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Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp

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Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first family safari holiday, designed specifically for us by Alex at www.extraordinary-africa.com ( she is brillant at building a bespoke Africa experience) took us to Chapungu. The lodge is very comfortable, with a family atmosphere and the staff are extremely friendly and attentive. The games drives were absolutely amazing, Thorny Bush is an incredible reserve and our Ranger Kilmon... More 

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for 2.5 days in March 2015 and really loved it. The food (especially the home made muesli) was good and the staff really attentive and helpful. The tents were superb with every luxury on offer including an outdoor bath, which we took advantage of! Dinner was taken in a group, which was OK for two nights but would... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Everything about Chapungu was wonderful - setting, decor, staff, game drives all exceptional. My sixth or seventh safari, and this is the best lodge ever. I couldn't fault it in any way. I can't wait to go back!

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This was my first safari and first time to South Africa so I didn't know what to expect. Everything about my Chapungu experience was just perfect and surpassed my every expectation! I was not looking for super deluxe nor did I want a hotel feel with many guests and impersonal treatment. Chapungu delivered it all and then some. I loved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Chapungu was everything I wanted it to be - small, luxurious, peaceful and with excellent game viewing in the Thorny Bush reserve. I specifically wanted a smaller, more secluded and private lodge and this is exactly what we got. We stayed for 2 nights - effectively a long weekend to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary in November. When the manager... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We stayed three days and two nights at the resort, and I would return in a heartbeat. The staff are incredibly friendly, and helpful - willing to go above and beyond at any given moment to make your stay even more memorable. The tents are nicely laid out, with a double bed, and all the amenities you would expect in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Firstly sorry Natalie it's taken me such a long time to write this review - we visited in October 2014 and stayed 4 nights! Not quite sure where to begin, it was from start to finish just brilliant. Here goes..... The Tent: Well this took glamping to a new level, it was outstanding with all mod cons and complimentary sherry.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We visited Chapungu as part of a work function, six of us stayed there and other colleagues stayed in other lodges across the reserve. We were fortunate to be able to see a few of the other lodges as well as a result. Chapungu is located near the airstrip and close to the entrance to the reserve in relation to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

In the middle of the bush, an intimate and very comfortable tented lodge, with an excellent service and fantastic game drives, very good food Very nice and friendly atmosphere, perfect for seeing all the animals in the wild One of the best safaris I've ever done And if you need a good massage, the Spa qt the main Lodge is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Staying at Chapungu tented camp is an experience I will remember for the rest of my life for all the right reasons. It is so refreshing to spend time in the fresh air and stunning scenery of the African bush - one evening we even had mid safari drinks with the sun setting behind us and Giraffes getting on with... More 

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