Tangala Safari Camp Thornybush Hotel Kruger National Park

Tangala Safari Camp

Game Lodge at Thornybush Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park, Limpopo, South Africa. Show on Map

About Tangala Safari Camp

Tangala Safari Camp is one of the last remaining authentic experiences in South Africa. This intimate and exclusive private safari camp is situated in the 22 000 acre Thornybush Reserve, a prime ecological area abundant with wildlife. Tangala Safari Camp has succeeded in maintaining its earthly appeal after the recent upgrading of the facilities. At Tangala Safari Camp we have created the feel of an Africa long forgotten, and our team strives to give all guests the ultimate African bush experience. The biodiversity of the reserve attracts a wide variety of wildlife including the ‘Big 5’. Our staff includes well-trained and experienced rangers who will share with you one of Africa’s most splendid ecosystems.

Tangala has striking views of the Drakensberg Mountains and is closed to the Orpen Gate of the world famous Kruger National Park. The camp consists of a central dining and lounge area with full bar and a swimming pool with a deck. Hot water is provided at all times with traditional old-fashioned "donkey-boilers" (geysers).


At Tangala Safari Lodge, accommodation at the camp will bring back memories of a bygone era of the "Colonial Africa" long forgotten.

Thatched Chalets:
Accommodation is in five twin bedded thatched chalets which have been designed to provide the ultimate in rustic luxury. All chalets are en-suite and each chalet has its own private viewing patio. The camp is electricity free with lighting being provided by lantern. Hot water is provided at all times, when requested. We are proud to announce that Tangala is one of only few electricity free camps in South Africa. We pride ourselves on personalised, owner managed service. Authentic Simplicity.


Cooking is performed of either gas or open fires. Our cuisine has been specially created to reflect Africa and all her moods. Meals are social occasions and a time to listen and share fascinating tales of the bush or to sit back and reflect on the day passed. Wine connoisseurs from the Cape have designed our comprehensive wine list, and all dietary and culinary requirements are met at Tangala.

Hear the lions roar while you enjoy sundowners as the sun slips behind the blue mountains in the west. Big 5 and other wildlife in the Thornybush Private Game Reserve have habituated this region for thousands of years. Synonymous with exciting Big 5 Safaris, friendly service and African Cuisine the staff at Tangala will ensure a memorable South African Wildlife Safari.


Two game drives in open vehicles include coffee and tea in the morning while a romantic sundowner interrupts the night drives. Meals include a full breakfast / brunch, mid afternoon tea, snacks and boma dinner. Game viewing at Tangala is of a high standard and compares with the best in the world. Guest can expect to see lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, cheetah, buffalo, giraffe, zebra and other general game on game drives.

Wildlife activities at Tangala Safari Camp enable guests to 'touch, taste, smell' the bush veld. The day begins with a game drive of a few hours duration, accompanied by a qualified ranger and tracker. Guests not only get close to Big Game but also learn to identify trees and plants, taste edible fruit, follow in the footsteps of animals great and small and learn about local bush lore.

Become one with the bush as you track silently after the spoor of wildlife during game drives. The night game viewing is an experience on its own. The nocturnal sightings might include bush babies, the elusive genet, or hunting predators stalking their prey.

Lanterns welcome you back to the camp and guide you along the pathways to the bush boma for an African feast under the southern stars. Tangala Safari Camp aims to offer guests a far more ‘up close and personal’ intimate bush experience - perfect for the visitor who wants to get more out of the bush veld than simply ticking off the Big Five.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Disabled equipped
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: allowed
  • Smoking: not allowed

On Site

  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Airport transfers

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -24.413888888888888
Longitude: 31.158333333333335

Closest airport(s)
Hoedspruit Airport - 30km

Children policy
Children over the age of 9 are welcome. If the Lodge is booked out in its entireity by one group then younger children will be accommodated.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 12h00
Check-out by 12h00

Listed on SA-Venues.com
September 2001 - 1 Review

Travellers' Reviews

From the minute we landed at Hoedspruit airport until the departed our holiday was sensational. Not being a morning person I was concerned about the early...

Colleen McShane, Mildura, Australia

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