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4.2 out of 5from 14 reviews for Ndzhaka Tented Camp
Cleanliness
4.1/5
Service
4.1/5
Location
4.5/5
Safety
4.2/5
Value for money
4.1/5
Heidi R - Apr 2017
Overall rating
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
2/5
Location
3/5
Safety
2/5
Value for money
2/5
Heidi R
Family with teenagers

Lovely location but camp is in serious need of renovation.

It is a very lovely location but people should be aware that the camp is quite run down (e.g. the toilet are very old and stained; cheap rubber-backed sheets are used on the beds, sheets which are no longer used by the hospitality industry and which cause excessive perspiration). The staff are friendly but do no more than they absolutely have to.

Johan M - Mar 2017
Overall rating
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
2/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Johan M
With spouse/partner

Puik ligging maar nie lekker opset nie.

Ek sal begin met die positiewe: Die ligging van die kamp is regtig volmaak. Ons was gelukkig om olifante en leeus te sien, so dit was 'n hoogtepunt. 'n Kaart sal handig wees. Die dinge wat gepla het: Die tent het 'n pragtige glasdeur met 'n oop uitsig op die braai-area. Daar was geen gordyne wat ons kon toemaak nie en die ander gaste het hul flitse in ons kamer geblink. Dit was 'n bietjie van 'n oorlas en ons het gevoel asof ons geen privaatheid in ons slaapkamer het nie. Die opstel van die braai-area en gemeenskaplike kombuis: Die kombuis is baie goed toegerus met eetgerei en dit kan baie lekker wees. Maar met ons aankoms het 'n ander groep gaste reeds die hele kombuis vir hulself geneem. Ons het nêrens gehad om ons goed te sit nie, die yskas en vrieskas was vol van hul goed en selfs hul klere was in die rakke in die kombuis. Hulle het eenvoudig die hele plek vir hulself gevat. Beide nagte wat ons daar was, het hulle vuur gemaak en het dit vir hulself gehou vir die hele aand. Ons was twee ander paartjies wat nie toegang tot die braai-area gehad het nie. Ek kon vir die twee aande nie my vleis braai nie. Dit was 'n groot teleurstelling en daar was nêrens waar ek 'n vuur kon aansteek en braai nie. Dit mag dalk 'n goeie idee wees om vyf klein braaiers in die gebied te voorsien sodat almal ten minste kan kosmaak. Die rooster, tafels en meubels is oor die muur en geroes. Dit was 'n slegte verrassing om uit te vind wat ons kamers nie gediens is nie. Die asblik is nie eers leeggemaak nie. Die grootste teleurstelling was die geraas van die ander gaste, maar ongelukkig ook baie hard vanaf die kamp. Sondagaand, in plaas van die geluid van hiënas en leeus, het ons geluister na die harde musiek en gepraat (byna skree) van die werkers. Op Dinsdagoggend wou ons ontbyt maak maar weer was ek nie in staat is om die kombuis te gebruik nie, want dit was in 'n haglike toestand gelaat deur die ander gaste. Ek het die kamp verlaat en huis toe gegaan sonder om te eet vir twee etes. Die kombuis is nie skoongemaak nie en dit was reeds 6:30. Dit mag dalk 'n goeie idee wees om die personeel om 'n bietjie vroeër begin.

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Great location but not nice setup.

I will start with the positive: The location of the camp is really perfect. We were lucky to see elephants and lions so that was a highlight. A map would be handy. The things that bothered: The tent has a beautiful glass door with an open view of the braai area. There were no curtains that we could close and the other guests shone their flashlights in our room. It was a bit of a nuisance and we felt like we had no privacy in our bedroom. Setting up the braai area and communal kitchen: The kitchen is very well equipped with cutlery and it can be very nice. But when we arrived, another group of guests had already taken the entire kitchen for themselves. We had nowhere to put our things, the fridge and freezer were full of their things and even their clothes were on the shelves in the kitchen. They simply took the whole place to themselves. Both nights we were there they made a fire and kept it to themselves for the entire evening. We were two other couples who did not have access to the braai area. I could not grill my meat for the two nights. It was a big disappointment and there was nowhere I could light a fire and barbecue. It might be a good idea to provide five small grills in the area so that everyone can at least cook. The grill, tables and furniture are all over the wall and rusted. It was a nasty surprise to find out our rooms were not serviced. The trash wasn't even emptied. The biggest disappointment was the noise from the other guests, but unfortunately also very loud from the camp. On Sunday night, instead of the sound of hyenas and lions, we listened to the loud music and talking (almost shouting) of the workers. On Tuesday morning we wanted to make breakfast but again I was not able to use the kitchen because it was left in a terrible state by the other guests. I left the camp and went home without eating for two meals. The kitchen was not cleaned and it was already 6:30. It might be a good idea to have the staff start a little earlier.

