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Located in the heart of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park, in 1976 Tanda Tula Safari Camps became the first East African styled, luxury tented safari camp in South Africa.

- “Hands on” owners who live at the lodge with their family offering a wonderful, homely ambiance whilst running to the highest of standards.
- Tanda Tula Safari Camp, one of the leading tented experiences in South Africa, is the oldest safari camp in the Timbavati, steeped in history with its roots going back many generations linking conservation and the Shangaan culture.
- Tanda Tula Field Camp is the first classic non-permanent safari camp of its kind completely committed to offering a low impact safari in the Timbavati.
- Big 5 game viewing with traversing in more than 26500 hectares of wilderness.

The Timbavati reserve hosts phenomenal concentrations of Africas game including the famous Big Five in one of the most beautiful parts of the continent. Much of this game make their way through both camps, offering guests an opportunity to get even closer to nature.

The Tanda Tula tented camps are renowned for offering a luxurious and authentic safari experience where guests are welcomed with warmth and genuine pleasure.

Tanda Tula Safari Camp consists of 12 private, luxury tents. The East African styled tents are the epitome of elegance, 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 with a breathtaking view of the riverbed and African bush.

Accommodation at Tanda Tula Safari Camp:
- 12 private tented suites
- All luxury tents have en suite bathrooms and outdoor showers, complimentary mini bars, and private decks overlooking the riverbed and African bush
- Electricity & power are available with 220V.Converters are supplied in each tent

Facilities at Tanda Tula Safari Camp:
- A main lounge overlooking the riverbed swimming pool and watering hole
- We accommodate only 6 guests per game drive vehicle in order to ensure an exclusive safari experience
- Our chefs are able to cater for any special dietary requirement
- A gift shop featuring safari clothing as well as arts and crafts from the region
- Premium wines and champagne menu

- Children of 8 years and older are welcome
- There is limited cell phone coverage, we encourage our guests to keep their phones on silent throughout their stay
- Tanda Tula is flexible to dietary requirements



Just after sunrise morning wake up. You will meet in the mess tent for coffee, tea, rusks and hot porridge. You will then depart with your field guide and tracker for a 3 to 4 hour bush walk where you will track game, and learn the art of tracking, birding and tree and plant identification. Tracking and finding rhino or elephant on foot is not an uncommon occurrence! You will then return to camp mid morning where you will be welcomed with a hot water bush shower, followed by a sumptuous brunch.

After brunch, you can relax under the trees, have a siesta in your tent, or take it easy in the mess tent area where a selection of books and games will be available. This is a great time to do a bit of bird watching or tree identification with your field guide. The Field Camps are completely unfenced and animals are able to move freely through the camp during the day and night.

Afternoon tea and coffee and a selection of savory and sweet snacks will be served, before the group departs on a short afternoon bush walk lead by your experienced guide and tracker. Following your afternoon walk, sundowners will be served before going on a short game drive that will end back at camp.

Clothing and Accessories:

Summer and winter months vary in temperature, and as such we recommend guests tailor their clothing to suit the seasons:

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 pajamas.

Rooms and Units Available:

Safari Camp - Luxury Tents

Rates include a fully inclusive safari experience at Tanda Tula: Transfers to/from Rockfig airstrip, elegant tented accommodation, laundry, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, snacks, all beverages, all safari activities (max 4 guests per safari vehicle unless there are 6 guests staying in a group), and 15% VAT.

Amount of similar units: 12
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Honeymoon Couples
Laundry Service
Bar on the Premises
Other Language
Swimming Pool

Cancellation Policy:

In the event of a “no show” or cancellation within 30 days of your confirmed arrival date, the company reserves the right to charge a cancellation fee of up to 100%. Please note that all cancellations must be made in writing.


Latitude: -24.305274
Longitude: 31.322858

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  • Accommodation Type: Game Lodge
  • Minimum stay: 2 Day/s
  • Sleeps: 20
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM