• 8 Luxury Spacious Tents
  • Thornybush Private Game Reserve
  • True african big five safari
  • Award winning & excellent rated

Located in Hoedspruit about 5 kilometers away from the Thornybush Game Reserve, Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp is an ideal choice of accommodation for you to explore the African wildlife.

Here you can enjoy the elegance and style of a bygone era combined with all the trappings and convenience of modernity. Tranquil and intimate, the 8 en-suite air-conditioned tents are washed with afternoon sunlight and color, and offer outstanding bushveld views from their private decks, each with an outdoor bath.

Boma dinners are an occasion and an opportunity to savor the finest fare. A superb selection of wine is available in the lodge’s wine cellar. Settle around a log fire to recount the days’ game experiences before retiring to the lounge for a night-cap, or the comfort of your tent. Enjoy a timeless African experience, where the eagles soar.


  • Fantastic value for money;
  • Small and intimate safari lodge;
  • Set in the Thornybush Private Game Reserve;
  • Exclusive accommodation;
  • Enjoy a delicious dinner;
  • Experience a thrilling safari.


The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Two game drives daily
  • Teas and coffees
  • 14% VAT
  • Bushveld walks



  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Dining venue
  • Lounge
  • View deck
  • Boma
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Gift shop
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Internet Access
  • Private Vehicle Available
  • Laundry Service
  • 24-hour Security
  • Secure Parking


Luxury Tent

Available: 8 tents Unit Sleeps: 2 adults
  • CHECK-IN: From 01:00 PM
  • CHECK-OUT: To 11:00 AM

Each tent rests on a raised wooden deck, providing elevated vistas of rolling plains bathed in the amber glow of the midday sun, where darting birds tweet their greetings from scrubby acacias. A spotlight provides twenty-four hour access to your views and even the en-suite bathroom flows out onto a deck with a large bathtub, allowing you to submerge yourself in luxurious relaxation in the great outdoors. A sample of bath-time amenities is provided for your convenience and there is also a shower for quick rejuvenation.

Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp 

Suite features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Balcony / Deck
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Hair Dryer
  • Pure Cotton Linen
  • Internet Access
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Safe
  • Laundry Service


Track African wildlife on game drives during your South Africa safari holiday in Thornybush Private Game Reserve. Look forward to tracking African wildlife on exciting game drives. Some of the game you might see include Lion, Wild Dog, Elephant and Buffalo. The game drives are conducted by experienced and professional rangers and trackers in open Landrovers.

Indulge with a relaxing spa treatment during your South Africa safari holiday at Amani Spa. A wide selection of treatments is available to choose from. Unwind with a relaxing massage or soothing facial. Alternatively, cool off in the refreshing rock pool after spending the day game viewing in the African bush.

  • Game Drives
  • Game Walks
  • Game Viewing
  • Bird Watching
  • Animal tracking experience
  • Massages
  • Boma Dinners
  • Swimming


Low Season

DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
01 JAN - 31 DEC 2018Luxury TentPer person per night sharing From $357

High Season

DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
01 JAN - 31 DEC 2018Luxury TentPer person per night sharing From $357


The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Two game drives daily
  • Teas and coffees
  • 14% VAT
  • Bushveld walks


Based on 195 Reviews

Kruger National Park

“Wonderful 4 night stay”

The highlight of a 3 week trip to SA. Within the first 3 game drives we had seen the Big 5 and then it got better with cheetah and 4 cubs and a small pack of wild dogs. This is not really camping as I used to know it, “tent” had air con, ensuite bathroom/toilet and a bath on the verandah if needed. Food is tremendous and so much of it. Evet night was different and on my birthday the staff presented me with an enormous chocolate cake. Would happily stay again and Simon was a great guide, going off road in pursuit of animals. Certainly worth a stay here.

~ Derek H ~ Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Kruger National Park

“Amazing property, amazing game viewing!”

We stayed here for three nights and loved every single minute of our time here. With only 8 tents (16 guests maximum), you get to know everyone – staff and guests. The hospitality was amazing with everyone greeting you by name throughout the stay. The food was delicious and plentiful and the “tents” were spacious and luxurious but maintained that natural “in the wild” feel. The game viewing is amazing – even when you are in camp! One afternoon 30-40 elephants walked right by our back porch and the warthogs and nyala’s were daily visitors. However, the highlight in the COMPLETELY AMAZING game drives every morning and evening. The drivers and trackers (Kilmon and Aubry were our guys) are incredible and pulled us all into the adventure. We saw the big five numerous times during our stay. Thank you to everyone at Chapungu for making this an absolutely fabulous adventure!

~ Carol H ~ Telford, Pennsylvania
Kruger National Park

“Fantastic game drives”

We had such an amazing time here. The staff were welcoming and attentive, and the accommodation was perfect, especially the bath on the verandah! The highlight was undoubtedly the game drives with Eric and Oscar. What a treat to have such knowledgeable, professional and skilful guides. We saw it all with them – the big 5 on our first day and we were even chased by an elephant!! (expertly driven away by Eric). Nothing was too much trouble for them and they went out of their way to track down as many animals as possible, getting incredibly close to them. Our 3 children (young adults) loved the whole experience as much as us. Thank you all for a truly memorable holiday – especially Eric and Oscar.

~ d1707 ~ Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
Kruger National Park

“Wonderful Safari Home”

We had a restful, memorable stay in early April at Chapungu. The lodge is very well-kept, the staff attentive and dinners each evening were varied and delicious. The twice-daily game drives led by our expert guide, Kilmon, were always breath-taking and filled with the Big Five and more. I would have enjoyed leaving the vehicle and walking the bush a bit more, but I think the Thornybush collective that runs Chapungu charges extra for that experience. This was my second time on safari and it proved to be a luxurious version of these wonderful holidays. I would highly recommend this lovely, homey lodge for adults (small children not allowed) who want to see lots of game and spend their days in comfort.

~ Worldlyjane ~ Washington DC, District of Columbia

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