Ndzhaka Tented Camp

Ndzhaka Tented Camp

Ndzhaka Camp Road, Kruger National Park 1360 South Africa
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#4 of 6 lodges in Manyeleti Game Reserve
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Ndzhaka Camp Road, Kruger National Park 1360 South Africa
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Arathusa Safari Lodge Airport
16.7 km
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Londolozi Aerodrome
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KAB2 wrote a review Jan 2020
Calgary, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Went for three nights and had the best Safari experience! Prince was a great driver and tour guide. We saw all of the big 5 multiple times and got up close and personal with some of the big cats! The ladies in the kitchen cooked some fantastic meals. If you want to have a great viewing of Africa's wildlife, then this is the place to be!

The large canvas tents added a unique experience, but had bug nets and a bathroom attached. it was very quite at night, and if there are no clouds, the stars are amazing. We could even had a few lions roaring in the distance!

As we went on to other accommodations after, the wildlife viewing did not compare to our safari experience we had with Prince.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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KattyNorbertLouka wrote a review Jan 2018
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed 2 nights together we our 10-year old son. What a wonderful experience. Nothing fancy but very good and so authentic. A very small tented camp in the middle of the bush surrounded by beautiful birds and tricky monkeys. No electricity, very comfortable tents each with their private bathroom. You can enjoy nature while drinking your tea and reading a book on the nice terrace under the big tree. Lots of food, simply but very tasty. Prince, our ranger is a wonderful guide who shared his knowledge and passion for nature. He is also an exceptional tracker and took us to see a big pride of lions having their meal chased by another pride of more than 10 lions while having the hyenas watching over. He took us to see cheetahs, leopards and even a big family of hyenas at early wake up. We had the privilege of being the only guests during our stay and had the wonderful staff taking good care of us. We really enjoyed our stay and would certainly go back to enjoy the quietness and nature experience of the tented camp and of course having Prince, our King, as ranger.
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Date of stay: December 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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snazzysnaps wrote a review Nov 2021
Kent
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I am not really sure where to begin with this review as the whole experience has been just amazing. From the very beginning when making this booking originally in November 2019 and then having to make various adjustments and stand by reservations because of the pandemic Lynn from wildlifecloseup who run both camps has been amazing in accommodating requests and fielding the many questions I raised.

We stayed in the Ndzhaka Tented Camp for 9 days in order to give ourselves the best chance to see and experience the setting of the Manyeleti. When we stayed the weather ranged from 32c to 43c but Ndzhaka provided a shady comfortable resting place.

The camp itself consists of 5 tents. These were basic but spacious, ours came with a sofa and very comfortable double bed with enough room left for 2 large suitcases, carry on and laptop bags to be stored without constantly falling over them. Toilet, shower and WC where to the rear with plenty of hot water. A terrace with chairs allowed you to sit out during the afternoon by the room or next to the lounge area should you wish. The dining area was comfortable for the number of people in camp which should be a maximum of 10 if they were busy. Power was supplied by solar and was enough to keep my camera batteries and computer charged for the duration of the stay. There is no power the tents for this purpose just for lighting. Please pack a power bank if you need additional power for phones in the room.

Food, breakfast/lunch and dinner was cooked to perfection by Perseverance and was varied day to day. She was exceptionally welcoming with a positive attitude and undertook food preparation requests in her stride and with a smile. Whilst out on morning safari rooms were beautifully refreshed by Mdala (hope that is right).

Now the main event. Our Guide/driver/tracker Elliott was the most wonderful man but an even better tracker. He answered every question with a smile (even the stupid ones), stayed as long as we wanted with the wildlife, positioned the vehicle to allow the best photographic opportunities and put his vehicle through what I would describe as more than off road. This all added to the whole sense of adventure.

We were joined on various days throughout our 9 days by others whom Elliott enquired what they would like to see and set off to achieve this all the time mindful of what we were trying to see during our time. I cannot speak to highly of this man who gave us the best and most wonderful 9 days holiday we have ever had. I can still see his beaming smile at 5am whilst organising morning coffee.

Another abiding memory will be meeting the 2 owners and spending an amazing afternoon with them at Buffelshoek camp. Meeting Lynn and Dudley (who has an amazing love of the animals that frequent his waterhole and pass by and through the camp) was spectacular. We both felt we had known these 2 people for years and never felt like a visitor to their camp but part of an extended family. Dudley jumping in his jeep and rushing my partner to the waterhole to see hundreds of buffalo and elephants close will stay with her forever.

