Nkambeni Safari Camp

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Outdoor pool, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool loungers

Overview of Nkambeni Safari Camp

Nkambeni Safari Camp

3.0 star property
3-star lodge with outdoor pool, near Kruger National Park

8.2/10 Very good

50 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
The price is €118
Price available on 27/09/2022
Numbi Gate Kruger National Park, Mbombela, Mpumalanga, 1350
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Pool bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • Conference centre
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park
  • Kruger National Park - 1 min walk

Getting around

  • Nelspruit (MQP-Kruger Mpumalanga Intl.) - 56 min drive
  • Skukuza (SZK) - 100 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Nkambeni Safari Camp

3-star lodge in a national park
Take advantage of a round-trip airport shuttle, a swim-up bar and a poolside bar at Nkambeni Safari Camp. Active travellers can enjoy ecotours at this lodge. The on-site African cuisine restaurant, Main Deck and Boma, features pool views. Free WiFi in public areas is available to all guests, along with a terrace and a garden.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • An outdoor pool with sunloungers and a swim-up bar
  • Free self-parking
  • Continental breakfast (surcharge), express check-out and express check-in
  • A front desk safe, coffee/tea in the lobby and a TV in the lobby
  • Guest reviews say good things about the helpful staff
Room features
All 150 rooms include comforts, such as premium bedding and air conditioning.
More amenities include:
  • Select Comfort beds, down duvets and free cots/infant beds
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and free toiletries
  • Wardrobes/cupboards, balconies and electric kettles


Afrikaans, English, Xhosa, Zulu

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (third-party expert - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 150 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 6:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 5 AM - 11 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 5:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • This property is located within Kruger National Park, and their gate entrance and exit times also apply for guests. Gate closure times vary seasonally, as follows: 5:30 PM, May-June; 6 PM, August-October and March-April; 6:30 PM, November-February. Guests who plan to arrive after gate closure time must contact the property in advance to arrange an escort to the property; a late check-in fee applies. Arrivals after 8 PM are not permitted.
  • Nkambeni Safari Camp is located inside a national park, and their gate entrance and exit times also apply for guests. Guests are advised to contact the hotel's reservation staff to check their arrival time.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Up to 2 children (9 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking area (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 5:30 AM–9:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Travelling with children

  • Children stay free

What to do

  • Ecotours
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Kayaking nearby

Working away

  • Conference centre


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pool loungers


  • Built in 2008
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Xhosa
  • Zulu

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Down duvet
  • Premium bedding
  • Selected Comfort mattress
  • Free cot/infant bed

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom (not in room)
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps

Special features


Main Deck and Boma – Overlooking the pool and garden, this restaurant specialises in African cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Breakage deposit: ZAR 500 per stay

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 155 for adults and ZAR 77.50 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 1032 per person (one-way)
  • Late check-in between 5:30 PM and 8:00 PM can be arranged for an extra charge of ZAR 500
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of ZAR 500 (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Airport shuttle service for children up to age 18 costs ZAR 1032 (one-way)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (third-party expert - Global).


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Nkambeni Safari Camp Lodge Kruger National Park
Nkambeni Safari Camp Lodge
Nkambeni Safari Camp Kruger National Park
Nkambeni Safari Camp
Faircity Nkambeni Tented Camp Hotel Kruger National Park
Nkambeni Safari Camp Lodge
Nkambeni Safari Camp Mbombela
Nkambeni Safari Camp Lodge Mbombela
Nkambeni Safari Camp Lodge
Nkambeni Safari Camp Mbombela
Nkambeni Safari Camp Lodge Mbombela

