Saseka Tented Camp

Saseka Tented Camp is the newest lodge in the Thornybush Collection, offering a truly unique, luxurious experience in a Big Five nature reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park. Saseka is the Tsonga word for beautiful and if guests are lucky they might spot a beautiful female leopard which goes by the same name.

Saseka Tented Camp is situated alongside the Monwana River which sweeps through Thornybush Nature Reserve. A distinct curve in the river was a natural catalyst for the site of the main area. The elevated tented suites give guests a full view of the riverbed and are surrounded by some very large and beautiful trees. The sand riverbed presents guests with game viewing opportunities from the comfort of their private decks.

Designed and decorated by the award winning team of Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, Saseka Tented Camp combines natural, sustainable architecture with cutting-edge design. There are eight luxury tents, each with their own private deck and pool – perfect for couples looking for a romantic safari experience, where privacy and comfort are a priority.  

The public space is a celebration of nature! The use of light was key and the extraordinary ceiling, which filters light into the space - imitating the natural dappled light of a tree canopy. We call it the “ceiling for all seasons”!

You can relax around the bar area where there is a striking wall feature made from stones, or retreat to a small library space which has a fireplace for the winter months. Dining in the riverbed is a highlight of any stay at Saseka. 

If you’re looking for an experience that will engage all of your senses, then Saseka Tented Camp is the perfect safari experience for you!