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Tintswalo opens family camp in Welgevonden Game Reserve

Tintswalo Family Camp. Pic supplied

Tintswalo has extended its portfolio of family-owned luxury lodges and boutique hotels with the opening of family camp in the Welgevonden Game Reserve in Limpopo, Vaalwater outside Lephalale.

“We are excited to bring to the market this new relaxed family product, which offers full exclusivity for a group to spend quality time together and to make the safari experience memorable,” said Tintswalo Chief Executive Officer, Lisa Goosen.

Tintswalo is a Xitsonga word meaning “Mercy” in English.

The camp is a family camp offering an exclusive safari experience for a households or friends travelling together.

It is the third safari spot in the Tintswalo stable and the second in the malaria-free Waterberg.

Guests book in the new family camp on an exclusive-use basis only.

The camp accommodates one group of between 10 and 16 guests travelling together.

“It also welcomes children of all ages. The rate is R47 670 for up to 10 guests. The booking include accommodation, all meals and soft drinks, twice daily safari activities and Wi-Fi in the main lodge. It may add six guests at R3500 per person per night,” said Goosen.

The family camp is an ideal destination for employees swapping the stress of corporate life for more quality time.

The main communal lounge area provides a warm and welcoming ambience with gigantic fireplaces.

An expansive deck overlooks the valley below and features a swimming pool with poolside loungers.

The viewing deck inside the camp overlooks the waterhole, converting the spacious entertainment room into a conference room.

There is a small gift shop and the camp and electric fencing is protecting visitors against predators and dangerous game to allow children the freedom to enjoy the outside areas.

Tintswalo family camp is ideal for a group of 10 but can accommodate a group of up to 16 with en-suite bathrooms, and up to 20 guests when the group includes younger children sharing a bathroom.

Five spacious freestanding luxury units on either side of the main lodge, consists of two 3-bedroom units, each with 2 bathrooms and a veranda overlooking the wilderness, two 1-bedroom units with an en-suite bathroom and adjoining private lounge, and one 2-bedroom unit with en-suite bathrooms.

The Welgevonden Game Reserve comprises 40,000 hectares of pristine bushveld.

It ranks amongst South Africa’s largest private game reserves, forming part of the only savanna biosphere reserve in the world, proclaimed by UNESCO in March 2001.

It boasts a great variety of entertainment and is home to South Africa’s Big Five.

The Welgevonden Game Reserve, the Dutch word, loosely translated “well found” is a pioneer in conservation initiatives, this ethos forms an integral part of the rich, multi-generational family experience on offer at Tintswalo’s family camp.


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