Tented Safari Camps in Africa

Experience the incredible thrill and excitement of a stay at a luxury tented camp throughout South Africa and Botswana. Amidst Africa's natural savannah with its untamed wildlife, accommodation in tented camps, which are equipped with five-star facilities and amenities, provide for an unforgettable bush getaway. Listed below is a collection of tented accommodation at game lodges in South Africa and Botswana ranging from rustic, self-catering tented accommodation to the most luxurious tents. The real Africa with its scenic beauty, dramatic landscapes, thunderstorms, rolling savannah, unique bushveld, untamed wildlife, massive beasts and its fascinating cultural history can best be explored by staying in one of Africa's game lodges which provide the traveller with tented accommodation. The selected game lodges define an 'Out of African' styled tented accommodation with all five-star amenities on offer. The lodges and tented camps offer an authentic safari experience where guests go to bed to the sounds of lion calling, safely and comfortably accommodated in modern tented suites and pampered with the warm-hearted service that embodies the soul of Africa.

Mpumalanga Province, South Africa

Komati Tented Lodge, Nkomazi Game Reserve
The Komati Tented Lodge with River Retreat is a malaria-free bush getaway, situated on the banks of the Komati River in the Nkomazi Game Reserve, Mpumalanga Province in South Africa. The Komati Tented Lodge features 11 Noble and one Royal Suite tents which provide a private setting and five-star amenities. Each luxury tent at the Komati Tented Lodge has an extra large king size bed, comfort cooling/heating and en-suite shower with an outdoor bath, and private expansive teak sundecks with a plunge pool. Winding pathways lead to the main tent at Nkomazi which features a spa providing treatments at the River Retreat which rejuvenate and relax. The Nkomazi Game Reserve in Mpumalanga, South Africa, is home to a diversity of African wildlife and habitat. Guests staying at the Komati Tented Lodge have the opportunity to participate in a range of exciting discoveries leading from one natural wonder to the next. Guests may take part in many exciting activities including game drives that can last up to three hours, nature walks, bird watching, star gazing and rock art viewing. The Komati Tented Lodge features a gift boutique, an outdoor boma dining area and a Lounge Tent with a viewing deck.

Ngala Tented Camp, Ngala Private Game Reserve Kruger National Park
Located adjacent to the Big Five Kruger National Park, the Ngala Private Game Reserve is known for its high densities of elephant, buffalo and rhino, as well as for its African wild dogs. The Ngala Private Game Reserve, which borders the Kruger National Park, was the first private game reserve in South Africa to be incorporated into the Kruger National Park. Ngala has exclusive traversing rights on almost 15 000 hectares (37 100 acres) of one of the richest wildlife areas on the African continent. A great diversity of wildlife moves through this immense wilderness, including elephant, spotted hyena, giraffe, buffalo and white rhino. At the Ngala Game Reserve, the guest may choose from two different accommodation types at various camps: the Ngala Main Lodge and the Ngala Tented Camp.

Tranquil and private, the Ngala Tented Camp at the Ngala Game Reserve is sheltered under a tree canopy and overlooks the seasonal Timbavati riverbed. Although guests staying at the Ngala Tented Camp are always reminded that they are in the wild, there is nothing primitive about this chic and contemporary camp at Ngala. The romance of canvas, with big night sounds and flickering lanterns lighting the campgrounds, combined with the sophistication of polished wooden decks, textured fabrics and clean lines provide for an unforgettable tented bush getaway. Built on raised platforms, large gauze screen windows let the bushveld breeze into the luxury tents at the Ngala Tented Camp. Stone partitions and wooden sides carve cosy niches in the spacious tented suite. An oversized bathtub awaits the guest on a wooden platform, where gauze screens open up to the outside and give the effect of bathing in a large leafy chamber. An outside shower invites and entices from the embrace of a thick stone screen.

Hamiltons Tented Safari Camp, Kruger National Park
The Hamiltons Tented Camp nestles in 10 000 hectare concession area in the Big Five Kruger National Park. Hamiltons Tented Camp provides a unique and unforgettable safari experience. Six great luxury canvas tents complete with teak floorboards, mosquito nets, slipper baths, and outdoor showers are linked to the Hamilton main lodge by raised timber walkways amongst ancient Jackalberry trees. The guest lounge and dining area at the Hamiltons Tented Camp further enhance the delight of this tranquil bush retreat overlooking the Nwatsitsonto River. Activities, which are available to guests, include early morning and late afternoon game drives and Nomadic African Spa treatments. The 1930s themed tented camp at Hamilton's brings visitors back to a former area.

