Nkelenga Tented Camp

OVERVIEW

Nkelenga Tented Camp is a delightful sole-use, self-catering accommodation overlooking one of Thornybush’s most active dams. A hive of bird and mammal activity will keep you enthralled while relaxing on the spacious deck of your safari tent.

This rustic bush camp, reserved for group and family safari stays, has become a much loved and sought-after destination especially with our South African guests who are drawn back, time and again. It is a magical experience having a place like this all to yourself, providing the perfect opportunity to reconnect with your friends and family.

The comfortable Meru-style tents are nestled under a grove of Fever Trees and surrounded by a large rolling lawn, perfect for a game of cricket or boules. The plunge pool is ideal for cooling off on long summer days and at night you can enjoy time around the starlit fire pit.

Check out our other Thornybush lodges in the Kruger Park, if you are looking to experience more lodges.

Nkelenga Tented Camp Accommodation Options

The three tents and main house are all set back on the lawn and overlook a well-frequented dam. The deck chairs around the small pool provide a perfect opportunity for relaxation, as do a number of places around the camp under the trees. The main house at Nkelenga is where most of the activity takes place with a long, covered verandah, while inside is a lounge, kitchen, dining area as well as a bedroom and loft area, perfect for kids.

Lodge Facilities & Services


Deck
Dining Room
Game Drives
Inside Dining
Lounge
Outside Lounge
Pool
STANDARD RATES SA RESIDENTS RATES

There are three comfortable, Meru-style tents positioned on wooden stilts overlooking an active dam at the Nkelenga Tented Camp. They all have their own shaded decks with comfortable armchairs and are perfect for enjoying a bit of quiet time. All the tents have double beds with twin and king options, in the winter months electric blankets are placed on the beds to keep you warm.

Each tent has gauze windows with flaps that are closed in the evening, but still allow for you to hear all the wonderful calls of the wild throughout the night. The tents are all en-suite with a shower, basin and toilet.


Air-conditioning
Deck
Dining Room
Fan
Gratuity Information
Hairdryer
Inside Dining
International Adaptor
Kettle
Lounge
Mobile Coverage
Mosquito Net
Outdoor Lounge
Pool
Shower

The Nkelenga main house boasts a large open-plan lounge with comfortable couches and a dining room area that can seat up to 12 people. There is also a fully equipped kitchen for you to make all those delicious meals.

Inside the main house is a bedroom with a separate bathroom, and a loft area with 4 single beds – perfect for kids to enjoy!


Air-conditioning
Deck
Dining Room
Fan
Gratuity Information
Hairdryer
Inside Dining
International Adaptor
Kettle
Lounge
Mobile Coverage
Mosquito Net
Outdoor Lounge
Pool
Shower
Toiletries



Location

Inside the Thornybush Nature Reserve

Thornybush is a 14,000-hectare private nature reserve that shares a fenceless border with the famous Kruger National Park in South Africa. Big 5 encounters are the standout experiences for our guests, with visitors particularly impressed with the lion and leopard sightings. It’s the vast diversity of wildlife, however, that has seen Thornybush emerge as a leading safari destination. With our passionate and expert guide-and-tracker teams leading the way, our guests leave with a genuine understanding of our entire ecosystem and the enthralling cast of animals.

Nkelenga Tented Camp Reviews

Read our most recent Nkelenga Tented Camp reviews from TripAdvisor and other travel review website.

alancA9323WG Avatar
Simply the best !! ( apologies Tina)
5 star rating

It was our 50th wedding anniversary and due to Covid we delayed booking anything due to travel restrictions. Eventually as the restrictions lifted we opted for a local experience to limit flying and quarantine. Found this lodge online and due... read more

alancA9323WG

2 days ago
644robertoa Avatar
STUPENDO!
5 star rating

Posto a dir poco stupendo!
Struttura fantastica, camere spettacolari e servizio eccellente.

Il safari è davvero unico e abbiamo visto davvero di tutto, leoni, elefanti, Leopardi, rinoceronti…oltre a zebre, giraffe, iene e molto altro

Il cibo è delizioso e tutti sono molto gentili...
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644robertoa

3 weeks ago
SuvanaS1 Avatar
Dreams do come true
5 star rating

We had an epic stay at Saseka Tented camp. Jimmy our butler was always on point and never hesitated to pander to our every need. Zanele was amazing and even stayed with us to take pictures of our engagement. They... read more

SuvanaS1

4 weeks ago
SuvanaS1 Avatar
Awe Inspiring
5 star rating

Undoubtedly the best private game reserve stay we have ever had. The hosting, the accommodation, the food and the sightings were all sublime. We even had the pleasure of seeing Hosana (the famous male leopard) twice in our stay. Thank... read more

SuvanaS1

4 weeks ago
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Tasteful Elegance
5 star rating

We spent a very lovely 2 night stay at Thornybush Game Lodge. It was a tasteful elegance despite its large size. We were made to feel very welcome and enjoyed our time with Tracey our ranger. The food was delicious... read more

SuvanaS1

4 weeks ago
DonnaFay00 Avatar
Best bush experience of my life!
5 star rating

I am only getting to this review a year after staying yet the impact this absolutely incredible place had on me is still very fresh in my heart and mind. Our entire experience at Saseka was the most amazing time... read more

DonnaFay00

1 month ago

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