Located in the heart of the Greater Kruger, Tanda Tula is situated deep into the Timbavati Game Reserve, South Africa. Renowned for its brilliant big five sightings as well as incredible walking opportunities, Tanda Tula is a combination of camps that can offer beautifully luxurious permanent lodge or a rustic and basic temporary walking camp. Whatever camp you choose, you can be sure that the real essence of safari is maintained throughout.
Tanda Tula Safari Camp - The Details
Made up of twelve secluded, elegant canvas tents, Tanda Tula's Safari Camp is perfect for those wanting a bush-camp experience that still provides all the amenities one needs. Not having to pay the premium prices of the Sands also makes this excellent for those on a slightly tighter budget. Easily accessible from Hoedspruit Airport, after landing in Johannesburg in the early morning, you could easily be there for lunch, making it perfect for a few days of brilliant safari.
Each tent has its own private deck and en-suite bathroom, whilst at the main lodge there is a swimming pool to cool off in the middle of the day. The pool overlooks a very productive waterhole, as does a viewing deck and a bird hide. This is a nature lovers paradise.
For honeymooners, the star deck is a very romantic option for a night and is definitely not to be missed. It can be added onto your stay here easily, just make sure you enquire about it beforehand!
Tanda Tula Field Camp - The Details
Being on foot in the African wilderness is an experience like no other and is at times, very underappreciated. This is the truest way to experience nature and Tanda Tula's Field Camp allows you to focus on the walking aspect of your safari. Under the supervision of expert guides and trackers, you will track big game on foot and have a whole new world revealed to you.
The camp itself is far simpler than the main safari camp. Made up of four explorer tents and a communal mess area, the camp is taken down and reconstructed in different areas of the reserve for each booking.
Although the camp is not as glamorous as the main lodge, a combination of the two are perfect for adventurous people looking for an ultimate all-round safari experience. Children under fourteen are not permitted at field camp due to walking regulations and there is a minimum three-night stay at the field camp.
Whilst Tanda Tula offers a brilliant authentic safari experience, combining it with a more luxurious lodge in the Sabi Sands would offer a brilliant vairety in habitat and wildlife.
Whether you decide to visit Tanda Tula by itself or combine it with another lodge, heading down to Cape Town
is a must. Whether you are on honeymoon, with your family or with a group of friends, this vibrant and energetic city will encapture the imaginations of everyone. From the plethora of bars, restaurants and the beautiful natural surroundings, there is so much to do here.
As with safari, there are so many hotel options in Cape Town, but the Cape Grace
and the Cape Cadogan
are our favourites and if you aren't restricted by time, driving out into the surrounding winelands is the perfect way to finish your South Africa itinerary. From indulging in some of the finest food in the world to sampling the greatest wine in the country, the winelands is a serene and tranquil destination to end your trip.