We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tamboti Camp

Kruger National Park, South Africa
Tamboti Camp
Write a Review

65 reviews from our community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    29
    26
    7
    3
    0
See reviews for
11
33
1
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (10)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (65)
  • Mar-May only
    (13)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (19)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (20)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (13)
All months
There are newer reviews for Tamboti Camp
See the most recent reviews
Cornwall
Level Contributor
34 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We had a safari tent with no kitchen or bathroom. We used the communal facilities. Anything you want to cook / eat with, you must bring yourself. Towels and bed linen are provided. There is also a fridge and caged area for food on the veranda of your tent. Be aware....monkey hands can get through the holes in the mesh... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
MONTPELLIER
Level Contributor
21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

In this camp, you will sleep in large tent (shower, outdoor kitchen with fridge, hot plates) along the Timbavati river. We didn't enjoy the night because of the cold weather, of the lack of comfort and of the baboons. As soon as you close your tent for the night, they arrive in the outdoor kitchen, searching food, they are making... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
nelspruit
Level Contributor
57 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

lovely camp. shared ablutions, everything clean, beds fine, rooms are basic but fine. all that there is in your room is linen a cake of soap and a towel. if you need any supplies you need to get to orpen before the camp gates shut. it is self catering so take what you need. we went on the late game... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We had a great time in Tamboti. We had a tent without bathroom and view on a little lake. We stayed in tent 24 and I've heard we had the best one and people were asking when we were leaving so they could rent the tent. Nights are FREEZING COLD in july and dont forget to breng china. We ate... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

You sign up for a bush - tent wild experience and you get it. Great tents - most of the furniture you need Common ablutions are neat and clean Night reverberates with Lion roars, wild dogs barking, hyenas, leopard growl. Dinner time, a hyena walks 5 ft away from you. PERFECT SETTING

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Hoedspruit
Level Contributor
17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I have stayed here a couple of times before and unfortunately it seems to be going a bit backwards. The positives: Bathroom facilities are immaculate and everything works 100%. Communal kitchen is tidy and well serviced / cleaned everyday. Setting is still one of the best in Kruger. Negatives: Housekeeping did not do a great job in servicing the tents,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
White River, South Africa
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

It was my first time at Tamboti and I was suitably impressed. Entrance is quick and easy from Orpen Gate, the dirt road towards the camp is in good nick, the layout of the camp is L-shaped, each tent having its own view over the Timbavati river (most of the year a dry river bed). We stayed in the luxury... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We stayed only one night and regretted that. We upgraded to a tent with bathroom as the camp is very overgrown and they have a huge problem with aggressive baboons. The tent is situated on the banks of a river so the view is amazing. We heard nightlife the whole night. It has a nice kitchen and the fridge is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Hoedspruit, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Tamboti is the best camp in Kruger. It is peaceful, and the view over the dry river bed is epic! There is a very positive attitude from the staff at Orpen, and the person at the coffee bar sets the atmosphere! Always fiendly! The camp is clean and for the price there is no comparison. I really hope Sanparks keep... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Level Contributor
11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We stayed in one of their "semi-luxury" tents which i was pleasantly surprised with as it was much more spacious and well-appointed than i was expecting it to be. The shower was piping hot and quite powerful which was a surprise! We were right on the perimeter so found the electric fence to be quite distracting as it zapped insects/branches... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

53 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (53)
Viewed
Room/suite (11)
Viewed
View from room (14)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
Family/play areas (2)
Viewed
Other (19)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities