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Thornybush reserve | Hoedspruit, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Tangala Private Camp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I had our first kiss in Kruger Park in 1985 and this was our first trip back. On the advise of a friend we spent this special anniversary at Tangala and it was perfect! Fantastic staff, amazing access to animals day and night, great food, and TOTAL relaxation! We could not have had a better experience. Thank... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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35 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First thing to know: Tangala Private Camp does not have electricity! That said, this is probably one of the best compliments I can do to this lodge. If you are addicted to things like internet, wi-fi, Bluetooth, 4G, spa, fancy restaurants, shops, and all that sort of stuff, for sure you are in the wrong place, my friend! Otherwise, if... More

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Karin P, Public Relations Manager at Tangala Private Camp, responded to this review

Ah - and that's exactly what we aim for - African authenticity, simplicity and a break from all things... So pleased you had a good stay and we look forward to welcoming your family again. More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tangala is a private camp in the heart of the big Thornybush game reserve, where you almost have a guarantie to see the big five. Tangala is a 12 persons lodge. Five rooms - one room can accommodate four persons. In the daytime, when you not are on game drive, you will meet nyala, imp alas and other game peacefully... More

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Karin P, Public Relations Manager at Tangala Private Camp, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you visited us again - we find that no matter how many times one visits Tangala, each visit is as special and as unique. Your praise has been passed on to Tosha and the team - we hope to see you again next year! More

Walgett, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Our family had a fantastic time, safaris were great, huts were authentic, best 24hours ever on holidays. Even has a black rhino. Staff were great and friendly. Very out of Africa . Very reasonably priced. Would have loved to have had longer there.

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Karin P, Public Relations Manager at Tangala Private Camp, responded to this review

Ah - and that's exactly what we aim for - African authenticity, simplicity and a break from all things... So pleased you had a good stay and we look forward to welcoming your family again. More

Colborne, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I want to go back! My daughter & I stayed for 2 nights at Tangala as part of a safari organized by On Track Safaris,UK. Tangala was definitely a highlight of our 2 weeks in South Africa. They were so very generous and helpful when we decided that we wanted separate tents (apparently I snore!). Meals were amazing, accommodations were... More

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Karin P, Public Relations Manager at Tangala Private Camp, responded to this review

We provide the bush magic- you provide the magic of awe and appreciation. It was good having you here and we really hope to see you again. May a spark of Tangala always be in your heart. More

Benoni, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I shoud have written this review long ago. If you like the bush then this place is tops. Spent 2 nights (May 2013) at this bush camp and WOW was it great! So rustic, no electricity, no fenced camp, paraffin lamps and hot water by gas geyser to shower. You want to get close to big game then this is... More

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Karin P, Public Relations Manager at Tangala Private Camp, responded to this review

We are pleased that you have combined 'rustic' with a high rating for comfort - it's exactly what we aim for. We will always try to keep the Tangala experience as bush-authentic as possible. Trust you'll be back with family and friends in tow! More

Grimsby, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I enjoyed my 3 night stay at Tangala. Comfy tent, with large beds. Huge shower. Food was excellent and great to be able to sit looking at the animals at the water hole just in front, and sitting out by the pool when a Nyala came for a drink. The game drives are great. Not rushing to see the big... More

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Karin P, Guest Relations Manager at Tangala Private Camp, responded to this review

Three nights is just about the perfect amount of time to spend with us - as your experience shows. Enough time to take in all that the bush has to offer, at your leisure. So pleased to have had you here - please do keep in touch with us on Facebook and share your pictures and memories. And, of course,... More

Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We all know that bigger isn't always better, but, in the case of Tangala, it's true. Since our last visit there 2 years ago, a few of the fences have been taken down, now enlarging the reserve considerably to include a much more interesting and varied terrain/landscape. This has resulted in game viewing opportunities being better than ever - though... More

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Karin P, Guest Relations Manager at Tangala Private Camp, responded to this review

Yay - you love your visits to Tangala as much as we love having you. We hope to see you again and again - and we'll always keep some of that bush magic bottled away just for you. Please keep in touch on our Facebook page and share your pictures and stories with us. More

Antwerp, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Our 3 night stay in Tangala was more then magical. At first we where a little bit unsure about the comfort as there was no electricity in de rooms available to charge our batteries of our camera, ... . But that all did not matter. Batteries could be given to the staf to charge without any problem. The rooms where... More

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Karin P, Guest Relations Manager at Tangala Private Camp, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you are now part of the Tangala family and that Tangala will always have a little place in your heart. Hope you'll visit again! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

My wife, two friends and myself were treated to some extraordinary wildlife experiences at Tangala camp near Kruger National Park, South Africa. The camp glistens in oil lamps, views rolling up to the Highveld and regular sightings at the adjacent waterhole. Louw Booysen, Hanri and Phillip have a great passion for the bush. We had 'Once in a Lifetime'' sightings... More

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Karin P, Kind Person who runs Trip Advisor for Tangala at Tangala Private Camp, responded to this review

Tangala is always so grateful when visitors take the time to write reviews and we welcome them all. The team at the camp really is dedicated to what they do and THEIR day is made when they are privileged enough to spend time with enthusiastic guests. We look forward to welcoming you back again. More

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Address: Thornybush reserve | Hoedspruit, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Also Known As:
Tangala Private Camp South Africa/Thornybush Private Game Reserve

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