- Klasserie wildlife
- Small and private camp
- More budget oriantated
nThambo Tree Camp Information
- Lodge type; Safari Lodge
- Location; Klaserie Reserve
- Lodge size; 5 Suites
- Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
nThambo Tree Camp is the sister camp to Africa on Foot and offers affordable, luxury accommodation in your choice of five wooden tented cabins on stilts. 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.
The camp prides itself on being eco-friendly – nThambo uses a grey water system, solar power and has an in-house recycling program.
The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve officially proclaimed a nature reserve in 1792 and covers a total area of 60 000 hectares. Home to incredible wildlife, birdlife and ecosystems including the "Big 5" as well as cheetah and wild dog.
The Klaserie is one of the lesser known wildlife destinations in the Greater Kruger area of South Africa, but all that is changing quickly as more and more guest are visiting the reserve and reporting back on incredible sightings and experiences.
Rare wildlife and birdlife sightings in the reserve include; white lion, African wild dog, honey badger, Southern ground hornbill and white-backed vulture to mention only a few.
Lodges in the reserve offer game drives but are more famed for their walking safari options.
Rooms and Suites
nThambo Tree Camp has only 5 chalets that sleep 2 people each, which creates an intimate and personal safari experience.
The accommodation is unique with bedrooms at eye-level with the trees, offering a different perspective from the private balconies.
Cuisine and Wine
Guests will experience a traditional South African braaivleis cooked over the open fire. The dining room, which has a large table and a wine rack, and is located next to the open-air boma fireplace, perfect for evening drinks around the fire.
There is an outdoor lounge and dining area, under thatch, that offers guests beautiful views of the plain and small waterhole in front of the camp, as well as the Drakensberg mountain range in the distance.
A pool and deck with sun loungers and umbrellas complete the main area and offers a refreshing spot to relax all year round.
In the mornings and evenings, guests are taken on a game drive. The animals are habituated to the vehicle, which means that they are used to the vehicle approaching them and know that it never causes them harm. This enables to you to get within five to 10 metres of the larger predators; even while they're feasting on a recent kill.
The night drives allow guests the opportunity to see the nocturnal animals not encountered during the day. Your chances of seeing a leopard, in particular, are a lot higher at night and with a bit of luck, you might even encounter predators such as lion and leopard hunting.
Rates from R5 500.00 pp
- Per person per night sharing (pp)
- Fully inclusive rate
- Rates are in South African Rands
- *Rates may vary according to season
- All meals
- All local drinks (soft & alcoholic)
- Game drives
- Bush walks
- Teas & coffees
- Premium international drinks
- Klaserie Conservation levy
- Timbavati Gate fee
- Items of a personal nature