- Meticulously designed safari tents with own private deck
- Indulge in a culinary journey
- An impressive selection of South African wines
- Central lounge and bar area with large glass doors
- Embark on daily game drives and guided bush walks
- Experience a unique Wellness Safari
- Marvel at the camp's beautiful architecture
- Spot the famous "Big Five" and other wildlife
- Camp Type; Luxury Safari Camp
- Location; Thornybush Game Reserve, South Africa
- Camp Size; 9 Luxury Tented Suites
- Recommended Stay; 3-7 nights
Luxury Meets The Wild In The Thornybush Game Reserve: Welcome To Saseka Tented Camp
Delve into the heart of South Africa and discover the enchanting world of Saseka Tented Camp. Tucked away in the diverse Thornybush Game Reserve, this exquisite safari lodge provides an unrivalled blend of untouched wilderness and luxury. The camp takes its name, 'Saseka', from the Tsonga language, a word that aptly encapsulates the breathtaking beauty of the surroundings.
With only nine ultra spacious safari tents with private plunge pool, guests are assured an intimate and personalised experience. Each stay at Saseka Tented Camp is a tailored journey that caters to your individual preferences, from the duration of your visit to the fine details of your itinerary. Here, your experience is moulded by the rhythm of the African wilderness and the serene flow of the Monwana River—the perfect backdrop for your luxury retreat.
This haven of tranquillity was brought to life through the creative genius of Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens. Their mark is evident in the camp's distinctive design, which marries the nostalgic charm of a classic South African safari with the sleek aesthetics of 21st-century architecture. It's an atmosphere that is at once inviting and awe-inspiring, a testament to the balance between the rustic allure of the wild and the comforts of modern luxury.
Embarking on a journey to Saseka Tented Camp is more than a simple getaway—it's an opportunity to immerse yourself in the ever-changing tapestry of South Africa's wildlife, rejuvenate your senses, and create memories that will last a lifetime. This is the essence of a safari experience—a captivating blend of adventure, relaxation, and natural wonder, all wrapped up in the 'beautiful' ambience of Saseka Tented Camp.
Thornybush Game Reserve (part of the Greater Kruger National Park) is a veritable haven for wildlife enthusiasts and birdwatchers alike. Vast expanses of land are home to Africa's magnificent "Big Five" – the lion, rhinoceros, leopard, elephant, and buffalo. These grand creatures roam freely, offering visitors the thrill of spotting them in their natural habitats.
The reserve is also a paradise for birdwatchers, boasting over 350 bird species. From the colourful lilac-breasted roller to the majestic African fish eagle, the avifauna of Thornybush offers an unmatched spectacle. Bird lovers can anticipate the melodious twittering symphony of the bushveld, a unique auditory experience while observing these magnificent winged wonders.
Whether you're an avid wildlife photographer or a nature enthusiast, Thornybush Game Reserve offers a captivating immersion into South Africa's rich biodiversity.
Rooms And Suites
The nine luxury tents at Saseka Tented Camp offer a truly unmatched experience in luxurious wilderness accommodation.
Nestled amidst the untamed beauty of the bush, these spacious safari tents, constructed on permanent foundations, seamlessly blend comfort and elegance with the rugged, raw allure of the natural surroundings. As you step through the glass doors, you are greeted by one's own extensive private deck, complete with a plunge pool (with sun loungers) and comfortable seating, all overlooking the tranquil flow of the riverbed below. An outdoor shower, discreetly tucked away in a corner, offers an invigorating experience with stunning bush views.
The suites all with air conditioning are adorned with a fabric exclusively designed for Saseka, featuring prints from the Pretoria herbarium that depict the rich diversity of local flora. This careful attention to detail underscores the camp's commitment to creating an environment that reflects and respects its natural setting. Furthermore, the innovative lighting system enhances the truly immersed safari experience by subtly filtering the sounds and ambient light of the outdoors into the suite.
At Saseka Tented Camp, you are always within a canvas breadth of the stirring beauty and sounds of the African bush.
Cuisine And Wine
At Saseka Tented Camp, you will embark on a culinary adventure that indulges your palate with a fusion of local and international flavours. Expert chefs meticulously craft dishes using fresh, locally sourced ingredients to ensure an authentic dining experience. Whether it's a hearty breakfast to kick-start your day, a light lunch in the wilderness, or a sumptuous dinner under the starlit African sky, every meal turns into a delightful event.
