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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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2nd time just as good

Had a return visit to Matamba Bush Camp, this time after some rains. Still as beautiful, peaceful... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Colleen M
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Serenity

If you love the bush-veld, and can do without the need for game drives and the Big Five, then... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Emm J
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Gauteng
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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 4 weeks ago

Had a return visit to Matamba Bush Camp, this time after some rains. Still as beautiful, peaceful and invigorating as before. 3 days relaxing overlong bush walks, bird watching is always a treat here. Thanks for the warm welcome.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love the bush-veld, and can do without the need for game drives and the Big Five, then Matamba will satisfy your bush call. The game farm has good general game (Antelope), giraffe and once you tune in the bird life is abundant. The...More

Thank Emm J
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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

The gem in the bush. Fortunate to have our own space in the bush, beautiful ablution block, swimming pool, walks well marked, staff friendly and helpful. We decided to stay another night it was that good.

Thank Dawid D
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Sue J, Owner at Matamba bush camp, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Dear Dawid Thank you for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you here another time Sue and Alan

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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Went there on a Friday and returned on the Monday. Short break - just long enough. This is a special place. Built & laid out in a manner that makes you feel private. Walking & game viewing very relaxing. A real relax - silence and...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

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

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Reviewed 19 October 2017 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
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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
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Reviewed 21 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
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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

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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.

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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!

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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
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