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

The Tangala Safari Camp nestles in the game-rich Thornybush Game Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park of South Africa.  Home to be Big Five which includes lions, rhinos, buffaloes, elephants and leopards, guests are accommodated in well-appointed chalets and luxury tents. The safari camp offers views of the waterhole, the open plains across to the dramatic Drakensberg mountain range.

Tangala features four well-appointed Chalets as well as six Luxury Tents which are complete with patios, comfortable beds under mosquito nets as well as en-suite bathrooms.  The bathrooms provide two basins, his and hers basin, a shower and a toilet.  The camp retains its closeness to nature and its authenticity by operating with solar power and natural gas to fuel the lodge.

Safari Tent and Chalet features:

  • Twin beds (doubles on request)
  • En-suite bathroom with indoor shower
  • Mosquito nets
  • Fans
  • Solar lighting
  • Gas geysers
  • Dressing table
  • Patio.


Rustic and authentic in its look to provide a relaxed and informal atmosphere, Tangala offers the ideal location to unwind while being surrounded by the peaceful nature of the bushveld.  The dining room and open plan lounge provide a most comfortable place.  From the deck, beautiful views can be admired.  Guests may enjoy a refreshing swim in the outdoor swimming pool.  With views of the regularly frequented waterhole, guests do not need to leave the camp to enjoy encounters with Africa's untamed wildlife.

  • Dining room
  • Bar
  • Open plan lounge
  • Viewing deck
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Waterhole
  • Chalets and luxury Tents
  • Views of the active waterhole
  • Open air boma
  • Viewing hide.


Guests at Tangala are spoilt with the most delicious cuisine during their stay at this game lodge in South Africa.  During brunch, a wide selection of cold and warm breakfast and lunch meals await while irresistible treats are on offer during the famous high teas in the afternoon. To round off a beautiful day off in the African wilderness, mouth-watering dinners provide choices of local, traditional meals as well as international fair.  Various dining venues, indoor and outdoor, allow for many variations.


Thrilling early morning and late afternoon and evening safaris provide the opportunity for close wildlife encounters in their natural habitat.  Accompanied by professional rangers and trackers, guests learn about the region's wildlife, flora, and fauna in this unique ecosystem.  As the Thornybush Game Reserve borders the Greater Kruger National Park, this area is known for its abundance of animals as well as bird life.

  • Early morning game drives
  • Late afternoon & evening game drives
  • In-room spa treatments.


To reach Tangala from Johannesburg takes about 4 and bit hours by car.  Travellers can also access Tangala via the Hoedspruit Airport from where the camp is only a 32 minutes drive away.  Direct flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg can be booked to Hoedspruit making this lodge readily available to visitors.

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

  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Terrace


Dining at the Tangala Safari Camp

The meals served at the Tangala Safari Lodge in the Thornybush Private Game Reserve of South Africa are prepared on an open fire or with gas cookers.  The meals are traditionally South African and add to the safari experience.

Game drives
  • Early morning game drives
  • Late afternoon / evening game drives.

The swimming pool offers welcoming refreshment during the hot, summer afternoons.

Spa treatments

Selected spa treatments can be enjoyed in the privacy of the chalets or luxury tents.

  • Boma
  • Garage
  • Swimming Pool
  • Viewing deck

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Game drive safaris
  • Housekeeping service
Children Policy
  • Children under the age of 12 years cannot be accommodated at the Tangala Safari Camp.

Available Rooms


# Rooms:

Chalet features:

  • Twin beds (doubles on request)
  • En-suite bathroom with indoor shower
  • Mosquito nets
  • Fans
  • Solar lighting
  • Gas geysers
  • Dressing table
  • Patio.

Safari Tent

# Rooms:

Safari Tent features:

  • Twin beds (doubles on request)
  • En-suite bathroom with indoor shower
  • Mosquito nets
  • Fans
  • Solar lighting
  • Gas geysers
  • Dressing table
  • Patio.

Tangala Safari Camp Specials

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

Stay at Tangala Safari Lodge for travel before 30 June 2019 for the discounted rate of R2,910.00 per person sharing per night (based on a minimum of 2 guests staying for 2 nights).

Included in the rate:

  • Accommodation in Chalets or Safari Tents
  • Brunch and dinner daily
  • Teas and snacks
  • Two daily game drives in Thornybush Game Reserve

Excluded from the rate:

  • Conservation levy, all drinks, transfers and items of a personal nature.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Rates are only valid for travel between 23 January 2019 & 30 June 2019
  • Min 2 guests staying for 2 nights
  • 50% single supplement
  • No children under 12
  • Subject to availability

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Amazing Safari saw the "Big Five" was up close to the animals. Staff were excellent. Thank you. John from Sydney Australia.



GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.284303

Longitude: 31.065835


Driving directions from Hoedspruit to the Tangala Safari Camp in the Thornybush Private Game Reserve:

From Johannesburg to Tangala (6 hours):

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 towards Belfast.

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 Ohrigstad and descending down the Able Erasmus Pass.

At Hoedspruit (40min to 1hour to lodge) continue through town, over the railway bridge and at the 4way stop take the R 40 south (to the right) towards Bushbuckridge/Klaserie.

After about 22km take a left turn onto the Guernsey road.

(It is the 2nd main road to the left after Hoedspruit).

Guernsey road is a 12km stretch and it will become a gravel road after approximately 5km.

At the T-junction turn right, Tangala’s gate will be 200m further on your left.

From the gate to the lodge is 7.2km

GPS Tangala main gate 24° 28' 43.03” S & 31° 06' 58.35” E then follow signboards to lodge or enter these camp coordinates: From the gate: 24°29'8.47"S & 31°10'9.16"E (Please don’t enter these from the start of your journey)


On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star

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