The wine list is equally impressive, showcasing a selected array of South African wines. Renowned for their rich flavours and smooth finishes, these wines perfectly complement the gourmet cuisine. From robust reds and crisp whites to delightful rosés and sparkling champagnes, there's a choice for every taste and occasion.
Knowledgeable staff are always on hand to suggest pairings that will enhance your culinary experience.
Dining at Saseka Tented Camp is not just about satiating your hunger; it's about celebrating the art of food and wine in the heart of the African wilderness.
The main area at Saseka Tented Camp is an oasis of comfort and tranquillity, set against the raw beauty of the African wilderness. The design of the area takes inspiration from the natural bend in the river, creating a unique and harmonious setting.
A step onto the large, tiered deck reveals a breathtaking panorama of the riverbed, a sight that never ceases to mesmerise guests. The dappled light filtering through the custom-designed roof mimics the serene ambience under a tree canopy, offering a cool retreat from the midday sun.
This is where magical moments unfold, tales are shared over a meal or drink, and the afternoon breeze rustling through the trees composes a soothing symphony.
Whether it's the viewing deck that overlooks the seasonal Monwana River, the cosy indoor and outdoor lounge areas, or the bar and dining area that cater to all tastes, the central guest area embodies the very essence of Saseka Tented Camp — a place where luxury meets nature.
At Saseka Tented Camp, all safari activities and options are designed to immerse you in the raw beauty of the Thornybush Game Resreve in the Greater Kruger National Park. Each day starts with an exhilarating game drive in the early morning when the wildlife is most active. These game drives in custom 4x4 safari vehicles, led by experienced rangers and trackers, bring you up close and personal with the famous "Big Five", as well as a plethora of other species, from sprightly antelopes to stealthy cheetahs.
For those seeking a more intimate connection with nature, guided bush walks provide a chance to appreciate the smaller wonders of the ecosystem – the flora, birdlife, insects and more.
As the sun sets, embark on a nocturnal game drive to catch glimpses of elusive nocturnal creatures.
Back at the camp, relax on your private deck, binoculars in hand. The elevated viewpoint offers panoramic views of the riverbed, a popular hang-out for resident wildlife. With Saseka Tented Camp's safari activities, every moment is an opportunity to witness the magic of the African Bush.
Spa And Wellness
At Saseka Camp, you can immerse yourself in a unique Wellness Safari, where the untamed wilderness serves as the backdrop to your pursuit of tranquillity.
Spa treatments are inspired by the four elements of nature, offering therapies such as stone massages that channel the strength of the earth or hydrotherapy sessions that embody the soothing qualities of water. Air and fire elements are also integrated through invigorating aromatherapy and warming spa treatments.
After a long day of game viewing, unwind with a revitalising yoga session amidst the pristine natural surroundings or indulge in a bespoke Africology treatment designed to rejuvenate your body and soul.
Saseka is not just a stay; it's a holistic wellness experience.
Saseka Tented Camp offers an extraordinary blend of luxury and nature, providing an escape steeped in the raw beauty of the African wilderness. With its meticulously designed safari tents, gourmet dining, comprehensive wellness programs, and a plethora of immersive safari activities, Saseka is more than just a stay; it's an unforgettable journey into the heart of Africa.
Here, every moment is a celebration of the rich biodiversity, cultural heritage, and timeless charm that characterises this captivating continent. Whether you are a seasoned safari enthusiast or a first-time visitor, Saseka Tented Camp promises an experience that will leave you yearning for more.
Rates from R23 000.00 per person
- Saseka Tented Camp Rates
- Per person per night sharing (pp)
- Rates are in South African Rands
- *Rates may vary according to season
- All meals and snacks
- All local drinks (soft drinks, house wine, selection of local beers, local spirits)
- Minibar drinks
- Morning and afternoon game drives in open safari vehicles, accompanied by experienced guides and trackers.
- Drinks not included (Champagne, Premium wines, and spirits)
- Curio and spa treatments
- Staff gratuities
- Sabi Sands Wildtuin, Gowrie gate fees (per vehicle and per person)
- Simbambili airstrip landing fees