nThambo Tree Camp

nThambo Tree Camp

nThambo Tree Camp

From ZAR 5000 per person sharing per night

Experience an eco-friendly, luxury Kruger Safari at nThambo Tree Camp and stay in unique accommodation in the heart of the Greater Kruger's Klaserie Private Nature Reserve.

Located eye-level with the trees, it’s ideally situated to game watch from the comfort of your verandah. The camp is not fenced off and you will hear animals grazing nearby. Don’t be surprised to see elephants drinking from the splash pool in front of camp.

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Wooden Tented Chalets

nThambo Tree camp has only 5 private chalets raised on wooden stilts with floor made from wooden decking. Walls are made from canvas tents and the roof is thatched. Verandah overlooking the plains with views of the Drakensberg. Twin/king size bed & en-suite bathroom with shower only.

The unique accommodation creates an intimate and personal safari experience, with bedrooms at eye-level with the trees, offering a different perspective from the private balconies.

All chalets are ensuite with a shower and toilet. None of the chalets have baths, only showers. Lighting is provided via solar power and a plug point in each chalet is available for guests to charge their camera batteries.

Lounge and Dining Area

There is an outdoor lounge and dining area, under thatch, that offers guests beautiful views of the plain and small waterhole in front of camp, as well as the Drakensberg mountain range in the distance.

Eco Safari

The camp prides itself on being eco-friendly – nThambo uses a grey water system, solar power and has an in-house recycling program.

Other Features:

  • Splash pool with decking area
  • Small watering hole in front of camp
  • WiFi in lounge area
  • Fully stocked bar
  • Small library area stocked with reading material
  • Plug points in chalets and in the main area
  • Mosquito nets in rooms
  • Boma area with campfire
  • Safari dining area overlooking the wilderness
  • Showers only
  • Pedestal fans in each room
  • Credit card facilities
  • Air horns in each room in case of emergency

Game Drives

Excellent guiding and tracking conducted by qualified game rangers. Daily morning and afternoon game drives and night drives. Optional bushwalks offered daily after breakfast. Open 4x4 Toyota Landcruiser that can go off-road for the special sightings. 

Part of the Greater Kruger which is over 2 million hectares of unspoilt, pristine wilderness is home to all the large animals that many people wish to see on safari including Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo, Elephant, Giraffe, Hyena and many antelope and birds. Enjoy a private safari experience in one of the least commercial private game reserves of the Greater Kruger Park.


  • Optional walking safaris offered after breakfast
  • Sundowners in the bush
  • Breakfast in the bush (on request)
  • Birdwatching
  • Boma dinners around the fire
  • Traditional South African braaivleis (barbecue) cooked over the open fire

Each morning begins with a game drive in the Klaserie, followed by breakfast and the option of a bush walk thereafter. Daily schedule is as follows (depending on season):

  • 05h00 – Wake up call followed by coffee and rusks at the lodge
  • 05h30-06h00 – Depart for game drive
  • 08h30-09h00 – Breakfast served at the lodge
  • 10h00 – Depart for bush walk (optional)
  • 14h30 – Lunch is served at the lodge
  • 16h00-16h30 – Depart for game drive  
  • 20h00 – Dinner is served at the lodge

Full Board Rate Inclusions

All meals, game drives & bush walks, teas & coffees.

Fully Inclusive Rate Inclusions

All meals, all local drinks (soft & alcoholic) game drives & bush walks, teas & coffees.

Rate Exclusions

Premium international drinks, Conservation levies, the Timbavati Gate fee of R280 per vehicle if self-driving (payable direct at the Timbavati Gate in cash or credit card). Please note that only Visa and MasterCard are accepted at the Camp and the Timbavati Gate.

Children Policy 

No children aged 12 and under. Children aged 13 and over pay the full adult price.

Conservation Levies

The following levies are not included in your rate:

  • Klaserie Private Nature Reserve Conservation levy: R450 per person per night 


nThambo Tree Camp Facilities Bar
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nThambo Tree Camp Facilities Pool
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nThambo Tree Camp Facilities Lounge
nThambo Tree Camp Facilities Dining Area