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Calao Tented Camp

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Guernsey Road, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sandton, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great stay. We had the feeling we were in the bush. We had electricity - solar all the way and used an inverter when we wanted to charge batteries. Jean-Marc was a great host. Comfortable, warm & cosy tent, all cooking utensils available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We stayed at Calao for a long weekend in June. What a weekend to remember! We received a very warm welcome from Juan-Marc and he showed us our lovely home for our stay. As we settled in we knew we were in the bush. Stars above us and hyenas in the distance. There is a lot to do in the... More 

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Jean-Marc D, Propriétaire at Calao Tented Camp, responded to this review

Thank you very much ! we really appreciate . We had lovely time with you and we are really looking forward to welcoming you again. More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My wife and I spent 2 nights at Calao over the Easter long weekend. The camp is not within a nature reserve, but being surrounded by big 5 game reserves we spent our evenings and mornings hearing the not too distant sounds of lion, hyena and baboons. The Kruger Park Orpen Gate is only a 35 minute drive from Calao,... More 

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Jean-Marc D, Propriétaire at Calao Tented Camp, responded to this review

It was a real pleasure to have you at Calao. We hope you to come back as soon as possible ! More 

France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

You want to be closer to nature? You want a moment of calm and friendly? You want to enjoy the scenery and wildlife with tranquility but with just the information you want? So choose, like us, CALAO TENTED CAMP ! Martine and Jean Marc are extremely welcoming and have an easy way of making you feel at home. The tents... More 

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geneva
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It was our second time in Calao Camp and we found it just as nice, friendly, comfortable and conveniently located as we remembered it. Martine and Jean Marc are extremely welcoming and have an easy way of making you feel at home, the tents are well kept, clean and spacious, the bedding is of top quality and it is so... More 

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Witbank, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you enjoy the outdoor bushveld experience, without the loss of pure comfort, then Calao Tented Camp is the place to be! Short drive to the Kruger Park entrance. Surrounded by the bushveld, and quietness. Tents are perfectly equipped, and are very comfortable too. The shower / toilet was an experience in its own right. Everything about Calao Tented Camp... More 

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We had an excellent stay at Calao Tented camp. The tents are spotless cleaned and very well thought out. It is great to hear the hyenas at night and walk around the property during the day. Jean Marc and Martine are extremelt helpful and will give you tips on where to go in the region. Highly recommended!

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calao62, Owner at Calao Tented Camp, responded to this review

Thank you very much ! it was a pleasure and we will see you soon again ! More 

Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Thanks to Calao for giving us the African experience! The owners were very accommodating and friendly and ensured that we had a great time! They are very knowledgeable and passionate about wildlife and the surrounding areas which helped us plan our days in the Kruger! Our tents were clean and very comfortable and we loved the outdoor shower (which is... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We've just came back from South Africa and have to admit that staying at Calao was the pinnacle of our holiday. Jean-Marc and Martine were very welcoming, open and extremely helpful with everything we needed. The location is close to Kruger Park and also to the private game reserves where you can have a different safari experience. Jean-Marc took us... More 

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Thanks to Jean Marc and Martine for another wonderful stay at the camp, Calao remains a unique Bush Experience. A Leopard was particularly active during our stay and every night we could hear the calls which at times were very close, this just added to the wonderful atmosphere of a Bush Camp stay. For those who want an authentic stay... More 

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calao62, Owner at Calao Tented Camp, responded to this review

Dear Lee & dawn, it is always a pleasure to have you at the camp. We are the same kind of bush lovers! Thanks a lot for your review ! we really appreciate and we know that you will come back soon. Kind regards, Jean-Marc & Martine. More 

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