Tanda Tula Safari Camp is one of the most established tented camps in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Located in 20 000ha of wilderness, the luxurious camp offers guests an exceptional safari experience where meticulous attention detail ensures a quality bush breakaway.

Home to Africa’s Big 5 and sharing an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park, the wildlife offering here is nothing short of spectacular. Guests at Tanda Tula will enjoy guided game drives in open Land Rovers, as well as walking safaris with the option of an overnight bush camping excursion. Between activities, relax beside the swimming pool overlooking the waterhole or head to the bar for a refreshing drink.


  • Set in the game-rich Timbavati reserve, adjacent to Kruger National Park
  • A beautiful, classic tented camp with all the luxury trimmings
  • A relaxed, homely feel with a big emphasis on fantastic service
  • Thrilling dine experiences - Dinner in the riverbed or a breakfast in the bush

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The central relaxation area at Tanda Tula integrates the surrounding views with the bar and lounge looking out over the watering hole.

An infinity pool offers a picturesque setting to spend a few relaxing hours.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool


Award-winning cuisine is the order of the day at Tanda Tula with open-air dinners served around the log fire in the elegant boma or prepared barbecue-style at the waterhole.

Luxury Tent

The 12 luxury tents rest on the banks of the Nharalumi riverbed in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Each unit offers complete privacy with individual wooden decks and comfortable loungers to enjoy the natural setting. Each tent comprises an en suite bathroom with a traditional Victorian bathtub and outdoor shower.

The Tandala thatched suite offers additional pampering for guests who are keen to have a personal chef, private pool, dedicated game ranger, and viewing vehicle. Adventure enthusiasts on the other hand may enjoy a sleep out at one of the hides overlooking the Tanda Tula waterhole.


    En-suite bath only
    Outdoor shower
    Outside area


  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Picnics
  • Star-gazing
  • Animal tracking experience
  • Birding
  • Hiking
  • Walking safaris
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 $395 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016 $525 Fully Inclusive

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • The animal sightings were even better than at Kapama - we were RIGHT next to a beautiful leopard. We also saw wild dogs kill an antelope. This was hard to watch but the guide told us how rare it was. I wish we had gone here first, since it was a bit of an adjustment after Kapama. However, after we adjusted, we loved it. Really enjoyed the food and the communal seating during dinner

    Sally Bryant, August 2015
  • We just wanted to thank you again for all your help with this trip. We had an amazing time!! We will definitely use you again in the future for our African travel needs. We already cannot wait to go back!

    Jennifer Norris, September 2014
  • We thoroughly enjoyed both game parks. They were different but both very good so it would be hard to put one above the other. Tanda Tula was a bit more casual being a tented camp and the experience of being in a tent at night and hearing all the animals was amazing. They had fabulous food, the staff were excellent. We finally got to see good sightings of leopard! We also had amazing sightings of wild dogs at Simbambili which was very special.

    Warwick Holtham, June 2014
  • This is such an amazing experience and it’s all because of you! I told Nina, the owner, that her place was selected for us by you @ Go2Africa. She, of course, was thrilled so I hope that helps your business connection in the future. This is totally beyond what we expected.

    JulieAnn Bergman, May 2014
  • Tanda Tula Safari Camp - The safari was what we looked forward the most, it was definitely the highlight of the entire trip, the food was 5 star, the people helpful, friendly, hard workers, and again they all seemed to really enjoy their work, our tour guide and spotter were full of knowledge, wanting, willing to share their experiences, and again always a ready smile, no matter what time of day. The safari was totally wonderful, every day their was something new to see, to learn, to enjoy.

    Mary Hagell, March 2014
  • Tanda Tula is such a special space, with so much history, incredible service, stunning food, amazing game drives, etc. We don't have enough positive things to say about it!

    Graham Bocking, October 2013
  • Tanda Tula was terrific - it far exceeded our expectations . We have never been to any other game lodge so we can't compare it to anything else but I can't imagine being treated any better . The staff were without exception friendly and concerned with taking care of our every need and desire . The accommodations felt very luxurious - it did not feel like tent camping at all and the main lodge was beautiful and comfortable . The food was delicious and plentiful and served elegantly - I think that we all gained weight . As for the game drives , we did see the " big five " as well as many other animals . The rangers and trackers were knowledgeable and excited about their work and willing to answer our many questions ( all of which I am sure that they have answered many times before ) . I would highly recommend it to any of your future clients .

    Paul Regan, August 2013
  • Tanda Tula was wonderful! The staff made Charlene and I feel part of the "Tanda Tula Family" from the moment we arrived. Our game drives were awesome!!! The food was nothing short of gourmet!

    John Tutela, August 2012
  • Tanda Tula - very nice. Managers/partners were particularly nice. Tents were nice. Could do with a facelift - but then again they are 4 stars. Quite cold at night - could do with a heater but they did supply lots of blankets. Walks with Jacob were great. Animal experiences were great and the people were very nice.

    Michael Warman, April 2012
  • Tanda Tula and Shussi & Chuma were both an experience never to be forgotten - the whole concept of the camp and tree houses was amazing and both extremely well organised.

    Basil Ristevski, November 2011

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Monique Roden

Monique Roden

Africa Safari Expert

"I am a huge fan of this safari camp, the oldest in the Timbavati Reserve. It is completely unfenced, merging Hemingway style safari elegance with the natural environment."



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Tanda Tula was wonderful! The staff made Charlene and I feel part of the "Tanda Tula Family" from the moment we arrived. Our game drives were awesome!!! The food was nothing short of gourmet!

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