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Tented Adventures Bezhoek

The newest addition to the Tented Adventures portfolio, Tented Adventures Bezhoek is located within the Bezhoek Private Nature Reserve (a non-Big 5 reserve). Located at the start of the Olifants River Valley, just 25km outside of Middelburg and eMalahleni (Witbank) and a 90 minute drive from Pretoria and Johannesburg, there is no hint of any city life once you arrive at Bezhoek. A piece of paradise – 4500ha of pristine nature is tucked away in the Olifants River valley, ready to be explored.

The irreplaceable bio-diversity status of the Reserve is attributed to over 100 grass species, cycad populations, red data flora, extensive river frontages, permanent wetlands and streams, riverine forestation, gorges, savannah plains, rocky outcrops, and majestic cliffs. The wildlife, which includes leopard, hyena, giraffe, eland, sable, oribi, blesbok and many other species, all roam freely. It is always special to spot the honey badgers and porcupines, notwithstanding over 301 bird species, including the African Finfoot, Southern Bald Ibis, Denham’s Bustard and Secretary birds.

Our intimate safari camp has 9 safari tents all equipped with 2 comfortable ¾ beds (can be converted to 1 king size bed), luxurious linen, electricity, camp chairs, carpeted flooring, large windows with gauze netting and en-suite bathroom facilities (shower, basin, and toilet). Each tent has a bar fridge and a coffee station with a gas stove for the kettle and is stocked with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, milk, and rusks. The safari tents are located approximately 100-200m from the central guest facilities, where you can relax at the swimming pool, in the garden or the lounge and veranda. Your delicious meals are prepared by our in-house Chef and served at the central guest facilities dining area or our special boma.

Tented Adventures Bezhoek offers an affordable authentic safari experience where you will be hosted by our experienced safari guides. The guided safari experience offers daily morning walks and afternoon game drives in open safari vehicles. Additional activities on offer also include hiking, mountain biking (please bring your own bikes).

Child Policy

Tented Adventures Bezhoek enjoys welcoming families to our lodge. Our tents can comfortably accommodate two adults and one child.

A nature getaway makes for a perfect family vacation and we look forward to welcoming you. 

A few points to note in our child policy:

  • Children under the age of 6 (six) are not permitted on the game vehicles.
  • Our beds can comfortably sleep two adults and one child.
  • Additional charges will apply for kids.

 

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Corporate and Team Building

Tented Adventures Bezhoek is a wonderful place to regroup with your team. The lodge has many indoor and outdoor facilities to accommodate corporate clients for executive getaways and team building.

We can accommodate various size groups for day and weekend events to make your experience more memorable. 

Contact our reservations team at bookings@tentedadventures.com for a detailed quote.

 

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Directions

  • NOTE: The R555 and then turning to travel towards Presidentsrus is the only access to Tented Adventures Bezhoek.  No other route will bring you out at the Tented Adventures Bezhoek.  Please ensure that your route is as per the details below (particularly if you are coming through Middleburg itself):
  • You can use Tented Adventures Bezhoek as your destination on Waze/GoogleMaps.
  • GPS coordinates are: -25.740578, 29.333728
  • Approximately 7kms will be on dirt roads – accessible with normal sedan vehicles. Please drive cautiously as one would normally do on dirt roads.
  • The main N4 route has toll gates. The toll gates only accept cash or credit cards.  They do not accept debit cards.

 

From the Middleburg Toll plaza heading north east on the N4 (you can also miss this tollgate by coming through Witbank/Emalahleni – see details further down):

  • Travel a further 4 kms and take the Exit 120 for R575 (van Dyke’s Drift / Middleburg).
  • Turn left onto the R575 for approximately 4.5kms
  • At the stop street (4-way stop) turn left onto the R555 towards Witbank for approximately 6kms
  • Turn right (there is a sign saying ‘Presidentsrus’ – this can be a very busy road to cross with oncoming traffic – be aware). After 5kms along this route, it becomes a gravel road for 1.8kms
  • The road splits, take the gravel road to the right and you will see a sign for ‘private road’ and ‘mining activity’ – continue onto this ‘private road’ and ‘mining activity’ gravel road for approximately 4kms
  • Straight ahead of you will be a big blue (closed) gate, but continue following the road to your left until you reach the black gate
  • It is here that you press the intercom for Tented Adventures (top button) to open for you
  • Once through the gate (please wait until the gate is closed behind you) continue straight and follow the signs for ‘your adventure is this way’.

 

Missing the Middleburg Toll plaza and travelling through Witbank/Emalahleni:

  • Take the exit 101 toward Emalahleni/Swartbos Road/Bethal/R544
  • Turn left onto OR Tambo Road for approximately 4.3 kms
  • Turn right onto Voortrekker Street (which becomes the R555) for approximately 14.7 kms
  • Turn left towards Presidentsrus. After 5kms along this route it becomes a gravel road for 1.8kms
  • The road splits, take the gravel road to the right and you will see a sign for ‘private road’ and ‘mining activity’ – continue onto this ‘private road’ and ‘mining activity’ gravel road for approximately 4kms
  • Straight ahead of you will be a big blue (closed) gate, but continue following the road to your left until you reach the black gate
  • It is here that you press the intercom for Tented Adventures (top button) to open for you
  • Once through the gate (please wait until the gate is closed behind you) continue straight and follow the signs for ‘your adventure is this way’.

