Tanda Tula Field

Mobile tented camps are rare in Southern Africa – a fun adventure, exclusive use (min 3 night stay) and you track animals on foot, in a private concession. Smalller and simpler tents than nearby Tanda Tula Safari Camp.

Tanda Tula Safari

Down to earth, family feeling at Don and Nina Scott’s charming camp. Tents are under thatch, and there’s a star bed for a sleepout. Check out their nearby Tanda Tula Field Camp for a real adventure.

Simbavati River

Family orientated lodge with luxury tents and family villas, great game viewing and value for money. Kids activities.

Simbavati Machaton

Modest for the area and décor lacks soft touches, but it’s good value, and because it’s so small it can be booked as a private villa.

Simbavati Hilltop

On a small koppie with views of the distant foothills of the Drakensberg. 8 pavilion-style luxury tents.

King’s Camp

Refined, colonial feel, looking onto a waterhole. Waterbuck is their satellite private villa.

Kambaku River Sands

Owner-run, rooms overlook a seasonal riverbed.  Large traversing area ensures excellent game viewing.


Kruger National Park is surrounded by the most private luxury safari lodges in Africa – because sightings of all the Big 5 are almost guaranteed, and it’s easy to get there. I’ve spent a lot of time at a friend’s camp in the Sabi Sand, which is the best – animals allow you to get real close, and you can drive off-road to them. Pricier camps are not only more luxurious – a/c, private pools, butlers etc – but also have larger traversing areas. South Africa.