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South Africa Holiday Safari Specials at the luxury Tanda Tula in the Timbavati, bordering Kruger National Park.

Tanda Tula Safari Camp in the heart of the Timbavati Nature Reserve bordering the Kruger National Park, offers an extraordinary wilderness experience in ultimate luxury.

Offering every comfort, the thatched en-suite tents are imbued with the romance of Africa. Wide wooden decks and spacious bathrooms with Victorian baths and outside showers are reminiscent of a bygone era.
Tanda Tula Safari Camp has recently undergone an extensive camp refurbishment. The decision was made to reduce the number of guests in the safari vehicles to 6 thereby enabling everyone to have a 'window' seat (was 8). Rate now also includes drinks from the mini bars in the Safari Camp Luxury Tents.

Tanda Tula game drive
The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park, a vast wilderness of more than 3.5 million hectares.

The reserve is known for its incredible variety of game including the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino). The Timbavati is renowned for its numerous lion prides as well as the famous White Lions of the Timbavati.

The highly skilled ranger and tracker teams at Tanda Tula Safari Camp guide guests in the early mornings and evenings, in open Land Rovers or on foot.

Each of the Safari Camp’s rangers and trackers are among the most highly qualified in Africa. Their extensive knowledge and training ensures that your game experience will be unforgettable, exciting and informative.

Tanda Tula Safari Camp - accommodation in a Luxury Tent
Tanda Tula has 12 luxurious East African-styled tents. All the tents are totally private with stunning views overlooking the riverbed. Each tent has its own private deck with loungers or deck chairs. The interiors are furnished in great elegance and comfort.

All the tents have beautiful en suite bathrooms with traditional Victorian bathtubs and romantic outdoor showers overlooking the bush and riverbed. There is a private, open air therapy hide at the edge of the watering hole where a therapist, provides guests with a variety of aromatherapy treatments.

The infinity pool overlooks a large watering hole, often frequented by elephant and buffalo.
Out in the bush there is a lovely hide on the Machaton Dam where private picnics and ‘sleep outs’ can be arranged, bringing you closer to the wilderness! Sumptuous bush brunches are served daily. After breakfast, guests can arrange a guided walk back to camp with their ranger.
2020 Safari Special: Stay for 3 nights or more at Tanda Tula Safari Camp and receive a 10% discount on your accommodation
Valid: 15 January – 31 March, 1 May – 30 June & 1 November – 15 December 2020
Normal rates at Tanda Tula:
01 JANUARY - 31 DECEMBER 2020:
Luxury Tent per person sharing per night (including children 8 years and older*): R 12 600
Single Occupancy: 50% supplement to above rate
Star Bed – additional per night surcharge (available March – September): R2 145
Rates include:
Luxury tented accommodation, all meals, local soft drinks, beers, spirits, house wines, and morning & afternoon teas/coffees.
Two daily game drives (maximum 6 guests per vehicle at Tanda Tula Safari Camp) and an optional guided game walk after breakfast.
Laundry and mini bar.
Transfers to/from Rockfig Airstrip within the Timbavati and 15% VAT.
*Children over the age of eight are welcome.

Tanda Tula also offers an exclusive use mobile safari camp - Unquestionably, Tanda Tula Field Camp is the most authentic "glamorous camping" experience in South Africa.

Tanda Tula Field Camp
This private use camp is located in the eastern region of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, bordering the Kruger National Park in an exclusive concession of 6500 hectares.

Having a maximum of 4 tents makes it perfect for groups of friends traveling together or the perfect family safari with the ultimate exclusivity. Imagine your teenage children spending quality time with you in this environment - real bonding time for you all.

The camp offers a luxury experience in an authentic type safari with a lot more of the comforts than back then.
A mobile-style, en-suite tented camp with composting toilet and no electricity, Tanda Tula Field Camp offers total exclusivity with a private guide (with specialised walking expertise), tracker and 4x4, ensuring a truly tailor-made and authentic safari experience of a bygone era.

Tanda Tula Field Camp accommodation
4 explorer tents configured to suit each individual group of travelers, with a maximum of 8 guests.
Each tent has its own outdoor bathroom with hot water bucket shower, eco loo and amenities.
This is an exclusive-use camp and as such it is pitched and set-up based on the requirements of each booking, ensuring low impact on the environment.
Open to the environment, Tanda Tula Field Camp allows you the opportunity to get up close to nature.

The camp features an elegant mess tent with a full field bar and campaign styled furnishings.
There is no electricity. The camp features oil and solar lanterns.
There is limited cell phone coverage, and we encourage our guests to keep their phones on silent throughout their stay.
There is no swimming pool as this is a non-permanent field camp.

The field camp operates from the 1st of March to the 30th September annually.
A minimum stay of 3 nights is required for all bookings (except if combining with Tanda Tula Safari Camp - spend 2 nights at each camp and the minimum stay is reduced).

Tanda Tula Field Camp is the ultimate exclusive experience in guided walking safaris where guests are led by iconic and highly trained trackers and guides, tracking general game and the big five on foot making this a thrilling and life changing safari experience. The atmosphere of the camp is that of a bygone era.

The experience at Tanda Tula Field Camp is unlike most other safari camps. In a completely exclusive concession, guests will rediscover the true African walking safari, just as the early explorers did. Immersed in nature, the walking safaris are led by highly experienced guides and trackers. The focus is on tracking big game on foot and guests can expect to track lion, elephant and rhino, as well as all other game species in a very informative and exciting experience, bringing you closer to nature. A game drive vehicle is available for game drives for guests as and when needed.

Early Morning Routine & Game Walk
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.

Siesta Time
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 un-fenced and animals are able to move freely through the camp during the day and night.

Late Afternoon Routine & Game walk
Tanda Tula Field Camp sundowners
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.

Upon arrival back in camp, aperitifs will be served around the fire followed by the chef’s very special bush dinner prepared over the coals. Listen to the nocturnal sounds and learn a little about African history and folklore, before getting comfortable in your tent and falling asleep to the sounds of nature.
2020 Rates at Tanda Tula Field Camp:
Per person per night sharing (including children 14 years and older) – minimum 4 guests, maximum 8 guests: R 8 400
Single per night (anyone not sharing a tent): 25% surcharge
Tanda Tula Field Camp rates include:
Mobile style tented accommodation, all meals, local soft drinks, beers, spirits, house wines, and morning & afternoon teas/coffees.
Flexible experience including daily guided morning and evening walking safari and game drive combinations – maximum 6 guests per vehicle or walk.
Transfers to/from Rockfig Airstrip within the Timbavati and 15% VAT.

All rates exclude:
Connoisseur wines and French Champagne
Curios, gratuities & telephone calls
Transfers to and from outside the Timbavati and the Tanda Tula Camps
Timbavati Conservation Levy
Landing fees at Rockfig airstrip
Vehicle entrance fee payable at the Control Gate (self-drive guests only)
Travel information/how to get to Tanda Tula:
Fly direct from/to Cape Town and Hoedspruit,
Fly from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit or Tanda Tula's airstrip,
Fly to Nelspruit (from Cape Town, Durban or Johannesburg) or Skukuza and road or air transfer from there,
Self drive from Johannesburg is approximately 5½ hours.
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