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Tshulu Wilderness Tented Camp



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Tshulu Wilderness Tented Camp is situated in the rural chiefdom of HaMakuya, in northern Limpopo province, a 40 minute drive from the National Kruger Park. The camp is situated on the banks of the Mutale River surrounded by lebombo ironwood groves, baobabs and mopane woodland. Several kilometers from the nearest village, the soundscape is dominated by cowbells, baboon calls, and the rush of rapids as the river spills out of the deep pools that mark the end of a dramatic gorge. It is a wonderful place to rest and recuperate, and the birding is excellent. There are also are several short walking trails from the camp, including a tree walk, and guides are available if you would like to venture further afield.

Accommodation is in spacious tents on raised platforms with en suite bathroom and shower with plenty of hot running water. Tents can sleep up to 5 people. The communal kitchen opens out onto a central deck area for eating and relaxing. Solar power is available to charge cell phones, cameras and laptops, and provides light in the central area and the tents. The kitchen provides basic crockery and cutlery, a gas fridge and stove, and big freezer. There is a braai area; please bring your own charcoal and wood.Note there is no mains electricity.

Tshulu Wilderness Tented Camp is owned and managed by the local community. This is not a luxury lodge, but rather a beautiful, rustic getaway, with options of cultural and nature activities and easy access to Makuya and Kruger National Park.

Hamakuya Home-stays
The highlight of many people's visit to Hamakuya is staying a number of nights in a community homestead. Accompanied by guides who translate and facilitate, visitors are invited to take part in the ordinary tasks of everyday life in rural Venda. These include fetching water and collecting firewood, looking after cattle, driving donkey carts, and cooking traditional food over an open fire with ingredients gathered from Gardens or the bush. Visitors are also welcomed into their hosts' leisure and social lives, and may be invited to church, a football game, or a Tshigombela dance practice.

Please contact Tshulu Trust manager to organise homestays in advance of your arrival. Tshulu requires one week to organise homestays for guests.

Getting there: access to Tshulu camp is via a dirt road, through several villages. The road requires a high clearance vehicle, 2X4 or 4X 4 and is not suitable for sedan cars. The camp is well marked from the main road that runs from Sibasa to Mutale.


    On Site Facilities

  • Baby-sitting
  • Children Allowed
  • Laundry
  • Secure Parking
  • Self Catering

    Local Facilities

  • Bar
  • Biking
  • Entertainment
  • Fishing
  • Game Viewing
  • Hiking
  • Shopping/Curios
  • Tours
  • Other


Additional Rates Info:
Please Note: Units can comfortably accommodate up to 4 people each. Additional beds can be added upon request to accommodate 6 people. Rates are per tent per night, on a sliding scale, depending on the numbe of people per tent. 1 person = R350 2 people = R600 3 people = R750 4-5 people = R800


Sleeps 4
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Each spacious Menu-style tent is on stilts and has a balcony and an en-suite bathroom. They can comfortably accommodate four single beds and six beds in dormitory style for larger groups.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2015       R 450   R 400
February 2015       R 450   R 400
March 2015       R 450   R 400
April 2015       R 450   R 400
May 2015       R 450   R 400
June 2015       R 450   R 400
July 2015       R 450   R 400
August 2015       R 450   R 400
September 2015       R 450   R 400
October 2015       R 450   R 400
November 2015       R 450   R 400
December 2015       R 450   R 400
NOTE: If a search was made without stipulating the month of occupation the rate shown on the search results page is for the lowest cost month and the least expensive room. Where pricing is "per unit" the Average Price Per Person based on maximum occupancy is used for the price range comparison. A search made for Homes and Villas however will always be based on the full daily rate of the unit irrespective of the number of people the unit sleeps.

Rates are deemed correct at time of publication and may fluctuate depending on supply and demand. Establishments maintain their rates online and any differences should be referred to the Establishment's staff. Quotations once accepted are binding.

Rates last updated: 12 May 2015
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Up to 25% discount

Tshulu Camp is offering discounts to guests visiting us during the summer months (between November and February annually). This may be of particular interest to birders and birding groups as the discount applies during the highest season for viewing especially migrant birds at Tshulu Camp. 'Specials' include grey-headed parrot and African finfoot. Kayakers and canoe clubs may also be interested as the Mutale river level is high during February and there is the opportunity to kayak down the rapids.

Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Pafuri/Makuleke, Tshulu Wilderness Tented Camp has been voted Best Establishment in Pafuri/Makuleke for 2016Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Pafuri/Makuleke, Tshulu Wilderness Tented Camp has been voted Best Value for Money in Pafuri/Makuleke for 2016


Near Tshianzwane Village, Hamakuya, Mutale Municipality, , Vhembe District, Limpopo Province, South Africa, 0973

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Guest Comments

The beds and tented camp units are nice but not the standard I expected. There is just a general lack of investment into the bathrooms and the kitchen. It feels more like a backpackers lodge where all the cutlery are very old and you doubt if it is clean. The bathroom has a neglected feel as well. All pipes are exposed and toilet seat cover broken. But the biggest problem is the very bad 10km road to the camp. I drive a 4x4 but still dealt I should have known it would be that bad because I had expensive equipment in the back that should not be shaking as much as it did. There is no plugs for powering anything in the rooms. You have to plug it in 40m away in the kitchen.
It should have better pics of the kitchen and bathrooms.

- Hennie Le Roux30 Jul 2017

Besides the long bumpy dusty drive, Tshulu was pleasant. My kids absolutely loved it. The place was so hot though on the first day.
I think to add more facilities for children to play with would be ideal.

- Linda Nyamariwata13 Dec 2016

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