- Timbavati Game Reserve
- Game drives spotting the "Big Five"
- The waterhole with exceptional game viewing
- Outdoor showers and free-standing baths
- One of the best wildlife and birdlife safari destinations
- Lodge type; Luxury Safari Camp
- Location; Timbavati Game Reserve, South Africa
- Lodge size; 9 Safari Suites
- Recommended stay; 3-7 nights
Unforgettable Wildlife Experiences Await In The Timbavati When Staying At Tanda Tula Safari Camp
Safari Camp is a luxury safari camp located in the Timbavati Game Reserve, close to the banks of the Nhlaralumi River. The camp was established in 2010 and is owned and managed by a passionate team of experienced conservationists and hospitality professionals.
Tanda Tula Safari Camp boasts nine luxurious suites, seamlessly blending canvas and glass, set amidst the captivating and serene landscape of the bushveld. Immerse yourself in an environment that offers endless entertainment and unparalleled tranquillity. Each safari suite boasts its own private deck, providing an idyllic setting to soak in the awe-inspiring vistas of the surrounding bush. With ceiling fans to ensure a cool and comfortable stay, these suites also offer en-suite bathrooms with the added luxury of outdoor showers.
A stay at Tanda Tula Safari Camp is more than just a luxury getaway - it is an opportunity to encounter some of the most stunning wildlife and birdlife that South Africa has to offer. On game drives through the reserve, guests can get up close with the "Big 5", numerous species of plains game and for birders, a whole list of species awaits.
Relax in luxury amidst the peaceful surrounding bushveld and experience an authentic African safari adventure.
The Private Timbavati Nature Reserve is a game reserve in the Limpopo province of South Africa. It is part of the Greater Kruger National Park and spans an area of over 55 000 hectares.
The Timbavati is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including lion, cheetah, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, hippo and rhinos. With over 300 species of birds, it is a paradise for birdwatchers. The famous 'White Lions' are also found in the reserve; visitors can witness this rare phenomenon.
Tanda Tula Safari Camp offers guests a unique opportunity to explore this incredible ecosystem and experience its ultimate beauty.
Rooms And Suites
The emphasis at Tanda Tula Safari Camp is on offering an immersive African wildlife experience without compromising on comfort and luxury. Each safari suite is meticulously designed to blend seamlessly into the surrounding bush, with expansive views over the Nhlaralumi riverbed providing an ever-changing vista of the wilderness. The nine suites all offer plenty of natural light, thanks to their glass doors and canvas sliding walls, which can be opened to invite the outside in.
The outdoor decks and private plunge pools provide a tranquil retreat for guests to unwind, dine, or enjoy the surrounding natural beauty. The seating is thoughtfully designed to sink into the deck, enhancing your closeness to the untamed nature. Sustainability is key to the ethos of Tanda Tula, and these suites are entirely off-grid, powered by solar energy, and equipped with water-efficient systems.
The Safari Suites are ideal for couples and those travelling alone, offering a cosy lounge area and a bedroom with an en-suite bathroom.
Family Suites offer a similar layout but with two bedrooms, each featuring an en-suite bathroom. These are perfect for families or groups of friends seeking a shared safari adventure without sacrificing privacy.
Cuisine And Wine
With an emphasis on gourmet cuisine and fine wine. Head Chef Ryan Mullett ensures guests enjoy a sensory experience while dining at the camp, with each breakfast, lunch and dinner offering unique flavour combinations to tantalize the palette.
For breakfast, guests can enjoy freshly-prepared meals served in the bush alongside a riverbed surrounded by majestic trees. The lunch and high tea menus provide an array of light bites and delightful dishes to enjoy around the pool or in the lounge area.
Come dinner time, there is no better way to end the day than with a romantic evening around a warm fire in the boma. Here guests can savour a sumptuous feast of African flavours while sipping on some of South Africa's finest wine.
With Tanda Tula's well-stocked cellar boasting an impressive selection of premium reds and whites, there will surely be something for everyone to enjoy!
Tanda Tula Safari Camp features a stunning swimming pool overlooking the watering hole, where you can relax and admire the wildlife in its natural habitat. There is also a bird hide onsite, allowing guests to observe native birds in their natural environment.
Guests can stay connected to the world with complimentary internet and WIFI, although cell phone coverage is limited.
Private dinners can be arranged at Tanda Tula Safari Camp, providing a romantic setting under the African night sky. Riverbed picnic lunches are also available for guests who wish to explore the area more intimately.
At Tanda Tula Safari Camp, you can enjoy the luxurious camp facilities and property amenities needed for a perfect African safari experience.
Twice daily game drives explore more than 55 000 hectares of pristine wilderness and allow you to observe a wide variety of wildlife. Every game drive is led by experienced guides and trackers, giving you the most authentic safari experience.
With only six guests per safari vehicle, you can enjoy a private and exclusive wildlife and safari experience.
For those who prefer a more active safari experience, morning walks guided by armed guides and trackers are available. These walks typically last up to two hours, depending on sightings of wildlife in the area. During the walks, you will get an up-close view of animals and plants and the opportunity to learn more about your surroundings.
Tanda Tula Safari Camp is a family-friendly destination that offers a unique African bushveld experience for children eight years and older.
Families can participate in game drives, walking safaris, and visit the traditional Shangaan village. Older children will particularly enjoy learning about the local culture, as well as the wildlife and plants of the area.
All safari activities are supervised by experienced guides to ensure safety and enjoyment for all. Tanda Tula Safari Camp makes a perfect family holiday destination with delicious evening meals and comfortable, air-conditioned accommodations.
Tanda Tula Safari Camp is an idyllic African safari destination that offers something for everyone.
From the luxurious camp facilities and gourmet cuisine to safari activities, including game drives, walking safaris, and visits to traditional Shangaan villages - one is in for a right royal treat.
With stunning views over the riverbed below and the surrounding Timbavati bushveld, it is no wonder why so many travellers choose Tanda Tula Safari Camp as their holiday getaway!
Rates from R25 000.00 per person
- Tanda Tula Safari Camp Rates
- Per person per night sharing (pp)
- Rates are in South African Rands
- *Rates may vary according to season
- Tented accommodation
- Daily game drives
- Bush walking activities
- All meals
- Soft drinks
- Local beers & spirits
- House wines
- Game drive activities
- Cellar wines and champagnes
- Imported spirits and beers
- Phone calls
- Timbavati Conservation Levy