Thornybush Game Reserve Kruger National Park
At the Chapungu Tented Camp in the Thornybush Game Reserve, the African-style luxury tents overlook the magnificent bushveld. It is here where guests are invited to while away moments are relaxing and reflecting in the tranquillity provided by this small tented safari camp in South Africa. Eight comfortable tents are connected by pathways with the main Camp at Chapungu. The Chapungu Tented Camp is situated only a few minutes drive from the five-star Thornybush Game Lodge where extensive Spa Treatments are available to all Chapungu Tented Camp guests. The Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp is tastefully furnished in old-world colonial splendour and offers safari enthusiasts an atmosphere reminiscent of the style and class of that bygone era complete with delicious cuisine.

Thornybush Game Reserve
Located in the heart of the game-rich Thornybush Game Reserve, guests are treated to an area of South Africa which provides most awe-inspiring vistas. Being home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, the Nkelenga Tented Camp offers a rustic game and safari experience to its guests. Nestled within a fenced area under a mighty Acacia Tree, the Nkelenga Tented Camp overlooks a large watering hole. Accommodating a maximum of 9 guests, the Nkelenga Tented Camp provides a self-catering experience not to be forgotten. A well appointed, air-conditioned main house with loft is perfect for children, while the three en-suite tents at Nkelenga are reminiscent of the colonial era of exploration. The Nkelenga Tented Camp at the Thornybush Game Reserve is available for guest's exclusive use only by booking the whole camp. The Nkelenga Camp accommodates 8 to 9 guests and provides its open land rover. The Nkelenga Tented Camp is equipped with fridge and freezer storage which is ideal for families and groups of friends. Ranger, tracker and housekeeping services are provided for guest comfort at the Nkelenga Tented Camp. Comfortably furnished, this tented paradise provides the guest with a memorable bush experience, magnificent views can be admired from the swimming pool or on one of the many forest trails.

Honeyguide Tented Camp, Manyeleti Game Reserve Kruger National Park / LIMPOPO PROVINCE
The two tented camps Honeyguide Khoka Moya and Honeyguide Mantobeni are situated in the Manyeleti Game Reserve in South Africa's Limpopo Province. The Manyeleti Game Reserve, Manyeleti which means "Place of the Stars", borders the Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and the Timbavati Game Reserve all of which are Big Five Game Reserves in South Africa. All guests arrive at the Honeyguide Khoka Moya Camp. Guests going to Honeyguide Mantobeni Camp park their vehicles at Honeyguide Khoka Moya Camp and then be taken to Honeyguide Mantobeni Camp in game viewing vehicles where the real African adventure begins. 

Mantobeni Tented Camp: Honeyguide Mantobeni Camp reflects the atmosphere of Hemingways' Africa. This 12 tented camp is nestled in a Tamboti grove overlooking a dry river bed. The reception area comprises a large sitting area, indoor and outdoor areas, bar and a climate controlled wine cellar. Game visiting the nearby watering hole can be seen from the swimming pool deck adjoining the reception areas. The tents at Honeyguide Mantobeni Camp are comfortably furnished with king-sized beds and soft leather couches. Each tent at Mentobeni leads onto its bathroom with concrete bath, double shower and separate toilet. Honeyguide Khoka Moya Tented Camp: The Honeyguide Khoka Moya features 12 large tents furnished in a contemporary yet comfortable style. Each tent at Khoka Moya is en-suite with double shower and separate toilet. A private outdoor seating area in front of each tent allows guests to relax and take in sights and sounds of the bush. The reception areas reflect the contemporary design of architect Enrico Daffonchio and are built of steel, corrugated iron and recycled timber. The large lounge and dining areas of the camp overlook manicured green lawns leading to the swimming pool. Guests staying at either the Honeyguide Khoka Moya Tented Camp or the Honeyguide Mantobeni Tented Camp in the Manyeleti Game Reserve awake to the sound of beating drums in the early morning when tea or coffee is served in the tents. Safaris in open game drive vehicles, guided by experienced and qualified trackers, are conducted in the early mornings and late afternoon/evenings. A foot safari is undertaken after breakfast, where guests have the opportunity to get familiar with the abundant bird, insect and plant life surrounding the camps at Honeyguide. Guests may also choose to relax by the swimming pool or browse through the small library at each camp.

