Saseka Tented Camp

OVERVIEW

Saseka feels very much like a shining jewel in our Thornybush crown. After years of coming to this bend in the Monwana River to celebrate special occasions we finally decided to build something as remarkable as the setting feels.

With visionary designers, Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, leading the way we’ve managed to create a lodge that has a strikingly unique layout and finds a superb balance between cutting-edge design, classical style and feeling connected to the outside environment.

The main area has a large, tiered deck with a broad view of the riverbed and a cleverly designed roof that mimics the dappled light of a tree canopy. This is where we love to meet with our guests for a drink or a meal, share stories and listen to the afternoon breeze bringing the surrounding trees to life.

Away from the soothing tones of the main area, our guests stay in nine luxurious tented suites with stylish interiors, sweeping decks, private pools and uninterrupted views of the seasonal Monwana riverbed. The Leadwood Villa offers a sole-use option within the lodge, perfect for small groups and families.

If you are looking for more options, check out our other Thornybush Game Reserve lodges in the Kruger Park.

Saseka Tented Camp Accommodation Options

Eight luxury tents, each with their own private deck, outdoor shower and pool, accommodate two guests each. The Leadwood Villa can host groups with a central lounge and dining area, shared deck and pool, as well as a private safari vehicle.

Lodge Facilities & Services


Babysitting
Bar
Bush Breakfast
Bush Dinner
Deck
Game Drives
Lounge
Mobile Coverage
Spa
Wake Up Calls
WiFi
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The eight suites, with elevated views of the riverbed, are ultra-spacious safari tents on permanent foundations. Glass doors open up onto your own extensive private deck and pool, complete with sun loungers and chairs. In a private corner, there’s also an outdoor shower with bush views.

Attention to detail is present wherever you look, a great example of this is the fabric of the interior canvas, designed exclusively for Saseka, with prints from the herbarium in Pretoria of all the region’s plants.

The intelligent lighting of the tented suites is also an impressive feature. The suites allow the sounds of the bush to filter in to give you a truly immersed safari experience.


Air-conditioning
Bath Tub
Coffee Maker
Disabled Suitable
Fan
Gratuity Information
Hairdryer
International Adaptor
Kettle
Laundry Service
Mini Bar
Mobile Coverage
Mosquito Net
Outdoor Shower
Phone
Pool
Safety Box
Shower
Slippers
Toiletries
WiFi

Experience the ultimate intimacy of the Leadwood Villa. As a sole-use option, this space grants you the privacy of staying at your own lodge within the magnificent grounds of Saseka Tented Camp, overlooking the seasonal Monwana riverbed.

Embrace the privacy of this exclusive-use accommodation for your whole family or small group. The main villa includes a tented suite, sunken outdoor lounge and fire pit as well as an indoor lounge area.

With space for up to six people, accommodated in adjacent tented suites, you’re able to experience the luxury of the bush in a prime setting.


Air-conditioning
Bath Tub
Children Activities
Coffee Maker
Disabled Suitable
Fan
Gratuity Information
Hairdryer
International Adaptor
Kettle
Laundry Service
Library
Mini Bar
Mobile Coverage
Mosquito Net
Outdoor Shower
Phone
Pool
Safety Box
Shower
Slippers
Toiletries
WiFi



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.

Saseka Tented Camp Reviews

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451paiget Avatar
March Safari & engagement
5 star rating

We can’t express enough how incredible our stay was at Saseka. We only stayed for 2 nights and we were so sad to go- it was the most action packed part of our whole week stay in Kruger ! The... read more

451paiget

2 months ago
AfricaLinx Avatar
Ticked all the boxes
5 star rating

Saseka delivers in every aspect. Hosts are friendly, effective, informative, attentive and the list goes on. The communal spaces are modern, yet the mix of antique and modern furniture and earthy textures fits perfectly on the edge of the riverbed.... read more

AfricaLinx

2 months ago
RoxyGersh Avatar
Absolutely incredible!
5 star rating

We stayed 3 nights at Saseka and it was the most amazing experience. Photos do not do it justice, the lodge itself is just incredible - nothing to fault. The rooms magnificent and every detail has been thought of. Private... read more

RoxyGersh

2 months ago

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