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Hoedspruit (loosely translated: Hat Creek) is a small town in the Central Lowveld renowned for its friendly people and ecotourism.

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Hoedspruit Reserves

Balule Game Reserve

Balule Private Game Reserve near Hoedspruit offers its visitors the opportunity to interact while on safari with the Big Five and African wildlife in abundance.

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Kapama Game Reserve

Kapama Game Reserve is located in the Limpopo Province near Hoedspruit, an area notorious for fabulous safari escapes.

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Manyeleti Game Reserve

Neighbouring the Kruger National Park and positioned between the Timbavati and the Sabi Sand Reserves lies the 23 000 hectare Manyeleti Game Reserve near Hoedspruit in the Limpopo province.

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Thorny Bush Private Game Reserve

Neighbouring the Greater Kruger National Park is 10 500 hectares of unspoiled African bushveld, known as 'Thornybush Game Reserve', and includes a wealth of bird and mammal species including the Big 5.

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Timbavati Private Game Reserve

The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve was formed in July 1956 after the land owners decided they want to make a contribution towards the sustainability of nature conservation, this was achieved by forming the Timbavati Association.

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Hoedspruit transfer shuttle information

The Hoedspruit to Nelspruit (KMIA) shuttle departs daily from Hoedspruit between 8am and 9am arriving Nelspruit (KMIA) at 12h00pm. The return shuttle leaves Nelspruit (KMIA) for Hazyview and Hoedspruit at 1h00pm arriving in Hoedspruit between 4h00pm and 5h15.

Hoedspruit shuttle transfer pick-up and drop off point(s)

Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport

Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport

Hoedspruit Airport is situated on the Timbavati and Klaserie Nature reserve road, in close proximity to legendary Kapama Nature Reserve near Hoedspruit. Thula Seats operate a daily shuttle transfer from Nelspruit (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport) for your convenience. Arrangements for a transfer to and from your Lodge from here must be concluded in advance.

Be on the lookout for the Thula Seats transfer vehicle on your departure day, as other clients might have connecting flights to board.

Kamogelo Tourism Centre

Kamogelo Tourism Centre Hoedspruit

Kamogelo Tourism Centre is situated in Hoedspruit CBD, ideally located for your convenience. The tourism centre has a collection of shops available where you can look and poke around, and buy local Arts and Crafts. Feel free to venture around after your Thula Seats shuttle transfer from Nelspruit.

Your transfer pick-up back to Nelspruit will also depart from Kamogelo, so be on the lookout for the transfer vehicle’s arrival while shopping, please reframe from being late, as all clients are important, and may have connecting flights to board.

Thula Seats have a Daily Shuttle Transfer between Nelspruit and Hoedspruit, via Hazyview.

Arranging a Hoedspruit shuttle pick-up

You need to make your own arrangements to get to and from the Hoedspruit pick-up and drop off points.

Lodges that might be willing to pick up clients in Hoedspruit are listed for your convenience. You still need to arrange a pick-up with the lodge directly or arrange a private transfer onwards.

Lodges that might do shuttle pick-ups in Hoedspruit

+27 (013) 751-1621


Kings Camp

Kings Camp is a subtle stroke of colonial romance since 1995. You would find Dark wood furniture, Victorian ball-and-claw baths, luxurious suites and pristine wildlife experiences. Kings Camp is part of the Seasons in Africa group and renowned for their wide variety of wildlife coupled with absolute luxury. Kings Camp offers a variety of relaxation areas where you can sit and enjoy the unspoilt bush of Africa. There is a variety of activities available at this African jewel including a magnificent swimming pool, pampering spa treatments and a fully equipped gym.

Wildlife activities include game drives and bush walks with knowledgeable rangers to guide you through the fauna and flora of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Bush diners are an integral part of the African experience and the cuisine at Kings Camp is of the finest under the African skies.

All the romance is only a Thula Seats shuttle transfer away between Nelspruit and Hoedspruit, via Hazyview.

+27 15 793 1976


Waterbuck Lodge

If the Bush calls you, Waterbuck Lodge near Hoedspruit is your destination.

The lodge is uniquely positioned nearby a water estuary in the Southern part of The Thornybush Nature Reserve, and provides astonishing wildlife variety within the limits of a nearby watering hole and plentiful birdlife. Waterbuck Lodge is your "home away from home". The bedroom suite is well proportioned with en-suite amenities, and is separated by pathways ensuring you have privacy and security to add to your convenience and comfort.