If you are coming south west along the N4 (coming from the direction of Nelspruit):

  • Keep in the left lane and take Exit 120 for R575 (van Dyke’s Drift / Middleburg)
  • Take a sharp right onto the R575 for approximately 4.5kms
  • At the stop street (4-way stop) turn left onto the R555 towards Witbank for approximately 6kms
  • Turn right (there is a sign saying ‘Presidentsrus’ – this can be a very busy road to cross with oncoming traffic – be aware) for approximately 6kms. Along this route, the tar becomes a gravel road.
  • The road splits, take the gravel road to the right and you will see a sign for ‘private road’ and ‘mining activity’ – continue onto this ‘private road’ and ‘mining activity’ gravel road for approximately 4kms
  • Straight ahead of you will be a big blue (closed) gate, but continue following the gravel road to your left until you reach the black gate
  • It is here that you press the intercom for Tented Adventures (top button) to open for you
  • Once through the gate (please wait until the gate is closed behind you) continue straight and follow the signs for ‘your adventure is this way’.

 

Meet Our Team

Our onsite team are here to make your stay memorable and relaxing. From your food to your activities, you can be assured that our Bezhoek team will give you the best service, with a smile!

Convirt - Camp Host

Good day, my name is Convirt. I am a camp host at Tented Adventures Bezhoek. Seeing the smiling faces of our guests when they arrive and see this beautiful place brings me joy and motivates me to take pride in my work. I am happy to help with any tasks that come my way and I enjoy working with a team that knows how to balance working hard with having fun. I am always prepared to go the extra mile.

Gift - Housekeeper

Hello friends, my name is Gift. I am a housekeeper at Tented Adventures Bezhoek. I enjoy keeping my team neat and tidy, making sure everyone has a freshly ironed uniform to look as sharp as they perform. I enjoy listening to music while I work and I am always friendly with a million dollar smile.

Lizette - Camp Manager

My name is Lizette and I am the camp manager at Tented Adventures Bezhoek and love working with people. I joined Tented Adventures in December 2018. I work well under pressure and think on my toes to resolve any problem that might pop up. I love helping others to the best of my abilities and will go above and beyond to make sure you feel at home when you stay with us. Hope you enjoy your stay with us an become part of the Tented Adventures Family.

Martin - Maintenance Assistant

My name is Martin. I am the maintenance assistant at Tented Adventures Bezhoek. I enjoy problem solving and I am flexible when it comes to different things that needs to be done. I work well under pressure making sure that what needs to be done is done long before it becomes an inconvenience. I enjoy working with people and love making people smile. I am friendly and hard working and find motivation in the positive attitudes surrounding me. My aim is to bring out the best in myself and my colleagues to the benefit of the company.

Marvin - Chef

My name is Marvin. I am a chef at Tented Adventures Bezhoek. I am passionate about food and enjoy creating down to earth dishes that taste as good as they look. My goal is to be a well known chef in the future and where I am now is the perfect place to learn to be more creative with my dishes and menus. I love a challenge and see any obstacle as a learning curve. So now that you know who I am, what would you like to eat?

Megan - Guide

My name is Megan. I am a guide at Tented Adventures Bezhoek. I have loved the bush and working with people for as long as I can remember. I have always been fascinated by the little things. I love birding and my goal is to be a professional birding guide in the future but for now I am in my happy place and enjoy working with an amazing team very much.

Pedro - Camp Host

My name is Pedro. I am a camp host at Tented Adventures Bezhoek. I love making everyone laugh while working to keep a positive atmosphere hoping the positivity will rub off on our guests. I enjoy watching football and support my working team as I would support my favourite football team.

Ruan - Guide

My name is Ruan. I am a guide at Tented Adventures Bezhoek. I have had a passion for nature ever since I can remember and my joy is to share my passion and knowledge with our guests to give them a fun and interesting bush learning experience. My passion is nature and my expertise lie with snakes and other reptiles, feel free to ask me anything about reptiles.

Guest Reviews

Our reviews are independently managed and published.

The visit to Bezhoek was last ofy itinerary arranged by Tented Adventures; it was the perfect way to end my short stay in South Africa. The accommodation and facilities were excellent. I cannot fault the attentive service from all the staff. Thank you.

Thanks to Meghan for 2 great drives and an enjoyable morning walk out. There is some stunning scenery to be seen particularly from the view point.

Thanks, Carolyn for setting everything up we TA. Hopefully when things settle down, I will be along with the rest of my original travelling companions.

The friendliness and professionalism of all staff was remarkable. From the booking process with Carolyn – who no request is to much trouble for to Lizette the Camp Manager who runs an excellent site to Megan our Safari guide who was a pleasure to talk to and really knew her stuff to the new chef Marvin who produced some wonderful meals especially dinner. All round fantastic stay and will be back next year in a heartbeat. Thankyou

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