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About TangleWood Nature Estate

TangleWood Nature Estate is nestled along the Boskop Dam just outside of Potchefstroom. Offering a variety of self-catering camping options, this is the ideal getaway for campers, anglers, and groups. Whether for a refreshing holiday outdoors with family and friends, or for your next special event, TangleWood Nature estate is a fantastic choice.

Accommodation includes 28 tents with options ranging from our "All Inclusive" package consisting of a Gemsbok canvas bow tent equipped with two 3/4 beds, camping chairs, rustic table, led lamp, towels and 300TC percale bed linen, a budget option with stretchers, mattresses and chairs or you can just rent a tent. In addition, we have a designated camping area where you can pitch your own tent or caravan. Rest and relaxation are the order of the day.

An on-site pub offers various refreshments and a big screen TV. We also stock braai wood, charcoal, firelighters, snacks, and a few other emergency items which are available during our bar opening hours. The estate's events venue can accommodate up to 300 guests. Smaller gatherings can be held on the charming undercover veranda, and we have a large lawn area located at the waters edge which is suitable for large outdoor events.

Guests can choose between various on-site activities, such as angling, kayaking, beach volley ball, bird watching, one warm water pool and cold water kiddies pool.

Wedding Venues: TangleWood Nature Estate accommodates weekend weddings when booked in combination with our tents and provides catering and bar facilities with the option to rent decor at reasonable rates.

Conference Venues: The estate's events venue can accommodate up to 300 guests. Smaller gatherings can be held on the charming undercover veranda, and we have a large lawn area located at the waters edge which is suitable for large outdoor events & weddings.


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic

Languages Spoken

  • English

Important Information

*** R100 Surcharge – One Night Only Bookings ***
We apply a R100 surcharge per tent and / or stand (NOT per booking) for one night only bookings over weekends and holidays. The surcharge is NOT included in our standard rates and must be added as an extra when booking.

Minimum Stays
Lodge: The Lodge has a minimum stay of 2 nights...
*** R100 Surcharge – One Night Only Bookings ***
We apply a R100 surcharge per tent and / or stand (NOT per booking) for one night only bookings over weekends and holidays. The surcharge is NOT included in our standard rates and must be added as an extra when booking.

Minimum Stays
Lodge: The Lodge has a minimum stay of 2 nights over weekends.
Luxury Tent: A minimum stay of 2 nights will apply to the Luxury Tent for the peak periods identified below.
All Other Stands & Tents: A minimum 3-night stay will apply during the following peak periods
30.03.2018 - 02.04.2018
27.04.2018 - 01.05.2018
21.09.2018 - 24.09.2018
17.12.2018 - 06.01.2019
Minimum stay requirement will automatically fall away 7 days before arrival.

Additional Persons & Vehicles per day
Free: Children 0 – 12 Months
R30: Children 1 - 12 Years
R60: Children > 12 Years, Adults & Pensioners
R30: Additional Vehicles (Rate includes entrance for one vehicle)

Booking & Payments
Proof of deposit must be sent within 2 days of booking & the full outstanding balance is due before check in.
Bookings are automatically cancelled if no proof of deposit is received within two (2) days.
One night only bookings require a 100% pre-payment.

Booking Changes, Cancellations & Refunds: Notice of Cancellation & Change
< 30 days before arrival: Refund 75% of the amount paid
< 21 days before arrival: Refund 50% of the amount paid
< 14 days before arrival: No Refund (inclusive late arrivals, early departures, changes, partial booking cancellations etc. Full booking value must be settled before check in.)
No Shows: No Refund & booking will be cancelled unless paid in full.

Check In & Check Out Times
Check in from 14h00 until gates close (7pm: Tues – Thurs & 9pm: Fri & Sat)
Check Out is 10h00
Arrangements need to be made in advance for check-in after close of gates.
TangleWood camping equipment must be checked back in by on-duty staff before your departure. Customers will be liable for the replacement of any damaged or lost camping equipment incl. related legal fees.
Campers are welcome to remain as day visitors once they have checked out of their tent/stand - without any additional charge.

