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Guernsey Road, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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Calao Tented Camp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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14 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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Address: Guernsey Road, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
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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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