SANParks Tsendze Rustic Camp Site | Kruger National Park Camping/caravan Park Accommodation
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SANParks Tsendze Rustic Camp Site in the world-renowned Kruger National Park is located approximately 7 km south of the Mopani Rest Camp. Tsendze, the Tsonga word for ‘tsendzeleka’ or ‘to ramble around like someone lost in the bush’ is the newest addition to the Kruger National Park. As its name implies, it provides a rustic experience within the natural environment, ideal for the camping and caravanning fraternity looking for a self-catering rustic bushveld experience.
The campsites are laid out in a rough figure of 8 under and around stands of ancient and beautiful leadwood, mopane and apple leaf trees. 2 prominent seasonal water courses, the Tsendze River and Nshawu Creek, run through this area that is known for the large buffalo herds and many elephant bulls that occur here.
Guests can look out for ‘Alexander’, a current big tusker with rather impressive ivory, who is often encountered in the area and along the main tarred route between Tsendze and Mopani Rest Camp. With its abundance of large trees in the camp, Tsendze offers great birding opportunities right around your very campsite.
Tsendze Rustic Camp Site offers 30 tent or caravan sites surrounded by a variety of trees that provide shade. There is no electricity supply at any of the sites. Each site equipped with its own braai stand and a rubbish bin. 1 fresh water tap is shared per 3 sites.
The Tsendze Rustic Camp Site has 2 communal kitchens with gas hot-plates, and washing up facilities. 2 communal refrigeration facilities are available. 2 communal ablution blocks are available. Warm water is provided from gas geysers, and lights from a solar battery system.
A maximum of 6 campers, 1 caravan with a side tent and 1 vehicle, or 1 tent and 1 vehicle, or 1 autovilla or motorised caravan will be permitted per site. These sites do not have power points. Extra vehicles are charged an additional fee per night. The sites have shared use of 2 communal kitchens with gas hot-plates, and washing up facilities, 2 communal refrigeration facilities, and 2 communal ablution blocks. Warm water is provided from gas geysers, and lights from a solar battery system. No portable power generators are allowed.
Local area description
Where nearly 2 million hectares of unrivaled diversity of life forms fuses with historical and archaeological sights, this is real Africa.The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa.
This enormous and magnificent park is one of the most popular public-entry game parks in the world. Its density of permanent game is unrivalled with hundreds of different species; 507 birds, 336 trees, 147 mammals, 114 reptiles, 49 fish and 34 amphibians.
Few visitors leave South Africa without visiting the Kruger National Park or one of the private reserves along its borders but it is also frequented by locals in their own vehicles, as you can drive yourself around and stay overnight in one of the many public restcamps. There are also a few exclusive private lodges that have been granted concessions within the Kruger National Park.
The far north of the park is the wildest and most difficult area to access and because of this, it has alluring qualities for the real adventurer.
With greater ecological co-operation across African borders, several countries bordering South Africa have agreed to take down some fences, and those between Kruger and Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park and Zimbabwe’s Gonarezhou, have been demolished to create the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park. This unique political innovation is creating a colossal wilderness area.