Stands, Water & Electricity
Camping is only allowed in your designated stand & vehicles may not be parked in front of the water.
Customers will be allocated to a tent / stand after the booking is confirmed. Please let us know in advance if you have any preferred stand, and we will try and accommodate your request subject to availability.
Fishing from the camping stand is NOT possible.

Stands 1 – 6: These stands are located closest to the jetty, have power & shared taps, and are suitable for customers who get up early due to their proximity to the jetty which gets busy from 5am on weekends.
Fishing from your stand is not possible.
Stands 7 – 35: All stands & tents have access to an electrical plug and we recommend you bring a 20 - 30m extension cable to be safe. Cold water taps are shared. All stands are located between 50 -100m away from the water.

Music & Noise
We offer a low noise campsite and NO music is allowed, including via car radio, cell phone or any other musical instrument.
Our campsite is not suitable for bachelor or other noisy parties.
Please be considerate to your camping neighbor, and refrain from rowdy behavior after 22h00.

Group Bookings
The person making the booking is liable for the group, including payment & must advise the group of TangleWood T&C’s.
Group bookings must be paid in full 24 hours before arrival. Clients will not be allowed to check in until the full balance of the booking has been settled.
Client details for each tent & stand need to be provided latest 3 days before arrival.
Customers are located dependent on the selected camping option & tents may not be moved.
Please contact us in advance regarding any special arrangements day visitors.

Smoking & Fires
Smoking is not allowed in any of our tents or buildings.
Fires are only allowed in the designated braai’s & please refrain from throwing hot ash on the grass.
Fires must be kept a safe distance away from tents & must be extinguished before bed, as we experience very strong winds coming from over the dam.

Pets must be kept on a leash at all times & you are required to clean up after your own pet.
Please ensure your pet does not pose a threat or become a nuisance, which includes constant barking.
Dogs are not allowed in our tents/buildings, on our furniture, in the beach volley ball court or in the swimming pool.
TangleWood reserves the right to request you remove your pet from the property if deemed necessary.

TangleWood is a privately-owned property and right of admission is reserved.
Speed limit of 15km on the property.
No glass, soap, shampoo, or any other detergents are allowed in the pool or dam, and proper swimming attire is required.
No pellet guns, air guns, archery, blow pipes, fireworks or quad bikes allowed.
Please use the dustbins for all your garbage. No littering in or outside the camping area or at the pools – including cigarette butts and bottle tops.
Generators are not allowed.

Liability & Damages
Persons entering the property do so entirely at their own risk. TangleWood will accept no liability or responsibility for the death of, harm or injury to any person (including a claim for loss of support), or for the loss (including pure economic loss) or destruction of or damage/s to any property or possessions from any cause whatsoever and howsoever arising.
TangleWood will not be liable for any failure to provide (or delay in providing), facilities or services because of events outside of our control.
TangleWood reserves the right to hold a guest liable for any loss or damage to property, fixtures, and fittings, including for items hired for their use and guests may also be held liable for injury to any person arising from the guest’s actions.
Vandalism, drunken or aggressive behavior will not be tolerated and guests will be asked to leave.
Refunds are not given to evicted persons.


We offer hot showers and flush toilets and the ablutions are cleaned regularly between 7am – 7pm during weekday’s (Tuesday to Thursday), and 5am - 9pm on weekends. Please notify our onsite Manager if you experience any issues with the bathrooms. Due to the lack of space our current ablutions do not have any benches.
Men: 4 showers, 3 toilets, 3 basins & 2 urinals
Ladies: 3 showers, 1 bath, 3 basins & 3 toilets

Campers Wash-Up Area & Communal Fridge/Freezer
Campers have the use of an undercover washing up facility with stainless steel sinks, hot water, and a communal fridge/freezer. Please don’t forget to bring along all your own cooking, eating utensils and cleaning aids to self-cook and clean. We kindly request that you do not ask our staff to do your washing up.

