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Talamati Bushveld Camp

Talamati is a Xitsonga word that means “Lots of Water”. Yet, despite the meaning of the name, the river is actually dry.

The clay soil however, acts as a giant sponge holding a vast reservoir of underground water and keeping the vegetation lush all year round. Talamati Bushveld Camp is situated in a large open valley, affording superb game viewing opportunities. The luxuriant grassveld in the area attracts large herds of grazers, and the predators never lurk too far behind.

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Activities

See the Park’s Activities for a comprehensive list.


Facilities

  • Information at Reception
  • Public Telephone
  • Mini Shop at Reception stocks basic items such as firewood and Telkom phone cards. There are no foodstuffs such as meat available.
  • No ATM facility available
  • Electricity (plug points) for appliances in rooms
  • Boma – communal Braai (barbecue) area in camp
  • Muzandzeni Picnic spot (23km from camp)
  • Nhlanguleni Picnic spot (35km from camp)
  • Bird Hide (in camp)
  • Each accommodation unit has it’s own braai (barbecue) facilities

See the Park’s Facilities for a comprehensive list.


Day Visitors

Only residents are allowed in the camp and on the access roads to Talamati Bush Camp. Talamati Bush Camp can be booked through Central Reservations and is a wonderful bush experience for all. Talamati Bush Camp is situated within easy reach of the larger rest camps so that guests can make use of the larger camps amenities if needed.


Travel Information

Travel routes and times from central Gauteng

Orpen Gate

Head toward Nelspruit on the N4 and take the R540 Belfast turn off. At Lydenburg turn left onto the R36 heading north. 30km before Hoedspruit turn right onto the R531 and head to Orpen gate. Allow between 4 to 5 hours for the trip to the gate. Talamati Bushveld Camp is 30 km away from the gate. Allow about 1 ½ hours for the drive to the camp, however if you want to enjoy the game viewing possibilities give yourself more time!


Flora & Fauna

See the Fauna & Flora pages of the Park for more information.

Mammals

Track rhino, elephant and lion on foot while learning and observing fascinating facts about the African bush. Some of the animals to be seen in the area are giraffe, kudu, eland, impala, zebra, rhino, buffalo, lion and hyena. Animal activity at the water hole is an 24 hour experience so insomniacs can keep an eye out after sunset to spot some of the more elusive nocturnal wildlife coming to drink.

Vegetation

Talamati Camp is a good game viewing region in a sloping valley and hill area, that is dominated by knob thorn and bushwillow trees.


5 Things To Seek

  1. Leopard
  2. Zebra
  3. Hyena
  4. Mongoose
  5. Sable

Contact

  • Telephone: +27 (0)13 735 6343
  • Fax: +27 (0)13 735 5544

See Camp Contacts for more information.


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