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Tydon Safari Camp

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Shaws Gate, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the game drive as well as the 5 star tent accommodation. It can get a bit dark at night (very few lights around) and there are scorpions so be careful. That being said, the staff is fantastic and the personal connections you make around the bonfire are great! Would definitely come back!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 4 nights, husband & I + teenage daughter and we all loved it immensely. The staff are great, Kara & Jared were our main guides and were friendly, knowledgeable & great to be with. We thought the food was outstanding & the drinks very reasonably priced. The tents were very comfortable. We have nothing but good things to... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent (friendly, knowledgeable) staff, wonderful and plentiful food, top-notch service. We felt like family. The tents were clean, comfortable, and warm enough on the cold nights. Drinks were very reasonably priced. This is the perfect way to experience the luxury of tent safaris without a luxury price tag. I don't know how they provide such a great experience for the... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I went to Tydon for a 5-day tour with an old friend. She'd picked Tydon after comparing it to similarly priced options and seeing they offered a few more game drives in their schedule. Information from Gavin and the company we booked through reminded us to prepare for winter and wide fluctuations in temperature between midday and riding in an... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The staff was knowledgable, personable and responsive. Cara was our primary guide and her professional and personal approach was great. She went out of her way to accommodate us . Joel joined the last few days of our trip, and he also was knowledgable about the animals and the country--and he was delightful. A highlight was our walk with Stephen... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We had a great experience with Tydon. Everyone was very responsive and friendly to guide us into savana. We were collected into Johanesburg O Tambo airport to the safari with a few late. The drive (Jock) drives safetly during the road. The tend at camp has a two comfortable bed, hot and cold airconditioner and a clean bathroom. The food... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We had a great experience with Tydon from start to finish. Gavin was very responsive to my emails throughout the booking process, and everything went smoothly from start to finish. We were collected as promised from our hotel by the cheerful Kara, and safely delivered to the camp. The drives and walks were all conducted by entertaining, knowledgeable and professional... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Well organised and excellent value for money. The rangers were so passionate and knowledgeable about the wildlife and tried so hard to ensure we saw as much as possible - a massive thank you to Jared, Kara, Jacques and Bernet for making my first safari so memorable. The ability to go off-road in the private reserve makes such a difference... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We were referred to Tydon Safari Camp by my cousin when trying to decide where to stay at Kruger Park. Gavin was both responsive and helpful throughout the booking process as we also relished the opportunity to explore both Kruger and Sabi Sand! Kara and Drikus picked us up from our hotel in Johannesburg which was very convenient. They were... More 

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Colorado, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Visited Tydon Safari camp a couple of years ago with experienced travelers and had such a good experience that I decided to come back with my entire family. Lodging is comfortable, food is varied and excellent (& plentiful), drinks are priced reasonably, and game drives were incredible. I was a little worried about going in April, but did not have... More 

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