3 DayAffordable Private Family Getaway

This classic self-drive safari package to Thornybush Game Reserve allows adults and children to enjoy the freedom of a private safari.


This Thornybush package leads families into the wild and introduces them to their home away from home - Nkelenga Tented Camp. This exclusive-use camp has dedicated staff to ensure that your stay is as comfortable as possible while remaining affordable.

Safari Highlights

  • Self-catering accommodation
  • Exclusive use of the Camp
  • Private open safari vehicle
  • Refreshing swimming pool

Family Holiday Safari Package Experience

Offering something for little safari-goers and their parents, Nkelenga Tented Camp is the ideal family safari destination. Spend quality family time in the tranquility of the bush, where no distractions can keep you from engaging in good conversation and merriment with your loved ones.

A private open safari vehicle offers a tailored safari experience, allowing guests to follow the spoor of their favourite animals deeper into the untamed wilderness. An exclusive amount of 9 guests can be accommodated at the lodge, creating a private hide-out for families and friends.

This family safari is, ideally, a self-drive safari and guests are welcome to travel with their own vehicles or to make use of the vehicle rental option. Alternatively, optional flights are available for those travelling from afar.

Children on Safari in Thornybush

Sole use of the camp provides accommodation for children of all ages. A programme of age-appropriate activities was designed to keep children occupied while their parents are out on game drives. The lodge's grounds have ample space for the young ones to run around and embrace their freedom. Watch your children play blissfully in the African sun as you enjoy refreshments on your private viewing deck overlooking the dam that's home to a resident population of hippo.

Day 1: Thornybush Game Reserve

Should you decide to make use of the car hiring service, you can collect your rental for a pre-arranged destination and embark on your road trip to the Thornybush Game Reserve. When approaching the Thornybush Game Reserve, be sure to keep an eye out for the free-roaming wildlife that decorate the open savannah plains. Occupying a fenced area of Thornybush, Nkelenga Tented Camp is spread out under a mighty acacia tree and affords guests with views over the active watering hole.The lodge will invite you to its comfortable accommodations, dedicated team of staff, and private safari vehicle ideal for excellent game viewing excursions. Cozy evenings can be spent at the self-catering lodge that is spoilt with its own dedicated housekeeper. Nkelenga Tented Camp is an affordable accommodation option that will have guests confusing its 3 en-suite tents for their own home.

Day 2: Thornybush Game Reserve

Game drives and walks are accompanied by trained and experienced rangers and trackers who assist safari-goers in following the existing spoor and identifying various wildlife species. The game drives are tailored to suit guests' convenience, providing guests with an unparalleled safari experience.

Children's activities at the lodge include picnics by the pool, educational walks alongside trained guides, and treasure hunts. With the children supervised and entertained by exciting game's parents are granted spare time in which to do some discovering of their own.

Delight in the pure sights, smells and sounds of the African bush as you take advantage of your exclusive position in the Thornybush Game Reserve.

After a day of adventure and new experiences, enjoy a family gathering around a blazing bonfire and engage in conversation about the day's activities. Gaze into a ceiling of stars before returning to your suite for a peaceful night serenaded by the distant roars of lions and the cooing of the nocturnal birdlife.

Day 3: Thornybush Game Reserve

Your final day at your African home can be spent relishing in the splendor in your own part of the wilderness. After a hearty breakfast, spend some time relaxing by the pool before returning to your suite to gather your belongings for your onward journey.As you depart from the lodge, you will embark on a self-drive journey where you can venture through the bush at your own leisure. Say goodbye to the Thornybush Game Reserve as you capture your departing journey on film, creating picture-perfect memories.


  • 2 nights’ accommodation in self-catering, air-conditioned main house with loft and three en-suite tents
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Private swimming pool
  • Satellite television (DSTV with card)
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Dawn and dusk safaris in open land rovers accompanied by qualified guide
  • Bush walk with experienced ranger and tracker (subject to availability)
  • 3 days' Toyota Double Cab or similar car rental with unlimited mileage and super cover insurance (car rental option only)

Not Included

  • Meals and drinks
  • Optional activities and all other extras to be settled directly
  • Conservation Fees
Thornybush Game Reserve - South Africa
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