Kruger Safari - NThambo Tree Camp

Kruger Safari - NThambo Tree Camp

Experience a Kruger Safari at nThambo Tree Camp. The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve is part of the Greater Kruger and shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park. It is here that guests can take part in Big Five game drive safaris.

On game drive safaris guests will be led by experienced and professional game rangers through a wildlife area rich in game including lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo as well as hyena, hippo, giraffe, zebra and a whole host of other wildlife. In addition to game drives, bush walks and night drives are offered allowing guests to participate in a full spectrum of safari activities.


nThambo Tree Camp has five "tree house" chalets that sleep two guests each. All chalets have mosquito nets, as well as a solar-powered fans and solar-powered light. The camp can therefore accommodate a maximum of ten guests, ensuring a personal and private safari experience. The chalets are raised on wooden stilts, the floor is wooden decking, the walls are canvas tent, with 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 plain in front of 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.

Each chalet has the option of being made up with a double bed (for happy couples), or as a twin share (for friends or family traveling together). None of the chalets can accommodate three people sharing. The maximum number in each chalet is two people. Rack wardrobes with coathanger space and shelves for clothing, in addition to a a writing desk are included.

All chalets are en-suite with a shower and toilet. None of the chalets have baths, only showers. Lighting is provided via solar power and a plug point in each chalet is available for guests to charge their camera batteries.

Camp Facilities

The camp facilities include a main area which houses a comfortable lounge area under thatch. The dining room has a large table where, as per safari tradition, everyone dines together to enjoy each other's company and share stories of the day's game sightings.

There is also a boma area with camp fire, perfect for warming you up with your coffee before the morning walk, or for enjoying evening drinks around the fire. In addition guests will experience a traditional South African braaivleis cooked over the open fire. To truly immerse yourself in the rustic bush experience, main area is lit with lanterns while plug points in the chalets can be used to charge your camera batteries.


nThambo Tree Camp is located in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve which forms part of the Greater Kruger Park. The reserve shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park and is west of the Timbavati, covering 60 000 ha on either side of the Klaserie River. As there are no fences wildlife roams free between the major reserves that form the Greater Kruger Park, which include the Klaserie, Timbavati, Manyeleti, Sabi Sands and the Kruger National Park.

The Klaserie is the least commercially developed of all the Kruger Private Game Reserves and as such offers a truly rustic, remote and pristine wildlife experience. This makes it perfect for private safaris!.



  • R2, 750.00 per person per night -


Rates include all meals, local drinks, game walks & drives, teas & coffees, return road transfers ex Hoedspruit/Eastgate Airport.


Rates exclude Klaserie Conservation & Gate levy of R100 per person per stay; R120 per room if accessing the camp via the Timbavati Gate (both payable direct at the camp), R60 per vehicle if self-driving (payable direct at the Incheni Gate).

Single Supplement

No single supplement applies.

Children Rates

Children over 12 pay the full adult rate.

Children Policy

No children under age 12.


  • Rates are quoted in South African Rands.
  • Rates are quoted per person sharing per night.
  • Rates are subject to change without prior notice. Rates include government taxes where applicable.
  • If taxes increase, we reserve the right to increase the rate accordingly.

Road Transfers

The below rates are in conjunction with a stay at nThambo Tree Camp.

  • Hoedspruit/Eastgate to nThambo or vice versa: R0.00 per person
  • OR Tambo / Johannesburg to nThambo or vice versa: R 795 per person

When is the best time for Kruger

Generally considered a year-round destination, the Kruger National Park has two distinct seasons and choosing exactly when to go to the Kruger depends on what you want to experience.

Most visitors to the Kruger National Park come for the wildlife and there's no question that the dry winter season from May to October is considered the best time to go to Kruger for game viewing as well as walking safaris. Vegetation is low and sparse at this time of year, making animals easier to spot and follow, and permanent water sources provide rewarding game viewing.

Mid-winter - June to August - is a very comfortable time of year to visit the Kruger as there are few mosquitoes, little if any rain and temperatures are pleasantly warm during the day and refreshingly cool at night. The bone-dry, end-of-winter months of September and October often experience uncomfortably hot and humid conditions but concentrations of animals around water sources are at their highest - this period is often regarded as the best game-viewing time for a Kruger safari.

The summer rains arrive from November onwards, peak in January and February and end around April. The Kruger is transformed into a beautiful, thriving green landscape and it makes for superb photography. Game viewing is still good - with many young summer-born animals around it's a predator's paradise - and it's the also best time to visit the Kruger for bird watching as well as safari-and-beach holiday combinations

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