MORNING SUN NATURE RESERVE is a perfect Overland Camping Stop-over to neighboring countries situated 20km north of Louis Trichardt (Makhado ) in the Limpopo province.
With great weather all year round, our variety of Bush camps offers a unique and safe African bush experience.
The safe Hammock & Bush Camps are next to our small Waterfall.
We offer Venda culture tours & walking trails ideal for Butterfly, Botany and Birding.
Our Location is a perfect combination with the Tshipise Hot water springs, Mapungubwe World Heritage Site and the Northern Kruger Park.

Morning Sun Reserve Camp Types

  • No 1  Waterfall Over lander camp for up to 12 Two man tents, with a Kitchen & Hammock camp  for 10 people
  • No 2 Waterfall Hammock camp  for 10 people
  • No 1-4 Waterfall Bush Camping Sites sharing a Scullery and bathroom ablution
  • 1x Exclusive Valley bush camp separate Scullery & bathroom
  • 1x Exclusive 4×4 Mountain Camp
  • 1x Safari Mountain Truck Camp

CHECK-IN TIME: 14h00 to 17h00 (One hour before Sunset)
CHECK-OUT TIME 11h30 at Mashovhela Lodge Reception (No electricity on Site)

MORNING SUN NATURE RESERVE GATE CLOSES AT 21H00 UNLESS ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE DURING BOOKING

Away from the lodge are our 2 x 10- persons Hammock camps at our small waterfall, which allow for a unique experience to sleep under the amazing southern night sky with paraffin and solar lamps, nested within issued sleeping bags and protected by insect nets. A bush Breakfast and or Dinner can be arranged. (Subject to availability and weather permitting)

  • A Safe experience in our African nature Reserve
  • Each is ideal for a honeymoon couple or a small family or a group up to 10 people 5 minute
  • walking distance to the main Lodge Bar and uncapped Wi Fi
  • Each guest gets issued with a torch & bedding
  • Hidden male & female open air toilet and shower to share with other campers
  • Paraffin/ Solar lamps for a bush atmosphere
  • remotely situated at our small waterfall offering exceptional evening sounds of the bush
  • offering Bush breakfast and or dinner at the camp by arrangement
  • mobile phone reception can be limited at times
  • A Unique experience in a safe African bush

Hammock Camp Types

No 1: Overland Hammock Camp with Kitchen

Book a night in our unique Hammock camp which is nestled at our waterfall at walking distance from the Lodge, beneath the night sky teeming with nocturnal animal night life. We provide the hammock and a mosquito net. You need your own  sleeping bag and bedding, torch and camping gear. We supply ONE bag of Firewood per evening.

Option 1: FOR a OVERLANDERS camping Group:

1x private camping spot, nested in the bush with one Braai facility and a water tap, combined with the Hammock-camp and a backup-Army Tent Dining room and a self-catering kitchen. Power is provided by a battery.

  • Big enough for one OVERLAND TRUCK and two man tents for  20 people
  • OR one Overland caravan and a tent, or a camping trailer and a tent, or two tents; and a car parking.
  • Four sharing hidden male & female open air toilet and shower cubicles to share with the other camps

Option 3: Hammock Camping only booking:

One Hammock camping spot for up to 10 guest together with a camping spots nested in the bush one Braai facility and a water tap and a backup-Army Tent Kitchen.

If only a Hammock camp is booked, the Hammock Rack rates for a minimum of 2 Adults with a  Bush meal is charged. In case of changing weather conditions during the night, a Tent with camping stretchers is provided. (Luggage belongings are kept in your vehicles at the Hammock camp.

  • Four sharing hidden male & female open air toilet and shower cubicles to share with the other camps

Valid 01 September 2018 – 28 February 2019

HAMMOCK Camp  Types

ZAR/per person per night

1-10 people per camp

Max 8 guest & 2 guides

Waterfall Hammock & Kitchen  Camp Site

for up to 10 People

(Min 2 Adults)

Self-Catering Own vehicle Per stand per day 220.00
Per person 135.00 pp
Rates Include Reserve entrance fee

Nr 2: Hammock Camp

One Hammock camping spot for up to 10 guests, nested in the bush with one Braai facility and a water tap. The Scullery and  four sharing hidden male & female open air toilet and shower cubicles to share with the other camps.

Option 1: Hammock for Mashovhela Bush Lodge guest OR other campers.

While staying at Mashovhela Bush Lodge and having such excellent weather conditions, book a night in our unique Hammock camp. Guests leave the lodge for the camp, with a guide, after dinner and head out with a head torch and a backpack with their hammock, sleeping bag, mosquito net, solar lamp and essentials. The camp, which is a short distance from the Lodge, but far enough away so that the lodge lights and activities aren’t noticed, has bush shower and toilet facilities. Coffee and rusks can be enjoyed early the next morning. We supply ONE bag of Firewood per evening.

Valid 01 September 2018 – 28 February 2019

HAMMOCK Camp  Types

ZAR/per person per night

1-10 people per camp

Max 8 guest & 2 guides

Waterfall Hammock  Camp Site

for up to 10 People

(Min 1 Adults)

Self-Catering Own vehicle Per stand per day 160.00
Per person 135.00 pp
Rates Include Reserve entrance fee

Away from the lodge, nested in the valley at our small waterfall, which allows for a unique experience to sleep in a SAFE untouched African Bush within our Natural Heritage site at Morning Sun Nature Reserve.

