Tanda Tula Safari Camp (Timbavati Private Nature Reserve) South
Tanda Tula Safari Camp is located 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 East African-styled tented bushcamps, we offer our
guests an unforgettable experience in game viewing, warm
hospitality and award-winning cuisine.
Set on the banks of the Nlharalumi riverbed, Tanda Tula
is shaded by majestic trees and overlooks a watering hole
that attracts wildlife from dawn till dusk. Each of the 12
tents is completely private, surrounded by lush riverine
bush with a deck overlooking the riverbed. Tanda Tula is
sanctuary to Africa’s Big Five, with traversing over more
than 20,000 ha of wilderness and undisturbed biodiversity.
Our guests are guaranteed an incredible wildlife experience.
Our highly skilled ranger and tracker teams guide our guests
in the early mornings and evenings, in open Land Rovers or
on foot. Tanda Tula is the oldest camp in the Timbavati.
Steeped in history, the Hugo family go back many generations
linking conservation and the Shangaan culture – and their
joy is sharing it with the world. The camp exudes elegance,
combining comfort and style with African roots. The open
plan lodge merges luxury with the natural environment.
We have 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 Nicoline, our therapist, provides
guests with a variety of aromatherapy treatments.
The infinity pool overlooks a large watering hole, often
frequented by elephant and buffalo. The bar and lounge are
always open, and our superb barmen, Harry and Smiling, will
gladly bring you your favorite drink.
Out in the bush we have a lovely hide on the Macatoo Dam
where private picnics and ‘sleep outs’ can be arranged,
bringing you closer to the wilderness! Sumptuous bush
brunches are served daily at our bush site. After breakfast,
guests can arrange a guided walk back to camp with their
• For families and friends requiring complete
privacy, we have an exclusive camp called Tandala.
• Accommodating four or six guests, with a private pool,
fabulous lounge and sweeping deck overlooking the riverbed,
this is truly a piece of paradise.
• A private chef,
ranger and vehicle can also be arranged.
Tanda Tula’s rangers and trackers are of the most skilled
and highly qualified in Africa assuring you that your game
experience will be unforgettable, exciting and informative.
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 Timbavati is also well known for its low human
impact. With only 8 lodges in more than 60 000 hectares,
guests experience the bush at its most pristine. The lodges
have mutual traversing and co-operate very well with each
other in animal sightings.
The bushveld varies from Acacia thornveld and Marula
trees to open savannah grasslands as well as dense riverines
with majestic Jackalberry and Fig trees allowing for superb
general game viewing of zebra, antelope, giraffe and
Since the game fences came down between the Kruger Park
and the Timbavati 20 years ago, we have enjoyed large
breeding herds of buffalo of up to 1000, as well as large
breeding herds of elephant.
Accommodation Rates:- From
$550 per person sharing per night. Please contact us for a
quote and suggested itinerary.