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 bordering 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.

Guests staying at Tangala are assured of a welcoming and warm experience, arriving as visitors and leaving as friends.

Valid from 01-12-2019 to 30-11-2020

Room Type Year Rate excl peak period 6th January 2020 – 30th November 2020 Peak Season
20th December 2020 – 5th January 2021
 4 Chalets  R4 215 TBA
6 Safari Tents  R4 215 TBA

*All rates are per person per night sharing

 Rooms – 4 chalets and 6 luxury tents
 Child Policy – No children under 12
Malaria Area – Low Risk
Conference – No
Big 5 Area – Yes
Location – Thornybush Big 5 Game Reserve near Hoedspruit and adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park
Drive Time – 5.5 hour drive from Johannesburg, alternately daily flights from Cape Town International Airport and OR Tambo International Airport directly to Eastgate (HDS) Airport

COVID-19 Preventative Measures

Safaris/ Activities/ Transfers offered on site:

  • Only 6 Guests allowed per vehicle, to be positioned on outer seats in order to maintain maximum possible social distancing
  • Ranger, tracker and guests to wear masks and gloves while on safari
  • Alcohol-based sanitizer (70%) will be available on all game vehicles and in public spaces

Sanitization facilities of Suites/ Tents & Public areas:

  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures will be carried out in all rooms and shared spaces, individual inspections will be done by management to ensure compliance with company standards
  • On check out, rooms will be completely deep cleaned, disinfected and sanitized
  • Hand sanitizer will be available and placed in convenient areas for guests’ use in all public areas

Dining facilities & Kitchen:

  • Social distancing protocols will be implemented in the dining areas with tables set apart from each other
  • Most meals, including snacks before game drives and high tea, will be individually prepared and plated under strict hygiene standards

Guests – Monitoring & Protection:

  • Should a guest show signs of COVID-19 infection, all lodge management staff are trained on what to do in accordance from SA Government & the W.H.O
  • Screening of guests on arrival in accordance with National state of disaster with a thermal scanner
  • Guests to sign and complete an additional check in questionnaire, sharing relevant information on travel, health etc.
  • Masks will be available for sale from our curio facility
  • Each guest will receive a “Tangala Covid-19 Kit that includes total briefing of social distancing and camp safety rules and regulations

Staff – Monitoring, Training & Protection:

  • Daily detailed health checks and screening, as well as temperature checks, will be implemented for all staff and all data stored
  • All staff will be required to maintain distancing while performing their duties and working with guests adhering to the new operational guidelines
  • SA government and W.H.O legislated protocols will be implemented, monitored and overseen by the Risk Management Manager

Wellness centre/ Fitness:

  • N/A

Covid-19 Support Services:

  • Should a guest show signs or be flagged as a potential COVID-19 case, we have direct access to a doctor on call
  • The necessary course of action to follow for a suspect case will be guided by our emergency medical partners
  • Healthcare facilities are easily accessible from Tangala Safari Camp should a guest need to be hospitalised

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