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Tamboti Satellite Camp

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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We spend as much time in the bush as we can - more so Imfolozi as we're from KZN - This was our 1st visit to Tamboti and it certainly won't be our last - it offers total seclusion combined with the sound of Lions and Hyenas throughout the night - truly unique experience - we loved our 4 night...

2Thank Norma-Jayne
Staughton Vale
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Everything we needed in this great bush camp - and our group of 8 had privacy and a super time. Our connecting ensuite and kitchen were great and well stocked and worked well. We self catered as a group and it was great to be in the African bush with all the night sounds.

Thank CazzaBart
Reviewed 30 June 2016

As a person who loves camping and the wild, this was my favourite night of a seven day stay in Kruger (we stayed all over to see as much as possible). We stayed in one of the luxury tents (ensuite), and felt like Tarzan's parents in the jungle. It was so quiet, we could hear a lion roaring in the...

5Thank Madzia C
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Try and get a " Luxury" tent , but remember this is Government controlled , so budgets are always a restrain , The tents have everything you need, a limited kitchen, hotplate,microwave, and fridge Freezer, IF possible get tent #40 its against the fence and you will get Night visitors. Lovely watering holes close by

Thank pietuys
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 21 June 2016

We just returned from 2 nights at Tamboti, and once again, we loved our stay!!! We stayed in one of the luxury "tents", which has an en suite bathroom, comfortable double bed, fully stocked kitchen and wonderful view. I would recommend this accommodation for anyone looking for a slightly more private, romantic and authentic bush experience! The honey badgers visit...

Thank Lauren D
Tzaneen, South Africa
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

We spent 3 nights here.The tents which are classed as luxury are showing wear and tear and damage by baboons.They are comfortable but have passed their sell by date and should be replaced.Hot plates not working so everything was prepared on the braai.Beautiful shady trees and great views of the river.Hyenas and Honey badgers spotted close to fence and lions...

Thank aldor737
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Tamboti is a lovely self-catering, rustic location. It is not luxurious and never pretended to be. For what you pay you get a lovely, basic tent (we booked the ones with the ablution and kitchen facilities, which were very satisfactory) with a deck overlooking the river bed. Each tent is mostly hidden away and you don't tend to notice the...

1Thank Jax_CT
Nelspruit, South Africa
Reviewed 10 May 2016

First at all...to the previous review....if it rains the animals don't go away you might actually see more...we sure did....so happy for the rain saw a lot of tortoise next to the road drinking the water from the rain so adorable....tamboti is amazing...next time I will try to book tent 24...because its view looks amazing of the river bank and...

1Thank rixmagnolia
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Spent 2 nights here with check in at Orpen Camp and stayed in a luxury tent with ablutions. You're in the bush in a satellite camp, which we were looking really forward too. There's no reception area and the camp was quite empty when we were there, so there's no-one around. Perfect. Us and the bush. The tents are great!...

2Thank theXmases
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Have now stayed twice at Tamboti and loved the experience both times. Tents are basic but clean (we booked three 2-bed tents which were brand new, and one 3-bed luxury tent). Sit on tent deck and enjoy visits from small mammals, like genets and monkeys, or walk around the camp to view stunning birds. Listen to call of lions and...

1Thank Andrea F

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tamboti tented camp is a small camp situated on the banks of the Timbavati River, on the western boundary of the Kruger National Park, approximately 2km east of Orpen Rest Camp. Due to the size and location of this camp, Tamboti is one of the most popular camps in the Park. A great feature is a boma, which makes it ideal for small groups of people to gather around the campfire and relive the animal sightings of the day. For the birding enthusiasts, Tamboti offers a bird hide in which to spend hours looking for that exclusive raptor that has up to now eluded you. The natural bush feeling is kept inside the camp, which has the result of emphasizing guest privacy. ... more   less 

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Address: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Number of rooms: 40
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“number 40 if you want to be right at the end”
  • Braai facilities & beautiful view over the dry Timbavati River bed
  • luxury tent with patio
Daisylu2005, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Try and ask for a tent that doesnt have so much over grown vegetation if you wanna look out at the river.”
alexs85, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“take the units with the ensuite”
wanderer6149, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Relax and enjoy the bush.”
CazzaBart, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Book Unit 40”
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  • Braai area
pietuys, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
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