Tented Adventures offers an authentic tented safari experience, situated within Pretoriuskop Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park.
I grew up in Pretoria and spent any spare time that I could get my hands on in the bush. After I finished school I worked in the UK as a chef but missed South Africa too much and returned to my love of the bush. I love all aspects of nature, not only the big game. I have a huge passion for the smaller animals (especially snakes) and really believe that looking for the smaller animals will usually lead you to the big ones. Tented Adventures is an awesome place to be as I get to live my dream and share my passion with new people every day.
I am the camp host at Pretoriuskop and my main duties involve cooking, cleaning as well as hosting guests. I love what I do, everyday I get to meet different people coming from across the world which is so fascinating. We get to share stories, and they often ask me for my recipes, because they so love what I cater for them. My plan is not to stay as a camp host, I want to grow and learn the industry become one of Tented Adenture's best safari guides as well as a top senior manager. With my charisma and the enthusiasm, I believe I have what it takes. Can't wait to meet you!
My name is Robert Boyes but they call me Ranger Bob :) I grew up in Joburg but constant trips to the Kruger Park gave me my love of the bush. I enjoy good banter and teaching my guests about the game to the best of my ability. Usually they are after the Big 5 but I am also really passionate about birds. I am now working as Camp Manager for Tented Adventures Pilanesberg and love every moment of it. I get to to live out my two passions – people and nature. It's what I live for. Can't wait to meet all of you all here. And just remember: "Laka in the bush!!"
I am 33 and I was born in a village called Dwarsberg. Being born here means that I have been in the bush for most of my life. I have been at TA for 18 months and before that I was an electrical assistant at a local mining company. I am a really good cook and guests have been trying to get my braai chicken marinade recipe out of me for a while now. But that will always be my secret. I love interacting with guests and listening to the stories they share with us, it's awesome to meet people from all over the world.
from Italy, May 2021
"Amazing experience "
Great location of the camp! We loved our guide Wiseman and enjoyed so much everything he was explaining to us. And the other guide Timber was funny and made a nice dinner. The food was great, such a nice dinner under the stars and breakfast! The temp was cute with a warmer blanket as well! Definitely recommended!
from Switzerland, March 2020
"So much more than expected "
2 drives, all of the big 5 plus a leopard. No words... It was an awesome experience ! We got lucky with the animals but the camp was great too ! A real bed in the tent and good food next to the camp fire. The guides were very knowleadgeable and really friendly. Thank you for everything I recommend 100%. One tip: stay longer than 1 night !
from United Arab Emirates, August 2019
Absolutely everything. Bennie was amazing, great customer service, knowledge, very friendly. Food was amazing, desert was mind blowing. Tent comfortable. In one cold day we managed so see so many animals that I felt in lion king movie. Thank you for experience.
from Hungary, April 2019
from South Africa, April 2019
everything since i arrive til i live!
from United States, March 2019
"An Amazing Trip"
Jason and Barry made this trip. They were such enthusiastic guides. The depth of their knowledge is phenomenal. I can't say enough good things about both of them.
from United States, March 2019
"Tented Adventures experience "
Our main guide, Jason, was not an option in the guide choices, but he was phenomenal! From the moment he picked us up to our departure, he was just perfect. Friendly, knowledgeable and professional. He, along with Barry, made our trip the awesome experience it was!
from Singapore, February 2019
"Outstanding Game Drives Barry Rocks! "
I have done a lot of Game drives in my life but this was exceptional! Barry was fantastic, he was funny , entertaining but also extremely knowledgeable about both the mammals and birds(which was my interest for this game drive). He made us feel safe all the time and kept us intrigued in all aspects. He was able to respond to 95% of our questions and when he didn't know the answer , came back to us the next day. We were able to see all the Big 5 plus plus other animals and birds that are unique. He was polite and caring to both ourselves as guests and to other drivers on the road. Truly made our visit magical. Will certainly be back but ONLY If Barry is our guide :)!
from Brazil, January 2019
from Czechia, December 2018
"Enock, our guide is the best investigator"
We saw all 5 big animals, because our guide was quite profesdional
from Brazil, November 2018
We had an excellent support from our guide Barry
María Paz Alvarez Rúa
from Argentina, November 2018
The guides were really interactive and nice
from Spain, October 2018
"Excellent experience and perfect organization."
Organziation, tent, food, kindness, game drives, location and the incredble sensation of being inside the nature
from South Africa, October 2018
The people are great and the tents are too
from South Africa, September 2018
Jason he it’s a nature lover and we love his knowledge and professionalism great time with him and all the team food delicious and transportation fabulous Ruben and Yenny from USA we luvuguys
from United States, September 2018
"Tented Adventures Pretoriuskop"
Great way to start our South Africa vacation. The camp area was extremely clean, great food, good staff running the camp and we loved meeting other international guests that shared our excitement on each drive we took. Our guides were Barry and Jason and this visit was enhanced by their knowledge and eagle eyes on the drives. You are very lucky to have these 2 on your staff. Will be recommending your company to all our friends planning a safari adventure. Thank you for making my b’day very special indeed.
from Brazil, September 2018
The Safari experience made my visit to South Africa one of the best of my life. All the attendance was incredible, from the scheduling to the game drive.
from Israel, September 2018
from Italy, September 2018
from France, December 2019
"Une très belle expérience. Très très satisfaite ra rapport q"
All - c’est exactement ce que je recherchais. Et le guide pour les activités safari était au top.
from United States, April 2019
"Fantastic experience made possible by highly skilled guides"
We had a fantastic stay at Tented Adventures Pretoriouskop! Our 2 guides Barry and Jason were super friendly, funny, laid-back and highly experienced! We saw many beautiful animals and learnt a lot about them in the process! It was a fantastic experience I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to visit KNP!
from South Africa, October 2018
De ervaring van het geheel. De enthousiaste ontvangst en begeleiding van Stephan.