In South Africa’s Limpopo Province there is a magical wildlife Sanctuary where the animals own the land and humans are merely the custodians. Here rescued wildlife can live their lives and raise their young in perfect safety.

Situated in the heart of this amazing Sanctuary is the Sticky Tongue Luxury Private Bush Camp. Here you will find so much more than just a wildlife experience. Awareness tourism is a brand new concept for the discerning guests that would like to learn more about modern day conservation and the daily challenges threatening to push more and more endangered species over the edge as poaching continues to spread across the African continent like a wildfire. 

Successful wildlife rescues and rehabilitation was instrumental to repopulate this 6600 acre wildlife reserve and species found in the protected refuge include: Impala, Kudu, Blue Wildebeest, Red Hartebeest, Waterbuck, Common and Mountain Reedbuck, Grey Duiker, Nyala, Giraffe, Burchell’s Zebras, Steenbok, Sharpe’s Grysbok, Klipspringer and all of the Big Five.

Some very elusive and rare creatures like Pangolin and Aardvark have also chosen of their own accord to make this protected reserve their home. Wild leopard and cheetahs roam freely on SanWild.

Many small predators like serval, caracal and civets can also be seen in the reserve and the Sanctuary’s large predator sanctuary is home to some lions rescued from South Africa’s sordid canned lion breeding and hunting industry that will live out their lives in large natural habitat enclosures in their respective prides. 


The camp consists of 2 Luxury and 2 Standard Safari styled tents. Each Standard tent contains two ¾ beds (an extra bed can be added) and the Luxury tents all have Queen size beds (extra beds can be added)

All tents have an en-suite bathroom and electricity. Free W–Fi is available.

Each tent has a standing fan as well as tea/coffee facilities.

The Luxury tents each have their own bar fridge and a desk.

The main Lapa area consists of a lounge, dining area and bar area. A fireplace in the lounge area and a outdoor rock pool overlooking a watering hole compliments the entire Camp.. 

A minimum stay of two nights is required and day/night game drives are available as an optional extra at an additional cost.



  • STANDARD TENT #1 (sleeps max 3 guests)
    R1 000.00 per tent per night (min 2 guests) • R150.00 per person per night extra (max 3 guests)
  • STANDARD TENT #2 (sleeps max 3 guests)
    R1 000.00 per tent per night (min 2 guests) • R150.00 per person per night extra (max 3 guests)
  • STANDARD TENT #3 (sleeps max 3 guests)
    R1 000.00 per tent per night (min 2 guests) • R150.00 per person per night extra (max 3 guests)


  • LUXURY TENT #1 (sleeps max 4 guests)
    R1 300.00 per tent per night (min 2 guests) • R150.00 per person per night extra (max 4 guests)
  • LUXURY TENT #3 (sleeps max 6 guests)
    R1 300.00 per tent per night (min 4 guests) • R150.00 per person per night extra (max 6 guests)


• R6 000.00 per night – max 19 guests

  • Luxury tent 1: max 4 guests
  • Luxury tent 3: max 6 guests
  • Standard tent 1: max 3 guests 
  • Standard tent 2: max 3 guests
  • Standard tent 3: max 3 guests
  •  Children of 0-2 years stay free of charge when sharing a room with their parents.


  • Accommodation in a Safari-styled Tent with en-suite bathroom, electricity, Fan and free Wi-Fi. 
  • Self – Catering basis only.
  • Daily cleaning service.
  • Firewood supplied for communal Fireplace and braai area on request.


  • Gratuities
  • Laundry
  • Daily game drive either in the morning,late afternoon or evening. ( Game drives to be arranged at the Camp and paid in cash)
  • Transport to and from SanWild 



  • All rates are in South African rands and exclude VAT.
  • Full rates will apply no matter whether a guest misses any meals or activities included in the rates.
  • No refunds will be due if any activities are not available or possible due to prevailing weather conditions or factors out of our control.
  • Payments shall be at rates specified in the rates schedules unless otherwise agreed in writing.
  • All individual (FIT- Fully Independent Traveller) reservations require a 50% deposit to be paid within 3 days of confirmation of the booking.
  • SanWild reserves the right to cancel the booking should payment not be received.
  • Final payment of full accommodation and other charges is due and payable 30 days prior to arrival (unless otherwise agreed in writing by SanWild).
  • SanWild reserves the right to cancel the booking should payment not be received.
  • For last minute reservations, full payment is required upon confirmation.
  • All requests, confirmations and cancellations are only valid if in writing to
  • Provisional bookings will only be held for the period stated on the provisional confirmation, thereafter the booking may be released.
  • Rates are not guaranteed until the booking is confirmed.
  • All guests must settle their accounts for extras on departure.


  • Payments may be made by credit card/PayPal, Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), Zapper or direct deposit. (Details will be available on the invoice)


  • Cancellation fees are charged on any amendments, reduction in safari tents or reduction in guests which affect the original value of the confirmed booking. Unless otherwise specifically agreed in writing:


  • 25% of charges payable if booking cancelled less than 30 days prior to arrival.
  • 50% of charges payable if booking cancelled less than 14 days prior to arrival.
  • 100% of charges payable if booking cancelled less than 7 days prior to arrival.

GROUP CANCELLATIONS (8 people or more) 

  • Groups must be confirmed or cancelled at least 90 days prior to arrival, unless otherwise specifically agreed.
  • If cancelled less than 90 days prior to arrival cancellation charge of 50% is payable.
  • If cancelled less than 30 days prior to arrival cancellation charge of 100% is payable.


