NKelenga Tented Camp

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The Nkelenga Tented Camp nestles in the wildlife-rich Thornybush Private Game Reserve of South Africa's Limpopo Province.

Thornybush Private Game Reserve self-catering safari camp is booked on an exclusive basis and can accommodate up to ten guests in its four tents.

Suitable for families travelling with children as well as small groups of friends, this camp is equipped with kitchen facilities to prepare own meals including ample of freezer and fridge storage. Guests enjoy having their open Land Cruiser available for the wildlife viewing activities. The game rangers and trackers as well as housekeepers area open to in-house guests.

Being able to accommodate up to ten guests, the welcoming and air-conditioned main house at the camp, which features a loft, is ideal for children. The three en-suite safari tents create an atmosphere of the colonial era of exploration. The tents are well equipped and provide en-suite bathrooms.

A beautiful outdoor playground, this camp features an outdoor swimming pool. The kitchen offers equipment for self-catering including a fridge and freezer. Breakfasts, lunches and dinners can be enjoyed in the comfortable lounge and dining area of the camp. Guests wishing to book a health and beauty spa treatment may visit the nearby Thornybush Spa.

Visitors explore the untamed African bushveld on guided safari drives in the open Land Cruisers as well as on the adventurous walking safaris. Being home to a great abundance of species, guests have a chance to encounter 147 mammals including the 'Big Five', 114 reptiles, 507 birds, 49 fish, 34 amphibians and 336 trees in the Thornybush Private Nature Reserve.

As the reserve is characterised by open savannahs, wildlife viewing is excellent here making for memorable wildlife encounters. The best time for safaris is early in the mornings during sunrise and then again late in the afternoon. The afternoon safari drives lead into the sunset making wildlife viewing a special event with torch lights.

Game viewing:

  • Guided safari drives
  • Guided walking safaris

Room types:

  • Main House (en-suite bathroom/ Mezzanine with three beds)
  • 3 Luxury Tents (each with en-suite bathroom).

Facilities and services:

  • Swimming pool
  • Kitchen/self-catering facilities
  • Lounge/dining room
  • DSTV / television
  • Game rangers and trackers
  • Housekeeper
  • Tented accommodation
  • Thornybush Spa (not at camp but nearby)
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Wake up calls.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Viewing Deck

Facilities Available at NKelenga Tented Camp

  • Airstrip
  • Barbeque & braai area
  • Boma
  • Communal kitchens
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Nearby conference facilities
  • Nearby Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Viewing deck
  • Waterhole for wildlife

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FAQs about NKelenga Tented Camp
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at NKelenga Tented Camp are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

Where about is NKelenga Tented Camp located?
NKelenga Tented Camp is located at the following location / address: Thornybush Private Nature Reserve.