The background on my desktop shows a serene river flowing between red sandstone hills, a lush haven amidst the dusty savanna. This was the view from my tent at Tshulu Camp, where I was staying for a volunteer project. Every morning, I would wake up excited—despite the winter chill—to zip open my tent and admire the surroundings. HaMakuya is an amazing place, with stunning landscapes and kindhearted people, and it is best experienced through Tshulu Camp. Visitors can take nature walks or birding trips to enjoy the scenery, or they can participate in the fantastic homestay programme to learn about the Venda culture and lifestyle. A trip to Tshulu is an unforgettable way to experience rural South Africa.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A remote, peaceful tented camp on the banks of the Mutale River, deep in rural Venda. Accommodation consists of spacious tents on raised platforms with en-suite bathrooms and plenty of hot running water. A well-equipped, gas-powered kitchen opens out onto a central area for eating and relaxing. Full catering is available on request. Solar power provides light and to charge small appliances. Great views, lovely walks and excellent birding. One hour from Kruger National Park. ... more less