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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Wildside Safari Camp

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.6 / 5.0 based on 21 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.

 

 

White Elephant Safari Lodge

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.0 / 5.0 based on 1 ratings

Guests are accommodated in 8 luxurious safari tents. Each has a ball & claw bath, outdoor canvas shower and private veranda, and ensure a secluded retreat in unspoilt savanna bushveld teeming with game and birdlife.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

Chisomo Safari Camp

Safari Lodge

Chisomo Safari Camp features 22 safari tents, set in the African bushveld, under majestic apple leaf, jackalberry and tamboti trees. All tents, with en-suite bathrooms, are facing the beautiful Makhutswe River and wildlife can be viewed from the decks as it emerges from the reeds for grazing.

 

 

Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp

Safari Lodge

Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp pampers guests in 5 well appointed luxury canvas tents where romantic oil lamps add to the 'Out of Africa' ambience. All tents are fully furnished with a private deck and en-suite bathrooms, however there is no electricity.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

Shamwari Explorer Camp

Safari Lodge

The camp consists of just 3 mobile canvas (camping) tents sleeping a maximum of 2 people each. The camp site is unfenced to provide the true explorer ambience and tents are placed in fairly close proximity without encroaching on another tents privacy.

 
Shamwari Explorer Camp - Book for 6 people and 2 stay FREE
Valid:   15 April 2014  -  15 September 2014.
 
 

 

Jock Explorer Camp

Safari Lodge

The camp and tents have been meticulously recreated with the similar style camp beds, canvas washing basins, lanterns etc in order to transport guests back in time. There are 3 spacious campaign canvas tents sleeping a maximum of 2 people each.

 

 

Camp Shonga

Safari Lodge

Accommodation is in 5 luxurious tents, giving Camp Shonga a classic safari feel. The tents are all equipped with en-suite bathrooms and ball and claw baths, outside shower, ceiling fans, mini-bar, fireplace and private game-viewing deck with recliner chairs and umbrella.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.
 
 

 

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.

 

 

Bayethe Lodge
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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.
 
 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.
 
 

 
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