Savanna Tented Camp, Sabi Sand Game Reserve Kruger National Park
The Savanna Private Game Reserve is situated in the world renowned Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which borders South Africa's famous Kruger National Park. Staying at the Savanna Tented Camp in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve creates a holiday of a lifetime providing diverse African wildlife and cultural experience combined with luxurious tented accommodation. Adventurous and exciting big game viewing and a fascinating insight into the local tribal customs of the Shangaan people are part of guests' safari experience at the Savanna Tented Camp, Sabi Sand. The executive and luxury tented suites combine the romance of a tented roof, with the sophistication of a permanent structure which luxury and privacy.

The suite is a traditional thatch-roofed building designed to offer high levels of elegance and comfort. Features of the Luxury Tented Suites, Sabi Sand. The four Luxury Tented Suites at the Tented Camp are slightly smaller than the Executive Suites but are intimate and romantic. Panoramic views of the bush can be admired from the private verandah of the luxury tented suites. The luxury tented suites are air-conditioned and are tastefully decorated, offering absolute luxury and comfort. Each Suite has a well stocked mini bar and a tea/coffee station. The bathroom features a double washbasin, French bath, shower and separate toilet. The three Executive Tented Suites at Savanna are secluded and private with an uninterrupted view of the bush. These air-conditioned bedrooms are spacious and feature a lounge area with a writing desk, a fully stocked minibar and a tea/coffee station. Unlike the Luxury Tented Suites at the Savanna Game Lodge, the Executive Tented Suites may accommodate a third person sharing. Each bathroom features a double vanity, a French bath, double shower, separate toilet and a private outside shower. Each bedroom leads onto a wooden deck with a private plunge pool.

Kapama Private Game Reserve
On 1 December 2008, the fence between the Reserve and the Gwalagwala Game Reserve which stretches for 3.5 km along Kapama's southern boundary was removed, and the Gwalagwala property was incorporated into the Kapama Private Game Reserve. This vast game reserve is more than 435 ha and includes 2.5 km of Klaserie river frontage. The Klaserie River is a perennial river which provides water to the many game species within the Kapama Reserve. The Klaserie River and immediate surrounding vegetation provide the ideal habitat for leopard, hippo and crocodile on the reserve. The Gwalagwala Tented Camp is now located within one of the biggest big five reserves in South Africa.

Guests staying at the Kapama Tented Camp have access to the most exclusive Kapama Spa and Wellness centre. The Gwalagwala Tented Camp is a small, tranquil safari lodge which features luxury tented camp accommodation. The Lodge can accommodate a maximum of 14 guests in 7 luxury tents. The individual tents nestle peacefully under a canopy of trees in the natural bush to guarantee solitude and privacy. The camp is home to seven en-suite tents of which one is a superior luxurious tent with his and her basin, bath, outdoor shower and a lounge. Each tent at the Gwalagwala camp is built on a wooden platform raised in the trees on sturdy stilts. The game lodge at is fully electrified, and all tents have their en suite bathroom & private deck. The tents at are all equipped with fans for the warm summer days and with heaters and electric blankets for those chilly winter nights. For the perfect end to an exciting and memorable day, guests are invited to dine around the fire in the Lodge's traditional outdoor boma under the star-studded African sky. Hot and cold breakfast, as well as lunch options, while dinner is prepared in the kitchen or cooked on the grill and served around an open fire in the circular traditional outdoor boma.

Tanda Tula Safari Camp, Timbavati Game Reserve Kruger National Park
The exclusive Tanda Tula Safari Camp is in the game-rich Timbavati Private Game Reserve which borders the Kruger National Park in South Africa. The Tanda Tula Tented Camp provides its guests with an unforgettable five-star wilderness experience in ultimate luxury. Beautifully situated on the banks of the Nharalumi riverbed, the 4-stars Tanda Tula Lodge is shaded by trees and overlooks a waterhole which attracts a wide variety of game from dawn to dusk. Tanda Tula is home to Africa's Big Five, many other mammals large and small and hundreds of species of birds can also be found here. Encounters with Africa's untamed wildlife in open safari landrover, on foot or from the deck of the luxury tent are up close and exciting. The Tanda Tula Safari Camp in the Timbavati Game Reserve provides its guests with privacy and tranquillity as it only features twelve luxury tents. The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve is situated adjacent to the Kruger National Park with no fence. This vast wilderness of more than ten million acres allows the wildlife to roam around freely and guests are visiting this area of South Africa are ensured the greatest diversity of game, which Africa has to offer.