  • Check in time is 14h00 and check out time is 10h00. Please advise us of late arrivals or departures and we will try to accommodate requirements.
  • Afternoon game drives start at approximately 15h00 in low season and 16h00 in high season.
  • Requests regarding special dietary or other requirements, including special occasion requests, must be confirmed before arrival.
  • We strongly recommend to every guest to be adequately covered by comprehensive travel and medical insurance covering at least injury, medical costs, emergency evacuation, repatriation, loss or damage to personal belongings (due to theft or otherwise) and cancellation.
  • All guests travelling with children under the age of 18 must comply with the relevant South African requirements.
  • No pets allowed.
  • All accommodation is non-smoking. Smoking only allowed in desiccated areas.
  • We are committed to protecting your privacy and no information gathered in online forms on the website or otherwise will be sold to a third party.
  • The SanWild Wildlife Trust and/or the Murry Foundation Conservation Holdings Pty shall not be held responsible for any damage to or loss of any property belonging to the client or any guest or other person, nor shall The SanWild Wildlife Trust and/or the Murry Foundation Conservation Holdings Pty be responsible for any personal injury which may be sustained by any guests or other person or by any directors, servants or agents of the client, whether such damage or personal injury be caused by, or arise from the negligence of The SanWild Wildlife Trust and/or the Murry Foundation Conservation Holdings Pty or its employees or otherwise. The client hereby indemnifies The SanWild Wildlife Trust and/or the Murry Foundation Conservation Holdings Pty and all its directors, servants or agents of the client in respect of such personal injury, loss or damage.
  • All guests are required to sign an indemnity form on arrival.
  • All terms and conditions, whether general or special, shall be interpreted and take effect according to the laws of South Africa. The courts of South Africa shall have sole jurisdiction in respect of any claims which may arise between the client and The SanWild Wildlife Trust and/or the Murray Foundation.
  • We reserve the right to change, modify, add to or remove portions or the whole of these Terms and Conditions from time to time.
  • No music/ noise disturbance allowed in camp.


  • Children 5 years and under can enjoy game drives, but it is in the ranger’s and ultimately the General Manager’s discretion as to whether they can be taken into sightings of the Big 5 animals, for safety reasons.
  • All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult during game drives and bush walks. If necessary, children will be permitted on game drives and walks at the discretion of the ranger.


  • Transfers can be arranged on request at an additional cost. Company used is Sable Tours
  • All transfers are handled by accredited third party contractors and must be arranged prior to arrival.


  • Please note The SanWild Wildlife Trust reserves the right to ask that you leave the Wildlife Reserve and remove your belongings from the premises without any payment or refund to you, if we are of the opinion, that you acted in such a manner, which could result or has resulted in damage to the premises or compromised the safety of the Sticky Tongue camp / SanWild Wildlife Reserves premises, guests, Fauna / Flora and any other person and/or the SanWild name.

Guided optional Day trips can be arranged with an outside company called Sable Tours. This will be for your own account and must be paid directly to Sable Tours.

Below is a couple of options available:

Not only does the Panorama Route offer the most remarkable views over the Lowveld, it is also home to a number of phenomenal geographical features, such as waterfalls, gorges, potholes as well as the 3rd largest, and greenest, canyon in the world – the Blyde River Canyon.  Time permitting; your qualified panorama guide will take you to the Three Rondawels to enjoy views the canyon below, Bourkes Luck Potholes, Lisbon and/or Berlin Falls, pinnacle point and God’s Window, where Northern Drakensberg plunges 900m to the Lowveld. Complete the experience with an optional light lunch at the infamous Harries Pancakes in Graskop.

  • Kruger National Park (Full day)

The Kruger National Park of today is rich in biodiversity and is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts with close to 147 mammals, over 330 species of indigenous trees, 49 different fish species, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, as well as over 500 bird species. It was established in 1898 and stretches for 350km from south to north long the Mozambiquan border and covers an area of nearly 2 million hectares.

A visit to South Africa is just not complete without a visit to the world renown and historical Kruger and is a definite to be added onto any itinerary while in the Lowveld.

  • For more options regarding day-trips and activities nearby feel free to visit our Facebook page on the following link : CLICK HERE

  • positive review  attended the first mountain bike event hosted by Sanwild and it was awesome

    Ian Cloete Avatar Ian Cloete
    December 5, 2018

    5 star review  I have been following them & their work for some time now and Thank each & every one of you for your dedication, commitment, heartfelt lOve & perseverance to make sure God’s Creatures are cared for. Thank you & God Bless All of You <3

    Alice Marino Avatar Alice Marino
    November 10, 2016
  • positive review  Beautiful sanctuary awesome people

    Ellie Du Plessis Potgieter Avatar Ellie Du Plessis Potgieter
    January 3, 2019

    positive review  Our stay at Sanwild was awesome. Would definitely recommend the Sanctuary to the public. Denise, Stefanus and Jakkals’s hospitality is something to compliment Sanwild on. What an experience. You definitely see us again 🐾🐾👌

    Melanie Clifford Roos Avatar Melanie Clifford Roos
    October 23, 2019
  • positive review  One of the most beautiful sanctuary I ever seen!

    Gabriella Kiss Avatar Gabriella Kiss
    December 1, 2018

    positive review  Please support and assist this Sanctuary #sanwild #Bigchangestocome

    William James Smit Avatar William James Smit
    November 24, 2019