Every safari had something amazing to see, and we saw so much. The tents were great, and the main lodge was very inviting.

Louisa 29 yrs, Sydney, Read 4 reviews »

Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa

Tanda Tula Safari Camp

  • Hands on owners live at the lodge
  • Tanda Tula Safari Camp is the oldest safari camp in the Timbavati
  • The East African styled tents are the epitome of elegance, mirroring the early tented camps of Africa.

Facilities include

Wi-fi Swimming pool Safe Laundry

Activities include

  • Star bed
  • Stargazing
  • Games drives
  • Walking safari
  • Adventure picnic
  • Romantic dinners
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About Tanda Tula Safari Camp

Tanda Tula Safari Camps is positioned amongst enormous trees on the banks of the Nhlaralumi Riverbed, in the heart of Big Five country. Visitors are welcomed into this picturesque camp which exudes elegance with African roots.

Tanda Tula Safari Camps is owned and run by Don and Nina Scott, together with their incredible team of staff. Guests are immediately captivated by the down-to-earth atmosphere of this family home, as well as the charm and warmth of the people that live and work here.

The camp is completely unfenced merging luxury with the natural environment.

The tented camp consists of just 12 secluded, luxury tents, each with a breathtaking view over the riverbed. The East African styled tents are the epitome of simple luxury, comfort and style mirroring the early tented camps of Africa. Each luxurious tent features its own en-suite bathroom, Victorian bathtub, outdoor shower and a spacious deck overlooking the riverbed and African bush.

Practical info

Practical info

Location

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

By air:

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.

By road:
45 minutes drive from Hoedspuit and 20 minutes rom Timbavati Rock Fig.

When to go

Summer (from 01 October to 30 April): With temperatures ranging from 25°C to 50°C, pack shorts, T-shirts, swimming costumes, long trousers and a light jersey or fleece.

Winter (From 01 May to 30 September: With temperatures ranging from 15°C to 25°C, pack long trousers and long-sleeved t-shirts/shirts, a fleece, warm jacket, beanie, scarf, warm shoes and warm pyjamas

Important Information

* 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
* Singles:
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

Children

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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