Saseka Tented Camp | Thornybush

Saseka Tented Camp is the newest lodge in the Thornybush Collection, offering a truly unique, luxurious experience in a Big Five nature reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park. Saseka is the Tsonga word for beautiful and if guests are lucky they might spot a beautiful female leopard which goes by the same name.

Saseka Tented Camp is situated alongside the Monwana River which sweeps through Thornybush Nature Reserve. A distinct curve in the river was a natural catalyst for the site of the main area. The elevated tented suites give guests a full view of the riverbed and are surrounded by some very large and beautiful trees. The sand riverbed presents guests with game viewing opportunities from the comfort of their private decks.

Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to Availability

Description 1 Jan 2020 to 31 Dec 2020
Tents - per person sharing per night R15 170
Tents - sper person single per night R 22 760
Leadwood Villa (max 4 pax) R75 865
Leadwood Villa (max 6 pax) R103 705

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Saseka Tented Camps Meticulous attention to detail has been paid to ensure sustainable design and comfortable yet luxurious interiors, which maximises your access to the untouched wilderness which surrounds the lodge.

Each tented suite allows the sounds of nature and the bush to filter in to give you a truly immersed safari experience.

The suites are spacious, reinforced, canvas safari tents on permanent foundations with glass doors opening up onto your own private deck and pool, complete with sun loungers and chairs.

Each tent has been designed in a way to guarantee the level of comfort expected from a 5-star luxury safari lodge; with air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, outdoor showers and a host of other amenities which will make your stay unforgettable.

There are only eight safari tents, sleeping two people each.

For families or small groups, The Leadwood Villa offers a central lounge and dining area, shared deck and pool, as well as a dedicated safari vehicle. Meals can also be served at the villa, allowing families and groups to bond, away from the other lodge guests.

Room facilities:

  • Air-Conditioning
  • Overhead ceiling fan
  • Telephone
  • USB Charger
  • Coffee Station
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe for valuables
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Private Outside shower with bush views
  • Pool

Lodge facilities / Service

  • Wake up calls
  • Butler
  • Complimentary laundry Services
  • In Room Spa Treatments
  • Wi-Fi Access throughout
  • Curio
  • All cRedit Cards accepted
  • Two game drives every day, all meals and local drinks are included in the rate

 

From the North on the R40 & From Johannesburg

  • At Hoedspruit take the R 40 south towards Bushbuckridge
  • Continue 22 km and turn left at the Guernsey Road turnoff
  • Through the security gate and travel for 7.3km on Tar Road and a further 3.9km on dirt road
  • Turn left at the T-Junction and travel another 4.2km to The Thornybush Private Nature Reserve Gate on your right
  • Once through the gate follow signage to Saseka Tented Camp as directed.
  • From the South on the R 40
  • On the R40 from Bushbuckridge
  • From Acornhoek drive 7.4Km and Turn right.
  • Drive 1km and take the Guernsey turnoff on your right. Through the security gate and travel for 7.3km on Tar Road and a further 3.9km on dirt road
  • Turn left at the T-Junction and travel another 4.2km to The Thornybush Private Nature Reserve Gate on your right
  • Once through the gate follow signage to Saseka Tented Camp as directed once in the Reserve.

From the North on the R 40

  • At Hoedspruit take the R 40 south towards Bushbuckridge - Refer to Bold Red
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  • Continue 6 km and turn left at the Eastgate Airport sign / Argyle Road
  • Continue 16 km (tarred road) and turn right onto Guernsey Road (following the signs to Thornybush Reserve)
  • Continue 11km (gravel road) and turn left into the Thornybush Game Reserve gate
  • Once through the gate follow signage to Saseka Tented Camp as directed.

From Johannesburg to Thornybush Game Lodge:

  • The N12 to Emalahleni (Witbank), where the N12 highway links up with the N4 highway
  • Continue with the N4 in the direction Mbombela (Nelspruit).
  • Approximately 60 km past Middleburg take the R 540 to your left.
  • Travel though the towns of eMakhazeni (Belfast) and eMnotweni (Dullstroom) to Mashishing (Lydenburg)
  • Take the R 36 (which becomes the R 527) towards Hoedspruit, passing through Origstad and descending down the Able Erasmus Pass
  • At Hoedspruit take the R 40 south towards Bushbuckridge - Refer to Bold Red Note
  • Continue 6 km and turn left at the Eastgate Airport sign / Argyle Road
  • Continue 14 km (tarred road) and turn right onto Guernsey Road (following the signs to Thornybush Reserve)
  • Continue 11km (gravel road) and turn left into the Thornybush Game Reserve gate
  • Once through the gate follow signage to Saseka Tented Camp as directed.

From Pretoria to Thornybush Game Lodge:

  • Take the N4 in the direction Mbombela (Nelspruit)
  • Approximately 60 km past eMalahleni (Middleburg) take the R 540 to your left
  • Travel through the town of eMakhazeni (Belfast) and eMnotweni (Dullstroom) to Mashishing (Lydenburg)
  • Take the R 36 (which becomes the R 527) towards Hoedspruit, passing through Origstad and descending down the Able Erasmus Pass
  • At Hoedspruit take the R 40 south towards Bushbuckridge. - Refer to Bold Red Note
  • Continue 6 km and turn left at the Eastgate Airport sign / Argyle Road.
  • Continue 14 km (tarred road) and turn right onto Guernsey Road (following the signs to Thornybush Reserve)
  • Continue 11km (gravel road) and turn left into the Thornybush Game Reserve gate
  • Once through the gate follow signage to Saseka Tented Camp as directed.

