Specifically designed to leave the smallest possible foot-print in this pristine wilderness, the 150 en-suite luxury tented suites are tastefully decorated to provide comfort and an authentic African bush ambiance. Your timber and canvas suite overlooks the bush and you can enjoy the rare privilege of a (completely private) outdoor shower under the wide African sky.

Each suite has an outdoor deck area with bush views, perfect for morning coffee or an evening sun-downer. For your comfort, each room has a mosquito net and air-conditioning. Some of the suites are suitable for guests with limited mobility – please enquire when booking.


Nkambeni Camp offers a wide variety of facilities to ensure that all our guests can enjoy an authentic African wilderness experience.

These include

  • A large dining area overlooking the Kruger National Park that offers A la carte as well as buffet meals
  • A fully licensed  bar area
  • A lounge area where you can enjoy a sundowner with your friends and family
  • A large swimming pool and leisure area overlooking a water hole frequented by hippo and other wildlife
  • A Large Boma  for evening braais (barbecues), ideal for larger groups and / or functions
  • Smaller Boma area for more intimate groups
  • Typical African entertainment can be arranged on request such as traditional dancers, Marimbas, etc.
  • An African curio shop
  • Overlander facilities and ablutions for overlander stay-overs
  • Wi-Fi access in the public areas


When in Africa, dine like an African! The camp serves three delicious meals a day with an emphasis on serving hearty South African fare including an excellent selection of premium South African wines.

You will start your day with a buffet breakfast, enjoy lunch from the a la carte menu and then round off your day with a buffet dinner in the restaurant or a traditional bush barbecue (braai) around an outdoor log fire in our Boma.

If you are going on an all-day or half-day game drive you can request a packed lunch. The restaurant and bar overlook a water hole with resident hippos to entertain you while you relax and absorb the sights and sounds of the African wilderness.

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Nkambeni Safari Camp actually forms part of a private Concession/Contractual Park area of 12 000ha WITHIN the KNP, which makes our lodge even more spectacular, with additional benefits to our guests.

SanParks conservation fees are not included in the price of the set out packages that we offer. Conservation fees will have to be paid upon entering through the tourism control point at Numbi gate. Please email us for current rates on conservation fees at

Yes you do! As explained above, Nkambeni Camp lies within the KNP and we have to adhere to their rules.

Below are the current gate times according to SanParks rules and regulations

  • January – 06:00 – 18:00
  • February – 06:00 – 18:00
  • March – 06:00 – 18:00
  • April – 06:00 – 18:00
  • May ­– 06:00 – 17:30
  • June – 06:00 – 17:30
  • July – 06:00 – 17:30
  • August – 06:00 – 18:00
  • September – 06:00 – 18:00
  • October ­­– 06:00 – 18:00
  • November – 06:00 – 18:00
  • December – 06:00 – 18:00

Yes you can. The water at Nkambeni Safari Camp is borehole water which is tested on a regular basis to ensure it is safe to drink

Tipping the staff is at your own discretion. If you would like to give a particular staff member a gratuity, please hand it directly to the staff member. Here the normal 10% of the bill can serve as a guideline. However, if you want to give a tip to all the staff who contributed to your great experience, such a tip can be paid in at reception or can be brought to the attention of the Duty Manager – we will ensure that all staff will benefit from your generosity.

Lunch is not included in our accommodation packages buy you are welcome to enjoy an a la carte lunch in the restaurant or request a packed lunch to take into the park with you.

We offer a wide variety of specialty South African wines at reasonable prices. However, if you would like to bring your own bottle of wine to dinner we will charge an industry-standard fee calculated at the price of the least expensive wine on our wine list. Currently, our corkage fee is R100-00 per bottle.

No. We have a fully equipped and licensed bar on the premises. If you would like to ensure that we stock your favorite tipple please let us know ahead of time so that we can cater to your needs.

Unfortunately we do not have any self-catering units. Our restaurants serve delicious freshly-prepared food and there is a wide variety of options to suit most visitors. If you have special dietary requirements or allergies please let us know when you make your booking.

Yes, we do allow children on game drives, given the permission and consent of the parent. However, children must be 12 years or older to participate on a Big 5 – Bush walk.

Unfortunately, we do not offer any facilities for camping. We do have special ablution facilities for overland groups on our premises but these are not available to individuals. You are welcome to store your camper at our facility whilst staying at our camp, en route to your other destinations in Kruger National Park.