We have 40 small rim & skottle braais’ (suitable for 2- 3 persons) and a few 1/2 drum braai’s suitable for larger groups. All our braais have grids.

The bar is open for campers and day visitors during our standard opening hours. We also have a Big Screen suitable for sport viewing. We do stock a few basic items like braai wood, charcoal, firelighters and ice.
Please do not bring own beverages into our bar/venue.
The bar will not be available to campers/ day visitors during a private event.

Meals & Catering
TangleWood offers breakfast on Saturday & Sunday morning between 8 and 11am & Snack Baskets/ Finger Food between 11 – 2pm.
Meals, including side dishes, spit braais, picnics etc. are also available for groups, and need to be pre-booked. Please contact us directly to discuss your requirements.

Boskop Dam has cold/ dry winters & hot/ rainy summers. The temperature drops significantly after sundown, even during the summer months & you should bring suitable clothing & bedding to stay warm during the night.

TangleWood has a venue suitable for formal & informal functions, conferences & outdoor weddings. Please contact us for more details.

Boskop "Mall"
The Boskop "Mall" is located 2km's south of the TangleWood Entrance (towards Potchefstroom) and includes an ATB machine, garage, basic shop and a butcher with good quality meat.

Garage & Shop
Trading Hours: Monday – Saturday: 6:30-19:00; Sundays: 7:30-18:00

Butcher @ Boskop Mall
Trading Hours: Weekdays: 9:00-18:00 Saturdays: 9:00 - 13:30

Equipment Rental
Camping equipment is subject to availability on arrival. No pre-booking of camping equipment is possible.

Rental Rate Per Item / Per Day
R50 Bushtec Camping Stretcher
R50 Bed Linen (Sheet, Duvet & Pillow)
R20 Bushtec Camping Mattress
R30 Blanket
R40 Bushtec Camping Chair
R40 Rustic Table
R30 LED Lamp
R30 Extension Cable 20m
R10 White Plastic Chair


Boskop Dam is probably best known to bass anglers; however, the dam also holds carp, barbell, yellow fish, and mudfish and host several fishing competitions throughout the year. Bank angling from TangleWood is limited due to water grass and we recommend you use a boat/kayak/inflatable to fish this dam. *** No refunds are given to customers who are unhappy with the fishing conditions.

Children’s Pool
Our children’s pool is an outdoor cold-water pool, which is approx. 1 meter deep with two slides. The pool is not fenced off and we do NOT have a lifeguard on duty. Parents are responsible for the safety of their kids.

Campers Warm Water Pool
We have a 5 X 6m warm water pool located at the back of the new campsite for our campers. The pool is NOT fenced off from the Campsite and we do NOT have a lifeguard on duty. Parents are responsible for the safety of their children. Water Temperature is generally around 31 degrees however rain does impact the water temperature as the pool is not covered.

Kiddies Play Ground & Trampoline
The children’s playground area, which is located next to the venue, includes a trampoline and wooden jungle gym and is an endless source of fun for our younger guests. The jungle gym Is not suitable for children over 12 years of age, and parents are responsible to take care of their children.

Beach Volleyball
Our beach volleyball court is available for our more active guests or alternatively can be used as a sandpit. The beach volley ball can be collected from the on-duty manager, and a R50 deposit is payable which is refunded on return of the ball.

Table Tennis, Darts, Badminton, Soccer
We have a dart board with darts, badminton set, table tennis and soccer goals available free of use by our guests. All our equipment is stored in our venue and needs to be requested from the on Duty Manage. A refundable deposit is required.

There are no established cycling trials, however you are welcome to bring along your own bicycle.

