Tanda Tula Safari Camp is situated in the heart of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, forming part of the Greater Kruger National Park. As one of South Africa’s most luxurious tented bushveld lodges, this camp offers guests an unforgettable experience in game viewing, warm hospitality and award-winning cuisine. This tented camp consists of just 12 secluded, luxury tents, each with a breathtaking view over the riverbed. Bush breakfasts featuring a continental buffet and a cooked English breakfast feast are a superb way to end the morning game drive. Dinners are a social affair, set in different locations every night. The infinity pool is located in the centre of the camp, overlooking the camp dam which is frequented by game throughout the day. Tanda Tula Safari Camp is sanctuary to Africa’s Big Five, with traversing over more than 20,000 ha of wilderness and undisturbed biodiversity. As there are no fences between the Timbavati and Kruger National Park, game are able to roam freely between the two, offering guests an incredible African wildlife experience. Tanda Tula is the oldest safari camp in the Timbavati with historic links to the Shangaan culture and people.
Set on the banks of the Nharalumi riverbed, Tanda Tula is shaded by stately trees and overlooks a water hole that attracts a wide variety of game from dawn to dusk. Tanda Tula is sanctuary to Africa’s Big Five, amongst many other mammals large and small and hundreds of species of birds. Encounters with these inhabitants of the bush in open safari landrovers or on foot or from the deck of your tent are up close and very intimate. The Timbavati is also home to the very rare white lions.
Each luxury tent has its own private deck complete with comfortable loungers, offering guests an opportunity to relax and absorb the beauty and tranquility of the African bush. Each of the tents features a beautiful en-suite bathroom with a traditional Victorian bathtub and romantic outdoor shower, overlooking the African bush and riverbed. The interiors are furnished in sheer elegance and comfort, ensuring that you will enjoy a true African experience in complete luxury.
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Bush breakfasts featuring a continental buffet and a cooked English breakfast feast are a superb way to end the morning game drive. . Lunches are set up in different locations in camp daily. Individual tables are set for each couple or family to enjoy a quiet, light lunch hosted by Chef Ryan and his charming team of barmen and waiters. In the evenings, guests can enjoy a superb dinner in the boma, under the stars in the garden or, for the more adventurous, in the riverbed which runs alongside the safari camp. Here you will enjoy quintessential African cuisine prepared by the highly trained and award-winning chefs. Pair delicious meals with an excellent selection of crisp, local wines for a satisfying culinary experience.
Out in the bush lies a lovely hide on the Machaton Dam where private picnics and ‘Starbeds’ can be arranged, bringing you even closer to the wilderness. The Machaton Hide also forms part of the Overnight Walking Safari experience.
Those in need of relaxation can unwind in the spacious sitting room, linger over refreshing drinks in the open-sided bar or enjoy a cool dip in the sparkling swimming pool. A boutique store and a wide deck overlooking a waterhole add to guest delight. Adventures include exciting game drives, bird watching and walking safaris in the wildlife-rich Timbavati Private Nature Reserve.
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