Frequently asked questions

Does Nkambeni Safari Camp offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Nkambeni Safari Camp does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Nkambeni Safari Camp?
As of 26 September 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Nkambeni Safari Camp on 27 September 2022 start from €118, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Nkambeni Safari Camp?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Nkambeni Safari Camp?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Nkambeni Safari Camp?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Nkambeni Safari Camp?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Nkambeni Safari Camp?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 1032 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Nkambeni Safari Camp?
You can check in from 2 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of ZAR 500 (subject to availability). Express check-in and check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Nkambeni Safari Camp and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as cycling, kayaking and rafting, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation on-site includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the lodge's other amenities, which include a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Nkambeni Safari Camp?
Yes, Main Deck and Boma offers African cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Debonairs Dayizenza (5.6 mi) and Buffalo resturant (5.7 mi).
Does Nkambeni Safari Camp have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Nkambeni Safari Camp like?
Nkambeni Safari Camp is located a short 1-minute walk from Kruger National Park.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



6/10 Good

Very average
Very average and therefore overpriced. Fine for a one night stay but there are also nicer options which cost the same or are cheaper. Dining facilities lack any charm. Train tracks very close and you can hear the trains. Tents located very close to each other as well. Staff was friendly and helpful.
Salla, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This camp is a great stay. People mention parking and the train and the noise from neighboring tents … this is just a small inconvenience for the price of the property and location of it within the national park fence perimeter- but outside the gate where the conservation fee needs to be paid. International cost is $30 per person and doesn’t matter when you enter and is open 6a-6p. We stayed in tents 9, 17,18,19 & 75. Our first 4 face the park so you will see animals pass in front of your door / porch. Approx half the tents face the park and the other half face the interior of the camp. The trains move slowly maybe twice a day past the camp area - it this is outside the fenced park. Some guests are quiet and some louder … so you may or may not hear them next to you. Parking is at the bottom of 2 paths up to the tents … there is an area to drop bags off if you have a tent ar the farthest away area of the reception. There are golf carts so you can ask for help getting your bags far also I have seen. My family all agree we would return ! Pool looks nice / but not warm enough to use while here. The watering hole in the park is fun to watch - hippos always has been there. Elephants come and go almost daily. Cute bar with reasonable prices. Bartenders have always been friendly. Buffets always good. Lunch is alacart & typical in the park Friday night was outside with local entertainment. Enjoy !
Kimberly, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Angelene, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nkambeni adventure
It was very pleasant
MJ, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Good Camp - Needs some polish
Nkambeni Safari Camp has the makings of good place to stay. The positives are good food and management that are willing to help. Negatives are tents very close to each other and as such can be noisy at night. I would think the management need to consider a noise curfew after 22h00. The train passing by is also noisy, but there is not much that can be done about that. Parking is by reception and it is a hike to get to your tent. Porters are available but during our stay they were either too busy or nowhere to be found. I really suggest that management get a few golf carts to assist guest with their luggage. The restaurant area is great and food is generally good. The restaurant staff was a hit and miss affair. Some were great and some terrible to the point where they ignore you. This being a high occupancy camp, more than 150 tents, it seemed that restaurant staff were overwhelmed at times. Management should consider training to sharpen up this side of things. Reception and security staff were fantastic. On site amenities are limited, but then I think this more a stop over for those wanting to explore Kruger. Value for money in considering what other lodges charge in the area. With a few tweaks it can be great camp to stay at. Management was very willing and great in addressing our concerns and questions. Keep this up please.
Johan Robins, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Good service & hospitality
Good service at this hotel especially the catering staff
Zidesh, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Kruger view
Right on the boundary to the Kruger, with a watering hole (with hippos) just outside. Fantastic location, well maintained property. Neat and tidy, well run. Food was good and staff very friendly. Enjoyed our stay.
Roith, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

The camp is located just inside Numbi gate: from the lodge to the main gate is a short 3km drive. The cabins are compact, clean and comfortable and the staff very friendly. The food was very tasty and there was enough variety. There is very limited wifi allocation to be used in the main building only, but with the camp being so spread out, this is understandable. The tents are about 10 metres apart but it is possible to hear people snoring in the adjacent tent and the railway track is closeby too so this might be an issue for light sleepers. We did not find it onerous to complete the forms every day upon entry into the park. Given the time of year, the animals were very scarce but we had rare and magnificent sightings every day we went out. We would definitely return and recommend Nkambeni to others.
Doreen, 3-night family trip
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