Thorn Tree Bush Camp is situated within the Dinokeng Big Five Game Reserve. Come and enjoy the tranquillity of nature, where the stars are brighter, where lion roars, jackal bark, bush babies cry, owls screeches, insects sing and so much more that can be heard at night, while you sit outside next to your fire or lay down to rest. We offer you a variety of accommodation and camping options, for hassle free camping, whether a short or long stay. Options range from two-man to eight-man tent camps, or pick one of our bush campsites (with its own private bathroom) if you'd rather prefer your own equipment.
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Six concealed bush campsites, each with its own private ablution (shower, flush toilet, and wash basin), electricity, braai, and water in proximity. Each stand is separated by natural bush, shrubs, and trees providing some privacy between the bush camps. There are 3 standard campsites ideal for up to 6 people.
Duiker /Kudu /Red Hartebeest
We also have 3 larger campsites for groups of up to 8 people, or for those with larger caravans/trailers.
Nyala /Eland /Tsessebe
Limited off-grid campsites are available for the more experienced and adventurous campers. You get to enjoy a truly wild adventure by camping in the unfenced area of the reserve amongst the free roaming big five, where you may encounter not only the night sounds of the bush but also a visit from our nocturnal animals, such as serval, porcupine, black-back jackal, lion, hyena, and others. This is not for the feint-hearted. All wilderness campers must be self-sufficient, with your own water, ablution facilities and solar power. No generators are permitted, and 2 porta-potties are available for rent.
If you prefer more luxury in your tent and want a romantic weekend getaway, we have the Elephant Root Luxury Tent (Olifantswortel Luukse Tent) just for you. It accommodates a couple and will be your glamping breakaway for two. This tent has a queen size bed, en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower, kitchenette (with a single electric plate, microwave, kettle and a bar fridge) and the necessary means to cook and braai. More privately situated with view over the bush and a small splash pool.
The Fever Tree is a family safari tent with an open air en-suite bathroom ideal for a family of 3, and can sleep a couple and 1 child.
The Umbrella Thorn is a large safari tent with an open air en-suite bathroom ideal for a family of up to 5. It’s fully equipped with a king size bed (that can be made up as 2 singles), a bunk bed and luxury stretcher. A private boma and gazebo kitchen for dining is set up for families to reconnect and enjoy the excitement of a luxury camping experience.
This tent camp is perfect for a couple with its double bed, it is situated next to the fence overlooking the bush. Shared ablution.
This tent camp is perfect for a young couple with its ‘double bed’ located on the platform of a converted rooftop tent – you need to climb a ladder to go to bed. Shared ablution.
These tent camps are perfect for either a couple or a duo of friends, having 2 single beds which can be moved to form a king-sized bed. Shared ablution
Black Thorn is naturally tucked away in a corner, located next to the fence. The layout of this tented bush camp makes it ideal for a group of 4 family members or friends. It consists of 2 tents each equipped with 2 single beds. The fully equipped interlinking kitchenette has a view of the bush and serves as a great dining area. Shared ablution.
Scented Pod sleeps up to 8 people. This camp consists out of 4 tents sleeping 2 each on luxury stretchers, a kitchen tent, and boma; located next to the fence, overlooking a small water hole.
The Monkey Thorn is well suited for seniors, couples, and honeymooners looking for more traditional accommodation. The cottage has an air conditioner, a queen size bed, en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower, kitchenette (with a gas stove and oven, microwave, and fridge) and the necessary means to cook and braai.
For our more adventurous and fitter guests we also offer a walk on the wild side – experience up close the sights, sounds and smells of the African bushveld. Sightings may include animals, birds and plants which are often missed in a vehicle or on a game drive. 2,5 to 3 hour walks in the bush along with qualified and field guides. By appointment only; minimum of 4 people, maximum of 8 people per walk
Climb on board our open game vehicle for your 2.5 to 3 hour game drive taking you through the Dinokeng Game Reserve’s landscapes, trying to get a glimpse or good siting of South Africa’s game,
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