Anyone who would like to explore South Africa’s Kruger National Park while staying in a luxury camp needs to add this new experience to their bucket list.
You’ll need to act quickly, however. For 2023, the camp will only be open from July 1st to September 30th. So, for 2024 to 2032, the camp will be open from May 1st to September 30th.
That’s why the camping experience – Kruger Untamed: Tshokwane River Camp – is only open for a limited time.
During the summer season, the Ripape riverbed near the camp is full of water. In winter, which is happening now in the Southern Hemisphere, “the once dry riverbed undergoes a magical transformation, becoming an enchanting place,” says Kruger Untamed Travel Waits in a statement.
At the end of the season, the “pop-up” camp will disappear, leaving no trace that it was there.
As Tshokwane River Camp is located on a dry riverbed, part of a previously unexplored area of Kruger National Park, it “truly is a haven for those seeking a deep connection to the wild nature of the iconic Kruger National Park – allowing them to guests to disconnect and rediscover. your connection to Mother Earth in nature,” continued Kruger Untamed.
“We wanted to offer guests the opportunity to experience Kruger like never before, in the wild and completely enveloped in the sheer beauty of the bush,” said Allan Johnston, co-founder of Chiefs Tented Camps. Travel Waits in a statement. Chiefs Tented Camps is part of the Motsamayi Tourism Group.
“Once you’ve experienced luxury camping in the Kruger, just reconnecting with yourself or a loved one in an environment of pure luxury and comfort, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better way to get closer to nature,” added Lysta Stander, also co-founder.
days to remember
As you would expect from a Kruger camp, days begin with an early morning game drive when the animals are at their most active. And, of course, there’s a night safari for another chance to see wildlife.
Walking safaris accompanied by a ranger with a rifle can also be arranged in lieu of safaris.
Back at camp, the day’s other activities will include relaxing, playing in the backyard, and relaxing by the camp pool.
In the evening, guests can relax by the communal fire pit.
The camp also has an “elegant common dining area” where a full English breakfast is served; light lunch; afternoon tea, coffee and biscuits; and dinner will be served. There will also be a “safari bar” with house drinks, soft drinks, teas and coffees. Premium drinks will be available from the cash bar.
Equally Memorable Nights
The big tents at Tshokwane River Camp are actually suites with front and back doors, side windows and a covered patio.
“The tents are specifically designed for a peaceful night’s rest for guests, providing clean sheets, comfortable duvets, soft warm blankets and hot water bottles for added warmth in winter,” according to Kruger Untamed. “Each tent also has a hot shower and private bathroom, further expanding the comfort of guests.”
In addition to carpeting, a queen bed with mattress, nightstands and makeup mirrors, each tent also has electrical outlets for charging mobile devices or devices deemed medically necessary.
Find out so you can book
Kruger Untamed: Tshokwane River Camp will be located 60 minutes from Skukuza Airport and approximately a 6 hour drive from Johannesburg, South Africa. The camp will have the capacity to accommodate 60 guests in 30 luxury tents.
Rates for Tshokwane River Camp start at ZAR 5,950 (currently around US$493) per person, per night, sharing a tent.
You can learn more about the camp and even make reservations at Kruger Untamed.
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