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Kruger National Park, South Africa
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nThambo Tree Camp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    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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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This tree camp is in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve (KPNR) is one of the largest privately owned nature reserves in South Africa covering some 60 000 hectares and is part of the greater Kruger National Park. There are 3 or 4 camps in this area, one a sister camp to ours. There are no fences between the tree camp... More

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Knysna, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We selected nThambo Tree Camp to celebrate a special landmark birthday of my wife. It met all our expectations and more. The accommodation is more than adequate for a "bush experience" and the game drives and walks are special. Thanks to Matt, Luan and Isaac we learned a lot of new things about nature. A special thanks to Lily and... More

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Hingham, Massachusetts
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We booked our 2 nights through Jenman Safaris (June 4-6). There were a total of 10 guests, their limit. We were worried about the walks and open drives. We even worried about having the right clothing....all for naught. They explain a lot during orientation, when you first arrive. On the walk, we had 2 guides with rifles. They even explained... More

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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I stayed in a treehouse for 3 days at nThambo. The accommodation is great, you have a spacious room with bathroom. The camp has a wonderful view. The staff is really friendly and provides you with everything you need. The gamedrives are nice as well, the guides are enthusiastic and know a lot about the area.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This certainly is the most special place in the world. We travel to South Africa 3 times year, and we always try to spend about 6 nights each time, here at nThambo. It's a real safari experience, with enough, but not too much luxury. - Thats what makes it so special. The accommodation is tented tree houses, beautifully decorated, with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I had the opportunity to come to South Africa as part of a work trip so I booked some time off to see Kruger. After searching on here for awhile I came across Wild Wings Safari who offered nThambo as one of their options. At first I was a little worried but once I got there, all of that was... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This is a very special lodge - everything you desire from an authentic bush experience without the bells and whistles of some other lodges. The food is simple but delicious, the accommdation very comfortable. The game viewing is extraordinary (5 leopards in one weekend!) and Chad shares facinating stories about the bush. Staff, in particular Kelly and Kevin, were very... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We were in NThambo for two nights (first week of March 2014). It was our first wildlife safari experience. We were pleasantly surprised. Very nicely decorated tree house type individual houses. The room was very well furnished with all the necessities (portable fan, bathroom, hot shower). The room is very cute with an amazing view of the bush. I could... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The highlight of our trip to South Africa was definitely the three days we spent at nThambo Tree Camp. The accommodations were exactly as represented on their website - beautiful rooms, the most delicious food, great wildlife (both game and birds) and especially the wonderful, knowledgable, generous staff. Kelly, Chad, Kevin and Isaac made our stay memorable and all too... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Nthambo is such a special special place. The staff are not staff they're friends. The accommodation is truly out of this world and the game viewing is spectacular. Can't wait to go back again and again and again.

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Address: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Klaserie Private Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Nthambo Tree Camp Hotel Klaserie Private Game Reserve
nThambo Tree Camp South Africa/Klaserie Private Game Reserve

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nThambo Tree Camp is a safari camp located in the Klaserie area of the Kruger Park. The camp offers daily morning and afternoon game drives to view the Big Five. ... more   less 
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