Tented Camp Lodge
Star Rating: Accommodation rating

Accommodation in Thornybush Game Reserve

Nkelenga Tented Camp

Developed for guest’s exclusive use ( you have to book the whole camp ) Nkelenga Camp accommodates 8 to 9 guests and operates its own open land rover. The Camp, equipped with ample fridge and freezer storage, is ideal for families, groups of friends or even informal business breakaways and is our only Camp with DSTV for guest’s enjoyment. Ranger,Tracker and Housekeeper are provided for guest comfort and Game viewing excellence.

Situated in the heart of the Thornybush Game Reserve, visitors are treated to a location that features some of the areas' most awe-inspiring vista's. Boasting a bouquet of flora and fauna, Nkelenga Tented Camp provides the visitor with a rustic, humbling experience. Sprawling within a fenced area and under a mighty Acacia Tree, this home from home looks over a large watering hole.

Room Description

A well appointed, air-conditioned main house with loft is perfect for children, whilst the three en-suite tents are reminiscent of the colonial era of exploration.

Comfortably furnished, this tented paradise provides the guest with an intimated experience of bush whether it is viewed from the swimming pool or on one of the many bush trail.  
Room facilities: Lodge facilities:
  • 4 en-suite (3tents)
  • Mezzanine with 3 beds
  • Swimming pool
  • lounge/dining room
  • self catering camp
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Wake up calls
  • Pool
  • Private open safari vehicle
  • DSTV  ( with card )

Inclusions / Exclusions


  • Accommodation.
  • Dawn and dusk safaris in open Land Rovers and Bushveld walks.


  • All meals.
  • Bar, curio, telephone and laundry expenses.
  • A Tourism levy of R5.70 per person per night, applicable Gate fees (as per the above) and a Conservation Fee effective 01 January 2009
  • For self drive guests, the Thornybush Reserve gate entrance fee per vehicle is applicable and payable on departure.
  • For self drive guests to Simbambili Game Lodge an entrance fee per vehicle is payable at the Gowrie Gate direct.

Extra information


Since Malaria is endemic to the Limpopo and Mpumalanga region where the Thornybush lodges are situated, it is essential to ensure that anti-malarial precautions be taken throughout the year. Guests must consult with their doctors and/or pharmacist prior to visiting Thornybush in order to ensure that all necessary precautions against malaria are timeously taken.

Check in time is between 13:00 and 14:00 and check out time is at 11:00.

In the event of premature departure guests will be liable for the full extent of the pre booked stay.