Enjoy this privacy through a Thula Seats shuttle transfer between Nelspruit and Hoedspruit, via Hazyview.

+27 (0)72 384 5979


Pungwe Bush Camp

Pungwe Bush Camp is situated in the southern portion of the Manyeleti Game Reserve near Hoedspruit along the Pungwe river course with its rustic character and exclusivity. The extraordinary bush experience is enhanced by uniquely designed thatched and canvas units, accommodating a maximum of eight quests in four tent units. These elements combine to bring you a small and intimate bush experience in Manyeleti Game Reserve near Hoedspruit.

All the units is positioned to give you the best views over the African bush and because the camp is unfenced, you have the opportunity to really see animals up close from your own verandah. All the units have en-suite amenities that include a bath and shower, which means the sounds of the bush, is always capable of being heard.

The main lodge building is a giant open thatch, and here all meals are skilfully prepared on open fire and enjoyed. Truly a home-cooked experience while sharing your bush experiences of the day with fellow quests. Experience this homely feeling with Thula Seats shuttle transfer between Nelspruit and Hoedspruit, via Hazyview.

+27 13 735 5839


Thornybush Waterside Lodge

Thornybush Waterside Lodge is situated next to a lake with breath taking views of the bushveld near Hoedspruit, adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park offer relaxation in abundance.

The lodge blends into the surroundings with pathways through beautiful gardens providing privacy and is ideal for special gatherings. Planning a conference or special meeting away from the city? Waterside Lodge has a conference facility overlooking the lake with space for sixty people. Allow Thula Seats shuttle transfer between Nelspruit and Hoedspruit via Hazyview, make this a reality.

+27 (0) 11 300 8888


Tintswalo Safari Lodge

Tintswalo Safari Lodge situated in Manyeleti Game Reserve in the Hoedspruit district, offers one authentic decorated presidential suite reflecting explores of the nineteenth century and six suites. Large varieties of animals visit the seasonal river and sycamore tree grove close to the suites, and can be viewed from your private plunge pool.

Tintswalo offers just six suites and one presidential suite that are authentically decorated to reflect explorers of the nineteenth century. Your private plunge pool and deck overlook magnificent groves and a seasonal river, which is frequented by a large variety of game. If you are looking for a private safari experience away from the crowds, selecting one of Tintswalo six suites is your passport. All suites are air-conditioned and very large, equipped with outdoor and indoor shower facilities. The main lodge with a restaurant and suites are all connected with raised wooden pathways. Enjoy a glass of wine from an extensive wine cellar in the large lounge with its romantic fireplace, while reading a book from the safari library.

The intangible feeling of love, gratitude and peace bestowed upon someone offering you a meaningful and worthy gift.” - Translation of the name Tintswalo, in the local shangaan language. Revitalise the body and soul by visiting the Vital Source Spa, situated in complete privacy, and internationally trained therapist will transform you through a variety of body and skin treatments. Feel the love and peace with a Thula Seats shuttle transfer between Nelspruit and Hoedspruit, via Hazyview.

+27(0)83 349 6007


Sausage tree Safari Camp

Sausage Tree camp is nestled between Acacia and Maroela trees in the Balule Game Reserve near Hoedspruit overlooking the Thorn trees and Olifants river. If you are looking for a safari experience in undisturbed African wilderness, Sausage Tree will deliver.

With its unique view over the waterhole, Olifants river and the Drakensberg Mountain Range near Hoedspruit you will encounter African biosphere at its best, with memory not easily forgotten.

Safari – translate from Swahili means “Long Journey”, and during our game drives as well as from the lodge, you will experience through the sights and sounds of the true African bush surrounding Sausage Tree Camp. Start your” Safari” by securing a seat with Thula Seats shuttle transfer between Nelspruit and Hoedspruit, via Hazyview. Balule is part of the Greater Kruger National Park, and we would welcome you to experience the magic from our safari camp at Sausage Tree, and is committed to help and protect this special conservation area for generations to follow.

