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LOCATIONThe Kruger National ParkPOOLYes
CHILD POLICYChildren of all ages welcomeMALARIA AREAYes

  • Perfectly situated within the borders of the Kruger National Park close to Numbi Gate, Nkambeni Safari Camp boasts 150 luxury timber & canvas suites, designed & constructed to guarantee minimum impact on the natural habitat.
  • Whilst being committed to the preservation of the pristine wilderness, Nkambeni strives to provide all guests with a real African Safari experience by being able to enjoy all the scenery & wildlife Africa has to offer.
  • Guests can enjoy specialty South African cuisine in different ways, such as open air boma’s, in the lodge restaurant or an extraordinary bush braai under the stars with nothing but the wonderful sounds of nature surrounding you. 

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01 September - 31 December 2019 Luxury Tent R 1,015 per person per night sharing SA Residents Half Board Summer Special Offer - includes accommodation, dinner & breakfast
Luxury Tent R 1,780 per person per night sharing SA Residents Advance Booking Special Offer - must book 30 days or more in advance
includes accommodation, dinner, breakfast & full day game drive in the Kruger National Park (excludes conservation fees)
Luxury Tent R 2,015 per person per night sharing SA Residents Last Minute Rate for bookings within 30 days of travel
includes accommodation, dinner, breakfast & full day game drive in the Kruger National Park (excludes conservation fees)

If guests book a 1 night stay, 2 full day trips in the Kruger National Park can be arranged.
On the day of arrival you will be collected from Numbi gate at 05h45, do the full day game drive and be dropped off at Numbi gate at 16h00 for you to drive to Nkambeni, which is +- 1-2 km from Numbi gate.
The second option is to do the drive on the day of your departure where you will be picked up from Nkambeni reception at 06h00, do the drive and be dropped off at Nkambeni at 16h00 for your departure from the lodge.
If you do the drive on the day of your departure you will need to check out of your tent and leave your luggage either in your car or at reception.
With a 2 day stay it is only possible to do the full day game drive in the Kruger National Park on the second day.
Breakfast will be at 05h30, prior to the departure at 06h00, to return to the lodge at approximately 06h00.


Additional Game Drives in the Kruger National Park are available on request.
- Morning game drive R 860 per person (06h00 to 12h00)
- Afternoon game drive R 799 per person (14h00 to gate close)
- Full day game drive R 999 per person (06h00 to 16h00)
- valid from 01 June to 31 December 2019
- drives are subject to availability and rates are subject to change 
- Conservation Fees of R 93 per person are excluded and subject to change

*Surcharges and a minimum 3 night may apply on all rates and special offers over peak holiday periods and long weekends.

• Please request a single room rate from your BushBreaks consultant.
• All units at Nkambeni are a standard size and can accommodate two adults and two children younger than the age of 12 years sharing with their parents.
• All guests older than 12 years will be accommodate in a separate units.
• Children 9 and under sharing with 2 adults stay and eat for free (max 2 children) & pay R 600 per child for the game drive.
• Children 10 & 11 pay 50% of the adult sharing rate & pay R 600 per child for the game drive.
• Children 12 years and older pay normal adult rates.
• All prices quoted are based on a minimum stay of two nights. Surcharges may apply for a 1 night booking.
• Rates quoted are only applicable to South African Residents. Special Discounted Rates for International Residents are available on request.
• Rates exclude a conservation levy of R 93 per person per day payable directly at the camp, subject to change.

• Kruger National Park gate fees must be settled directly at the gate on entry into the park and are subject to change:
• South African Residents – Adult: ZAR 93 per adult per day & ZAR 47 per child per day.
• SADC Residents – Adult: ZAR 186 per adult per day & ZAR 93 per child per day.
• International Residents – Adult: ZAR 372 per adult per day & ZAR 186 per child per day.
• Kruger National Park gate entry times are as follows:
• - Jan, Feb, Nov & Dec 05h30 - 18h30
• - Mar & Oct 05h30 - 18h00
• - Apr, Aug & Sep 06h00 - 18h00
• - May, Jun, Jul 06h00 - 17h30

• All visitors who are 18 years and older, must produce a positive identity document for scanning in order to gain access to the Kruger National Park:
• SA Residents must produce their SA ID document or Driver's Licence.
• Non SA Residents must produce their passports.

