When I booked our Safari I wanted it to be nice, clean and most of all in a good spot for viewing animals. I looked and hundreds of different places, there are so many to choose from and the price differerences are crazy. I was a little worried about Tangala at first as it has no eletristy and the price seemed to good to be true. But this place was just so fantastic it went above and beyond my expectations. Our room was beautiful and truly romantic, when you come back from your game drive at night your room is lit by lantins and the mosqito net it draped over your bed.
We stayed for 5 nights and saw almost all the animals, Every game drive we saw the most amazing things. A Cheetah with her cubs at a kill. Lions with a kill off a water Buffalow, Leopards 2 nights in a row, 2 hippos even Hiena.
Elephants, Giraffe, warthogs, impala all came and drank at the waterhole in front of the camp.
We had the one and only female driver in the area, Karen and she was fantastic. What most people don´t know is she used to drive for the Army so she is amazing. Bennett our tracker was great and could spot the tinyist things, even a little owl nested in the bank.
The best thing about this Safari is its small, not too many people bring there kids as there is no eletristy and you CAN¨T use you computer. YAY !!!!
But don´t worry you can charge your batterys in the office as they have solar power.The one downside to this camp is the pool, I think because there is no eletristy they have a hard time keeping it clean and its quite small.
I can honsestly say this was the most fantastic Safari. The highlight of my whole trip to South Africa.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An intimate and personal experience awaits you at Tangala Safari Camp which is located in the heart of the world renowned Thornybush big 5 Game Reserve bordering the Greater Kruger. The camp boasts sweeping views overlooking an expansive and active waterhole, with the majestic Drakensberg Mountain Range forming an impressive backdrop. With our eco-friendly camp, great hosting, comfortable accommodation and thrilling game drives, guests are assured an unforgettable experience. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tangala Safari Camp Thornybush Private Game Reserve, South Africa