TangleWood Nature Estate has 5 kayaks (3 Fluid Locomotion Kayaks and another 2 single kayaks) for rent. The Locomotion Kayaks are single seater kayaks that can be joined / interlocked. Kayaks can be hired from 8am and must be returned no later than 5:00pm. We Provide Per Rental: 1 Kayak, 1 Seat, 1 Paddle, 1 Life Vest (PFD), Tow Line, DWS Surface Map and Basic Instructions if required. Please see our Kayak Rental T&C’s regarding rentals to children.

Boskop Dam Nature Reserve
Directly opposite TangleWood lies the Boskop Dam Nature Reserve. The 3,000ha of rolling grasslands offer visitors sightings of Black wildebeest, Eland, Springbok, Red hartebeest, Zebra and Blesbok. The 373ha Boskop Dam offers the perfect opportunity to spend some relaxing time on the water and is popular with wind surfers, canoeists and anglers (Bass, Carp, Barbel, Yellow fish & Mudfish). The dam and its surroundings also harbor a rich bird population, including Duck, Drake, Avocet, Goliath heron and Fish eagle.


R30: Vessels < 15HP incl. kayaks, wind surfers, inflatables, kick-boats etc.
R70: Vessels > 15HP

Water Use Rules
Boskop Dam is a government owned dam and provides drinking water to Potchefstroom residents. You are required to adhere to the following rules when using Boskop Dam. Non-compliance may result in you being requested to leave the water & future access to the dam refused.

Pre-Launching Requirements
Skippers License & Certificate of Fitness (COF) must be presented on arrival (when required by law)
Boats will not be allowed to launch without the required documents.
All safety requirements must be adhered to (life jackets etc.)

On & Off Water
Boats are only allowed to be launched from the jetty and must be OFF the water before dark.
A UPN may be activated if you do not return before dark, and any associated cost will be for your account.

Please wash your boat before & after leaving the water.
Kick-boats & yachts have right of way and courtesy between boats must be adhered to.
Boats may only travel on the water at IDLE speed. Engage gear – NO acceleration. NO Speeding Allowed!
No entry into buoyed-off or “No Go” zones, including the Dam Wall as per Boskop Dam Surface map.
Customers who disregard the rules will be banned from launching from TangleWood.

Children < 17 years
Children are required to wear a life jacket on the water and may not operate a boat unless accompanied by an adult.

UPN Systems
Boskop Dam utilizes a UPN system which is linked to various Emergency services & authorities. Please obtain a UPN Instruction Brochure when signing in and familiarize yourself with the Instructions.
In the event of any Emergency on the dam, you are requested to please immediately use the UPN System.

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Driving Directions
TangleWood Nature Estate is located on the banks of the Boskop Dam. Travel approximately 12km's north out of Potchefstroom on the R501 in the direction of Carletonville. Turn left at our signboard and travel 500m straight down the dirt road. Take care of speed bumps.
GPS Co-Ordinates: -26.561792, 27.123649

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Your Contacts
Site Manager: Thomas
Bookings: Nicole (Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm only )

Owners: You are welcome to contact the owners directly in event of any problems
Jannene Hamman or Rob Hamman
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Reviews for TangleWood Nature Estate

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29 April 2018

Fishing lol...was very poor no. Fish

Andrea Nieman
03 April 2018

We are returning guests and every time Tanglewood is better and better. The staff is world class. Thomas and his team run tight ship and Hope makes sure that everyone is safe in the evenings.Tanglewood is perfection.

Hendrik Smit
20 December 2017

We had the most wonderfull experience and the breathtaking sunsets and views spoke to our souls. We will deffinately be back for a longer stay.

Maggie Scott
18 April 2017

The staff were exceptionally helpful and polite. I think having a type of tuck shop which supplies items forgotten (toiletries/colddrinks/snacks) over and above the existing bar, would be fantastic. Overall it was a lovely serene and tranquil stay.

Paul Bester, South Africa
22 December 2016


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TangleWood Nature Estate Map

TangleWood Nature Estate is 17.3km from the centre of Potchefstroom , the nearest airport 113.1km (Lanseria International Airport).
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