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Gerhard B - Mar 2017
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Gerhard B
Family with teenagers

Fantasties.

Groot 5 gesien in twee dae, wildrit 'n moet, tentbehuising heerlik, lekker saam kuier geleentheid. Boservaring soos min!

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Fantastic.

We managed to see the Big 5 in 2 days. A game drive is a must. The tent accommodation is just lovely. A wonderful opportunity to spend quality time. Bush experience like no other!

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Anton L - Feb 2017
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Anton L
With spouse/partner

Asemrowend. Die beste plek in die natuur.

Die plek het ons verwagtinge oortref. Die rustigheid en diere se geluide in die nag, laat 'n mens tuis voel. Die atmosfeer is asemrowend. Die personeel het ons op die hande gedra. 'n Groot 10 uit 10 vir Prins. Hy het die hele trippie vir ons die moeite werd gemaak. Hierdie plekkie gaan ons definitief weer sien.

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Breathtaking. Best place in nature.

The place exceeded our expectations. Die peace and animal sounds at night made us feel at home. The atmosphere is breathtaking. The staff treated us like royals. 10 out of 10 for Prins. He made the whole trip worth it for us. This place is gonna see us again.

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Wanda C - Jan 2017
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Wanda C
With spouse/partner

Great wilderness.

Manyeleti Game Farm is a great place to see the big 5 and many others. Ndzhaka is a very comfortable camp with lots of wildlife roaming about. It is neat and tidy and has great people looking after the place. Only negative is that the camp itself needs an upgrade and some TLC. I will definitely go again.

Louis O - Jan 2017
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Louis O
With friends

Bos-luuks!

Vir ons was dit besonders! Gaan self, ervaar die bos, voëls en wild!

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Luxury in the bush!

For us it was exceptional! Go see for yourself, experience the bush, birds and wildlife!

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Charlotte C - Dec 2016
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Charlotte C
With spouse/partner

Ontspannend, rustig en deur en deur die moeite werd.

Sterk aanbeveelbaar. Ek sal beslis weer teruggaan soontoe.

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Relaxing, peaceful and worth it through and through.

Highly recommendable. I will definitely go back.

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Annelien H - Nov 2016
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Annelien H
With spouse/partner

Baie, baie lekker en rustig.

Kan dalk ekstra braaiers aanskaf asook muskietnette in die tente.

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Lovely and peaceful.

Would suggest acquiring extra braais as well as mosquito nets for the tents.

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Ndzhaka Tented Camp 's response

Dear Annelien,
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay.
Thanks very much for your suggestions. We will look into the situation of the missing braai grids and possibility of mosquito nets.
Kind Regards,
Lynn

Ndzhaka Tented Camp
Jedidiah K - Oct 2016
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
3/5
Location
5/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
5/5
Jedidiah K
With spouse/partner

Dit was 'n onvergeetlike, opwindende en vol afwagtende belewenis, 'n absolute moet vir ernstige natuurliefhebbers.

