Top tented safari lodges in the Greater Kruger Park

Century Safaris has composed a list of the best tented safari camps and lodges in the Greater Kruger Park. Our selection ranges from five star luxury to affordable accommodation, each one handpicked for its unique and memorable accommodation and hospitality. All of these lodges are situated in Big 5 reserves and share unfenced borders, forming part of the Greater Kruger Park.



Tanda Tula
Set on the banks of the Nhlaralumi riverbed in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Tanda Tula Safari Camp is shaded by majestic trees and overlooks a watering hole. Each of the 12 luxury tents is completely private and surrounded by lush riverine bush overlooking the riverbed. Each tent has its own private deck complete with comfortable loungers, which offers guests an opportunity to relax on their own, and absorb the beauty and tranquility of the African bush.

Each of tents features a beautiful en suite bathroom with a traditional Victorian bathtub and romantic outdoor shower, overlooking the African bush and riverbed. The interiors are furnished in sheer elegance and comfort, ensuring that you will enjoy a true African experience in complete luxury.


Simbavati River Lodge

Simbavati River Lodge is situated in the northern sector of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Accommodation consists of eight luxury tents and three chalets; all are privately situated, comfortably furnished and with en suite facilities.

The luxurious tented accommodation offers generous bush or water views from your own private deck. Tents are spacious and far apart to ensure privacy and they have all of the amenities to ensure a luxurious and comfortable stay.



Experience a Kruger Safari at nThambo Tree Camp and stay in unique accommodation in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. Nthambo tree camp is an eco-friendly camp that is light on the environment. The camp has five “treehouse” solar-powered chalets, each sleeping a maximum of two guests. The camp can accommodate a maximum of ten guests, ensuring a personal and private safari experience.

The chalets are raised on wooden stilts and the floor is made from wooden decking. The walls are made from canvas tents and a thatched roof; completing one of the most unique safari accommodation options in the Kruger. In addition, each chalet has a verandah which overlooks the endless plains in front of the camp with views of the Drakensberg mountain range in the distance. All the chalets are reasonably spaced out from each other ensuring privacy for all guests.



Enjoy a classic tented safari experience at the exclusive Ngala Tented Camp. The camp is set on the banks of the seasonal Timbavati River in the heart of the Timbavati Nature Reserve.

Ngala Tented Camp has only six luxurious tented suites set on raised platforms with private wooden decks. Each spacious tent has an en suite bathroom with a bath as well as an invigorating outdoor shower with mist nozzles. The suites also offer extra-length beds, electric blankets for winter and overhead fans for summer to ensure maximum comfort during any season


Thakadu River Lodge

Thakadu River Camp is located between the Marico River and a small tributary of the Marico in the heart of the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve. The lodges have been made out of wood and closely resemble the softness of nature. A traditional lapa falls within a glade of natural riverine forest and is the perfect space to enjoy the panoramic views that surround you.

The tented accommodation in Madikwe offers twelve tented suites, each boasting a viewing deck overlooking the Marico River. It offers a large and spacious lap of luxury, wonderfully decorated and appointed. Within the canvas frame of the tented Madikwe accommodation, the interior is uniquely designed to incorporate a full bathroom. Each tent has a sliding door that opens onto a private deck overlooking the river where guests can relax after safari.

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