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3-Day Ultra Budget Dumela Tented Camp

From ZAR 7995
ZAR 8595 Per Single Traveller

2023 Rates

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3 Days


OR Tambo Airport / Any Hotel available on request





On this 3-day budget camping adventure in the Kruger National Park, you’ll get to experience the best of what Africa has to offer, all without breaking the bank.

MoAfrika Tours has designed the most affordable Kruger Park package in the country, which has become extremely popular because a high standard of accommodation is provided at an exceptionally affordable rate.

Located in the Motlala Reserve, the Dumela Tented Camp delivers a budget camping experience alongside the best that Kruger has to offer, with game drives conducted by our expert guides in open game viewing vehicles.

At the Motlala Reserve there is a wide variety of wildlife including leopard, hyena, and buffalos.

You can also add a scenic Panorama Tour onto your return trip from your lodge back to OR Tambo International Airport if time permits.

The Panorama Route is an adventurous route in Mpumalanga, passing the Blyde River Canyon, the world’s third largest canyon (and the largest green canyon).  Numerous waterfalls and one of South Africa’s largest forested regions are among the many natural attractions en route.

This is an adventure you’ll never forget. So what are you waiting for?

Dumela Tented Camp in the Motlala Reserve is located in an area where guests can enjoy a beautiful view of the Drakensberg mountain range, as well as activities such as hiking and table tennis.

The camp offers en- suite tented accommodation, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a restaurant, and access to a garden with an outdoor pool. The tented camp offers free private parking and breakfast is served to guests.

Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport is 41 kilometres away and the Orpen Gate to the Kruger National Park only 20 minutes.


Experience the best of Africa on this 3-day budget camping safari to the Kruger National Park.

Spend your days exploring the park on game drives, spotting the Big Five and other amazing wildlife. In the evenings, relax in your outfitted tented camp, enjoying delicious meals and stargazing under the African sky.

Here is your itinerary for the 3-day budget glamping safari in Kruger:

Day 1 – Afternoon Sunset Drive

You will start this exciting safari early in the morning when you depart from OR Tambo International Airport and travel through the Highveld and Lowveld of Mpumalanga to arrive at Dumela Tented Camp around 14:00.

You will have time to refresh before the real adventure starts with an afternoon sunset game drive in an open safari vehicle through the Blue Canyon Reserve, part of Greater Kruger.

Keep your eyes peeled for the Big Five – lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and buffaloes – as well as other amazing wildlife such as giraffes, zebras, and hippos.

Enjoy sundowners in the bush, then return to the camp to gather around the boma fire for dinner and stories about the day’s adventures.


Day 2 – Full Day Kruger National Park

Your day may proceed in one of two ways: an early departure for Kruger National Park with a bush breakfast along the route and an earlier return, or having breakfast at the lodge first, departing and returning later.

The exact departure times will be communicated to you the night before as it will be decided according to animal activity at the time to give you the best opportunity for game viewing.

Your safari in Kruger will last about 7 to 8 hours, during which you will venture deep into the Orpen-Satara area, where your chances of seeing lions are better than anywhere else in the park.

You will return to the camp with ample time to unwind and get ready for a starlit dinner around the fire.

Day 3 – Departure or optional activities

You can choose to enjoy some of the optional activates offered at the camp before breakfast.

After breakfast it is time for good-byes and your return to Johannesburg.

  • OPTIONAL EXTRAS (one of the following)
  • 1 hour bushwalk before breakfast (subject to availability) R350 per person sharing
  • 1 hour ATV quad bike safari – R1 250 per person
  • 3 hour sunrise drive in Blue Canyon, Greater Kruger – R1 250 per person sharing (minimum 1 pax.)
  • Panorama Route Highlights tour (includes Berlin Falls, God’s Window, Blyde Canyon, and Three Rondavels)
    R1 995 per person sharing (minimum 2 pax.)

This route will take you past Berlin Falls, God’s Window, Blyde Canyon, and Three Rondavels before you finally leave the Lowveld.

You should arrive back at OR Tambo International Airport not later than around 17:00 or 18:00.


  • Return transfers from OR Tambo Airport to Kruger
  • Afternoon sunset drive in private big 5 reserve
  • 1 full day (7 to 8 hours per day) open vehicle safari in Kruger
  • 2 x African dinners
  • 2 x breakfasts
  • 2 nights’ glamping accommodation
  • A complimentary glass of wine with dinner
  • Free Wi-Fi around the lodge


  • Scheduled flights to and from OR Tambo International Airport
  • All purchases of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary

Good to know:

Guests are collected from Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport between 7:00 and 7:30. Collections from any other Johannesburg hotels or addresses are possible at additional rates.

Guests are dropped off at Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport around 17:00, other hotels or addresses can be arranged at additional rates.

MoAfrika Tours and its service providers provide cost-effective transfers for groups of 2 – 12 people per vehicle; please let us know if you prefer a private tour (additional rates may apply).

Keep in mind that if you plan to fly out of OR Tambo International Airport on the last day of the safari tour, we recommend booking a domestic flight no earlier than 19:30 and an international flight no earlier than 21:00.

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