This intimate, adults-only tented camp is imbued with old-world charm.

The Chapungu Tented Bush Camp offers a completely different experience to the lodges of Thornybush Game Reserve. The camp is secluded and intimate – it has only eight tented suites. It’s the ideal choice for an authentic yet luxurious experience, and has access to the rich wildlife that the reserve shares with its unfenced neighbour, Kruger National Park.

Just a short drive from the main Thornybush Game Lodge, residents of the camp have full access to the state-of-the-art Amani Spa, while benefitting from their own rock swimming pool and wine cellar. Days are packed full of exciting activities, with a filling breakfast at the camp after your morning drive late, followed by some time at leisure and a late lunch before the afternoon/evening game drive. While out exploring the bush, you’ll get the opportunity to appreciate the breathtaking landscapes of the bush as the sun sets with a refreshing sundowner. Back at the camp, a three-course dinner of local, seasonal produce is served in either the dining room, the boma, or occasionally, out in the bush. Enjoy a drink around the campfire after dinner as you recount the thrills of the day with your fellow guests.

Filled with deep-coloured wooden furnishings, each tented suite captures a bygone era with its old-world colonial splendour. Sit out on your deck and relish in magnificent bushveld views around you or take a well-deserved afternoon nap in your comfortable air-conditioned tent before heading out on your next game drive.

Adults only

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Key information

In the Thornybush Game Reserve in Mpumalanga province, sharing an unfenced border with Kruger National Park

Airport transfer time: Approx. 30 minutes from Hoedspruit airport
Rooms: 8

Good to know

Guests aged 16 or over are welcome at Chapungu Tented Bush Camp.

Accommodation information

8 tented suites


• Join Shangaan trackers as you head out on game drives to spot the remarkable nocturnal wildlife • Spot the local birdlife • Indulge with a treatment at the Amani Spa (at Thornybush Game Lodge)* • Embark on an bush walk with your guide.


Dining room, boma, bar

What's included

Lodge Package • All meals • Tea and snacks • Two daily safari activities • Optional bush walk

*Denotes local charge