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An unfenced, treehouse-style camp in the Southern Klaserie, nThambo is elegant, eco-friendly and intimate with wooden decking and open canvas walls overlooking the waterhole.

About the camp

nThambo Tree Camp is an eco-friendly, intimate camp that places a large emphasis on enjoying the beautiful views and the abundant wildlife. It is a personal safari experience with friendly staff and warm hospitality. Accommodation is comfortable with a touch of bush luxury.

The activities are conducted by excellent guides and Shangaan trackers in the mornings and evenings. Night drives are also an option for those who want to see the nocturnal wildlife, while optional bush walks can be arranged too.

The Southern Klaserie is home to all the large animals that many people wish to see on safari, including the Big 5, giraffe, hyena and many antelope and bird species. The flexibility of the small camp means that guides can take guests out for special sightings out of usual game drive hours.

Features and Facilities

The nThambo Tree Camp facilities include a main area, which houses a comfortable lounge and bar under thatch. The dining room, which has a large table and a wine rack, and is located next to the open-air boma fireplace, perfect for evening drinks around the fire.

In addition guests will experience a traditional South African braaivleis cooked over the open fire. To truly immerse yourself in the rustic bush experience, the main area is lit with lanterns while plug points in the chalets can be used to charge your camera batteries.There is also wifi available in the lounge and bar area.

During the hot summer months guests can relax around the splash pool - don't be surprised if there is a herd of elephants approaching to drink the water!


nThambo Tree Camp location is in a prime wildlife area. The Greater Kruger is a collection of private, unfenced nature reserves situated on the western border of the Kruger National Park. All game moves freely throughout the region, but the reserves in the Greater Kruger are private meaning that the guests get an unbeatable safari experience.

nThambo is about an hour’s drive from the town of Hoedspruit, which is the supply capital of the Greater Kruger. Eastgate airport is the local airport for the camps in the Southern Klaserie, which is about a 40-minute drive from camp.

Guests fly to Eastgate airport from Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban, and are met by their host from nThambo and driven the last distance to camp. This last leg is a drive through a Big 5 area, so keep your eyes peeled for early game-viewing.

GPS co-ordinates:S 24 degrees 17.438" E 031 degrees 13.836"

Getting There

South Africa is a beautiful country to see and a self-drive option is recommended for guests who have the time and interest for a more diverse experience. The drive from Johannesburg takes about 6 hours according to directions that will be provided for you. The roads are good and safe, while the scenery in the Mpumalanga/Limpopo region is spectacular.

Flying from Johannesburg or Cape Town to Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport is the quickest and easiest option for getting to nThambo. Hoedspruit receives guests travelling to the Greater Kruger every day. Your host from nThambo will meet you at the airport and drive you through the Timbavati Gate and then into the Klaserie and to nThambo Tree Camp.

Road transfers are another option for guests travelling to nThambo. The Ashton’s Transfer takes guests to the Bush Pub & Grill just outside the Timbavati Gate, which is where nThambo will meet their guests and drive them the last 30 minutes to the camp.

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