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Reviewed 15 August 2016

We, a dutch family of 4 stayed here for 4 nights als our base for visits to Kruger park. The camp is 8km's from main road, meaning it is quiet, which is a good thing. Small camp existing of 5 tents. We had full-service, meaning Breakfast and diner is server B&B style. Nicely served under and old army tent roof...

Thank Arjen H
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Most enjoyable and comfortable. Thanks to Jean Marc and his team for a wonderful 2 days. We travelled up from durban at the last minute....searched on the Internet for accommodation and came across this little gem in the bush....clean...comfortable and we'll appointed...would like to see this little piece of heaven go from strength to strength....

Thank Steven W
Jean-Marc D, Gérant at Calao Tented Camp, responded to this review

Thanks a lot Steven! we really appreciate. Hope to see you again on real holidays this time.

Ermelo Mpumalanga, South Africa
Reviewed 5 October 2015

We enjoyed this place so much that we are planning another trip back to Calao. The manager and his wife were very helpful and if you want peace and tranquility , then this is the place to go. Wonderful!!

1Thank frikb380
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 28 September 2015

If you are looking for a rustic place in the bush this is ideal. The accommodation is basic but clean. Your bush kitchen has a small fridge, gas stove, crockery and small sink so ideal for self-catering. No power but there is a point to charge your phones. No fans so could be hot on those summer nights but for...

Thank Pippa K
Sandton, South Africa
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Had a great stay. We had the feeling we were in the bush. We had electricity - solar all the way and used an inverter when we wanted to charge batteries. Jean-Marc was a great host. Comfortable, warm & cosy tent, all cooking utensils available.

Thank Rainold P
Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Calao for a long weekend in June. What a weekend to remember! We received a very warm welcome from Juan-Marc and he showed us our lovely home for our stay. As we settled in we knew we were in the bush. Stars above us and hyenas in the distance. There is a lot to do in the...

Thank Jolandi F
Jean-Marc D, Propriétaire at Calao Tented Camp, responded to this review

Thank you very much ! we really appreciate . We had lovely time with you and we are really looking forward to welcoming you again.

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 8 April 2015

My wife and I spent 2 nights at Calao over the Easter long weekend. The camp is not within a nature reserve, but being surrounded by big 5 game reserves we spent our evenings and mornings hearing the not too distant sounds of lion, hyena and baboons. The Kruger Park Orpen Gate is only a 35 minute drive from Calao,...

Thank RichCran85
Jean-Marc D, Propriétaire at Calao Tented Camp, responded to this review

It was a real pleasure to have you at Calao. We hope you to come back as soon as possible !

Reviewed 9 February 2015

You want to be closer to nature? You want a moment of calm and friendly? You want to enjoy the scenery and wildlife with tranquility but with just the information you want? So choose, like us, CALAO TENTED CAMP ! Martine and Jean Marc are extremely welcoming and have an easy way of making you feel at home. The tents...

1Thank ANNIE A
Reviewed 13 August 2014

It was our second time in Calao Camp and we found it just as nice, friendly, comfortable and conveniently located as we remembered it. Martine and Jean Marc are extremely welcoming and have an easy way of making you feel at home, the tents are well kept, clean and spacious, the bedding is of top quality and it is so...

Thank caviar
eMalahleni, South Africa
Reviewed 2 July 2014

If you enjoy the outdoor bushveld experience, without the loss of pure comfort, then Calao Tented Camp is the place to be! Short drive to the Kruger Park entrance. Surrounded by the bushveld, and quietness. Tents are perfectly equipped, and are very comfortable too. The shower / toilet was an experience in its own right. Everything about Calao Tented Camp...

1Thank Pshemeck

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Self-catering tented camp or DBB, at reasonable price in Kruger's area (35 mn from Orpen gate).A touch of adventure with comfort for the whol family! Enjoy the African bush, great birding; walk along Klaserie river in a quiet and safe surrounding. Ideal for families. Centrally located between Kruger park, Drakensberg's panorama route & famous private game reserves (Kapama, Thornybush, Timbavati). Big safari tents with bush bathrooms or bathrooms ensuite.Traditionnal Afrikaner dinner and breakfast on request. Big 5 game drives in private game reserves or game walks can be easily arranged. Lots of activities around including an exclusive cultural tour. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Calao Tented Camp

Address: Guernsey Road, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Price Range: £32 - £65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“There are different tents so check that it suits your needs.”
 of 5 bubbles pippak2014, 28 Sep 2015 | Read review
“"Tents are spacious,clean and well kept"”
 of 5 bubbles 919anniea, 9 Feb 2015 | Read review
“any tent , they are all really nice ,but the luxury tents are bigger.”
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 of 5 bubbles caviar, 13 Aug 2014 | Read review
“They have several different tents so enquire which are available before you book”
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“Choose the luxury tent and the meals.”
 of 5 bubbles DeliaC653, 10 Jan 2014 | Read review
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