+27 15 793 1976


Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp

Chapungu invites you to be embraced by luxury, clear South African skies and the African Bushveld to surround you. Serenity and intimacy assured. Eight comfy tents with private amenities and its own bushveld bath in the unspoilt bush. All connected by pathways to the main camp.

Cool down in the rock pool after your safari in the bush or enjoy the Spa treatments available to guests. Thula Seats can put you in touch with this serenity on the shuttle transfer between Nelspruit and Hoedspruit, via Hazyview.

+27 13 735 5839


Nkelenga Tented Camp

Nkelenga Tented Camp is a unique self-catering destination near Hoedspruit.

You have to book the whole camp accommodating up to nine quests with its own open game viewing vehicle. The camp is ideal for families or groups who deserve the exclusivity on offer. Housekeeping and game viewing are provided for clients comfort in the centre of Thornybush Game reserve with unique fauna and flora.

From under the mighty Acacia tree you have a fantastic view of the watering hole and you will be humbled by the rustic experience. Thula Seats will connect you with this rustic camp on a shuttle transfer between Nelspruit and Hoedspruit, via Hazyview.

+ 27 (15) 793- 3374


Naledi Game Lodge

Naledi Game lodge near Hoedspruit understands that going to the African bush is a grand experience with animal in the wild, up close, at night, not a zoo outing. Experience natures from a lion kill to a Rhino blinking. This is what Naledi Game Lodge aim for you to experience – African untamed wild bush activities. Safari are conducted either on foot or in game drive vehicles where visitors experience the big and small wonders the unpredicted African bush exposes.

Naledi’s game drives begin early every morning on open game viewers while coffee is served in the bush after sunrise. In the afternoon we start the game drive as animals start to move. Sundowners are served at sunset, before driving into the African night in search for adventure. After Breakfast we explore the African bush on foot, seeing the small wonders on offer in the African bush, but keeping a close eye on the bigger Big Five, you may encounter, so be sure to bring your camera along, we will make sure you get the picture. Naledi accommodate only eight and ten quests in their two camps, Bush camp and Enkoveni, so you will never see crowds. Everything at Naledi is designed to blend into nature, combined with elegant sophistication.

The Bushcamp is located on a hill near a waterhole, while Enkoveni is looking over the Olifants river with animals visiting for a cool drink. Suites are air-conditioned with the finest linen and towels. All suites are equipped with en-suite amenities and both camps have swimming pools to cool your body down after a day on safari. At Naledi we have all the modern facilities like fast internet connection, TV and video to entertain the youngster after they explored the sights and sound from the animals living in the garden and trees around our camps. The lodge and the bush is a passion at Naledi, where everything we do from game drives to meals, we do ourselves, because we love it and invite you to come and share in the excitement of the African bush. When you leave, you leave as friends. Book a shuttle transfer with Thula Seats from Nelspruit to Hoedspruit, via Hazyview and experience the attention to detail at Naledi Game Lodge.

+27 13 735 5839



Visiting Shumbalala Lodge near Hoedspruit can be described as a buffet for the senses and an expedition for the soul. The setting was designed by Mother Nature, the comfort inspired by soft linen and fabrics, with the host adding the spirit. Described as a unique experience for body, mind, and soul.

The unique style and taste the lodge offer was rewarded with a five star rating by the star grading council. Maximum of eight guests can enjoy the public areas and accommodation offered by Shumbalala Lodge.

All accommodation is of the highest standards with a private secluded pool and set the standard in exclusivity. Thula Seats will start the journey with a shuttle transfer between Nelspruit and Hoedspruit, via Hazyview.

27(015) 001 7009


Kambaku Lodge

Kambaku Lodge is situated in the centre of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve near the ecotourism town of Hoedspruit, located the western border of the world renowned Kruger National Park. No man made boundaries between the Kruger National Park and the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, give visitors the chance to enjoy the unspoilt natural wilderness of the Hoedspruit area, in the comfort and luxury of this beautiful lodge.

Scrumptious bush cuisine during dinner inspired by co-owner Bryce and making friends around friendly campfires and the Southern Cross looming overhead, you will never forget your time at Kambaku. Become part of the rich heritage of the legendary ‘Magnificent Seven’ tuskers from which Kambaku derives its name. All this splendour is only a Thula Seats shuttle transfer away between Nelspruit and Hoedspruit, via Hazyview.