Nkambeni Tented Lodge, Kruger National Park
The Nkambeni Tented Lodge is within the Kruger National Park. The entrance to the Nkambeni Tented Lodge is through the Kruger National Park's Numbi Gate which is close to White River and Hazyview. This Tented Lodge is located inside the Kruger National Park, just 10 kilometres to the west of the Pretoriuskop Rest Camp. The permanent luxury tents at Nkambeni offer an en-suite bedroom with air-conditioning and a Jacuzzi on the private deck. The restaurant at the Nkambeni Tented Lodge offers true South African hospitality and local food. A range of safari adventures is available at the camp. The tented suites at the Nkambeni Tented Lodge are designed and constructed to guarantee a minimum impact on the natural habitat. For that reason, the tented suites have been built on wooden stilts.

Limpopo Province, South Africa

Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp, Mabula Game Reserve
The Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp is situated in the Mabula Private Game Reserve in South Africa's Limpopo Province. Five intimate tents at the Kwafubesi Camp offer an unforgettable bush experience. Each luxurious tent features private viewing decks, stone baths and is linked from the central dining and lounge via sand walkways. The Kwafubesi Tented Camp offers 5 tents and can accommodate a maximum of 10 guests.

Hoyo-Hoyo Tented Lodge, Edeni Game Reserve
The Edeni Private Game Reserve with the Hoyo Hoyo Tented Lodge provides an oasis of incredible luxury featuring the greatest vantage point to the Big Five and its untamed African wilderness. The 21 000 acre Eden wildlife paradise nestles between four rivers and is situated 45 minutes from the game rich Kruger National Park. The Edeni Game Reserve teems with an abundance of game, birdlife and diverse, dense vegetation, which provides the perfect habitat for the most secretive of Africa's large cats, the leopard. The Hoyo Hoyo Tented Lodge at the Edeni Game Reserve provides an ideal place for guests wanting to escape the bustling city life. Accommodation in the Edeni Game Reserve is offered in a luxury 5 star River Lodge and two great tented camps, located on the sandy banks of the beautiful Makhutswi River.

The four-star Hoyo Hoyo Lodge provides a shady river retreat offering luxury, tranquillity and a close to nature experience with its 22 tents on stilts overlooking the Makhutswi River. The comfortably furnished tents at the Hoyo Hoyo Lodge, Edeni Game Reserve, offer excellent decor, wooden four-poster beds, tea and coffee-making facilities and Rosewood finished floors. Electricity is supplied to all tents at the Edeni Game Reserve offering lighting, bar fridge, fans, hairdryers and lit walkways. Guests are invited to relax at the swimming pool, in-between their daily game drives or game walks. Breakfasts and lunches are usually served overlooking the river, where guests can also enjoy drinks at their built-in bar. Some nights you'll enjoy beautiful traditional African dishes in the thatched dining area, while other nights dinner will be served by candlelight next to the pool - or even at a unique bush dinner site, created especially for Hoyo Hoyo guests.

For those guests who wish to experience a real bush retreat, the 13 tents with magnificent views over the Makhutswi River, with lantern-lit walkways create a unique, old-world charm are the perfect accommodation choice at the Edeni Game Reserve. Each tent at the Hoyo Hoyo Bush Lodge features a toilet and hot shower facilities; a four-poster bed draped with protective mosquito nets, minibar, fan, heater and tea and coffee making facilities. The tents at the Hoyo Hoyo Bush Lodge at the Reserve are perched on wooden platforms under shady trees, with table and chairs on the verandah for guests' viewing pleasure. A highlight of the Hoyo Hoyo Bush Lodge is its thatched-roof lookout deck where guests can enjoy 360-degree views of the mountain, bush and river, sip sundowners while game-spotting on the savannah or even spend a balmy summer night on one of their comfortable outdoor beds.

KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa

Thula-Thula Luxury Tented Camp, KwaZulu-Natal
The Zulu name Thula Thula stands for peace and tranquillity this is what guests experience during their stay at the Thula Thula Game Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal. The Thula Thula Private Game Reserve and Safari Lodge are situated only 45 minutes from Richards Bay harbour and airport, and less than 2 hours drive from Durban. Accommodation at Thula Thula: Luxury Tented Camp and Elephant Safari Lodge, guests staying at the Thula Thula Private Game Reserve have the choice of two different accommodation options; they may either stay at the Luxury Tented Camp or the Elephant Safari Lodge.

The Thula Thula Luxury Camp comprises eight luxury tents in total: 

  • Six standard luxury tents
    2 3/4 beds, ensuite bathroom with Victorian bath and outside shower, mosquito net, tea and coffee, fan, private veranda.

  • Two family tents
    2 3/4 beds for parents and two single beds, mosquito nets, teas and coffee, en suite bathroom with Victorian bath and shower, fan. All beds are equipped with electric blankets.

Exclusivity is assured with only eight luxury tents at the Thula Thula Luxury Tented Camp. The tents are all furnished with private viewing decks, mosquito nets, fans and luxurious en-suite bathroom with Victorian bath and outside shower in the luxury double tents. The two family tents offer space, luxury and comfort for parents and children and the generous ensuite bathroom has the Victorian bath and open inside a shower.  Central living area with bar, dining room, lounges, outside thatched bar, boma, swimming pool. A morning bush walk, an afternoon game drive. Game drives and bush walks are conducted on the Thula Thula private game reserve by our professional rangers and trackers. Game viewing includes elephant, rhino, buffalo, leopard, giraffe, crocodile, hyena, wildebeest, kudu, nyala, zebra and much more, including exceptional birdlife. Optional extra's: Sangoma expeditions in the rural Zulu Village, Game drives in Hluhluwe & Umfolozi Game Reserve, Whale watching (June to October), Therapeutic spa massages.

Elephant Safari Lodge, at the Thula Thula Game Reserve
The Elephant Safari Lodge at the Thula Thula Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal features only eight luxury thatched chalets which are decorated in flavours of ethnic and colonial elegance.

  • The Suite Royale at the Safari Lodge - for the most tranquil and romantic safari indulgence.
  • The Suite Imperiale at the Safari Lodge - for ultimate luxury, space and comfort

Central living area, Boma, viewing deck, Wine cellar, curio shop, Swimming pool, The Marula Bar, conference centre, private lounge with bar and library. Open vehicle game drives; bush walks, tracking, bush dining, Optional extra's: Sangoma expeditions in the rural Zulu Village, Game drives in Hluhluwe & Umfolozi Game Reserve, 18-hole golf, Whale watching (June to October)

Mkuze Falls Tented Camp, Mkuze Private Game Reserve
The 'Big Five' Mkuze Falls Game Reserve is in the heart of historic Zululand in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. Africa's untamed 'Big 5' wildlife can be encountered at this game reserve: lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, elephant. For bird lovers, nearly 400 species of birds are home in the Mkuze Falls Game Reserve. Guests at Mkuze Falls are invited to experience the unique richness that this quiet part of Africa has to offer. The Mkuze Falls Tented Lodge provides the traveller with an adventurous experience in five "Hemingway" style East African Luxury Tents, each overlooking the Mkuze River in KwaZulu-Natal. The tents are built on wooden decks raised on stilts with beautiful views of the lush countryside. The facilities at the Mkuze Falls Tented Camp include a lounge, bar, boma and swimming pool. Starlit evenings are enjoyed in the boma, and the sounds of the Zulu drumbeat beckon the pure spirit of Africa.

