Saseka, the Tsonga word for ‘beautiful’, rests beneath a welcoming umbrella of ancient indigenous trees on the voluptuous curve of the Monwana River as it sweeps through the untouched private wilderness of Thornybush Game Reserve in the greater Kruger National Park – a Big Five and game-abundant paradise.

As the latest addition to the Thornybush Collection, Saseka Tented Camp comprises eight 2-person, elevated tented suites, the Leadwood Tented Villa for families or small groups, and a masterpiece of a main area, with its dining room and lounge, which nestles intimate spaces for exquisitely private meals or stolen solitudes. Special mention must be made of Saseka’s stylish savoir vivre as it plays out in an intimate decor game between ecologically inspired color palettes, history-infused botanical motifs, sophisticated contemporary audacity and the sepia romance of Hemingway-esque tented safaris. Smart repurposing and a definitively green design philosophy makes this one of 2020’s most sustainably beautiful camps in Africa!

The reinforced-canvas tented suites, elevated elegantly above the riverbed, have clever solid-stacking glass spanning their lengths so you feel like you’re actually outside in the wild, though deliciously cooled by state-of-the-art air-conditioning. Each suite’s spacious wooden deck – perfect for wildlife-spotting – features its own private splash pool, gorgeously comfortable deck chairs and an outdoor shower.

Designed with families or small groups in mind, the Leadwood Tented Villa is a ‘camp-within-a-camp’ and can service one, two or three tented suites exclusively.

Discover the diverse profusion of wildlife beyond the Big 5 during dusk and dawn game drives, where lion and leopard encounters remain the standout experience for guests! Accompanied by your guide and tracker, bush walks invite your senses to pick up on all the magnificent details easily missed on a game drive: the shy, tiny creatures of the bush, the scents, colors and textures of the flora – and to follow animal tracks right up close.

And at the end of it all, unwind – inside your tent or out on your private deck as the sun sets – under the artfully restorative hands of your Amani Spa therapist before a sumptuous feast out in the starlit bush.

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Luxury Tented Suite

Comprising of 8 luxurious tented rooms, each sleeping 2 people. Solid stacking glass spans the length of the tent, guaranteeing spectacular views of the bush from within your tent, be it in your bedroom or bathroom. The large private wooden-deck features an outdoor shower, as well as a splash pool and large comfortable deck chairs to bask in the African sun.

Leadwood Villa

The breath-taking Leadwood Villa accommodates 2, 4 or 6 adults and up-to 1 child per tent (max 3 children) in 3 separate rooms, with a central entertainment area featuring a lounge and dining area for private meals, separate from the rest of the lodge. The large outdoor deck features a splash pool with pool loungers for ultimate privacy and relaxation. The Villa is perfect for exclusive use by families or smaller groups.