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Matamba bush camp

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Hermanusdorings Road | Off the R33 to Lephalale, Vaalwater 0537, South Africa
+27 83 653 1287
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Weekend camp in the beauty of the bushveld

We had an awesome weekend camping with friends. Even though there was a serious storm on Friday and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
husky28
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Lephalale, South Africa
The Real Thing.

Just spent 2 days at this camp and found it just as portrayed on the website. Great pitches, great... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Greg G
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Mazarron, Spain
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Situated on a beautiful 400Ha game farm, two and a half hours from Jhb on the main road to Botswana. Matamba has two camping options. Tau Camp, is built in a lovely open woodland, it has only three sites, Drongo, Hornbill and Francolin. These are about 200m apart so are very private. The facilities are rustic but superb, and consist of a thatch family bathroom with shower, flush toilet and Basin, and a separate toilet, there is also an outside shower and toilet built around large trees. Mara's Camp is a private camp for one group only, in a thick woodland with beautiful big trees this is a very special camp. Two outside bathrooms are cleverly designed and blend into the surrounding bush. Both camps are unfenced and game is regularly in and around the campsites. There are Four water holes, a thatch hide and a viewing deck three meters up in a tree. Walking only is permitted, there are four marked trails but over 60 km of sandy tracks,however the wholefarm is open to be enjoyed. There is a large selection of plains game at Matamba is very relaxed, over 300 birds and many beautiful trees and grasses. Matamba is ideal as a weekend break or a stopover on the way to Botswana
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Hermanusdorings Road | Off the R33 to Lephalale, Vaalwater 0537, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an awesome weekend camping with friends. Even though there was a serious storm on Friday and the weekend was chilly-cold. This was still so much fun. The animals and clean grounds. Without any thorns, the kids played around like a massive sand pit....More

Thank husky28
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just spent 2 days at this camp and found it just as portrayed on the website. Great pitches, great facilities and a wonderful bush pool. I have often been dissapointed with swimming pools in SA but not only is this in a great location but...More

Thank Greg G
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

This innovative approach to Bush camping made for a memorable visit. The facilities are kept in perfect condition and the ambiance is testimony to someone proud of his asset. On arrival the guides suggested that driving was not allowed, but getting to the bird hide...More

Thank Johann d
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We just can't get enough of Matamba Bush Camp, it's our fourth time to stay there and Sue and Alan always make you feel so welcome. This time we set up camp in the Drongo camp site and is located quit close to the ablutions....More

Thank JAKTracks
Sue J, Owner at Matamba bush camp, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you Guys, Always lovely to see you !!!!! So glad you enjoyed the Matamba honey

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We camped with friends for three nights this long weekend and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Nice walks and lots of game to watch. The stars at night seems to be within reach. Will definately go back again.

Thank LouwrensLiebenberg
Sue J, Owner at Matamba bush camp, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Thank you! We will continue to ensure that Matamba remains a top bush camping destination. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and yes, the stars are very special viewed from Matamba!

Reviewed 18 May 2017

Two hours from the border with Botswana, in the Limpopo region of South Africa, we found a well appointed campsite with lots of space, fabulous ablutions ( including an open air option) fire pit braai facilities and with wood provided, right in the bush. There...More

Thank nelcole
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Private and peaceful large campsites spread far apart. Some game around. Friendly and accommodating staff. Freedom to do many walks through grassy bush.

Thank Aydupreez
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Camped for six nights at Matamba during April, in the Hornbill camp. Loved the silence, tranquility and the fact that your neighbors are not camping on your doorstep. Beautiful game and starry starry nights! Bush walks are awesome, especially if you find the Sable! Thanks...More

Thank Nadine K
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Camped for two nights at Matamba in Francolin camp. Thanks Alan and Sue for your superb hospitality! If you enjoy a tranquil bush camping experience with some comfort amenities this place is it and only two hours from Pretoria! Camp sites are large and reasonably...More

Thank LukaGeertsema
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Most beautiful, quiet and peaceful camping spots we have ever seen. You feel as if you are alone in the bush. Lots of game walks with enough game to see. The nicest surprise is the perfect and well decorated ablution facilities and pool. See the...More

Thank Hannes v
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