Bush Camping Types:

4x  private Camping Sites

  • each with one Braai facility and a water tap:
  • Big enough for one caravan and a tent, or a camping trailer and a tent,
    or two tents; and a car parking.
  • Four Hidden male & female open air toilet and shower cubicles to share
    with the other camps
  • One bag of Fire wood is issued per night.
  • No power point electricity is available (Please provide your own gas lamps and
    torches >> no generator is allowed)
  • We supply ONE bag of Firewood per evening.

Waterfall Camping Facilities

The RECEPTION is at our  Mashovhela Bush Lodge only 1 km
from the Waterfall Camps in our Morning Sun Nature Reserve

  • Ideal for adventurous couples , small families or groups
  • Up to maximum of 8 people per site
  • Untouched open air bush
  • NO electricity for a real exclusive bush atmosphere
  • Limited mobile phone reception
  • Excellent experience in a safe African bush
  • One bag of Fire wood per night for free will be supplied
  • (firewood for sale at our curio shop)

Campers must be: Fully self-sufficient and self-equipped campers

  • At own your risk, liability and enjoyment.
  • We supply: One bag of Fire wood and washing water
  • Do not use any wood from the Reserve
  • Bring your own drinking water

Bush Camp No 1

Valid 01 September 2018 – 28 February 2019

Camp  Sites

ZAR/per person per night

Max 8 People

Waterfall Bush Camp Site (x3)

 (Min 1 Adults)

Self-Catering Own vehicle Per stand per day 120.00
Per person 75.00 pp
Rates Include Reserve entrance fee

Bush Camp No 2

Valid 01 September 2018 – 28 February 2019

Camp  Sites

ZAR/per person per night

Max 8 People

Waterfall Bush Camp Site (x3)

 (Min 1 Adults)

Self-Catering Own vehicle Per stand per day 120.00
Per person 75.00 pp
Rates Include Reserve entrance fee

Bush Camp No 3

Valid 01 September 2018 – 28 February 2019

Camp  Sites

ZAR/per person per night

Max 8 People

Waterfall Bush Camp Site (x3)

 (Min 1 Adults)

Self-Catering Own vehicle Per stand per day 120.00
Per person 75.00 pp
Rates Include Reserve entrance fee

Exclusive

A PRIVATE Spot at a short walking distance to the waterfall and surrounded by the African bush

1x exclusive camping spot remotely nested at our valley area within the Reserve

  • Big enough for one caravan and a tent, or a camping trailer and a tent, or two tents; and a car parking.
  • With its own private open air toilet and shower and scullery
  • with one Braai facility and a water tap.

Valid 01 September 2018 – 28 February 2019

Camp  Sites

ZAR/per person per night

Max 8 People

Exclusive  en-suit Valley  Camp

 

      (Min 2 adults)

Self-Catering Own vehicle Per stand per day 160.00
Per person 75.00 pp
Rates Include Reserve entrance fee

Feel ONTOP of the WORLD and experience our African evening Stars and panoramic sunrise on top of the heart of the Soutpansberg Mountains with your own 4×4 camping vehicle and fully geared camping equipment.

  • one Braai facility with a water tap
  • One toilet and scullery with a open-air Shower (Still under construction)
  • Just you and Nature with a stunning mountain view

Valid 01 September 2018 – 28 February 2019

Camp  Site

ZAR/per person per night

Max 8 People

Exclusive 4 x4 Mountain View Camp

(Min 2 adults)

Under Construction

Self-Catering Own vehicle Per stand per day 280.00
Per person 75.00 pp
Rates Include Reserve entrance fee

While staying at Mashovhela Bush Lodge, you can book an extra night to sleep on our  SAFARI MOUNTAIN TRUCK which is our new exciting portable 4×4 Unimog accommodation for guest to “feel on-top of the world” to enjoy  the panoramic views  on the Soutpansberg mountains within our Nature reserve. Away from the lodge, on top of our mountain Plateau, this allows for a unique experience to sleep in a SAFE untouched African Bush within our Natural Heritage site.

  • Ideal for honeymoon or adventurous couple or 2 people
  • Each guest gets issued with a torch & bedding
  • Portable open air toilet and cold shower
  • Paraffin lamps for a real bush atmosphere
  • Camping table and chairs
  • Portable braai and camping cooking equipment for a Bush dinner
  • Coffee and morning rusk
  • Drinks from our cash bar must be pre-ordered for the night
  • Limited mobile phone reception
  • NO electricity for a real exclusive bush atmosphere
  • Offering total privacy and exclusivity
  • Excellent experience in a safe African bush
  • TWO bags of Fire wood per night for free,
  • (firewood for sale at our curio shop)

Truck Campers must Note:

  • At own your risk, liability and private enjoyment.
  • We supply: the Fire wood, Water and Food & Beverages
  • Do not use wood from the Reserve

Valid 01 September 2018 – 28 February 2019

HIRE of CAMP Gear

ZAR/per person per night Set up incl.

Unimog Safari Truck

( incl. Bedding & Camp gear   & Bush Dinner Braai)

( 2 Adults only)

Per Person per stand per night 690.00pp + Choose StandIncl. Bush Braai Dinner
Bush Breakfast 315.00 pp
Rates Include Reserve entrance fee