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Tsakane Safari Camp

Tsakane Safari Camp


Our unique blend of friendly and subtle hospitality with high service standards and affordable prices  ensures that your expectations are exceeded. The frequency at which our Guests return to visit us  bears testimony to our name “happy place”. We look forward to you becoming a member of the  Tsakane family. Our dedicated central reservations will tailor-make a safari for you. Tsakane -  especially close to nature - for you.  We are situated in the Balule Private Nature Reserve and Greater Kruger National Park – Home to  Africa’s Big Five – Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant and Buffalo. The camp has been carefully designed  to integrate with the natural environment and is unfenced thereby enhancing the wilderness ambiance.  Accommodation facilities are comfortable and vary from en-suite chalets to luxury en-suite safari tents  and stilted huts.  Prices includes and exclude the following:  Includes: Accommodation on a fully catered  basis (brunch, lunch and dinner), Tsakane bar and refreshments, all Tsakane activities including game  drives and bush walks, conservation levy.  Excludes:  Balule Entrance fees, Travel and medical  evacuation.  Recreational amenities include a remote lounge, traditional dinner Boma and viewing deck, splash pool,  Jacuzzi and cosy bar. Safari activities include game drives in open game viewing vehicles and last  between two and four hours. Guided bush walks are conducted by our resident trail rangers who  together boast some fifty years guiding experience. Tsakane always provides a special experience and  your visit may include a dinner for two under a remote tree, a bush braai or sleep out under  the stars.


Tsakane Safari Camp is a small and intimate camp. Accommodation is provided in three en-suite and air-conditioned stilted chalets and two en-suite luxury safari tents. We are often complemented on our cleanliness. The camp has a sparkling splash pool, relaxation lounge, bar, conference lapa and open-air boma. The camp is not fenced and designed to integrate with the natural surrounding bush. Elephant, Buffalo and a variety of game species are often viewed from the camp at our nearby waterhole, while Lion carry out camp inspection during the night.
Our chalets are continually and discreetly serviced during the day ensuring your comfort.


Tsakane Safari Camp is owner managed and our superior service standards blended with a friendly, entertaining and experienced team gives Tsakane a unique personality. Especially close to nature – For you!

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Contact Details

Name of hostsTerry Schulze
Tel:+27 (0)15 793 9002
fax+27 (0)86 584 3771
Cell+27 (0)83 440 3721
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Safari activities include game drives in open game viewing vehicles and last between two and four hours.  Guided bush walks are conducted by our resident trail rangers who together boast some fifty years guiding experience.  Tsakane always provides a special experience and your visit may include a dinner for two under a remote tree, a bush braai or sleep out under the stars.Tsakane conducts day excursions in a luxury air-conditioned minibus to a variety of local places of interest including the Kruger National Park, along the old pioneering routes of Pilgrims Rest and to Magoebaskloof or to the Blyde River Canyon for a picnic.

Safari Activities

Game Drives are conducted in open-air game viewing vehicles and last between one and four hours. Early morning refreshments and late afternoon sundowners are provided en-route while enjoying spectacular vistas with the majestic Dragensberg Mountains in the distance.
Bush walks are designed for the more adventurous and it is not uncommon to approach Elephant and other game on foot. An experienced Ranger shall point out interesting ecological facts and relate age-old folklore while tracking across varied terrain.


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Tsakane Safari Camp focuses on nutritious and traditional meals, most of which are uniquely prepared on an open fire in front of our Guests. Early morning coffee, tea and confectionary is served on game drives and complemented by a three course breakfast. Afternoon refreshments are followed by a three course dinner in our open-air boma. On request a table for two may be set under a tree and lit by an oil lantern in the privacy of your chalet. Conversations are enjoyed and friendships are cemented around our small bar.

Additional Services

We like to view Tsakane Safari Camp as an experience rather than a destination. For this reason we provide numerous other services such as transfers to and from the camp, day excursions through the Kruger National Park and to other interesting nearby locations such as the scenic eastern highlands, the tropical Tzaneen catchments area and many other local places of interest. Tsakane also provides adventurous and participative personalised overland camping safaris to our Waterberg facility, Mozambique, Namibia and Botswana. The overland safaris are conducted in a fully equipped 4x4 vehicle and off-road trailer. These excursions are limited to a maximum of four Guests.

Special offers

Mozambique Bush to Beach Safari
MOZAMBIQUE BUSH TO BEACH SAFARI Safari Ten nights. Package Includes Two Nights accommodation at Tsakane Safari Camp (Day One and Ten). Eight nights accommodation in dome safari tents supported by a specially equipped safari trailer complete with hot and cold shower, toilet, refrigeration and kitchen. Overland safari with overnight stops at Pafuri, Mapai, Vilankulo, Tsakane Beach Camp near Inhambane and Massingir. All meals Breakfast, Brunch, Light lunches and dinner. Day excursion to Bazaruto Islands. Professional guiding crew. VAT. Package excludes All non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages Travel insurance and medical evacuation. Border Taxes. Supplementary activities such as scuba diving, deep sea fishing and boat rides. Restrictions Maximum of four and minimum of two Guests per safari. Key Attractions Traverse some of Africa’s remote areas. Day excursion to Bazaruto Islands Overland adventure Price R 8,250.00 per person


Between Hoedspruit and Phalaborwa. From Tzaneen take the R71 towards Gravelotte, then take the R526 to Mica. At intersession turn left, 500m turn right into Rio Dos Elephant and Balule Game Reserve. Follow the sign posts marked for Tsakane Safari Camp.

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