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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have traveled a number of places and have often used Trip Advisor to get a sense of the hotels or places we were traveling but have never felt we could offer our own comments until now. We stayed at Tangala Safari Camp from April 17 to April 20 and we can only sum up our experience as a lifetime...

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Kyle_Lewin, General Manager at Tangala Safari Camp, responded to this review

Dear Dan S Thank you very much for the amazing review on us! We love to hear back from our guests, it means a lot to us. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your time here at Tangala. The team and I hope to see you and Cherie again soon! Kind regards Kyle Lewin

Grimsby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

So pleased that they have reopened this lovely camp. Great to sit out at breakfast and watch the animals at the nearby waterhole. Lovely camp, well run, friendly helpful staff. Great game drives with Tracy and Richard, they make a great team.

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Kyle_Lewin, General Manager at Tangala Safari Camp, responded to this review

Dear Maureen C We are happy to hear that you enjoyed all that our lodge had to offer. It was lovely having you stay at our lodge and we hope you will come back and visit us again. Stay well. Kind Regards Kyle Lewin

Switzerland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After many visits to Tangala over the last 10 years or so we are big fans of the camp and were devastated to hear it had closed for a few years. So we were delighted to see Tangala's recent return to the Thornybush Safari menu. To see why we like this camp so much I suggest you read our previous...

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Kyle_Lewin, General Manager at Tangala Safari Camp, responded to this review

Dear SwissCandN Thank you for the detailed review we really do appreciate it. I am very glad that you had such a god time here with us at Tangala. Hope you got some nice photos from your amazing sightings! Hope to see you in the future. Kind Regards Kyle Lewin

Stroud, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I spent three days here and it was the most breathtaking experience. The camp is authentic and very comfortable, the staff superb and a special thanks to our guide Tracey and teacher Richard who outstripped all my expectations along with Kyle and stalios (apologies for spelling) in the camp. We had some stunning game interaction, big 5...

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Kyle_Lewin, General Manager at Tangala Safari Camp, responded to this review

Dear Steve B Thank you for your review! You had some amazing sightings. We take pride in our lodge and want to give a great bush experience of tranquility and comfort to our guests. We hope to welcome you back soon. Regards Kyle and the Tangala Team

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we have ALWAYS wanted to this trip and have always imagined it to be out of this world and it did not disappoint it lived up to everything we thought it was going to be and more. We saw every animal we had wanted and more, the food was great as were the people we meet. Planning to go again...

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Kyle_Lewin, General Manager at Tangala Safari Camp, responded to this review

Dear steveQ4423GC Thank you for the wonderful review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay here with us and that you got to see what you wanted on drive. Myself and the rest of the Tangala team look forward to welcoming you back to our special place soon! Regards Kyle Lewin

Naples, Italy
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a real adventure in the savannah, then tangala safari camp is what you need. For me it was a fantastic 3 day adventure: 2 safaris a day, experiencing the savannah from upclose and all the big five!! The camp combines luxury with no electricity. My suggestion is to spend 2 to 4 nights there.

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Kyle_Lewin, General Manager at Tangala Safari Camp, responded to this review

Dear Valerio76it Thank you for your lovely review on Tangala Safari Camp. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time here with us in the African bush! Regards Kyle Lewin

West Sussex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Myself and my partner have just finished a 3 day safari at Tangala Safari camp. We absolutely every single moment and here is why... Upon arriving at the camp, after a long drive from Joburg we were warmly greeted by the staff, who helped us with our cases. Then we were straight out on our first game drive. Steve, our...

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Kyle_Lewin, General Manager at Tangala Safari Camp, responded to this review

Dear Kate and Sam. Thank you for the review! We are very glad that you enjoyed your time here with us and that we could deliver what you expected from us. We look forward to seeing you in the future. Warm regards from Kyle and the Tangala Team

Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Everything perfect : welcoming, safari, explications, staff, rooms, food, organisation, view, animals... The all team is really amazing, lovely people ! For safaris, we had everything we wanted to see and to know. Amazing stay ! We want to go back !

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Kyle_Lewin, General Manager at Tangala Safari Camp, responded to this review

Dear Mélanie M Thank you so much for the positive feedback. Always a pleasure for us to hear that guests enjoyed their stay here with us our special place. Kind regards Kyle Lewin

Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Thank you guys for all. You made our stay unforgetable and Special. The Safaris were fantastic and living directly in the nature near from animals was a great experience we enjoyed. Best and friendly Team.

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Kyle_Lewin, General Manager at Tangala Safari Camp, responded to this review

Dear Mo R It was an absolute pleasure to have you stay with us. Thank you for the review! Warm regards. Kyle Lewin

Reviewed 13 January 2017

We expected to be completely off the grid for Christmas but to our surprise they had the best wifi we encountered throughout our 14 day trip! Tangala is a wonderful small scale camp with huts and tents each for 2 people. The huts were equipped with showers and the usual amenities. Mosquito nets and fans for night time, it was...

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Dear NiqueSlied It was fantastic to be able to assist and make your short time with us memorable. Please come back for a proper visit soon. Regards Kyle Lewin

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • 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: $504 - $597 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tangala Safari Camp 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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Tangala Safari Camp Thornybush Private Game Reserve, South Africa
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“If we were to return I would choose one of the tents facing the watering hole.”
NiqueSlied, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Great views from the tent cabins but no shade, can be too hot to stay in on a hot day. Fine at night.”
Veganite, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Tent 2 has the best views”
hamon5, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Loved the authentic chalet...cool during the day, comfortable at night.”
sandrap682, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are pretty much the same with mosquito nets and en suite bathrooms although accommodation is tired and dated.”
Froghoppere64, 10 Feb 2015 | Read review
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