Nkelenga Tented Camp
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.
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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
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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.
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!
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.