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life at isambane


Our dress code is casual, but we recommend neutral colors for activities (khaki, brown, olive and beige).

Winter (May to October) months can get very cold during the early morning and late afternoon. We suggest bringing sweaters, windbreakers, hats and gloves. As the day progresses and the sun warms up, it is good to wear short sleeves and pants under all the warm clothes.

Summer (November to April) months are very hot and wet. Make sure to bring a rain jacket for the unpredictable rainy days. Remember that layering your clothing will keep you warmer than relying on one thick item. 

For more information on what to pack, please find attached the document with full information.


Please inform our reservations department of any special dietary requirements so that we can make arrangements on request. Please also advise us of any guests who will be celebrating a birthday or special occasion.


The vehicle in which you will travel is an open vehicle without roof, doors or windows. Please be aware that these are wild animals that you will be viewing and even though they may seem relaxed, it is important that we give them space and treat them with respect.

For more information on game drives and what to expect, click on the button.



Isambane Camp is situated in the  very heart of the Balule Parsons Private Nature Reserve. Our nearest airport is the Hoedspruit Eastgate airport only 50km away from the camp and Johannesburg OR Tambo airport is approximately 6h drive. Transfers can be arranged at an additional cost.

For more information go to Traveling to Isambane.



We follow all health and safety protocols. All our rangers & management staff have a minimum level 1 first aid qualification. First aid bags are carried on game drives, and fully equipped first aid bags are available in camp.



The Parsons region is a low-risk malaria area. However, we are still proactive in respect of the measures we put in place to control mosquitoes within the camp.

Peaceful Sleep (a mosquito repellent) is available in all rooms and on game-drive vehicles to make your stay as comfortable as possible.


Signal reception can be unpredictable but wireless internet connectivity is available in the main area.

Please note that the use of laptops and cellphones is restricted to individual bedrooms or designated areas out of respect for other guests. Mobile phones must be put on silent during game drives and in public areas.


Our camp is off the grid. However, all guests will be able to charge electrical appliances at their tents.

Our plugs are type D, but guests will be provided with adapters on request.


All guests are required to sign an indemnity form on arrival at camp.

Please download below if you'd like to read prior to arrival.



All water in the camp is filtered to the highest standards and is perfectly safe for drinking.