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"Nkelenga Tented Camp - Bush styled exclusivity"

Nkelenga Tented Camp is located in theThornybush Nature Reserve. It is an exclusive venue which specialises in romantic getaways, business retreats and bush weddings. With world class, state of the art facilities, and five-star.

Nkelenga Camp lies under a gigantic canopy of trees, rustically charming luxury canvas tented suites offer optimal comfort. A first class experience of the Bush is to be had at the Nkelenga Tented Camp.


Nkelenga Tented Camp provides a series of luxury, en-suite tents, fitted with air conditioning, spacious showers, large luxurious living and dining areas.


Thornybush is a fenced private game reserve, boasting the Big Five, and a multitude of mammals which include; cheetah, hippo and spotted hyena. Guests are often treated to frequent sightings of the secretive black rhino. Night game drives often offer rare sightings of the elusive genet, bush baby, civet, caracal, and porcupine. There is also the possibility of observing predators mid-hunt and mid kill. A variety of notable birds in the area include; the malachite kingfisher, the Groundscraper Thrush, Martial Eagle, Namaqua Dove, Fork-tailed drongo, Green Pigeon, Blacksmith Plover, Lesser spotted an eagle and Black-crowned night heron.

  • Swimming Pool
  • Wellness & Spa
  • Game Drives
  • Restaurant
  • Child-Friendly
  • Game Drives
  • Night Drives
  • Walking safaris
Child Policy
  • All children are welcome at the camp
Specials at Nkelenga Tented Camp

Nkelenga Tented Camp offers specials from time to time. Please visit our specials page for more information.

Rates, inclusions & exclusions - Nkelenga Tented Camp

Due to the frequency of rates changing, we do not publish official rates on this website. Luxury Safaris range in a variety of prices and, as an indication of what to expect, one can pay anywhere from R2 000 to R20 000 per person per night sharing and more, depending on the choice of accommodation, season, specials and other determining factors. For the most up to date rates, please contact us.

  • Accommodation
  • Dawn & dusk safaris in open game vehicles
  • Optional bushveld walks
  • Bar
  • Curio shop purchases
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • All levies
  • Telephone
  • Laundry
  • Conservation Fee TOMSA Levy and Increases in any of the above costs
Enquiries at Nkelenga Tented Camp

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Should you require information before completing the form, you may contact us at:
Skype: pietsmiles  •  Office: +27 (0)12 345 6438  •  Cell: +27 (0)71 687 2782

After hours: please send an email message to welcome@smilestravels.co.za and we will reply soonest

Note: There are no camping or self-catering facilities at this lodge.

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