+27 (0) 11 341 0282


Honeyguide Khoka Moya Camp

Honeyguide Khoka Moya Camp within the Manyeleti Game Reserve in the Hoedspruit area is nestled on both sides of a riverbed with no loss on comfort, safety and luxury, offering a realistic African experience. Corrugated iron built and simple design will greet you at the lounge and dining area wrapped in colour, leading to the swimming pool surrounded by luscious green lawns.

The twelve tents in Khoka Moya Camp are all contemporary styled yet comfortable, with en-suite amenities comprising of double shower and separate toilette. The king-sizes bed will rejuvenate the body while owls scan the African bush overhead. Every tent has a private outdoor area from where the African bush activities can be enjoyed, leaving a lasting expression on each visitor. Children of all ages are more than welcome at Honeyguide Khoka Moya Camp with tents of 60 square metres for the family, and all are protected under mosquito nets.

Honeyguide rates include meals, accommodation, beverages including wine and all activities. This style and comfort is yours with a Thula Seats shuttle transfer between Nelspruit and Hoedspruit, via Hazyview. Foot safaris after breakfast, and afternoon game drives with a sundowner and light refreshments under the Southern Cross constellation, complete this epic African safari experience in Manyeleti.

t+27 11 463 1990


Motswari Lodge

The driving force behind the success of Motswari Lodge, situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, near Hoedspruit is striving for service excellence by owners, the Geiger family and the operators of this private lodge. Wildlife conservation and environmental management takes as big a priority as the high quality cuisine and attention to detail within the lodge.

Getting close to the diversity of the African bush is what a wildlife experience at Motswari Lodge is all about. Finding the Big Five in the bushveld, proofs easy for the qualified Motswari guides you will meet. The guides are residents of the area, with an intimate knowledge of the location as well as the wildlife. Motswari Lodge was uniquely created with natural artefacts including artwork constructed of wood, bone and stone. There is also an art gallery at Motswari Lodge selling examples of artwork as well as pieces created by a local sculptor.

The atmosphere of true calm and beauty will revitalise you at this truly unique private lodge in the African Bush. Getting intrigued is only a Thula Seats shuttle transfer away between Nelspruit and Hoedspruit, via Hazyview.

+27 12 368 0600


Kapama Karula Camp

"The place of peace" or Kapama Karula is one of the most prestigious camps in the Kapama family. The Klaserie River glides smoothly through the camp to make this a birders paradise. Sparkling pools attract smaller riverine animals to be watched from the superior suites and two luxury tents of the Kapama Karula camp near Hoedspruit.

Elegance, superior quality and modern beauty makes the lounge and bar area of the Kapama Karula a spectacular area to be enjoyed by every connoisseur. Splendid views are afforded from the Saligna deck and the tranquil atmosphere of the camp will make a world of difference to your safari experience. The five Superior suites is exclusivity personified with rain showers, iPod docking stations, gas fireplaces, coffee machines and wireless internet connections to name only a few. Each suite has an outside deck affording unrestricted views of the Klaserie river and a private lap pool complete with sun loungers.

Kapama Karula Camp has two safari tents available, privately nestled away from the rest of the camp. The tents have e-suite bathrooms with inside and outside showers, air-conditioning, a mini bar and wooden deck for private views of the African bush. Book a shuttle transfer with Thula Seats from Nelspruit to Hoedspruit, via Hazyview and visit Kapama Karula Camp.

+27 13 752 3954


Gomo Gomo Game lodge

For an intimate game lodge experience in the prestigious Klaserie Private Nature Reserve book a visit to Gomo Gomo Game Lodge. Klaserie Private Nature Reserve forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park area. Here you can be sure of a face to face encounter with leopard, buffalo, lion and rhino but also smaller species of extaordinary African animals and birds in their natural habitat.

Guided bush walks and game drives can be taken on a daily basis, ensuring an exciting and informative safari in this fascinating South African ecosystem. The lodge is nestled on the banks of a watering hole ensuring wildlife sightings througout your stay. At night the camp is transformed into a African wonderland with kerosene lamps and masterfully prepared South African cuisine. This intimate experience is only a Thula Seats shuttle transfer away between Nelspruit and Hoedspruit, via Hazyview.

