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Calao Tented Camp

Guernsey Road, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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

Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

+ real bush experience : sleeping to the sound of crickets and waking up to the singing birds + lovely hosts + outdoor kitchen and dining area with gas stove, pots, cutlery + a zip-closed insect-free tent with nice and long bed (my husband is tall and he liked it) + solar lamps at night + they had a nice... More

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geneva
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We had chosen Calao Camp based on the many positive reviews we had read and we are happy to report that we were very pleased with our choice! Martine and Jean Marc were the perfect hosts, discreet but welcoming, attentive, always willing to help out and paying attention to details in order to make our 4 night stay comfortable and... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Very nicely located near Kruger NP. The ultimate bush experience with very friendly owners and neighbors! We will go back whenever we are near! Pepijn A

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Lovelly time in Calao. Perfect location just outside Kruger (30 mins) in the middle of the savanah you can hear all the animals. Good tents where you can barbecue and excellent service and reccomendations from lovelly Jean Marca and Martina Mario Read more: http://www.calaosafaris.com/commentaires/

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

My husband and I and 2 friends booked a weekend at Calao. We were upgraded to their 2 Luxury tents on arrival as there was no-one else staying there. The tents were beautifully done out, yet simple, lovely en suite bathrooms and piping hot water. Management provided all the utensils we required as well as a small fridge and also... More

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England
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2010

From the moment we were collected from Hoedspruit Airport we were made to feel relaxed and we enjoyed every minute of our stay. Jean Marc took care of us and arrange a bush walk around a nearby reserve which was a fantatic way to get the UK flight out of our legs and get a taste of South Africa. We... More

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Address: Guernsey Road, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 80 Specialty lodging in Hoedspruit
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Self-catering tented camp or DBB, at reasonable price in Kruger's area (35 mn from Orpen gate).A touch of adventure with comfort for the whol family! Enjoy the African bush, great birding; walk along Klaserie river in a quiet and safe surrounding. Ideal for families. Centrally located between Kruger park, Drakensberg's panorama route & famous private game reserves (Kapama, Thornybush, Timbavati). Big safari tents with bush bathrooms or bathrooms ensuite.Traditionnal Afrikaner dinner and breakfast on request. Big 5 game drives in private game reserves or game walks can be easily arranged. Lots of activities around including an exclusive cultural tour. ... more   less 

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