Tamboti Villa


The intimate Tamboti Villa, nestled under a grove of Tamboti trees, officially opened its doors in March 2021.

Set away from the main area of the Waterside Lodge, the spectacular newly built Villa boasts a generous main living area with an inviting plunge pool and interactive kitchen.

Four lavish en-suite rooms, connected by interleading passages, make the Villa the perfect safari-type get away for small groups or families.

The game viewing is exceptional within the camp, especially during dry season when the permanent waterhole attracts herds of elephants and buffalo. The birdlife is impressive here too, which adds a further element of entertainment when spending a quiet afternoon on the deck.

Tamboti Villa is the perfect place to relax and unwind, while enjoying the diversity of wildlife right from your deck.

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

Tamboti Villa Accommodation Options

Tamboti Villa is made up of 4 double rooms, all en-suite – leading off of a central lounge and dining area. There is a deck outside and a pool.

Lodge Facilities & Services

Game Drives
Inside Dining
Mobile Coverage
Outside Lounge

Each suite is generous in size with a sitting area, dressing room and en-suite bathroom.

Bath Tub
Coffee Maker
Gratuity Information
International Adaptor
Mobile Coverage
Mosquito Net
Safety Box


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.

Tamboti Villa Reviews

Read our most recent Tamboti Villa reviews from TripAdvisor and other travel review website.

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


5 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


5 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


6 months ago

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