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Tsendze Rustic Tented Camp
Tsendze, the Tsonga word ‘to ramble around like someone lost in the bush’ is one of the newest camps in the park, and it has proven extremely popular for its unique offering. Just 7km south of Mopani rest camp, Tsendze is a rustic camp that places a significant emphasis on the natural surroundings through careful camp layout and limited management of vegetation within its boundaries. Camp sites rest under grand Leadwood, Apple Leaf and Mopane trees, and together with the two seasonal water courses of the Tsendze River and Nshawu Creek, serve to attract a variety of interesting bird and animal life.
Tsendze is carefully geared towards guests looking for a truly authentic, no-frills camping experience free from electricity and generators, and thus offers unparalleled serenity in this special part
of the reserve. In order to see the campsites and general views of Tsendze, please click on the Multimedia Tab above, on which you will find our Virtual Tour of Tsendze.
The region is perhaps best known for its impressive herds of buffalo and large elephant population, while bird life thrives, with more unusual sightings of ground hornbills and various eagles being possible.
Common in the area: Elephant, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, waterbuck and brown
If you are lucky you may see: Lions, leopard or Ground Hornbill.
Bring your own - caravans and tents!
Tsendze Facilities and Activities
Facilities: Communal refrigerators, camping facilities only, two ablution blocks, two communal kitchens, no electricity - no generators allowed
Day Visitors: not allowed
Wildlife activities: These are arranged from Mopani Camp .
See Tsendze facilities and outdoor activities.
Nearby picnic sites:
Mooiplaas is only 1km/10min away, Shingwedzi day visitors centre is 60km/2hr 25min, and Letaba day visitors centre 50km/1hr 45min.
The closest gate is Phalaborwa 75km/3hr
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Virtual Tour Don't forget to take a look at our Virtual Tour of this camp by clicking the Multimedia Tab above