Spekboom Camp is for exclusive bookings and is ideal for families or groups travelling together. The perfect place for people wanting a private safari or the ultimate breakaway.  Spekboom Camp consists of a central living area and individual tree house bedrooms immersed in the bush. The camp can sleep a maximum of 14 people in various types of tree cottages. Spekboom Camp comes with a 10-open seater land-cruiser and a tracker, allowing you to take unlimited game drives tailored to your individual preferences (minimum 2-night stay).

There are 3 types of tree cottages available:

2 x well insulated wooden tree houses with en-suite shower bathrooms

2 x tented treehouses with dressing room and en-suite shower bathrooms

3 X tented treehouses with en-suite shower bathrooms

All beds are king size beds with option to separate into 2 x ¾ beds.


The central living area boasts all the necessities for self-catering and has proven to be very popular for South African guests as many enjoy the private uninterrupted family and friend personal time. Included is:

  • Swimming pool
  • Bar / Lounge area
  • Large 12-seater dining table
  • Outdoor firepit and chairs
  • Wifi
  • Full DSTV
  • Various cooking options (Open & Indoor wood fired braai, wood fired pizza oven, gas braai, gas oven, 1 x 5 gas burner hob, 1 x 4 burner gas hob)
  • Ample fridge and freezer space

The camp is serviced daily, and laundry can be arranged on request. Full catering can also be arranged according to specific dietary requests.

Spekboom Camp is entirely self-sufficient, utilizing solar energy for power supply, a donkey boiler for hot showers, and water sourced from a borehole. In building the camp, original sneezewood fence poles, dropper fence poles, sandstone slate and stone from building ruins were all sourced from the reserve. This creates an authentic charm to the camp.

Spekboom Camp is aptly named after the prolific indigenous plant ‘Spekboom’ (Portulacaria Afra) which grows abundantly in and around it. This very special succulent (and evergreen) plant is a true environmental miracle worker, with the ability to tackle carbon emissions like no other plant.

Spekboom Camp is completely immersed in the bush. It is home to endless Eastern Cape birdlife and many game animals including Elephant and Black Rhino can often be seen from camp. A stay at this camp leaves every guest feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and honoured to have experienced a complete “African bush” experience. We welcome you to enjoy the unspoilt beauty of the camp, to appreciate the sights and sounds of nature, and to especially take note of the thousands of stars so bright they seem within easy reach.