+27 (0)15 793-2773


Kwa-Mbili Game Lodge

Release your soul and unleash your inner senses. Kwa-Mbili is an owner-managed lodge and guarantees personal attention and outstanding service while you track the Big Five and have a memorable safari experience. Kwa-Mbili is situated in the Thornybush Private Game Reserve near Hoedspruit, on the doorstep of the renowed Kruger National Park.

Here you can enjoy world class game viewing or relax in the stylish thatched chalets or thatched safari tents where attention was given to every detail to ensure a comfortable stay that will become part of your African memories and future dreams.

This ulimatley african expierience is reacable after booking a Thula Seats shuttle transfer from Nelspruit to Hoedspruit, via Hazyview.

+27 (0)15 793 0605


Khaya Ndlovu Manor House

Khaya Ndlovu Manor House offers a spectacular view of the Drakensberg Mountains and the bushveld near Hoedspruit. You will be welcomed in colonial style gardens under majestic indigenous trees before entering this spacious and luxurious colonial style venue, located in the Blue Canyon Conservancy. Enjoy the attention to detail and the personal service that is the essence of Khaya Ndlovu.

When a relaxing and tranquil holiday or an intimate boutique wedding and honeymoon comes to mind, the highly acclaimed Khaya Ndlovo with its six spectacular individual rooms and 4 star grading, is your destination within the 15 000 hectares of African bush.

Enjoy the array of activities in the area or the peaceful atmospheres by booking a Thula Seats shuttle transfer from Nelspruit to Hoedspruit, via Hazyview.

+ 27 12 368 0600


Kapama Southern Camp

If you are looking for five star safari accommodations, look no further than Kapama Game Reserves newest addition, the Kapama Southern Camp. Enjoy the splendour of the African bush within the luxury that you deserve. Kapama Southern Camp is located on the southernmost section of the Kapama Private Game Reserve near Hoedspruit, and it boasts a magnificent pool and lounge area with unspoiled views into the African bush with friendly staff available to look after your every need.

The dining room has open sides with nature always just a few metres away and dinner is served in the outside Boma with nature as backdrop and starlight above to provide a truly safari experience. The fully equipped cellar stocks some of South Africa's finest wines to ensure that your safari at Kapama Southern Camp is perfect. The ten Southern Camp Standard Rooms come equipped with everything you might need to have a relaxing safari; en-suite bathrooms with showers only, insect screens and air conditioners to keep you cool during the mild summer nights. Four family rooms are available for children under the age of 12.

Southern Camp Luxury Suites are equipped with every standard commodity including a beautiful relaxing bathroom with stunning views on the African bush from your bath or shower, air-conditioning and a mini-bar to ensure an exhilarating safari. Book a shuttle transfer with Thula Seats from Nelspruit to Hoedspruit, via Hazyview and visit Kapama Southern Camp.

+27 12 368 0600


Kapama River Lodge

Kapama River Lodge is the largest luxury safari lodge in the Greater Kruger National Park region with a 64 bed capacity, but however generous, this lodge successfully combines style and luxury against the beautiful backdrop of the northern Drakensberg mountain range near Hoedspruit. The Kapama River Lodge rooms are spacious and features full en-suite bathrooms with stunning views of the surrounding game reserve where you could easily spot any of the Big Five from the cosiness of your room. You can relax at the large rim- flow swimming pool and enjoy a sumptuous African dinner under the stars in our beautiful Rhino Boma or enjoy a wondrously cosy atmosphere at our bar and lounge next to any one of two double-sided fireplaces.

The lodge is named after the Kapama River near Hoedspruit and lies in the curve of this mostly dry riverbed, however during floods the river can reach the steps of the lodge swimming pool. A permanent water source lies close to the River and you can spend many a relaxed evening in the pool gazing at animals like elephant, buffalo or antelope drinking and playing at the water's edge.

For larger groups or conference guests we have recently added the Siyatla Lounge. Formal functions, product launches and conferences can be accommodated in this larger lounge with its own bar and lounge, two fireplaces and African atmosphere. Book a shuttle transfer with Thula Seats from Nelspruit to Hoedspruit, via Hazyview and visit Kapama River Lodge.