The elegance of the tented design is reminiscent of a bygone era, beckoned by the freestanding Victorian bath in the en suite bathroom. Each luxury tent at Mkuze is private and well spaced apart, nestling into the bush providing an eco-friendly retreat. Each luxury tent at Mkuze Falls offers to air-condition and features a private game viewing deck with spectacular views of the Lowveld bushveld and shimmering waters of the river where numerous antelope and other wildlife frequent. The atmosphere experienced in this Safari Lodge is an extraordinary sense of Africa, its nature, and beauty. Guests are invited to enjoy exciting game drives daily, and game walks in the Mkuze Falls Private Big Five Reserve.
The Mkuze Falls Lodge is situated along the northern bank of the Mkuze River, in the heart of Kwa-Zulu Natal. Overlooking the mighty Mkuze Waterfall, the Mkuze Falls Lodge provides nine luxuriously appointed Thatched Chalets and one Safari Suite, accommodating a total of eighteen guests in utmost comfort and style. All rooms at Mkuze feature a breathtaking view of the river, bush and mountains. Private plunge pools and an outside shower provide a wild but intimate touch alongside the gratifying luxury of the air-conditioned bedroom. The Mkuze Falls Lodge has a central complex built on raised wooden platforms with spacious verandas. The facilities include a pleasant dining area, a comfortable lounge, an indoor pub, a shady terrace and a swimming pool. The large lounge leads onto a spacious viewing deck which is built over the sloping riverbank. This veranda provides panoramic views of the winding Mkuze River and the wild, untamed landscape beyond. During hot summer days, guests may relax under the shady palm trees and take a refreshing swim in the swimming pool. In the evenings, lively entertainment provided by the energetic, traditional Zulu dancers may be enjoyed.

The menu which is served at the Mkuze Falls Game Lodge varies daily and features different South African dishes including local venison specialities. Vegetarian meals are prepared on request. If the weather is beautiful, dinner or a South African 'braai' (barbeque) is served in the outdoor Boma. Guests may rejuvenate in spa treatments offered at the fully equipped health and beauty centre at Mkuze Falls. Each Chalet at the Mkuze Falls Game Lodge features a viewing deck, a mini bar, a telephone, a safe, an overhead fan, air-conditioning, a mosquito net, en-suite bathroom, a secluded plunge pool and an outside shower. The Mkuze Falls Safari Suite is a romantic and beautifully decorated suite for anyone who would like to experience African luxury in the purest sense. Magnificent views from the private veranda of this suite can be enjoyed. The Mkuze Safari Suite is ideal for special occasions and honeymooners or those who want to experience something very special and unforgettable. The Mkuze Falls Safari Suite is made up of a spacious living and sleeping area, both with views up and downstream the Mkuze River and the waterfall. This suite has a small but comfortable and well-equipped kitchen and, of course, all the features of the other chalets like fans, air-conditioning and en-suite facilities. The adjoining private outside shower and splash pool area is spacious and secluded. The Safari Suite also has its outside terrace with a unique view over the river. A better place to enjoy your intimate dinner will be hard to find.

The Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve is home to a wide variety of wildlife. Guests have the opportunity to take a journey and discover the richness and diversity of this unique part of South Africa. The ecosystems of riverine, wetland, Lowveld bushveld and montane grassland provide the variety and large quantity of bird and animal species. The Mkuze Falls game reserve is home to the Big Five, cheetah, hippo and a vast number of plains game. For ornithologists and bird lovers, Mkuze Falls and its wetlands are an absolute must. There are more than 400 species of birds in the area. More specifically the reserve is home to the Fish Eagle, Giant Kingfisher, Narina Trogon and the spectacular Purple-crested Lourie to mention a few.

Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

Shamwari Game Reserve
Malaria-free 'Big Five' Shamwari Private Game Reserve is in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. It is home to Africa's Big 5 which are the elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard. The Shamwari Game Reserve has received numerous international awards, including the World's Leading Conservation Company and Game Reserve for many consecutive years. It is beautifully situated in verdant bush along the Bushmans River, between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown. Luxury safari accommodation at the Shamwari Game Reserve is available in 7 different lodges each of which provides an unforgettable African experience. The five stars Bayethe Lodge offers the ultimate in luxury tented accommodation. Bayethe is a stone walled and thatch-roofed lodge with a large deck area overlooking a waterhole.

The nine luxury tents at the Bayethe Tented Lodge, Shamwari, are camouflaged under trees allowing for privacy and unsurpassed comforts. Each luxury tent is air-conditioned and heated and has an en-suite bathroom, shower, private plunge pool and viewing deck. The three premier tents at Bayethe Hills are the ultimate in tented luxury. These tents offer the additional luxuries of a fireplace, satellite TV, plunge pool and hammocks suspended out of the wooden decks. Early morning and evening game viewing drives in open game viewing vehicles, as well as guided nature walks and bird watching, are available to guests staying at the Bayethe Luxury Tented Camp at Shamwari.

