Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp

Chapungu Tented Camp is a small intimate camp deep in the private Thornybush Game Reserve bordering the Kruger National Park is one of the country's great tracts of untamed game-viewing. In true African style, the luxury tents overlook the magnificent bushveld and are tastefully furnished in old-world colonial splendour.

Thornybush reserve walking safari Outdoor bath lounging by the pool with drinks
  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

Chapungu offers 8 comfortable tents, each with private facilities and featuring an outdoor bath which overlooks the African savannah. All tents are connected by pathways with the main camp and contain overhead ceiling fans and air-conditioners. The main camp offers a rock pool, curio shop, boma and dining area and a wine cellar. Meals are taken together to afford the opportunity for all guests to share the excitement of the day's game viewing experiences. Spa treatments are available in the nearby Thornybush Game Lodge.

Getting There

Access by air from the Hoedspruit Airport which is approximately a 30 minute drive from the lodge. The drive time to Thornybush Game Lodge by road from Johannesburg is approximately 6 - 7 hours.


Morning and evening game drive safaris in open top Land Rover, walking safaris, bird watching, fishing and day tours such as white water rafting or village tours.

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Review of Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp

Joyce Manning

We stayed at Chapungu Bush Camp with wonderful staff who could not do enough to make your stay special. The food prepared by Caroline was outstanding, I did try to persuade her to come home with me to no avail! There was always a surprise when arriving for dinner, lantern lit pathways, dinner in the bush or around the campfire. The wildlife sightings were fantastic with rhino on…

06/10/2019 Read full trip review

Review of Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp

Katie Czado

Staff and service was outstanding! Liked that all meals were included and the quality of the food was incredible. We enjoyed how the chef would present the meal he/she prepared for the evening. We liked how we were partnered with the same driver/tracker for our time spent on safari so we really got to know them. It would be exciting going out on our game drives not knowing what we…

23/09/2019 Read full trip review

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