I cannot recommend Tanda Tula enough. They are the perfect balance between camping in the wild and civilization. The staff is welcoming, friendly and always willing to help.
Steph 32 yrs, Colorado, Read 1 reviews »
Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa
Tanda Tula Field Camp
- Unquestionably, Tanda Tula Field Camp is the most authentic "glamorous camping" experience in South Africa.
- This camp gets you close with nature
- The atmosphere of the camp is that of a bygone era.
- Game drives
- Starlit dinner
- Walking safari
- Ineractive cooking
Seasons in South Africa
About Tanda Tula Field Camp
Tanda Tula Field Camp is a one-of-a-kind experience. It is the first classic non-permanent safari camp of its kind, completely committed to offering a low impact safari. It specialises in walking safaris, with some of the best trackers in the industry, for a truly unique experience. The walks focus on seeking big 5 game, while learning from the highly knowledgeable guides about all aspects of nature and wildlife.
Featuring four explorer tents, the camps philosophy and practices are similar to those of the early explorer camps of Africa. Tanda Tula Field Camp is set up and taken down for each exclusive use safari and the locations will vary throughout the year depending on the seasons and game activities. With a private guide, chef, camp host and dedicated camp staff, activities can be arranged on a whim, and game walks and drives may be as long or as short as you choose. Intimate experiences await.
Each tent has its own outdoor bathroom with hot water bucket shower, eco loo and amenities.
"Treading softly on the surface of the earth" is a foundation principle of everything that Tanda Tula stands for, and a principle that is echoed throughout each element of the new field camp experience. Open to the environment, Tanda Tula Field Camp allows you the opportunity to get up close to nature.
Set the banks of the Nharalumi riverbed, Tanda Tula Safari Camp is situated in the heart of the Timbavati with its sister camp, Tanda Tula Field Camp located in the eastern region of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve.
How to get there
Federal Air offers a twice daily scheduled flight from Johannesburg to Timbavati Rock Fig. SA Express offers two daily flights into Hodespruit from Johannesburg and three per week form Cape Town.
45 minutes drive from Hoedspuit and 20 minutes rom Timbavati Rock Fig.
When to go
* Rates Include:
Luxury tented accommodation, all meals, morning and afternoon teas & coffees, laundry, all game drive and walking activities, all local soft drinks, beers, spirits and house wines, WIFI in the main lounge area & 14% VAT
* Rates exclude:
Cellar wines & champagnes, all imported spirits & beers, telephone calls, curios, transfers, Timbavati Conservation Levy and gratuities
A 25% surcharge is applicable to single bookings all year round
Timbavati Conservation Levy: is a per person per stay fee
Self drive guests will be charged a vehicle entrance fee at the Timbavati Control gate
Scheduled charter flights to Rockfig airstrip: guests are charged a per person, per take off and landing fee
Private Charter planes parking over night at Rockfig airstrip will be charged an overnight fee
* Check all fees on the rate sheets * FYI : The SA Aviation Authorities always refer to the Rockfig airstrip as the Tanda Tula airstrip!
GAME DRIVE POLICY:
Our policy is to accommodate a maximum of 8 guests per game drive in order to minimise vehicle impact on the environment
PRIVATE VEHICLE HIRE:
Private Land Rover, ranger and tracker can be booked during the LOW seasons (MAY, JUNE, NOVEMBER, 7 JAN TO 28 FEB) at an additional cost
No Private Vehicle hire during the high seasons: MARCH, APRIL, JULY TO 30 OCTOBER AND 20 DEC TO 6 JAN
Travelling with children
Must be 8 years or older. There is no babysitters here.
Children over 14 are allowed on the walking safaris.
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- We will create the best experience possible at a truly transparent price.