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

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