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Timbavati or Klaserie Game Lodge Options

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I am trying to narrow down possible options for lodging in Timbavati or Klaserie for end of April 2017 and am hoping for some feedback. The plan is to spend 4 nights in either Timbavati or Klaserie, followed by 4 nights in Sabi Sands.

Who we are: I like to think of us as a young-ish married couple, although maybe not so young after all as we will be celebrating a milestone anniversary while there.

What we are looking for: We are interested in a tented option for Timbavati - I think we have settled on Arathusa for Sabi Sands where we will go after Timbavati, so we would like something with a different feel than Arathusa which I have seen described as more of a "lodge" feel. We are also looking for a camp that does not permit young children on game drives - preferably none under 12, but would consider none under 6. We are definitely looking for quiet, and ideally would like something with a romantic vibe. Our other main consideration would be view of nature from the accommodations and the quality of game viewing - one of us is a biologist by profession, the other of us has an undergrad degree in biology, and this aspect is important to us.

Options I have looked at:

- Tanda Tula - would be my dream option from the perspective of the "look" of the camp (love the tents!), however, I am not sure I can justify the price, which is more than I would ideally like to pay and would be at least $2,000 CAD more (for the 4 nights) than Simbavati, and $3,500 more than nThambo. But, if someone thinks there is something about Tanda Tula which would make it worth the extra price, please tell me!

- Simbavati Hilltop - I like that their policy seems to be max 6 pax per game drive, and no kids under 12. However, I have read some reports that seem to suggest that the game viewing there might be significantly less than in other areas. I would appreciate any information / feedback on this issue.

- nThambo - the budget option, and I like the look of the tents. Is the lack of air conditioning likely to be a factor in April? I understand that is considered the end of their summer. Also, I can't seem to find any information on their game drive capacity - there are 5 tents, so are all 10 people (if camp is full) crammed into 1 truck?

I would appreciate any feedback on these choices, or any other suggestions you might have!

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