nThambo Tree Camp
Cheetah Sighting Outside nThambo Tree Lodg Views from the Dining Area at nThambo Tree
Cheetah Sighting Outside nThambo Tree Lodg
Views from the Dining Area at nThambo Tree

nThambo Tree Camp

nThambo Tree Camp is located in the heart of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve and shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park and the Timbavati Game Reserve. This means animals are able to roam freely throughout. The camp is eco-friendly and offers a unique opportunity to stay in a wooden cabin on stilts. nThambo is ideal for guests seeking a more relaxed, intimate safari as there are only 5 treehouses available. Each treehouse has its own balcony overlooking the wilderness and the Drakensberg mountain range. The small waterhole and splash pool in front of the lodge attracts herds of elephant.


South Africa


Highlights include daily game drives, sundowner drinks in the middle of the bush, bush dinners, traditional safari dining around the campfire and the opportunity to stay in an open camp in an eco-friendly, wooden treehouse.

Need to Know

nThambo Tree Camp is an open camp, which means wildlife can roam freely throughout. Guests need to be accompanied back to their treehouse by a ranger. nThambo is an eco-friendly lodge and each "treehouse" is a contstruction made from wood and canvas, resting on stilts. There are stairs leading into your room and is thus not wheelchair friendly.


Game drives take place twice a day - as the sun rises and the sun sets; allowing guests the opportunity to spot both diurnal and nocturnal species. Wildlife is habituated to the vehicle, which means they understand the vehicle will not cause them any harm. This means we can get up to 5 - 10m from a sighting and even predator kill. This particular pocket of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve is renown for its lion sightings. There is also a small waterhole at camp that attracts a plethora of wildlife and elephant are often seen drinking from the lodge swimming pool.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

There is a dam on the traverse that attracts large breeding herds of elephants and is teeming with hippos. The area is known for its lion sighting and guests have often spotted the more elusive cats such as cheetah and leopard. The Klaserie is also a hotspot for birdlovers and the endangered white-backed vultures are seen often.


There are 5 chalets which sleep 2 people. There is a lounge and dining area with views of the plain and the Drakensberg mountains. There is a bar and small library area with WiFi connection. A small waterhole and splash pool lies in front of the camp. There are sun loungers and umbrellas at the pool side. A traditional boma area with a fire pit captures the true safari esssence. Open-topped Land Rovers are the vehicles used for the daily game drives.


nThambo Tree Camp has only 5 chalets that sleep 2 people each, which creates an intimate and personal safari experience. The accommodation is unique with bedrooms at eye-level with the trees, offering a different perspective from the private balconies adjoining the rooms.


Year round

Average StayAverage Stay

3 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)


Children PolicyChild Policy

No children aged 12 and under. Children aged 13 and over pay the full adult price.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more, visit nThambo Tree Camp's website.

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

Login or register to vote for this property

If you have already registered and have a username and password, you can log in below.
If you have not yet registered, click on the Register button to get started.

Username *
Please enter your username.
Password *
Please enter your password.
Register >

If you have previously registered as a voter on this site, or as a tour operator or product owner on Mirada Travel Media, Good Safari Guide or Safaribookers, you do not need to re-register and can use your existing username and password to log in above.

If you have forgotten your password, please click here.