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About Calao Tented Camp

Situated on a 27 hectare property bordering one of the few perennial rivers in the area, Calao Tented Camp is an enjoyable and affordable stopover. The camp offers various types of accommodation on a self-catering basis, but breakfast and dinner can also easily be arranged on request.

The camp consists of two luxury tents, each with an en-suite bathroom, verandah, gazebo, and braai area. There are also three safari tents with outdoor bathroom, verandah, gazebo, and braai area. Another small tent is provided for children or a third guest. There are lights in all the tents that work with batteries and we can charge your camera or cellphone batteries for you.

Calao Tented Camp is perfectly located ten minutes from the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, 40 minutes from the Kruger National Park's Orpen Gate, and 45 minutes from Swadini in the Drakensberg. There is easy access from the R40 but the last kilometer on the property is a dirt road and can sometimes be a difficult drive.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 3 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 15
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 21 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • French

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              Reviews for Calao Tented Camp

              21 guest reviews Reviews of

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              Paul Joubert, South Africa
              29 December 2016

              Real bush experience. Not the fancy lodge type bush. Real bush! Will highly recommend for the more adventurous.

              Judy Raath, South Africa
              29 August 2016

              Run by very hospitable people. Family unit was clean and comfortable. Easy access to orpen gate. Would stay there again.

              Terri lee Hutton, South Africa
              11 August 2015

              This tented camp is greatly under described on the websites. It has almost everything you need bar food! Cleanliness on all aspects (including the braai grill) is outstanding and it was an all round great experience

              Siva kumar, South Africa
              06 May 2015

              The only complain I have about the place is the people running the place didn't tell us the place is not for kids. We went there with 3 children and one infant. It is a dangerous place for them considering the warning of poisonous snakes and scorpions and occasional hyena and leopard visits. I am still disappointed that the owners didn't mention it when we booked the place. They also didn't mention about solar power and absence of electricity. It was a mission to charge cellphones. Overall a bad experience. It might a good for some people, but don't go there with young children.

              Wayne van Driel, South Africa
              26 December 2014

              This is a great place for the eco-tourist. Environmentally friendly and a real bush experience.

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              Calao Tented Camp Map

              Calao Tented Camp is 21km from the centre of Hoedspruit , the nearest airport 12km (Eastgate Airport).
              *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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