Tanda Tula, established in 1976, was the first East African-styled luxury tented camp in South Africa. Today the camp has two options, a safari camp and also a field camp.

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Nestled in the Timbavati reserve, the area around Tanda Tula is home to the Big Five. Guests get a chance to get up-close to many majestic animals.

Safari Camp

Choose from one of 12 elegant tents. The tents are reminiscent of the tented camps of the past, with thoughtful luxury modernization. Each has an en-suite bathroom, including a Victorian bathtub for relaxed soaking after a long day of exploring. Refresh yourself in the outdoor shower, and lounge on the spacious deck offering beautiful views of the riverbed and African bush.

In the main lounge, chat with fellow guests in front of the cozy fireplace. Dine on fresh meals prepared by the chefs and sip on wine and champagne. After a morning game drive, sit on the banks of the riverbed to enjoy a continental breakfast, while lunch is served in different locations throughout the camp. At dinner you will be surrounded by glowing lanterns as the nocturnal sounds of the wilds of Africa create a serene song.

Field Camp

Four explorer tents invite up to eight guests to experience a truly luxury African experience. The Field Camp is set up and taken down for each safari which means that the locations vary throughout the year to follow the seasons and the movement of the wildlife. Each tent has an outdoor bathroom.The camp has its own chef, guide, host, and staff to ensure that game walks and drives can be customized to suit your needs. The mess tent is a place to gather with friends for a drink. Oil and solar lanterns add a soft glow as the night stars sparkle above.

Around Tanda Tula and the Timbavati reserve, take a game drive with the trained guides and trackers. Look out for elephants, lions, leopards, herds of buffaloes, rhinos, zebras, giraffes, wildebeests, kudu, and wild dogs. Guided walks are led into the wilderness to learn more about the small creatures and the flora of the area, which are easier to see on foot.

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