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Safaris Hotels

Tanda Tula Safari Camp


  • Emphasis on the whole bush experience, not just the Big Five
  • Moonlit bush barbeques


  • If you don't like being under canvas, stay away
  • No a/c

Updated 11/07/2014

Fodor's Review

Tanda Tula has a well-deserved reputation as one of the best bush camps in Mpumalanga. When lions roar nearby, the noise sounds like it's coming from under the bed. The reason is simple: you sleep in a large safari tent with huge window flaps that roll up, leaving you gazing at the bush only through mosquito netting. Each comfortble thatch tent has electricity, a freestanding fan, a private bathroom with a Victorian-style tub and outdoor shower, and a private wooden deck overlooking the Nhlaralumi River. Although the lodge can sleep 24, it usually keeps numbers down to 16, which makes for added intimacy. First-class rangers give you a very thorough understanding of the environment, local history, and animals without concentrating solely on the Big Five. The Elephant Research Program's camp is housed here and accepts visitors. For ultimate privacy, book the luxurious two-person lodge next to the tented camp.

Hotel Information


Timbavati Game Reserve, South Africa



Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 13 suites
  • Rate includes All-inclusive

Updated 11/07/2014

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