Ndzhaka Camp

Ndzhaka 11 Main Building2

Located in the heart of Manyeleti Game Reserve, which shares its unfenced borders with Kruger National Park, Sabi Sand and Timbavati Private Nature Reserves, Ndzhaka offers a rustic bush retreat.  As the wildlife move freely between the four reserves, this is the perfect destination for spending time in a game-rich area that is renowned for Big 5 animal sightings.

Hidden in a dense patch of riverine forest on the banks of the seasonal N’waswitsontso riverbed, the camp is in close proximity to the main dam, which, with the ever-present herds of elephant and buffalo, is an important point of interest for both game viewers and birders. Ndzhaka’s proximity to the dam assures an abundance of wildlife activity around the camp as they move to and from the water to drink. Besides the resident herd of nyalas, big game is often sighted in the thick bush surrounding the camp.

Ndzhaka, means, "heritage" and with the friendly hospitality of the local staff and the thrill of being so close to wildlife and nature, the camp is a true African gem.

The camp is known and loved for its rustic, no-frills ambience and maintains a feeling of exclusivity with only five two-sleeper safari tents with open-air en-suite bathrooms all on individual raised wooden decks.  As the camp is electricity-free, solar or paraffin lanterns are provided for light at night.

Recently upgraded, the fully-catered camp is un-fenced.  Evening meals are often prepared over an open fire and enjoyed in the lantern-lit dining area or on the viewing platform under the giant jackalberry tree with hooded vultures rustling in their nests. The intimate nature of the camp gives adventure travellers an ideal opportunity to meet other like-minded guests.

Included in your stay are daily sunrise and sunset game drives with a guide in an open game viewing vehicle, which ensures excellent game sightings. Whilst the sunrise safaris allow you to experience the awakening of the African bush, the sunset safaris provide sightings of the elusive nocturnal creatures with a spotlight being used after dark to locate the predators.

The two-track roads are reserved for the game drive vehicles of the camps / lodges, thereby enhancing the wilderness experience and thanks to the low density of lodges, it means that there is little to no waiting in line or jockeying for position at a sighting.  Because our guides know every road, tree and waterhole, as well as the animals that frequent them, their knowledge of the reserve and their experience at tracking and locating specific animals truly enhances the experience.

Please be advised that the Manyeleti region is a low risk malaria area. It is best to consult your local Doctor for advice regarding precautions.

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