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Limpopo, Kruger National Park 1380 South Africa
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#1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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Tanda Tula Safari Camp in the heart of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve bordering the Kruger National Park, offers a five-star personal wilderness experience in ultimate luxury. Here, in your own private piece of Africa, you will come face to face with nature as it always was, with not a fence in sight to inhibit your freedom. Set on the banks of the Nharalumi riverbed, Tanda Tula is shaded by stately trees and overlooks a water hole that attracts a wide variety of game from dawn to dusk.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Infinity pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Gift shop
Laundry service
Ironing service
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
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Room features
Private balcony
Extra long beds
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Dutch and 1 more


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Limpopo, Kruger National Park 1380 South Africa
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Johannesburg Intl Airport370 kmSee all flights
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GBubrick wrote a review 18 Jul
Fort Lauderdale, Florida24 contributions19 helpful votes
Very solid camp. Very good availability of game including Big Five, which we notched twice. Staff is very professional and gracious. Food is varied, very plentiful and tasty. TT is a tent based camp. Accommodations are comfortable. There is no heating, so dress warm and plan on electric blankets. Only Mala Mala has more animals.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Michael Raddall wrote a review Sep 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa464 contributions60 helpful votes
Property's Favourite Review
We visited Tanda Tula for a few days as a group of six friends and I must admit that in every single way this lodge exceeded our expectations and added so much value to our lives. From the incredibly friendly service to the magnificent scrumptious meals it hit the 5 star mark all the way. The chalet tents are luxurious and cozy with amazing views overlooking the riverbed area of the Timbavati. We slept with the blinds down as the netting keeps out the bugs, so you feel the fresh night air, but most importantly hear the breathtaking sounds of the African bush. The game drives were so exciting, we really didn't want them to end. Foreman and Given were such a great team and we shared so many laughs together as well as some amazing sightings. What a pleasure being with guides who are so passionate and go so far to get their guests such special sightings. The main lodge area is so peaceful and relaxing with a small garden area where we would have breakfast under the trees. In the afternoons we would relax by the pool while watching the action at the waterhole. All in all one of the best bush experiences I have ever had of many! I would highly recommend Tanda Tula to anyone who is looking for an all encompassing luxury bush holiday.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: All the luxury tents have unique views of the riverbed area and Timbavati Game Reserve
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WayneM wrote a review 06 Jul
Cape Town, South Africa2 contributions
As a family we really enjoyed the friendly family atmosphere with wonderful service from every member of the staff. At every opportunity they went the extra mile with many pleasant surprises. We will definitely return soon.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Don Scott, Owner at Tanda Tula Safari Camp
Responded 2 weeks ago
we love knowing you had such a great time and all the little surprises made you extra happy! we hope to see you all again soon! Thank you for the lovely review!
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Andy wrote a review Jun 2021
Nairobi, Kenya404 contributions77 helpful votes
Came for a short stay and it was great as usual. I've been coming here time and time again and it's never disappointing. Staff are fantastic. Chef Ryan still on top of his game in the kitchen as always and game viewing, spectacular. Best safari experience on the planet in my opinion.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Take warm clothes year round. Even in summer you can get caught out on a cold day. Otherwise the...
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1 Helpful vote
Response from Don Scott, Owner at Tanda Tula Safari Camp
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks so much for this lovely review, we really appreciate all your kind words and love knowing that you had such a great time!
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HarrietNim wrote a review Jun 2021
Bristol41 contributions27 helpful votes
There are so many reasons that Tanda Tula is so special. First of course there’s the wildlife – on this our third stay we saw the Big Five in just 2 game drives. Very relaxed leopard, lions with cubs, chilled ellies, majestic rhino and a big herd of buffalo. But it’s all the attention to detail that makes Tanda Tula such a wonderful place to stay. They think of everything, from the hot water bottles on the game drive, to the electric blankets in bed (we stayed mid winter), and some of the best food I’ve ever had (including the surprise birthday cake). TT is owner run and managed – and you feel like you’re staying with family. Best of all, they do so much for their delightful and friendly team as well as supporting the local community. A very special place indeed - highly recommended
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Date of stay: June 2021
Response from Don Scott, Owner at Tanda Tula Safari Camp
Responded 2 weeks ago
Wow - what a very special feedback!Thank you so much for your kind words, we really appreciate it and we love knowing you had such a wonderful time!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tanda Tula Safari Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Tanda Tula Safari Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Tanda Tula Safari Camp?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a refrigerator, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Tanda Tula Safari Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Tanda Tula Safari Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tanda Tula Safari Camp?
Yes, guests have access to an infinity pool during their stay.
Does Tanda Tula Safari Camp have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Tanda Tula Safari Camp offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tanda Tula Safari Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Dutch.