4 hours drive from Johannesburg
45 minute flight from OR Tambo International Airport to KMIA
150 x Tented Suites
(8 of which are wheelchair accesssible)
Nkambeni Safari Camp is situated within the borders of the Kruger National Park, boasting the Big Five as well as other wildlife. The entrance marks through the Numbi Gate which is close to White River & Hazyview. This stunning camp offers 150 permanent luxury timber & canvas suites which are designed to keep the natural habitat intact. By being committed to the preservation of pristine wilderness the lodge seeks to provide guests with a truly African Experience of the breath-taking scenery & wildlife. 
Sustainable & responsible tourism forms a big part of Nkambeni and therefore the lodge meets all eco-friendly criteria.
Guests can enjoy speciality South African cuisine in the spacious restaurant, at a log fire boma private dinner or a have an extraordinary bush braai under the stars around a fire whilst being surrounded by the sounds of Africa.
There are also a wide range of activities that guests can experience such as sundowners, morning & afternoon game drives and bush walks which allow guests to see the smaller details of the Kruger National Park. 
The focus at Nkambeni Safari Camp is to keep the natural environment untouched. The overall construction of the lodge is low maintenance & this means that the accommodation is quite affordable. All these factors come together with luxury & comfort making it easy to enjoy nature the way it is meant to be. The tented suites are constructed in such a manner that it conforms to the highest standards of low impact eco-friendly criteria. 
Each air conditioned tented suite boasts two extra length beds, fold out bunk beds for children, a bathroom with an indoor & outdoor and a tea and coffee station. 
Experiences at Nkambeni Safari Camp 
With the option of morning & afternoon game drives, guests can experience all facets of the reserve. Each game drive is different and that is what makes it so unique. 
Game drives are conducted in open 4 x 4 safari vehicles which are driven by friendly guides who ensure that each guests is treated with great service.
Night drives are especially spectacular as one gets to experience the nocturnal activities & sounds of nature in an up close & personal way.
This is also the best time for game viewing as large predators are on the prowl & begin to hunt. 
Complete your night drive and experience by enjoying sundowners while the bush comes alive just before sunset. Along with great sundowners, a bush braai under the African sky is the perfect ending to any night.

For guests who are more adventurous, bush walks are perfect as one can see the finer details of the Kruger National park. The guides have extensive knowledge of the African bush including animal tracking.
Apart from the activities stated above guests can also experience the following (upon request):
Nkambeni Safari Camp offers the following on request by special arrangement:
Traditional African entertainment, such as traditional dancers, Marimbas and gumboot dancing.
Traditional Afrikaans dinners
Excursions to Nkambeni’s additional community projects, such as the community schools, feeding schemes, bore holes, food gardens and anti-rhino poaching talks.
Additional activities in the Lowveld area:
Panorama route
Enjoy a visit the many waterfalls in the area.
Experience the amazing view from God’s Window
Visit the Bourkes Luck Potholes.
Drive through the Blyde River canyon, the largest green canyon in the world.
Experience the Gold Digger’s history at Pilgrim’s Rest.
Elephant encounters
Visits to Chimp Eden
Golf courses – Skukuza / Kruger Park lodge / Sabi River Sun etc.
A large dining area overlooking the Kruger National Park that offers A la carte as well as buffet meals
A fully licenced bar area
A lounge area where you can enjoy a sundowner with your friends and family
A large swimming pool and leisure area overlooking a dam where Hippo and other wildlife often visit
A Large boma  for evening braais, ideal for larger groups and / or functions
Smaller boma area for more intimate groups
Typical African entertainment can be arranged on request such as traditional dancers, Marimbas, etc.
An African curio shop
Two extra length beds
Two fold out bunk beds for the kids
Bathroom with an indoor and outdoor shower
Air conditioner
Self-help coffee station in each room


  • Travel time from O.R Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg is approximately 4 to 5 hours.
  • Take into consideration the Numbi gate closing times.
  • Kruger National Park gate entry times are as follows:
    - Jan, Feb, Nov & Dec 05h30 - 18h30
    - Mar & Oct 05h30 - 18h00
    - Apr, Aug & Sep 06h00 - 18h00
    - May, Jun, Jul 06h00 - 17h30
  • Please notify the lodge immediately in the event that arrival time will be after gate closing times, in order for a permit to be arranged.
  • Travel on the N12 from Kempton Park. Merge onto the N12 via the ramp to Emalahleni.
  • Follow N12 and N4 to R36 in Mpumalanga. Exit from N4.
  • Take the exit toward R36.
  • Continue onto R539. Turn left onto N4.
  • Take R40 and R538 to your destinationTurn right and take 2nd exit at roundabout. At next roundabout take the 1st exit onto R37.
  • Turn left onto Madiba Drive. Turn left onto Danie Joubert St. Turn right onto Tom Lawrence St.
  • Turn left onto the R40. At roundabout take the 2nd exit towards Hazyview.
  • At the T-Junction turn right onto R538 towards Numbi gate.
  • At the next T-Junction turn left and continue to Numbi gate.
  • On your left hand side a large board will indicate Nkambeni Safari Camp where you will turn left onto the gravel road.


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