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.

Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp

Certificate of Excellence
Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Hotel amenities
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp
Management photos View all
Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp
Add Photo Write a Review

120 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    90
    25
    3
    2
    0
See reviews for
19
74
4
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (17)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (120)
  • Mar-May only
    (26)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (14)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (42)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (38)
All months
Stuart, Florida
Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our time at this camp during our OAT Ultimate Africa pre-trip. Too bad this destination was not part of the main UA trip rather than Kafue, (which is remote and takes 2 exhausting days to go to and fro). Comfortable tents with full indoor bathrooms and an outside, private soaking tub! No wifi in tents, but available in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Littleton
Level Contributor
134 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were actually at the Chapunga tented camp at Thorneybush with an OAT group (watch out for OAT; they waste a lot of time to save money). We saw the big five in three days - and that was a real treat. Our guide and our tracker were well trained and made the experience a good one. They go after... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We stayed for a couple of days and wished it was longer. We had an amazing experience there. The staff were excellent and always exceeded our expectations. We'd just had 4 days in Kruger however the game drives were so much better at getting up close to the animals without unduly disturbing them. The accommodation was very well laid out,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights and went on safari every day. The guides were great, the support staff were all incredible, the food was delicious, and the overall experience was a 10! They wake you up at 5:30 for coffee & tea in the morning then take you out on safari for about 3 hours then you go back... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I recently hosted a wedding ceremony at Chapungu. The staff were absolutely amazing. They set up a beautiful area under a huge tree on the riverbed for the wedding ceremony. Whilst the ceremony was taking place 3 giraffe came to partake in the festivities. Wonderful experience for my overseas guests. Chapungu is a very comfortable lodge with amazing staff who... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Dorset, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Los Gatos, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cape Town
Level Contributor
29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

136 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (119)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (7)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (4)
Viewed
View from room (5)
Viewed
Dining (10)
Viewed
Bathroom (5)
Viewed
Room/suite (8)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Other (79)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (17)
Viewed
Other (17)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Price Your Stay