Tangala Authentic Safari Camp - Thornybush

Accommodation in Thornybush Game Reserve

Star Rating:3

This intimate and exclusive private safari camp is situated in the 22,000 acre Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, a prime ecological area abounding in wildlife. It has striking views of the Drakensberg Mountains and is next to the world famous KrugerNational Park .

Become one with the bush as you track silently after the spoor of wildlife during game drives. The night game viewing is an experience of its own. The nocturnal sightings might include bushbabies, the elusive genet, or hunting predators stalking their prey. Lanterns welcome you back and guide you along the pathways to the bush boma for an African feast under the southern stars.

The camp consists of a central dining and lounge area with full bar and a swimming pool with a deck. Five double en-suite chalets each with shaded verandas. Hot water is provided at all times with traditional old-fashioned "donkey-boilers" (geysers).

Two game drives in open vehicles include coffee and tea in the morning while a romantic sundowner interrupts the night drives. Meals include a full breakfast/brunch, mid-afternoon tea, snacks and boma dinner. Wildlife activities here enable guests to ‘touch, taste and smell’ the bushveld. The day begins with a game drive of a few hours’ duration, accompanied by a qualified ranger and tracker. Guests not only get close to Big Game but also learn to identify trees and plants, taste edible fruit, follow in the footsteps of animals great and small and learn about local bush lore.

Room Description at :

Accommodation at the camp will bring back memories of a bygone era of the "Colonial Africa" long forgotten.

The five twin bedded thatched chalets have been interior designed to provide the ultimate in rustic luxury. All chalets have en suite facilities and their own private viewing patio.

The camp is electricity free with kerosene lamps/lantern lighting being provided.


Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates Include:
Accommodation, all meals (Breakfast, Light Lunch, 3 Course Dinner and Game drive snacks), two game drives and a bush walk daily. * Please note that reservations for one night only, does not include a bush walk

Rates Exclude:
Beverages, bar, staff gratuities, shuttle service and optional extras.


Extra information

Closest airport – Hoedspruit (Eastgate) Daily flights with SA Express between Hoedspruit and Johannesburg. Daily flights between Hoedspruit and Cape Town available with a stopover at Sun City.

Clothing and Accessories: Dress code is bushveld casual and lightweight, but a sweater may be required. During the winter, June, July and August warm clothes are necessary during early morning and at night. A hat, sunscreen, flashlight and binoculars will add pleasure to your stay. Kindly note that neutral colours are recommended, especially for game walks/drives - no whites!

Health: Precautions against malaria are necessary, consult your pharmacist prior to departure.

Arrival and Departure: Any time from 12:00 as long as you are at the lodge at 15:00. Please advise the lodge of your expected time of arrival. Departure after breakfast or by 12:00.

Climate: Winter: May to September is mild to pleasant during daytime. However, nights can be cold, warm clothing is recommended.
Summer: October to April - is hot to very hot with occasional rainfall. Protection from the sun is necessary.

Security/Safety: Rangers carry rifles on all game drives and excursions, and all guests are escorted to their chalets after dark.  In the event of an emergency, Tangala has full air evacuation facilities. Although the camp is created to protect guests from malaria, it is strongly recommended that you take appropriate preventative measures.

Child Policy:
No children under 7 years
Children 7 to 12 years pay 50% of the adult rate
Children 13 years and older pay the adult rate