Chacma Bush Camp

Chacma Bush Camp

Chacma Bush Camp

From ZAR 5050 per person sharing

Chacma Bush Camp, enviably located deep within the heart of the Maseke Game Reserve (a management area of the Balule Private Nature Reserve), offers the perfect Big 5 safari experience in undulating landscapes dotted with rocky outcrops.

This family-friendly camp sleeps a total of 10 people, and thus offers an authentic and intimate safari experience.

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There are 3 chalets at Chacma Bush Camp, constructed from a mix of stone and natural boulders. Each of the rooms is similar in its decor, amenities and finishings but differs slightly in its layout and views. All rooms have air-con, plenty of cupboard space and en-suite bathroom with shower. 

Steenbok Chalet

Sleeps up to 4 guests on a King size bed and a Sleeper couch. Ideally this would be 2 adults and 2 children or 2 adults and 3rd adult sharing. There is an en-suite bathroom with shower and toilet and a verandah overlooking the watering hole.

Grysbok Chalet

Sleeps 2 adults on a Double bed and 2 children in bunk beds. It is a 2-roomed chalet with en-suite shower and bathroom. The chalet has a verandah overlooking the pool and watering hole.

Klipspringer Chalet

Sleeps up to 6 guests on a King size bed a sleeper couch and 2 stretcher beds. It is suitable for 2 adults on the King size bed and up to 2 further adults sharing on the sleeper couch and stretcher beds.

Wildlife weave their way through the mopane woodlands hugging the camp’s perimeter, which provides the perfect natural habitat for a variety of species. During the summer months, guests can relax at the swimming pool while observing wildlife at the waterhole in front of camp. Evening times are spent swapping stories around the roaring campfire in the boma area, and dinners are spent indulging in traditional cuisine in the rustic lapa.

Camp Features

  • Swimming pool overlooking the waterhole.
  • Deck chairs around pool area.
  • Daily game drives in the reserve with rocky outcrops and the Olifants River.
  • There is a quaint dining area under the lapa and an outdoor boma area for evening campfires.
  • 3G cell reception & WiFi available.
  • There is an inobtrusive elephant fence on the perimeter of camp that keeps elephants at bay.
  • Family-friendly (over 5 years of age)
  • Each room has their own patio with a view of the surrounds and waterhole.  
  • Bathrooms are en-suite, and there is an outdoor shower adjoining the Klipspringer Chalet.
  • Mosquito nets on each of the beds.
  • Tea and Coffee making facilities in each room.
  • Air con in rooms.

The Maseke Game Reserve within Balule is a unique biome, and game drives provide every opportunity to explore these intrepid surrounds.


  • Morning and evening Game Drives
  • Sundowners in the bush
  • Bird watching
  • Boma dinners around the fire
  • Walks to the “koppie” behind the camp for scenic vistas.
  • Bush breakfasts (upon request)
  • Traditional South African braaivleis (barbecue) cooked over the openfire.

A typical day at Chacma Bush Camp begins with an early morning wake-up call, coffee and an activity. During the winter months morning game drives begin later and evening drives start early.

Rough schedule of what an average day on safari looks like:

05h00 – Wake-up call

05h30 – Quick coffee and depart for activity

08h30 to 09h00 – Return to camp and enjoy a hearty breakfast

14h30 –  Lunch

16h00 – Depart for afternoon/night game drive

19h00 to 20h00 – Return to camp  

20h00 – Dinner followed by campfire chatter/drinks

Full board Rate Includes:

All meals, game drives, teas & coffees.

Fully Inclusive Rate Includes: 

All meals, all local drinks (soft & alcoholic) game drive, teas & coffees.

Rates Exclude:

Premium international drinks, The Maseke Conservation levy of R450 per person per night & The Maseke Bed Levy of R100 per person per stay (added to your invoice)

Child Policy 

Children from age 5 years and over are accepted. If the camp is booked for exclusive use, then children of all ages are welcome.

Single Supplement

No single supplement applies.


Chacma Bush Camp Facilities Air Conditioning
Chacma Bush Camp Facilities Bar
Chacma Bush Camp Facilities Boma
Chacma Bush Camp Facilities Pool
Chacma Bush Camp Facilities Shower
Chacma Bush Camp Facilities WiFi
Chacma Bush Camp Facilities Lounge
Chacma Bush Camp Facilities BBQ/Braai Area