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Switzerland
Reviewed 9 May 2014

We all know that bigger isn't always better, but, in the case of Tangala, it's true. Since our last visit there 2 years ago, a few of the fences have been taken down, now enlarging the reserve considerably to include a much more interesting and varied terrain/landscape. This has resulted in game viewing opportunities being better than ever - though...

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Karin P, Guest Relations Manager at Tangala Safari Camp, responded to this review

Yay - you love your visits to Tangala as much as we love having you. We hope to see you again and again - and we'll always keep some of that bush magic bottled away just for you. Please keep in touch on our Facebook page and share your pictures and stories with us.

Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Our 3 night stay in Tangala was more then magical. At first we where a little bit unsure about the comfort as there was no electricity in de rooms available to charge our batteries of our camera, ... . But that all did not matter. Batteries could be given to the staf to charge without any problem. The rooms where...

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Karin P, Guest Relations Manager at Tangala Safari Camp, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you are now part of the Tangala family and that Tangala will always have a little place in your heart. Hope you'll visit again!

Reviewed 28 April 2014

My wife, two friends and myself were treated to some extraordinary wildlife experiences at Tangala camp near Kruger National Park, South Africa. The camp glistens in oil lamps, views rolling up to the Highveld and regular sightings at the adjacent waterhole. Louw Booysen, Hanri and Phillip have a great passion for the bush. We had 'Once in a Lifetime'' sightings...

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Karin P, Kind Person who runs Trip Advisor for Tangala at Tangala Safari Camp, responded to this review

Tangala is always so grateful when visitors take the time to write reviews and we welcome them all. The team at the camp really is dedicated to what they do and THEIR day is made when they are privileged enough to spend time with enthusiastic guests. We look forward to welcoming you back again.

Reviewed 17 March 2014

We took an 1 day overnight package that included high tea, afternoon/evening game drive, dinner and 1 night accommodation. Next day an early morning game drive and breakfast on return was also included. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and saw lots of animals. It is a true safari experience travelling over rough roads by Land Rover and staying in...

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Karin P, Social Media owner at Tangala Safari Camp, responded to this review

So pleased that you enjoyed the visit - what a pity it was so short. Thanks for the compliments and for relaxing enough to enjoy the South African authenticity. It's what sets Tangala apart.

KENT
Reviewed 21 February 2014

Would highly recommend this simple but wonderful camp if you want to experience a truly authentic safari. The camp only sleeps ten people so it is a very intimate experience. There is no electricity, but all lodges have hot water and showers. When you arrive back at camp from your evening safari the camp is lit by oil lamps. It...

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Karin P, Owner at Tangala Safari Camp, responded to this review

We are so pleased that the simplicity of Tangala captured your heart. It is often tempting for us to want to move away from our natural lighting and intimate nature but it seems to be what captures the soul of all our special guests. The fact that you not only shared our special part of Africa for a couple of...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2014

We stayed two nights in January at Tangala Lodge which were probably the best two nights I have spent anywhere. Loved the simplicity of it all - the fact that there were so few guests and no electricity (but still managed to have a very nice glass of cold white wine). We were looked after so well. Excellent home cooked...

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Karin P, Guest Relations Manager at Tangala Safari Camp, responded to this review

Hello Sharon Never, ever, ever confuse a Jeep with a Land Rover in Africa, if you want to have a happy trip....LOL. Thanks so much for writing the review and we are really pleased that Floris and his team made the trip such an adventure for you. Our camp staff are warm and hospitable and really represent the essence of...

Sissinghurst,
Reviewed 7 February 2014

Louw is a larger than life Afrikaans host who is passionate about wildlife and boy did we see some wildlife! Elephants mating,baby elephants playing in a pool, lions mating, lion males scrapping and following two female lions (with three cubs) hunting were just some of the amazing sightings. The reserve is the best in South Africa for seeing the Big...

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Karin P, Owner at Tangala Safari Camp, responded to this review

We are so pleased that the simplicity of Tangala captured your heart. It is often tempting for us to want to move away from our natural lighting and intimate nature but it seems to be what captures the soul of all our special guests. The fact that you not only shared our special part of Africa for a couple of...

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 14 December 2013

We stayed one night with Louw at Tangala lodge in November, as we wanted to see some of the Big 5 in their natural environment. We arrived to high tea about 2 o’clock and after that we had our first drive. We were the only guests at the lodge so we had the land rover for ourselves and could decide...

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Karin P, Owner at Tangala Safari Camp, responded to this review

Thanks for letting us know about your great experience - glad that you appreciate the down to earth nature of our lodge. And next time you get to South Africa, we hope to see you at Tangala for a longer time! Best wishes for the Festive Season to you and yours.

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 5 December 2013

10 friends from Australia and New Zealand had the amazing experience of staying for 3 days at Tangala. Loved the ambience, boma dinner, wonderful high tea, rusks and coffee and the anticipation of game drives. Louw very friendly and informative, Flouris our amazing guide/driver and Frank the tracker, took us right into the thick of things and we saw game...

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Karin P, Owner at Tangala Safari Camp, responded to this review

Ah - Tangala is just the perfect space for a bunch of friends, isn't it? Like having your own, private lodge. Yay, again, to our brilliant team for finding the bush's special creatures for you and really pleased that you enjoyed the experience. Keep up with us on Facebook and come back soon!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2013

We did a 24 hour stay at Tangala. We drove there and from 12 noon to about 3 had a chance to relax by the pool, unpack our overnight bag and socialise with 8 other people also from the UK.. The hospitality was second to none. tea and coffee and water was on tap and it was lovely to sit...

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Karin P, Owner at Tangala Safari Camp, responded to this review

Ah - glad that you enjoyed your very short stay. Next time, plan for a couple of days so that you can really feel the African bush soak into your soul. Good having you and hope that the rest of your trip through SA was as enjoyable.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
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 

Additional Information about Tangala Safari Camp

Address: Thornybush reserve | Hoedspruit, Kruger National Park 1240, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Price Range: $484 - $548 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tangala Safari Camp 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“All rooms are pretty much the same with mosquito nets and en suite bathrooms although accommodation is tired and dated.”
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“Make sure you have a flashlight, extra batteries, etc. There are limited facilities for charging devices by solar. Don't hang laundry outside your tent.”
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