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Los Gatos, California
Reviewed 8 February 2015

This was my first safari and first time to South Africa so I didn't know what to expect. Everything about my Chapungu experience was just perfect and surpassed my every expectation! I was not looking for super deluxe nor did I want a hotel feel with many guests and impersonal treatment. Chapungu delivered it all and then some. I loved...

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Cape Town
Reviewed 13 January 2015

Chapungu was everything I wanted it to be - small, luxurious, peaceful and with excellent game viewing in the Thorny Bush reserve. I specifically wanted a smaller, more secluded and private lodge and this is exactly what we got. We stayed for 2 nights - effectively a long weekend to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary in November. When the manager...

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3Thank CathAndrew
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 30 December 2014

We stayed three days and two nights at the resort, and I would return in a heartbeat. The staff are incredibly friendly, and helpful - willing to go above and beyond at any given moment to make your stay even more memorable. The tents are nicely laid out, with a double bed, and all the amenities you would expect in...

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3Thank mrkleinsmith
england
Reviewed 30 December 2014

Firstly sorry Natalie it's taken me such a long time to write this review - we visited in October 2014 and stayed 4 nights! Not quite sure where to begin, it was from start to finish just brilliant. Here goes..... The Tent: Well this took glamping to a new level, it was outstanding with all mod cons and complimentary sherry....

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3Thank stushy
Sandton, South Africa
Reviewed 25 November 2014

We visited Chapungu as part of a work function, six of us stayed there and other colleagues stayed in other lodges across the reserve. We were fortunate to be able to see a few of the other lodges as well as a result. Chapungu is located near the airstrip and close to the entrance to the reserve in relation to...

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2Thank Donovan S
Paris, France
Reviewed 15 November 2014

In the middle of the bush, an intimate and very comfortable tented lodge, with an excellent service and fantastic game drives, very good food Very nice and friendly atmosphere, perfect for seeing all the animals in the wild One of the best safaris I've ever done And if you need a good massage, the Spa qt the main Lodge is...

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4Thank sylvie b
Burscough
Reviewed 15 November 2014

Staying at Chapungu tented camp is an experience I will remember for the rest of my life for all the right reasons. It is so refreshing to spend time in the fresh air and stunning scenery of the African bush - one evening we even had mid safari drinks with the sun setting behind us and Giraffes getting on with...

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2Thank Clair2905
Marsaskala, null, Malta
Reviewed 12 November 2014

We spent two nights of our honeymoon at Chapungu. The Camp is just lovely, everywhere, but especially the pool area and the outside dining area. We had a great time. The game drives were exciting, thanks to Aubrey (tracker) and Gherard (Ranger) -- we got a chance to see the Big 5 plus a wonderful and unforgettable sunset! The staff...

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1Thank Jackie B
Drogheda, Ireland
Reviewed 10 November 2014

We spent the first three nights of our honeymoon at the wonderful Chapungu Tented Camp. From the moment we arrived we knew we were somewhere special. The welcome and our room were both top class. Throughout our stay the food was fresh and tasty. Each night we had our evening meal in a different location. The game drives were simply...

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 19 October 2014

WOW, is all I can say!!! My husband and I traveled to SA for the first time celebrating our 20 th wedding anniversary and booked Chapungu tented safari based on the glowing reviews on TripAdvisor. We loved the idea of staying in a tent but with the added luxuries. We were not disappointed. Everything about our stay far surpassed our...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the heart of the Thornybush Nature Reserve the nostalgic guest will find Chapungu Tented Bush Camp. Tastefully furnished in old world colonial splendour, in a style and class of a bygone era. Eight comfortable air-conditioned en-suite tents offer private and exclusive accommodation. Boma dinners are an occasion and an opportunity to select a bottle from the stock of fine wines and to savour the finest fare. Settle around a log fire to recount the days’ game experiences before retiring to the lounge for a night-cap, or the comfort of your tent. Our passion for hospitality and the excitement of dawn and dusk safaris in an open safari vehicle, ensuring close and unrestricted encounters with the wild. The more adventurous are encouraged to join an experienced game ranger on a walk as he interprets and discusses Africa's footprint. ... more   less 

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Address: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Price Range: ₹ 34,545 - ₹ 44,895 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Chapungu Tented Bush Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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