One of the most luxurious tented safari camps in South Africa, Tanda Tula 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.
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 words 'private', 'secluded' and 'tranquil' best describe the Tanda Tula safari experience. This intimate camp is renowned for its charming service and passionately well informed staff.
The 12 magnificent thatched East Africa style tents, with their spacious wooden decks overlooking the dry riverbed, are the epitome of luxury.
The en-suite bathrooms feature sumptuous Victorian baths and outdoor showers.
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All meals; laundry; the Timbavati Conservation Levy; all shared game drives; game walks; morning and afternoon teas; and all local soft drinks, mineral waters, beers, spirits and house wines are included. PLEASE NOTE: All other drinks are NOT included. IN ADDITION: For self-drive visitors, there is a vehicle entrance fee of R190 per vehicle (subject to change), which is payable at the Timbavati Gate (cash or Visa/MasterCard credit cards only).
Children aged 8 years and older are welcome. Adult rates apply.
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.
From Eastgate/Hoedspruit Airport: Turn left and proceed along this road until you reach the main Timbavati Control 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 R190 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
The East African-style tented suites have en-suite bathrooms and private timber decks.
There is a swimming pool for guest's enjoyment.
All major credit cards are accepted. Complimentary Wi-Fi is offered in the lounge area only. No Wi-Fi available in rooms.
If you are arriving/departing via FedAir, the camp is a 15 minute drive away from the airstrip.