+27 15 793 1976


Thornybush Game Lodge

Neighbouring the Greater Kruger National Park, within the famous Thornybush Nature Reserve is the Thornybush Game Lodge and is a five star contribution in tourism. The lodge is ideal for small groups, birthday celebrations, business meetings or weddings in the bush. Small groups and couples will find seclusion and solitude in the way the lodge was planned and laid out. Thornybush Game lodge near Hoedspruit, will satisfy the romantic inclined as well as the family with their special needs, especially with regards to children.

The lodge also have a conference centre for sixty people close to their reception and a beauty spa for the astute client. Spend a romantic weekend away and let Thula Seats bring you to this little piece of heaven after a shuttle transfer between Nelspruit and Hoedspruit, via Hazyview. Unsurpassed game viewing is completed by graceful accommodation and the finest cuisine. Thornybush Game Lodge within Thornybush Nature Reserve provides exclusive accommodation in air-conditioned suites overlooking the Monwana River near Hoedspruit. Quests have a choice between 18 suites and 2 family suites catering for 40 people collectively.

Each suite offer full en-suite facilities, private deck and outdoor showers from where the riverbed and waterholes can be enjoyed. Big windows letting in the warm sun and personalised service with attention to detail, will leave a lasting memory regarding your visit. The untouched nature, fresh air combined with evenings spend under the stars make Thornybush Game Lodge an ideal home away from civilization and will leave you energized before your return Thula Seats shuttle transfer between Hoedspruit and Nelspruit, via Hazyview and the world.

+27 13 735 5839


Monwana Game Lodge

Situated next to Greater Kruger National Park, within the well-known Thornybush Nature Reserve is the decorated Monwana Game Lodge. The graceful lodge is the first choice among honeymooners, families and couples who want to experience the four star accommodation on offer. Ultimate Big Five game viewing and decadent cuisine is an added bonus to clients.

Africa can be clearly seen within the lodge design, and clients spent their time viewing game from their private decks after game drives. World class service and personalised service awaits every client. Cool down in the outdoor pool after a full day of excitement, and is only a few steps from your suite.

At Monwana Game Lodge their aim is to invite you as a stranger, and leave as a friend. Take the leap of friendship on board Thula Seats shuttle transfer between Nelspruit and Hoedspruit, via Hazyview.

+27 15 793 1976


N’Kaya Game Lodge

N’Kaya Lodge offer privacy to the discerning guests with four suites for a quiet and peaceful safari experience. Overlooking the Drakensberg mountain range near Hoedspruit, from the crest of a tree covered hill, you can enjoy the double suites with a private lounge and twin en-suite amenities. The choices of four self-contained spacious suites or eight single suites are available to guests.

Suites have a lounge area and his and her bathroom. All suites are surrounding the sparkling pool with an outside Boma for dinning under the stars. The lodge has an excellent bar and lounge and dining facilities. This view over the mountain range can be relished after your Thula Seats shuttle transfer between Nelspruit and Hoedspruit, via Hazyview.

+27 (0) 11 341 0282


Honeyguide Mantobeni Camp

The Mantobeni Camp reflects Hemingway’s Africa within the Manyeleti Game Reserve in the Hoedspruit area. The camp is settled in a Tambotie grove from where the dry river bed nearby can be investigated from one of the twelve Nehru-style tents. At reception you will find indoor and outdoor areas and a large sitting area and a bar with a climate controlled wine cellar. Visiting the decked pool from where animal drinking at the waterhole can be viewed, is an experience on its own.

The Nehru tents all have king-sized beds and leather couches for your comfort. Further on you will find a concrete bath in your private bathroom with double shower. Honeyguide rates include meals, accommodation, beverages including wine and all activities.

Only children over twelve can be accommodated at Honeyguide Mantobeni Camp. For a family Safari in the Manyeleti Game Reserve visit Honeyguide Khoka Moya Camp for an unforgettable safari experience. Enjoy the bliss in the camp by the river, after a Thula Seats shuttle transfer between Nelspruit and Hoedspruit, via Hazyview.

+27 (0)87 806 2095



At Mohlabetsi you are welcomed by hosts Tony and Alma, to partake in the magical African setting created for you. You will locate Mohlabetsi in the Balule Nature Reserve near Hoedspruit, and this reserve is part of the Greater Kruger National Park, where Africa can be lived at its best.

