The most recent addition to Big Game Parks stable, KaMsholo Bushveld Safaris was acquired through the assistance of the James Marshal Foundation. In Ted Reilly’s early years, he spent many days and nights camping out in the area, gaining an intimate understanding of Nature and a love for the heat and dust of the lowveld. The area was previously known as Nisela Safaris.
KaMsholo is best known as a friendly pitstop for all travellers arriving into or departing from Eswatini through Laviumisa Border, with great restaurant facilities, take aways and clean rest rooms. Beyond the roadside facilities, KaMsholo is a nature-rich 700ha reserve, dominated by the Umbrella Tree (Acacia tortillis) with a surprising species list which includes giraffe, reedbuck, waterbuck and ostrich.
Tinsele Rest Camp provides a tranquil overnight retreat 2km from the Restaurant, situated at the foot of the Lebombo Mountains, perfect for families, small groups, nature lovers and birders. The Bushveld Backpackers at the main reception area provides budget travellers traditional beehive huts while Bhekilanga Guesthouse in Nsoko Village just 3km away, also managed by KaMsholo, caters for business travellers and conference guests.
Conferencing facilities at the main complex caters for conferences of various sizes.
Activities include Guided Game Walks, Game Drives, Pony Rides and Horse Riding while overnight guests may self-drive within the park.
Day Visitors are welcome to picnic, visit the restaurant or take part in guided activities.
The rustic Tinsele Rest Camp is named after the fearless, courageous, tenacious Honey badger (iNsele), an appropriate symbol of the heroic Game Rangers of Big Game Parks, to whom the Rest Camp will pay tribute.
|Self catering family cottage||Sleeps 4||From ZAR 572|
|Double Cottage||Sleeps 2||From ZAR 572|
The comfortably rustic Tinsele Rest Camp is named after the fearless, courageous, tenacious Honey badger (iNsele), an appropriate symbol of the heroic Game Rangers of Big Game Parks, to whom the Rest Camp will pay tribute. Each of the 8 comfortable thatched huts in the Rest Camp is named after one of Eswatini’s famous Game Rangers and provides insight into the enormous challenges these great men have faced and the bravery they have displayed to enable Big Game Parks to achieve all that it has today, for Nature conservation and for their country.
A short drive through the park (about 1.5km) from the Lavumisa-Big Bend road, brings guests to Tinsele Rest Camp, with 8 neat cottages, a swimming pool a central dining and social area. During 2020/21, the cottages are being upgraded to fully contained self-catering cottages. Tinsele Rest Camp is reserved for residents only, and is available for group and function bookings who book out the accommodation simultaneously.
Two units are fully equipped for self-catering, each sleeping 4 people. Both units have a queen bed on the bottom floor, a kitchenette, bathroom with bath, shower, toilet and basin. Above the bathroom is a loft with two ¾ beds. Outside, a private braai facility is provided with parking alongside the unit.
Another 5 units have a similar configuration as above, besides the kitchenette which will be constructed one unit at a time. The eighth unit is a spacious double unit with two ¾ beds converted to a king.
Camp residents are free to use the swimming pool and common dining area.
Adjacent to the camp, a Hide is being developed overlooking an impressive dam, framed with mature fever trees. For those wanting to sit and soak up the bushveld, this is a serene spot. For functions and special occasions, the HIde provides a glorious setting for photo shoots and memorable moments.
The highlights of Tinsele Rest Camp include the relaxed ambiance amid the busy birdlife, the climax vegetation, the presence of the purple-grey Lubombo Mountains and the Hide. An added bonus is an easy self-guided walking trail around the nearby dam.
Self-catering units with maximum 4 people, an open plan with loft; shower , bath , personal veranda and braai facilitity. Swimming pool, Aircon in the Camp
Catered unit with maximum 2 people,shower, bath,personal veranda and braai facilitity. Swimming pool, Aircon in the Camp
Situated near Reception with easy access to the restaurant and the main road is an affordable beehive village with 12 twin-share beehive huts, basically furnished.