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.