Tanda Tula

The first East African-style luxury safari camp in South Africa, Tanda Tula remains a pioneer in many areas including memorable wildlife experiences.

The first East African-style luxury safari camp in South Africa, Tanda Tula remains a pioneer in some many areas from responsible tourism through to creating unforgettable wildlife experiences. Situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Tanda Tula Safari Camp sits beneath enormous trees on the banks of the Nhlaralumi Riverbed. There are just 12 guest tents here, simple yet luxurious, containing freestanding claw-footed tubs, outdoor showers and private decks.

Should you wish to spend a night out in the bush, consider Tanda Tula Field Camp, reached on foot. This authentic activity recreates the thrill and excitement early explorers would have felt, observing the impressive “Big 5” at close quarters. If ‘glamping’ holds no appeal, there are many other activity options ranging from open vehicle game drives to shorter guided safari walks and romantic bush dining.

Tanda Tula’s shared main areas are impossibly elegant, featuring deep sofas, a large collection of books and a fabulous swimming pool surrounded by comfortable shaded sun loungers. There is also a lovely viewing deck here where you can sit back with a refreshing gin and tonic, while watching elephants or buffalo browse in the wilderness beyond.

Location

How to get to Tanda Tula

The nearest airport to Tanda Tula is Hoedspruit, which can be reached by scheduled flight from Johannesburg. Flying time is approximately 65 minutes, whilst the road transfer from airstrip to lodge takes around 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Activities at Tanda Tula

  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Tanda Tula Field Camp

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Tanda Tula Highlights

  • The first East African-style luxury safari camp in South Africa
  • In the gloriously game-rich Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
  • 12 sensational guest tents with Victorian bathtubs
  • Glamorous shared spaces including a large viewing deck and pool
  • Opportunity to spend a night ‘glamping’ at Tanda Tula Field Camp

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