced area of the reserve amongst the free roaming big five, where you may encounter not only the night sounds of the bush but also a visit from our nocturnal animals, such as serval, porcupine, black-back jackal, lion, hyena, and others. This is not for the feint-hearted.

All wilderness campers must be self-sufficient, with your own water, ablution facilities and solar power. No generators are permitted, and 2 porta-potties are available for rent.

Contact us for more info and to book a off-grid campsite for a wild camping experience.

If you'd like to stay in an unfenced off-grid tented camp with amenities, our friends at Mpofu Camp offer a unique experience. For more information, visit their website.

Terms and Conditions

Pensioners are 60 years and older 
Mid-week is Monday afternoon to Friday morning
Check in times:
- Tented accommodation: 15:00
- Campsites: 13:00
Check out times:
- Tented accommodation: 10:00
- Campsites: 11:00
Specials only valid for direct bookings (via our website)
Excludes school holidays and long weekends
Subject to availability