One of the most luxurious safari destinations in South Africa, Tanda Tula Safari Camp is situated in the 60,000 hectare Timbavati Game Reserve, which is adjacent to the Kruger National Park. Guests can enjoy a true bush experience, and with no fences in-between the Park and the reserve, there is plenty of opportunity to view the huge diversity of wildlife that Africa has to offer, including the Big 5.
Early morning and evening safaris are conducted in open Land Rovers, and daily walks are offered with professional rangers and trackers.
The camp's focal point is the open-sided bar-lounge which overlooks the watering hole, where animals come to drink throughout the day and night. Guests can also enjoy a refreshing dip in the barside pool. There is also a secluded hide, library, a spa and a gym.
Dinners are served in a variety of venues, from private dinners on your deck, a barbeque at the water hole or in the river bed, to around log fires in a traditional open-air boma. Tanda Tula's excellent cuisine is assured to enhance your bush experience.
The newly rearchitected Tanda Tula Safari Camp takes full advantage of its position on the Nhlaralumi River to create intimate guest experiences across the breadth of the camp. The hybrid canvas and glass suites open to an endlessly entertaining but incredibly peaceful bushveld setting. The interior design reflects South Africa's Tsonga people, the first custodians of this land. Modern luxuries ensure your every need is met.
There are 7 Safari Suites which consist of one bedroom and a lounge. The outdoor covered deck has a private plunge pool, ideal for dining and relaxing, with sunken bench seating – bringing you closer to nature.
and 2 Family Suites which consist of two bedrooms, each with their own en-suite bathroom and a shared lounge area and private plunge pool.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
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All meals; laundry; the Timbavati Conservation Levy; Timbavati Airstrip transfers; all shared game drives; game walks; morning and afternoon teas; and all local soft drinks, mineral waters, local beers, local spirits and house wines are included. PLEASE NOTE: Premium branded drinks are NOT included. IN ADDITION: For self-drive visitors, there is a vehicle entrance fee of R280 per vehicle (subject to change), which is payable at the Timbavati Gate (cash or Visa/MasterCard credit cards only).
Children aged 6 years and older are welcome. Child rate apply up to and including 16 years.
Tanda Tula Safari Camp Location.
Directions For Drivers
From Hazyview: Follow the R40 towards Klaserie. Once past Klaserie, continue along this road until you see the turning off to the right for Eastgate Airport. Turn right here and proceed along this road until you reach the main Timbavati Control Gate/Enkhulu Gate.
From Eastgate/Hoedspruit Airport: Turn left and proceed along this road until you reach the main Timbavati Control Gate/Enkhulu Gate.
From Johannesburg/Pretoria: Take the N12 or N4 highway to Witbank/eMalahleni (from Johannesburg Airport, follow signs to Boksburg to find the N12). Follow the N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast/eMakhazeni and Machadodorp (Toll Plaza). Follow the Schoemanskloof option on the N4 and then take the R36 to Lydenburg/Mashishing.
Follow the R36 to Ohrigstad, go through the Strydom Tunnel and take the R527 to Hoedspruit. Turn right onto the R40 towards Klaserie, and continue along this road until you see the turning off to the left for Eastgate Airport. Turn left here and follow the directions as above From Eastgate/Hoedspruit Airport.
From Kruger National Park/Orpen Gate: Exit the Park, and continue along the R531. Turn right onto the R40, and continue along this road until you see the turning off to the right for Eastgate Airport. Turn right here follow the directions as above From Eastgate/Hoedspruit Airport.
ONCE AT THE TIMBAVATI CONTROL GATE: For self-drive visitors, there is a vehicle entrance cash fee of R280 per vehicle payable at the gate (cash or Visa/MasterCard credit cards only and subject to change). Please retain your receipt as proof of entrance and have it stamped at your destination when you are leaving, which acts as your Exit Permit. Once inside the gate, follow the signs to the lodge through the reserve.
Do not get out of your car until you reach the lodge. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.
Also, we would advise that you do NOT use a GPS once in the Timbavati, as it is likely to give you incorrect directions!
General Information For Guests
Each suite has an open plan bedroom and separate lounge, an en-suite bathroom with bath, indoor and outdoor showers, and a separate WC, wrap around deck overlooking the riverbed with plunge pool, outdoor sunken bench seat, Wi-Fi; air-conditioning, overhead fan, hair dryer, tea/coffee making station, fully stocked mini bar, emergency radio, automated roll down blinds, and charging stations (USBa, USBc, EU 2pin).
Private dining can be arranged on your private deck.
All major credit cards are accepted.
You can book an exceptional photographer (additional cost) to join you on your safari and document your safari to capture you, the sunsets, the wildlife - leaving you with memories you can return to time and time again.
If you are arriving/departing via FedAir, the camp is a 20 minute drive away from the airstrip. From Hoedspruit Airport, it is about a 50 minute drive.
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