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Accommodation in Timbavati Game Reserve

Tanda Tula Safari Camp - Timbavati

Tanda Tula is situated in the heart of Timbavati, one of the largest and most famous private nature reserves in the world. Here you will come face-to-face with nature as it always was, with not a fence in sight to inhibit your freedom. This is even more evident now that the fences separating Timbavati and the Kruger National Park have been removed, making Tanda Tula a part of the proposed 7 million-acre World Heritage Sight. Tanda Tula's magnificent thatched, East African style tents, with their spacious wooden decks overlooking the dry riverbed, are the epitome of luxury and seclusion with sumptuous Victorian style baths and outdoor showers.

This intimate camp is renowned for it's charming service and passionately well informed staff. Delicious meals are served in a variety of venues from private dinners on your deck to convivial evenings in the boma. Game drives are in Land Rovers seating only seven people, allowing clear communication with your ranger and tracker. The seclusion of the camp allows traversing on thousands of hectares of pristine African wilderness.

Room Description

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.

Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates Include:  Tented accommodation, all meals, soft drinks, local beers, house wines and spirits, game activities and 14% VAT.

Rates Exclude:
Bar, curios, entrance fees and conservation levies,  and 1% Tourism Levy charged per person rate per night.

Extra information

Children: Regret no children under 12 years of age.

Air strip available.

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 favourite drink.

Out in the bush we have 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 at our bush site. After breakfast, guests can arrange a guided walk back to camp with their ranger.

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.