Be close to the African spirit here, where quests are assured of unobstructed care, wellbeing and being close to the natural surroundings. To accomplish this, the lodge is small and intimate, offering only 20 beds in this green oasis, with a 4 star rating. Life slows down to a natural rhythm where the sun depicts your movement. Attention is placed on your encounters with the big and small African wildlife roaming the plains. The warm and well-appointed camp consists of six African Styled round huts (rondawel) under old deep-rooted trees overlooking the waterhole and bush. An African reed Boma is the setting where dinners are enjoyed while the lounge is the perfect place to rethink your experiences of the day.

The rondawels have a “close to nature” shower and is equipped with amenities and toiletries, plus a personal safe for your valuable items not needed during your safari. The family lodges each have two rooms, one with a Queen-sized bed and the other with two single beds. Enjoy the fresco style shower after an exited day on safari by booking a Thula Seats shuttle transfer between Nelspruit and Hoedspruit, via Hazyview.

+27 (0) 15 793 0321


Tangala Private Camp

Tangala is a transfer away with Thula Seats value added Daily Shuttle or Private Transfer services. Join in theBig Five safari adventure located in the centre of the internationally renowned Thornybush game reserve in Southern Africa. If authenticity is a requirement look no further than Tangala, established back in 1944.

Things are kept simple in this 5 roomed private safari camp, for clients to experience the true african bush atmosphere with log fires, home cooked meals, lamp-lit pathways to your cosy beds. Visitors rave about their game guides, who are trained to help you really see, smell and experience the nuances of the African bush. But just sitting on the deck at Tangala offers unparalleled game viewing, as their private water hole lures the game: it's not unusual to have cheetah at sunrise, buffalo at sunset and antelope, zebra, giraffe, baboons, warthog in between.

Come with good companions, an exploring mind and your camera to create your own big 5 experience. Thula Seats shuttle transfers will ensure that you reach your Tangala adventure in comfort.

+27 15 793 1976


Serondella Lodge

Located on the banks of the Monwana River you will find this intimately comfortable lodge. The Serondella Lodge near Hoedspruit accommodates eight guests in a variety of accommodation choices. All three luxury suites have beautiful vistas through large windows from the bedroom as well as bathroom, onto the waterhole.

Families can also choose the completely self-contained family suit. This suite has two downstairs and one suite upstairs. The open fire place rounds off the family suite, providing accommodation for eight persons.

Relax at the Boma equipped with a bar close to the swimming pool, refresh and take in all the birdlife in the trees surrounding you. Enjoy this comfort after your scenic shuttle transfer between Nelspruit and Hoedspruit, via Hazyview.

+27 (0)15 793-1529


Kum Kula

At Kum Kula, your hosts Clinton and Diane, will give you a Birdseye view of a secret they as family loved and developed for years. Before April 2012 no outside person had the opportunity to marvel in their exclusive natural Bush retreat, and is now available for all to enjoy. Located near Hoedspruit and in close proximity to all the major Private nature reserves that for part of the Greater Kruger National Park biosphere.

Kum Kula has 6 double en-suite rooms and focus on bushwalks and birding, while Game drive can be arranged. Relax next to the pool and enjoy the breathtakingly African sunsets from the Boma or the viewing deck.

Book a Thula Seats Shuttle Transfer between Nelspruit and Hoedspruit, via Hazyview and explore the bush on foot.

+27 (21) 785 5547


Umlani Bushcamp

For a true bush experience visit Umlani Bushcamp situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Game reserve. Apart from the outstanding accomodation Umlani is renowned for their Shangaan rangers who can introduce you to a wealth of flora and fauna but also share the cultural heritage of the region. You can also laze your days away under the trees lounging in a hammock or enjoy our bush bar and deck overlooking a watering hole. Our exclusive tree house is available for ultimate privacy and views of a dam with unspoiled wildlife sightings.

Other activities like microlight flights, hot air balloon safaris or elephant back safaris and tours into neighbouring villages and heritage centres can be arranged by means of a transfer. Umbali Bushcamp provides activities that wil satisfy every travelers tastes. At Umbali Bushcamp you are guarenteed to have the adventure of a lifetime. This bush experience is only a Thula Seats shuttle transfer away between Nelspruit and Hoedspruit, via Hazyview.