Thank you Ndzhaka, Manyeleti and all who made this holiday one that will live in our minds forever. We will be back
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Frank_Frambach wrote a review Aug 2018
Tilburg, The Netherlands
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent two nights here and had the time of our life.First of all the staff is amazing. The "Mama's" take very good care of us with excellent food through the day. P:rince and Funny were our guides in the bush and did a fantastic job at showing us all the beautiful creatures of the wild here. Our kids loved every second of it and we were sad to leave.
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Date of stay: August 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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IC Chao wrote a review Nov 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
5.0 of 5 bubbles
When we arrived, we were warmly welcomed by Charlotte and Daphne. The tents are luxury and have a bathroom with a hot shower and a toilet. Ndzhaka tented camp is located near a small lake where a lot of wildlife is drinking from the water. The camp has no fences so the wildlife can also be spotted inside the camp. We saw an elephant walking in our backyard! Lunch, dinner and breakfast are cooked well and they have enough vegetarian options. You eat together with other guests, which was a great wat to get to know each other. In the evening, there was a nice campfire. The gamedrives are an experience and our guides Prince and Bongani are really cool! In the morning it can be quite cold so make sure you bring a warm jacket. Earplugs at night could be useful because of the sound of the animals. It is quite expensive, but worth every penny. Highly recommended to stay here one or two nights!
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Date of stay: October 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Tents appear to be the same. Bring earplugs, you are sleeping in the wild...
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L1aura wrote a review Oct 2019
Lustenau, Austria
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for two nights in this simple, beautifully located camp in Manyeleti reserve and for us it was just perfect - we got up close with the Big 5 and many other animals on our drives, the food was great and the staff (guide and ladies in the camp) were nice and competent. The camp is unfenced, so you can even see animals in the camp. Do not expect luxury, everything is quite simple, but for nature lovers it is a great choice and we can defitely recommend a stay there!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Mathieu P wrote a review Oct 2019
Montreal, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had selected Ndzhaka for our first safari experience based on good reviews and an attractive price. We were not disappointed. The Manyeleti reserve offered a wide variety of animals and no crowded areas. The team in place to take care of us was great.

Our guide, Prince, is very knowledgeable, experienced and very friendly. In the three days we were on site, he was able to show us everything we hoped for and more. No promises upfront, as all this is unpredictable, but a commitment to make all efforts to find the nice experience that makes the difference.

The camp itself is nice, the tents are comfortable and the food was surprisingly good, better than expected. We definitely recommend for those that want a more affordable way to experience game drives around Kruger.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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natifer wrote a review Sept 2019
Spain
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 3 nights in Ndzhaka, just amazing!!!! The lodge is very comfortable, there are no fences so animals walk around all day, elephants, hyenas and nyalas visited the lodge. The food is very nice and the staff are really friendly. We saw the big 5 in 3 days, lions eating a giraffe, a leopard eating an impala.............
At night you can hear the lions roaring , elephants trumpeting.......amazing. If you like nature ....Ndzhaka is the place to stay.
Thanks Prince, Fani and all the staff for everything. Hope to come back soon.
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Date of stay: August 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Blonde_Chick_Oz wrote a review Jan 2019
Adelaide, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at Ndzhaka camp for 3 nights over the Xmas period. This camp is a no frills accommodation but has everything necessary for an enjoyable safari experience. The camp was hot and arid on arrival but torrential rain during the second day caused an amazing transformation with rivers and pools of water appearing in a matter of hours. Camp attendants Charlotte and Adelaide were friendly and accommodating. Meals were basic but satisfying, water and juice are provided and a refrigerator is available in the common area for guests to use for their own beverages – it would have been useful to know this before I arrived so as to bring something for ‘sundowners’ which were otherwise restricted to bottled water. Power is only available in the common area, not in the tents, though there was plenty of room for the collection of i-phones and camera chargers. My fixed tent was well-equipped with comfortable bed and mosquito net, hot shower, toilet and vanity. A deck with chairs provided a place to relax and enjoy the bird life and nyala inhabiting the camp. The only problem was the water entered the tent during the rain that occurred one afternoon and saturated a lot of my belongings owing to window coverings being raised during the day. There was very little hanging space to allow clothing to dry without risk of getting wet during further downpours. The game drives were interesting, especially the transformation of the terrain following the rainfall. We were lucky to see the big 5 on the first evening drive and also encountered a pack of wild dogs. Subsequent game drives were less productive due to rain, with spectacular thunder and lightning shows. Off-road travel was restricted over the next 2 days owing to the risk of being bogged making close encounters difficult. We were also without a tracker who was unwell and not able to be replaced, and as such our driver Prince had to fill both roles which seemed to create added stress, though he did an adequate job and made use of contact with other vehicles to find the wildlife. Watching hyenas chasing wild dogs whilst a group of vultures swarmed on the prey was quite interesting. Overall, this is a comfortable and cost effective safari experience that would suit those enjoying a safari for their first time and who prefer a more down to earth experience without the need for unnecessary extras and luxuries offered by some of the other lodges and camps.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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r c asked a question Mar 2022
21 contributions6 helpful votes
How far from the main gate is it if self driving?
Kjetil D asked a question Sept 2018
Sandefjord, Norway21 contributions9 helpful votes
Is this an unfenced Camp?
Answer from Frank_Frambach
Tilburg, The Netherlands262 contributions85 helpful votes
Yes indeed it is.
Juliana asked a question Nov 2018
Londrina, PR2 contributions1 helpful vote
Are games included in the daily price?
IC Chao wrote a tip Nov 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Tents appear to be the same. Bring earplugs, you are sleeping in the wild..."
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What are some of the property amenities at Ndzhaka Tented Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and airport transportation.
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Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Ndzhaka Tented Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Ndzhaka Tented Camp have airport transportation?
Yes, Ndzhaka Tented Camp offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.