From Swaziland to Thornybush Game Lodge:

  • From Jeppe's Reef border post, follow the R 570 north in the direction Malelane
  • Take the N4 highway in the direction of Mbombela (Nelspruit) for 64 km
  • On arrival in Mbombela (Nelspruit) turn right on the R 40 in the direction White River
  • Continue Through White River, Hazyview and Bushbuckridge to Klaserie
  • 24 km after Klaserie turn off - turn right at the Eastgate Airport sign / Argyle Road
  • Continue 14 km (tarred road) and turn right onto Guernsey Road (following the signs to Thornybush Reserve)
  • Continue 11km (gravel road) and turn left into the Thornybush Game Reserve gate
  • Once through the gate follow signage to Saseka Tented Camp as directed.

Within the western border of The Greater Kruger National Park, you’ll find the Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, consisting of 14,000 hectares of untouched private wilderness and home to a rich diversity of wildlife, including the Big Five.

Saseka Tented Camp is unique in the style of the accommodation offered by any of the other lodges in the Thornybush Collection. Meticulous attention to detail has been paid to ensure sustainable design and comfortable yet luxurious interiors, which maximise your access to the untouched wilderness surrounding the lodge.

Meals are prepared by our dedicated chef who will tantalise you with delectable dishes aligned to your dietary preference. You could also look forward to Riverbed dinners surrounded by candles or a romantic meal on your private deck. These are just some of the dining experiences you can anticipate while staying at Saseka Tented Camp. Please advise reservations of any dietary requirements.

Relish in the dawn and dusk game drives in the comfort of our Land Cruisers, with a maximum of only six passengers per vehicle, assuring you a window seat for unrestricted game viewing.

 

N.B. The above rates are per person per night sharing, inclusive of VAT and are subject to a 50% single supplement.
RATES INCLUDE:

  • Luxury Accommodation
  • All meals, teas, coffees, minibar in room & selected snacks
  • All local drinks (soft drinks, house wine, selection of local beers, local spirits)
  • Dawn and dusk safaris in open land cruiser vehicles (FGASA accredited field guides and trackers) and bushveld walks
  • Wi-Fi

SASEKA LEADWOOD VILLA:

  •  Rate is per day
  •  All local drinks
  •  The Villa accommodates a maximum of 6 people (4 adults & 2 children under 16 yrs sleeping on a sleeper sofa / or 6 adults in 3 tents)
  •  Private meals
  •  Private Game Drive vehicle

RATES EXCLUDE:

  • Curio, telephone and laundry expenses
  • Spa Facility, anything of a personal nature / anything not specified
  • Simbambili Gate fee at Sabi Sands Reserve (per vehicle/per person)
  • Conservation Fee & TOMSA Levy. Any Increases in any of the above costs

Tomsa Levy And Conservation Fees 

  • Conservation fee of R445.00 per person per booking. The Conservation Fee for guests staying at Simbambili Game Lodge is inclusive of the R138.00 p/p per booking Sabi Sand Conservation fee. TOMSA Levy: R14.00 per person per night (5* Lodges) and R9.00 per person per night (4* Lodges)– The Conservation Fee & TOMSA Levy is payable on reservations invoice / guests are unable to pay / settle these costs at the various lodges.
  • Self-drive guests to Simbambili Game Lodge pay an entrance fee of R310.00 per vehicle and R140.00 per person, which is payable at the
    Gowrie Gate direct. Where road transfers are booked through The Thornybush Collection, these fees are included in the rate.
NB: All the above is subject to availability, increases and our general Terms & Conditions
Children
  • Children’s rates are based on:
  • o 0 – 1.99 years will stay free of charge
  • o 2 children, under the age of 12 years sharing with 2 adults, children’s rates will apply
  • o In the event of 1 child (6 – 11 yrs) sharing with 2 adults the 3rd person will pay the adult sharing rate.
  • o Children 12 and over pay the full adult sharing rate / single rate. In the event of 1 child over 12 sharing with 2 adults, the single supplement will be applied to the 3rd person sharing.
  • Children under the age of 6 yrs are not permitted on game drive. All children permitted on game drive will be at Management’s discretion
  • Babysitting services are available, at an additional cost at lodges equipped to accommodate children
  • Children under the age of 16 yrs are not permitted on bush walks. 

Deposit and Payment Policy

  • To secure a booking, we require a 25% non-refundable deposit on confirmation of the booking. The balance is due 40 days prior to arrival. If the booking is made within 40 days of the scheduled date of arrival, in this case full payment is required on confirmation.
  • All other extras must be settled with The Lodge prior to departure.
  • Please note that a reservation is not confirmed or secured until this deposit requirement has been paid in full. We reserve the right, without notice to the client, to release any accommodation held where the required deposit has not been paid in full within the stated period.

Cancellation Policy

Upon confirmation of reservation, we reserve the right to charge a cancellation fee equivalent to:

  • 60 to 31 days prior to arrival at the lodge = 25% Cancellation fees
  • 30 to 00 days prior to arrival at the lodge = 100% Cancellation fees
  • All deposits of 25 % received on confirmation are Non-Refundable.
  • Refunds, are at the discretion of management and if agreed, is subject to a 10% administration fee.

Check-in time 1 PM-5 PM
Check-out time is 11 AM

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