Accommodation in Kruger National Park

National Park/Reserve - Self Catering
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Tamboti Tented Camp - Kruger Park

Tamboti is a small camp, situated about 4km from Orpen on the Orpen-Satara road and overlooking the usually dry Timbavati Riverbed. 15 x 2-bed and 15 x 4-bed permanent furnished canvas tents on stilts, including a fridge, standing fan inside tent and small veranda. Communal ablutions and communal kitchens available.

Semi-luxury Safari Tents.  10 x 3-bed permanent furnished canvas tents on stilts, fully equipped, with shower, fridge, cooking and braai facilities. It contains 1 double bed and a sleeper couch.

Tamboti camp is managed form Orpen camp and has no Reception area. Guests are required to report to Orpen camp for check-in.

10 new safari tents are available at Tamboti Tented Camp. Unlike the existing 30 safari tents in the camp, which have communal ablutions and kitchens, these new units are fully equipped and have luxury furnishing, linen and decor. The units overlook the captivating Timbavati Riverbed. Each has one double bed, one single sleeper couch, en suite ablutions (shower), kitchenette, veranda with braai (barbeque) facilities and covered parking.

Room Description at :

Safari Tent (CTT2 communal facilities)(CTT2Z mobility challenged)
- Base rate 2 people - Max 2 people
- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds
- Communal ablutions
- Communal Kitchen
- Fan
- Fridge - No utensils

Safari Tent (CTT4 communal facilities)(CTT4Z mobility challenged)
- Base rate 2 people - Max 4 people
- 1 bedroom with 4 single beds
- Communal ablutions
- Communal Kitchen
- Fan
- Fridge - No utensils

Safari Tent (LST3 fully equipped)(LST3Z mobility challenged)
- Base rate 2 people - Max 3 people
- 1 double bed
- Single sleeper couch
- Fan
- Fridge - Hotplate - Sink - Utensils
- Wc and shower

Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates Include:
Accommodation and 14% VAT.

Rates Exclude:
Optional Extras

Extra information

Climate: Orpen is in a summer rainfall area. Such precipitation is usually convectional and can result in heavy downpours. The summer months (October to April) are hot and sometimes balmy. Winters are warm and mild, although visitors going on night-drives will require warm clothing.

Handy Hints: Plan your trip – do not try and cover too great a distance. Kruger is a massive tract of land and frequently visitors try to cover too much ground. Slow travel and regular stopping produces much more action than covering a lot of ground.  Early mornings and evening time are usually the most productive game viewing periods.

Remember to bring a camera, binoculars, bird and wildlife reference books, a hat and sunscreen lotion. Also remember to take along medicines such as anti-histamine and lotion for insect stings and bites.

Office Hours:
Month                          Open    Close
Nov to Feb                    08:00 19:00
Mar/Apr/Aug to Oct       08:00 18:30
Mat to Jul                     08:00 18:00

Please Take Note: The speed limit is 50 km/h on tar and 40 km/h on gravel.  Visitors are not permitted to leave their vehicle other than at designated get-out points and rest camps.  Pets are not permitted in a national park.  Firearms must be declared at the entrance gate and sealed. The seal will be broken upon departure.  Open vehicles must obtain the necessary permit.  Feeding of the animals is strictly prohibited for your own as well as the animal’s safety and well-being.  Kruger is a malaria zone.

Gate Hours
Gate Times Nov-Jan Feb Mar & Oct Apr May-Jul Aug-Sept
Park Gates Open 05:30 05:30 05:30 06:00 06:0006:00
Camp Gates Open04:30 05:30 05:30 06:00 06:0006:00
Park & Camp Gates Close 18:30 18:30 18:00 17:30 17:3018:00

Daily Conservation Fees for 1 November 2014 to 31 October 2015

Members of SANParks’ loyalty programme WILD do not pay conservation fees provided that proof of Identity and their WILD card are shown on arrival

(See WILD details elsewhere on this site)

South African Citizens and Residents (with ID) .............. R66,00 per adult / R33 per child , per day

SADC Nationals (with passport) ................................. R132,00 per adult / R66,00 per child, per day

Standard Conservation Fee (Foreign Visitors) ........... R264,00 per adult / R132,00 per child, per day

A non-refundable fee, payable in advance, of R34.00 per adult and R17.00 per child is charged on all advance reservations for day visits. This is charged in addition to conservation fees and applies equally to WILD members.


Daily Conservation Fees for 1 November 2015 to 31 October 2016

Members of SANParks’ loyalty programme WILD do not pay conservation fees provided that proof of Identity and their WILD card are shown on arrival

(See WILD details elsewhere on this site)

South African Citizens and Residents (with ID) ......... R70,00 per adult / R35,00 per child , per day

SADC Nationals (with passport) ................................. R140,00 per adult / R70,00 per child, per day

Standard Conservation Fee (Foreign Visitors)............ R280,00 per adult / R140,00 per child, per day

A non-refundable fee, payable in advance, of aproximatey R40.00 per adult and R20.00 per child is charged on all advance reservations for day visits. This is charged in addition to conservation fees and applies equally to WILD members.