We stayed 4 nights at the Nkelenga tented camp, part of the Thornybush collection of game lodges in the Thornybush private game reserve.
This camp is for self catering with a main house with one bedroom sleeping two and a loft with 4 beds, ideally suited for children and a very well equipped kitchen. In addition there are 3 en-suite airconditioned tents for 2 persons each. A ranger, tracker and game vehicle accommodating 9 people are at your disposal. The accommodation is serviced, all you have to bring is food and drinks and do the cooking. Wood for fire is provided.
The location is superb, we had wonderful game sightings, including 2 cheetah and 2 leopard kills. One cheetah kill was right outside the fence of the camp. We were bush having lunch, when suddenly a cheetah pounced on an impala and killed it right in front of us!
This camp is highly recommended, it is a cheaper option to the "full board"" main lodge.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Thornybush Game Lodge (Graded 5 star by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa)- 18 luxury suites & 2 family suites (40 guests). Nestled in the heart of Big 5 country adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park, with a huge diversity of mammal and bird species, lies 11 500 hectares of pristine African Bushveld, this is the Thornybush Nature Reserve. The elegant and exclusive Thornybush Game Lodge awaits discovery by the discerning traveller. Unrivaled big game viewing is complemented by exquisite accommodation and sublime cuisine. Thornybush Game Lodge boasts 18 stylish air-conditioned luxury suites and 2 family suites, all with extensive living areas overlooking the seasonal Monwana River. From within the luxurious suites, each with full en-suite facilities and private decks, sweeping vistas can be enjoyed over the savannah and an ever-active water hole. Superb attention to detail and highly personalised service make for a memorable stay. Enjoy exciting dawn and dusk safaris in open Land Rovers and on walking safaris, take a moment to browse in the intimate library or simply enjoy a treatment in the Beauty Spa or relax at the pool with your favourite cocktail as you bask in Africa’s glorious sunshine. An African safari can be a life-changing experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Thornybush Game Lodge South Africa/Thornybush Private Game Reserve