Activities at Talamati Bushveld Camp

© Nigel Dennis

Explore on a night drive that enables you to observe some of the nocturnal wildlife of Kruger Park.

Talamati Camp is a good game viewing region in a sloping valley and hill area, that is dominated by Knob Thorn and Bushwillow trees. Night drives enable you to take part in the nocturnal activities of Kruger, in the company of experienced guides and trackers. Guided bush walks, in the company of trained field and transportation guides with backup rifles take groups of up to 8 people out into the bush for a few hours.

The boma area at Talamati Camp could prove to be the ideal venue for family dining get-togethers. Catering is also available for group gatherings. The boma is situated away from the cottages so other visitors won't be disturbed by functions held there.

Please Note If you must walk around at night please do not do so without a torch.

Wildlife

Track Rhino, Elephant, and Lion on foot while learning and observing fascinating facts about the African bush. Some of the animals to be seen in the area are Giraffe, Kudu, Eland, Impala, Zebra, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion, and Hyena. Animal activity at the water hole is a 24-hour experience so insomniacs can keep an eye out after sunset to spot some of the more elusive nocturnal wildlife coming to drink.

Birding

Prominent birdlife attractions in the area are redbilled Buffalo Weaver, Glossy, Greater Blue-eared, and Burchell's starling and mourning Dove. Also lookout for the masked Weaver and their hanging nests. At night, Giant Eagle, Barn, Scops, and Pearlspotted Owls can be seen.

The site is exceptionally active bird-wise, with many passerines coming to drink and joining the ubiquitous Hammerkop, Greenbacked Heron, and Great White and Little Egrets. However, it is an excellent venue to see Bluecheeked Bee-eater which is regularly in attendance here. Within the camp, one can see sunbirds feeding on the aloes in the gardens.

5 Things to Seek

  • Leopard
  • Zebra
  • Hyena
  • Mongoose
  • Sable
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