Tingala Bush Camp
Phalaborwa, Valley of the Olifants - Accommodation
Tingala Bush Camp in Phalaborwa
Tingala Bush Camp comprises three comfortable bedrooms that open onto an area that overlooks the unspoilt bushveld. A dining and sitting area, a fully equipped kitchen and braai facilities are available and guests are often thrilled by the marvellous sightings of game passing by and the abundant bird life is spectacular.
In the evening one can enjoy the sounds of the African night while relaxing on the open veranda, surrounded by nothing but the night, bush and stars. This is the place to stay if you are seeking the solitude and tranquillity of Africa at its best. Attractions in the area include the Hans Merensky Nature Reserve and the Letaba Elephant Hall.
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Facilities available at Tingala Bush Camp,Phalaborwa, Valley of the Olifants
- Airport Shuttle
- Available Next Weekend
- Available This Weekend
- No Credit Card Facilities
- Parking on Premises
- Swimming Pool
- Wheelchair Enabled
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GPS Co-Ordinates: 31° 8' 34" E / 23° 53' 22.8" S
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Driving to Tingala Bush Camp in Phalaborwa, Valley of the Olifants
|Departing: O.R. Tambo International Airport|
|Address: O R Tambo Airport, 1 O R Tambo Airport Rd, Johannesburg, 1627, South Africa|
|Distance: 1.6 km / Duration: 5 hours 14 mins|
|1.||Head northwest||0.5 km|
|2.||Keep left at the fork to continue on Exit 46, follow signs for R21 N/City Center/Kempton Park/Pretoria and merge onto R21|
Partial toll road
|3.||Slight left toward Voortrekker Rd (signs for Voortrekker Road/Kempton Park/M96)||0.5 km|
|4.||Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Voortrekker Rd||0.1 km|
|5.||Turn right at the 1st cross street toward R21 (signs for R21/R24/Johannesburg/O R Tambo International Airport)|
Partial toll road
|6.||Merge onto R21|
|7.||Keep left to stay on R21|
|8.||At the interchange 429A-Rietfontein, keep left and follow signs for N12 toward Witbank|
Partial toll road
|9.||Merge onto N4|
|10.||Take the exit toward R33||0.5 km|
|11.||Keep left at the fork and merge onto R33||2.9 km|
|12.||Turn right onto Steven Masango St||0.3 km|
|13.||Continue onto R540||32.0 km|
|14.||Continue onto Naledi Dr||2.0 km|
|15.||Continue onto R540||52.3 km|
|16.||Turn left onto R36||2.3 km|
|17.||Continue straight onto Viljoen St||0.6 km|
|18.||Turn left onto Buhrmann St||0.8 km|
|19.||Turn right onto De Clerq St/R36/R37|
Continue to follow R36
|20.||Turn left to stay on R36||9.9 km|
|21.||Turn right onto R530||25.3 km|
|22.||Turn left onto R40||36.7 km|
|23.||Turn right||7.2 km|
|24.||Turn left onto Potgieter St||0.3 km|
|25.||Potgieter St turns left and becomes Kiaat St||0.1 km|
|26.||Continue onto Spekboom St||5.6 km|
Restricted usage road
Nearest Airport & Flights
O.R. Tambo International Airport - Johannesburg+ FIND FLIGHT TO Johannesburg
OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is the busiest airport in South Africa and Africa, with about 17 million passengers coming through every year. Johannesburg International as it was known previously, was renamed in 2006 to honour the memory of Oliver Reginald Tambo, contributor to the liberation of South Africa.
OR Tambo International Airport is 20-minutes away from the eastern suburbs of Johannesburg and 45 minutes from Sandton unless you take the gautrain which takes only 15 minutes to get to Sandton.
Reviews for Tingala Bush Camp
Great secluded place, quiet and relaxed...main road however extremely terrible and not a lot of options in the breakfast...
I came here 23 years ago and never left - I met the Baboons and the Elephants and knew this is where I want to be.
It was a wonderful experience. Wondefful birds & animals to enjoy.
Nice overnight lodge. Staff very friendly
Breakfast was only served at 7. And didnt serve dinner or have an option to serve dinner. so had to go into town to collect groceries to cook for myself. Comfortable rooms with aircon and beautiful setting
We had a special stay at the Tingala Lodge. The guest house is located direct in the bush in the north of Phalaborwa. The owner is a very nice and interesting man with an exciting biography. He designed the lodge and you can feel it, that it is a special place with a lot of space and architecture. Amon is the manager and also very friendly and helpful. He cooked the dinner one evening. The pool area is nice, but I enjoyed the artifical water hole most, because sometimes you can watch animals of the Kruger National Park drink water.Two thing to be aware of. It is outside of Phalaborwa, so you need a car to get around. The Tingala Lodge doesn't have a restaurant included. You can order for dinner, but to have a little bit of entertainment or a normal restaurant you have to go to town. In general there is not so much to do, besides of going on safari. Maybe playing golf at Hans Merensky or visiting the Amarula Lapa.
Reception by Rose was warm and we immediately felt at home, the layout ensure privacy although the lounge, kitchen, pool and boma is shared. The interior design captivates the mind with some amazing features to draw one into the African bush atmosphere. As a bonus, the waterhole close to the social area is visited daily by elephants and various other animals to give a close-up experience never to be forgotten. The white linen in our room was perfectly clean and the large bed very comfortable. Some minor detail in the bath room still need attention, but the overall bush experience makes up for it. Something to remember: When sharing facilities, one should keep in mind that other guests have paid the same amount to have their own bush experience.
Architect designed property located on the edge of Kruger National Park....exceptional decor....tasty breakfasts....staff provide excellent service and genuine hospitality....easy 20 minute drive to the Kruger Gate....highly recommended for anyone planning on visiting this corner of Kruger.
Had a wonderful night's stay. The staff and management are super friendly and helpful. The accommodation and rooms were beautifully laid out and clean. I will be back on my next trip.
Great place to stay. Staff are brilliant. Relaxing area by the fireplace for watching the waterbuck. Wifi in the room. Enjoyable 5km run from the lodge past the impala. Pool was fantastic. Kitchen was perfect. Rooms and facilities are very well kept.
"A palace in the bush"
The architecture of the lodge and Bushcamp is superb! A mixture of the Knossos Palace (Crete) and Frank Lloyd Wright. Our stay in the bush camp was an unforgettable experience. Very capable and friendly staff.Lovely pool and WiFi!
"Great bush experience"
Loved everything about the bush camp! Friendly and inviting staff, the accommodation, the layout and architecture and the bush itself!
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