Staying at Parsons Hilltop Safari Camp will give you a wonderful holiday at a rustic-chic unfenced and authentic tented safari camp. We are situated in the Greater Kruger Area which is openly connected to the world-renowned Kruger National Park, providing excellent game viewing and bird watching.
For a close-to-nature experience, we have chosen canvas tents to accommodate you in. Here, your senses connect to the spectacular nature around you, still surrounded by stylish décor and indulged with highly comfortable sleeping.
While you are with us, our focus is to spoil you with our hospitality, our food, and our wines and let you unwind and recharge in the splendid nature of Africa.
Our main lodge offers a cozy sitting area and a small bush library where you can read and relax after an outing in the African savannah. We also offer a lounge deck with lounge chairs and an outdoor fire pit (boma), or you can enjoy the plunge pool with a refreshing sundowner drink. It is our aim to let you unwind and be indulged within the beauty and serenity of the wilderness of Africa.
With our choice of furniture and style, we have created an atmosphere of the romance of those early safaris combined with nowadays comfort and luxe. From your private deck, you can overlook the lit-by-night waterhole, where animals often come to drink. The tents are well appointed and have a luxurious décor and en-suite bathrooms. Our choice for canvas tents ensures that you will sense the beautiful nature of Africa even in your dreams while sleeping surrounded by the African Bush and under the African stars.
If cancelling 30 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total.
Driving from Johannesburg: From OR TAMBO airport, take the N12 (Boksburg lane!) towards Witbank (=eMalahleni). Go past eMalahleni and turn left at Belfast on the R540. Drive through Dullstroom, Lydenburg and Orighstad towards Hoedspruit. Follow further instructions below under ‘Driving from Hoedspruit’. on our website. Driving from Polokwane: Follow the R71 from Polokwane to Tzaneen through to Gravelotte and continue on the R71 (do not turn to Phalaborwa at Gravelotte) but continue to the T-junction, turn left, continue for 700 metres, than turn right off the R40, where you see the Balule Parsons Gate (sign is on the left, the Gate is on the right side of the road). Driving from Hoedspruit: Turn left at Hoedspruit and take the R40 towards Phalaborwa. Pass Mica village,keep going, pass a Engen fuel station (Sameys) on your right.Turn right after approx 500 metres after, at the Balule Parsons Gate (sign is on the left, but the GATE is on right side of the road). On the Reserve, from the Gate: At the gate you will pay an entrance fee of R60 per person and R100 per vehicle. If you encounter wild life, enjoy the sighting, always give the animals right of way and keep a safe distance. Do not turn off your engine, do not go outside the car or hang outside the windows. You will continue straight along the gravel road. You will continue for about 5 kms and get to a building where there is a gate saying Nyati to the right. Do not turn off, just continue straight. Follow the road to the right and continue straight along the fence line. You will start going past sign boards with number and names. Do not turn off anywhere, you continue straight and go past a sign to the left saying: Raptors Retreat, and then another sign, to the left, saying ‘Elephant game lodge.’ The next road right is the road to the lodge with the sign Parsons Hilltop SafariCamp. Here you will turn right and just follow the road up to the camp. You have arrived!