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 WIFI AVAILABLE

Check in time: from 14h00 onwards (check in time must be one hour before sunset)

Check out time: 11h00 at Mashovhela Bush Lodge reception

Please note: none of the camping sites have electricity

  • No. 1 Waterfall overland camp for up to 12 two man tents (a total of 24 campers) + 1 Hammock Camp for 10 people sharing a kitchen and ablution block with the other camping sites
  • No. 2 Waterfall Hammock Camp for 10 people sharing a kitchen and ablution block with the other camping sites
  • No. 1A, 2 A and 3 A: Waterfall Bush Camping sites sharing a kitchen and an ablution block with the other camping sites
  • No. 4 A Exclusive Valley Bush Camp with own scullery and bathroom
  • Also on offer and not visible on the map:1 x Exclusive 4 x 4 Mountain Camp with scullery and ablution block for a maximum of 10 two man tents or three camping vehicles

    1 x Safari Mountain Truck Camp

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

Away from the lodge are our 2 x Hammock camps at our small waterfall, which allow for a unique experience to sleep under the amazing southern night sky, 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 camp is ideal for a honeymoon couple or a small family or a group up to 10 people
  • The two Hammock Camps can accommodate 20 people in total
  • Walking distance to the main Lodge Restaurant and Bar with uncapped Wi Fi
  • Each guest gets issued with a torch, sleeping bag, pillow and mosquito net
  • Hidden male & female open air toilets and showers 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

Overland Hammock Camp No 1

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

Hammock Camp number 1 (sleeps up to 10 people)

Rates valid until 29 February 2020

NO 1 Min 2 Adults
Per stand per day R170.00 per
stand
Per person R145.00 pp

50% Discount for Children under 12 Years
Subject to change and availability

Rates valid from 01 March 2020 – 28 February 2021

NO 1 Min 2 Adults
Per stand per day R180.00 per
stand
Per person R155.00 pp

50% Discount for Children under 12 Years
Subject to change and availability

Hammock OVERLANDERS camping site number 01

One private camping spot, nestled in the bush with one Braai facility and a water tap, COMBINED with the Hammock-camp and a backup-Army Tent Dining room, a self-catering kitchen and four sharing hidden male & female open air toilet and shower cubicles to share with other camping sites. Power is provided by a battery. We provide the hammock, and mosquito net. You need to bring your own sleeping bag, pillow, torch and camping gear. We supply ONE bag of Firewood per evening.

This area is big enough for one Overland Truck and two man tents for 24 people.

Group Rates valid until 29 February 2020

10 – 24 Adults
Per stand per day R235.00 per
stand
Per person R145.00 pp

50 % Discount for Children under 12 years

Subject to change and availability

Group Rates valid from 01 March 2020 – 28 February 2021

Min 2 Adults
Per stand per day R250.00 per
stand
Per person R155.00 pp

Waterfall Hammock Camp No 2

One Hammock camping spot for up to 10 guests, nestled 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.

Hammock for Mashovhela Bush Lodge guest.

We offer a FREE night in our UNIQUE  Hammocks Camp  with 10 hammocks:  Guests staying at Mashovhela Bush Lodge & Safari Tent for 3 nights and more  have the option to sleep one night in the unique Hammock Camp  at no extra cost if a FULL Chalet Rack rate has been booked (your luggage belongings stay in the booked chalet).

Hammock Campers can book a catered Bush Breakfast and or Bush Dinner for an exciting bush experience.

If you would like to book both Hammock Camps which can accommodate up to 20 guests, the following rates apply:

Rates valid until 29 February 2020

HAMMOCK Camp  Types

1-10 people per camp (20 people in total)

Self-Catering Own vehicle Per stand per day R170.00
Per person R145.00 pp

Children 12 years and younger get 50 % discount

Subject to availability and subject to change

Rates valid from 01 March 2020 – 28 February 2021

HAMMOCK Camp  Types

1-10 people per camp (20 people in total)

Self-Catering Own vehicle Per stand per day R180.00
Per person R155.00 pp

Children 12 years and younger get 50 % discount

Subject to availability and subject to change

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 your own 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

Rates valid until  29 February 2020

Camp  Sites

Max 8 People

Waterfall Bush Camp Site (x3)

 (Min 1 Adults)

Self-Catering Own vehicle Per stand per day R130.00pp
Per person R80.00 pp

Rates valid from 01 March 2020 – 28 February 2021 

Camp  Sites

Max 8 People

Waterfall Bush Camp Site (x3)

 (Min 1 Adults)

Self-Catering Own vehicle Per stand per day R140.00pp
Per person R85.00 pp

 

Bush Camp No 2

Rates valid until  29 February 2020

Camp  Sites

Max 8 People

Waterfall Bush Camp Site (x3)

 (Min 1 Adults)

Self-Catering Own vehicle Per stand per day R130.00pp
Per person R80.00 pp

Rates valid from 01 March 2020 – 28 February 2021 

Camp  Sites

Max 8 People

Waterfall Bush Camp Site (x3)

 (Min 1 Adults)

Self-Catering Own vehicle Per stand per day R140.00pp
Per person R85.00 pp

 

Bush Camp No 3

Rates valid until  29 February 2020

Camp  Sites

Max 8 People

Waterfall Bush Camp Site (x3)

 (Min 1 Adults)

Self-Catering Own vehicle Per stand per day R130.00pp
Per person R80.00 pp

Rates valid from 01 March 2020 – 28 February 2021 

Camp  Sites

Max 8 People

Waterfall Bush Camp Site (x3)

 (Min 1 Adults)

Self-Catering Own vehicle Per stand per day R140.00pp
Per person R85.00 pp

 

Exclusive Valley Camp 4

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.

Rates valid until 29 February 2020

Camp  Sites

ZAR/per person per night

Max 8 People

Exclusive  en-suite Valley  Camp

 

      (Min 2 adults)

Self-Catering Own vehicle Per stand per day R180.00
Per person R80.00 pp

Rates valid from 01 March 2020 – 28 February 2021 

Camp  Sites

ZAR/per person per night

Max 8 People

Exclusive  en-suite Valley  Camp

 

      (Min 2 adults)

Self-Catering Own vehicle Per stand per day R195.00
Per person R85.00 pp

Exclusive Camping Sites

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

Rates valid until 29 February 2020

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 R300.00
Per person R80.00 pp

Rates valid from 01 March 2020 – 28 February 2021

Camp  Site

ZAR/per person per night

Max 8 People

Exclusive 4 x4 Mountain View Camp

(Min 2 adults)

Self-Catering Own vehicle Per stand per day R320.00
Per person R85.00 pp

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

Rates until 29 February 2020

HIRE of CAMP Gear

ZAR/per person per night Set up incl.

Unimog Safari Truck

( incl. Bedding & Camp gear)

( 2 Adults only)

Per Person per stand per night R380.00pp
Bush Breakfast

Bush Dinner

R250.00pp

R360.00pp

Rates valid from 01 March 2020 – 28 February 2021

HIRE of CAMP Gear

ZAR/per person per night Set up incl.

Unimog Safari Truck

( incl. Bedding & Camp gear)

( 2 Adults only)

Per Person per stand per night R405.00pp
Bush Breakfast

Bush Dinner

R270.00pp

R385.00pp