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where eagles soar and the river runs wild

'Relax as hard as you like' is the tune by which things are run at this tented bushcamp nestled amongst the aloes and acacias of the magnificent Tugela canyon, central KwaZulu-Natal. Wake to the call of a Fish-Eagle, partake in early morning game walks, sunbathe on one of the giant boulders in front of camp, or unwind with sundowners, roaring campfires, open-air dining and evening skies awash with stars.

Whether its adventure, nature or relaxation that you after, the surrounds and company of this river bushcamp offer the perfect tonic. From game viewing, fly fishing and birding, to more adventurous pursuits such as 4x4'ing, mountain biking, ziplining, river rafting, abseiling and quad-biking, you'll never run short of things to do.

From simple beginnings, this bushcamp has evolved slowly over the years and has stretched the concept of outdoor living to its limits! A firm believer that rocks and trees are there to stay, owner Mark and his team have lovingly built their accommodation around the natural features of this landscape. Enjoy the panoramas afforded by the outdoor showers of your ensuite bathroom or the morning banter of the mocking chats as they hop around your room.

Most activities are offered year round, but the best rafting months (the highest water levels) are November through to April; whilst river levels drop and run clean during winter months - making conditions favourable for fishing for yellow's on fly. The rocky roads and animal tracks around this former biosphere reserve provide organic mountain biking terrain. If you thinking about bringing your bike, you can opt to have your luggage transferred from Weenen, and cycle into camp. What a great way to kick off the weekend!

Tugela Bushcamp offers a unique getaway or team build for school and corporate groups. Itineraries are tailor-made from the many activities on offer, and highly experienced facilitators can be sourced to link the physical activities with discussion in the conference room. Teams are created through shared experience and this environment provides the natural playground for this to happen.


A range of accommodation is available to suit all budgets from camping to bed & breakfast, to fully catered leisure or active holiday packages where rafting and abseiling are included in the price.
luxury suite at Tugela Bush Camp - built around the natural environment

Accom Type Includes Price / pp /
Budget Camping - tent & bedding supplied R300/pp
Self-catered Self-contained house on hill OR J-Camp R390/pp
B&B Package Self-contained accom with breakfast inclusive R450/pp
Family Units Leisure Rate: Full Board R850-R950pp
Luxury Units Leisure Rate: Full Board R950/pp
  Honeymoon Package: incl sundowners at special spot weather permitting R1100/pp

Leisure Rate: Includes accommodation, all meals (campfire dinner, full cooked breakfast & buffet lunch), use of boats around camp, guided game walks, ziplining & fishing + vat

Children U12 - Half-price on Accommodation. Pre-schoolers R150/pn


On the leisure package, adventure activities can be pre-booked & prepaid for. Guests who choose camping or a self-catering option, are welcome to book in for any meals and activities.

kayaking a standing wave on the Tugela River - white water adventures
Abseiling R250/pp
Cultural Walk R200/pp
Paintball R250/pp
Rafting R350 - R600/pp
Fly Fishing R100 Rod Fee
Optional Meals  
Dinner R150/pp
Breakfast R75/pp
Lunch R75/pp

Tugela Bush Camp makes a great getaway for bachelor's, extended family holiday's & friend weekends. If you are group of 20 persons or more - drop us an email and find out about what group discount we can offer you on our fully catered packages.