Western Cape Province, South Africa

Dwyka Tented Lodge, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, the 'Big Five' malaria free Sanbona Wildlife Reserve in the Klein Karoo, Western Cape Province, is home to four exclusive lodges. The Dwyka Tented Lodge in the Sanbona Game Reserve is in the Klein Karoo region of South Africa's Western Cape province. The Dwyka Tented Lodge at Sanbona features nine tents, which are hidden away between rock formations. The landscape surrounding the tented lodge is magnificent, and all the tented suites provide unforgettable views of twisted and layered cliffs and rock formations that serve as a relaxing haven for black eagles. The private and secluded tents at the Dwyka Tented Lodge at Sanbona exude an atmosphere of pioneering adventure in the vast landscape of the Klein Karoo.

Each luxury tent at the Dwyka Tented Lodge at Sanbona offers an expansive deck with a rim-flow plunge pool, freestanding bath within- an outdoor shower, under-floor heating, air cooling, fully stocked bar, tea and coffee facilities, Wi-Fi, safe and telephone. There are seven tents with king-size beds and two with twin beds. The interior furnishings and textures of each luxury tent at Sanbona includes insulated canvas, glass and timber framed sliding doors, a mixture of rock and canvas walls and rustic concrete flooring. Activities which are available to guests staying at the Dwyka Tented Lodge at the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve include game drives which are approximately three hours each, nature walks, bird watching, star gazing and rock art viewing. Guests are provided with the rare opportunity to observe the rare white lions which were released into the Sanbona game reserve.

The Dwyka Tented Lodge offers indoor dining as well as outdoor dining, a temperature-controlled wine cellar, a business facility with high-speed wireless Internet connectivity, four fireplaces and a secluded relaxation retreat with two treatment rooms and a steam room, all of which will utilise Pevonia body treatment products. The cuisine at Dwyka is typical Karoo style, infusing modern, traditional and local influenced dishes. A selection of wine, ports and champagnes is available to guests. Guests are invited to explore the legacy of the famed San people and absorb the magnificence of the Little Karoo at the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. The Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is located 2½ hours drive from Cape Town. This reserve is home to a vast collection of succulents and wildlife, including the Big Five. Contrasting landscapes of towering mountains and open plains support 650 plan and 160 bird species, while impressive rock formations and Bushman paintings can be admired.

Sanbona offers five-star accommodation at four luxurious lodges. The beautifully restored Tilney Manor reflects the grace and elegance of the colonial era. Nestled in a valley, the lodge with its natural watering hole makes for spectacular game viewing. Dramatically situated on a horseshoe bend of a dry Karoo ravine and surrounded by awe-inspiring rock formations, the secluded Dwyka Tented Lodge provides an atmosphere of pioneering adventure in this vast landscape. The Gondwana Lodge at Sanbona is popular for its endless views and is the ideal lodge for families with children of all ages. The Dwyka Lodge is also part of The Mantis Collection which comprises a vast selection of exclusive game reserves and hotels, including the five-star Shamwari Game Reserve, the Shamwari Townhouse in Port Elizabeth, and the unique Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve in the Eastern Cape. The Jock Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park, the Nkomazi Game Reserve near the Kruger National Park, Lake Pleasant Living at the Garden Route, the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is also part of this hotel and game lodges group in South Africa.

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Khwai River Lodge, Moremi Game Reserve, the luxurious Khwai River Lodge is magnificently located on the edge of a leadwood, and fig tree forest was providing great views over the vast Khwai River floodplains and the Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Botswana's Okavango Delta. The region in which the exclusive Khwai River Lodge is in is renowned for its large concentrations of mammals, and it is not unusual to see many different types of wildlife from the comfort of the luxury tents. This part of Botswana is a year-round destination for wildlife and predators can regularly be seen in the area. The secluded location of the Khwai River Lodge in Botswana makes it a regular host to Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and Wild Dogs. Birdlife can also be viewed in abundance with unusual sightings of wildfowl and raptors near the lodge. The 5-star Khwai River Lodge is perfectly designed to blend into the surrounding environment. The luxury tents at Khwai are built on raised wooden platforms, offering great views, and shaded by a traditional African thatch roof. The large private decks are furnished with easy chairs and a hammock, ideal for viewing wildlife, or for enjoying a private dinner in complete privacy. The interiors of the luxury tents at the Khwai River Lodge are luxuriously appointed with such comforts as an en suite bathroom, private fully stocked mini bar, four poster bed complete with mosquito netting, as well as a discreet air conditioning.