Entrance to Talamati Bushveld campEntrance to Talamati Bushveld camp

Talamati is a Xitsonga word that means "Lots of Water”, yet despite the meaning of the name, the N'waswitsontso river is actually dry....however, the clay soil acts as a giant sponge holding vast amounts of underground water and keeps the vegetation lush all year round.

Talamati bungalowsTalamati bungalows


This Bushveld Camp has fifteen bungalows spread out amongst trees along the river.

Talamati BungalowTalamati Bungalow

 Each bungalow is serviced daily and provided with towels, bedding and soap.  Electricity is generated by solar panels for the lights and fans. 

bedroom in Talamati Bushveld campbedroom in Talamati Bushveld camp

Each bungalow has a fully equipped kitchen with a Fridge, crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils. A small room at the main gate provides communal freezers. 

Kitchen at Talamati bungalowKitchen at Talamati bungalow

There is a small lounge, veranda and braaing area at each bungalow.

Talamati bungalow verandaTalamati bungalow veranda

Red Lipped Herald at our Talamati bungalowRed Lipped Herald at our Talamati bungalow

A boma area at Talamati Camp provides the ideal venue for family get togethers. The boma is situated between the two hides and away from the bungalows so other visitors won't be disturbed. It has a lovely view overlooking the veld.

Talamati boma is situated between the two hidesTalamati boma is situated between the two hides


The camp has two hides, one at the entrance of the camp, facing south and overlooking a floodlit waterhole...animal activity at the water hole is a great experience so keep an eye out after sunset to spot some of the more elusive nocturnal wildlife coming to drink.

Hide 1 at Talamati Bushveld campHide 1 at Talamati Bushveld camp
Talamati hide 1 side viewTalamati hide 1 side view
Talamati view from hide over waterholeTalamati view from hide over waterhole

In 2009 a leopard was photographed drinking at this waterhole at night - you can see the photographs inside the hide.

In 2015 there was another leopard sighting at the waterhole - this time the guests were treated to a few hours entertainment as the leopard stole a meal from a hyena.

Since then, a few fortunate guests have witnessed a lion kill against the camp fence and our friend, Katja Voth, saw two leopard cubs in a tree in front of her cottage!  

Just remember that the big cats usually drink at dinnertime - from 19h00 to 21h00. 

Talamatis floodlit waterholeTalamatis floodlit waterhole

The second hide faces west and is located at the other end of the camp...

Talamati 2nd hideTalamati 2nd hide
Inside 2nd Talamati hideInside 2nd Talamati hide
Veld view form 2nd hideVeld view form 2nd hide

The second hide tends to not be as productive in terms of animal sightings as the hide close to the camp entrance. 

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There are a number of activities on offer at Talamati bush camp: like guided game drives, guided walks and bush braais, can be arranged. Please ask at reception when you check in.

Some of the animals to be seen in the area are Lion, Leopard, Hyena, Giraffe, Kudu, Eland, Sable, Impala, Zebra, Rhino, Buffalo and Wild dogs.

Lion pride in the Talamati areaLion pride in the Talamati area
Cheetah mom and cub seen on the S145 near Talamati Bushveld campCheetah mom and cub seen on the S145
Two white Rhinos sniffing the roadTwo white Rhinos sniffing the road
Wild dogs walking on the S36Wild dogs walking on the S36
Lilac-breasted Roller with catchLilac-breasted roller with catch

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The Talamati plains 
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