Nkambeni Safari Camp

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The construction of the Nkambeni Tented Lodge conforms to the highest standards of small impact Eco-friendly criteria while luxury and comfort are provided to guests during their stay at this unique Kruger Park Lodge. At the Tented Lodge, where the pristine wilderness areas surrounding the camp are strongly protected, the tented suites were built to guarantee a minimum impact on the natural habitat. This Lodge consists of 150 beautifully appointed luxury timber and tented canvas suites that are on wooden stilts.

The Nkambeni lodge lies inside the wildlife rich Kruger, just 12.2 km to the west of the Pretoriuskop Rest Camp in South Africa. With the entrance gate to the Nkambeni Tented Lodge being the Numbi Gate of the Kruger National Park, the Lodge is 24.3 km away from Hazyview, which is the nearest town and 54 km from the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) in Nelspruit.

Each Tented Suite features:

  • Two divans
  • 2 Bunk beds (fold out)
  • Bathroom with an indoor and outdoor shower
  • Verandah.

Types of Tented Suites:

  • Type of Construction: Permanent
  • Type of Accommodation: Luxury
  • Size: 41 square meters each.

Facilities in Tents:

  • Electricity
  • Air-conditioning
  • Extended length twin beds x 2
  • Inside and outside showers
  • Hair dryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Deck with sitting area
  • Land view
  • Spa bath on deck
  • Combination living/bedroom
  • 4-bed use.

Facilities and Services

  • Fully equipped gymnasium
  • Three private eating areas for traditional barbeques
  • Unique "time-line" museum detailing the history of the Kruger National Park
  • Laundry service
  • Stargazing and wildlife viewing deck
  • Large natural swimming pool
  • Natural boma offering beautiful night sky views during dinner time
  • Pool Bar and Deck Bar
  • Health and beauty spa.


Open vehicle Safari drives (Big 5):

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Full day
  • Evening
  • Night drive.

Other activities include:

  • River Rafting
  • Bush walks (subject to availability)
  • Quad bike tours
  • Panorama Tours
  • Cultural tours
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Elephant back safaris
  • Golf courses (5 nearby).

Tribal Dancing:

Guests are invited to feel the pulse of Africa. The Marimba band offers guests Gumboot and traditional Shangaan dancing and drum beat evenings on Fridays and Saturdays.

Open vehicle safari drives & safaris:

The Lodge offers half and full day safaris in the Kruger National Park. The vehicles are designed to allow the passengers close interaction with the animals encountered. Guests are welcome to request a picnic lunch from the lodge's restaurant and enjoy this when the guide stops at one of the picnic sites in the Kruger National Park.

Nature guide experience:

Join the training team for a short lecture on tracks and signs of the wild. The Lodge's experienced trainers teach guests the skills needed to monitor and identify footprints which can be a useful ability when on safari in the Kruger National Park.

Community Tour:

It is a partnership between the Rural Community and Private Capital. Guests have the opportunity to accompany the volunteers on a day tour of the Local Community and witness their contribution to Africa on a one to one basis. The Community Tour takes guests to the George School where one can observe the feeding schemes and the nutrient drink production plant.

After a brief tour of the Community, one may wish to take the opportunity of getting down and dirty by assisting in the Community Organic Farming Project. This project is the world first in concept and design and enjoys the direct support and participation of the South African Government.

Off-site activities:

The Lodge is within an easy driving distance of the following well-known tourist sights and other attractions including:

  • Panorama route with the spectacular God's Window and Pilgrim's Rest
  • Chimp Eden
  • Several major golf courses
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Horse riding
  • Pub crawls tour.

Swimming Pools at the Tented Camp

  • Outdoor with a view (salt chlorinator)
  • Children corner
  • Deck chairs
  • Towels are supplied


The Lodge provides breakfast, lunch and dinner to its guests.

  • Breakfast: sumptuous buffet
  • Lunch: a la carte
  • Dinner: main restaurant with a selected menu
  • Dinner: Boma / Potjie dinner
  • Dinner: Museum room / special functions / set menu
  • Half board includes: Breakfast and dinner

Conference Facility

Nkambeni lodge features one conference venue which can accommodate a maximum of 100 delegates.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Outside Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Viewing Deck

Facilities Available at Nkambeni Safari Camp

  • Boma
  • Conference venue
  • Gym
  • Hotel Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Viewing deck

More Information on Nkambeni Safari Camp

FAQs about Nkambeni Safari Camp
What is the contact number for reservations?
The contact numbers to make a reservation at Nkambeni Safari Camp are +27 (0)21 794 9050 and +27 (0) 827 823 142. You can also check availability and book online by clicking here.
What is the cost of a room at Nkambeni Safari Camp cost?
The average per night rate at Nkambeni Safari Camp is R1,210.00 to R2,180.00.
Where about is Nkambeni Safari Camp located?
Nkambeni Safari Camp is located at the following location / address: Central Kruger Park - Kruger Gate, Orpen Gate, Kruger Park.

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

SADC Special

Discounted rates for SADC Residents for travel until 30 September 2019.

Included in the rate:

  • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature
  • All Rates quoted excludes SANPARK conservation Fees

Terms and Conditions:

  • Only valid for SADC Residents, ID will be requested at the time of reservation
  • Rate code: SADC
  • Valid from 20th August – 30th September 2019

SADC Special (Book within 14 days)

Discounted last minute rates for SADC Residents for travel until 30 September 2019 for bookings made within 14 days of travel.

Included in the rate:

  • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature
  • All Rates quoted excludes SANPARK conservation Fees

Terms and Conditions:

  • Only valid for SADC Residents, ID will be requested at the time of reservation
  • Rate code: SADCP
  • Valid from 20th August – 30th September 2019
  • Only bookable 14 days or less prior to arrival