South African Lodges

Chapungu Tented Bush Camp

Thornybush Game Reserve
Greater Kruger National Park
Limpopo Province
South Africa
Lodge Type
Tented Camp, Big Five

The Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp nestles within the pristine Thornybush Reserve in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. Forming part of the Greater Kruger National Park, which is home to a great variety of Africa's untamed wildlife, Chapungu offers guests an unforgettable safari experience.

The eight African style Luxury Tents, in which a total of only sixteen guests can be hosted, all are well appointed and overlook the bushveld. This small and straightforward camp provides guests with the opportunity to enjoy relaxing moments in the tranquillity of the surrounding bushveld. The comfortable tents are connected by pathways with the main lodge.

Luxury Tent features:

  • Comfortable bed
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Overhead ceiling fans
  • Air-conditioning
  • Private bush bath
  • Viewing deck.


The Chapungu Tented Camp is beautifully furnished reflecting colonial splendour, making for a beautiful safari setting. The atmosphere of a bygone era is completed with the delicious cuisine served here and the high standard of service.

Meals are enjoyed together with the other visitors while sharing the excitement of the thrilling safari drives and walking safaris. Guests enjoy smoothing health and beauty spa treatments at the Amani African Spa, which is located nearby at the Thornybush Safari Lodge.

  • Rock swimming pool
  • Lounge
  • Dining venue
  • Boma (outdoor dining)
  • Curio shop
  • Wine cellar
  • Viewing deck
  • Spa at the Thornybush Safari Lodge.

Guests may explore the untamed African bushveld with professional ranger either on foot during the thrilling walking safaris and during the Bush drives in open Land Rovers. Home to the Big Five which includes lions, leopards, rhinos, buffaloes as well as elephants, the Thornybush Reserve features an abundance of wildlife. During the fascinating walking safaris, one learns about the smaller creatures of the bush as well as the plants and trees which are indigenous to this region of South Africa.

Wildlife encounters:

  • Early morning safari drives
  • Late afternoon safari drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Bird watching.

Below detailed information about the Chapungu Tented Bush Camp is available.
For any queries regarding this hotel, you are welcome to contact us.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balconies
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Early morning tea & coffee and biscuit
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Viewing Deck

Game Viewing
  • Sunrise game drives (early mornings)
  • Sunset game drives (late afternoon / evening)
  • Walking safaris.

  • Airstrip
  • Garden
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Open Air Boma
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Waterhole for wildlife
  • Wheelchair accessible rooms

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Basic first aid assistance
  • Housekeeping service
  • Laundry services
  • Safari drives
  • Safety deposit box
  • Wake-up call
  • Walking safaris
Malaria Status and Animals
  • Chapungu camp is in a Malaria part of the country.

Children Policy
  • No children under 12 years of age.

Pet Policy
  • No pets allowed.

Available Rooms

Luxury Tent

# Rooms:

The Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp is tastefully furnished in old-world colonial splendor and offers safari enthusiasts an atmosphere reminiscent of the style and class of that bygone era complete with excellent cuisine and old fashioned service.

Chapungu features:

  • Ceiling fans and air conditioning
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Minibar
  • Decks
  • No children under 12 years
  • Air-conditioned.

Chapungu Tented Bush Camp Specials

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.416889

Longitude: 31.154195


Directions from Johannesburg to the Thornybush Game Lodge:

The N12 to Emalahleni (Witbank), where the N12 highway links up with the N4 highway
Continue with the N4 in the direction Mbombela (Nelspruit)
Approximately 60 km past Middleburg take the R 540 to your left
Travel though the towns of eMakhazeni (Belfast) and eMnotweni (Dullstroom) to Mashishing (Lydenburg)
Take the R 36 (which becomes the R 527) towards Hoedspruit, passing through Origstad and descending down the Able Erasmus Pass
At Hoedspruit take the R 40 south towards Bushbuckridge
Continue 6 km and turn left at the Eastgate Airport sign / Argyle Road
Continue 14 km (tarred road) and turn right onto Guernsey Road (following the signs to Thornybush Reserve)
Continue 11km (gravel road) and turn left into the Thornybush Game Reserve gate
Guests checking in at Chapungu Tented Camp, follow signage for Thornybush Game Lodge and continue to Chapungu Tented Camp as directed once in the Reserve.

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4 Star

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