Celebrating tranquil and intimate bush experiences, the Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp is wonderfully small and quaint, and the eight comfortable tents are each kitted out with pristine private facilities including inviting bushveld baths. They are connected to the main camp with small pathways. Adding to the conviviality of the experience of staying in this sublime setting, guests take meals together, allowing them the chance to swop their game-viewing stories of the day, and the overall feeling is that of a bygone era when small, socialable safaris were all the rage.
At Chapungu, discerning modern-day adventurers and travellers have the unique opportunity to follow in the footsteps of great explorers by day and to experience the unrivalled joy of sleeping under the stars with only canvas between them and the bush. Scenic views abound especially from vantage points like the elevated deck near an active water hole, or from the glorious and refreshing rock pool.
Throughout the camp, colonial splendour and handpicked furniture are masterfully merged with the surrounds, providing a seamlessly integration of the indoor and outdoor offerings.
Don’t let the term tented camp fool you, no stone was left unturned to provide a luxurious experience, and amenities like the wine cellar filled with superior vintages and the immaculate dining room are just some of the treats in store for guests. With five-course dinners that raise the culinary bar considerably, evenings are enveloped with a sense of occasion, adding to Chapungu’s track record as an idyllic and romantic getaway. (Children under 12 are not allowed at the camp.)
Set on the edge of the Kruger National Park, the area is teeming with wildlife. It ensures that game drives, especially the sunset drives present lasting memories, and often delivers Big 5 sightings.
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