For more than 20 years, Chapungu Tented Camp has been bringing guests closer to Mother Nature in our classic safari tented camp, where the sounds of the African bush fill the air, day and night. At Chapungu we treat everyone as part of our family, with arriving guest welcomed by the delightful smiles of Kilmon and Sessa.
One of the standout features of Chapungu are the baths each tented suite has on their deck, offering the ideal place to soak away any tension you may have arrived with. Meals are enjoyed together at this rustic lodge, allowing the opportunity to share in the excitement of the day’s game-viewing experiences.
The attractive open-plan lounge area overlooks the lovely rock swimming pool – a perfect place to relax between game drives. Leopards seem to love using this section of Chapungu as their playground, with scatter cushions often found in the bushes…
WHAT SHOULD I PACK FOR MY SAFARI?
The dress code is informal and neutral colours are recommended. A warm jacket for winter and evening safaris. Comfortable walking shoes, a bathing costume, binoculars, camera and video camera. Sunhats, sunscreen and sunglasses. A select range of safari clothing and amenities are available for purchase in our Curio Shops.
CHAPUNGU TENTED CAMP ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS
There are eight comfortable tented suites on raised platforms, sleeping two guests each. Charming features include bath tubs on the deck and floor-to-ceiling glass windows in the shower so that every game-viewing opportunity is taken advantage of.
INSIDE THE THORNYBUSH NATURE RESERVE
Thornybush is a 14,000-hectare private nature reserve that shares a fenceless border with the famous Kruger National Park in South Africa. Big 5 encounters are the standout experiences for our guests, with visitors particularly impressed with the lion and leopard sightings. It’s the vast diversity of wildlife, however, that has seen Thornybush emerge as a leading safari destination. With our passionate and expert guide-and-tracker teams leading the way, our guests leave with a genuine understanding of our entire ecosystem and the enthralling cast of animals.
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
The main feature of each of the eight tents are the baths on each balcony – the experience of soaking in one is often cited by our guests as a standout memory of their visit to Africa. The tents are en-suite with side-by-side sinks and a shower with a full-size window looking out into the African wilderness. The large beds are a dream to climb into at the end of an exhilarating day, with all tents tastefully furnished in old-world colonial charm.
BIG 5 GAME DRIVES
Get the real feel for the African bushveld by going on a morning or evening game drive. Driving in an open safari vehicle, along with a qualified guide – experience the Big 5 territory of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Please Note: No children under the age of 6 allowed on game drives.
Get your feel for Africa through a culture experience under a starlit sky, alongside a percussion band and interactive drumming circles to ensure guests have a full and joyous evening around the campfire.
HOT AIR BALLOON
Experience the only Hot Air Balloon operation in South Africa to launch from within a National Park, we offer a truly unique flying experience.
You can also enjoy holistic rejuvenating spa rituals, massages, facials and even more luxurious beauty treatments. For a more intimate experience, try out the couple’s treatment room with its own hydro bath.
WEDDINGS AT CHAPUNGU TENTED CAMP
Your marriage made in heaven awaits at Chapungu Tented Camp. Take your vows in the glow of a golden sunset as you exchange rings against a beautiful bushveld backdrop; or say “I do” in an opulent lodge ceremony, surrounded by the warmth of the people who matter.
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