Bundox Explorer Camp

Bundox Explorer Camp

Bundox Explorer Camp

From ZAR 3450 per person sharing

Bundox Explorer Camp is an eco-luxury tented camp that promotes a low-impact, immersive safari experience in the Greater Kruger Park.

Located in the Balule Private Nature Reserve, this Big Five private concession is where guests will enjoy game drives through rugged Lowveld terrain, and our photographic hide is guaranteed to get you close enough to the wildlife to take a whole host of stunning photos – in complete safety.

The camp can be booked on an exclusive-use basis.




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Cottage Tents

There are four cottage-style, free-standing tents, each containing an ensuite bathroom with flushing toilets, cold tap showers where your bucket is filled with hot water. The main area is in a prime position with a panoramic view of the bush and offers the perfect refreshment during summer.


  • Bathroom amenities
  • Wake-up calls
  • Fan
  • Non-smoking
  • Shower only
  • Sitting area
  • Flush toilets
  • Bucket Showers

The camp is in an intimate setting and has only a couple of staff members who run the show, from guiding to cooking and maintenance. The layout is intended to suit small groups, couples, exclusive use or solo travellers who would enjoy a personal experience in close comfort with nature.

The boma is a truly South African experience, where the focus is on laughter, listening to the sounds of the wild, and watching the fire crackle into the night.


  • The main area of the camp has a lounge, dining area, boma and swimming pool overlooking the bushveld
  • Professional guides and warm hosting making guests feel very comfortable at all times
  • Ideal for small groups, couples, and solo travellers
  • Solar energy powers 100% for the entire camp

The camp is nestled in a prime location in its own 3000 hectare concession. This is a prestigious territory in South Africa, where the lack of fences allows for free-roaming wildlife, resident lions, an abundance of elephants.

Activities Include

  • Sunrise and sunset game drives through rugged Lowveld terrain and along the Olifants River
  • Bird watching
  • Photographic safari in our hide
  • Sundowners at various areas in the concession

Sunrise and sunset game drives

The interactive game drive lasts up to 3 hours and takes place in the tranquil moods of sunrise and sunset. You will traverse this wild landscape with a qualified ranger in a comfortable open safari vehicle. During the drive, either in the sunrise or at sunset, numerous species of plants, animals, big five, and birds can be seen.

Photographic safari in our hide

This is an incredible experience for anyone who loves wildlife. The hide allows our guests to get close to the animals, enabling you to watch them undisturbed in their natural environment. It’s time to pack your camera bag!

Bird watching

The private concession is home to more than 200+ species. The perennial Olifants River attracts many waders and other water-associated birds. Species such as Thick-billed Cuckoo, Stierling’s Wren-Warbler, Garden Warbler, and the Common bronzewing. The area is also excellent for raptors (eagles, in particular) and owls might be seen on night drives.

Spa Treatments

Tailored to indulge and awaken your sense, the Mobile Spa is a great way to immerse yourself in total relaxation during your stay at Bundox Explorer Camp. Booking beforehand is essential and subject to availability.

Daily schedules change according to the seasons, guests itineraries and requests; however; the below is a guideline schedule for a full-day at the camp. 

  • 05:00 Wakeup call 
  • 05:30 Coffee and rusks at the main area
  • 06:00 Depart for sunrise game drive
  • 09:00 Return to the camp
  • 09:30 Breakfast at camp & leisure time
  • 14:30 Afternoon bite is served
  • 16:00 Depart for sunset drive
  • 19:00 Return to the camp
  • 19:30 Dinner is served 

Child Policy

Children aged 12 and over are welcome at Bundox Explorer Camp, but parents are reminded that it is an semi-unfenced camp and children are to be supervised at all times.

Rates Include

  • Dinner, bed, breakfast and lunch
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Morning game drive with a coffee break (coffee, tea, and rusks
  • Afternoon game drive with sundowners (snacks and a beverage)
  • Parking
  • Welcome drink

Rates Exclude

  • Bar purchases
  • Telephone calls
  • Shop purchases
  • Laundry
  • Gratuities
  • Airport Transfers
  • Conservation fee is payable at Balule Olifants West gate. A once-off fee of R200.00 per person. This is to be paid in cash or card upon arrival.
  • Additional beverages on the afternoon game drive


Bundox Explorer Camp Facilities Birdwatching
Bundox Explorer Camp Facilities Boma
Bundox Explorer Camp Facilities Fan
Bundox Explorer Camp Facilities Pool
Bundox Explorer Camp Facilities Shower
Bundox Explorer Camp Facilities Lounge
Bundox Explorer Camp Facilities Dining Area
Bundox Explorer Camp Facilities Solar Power