Ons was heerlik verras oor Ndzhaka tented camp. Die gevoel van opwinding en afwagting gaan nooit weg nie aangesien daar geen heining om die kamp is nie. Die olifante loop so 50 m ver verby die kamp. Ek sal die kampplek tog as veilig genoeg beskou alhoewel mens nooit jou waaksaamheid moet verslap nie. Die "Prins van Ndzhaka " se diens en belangstelling was puik. Selfs die skoonmaak personeel was altyd baie vriendelik. Ek sal tog aanbeveel dat daar 'n kaart van Manyeleti Wildreservaat beskikbaar is met aankoms sowel as 'n effense aanduiding van wat die kamp en Manyeleti Wildreservaat se reëls is. Met aankoms was nét die skoonmaak personeel daar om ons te ontvang, maar ons het géén idee gehad van wat die reëls is nie. Omdat Ndzhaka in 'n privaat reservaat geleë is het ons nie geweet tot hoe laat ons mag rondry nie. Die hoofkamp van Manyeleti Wildreservaat waarin Ndzhaka tented camp geleë is se diens was uiters swak en onprofessioneel. Ons kon wel 'n kaart van die omgewing daar bekom maar dié was van so swak gehalte gedruk dat mens glad nie kan uitmaak wat daarop geskryf staan nie. Die paaie in Manyeleti Wildreservaat is goed alhoewel daar géén aanduidings of name vir die afdraaipaadjies is nie en mens kan maklik verdwaal. Ten spyte van die toestand van Manyeleti Wildreservaat was ons verblyf by Ndzhaka tented camp onvergeetlik.

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This was an unforgettable, highly anticipated and exciting experience - an absolute must for any nature lovers.

We were very pleasantly surprised by our stay at Ndzhaka Tented Camp. The feeling of excitement and anticipation will always be there seeing as there is no fence around the camp which means that the elephants walk a mere 50 m from the camp. I would view the camp as safe enough even though one should stay vigilant. The "Prince of Ndzhaka's" service and interest was excellent. Even the cleaning crew were very friendly. However I would advise that a map of Manyeleti Wild Life Reserve be made available on arrival as well as an indication of what the camp and Mayeleti's rules are. On arrival only the cleaning crew were there to receive us, but we had no idea what the rules were. Because Ndzhaka is situated within a private reserve, we didn't know until what time we were allowed to drive around. The main camp of Manyeleti, in which Ndzhaka Tented Camp is located, had very bad service and was unprofessional. We did receive a map of the area, but because it was so badly printed we could hardly make out what was written on it. The roads in Manyeleti are in good condition although there is no indication of names for the turn-offs and so you can get lost easily. In spite of the condition of Manyeleti Wild Life Reserve our stay at Ndzhaka Tented Camp was unforgettable.

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Pieter V - Oct 2016
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Pieter V
With spouse/partner

Onvergeetlike ervaring waar dit voel of jy deel is en word met die natuur.

Die plek is netjies en skoon, hoewel daar wel bietjie meer gedoen kan word om die plek in stand te hou. Die houtdek en vloere in die tente, kombuis en leefarea lyk en voel baie verwaarloos. Die beddens, beddegoed en handdoeke was nuut en van baie goeie kwaliteit, sodat mens darem besef het jy is nie daar vir die luuksheid nie, maar die ervaring om in 'n onomheinde kamp te slaap (wat jy nie sommer in Suid Afrika kry nie). Jy vind dit moeilik om saans te wil gaan slaap, want jy kan nie ophou om by die kampvuur sit en na al die ongelooflike naggeluide te luister en te wonder watse wild jy volgende gaan gewaar in en om die kamp nie. Ons was een oggend vroeg wakker gemaak deur 'n trop olifante wat langs die tent kom wei het en later ons verstom aan 'n trop buffels wat tussen deur die tente verby geloop het. Jy bly letterlik tussen die wild. Die personeel is baie behulpsaam en vriendelik. Begeleide wildritte word streng aanbeveel aangesien die toergidse jou tot by die diere neem, wat normaalweg nie moontlik is met jou eie voertuie nie. Dit is die moeite werd om self ook deur die natuurreservaat te ry en het baie wild (onder andere 'n trop van 8 leeus) gewaar. Dit is een van daardie klein onontdekte skatkiste in die wêreld en ons kan nie wag om weer terug te keer nie.

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Unforgettable experience and you feel as if you are one with nature.

