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Tambuzi is a fenced camp, which means it's ideal for families with small children. There are fully catered and self catering options available, and plenty of outdoor areas to relax.

About the camp

The camp is a rustic destination with elements of simple luxury, rustic finishes and retro decor. The main outdoor areas are utilised by both the camping and Garden Cottage guests, and include a classic boma area with seating. A huge baobab is the central point of the outdoor area and fever trees are dotted throughout camp. It’s a lush pocket of paradise home to a small, but plentiful stream that flows outside the fenced area. 

There are outdoor dining facilities, where food is served if you are selecting for the fully catered option. There is a raised platform under cover with facilities to charge electrical devices, and is home to a relaxing lounge area. This upstairs lounge is accessible via a wooden staircase that winds its way towards this viewing platform. 

A comfortable L-shaped couch and indoor lounge is available for the Garden Cottage guests; who will also delight in knowing that there is a private indoor kitchen complete with cutlery and amenities. 

Overall, the camp is intimate and can accommodate a maximum of 12 guests that will revel in that fact that they are completely immersed in nature. 

Features and Facilities

  • Fenced perimeter, which means it’s safe for children
  • Inside and outside cooking facilities
  • Basic yet comfortable accommodation for families
  • Self-catering and fully catered options available 
  • Large trees provide a canopy over a rustic boma area
  • Game drives offered within the reserve while external activities can be arranged 
  • Visiting elephants to stream just outside fence
  • Two types of accommodation sleeping up to 12 people in total
  • Air-conditioning in Garden Cottage and ceiling fan in one room
  • Pedestal fans and lanterns in dome tents
  • Boma area under tree
  • Under cover relaxation lounge on raised platform
  • Tents have en suite showers and bathroom
  • Electricity as well as solar power
  • WiFi
  • Outdoor bench and seating area
  • Credit card payment facilities (conservation levy of R250 needs to be paid in cash)


Tambuzi Baobab Camp is ideally located in the Maseke Game Reserve, a completely off-the-beaten track private reserve teeming with wildlife.

It's located in an 8000 hectare private game reserve, which shares open borders with the Kruger National Park.

Explore untouched landscapes with rocky outcrops, diverse vegetation and the Olifants River.

The bonus? It is a relatively unknown reserve but doesn’t lack in terms of sightings. Less people, more wildlife! 

Home to lions, leopards and other predators; the area is not only scenic in terms of landscape but offers incredible game viewing opportunities. 


Getting There

Tambuzi Baobab Camp is easily accessible for fly-ins and self-drivers. There are a few ways of getting to Tambuzi. 

Fly into Phalaborwa (Hendrick van Eck Airport) and either self-drive or road transfer to camp, which is about 20-30km away. Tambuzi is located on the Grietjie road (D2263) which is on the R40.

Fly into Hoedspruit (Eastgate Airport) and either self-drive or transfer to camp. The distance is roughly 50km from Hoedspruit centre. Follow the R40 until you reach the Grietjie turn-off (D2263).

Fly into Johannesburg (OR Tambo International Airport) and self-drive, or arrange a road transfer when making your reservation at reservations@african-retreats.co.za. Driving time is roughly 6-7 hours.

There is a conservation levy of R250, payable in cash at the camp.

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