Tented Safari Lodges in South Africa

Tented Safari Lodges in South Africa

For most people the idea of spending the night under canvas surrounded by the sounds of the African bush brings to mind the romance of a bygone age of adventure.

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Tented Safari Lodges in South Africa

South African Safari Lodges Offering Tented Accommodation

For most people the idea of spending the night under canvas surrounded by the sounds of the African bush brings to mind the romance of a bygone age of adventure.

Thakadu River CampFortunately, there are many tented safari lodges in South Africa's private game reserves where it is possible to recapture this magic.

Many of these lodges offer a level of luxury that would normally only be found in the very best 5* hotels, with many ‘tents’ boasting air-conditioning, luxury bathrooms, and even private plunge pools!

For guests travelling on a more modest budget, there are other lodges which offer less extravagant tented accommodation, however the large tents all still have proper double or twin beds and en-suite bathrooms…it’s still a long way from most people's idea of roughing it!

 
 
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Kapama Buffalo Camp

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 6 ratings

Ten luxury canvas tents, each sleeping 2 guests, are set on stilts in the upper reaches of tall trees, overlooking a seasonal river. Each tent has air-conditioning and private bathroom facilities, interconnected to other tents by wooden walkways high above a sandy river bed.

 

 

Thakadu River Camp

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 5 ratings

Thakadu River Camp is set within the riverine canopy along the banks of the Marico River and consists of 12 tented suites, each with their own viewing deck overlooking the river. The tents are spacious and are superbly decorated and appointed.

 

 

Mkuze Falls Tented Lodge

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 4 ratings

The accommodation consists of 5 luxurious 'Hemingway' style safari tents built on wooden decks raised on stilts, situated on the Mkuze River where a wide variety of animals come to drink.The main lodge facilities include a lounge, bar, and swimming pool.

 

 

Ngala Tented Camp

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 2 ratings

Six tented suites offer exclusive comfort and warm hospitality, combined with the thrill and immediacy of big night sounds and close natural encounters. Overlooking the seasonal Timbavati riverbed, the stylish interiors feature a fusion between easy living and contemporary design.

 
Ngala Tented Camp - Honeymoon Special
Valid:   1 January 2013  -  31 December 2014.
 
 

 

Thanda Tented Camp

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 2 ratings

Situated on the slope of a hill, and with spectacular views of the reserve, each of the 6 luxury tents at Thanda Tented Camp has a viewing deck, and a spacious bathroom with a shower. Guests dine on an exquisite variation of Western and traditional Zulu cuisine, and can choose to have their meals in the dining tent or around the boma fire.

 

 

Thula Thula Tented Camp

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 2 ratings

Exclusivity is assured with only 8 luxury tents, all with private viewing decks, mosquito nets, fans and a luxurious en-suite bathroom with Victorian bath and outside shower. The 2 family tents offer space, luxury and comfort for parents and children and the generous en-suite bathroom also has Victorian bath and open inside shower.

 

 

Savanna Private Game Reserve

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 1 ratings

Savanna has 4 luxury tented suites and 3 spacious executive tented suites. Rustic reed blinds, coir carpets, a draped canvas ceiling and built in lounge area all combine to create the most luxurious tents in Africa.

 
Savanna Private Game Reserve Honeymoon Package
Valid:   1 January 2014  -  31 December 2015.
 
 

 

Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 1 ratings

Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp accommodates a maximum of 16 guests in 8 air-conditioned en-suite tents. Each safari tent is authentically furnished in colonial splendour, enhancing the ambience and comforts typical of a bygone era.

 

 

Bayethe Lodge
Travel Butlers Award Winner

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.8 / 5.0 based on 29 ratings

Pronounced 'By-ye-ti', the Bayethe Lodge offers the ultimate in luxury, tented accommodation. Each of the 12 twin-bedded air-conditioned suites are camouflaged under trees allowing ample privacy, and have an en-suite bathroom, under-floor heating, outdoor shower, and viewing deck.

 
Shamwari Game Reserve: Protect & Save 2014
Valid:   11 January 2014  -  19 December 2014.
 
 

 

Tree Tops Lodge
Travel Butlers Award Winner

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.8 / 5.0 based on 10 ratings

The luxury safari tents at Tree Tops are perched high on thatched platforms at 'tree top' level, and joined by raised walkways. They offer spectacular views over the thickly-wooded valley.

 

 

Simbavati River Lodge

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.8 / 5.0 based on 4 ratings

Accommodation consists of 8 luxury en-suite safari tents and 3 thatched family chalets. The tented accommodation offers generous bush or water views from your own private viewing deck.

 

 

Kwa-Mbili Game Lodge

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.8 / 5.0 based on 4 ratings

Kwa-Mbili offers guests a choice of accommodation. The thatched chalets are decorated in colourful African style.

 

 

Shindzela Tented Safari Camp

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.8 / 5.0 based on 4 ratings

Shindzela is a small wilderness camp, and hosts a maximum of 12 guests in canvas tents.  Each tent has a wooden entrance door, adjustable canvas flaps for windows, and mesh to keep insects.

 

 

Amakhala Bush Lodge

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.7 / 5.0 based on 12 ratings

The lodge has just 5 suites, overlooking a watering point. Each suite has a thatched roof, with tented canvas sides, and an atmospheric fireplace.

 
Amakhala Game Reserve: Winter Special 2014
Valid:   1 May 2014  -  30 September 2014.
 
 

 

Wildside Safari Camp

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.6 / 5.0 based on 20 ratings

A true African bush experience awaits you at Wildside Safari Camp, nestled against the cliffs of the Waterberg Mountain. The 20 luxury en-suite tents have an authentic safari feel.

 

 

Kapama Karula

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 based on 8 ratings

There are 5 Superior suites at Kapama Karula, each enjoying their own exquisitely decorated and generous private space. The big glass sliding doors that wraps around the suites, offers the opportunity to have unrestricted views over the Klaserie river and all it's inhabitants.

 

 

Gorah Elephant Camp
Travel Butlers Award Winner

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 based on 6 ratings

Your accommodation is in spacious and luxurious tented suites, which are reminiscent of the golden era of safaris in the early 1900s, yet with all the comfort and excellence associated with Africa's finest game lodges. Sumptuous breakfasts and superb lunches are both served in the elegant dining room, or on the veranda overlooking the waterhole.

 

 

Rhino Plains Camp

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 based on 2 ratings

Plains Camp has 4 luxury African explorer-style tents overlooking the spectacular Timbitene plain and waterhole. The camp is built in authentic pioneer tradition and is raised on wooden decks.

 

 

Hillsnek Safaris

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 based on 2 ratings

HillsNek Safaris consists of just 3 individual luxury canvas safari tents set on expansive wrap around wooden decks with panoramic views. All 3 tents are linked to the main lodge by raised wooden walkways.

 
Amakhala Game Reserve: Winter Special 2014
Valid:   1 May 2014  -  30 September 2014.
 
 

 

Tanda Tula Safari Camp

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.3 / 5.0 based on 3 ratings

The words 'private', 'secluded' and 'tranquil' best describe the Tanda Tula safari experience. This intimate camp is renowned for its charming service and passionately well informed staff.

 
Tanda Tula Safari Camp: Stay 4 nights for the price of 3
Valid:   1 November 2014  -  15 December 2014.
 
 

 
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