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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a night at Tangala this past weekend for my husband's birthday. From our arrival where we were met by Nina and made to feel so welcome ,to the very informative and exciting game drives that Jaques and Caswell took us on, to the candlelit dinner and surprise birthday cake, to the relaxed atmosphere and comfortable accommodation, everything was... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

We stayed at Tangala for two nights after a couple of nights in three other game reserves around Hoedspruit all arranged by the excellent On Track Safaris team. The view from the thatched, shaded terrace overlooked a waterhole and I spent many an hour relaxing and photographing the troupes of animals that came by to drink. The camp has just... More 

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Sissinghurst,
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

On returning to Tangala for our second visit we were not disappointed with the large amount of game on view. We saw all the Big 5 and could not believe our eyes when at least 15 elephants of all sizes came and drunk from our swimming pool while we sat a few feet away in awe. The food, thanks to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We were recommended this Lodge within Thornybush Game Reserve by friends who had previously stayed here. This was our first experience of a Safari and appealed particularly to my husband due to it's more traditional style i.e. no electricity and no mega "mod cons". During our stay the guide Suzannah was excellent and so enthusiastic. We spent 3 days here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

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

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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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 Safari 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

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 Safari 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 

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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 Safari 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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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 Safari 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 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An intimate and personal experience awaits you at Tangala Safari Camp which is located in the heart of the world renowned Thornybush big 5 Game Reserve bordering the Greater Kruger. The camp boasts sweeping views overlooking an expansive and active waterhole, with the majestic Drakensberg Mountain Range forming an impressive backdrop. With our eco-friendly camp, great hosting, comfortable accommodation and thrilling game drives, guests are assured an unforgettable experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tangala Safari Camp

Address: Thornybush reserve | Hoedspruit, Kruger National Park 1240, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Price Range: $340 - $403 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tangala Safari Camp 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Tangala Safari Camp South Africa/Thornybush Private Game Reserve
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