An intimate and personal experience awaits you at Tangala Safari Camp which is located in the heart of the world renowned Thornybush big 5 Game Reserve boarding the Greater Kruger. The camp boasts sweeping views overlooking an expansive and active waterhole, with the majestic Drakensberg Mountain Range forming an impressive backdrop. With our eco-friendly camp, great hosting, comfortable accommodation and thrilling game drives, guests are assured an unforgettable experience.
Accommodation comprises 4 chalets and 6 luxury tents, complete with covered patios, twin beds under mosquito nets and ensuite bathrooms which include his and her basins, shower and toilet. Tangala retains its authenticity and closeness to nature and runs “off the grid”, boasting solar power and natural gas to fuel the camp.
The camp itself is rustic and authentic with an informal and relaxed atmosphere, perfect to unwind and to get back in touch with nature. Public areas include an open plan lounge and dining room, open air deck, swimming pool and viewing lounge – all overlooking the waterhole which is located in front of the camp where the game viewing within the confines of the lodge is prolific. Our cuisine has been specially created to reflect Africa and all her moods. Meals are social occasions and a time to listen to and share fascinating tales of the bush or to sit back and reflect on the day passed.
The camp offers early morning and evening safaris and our guides and expert trackers are there to show you nature at its best, in their natural environment and without interference. The reserve borders the Greater Kruger National Park and the game viewing and birdlife are abundant with regular big game sightings. Our trained rangers will take you out to explore the beautiful Thornybush Game Reserve in custom built vehicles which are open and comfortable, giving you a panoramic view throughout your safari.
Tangala is a mere 5 hours’ drive from Johannesburg. Alternately guests can fly to the nearby Hoedspruit Airport which is a short 30 minutes’ drive from the camp. There are flights directly to Hoedspruit Airport from both Johannesburg and Cape Town, and guests are transferred to the lodge from the airport making use of the local transfer companies in Hoedspruit.
Early explorers created a legacy of adventure and discoveries, relive the romance of old at Tangala in the comfort and security of our Safari Camp.
At Tangala we have created the feel of Africa long forgotten and our team strives to give all guests the ultimate African bush experience.
Tangala has striking views of the Drakensberg Mountains and is close (20min) to the Orpen Gate of the world famous Kruger National Park.
Our camp consists of a central dining and lounge area with full bar and a swimming pool with a deck.
Two game drives in open vehicles include coffee, tea and snacks in the morning while a romantic sundowner interrupts the night drives. Game viewing at Tangala is of high standard and compare with the best in the world. Guests can expect to see lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, cheetah, buffalo, giraffe, zebra and other general game on game drives. As well as exciting bird watching.
Wildlife activities here enable guests to 'touch, taste and smell' Africa. Your day begins with a game drive of approximately four hours, accompanied by a qualified ranger and tracker. Guests not only get close to Big Game but also learn to identify birds and trees, taste edible fruit, follow in the footsteps of animals great and small and learn about local bush lore.
Become one with the bush as you track silently after the spoor of wildlife during game drives. The night game viewing is an experience of its own. Nocturnal sightings might include bush babies, the elusive genet, or predators hunting and stalking their prey.
Lanterns welcome you back and guide you along the pathways to the bush boma for an African feast under the southern stars. By contrast TANGALA aims to offer guests a much more ‘up close and personal’ intimate bush experience – perfect for the visitor who wants to get more out of their African experience than simply ticking off the Big Five.
Traveler Rating: 5 (out of 5)
Current reviews - 1 posted
TANGALA IS THE HIGHLIGHT OF OUR AFRICAN EXPERIENCE
Author: PATRICIA KATHOLI - USA
Posted: Thursday, March 31 2005, 22:14:26
ON THE WEEKEND OF MARCH 11 MY FAMILY SPENT 2 NIGHTS AT TANGALA. I JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW HOW MUCH WE ENJOYED OUR VISIT! JIMMY AND LISIL(SP?) WERE WONDERFUL HOSTS. TANGALA IS THE HIGHLIGHT OF OUR AFRICAN EXPERIENCE AND I FULLY INTEND TO COME BACK WITH OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS. JIMMY WAS SO FULL OF INFORMATION AND MADE THE GAMES DRIVES TRULY WONDERFUL. HE AND BENNETT WERE ABLE TO FIND ANIMALS FOR US TO SEE USING THEIR AMAZING TRACKING ABILITIES. THE FOOD WAS ABOSOLUTELY EXCELLENT AND LISIL WAS A DELIGHT TO BE AROUND. I CAN NOT TELL YOU JUST HOW MEMORABLE OUR TRIP THERE WAS. IT WILL BE WITH ME FOREVER!! SINCERELY, PAT KATHOLI-USA
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