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Thornybush reserve | Hoedspruit, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Tangala Private Camp
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Northamptonshire
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the time we arrived at Tangala the whole experience was incredible. On arrival we were shown to our accommodation which was amazing and unique. High tea was served and then out on a game drive. After three hours out in the bush during which we saw lots of animals due to the skills of Tosha (our guide) and Phillip... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

This was a really special place to celebrate my 60 years birthday. Sitting in the bush in an ecological lodge. No electricity, no fences and surrounded by wild animals. Sharing the experience with family and friends. It couldn't be better. Thanks to Tosha and "crew" to make it possible. And thanks for the fantastical gamedrives.

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Heidelberg, Germany
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I just spent two nights at Tangala Private Camp, and I can't say enough wonderful things about the lodge staff, the guide/driver and our tracker. The food was thoughtfully prepared and delicious. Game viewing was exceptional. What was a concern was the total lack of interest or attention by the host to one of the guests who appeared in distress... More 

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

That is most concerning. Thanks for alerting us. You have been privately messaged to find more details. So glad that the rest of the staff looked after you so well. More 

North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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

Ah - there's only one thing greater than a guest who is having their first taste of the bush, and that's a guest who knows the bush well, loves it and STILL gets excited by all that Tangala is. So glad that we could add to your magical memories. Next time come back with the whole family - and share... More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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88 reviews 88 reviews
36 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 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
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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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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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 

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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): $$$$
Number of rooms: 5
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