The place is neat and clean, even though a little more could be done with regards to upkeep. The wooden deck and floors in the tents, kitchen and living area looks and feels neglected. The beds, bedding and towels were new and of very good quality. You realise you are not there for luxury, but for the experience of sleeping in an unfenced camp, which you don't really find in South Africa. You find it difficult to go to bed at night, because you don't want to leave the campfire, sitting around listening to the sounds of the night. You wonder what type of game you're going to see next in the camp. We were woken up one morning, early, by a group of elephants who came to graze next to the camp and later we were surprised by a troupe of buffalo walking through the tents. You literally stay between the wild animals. The staff are helpful and friendly. Accompanied game drives are highly recommended seeing as how the tour guides takes you right to the animals, which isn't always possible in your own vehicle. It is worth the trouble to also drive through the nature reserve and we saw lots of game including 8 lions. It is one of those small undiscovered treasure chests in the world and we can't wait to return.

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Johan H - Oct 2016
Overall rating
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
3/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Johan H
With spouse/partner

Was lekker rustig.

Die naaste winkel is redelik ver so onthou om muskietafweermiddel, genoeg hout, ys en drink- en eetgoed saam te bring.

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It was lovely and peaceful.

The closest shop is quite far, so remember to buy insect repellent, enough wood, ice and food and drinks and bring it along.

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Naas L - Oct 2016
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Naas L
With spouse/partner

Ek sal graag weer in Ndzhaka wil bly, maar dan sal ek van hulle begeleide toere gebruik maak. Hulle rigtingaanwysings bestaan nie.

Dit is 'n baie lekker plek om te ontspan. Die kombuis is toegerus met twee gas-vries/yskaste en drie gasbranders. Toe ons daar was was daar net een ander paartjie daar gewees . Ek glo die fasiliteite sal nie genoeg wees as daar 4 of meer paartjies daar bly nie en allermins as die kamp vol bespreek is. Daar was genoeg potte, messe, vurke, borde, ens. om in ons behoeftes te voorsien, maar ek dink besoekers moet gewaarsku word om hulle eie beligting te voorsien in die tente en om die braaivuur. Ons het gelukkig 'n flits gehad, maar 'n mens moet maar eerder 'n lamp of twee saamneem. Die diens was goed, die personeel vriendelik en behulpsaam maar het lae profiel gehandhaaf. Daar was darem lanterns wat die paadjies na die tente verlig het.

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I would love to stay in Ndzhaka again, but then I would use their guided tours. Their directions do not exist.

It is a very nice place to relax. The kitchen is equipped with two gas freezer/fridges and three gas burners. When we were there there was only one other couple there. I believe the facilities will not be enough if there are 4 or more couples staying there and least of all if the camp is fully booked. There were enough pots, knives, forks, plates, etc. to meet our needs, but I think visitors should be warned to provide their own lighting in the tents and around the braai fire. Luckily we had a flash, but one should rather take a lamp or two with us. The service was good, the staff friendly and helpful but kept a low profile. At least there were lanterns that lit the paths to the tents.

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Jurjen S - Jun 2016
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Jurjen S
With spouse/partner

Baie mooi. Jammer die dam was opgedroog.

Verblyf baie rustig. Wildbesigtigingstrip was baie aangenaam. Personeel baie behulpsaam.

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Very beautiful. Too bad the dam was dry.

Relaxing accommodation. Game drive was very nice. Very helpful staff.

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Monique V - May 2016
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Monique V
With spouse/partner

Belewenis.

In die bos! Baie lekker geslaap, baie skoon en netjies. Staf is vriendelik, behalwe vir die sekuriteit by die hoofingang van die hek. Sal definitief weer daar oorslaap.

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Experience.

In the bush! Slept very well, very clean and tidy. Staff are friendly, except for the security at the main gate entrance. Will definitely stay there again.

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Ndzhaka Tented Camp 's response

Liewe Monique
Baie dankie dat julle by ons kom kuier het en ons is bly dat julle dit geniet het. Ons sien uit daarna om julle weer by Ndzhaka te verwelkom.
Groete
Lynn

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  • Capacity: 10 people
  • No children under 12
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 17:00
    Check-out: 11:00
  • Address: Ndzhaka Camp Road, Manyeleti Game Reserve, Acornhoek, 1360, Mpumalanga
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