nThambo Tree Camp



nThambo Tree Camp is an existing 10 bed safari camp in the Southern Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. A soft refurbishment was all that was required to elevate their star rating to that of a 4 star camp. The geographical location of the camp, and the game viewing experience was already of a 5 star quality. Essentially it is a rustic bush camp with all the home comforts you can imagine to make your stay memorable.

The theme of the interiors was Contemporary Colonial. This meant including existing mahogany military style kists and Smith sofa’s, which were simply recovered to refresh the look. Khaki coloured canvas in a diamond quilted pattern was used to clad the bar counter, thereby linking in the canvas walls to the new interior scheme. The use of wrought iron lantern style pendant lights in conjunction with reclaimed pressed metal ceilings for the mirror frames, aided in driving the Colonial theme home.

Due to the fact that this part of the reserve doesn’t get much rain, and the temperatures in the summer months can be quite overwhelming, we decided to use a fresh and cool toned colour scheme to bring relief to the otherwise quite parched landscape. Bright green, bone and charcoal made up the colour palette used to recover the sofa’s, armchairs and decorative scatter cushions.

nThambo is situated in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, which borders the greater Kruger National Park. The fences between these areas have been lifted which means the animals roam freely. nThambo Tree Camp is an hour’s drive from Hoedspruit in the Limpopo Province. Flights from most major airports within South Africa to Eastgate airport just outside Hoedspruit is possible which is only 40 minutes from camp.

The Klaserie is renowned for Big Five sightings with professional and experienced guides to take you on a game drive or a walking safari.

The camp has five thatch roof “treehouse” chalets with en-suite bathrooms and mosquito nets, as well as a small verandah for a bird’s eye view of the savannah. Spend the hot summer afternoons lazing around the splash pool and evenings at the Boma around the bush fire with a traditional South African braai.