+ 27 (0) 31 764 5049


Pondoro Game Lodge

Overlooking the Olifants river from the top of a riverine inside Balule Game Reserve near Hoedspruit, you can explore Pondoro Game Lodge. Pondoro lies within the Balule Game Reserve, and form part of the Greater Kruger National Park. Quests will partake in sophistication, complexity and luxury on which they can create a truthful memorable African safari.

With pondoro’s eight chalets sleeping 18 quests exclusively, you will have the opportunity to relive the passion, affection and serenity of an African safari of years gone by, next to one of the biggest rivers in the Greater Kruger National Park the Olifants river.

Game drives are led by professional rangers and trackers early in the morning, and again before sunset. On safari clients will experience the thrill when one of the Big Five is encountered, but will also gain knowledge of the other plains game sharing this territory. Meals are all served high in the tree canopy overlooking the river, where traditional African fare fuse fluently with modern European tendencies, all rounded off with a glass of wine from the wine cellar. Share in this experience by booking a Thula Seats shuttle transfer between Nelspruit and Hoedspruit, via Hazyview.

+27 (0)12 991 5984


Toro Yaka

This special lodge is located in the Balule Nature Reserve near Hoedspruit that form part of the Greater Kruger National Park biosphere. Toro Yaka in Northern Sotho means “My Dream” and that is exactly what Steve and Nicole Baillie would like to share with their quests. Live your dream and share in their passion. Steve has a love and passion towards the bush and nature, while Nicole take care of the tiny details to make your stay memorable. Combine all this with home cooked meals, friendly service and their enthusiasm, you will not forget their warm South African hospitality.

The lodge offer six en-suite double rooms and was designed in a modern elegant style, offering quests the opportunity to relax in comfort and tranquillity. You will feel at home at Toro Yaka while living your dream.

Thula Seats will bring you closer to this Dream with a shuttle transfer between Nelspruit and Hoedspruit, via Hazyview.

+27 11 729 6700


Jackalberry Game Lodge

Latitude: 22° 00'58.85 S Longitude: 31° 08'40 E

The legend Group at Jackalberry Game Lodge can meet all your needs if a private game reserve is your requirement. Treat yourself in spectacular wildlife to create an African safari of a lifetime. Be treated in South African hospitality while a distant roar of Lion disturbs the quite night sky. After a magnificent sunset over the Drakensberg Mountains near Hoedspruit, the attractive accommodation will stimulate all the senses, leaving you pampered and relaxed.

Experience the African bush on foot or in open safari vehicles, and an unforgettable Birding safari can be enjoyed if you prefer birds in the sky over animals leaving footprints in the sand. The quietness is only a Thula Seats shuttle transfer away between Nelspruit and Hoedspruit, via Hazyview.

+27 12 368 0600


Kapama Buffalo Camp

If you are looking for a truly authentic safari experience, look no further than Buffalo Camp. No-compromise on luxury tented accommodation at its best. Newly built canvas tents, two on stilts over a steep-sided riverbank, with wooden walkways interconnecting rooms. Unrivalled views of antelope walking along the mostly dry riverbed within the comforts of a luxury tent equipped with everything you need to have a memorable safari. Within the reaches of the riverine tree tops you can enjoy watching the activities of magnificent birds while relaxing on your wooden deck. Low-impact climate control, a mini-bar and en-suite bathroom is only a few of the luxuries you will enjoy at this intimate camp.

Succulent aloes and euphoria’s are tended in the communal gardens surrounding the thatched bar, dining room and pool terrace. Lanterns adorn the night and a campfire creates a cosy ambience where guests and staff alike become friends at Buffalo Camp. A maximum of 20 guests can be accommodated and you can easily enjoy this unique experience with the help of a friendly transfer by Thula Seats.

A cosy lounge situated on the edge of the river bank gives the feel of a quiet African safari. Sit and listen to bird songs while the Buffalo Bar serves a variety of beverages deep into the night. Like all Kapama camps, a rim-flow pool and comfortable sun loungers is the best way to combat the warm African afternoons. Dining under the stars at the traditional outdoor boma next to a campfire is the highlight of every day serving everything from traditional African meals to exquisite delicacies prepared on open fire or in our fully equipped kitchen. Book a shuttle transfer with Thula Seats from Nelspruit to Hoedspruit, via Hazyview and visit Kapama Buffalo Camp.