Tangala is one of the last remaining authentic african experiences in South Africa that have been a legacy of the family for more than 3 generations. This intimate and exclusive private safari camp is situated in the 22 000 acre Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, a prime ecological area abounding in wildlife.
At Tangala we have created the feel of Africa long forgotten and our team strives to give all guests the ultimate African bush experience.We are proud to announce that Tangala is one of only a few electricity free camps in South Africa.
We pride ourselves in personalized, owner managed service. Authentic Simplicity. Tangala was rated as a 3 Star Graded Game Lodge and was a Semi-Finalist in the AA Travel Guides Accommodation Awards in the Game Lodge category.
Early explorers created a legacy of adventure and discoveries, relive the romance of old at Tangala in the comfort and security of our Safari Camp. At Tangala we have created the feel of Africa long forgotten and our team strives to give all guests the ultimate African bush experience. Tangala has striking views of the Drakensberg Mountains and is close (20min) to the Orpen Gate of the world famous Kruger National Park. Our camp consists of a central dining and lounge area with full bar and a swimming pool with a deck.
We are proud to announce that Tangala is one of only a few electricity free camps in South Africa. We proud ourselves in personalized, owner managed service. Authentic Simplicity. Accommodation at the camp will bring back memories of a bygone era of the "Colonial Africa" long forgotten.
The five twin bedded thatched chalets have been interior designed to provide the ultimate in rustic luxury. All chalets have en suite facilities and its own private viewing patio. Our camp is electricity free with kerosene lamps/lantern lighting being provided. Cooking is performed on either gas or open fire. Our cuisine has been specially created to reflect Africa in all her moods. Meals are social occasions and a time to listen and share fascinating tales of the bush or to sit back and reflect on the day passed.
Meals include a full breakfast/brunch, high tea, snacks and boma dinner.Wine connoisseurs from the Cape have designed our comprehensive wine list, and all dietary and culinary requirements are met at Tangala. Synonymous with exciting Big 5 Safaris, friendly service and African Cuisine the staff at Tangala will ensure a memorable South African Wildlife Safari.
Dress code is bushveld casual (neutral coloured clothing) and lightweight, but a sweater/jacket may be required. During the winter, June, July and August warm clothes are necessary especially early morning and on game drives. A hat, sunscreen, flashlight and binoculars will add pleasure to your stay.
Rangers carry rifles on all game drives and excursions, and all guests are escorted to their chalets after dark. Our guests safety is of utmost importance to us. We accommodate disabled people. In the event of an emergency, Tangala has full air evacuation facilities. Although our camp is created to protect our guests from malaria, it is strongly recommended that they take their appropriate preventative measures.
THIS IS AFRICA : Hear the lions roar while you enjoy sundowners as the sun slips behind the blue mountains in the west. Big 5 and other wildlife in the Thornybush Private Game Reserve have habituated this region for thousands of years.
Experience wildlife and expert interpretations, as guided bush walks will enlighten you with creatures big and small.The biodiversity of the reserve attracts a wide variety of wildlife including the ?Big 5?. Our staff includes well-trained and experienced rangers who will share with you one of Africa?s most splendid ecosystems
Two game drives in open vehicles include coffee, tea and snacks in the morning while a romantic sundowner interrupts the night drives. Game viewing at Tangala is of high standard and compare with the best in the world. Guests can expect to see lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, cheetah, buffalo, giraffe, zebra and other general game on game drives. As well as exciting bird watching.
Wildlife activities here enable guests to 'touch, taste and smell' Africa. Your day begins with a game drive of approximately four hours, accompanied by a qualified ranger and tracker. Guests not only get close to Big Game but also learn to identify birds and trees, taste edible fruit, follow in the footsteps of animals great and small and learn about local bush lore.
Become one with the bush as you track silently after the spoor of wildlife during game drives. The night game viewing is an experience of its own. Nocturnal sightings might include bush babies, the elusive genet, or predators hunting and stalking their prey.
Lanterns welcome you back and guide you along the pathways to the bush boma for an African feast under the southern stars. By contrast TANGALA aims to offer guests a much more up close and personal? intimate bush experience perfect for the visitor who wants to get more out of their African experience than simply ticking off the Big Five.
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