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Tydon Safari Camp

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Shaws Gate, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Tydon Safari Camp
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Legian, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been travelling to Africa for 50 years and I enjoyed many trips in the bush in different countries. But my safari with Tydon was the best I ever made mainly because of the team in charge of it.....from the owner Gavin with his wonderful personality and love of Africa untill the people in charge of food, tent camp... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent safari experience in every way--authentic and personal. Owner-operated, the staff are committed and passionate about what they offer guests whether it be the guiding, the food or the accommodations. I traveled solo to this Camp and was somewhat concerned about my personal safety before leaving but this was quickly forgotten. While they offer both the Sabi... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a fabulous time at the Tydon Safari Camp from March 2 to 7, 2015. My experience with Tydon Safaris was absolutely excellent from my initial email enquiries to being dropped off at Johannesburg airport at the end of my stay. My arrival time at Nelspruit airport on March 2 was later than ideal but Gavin van der Merwe... More 

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Ayr, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a four day safari with Tydon Safaris and can't say enough good things about it. The attention to detail was outstanding. The staff was attentive without being overbearing. We were the only guests so we were spoiled. It was a relaxed atmosphere with epic game drives. The food was outstanding. Next time I would like to stay in... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

First ever safari experience. Mind boggling five days! Jacques delivered as promised on the final day with a beautiful pride of lions sunning themselves in a creek. There were cheetahs, leopards, hyena and the almost mythical wild dog sightings too. The tents were spacious , luxurious and comfy. The park only minutes away. The food, authentic and tasty :) I... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

First off all we have to say, that we might have been really lucky to spot the magnificent 7 in just 2 game drives. Maybe we just had the perfect group of guests, that we had so much fun with. May also be, the guides just had an outstanding week. But I suspect, that camp is just one of the... More 

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Potchefstroom, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I spent four nights with Tydon during December and had an absolute blast! Initially I booked at the Bush Camp only, but due to heavy rains I had the opportunity to experience both Tydon Lodges. The Safari Camp is situated right outside the Sabi Sands Game Reserve's gate and a short drive from the Kruger Gate, Kruger National Park. When... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

I struggled trying to find a place for safari in Kruger and felt so bombarded I didn't know which to pick. From start to finish we had such an adventurous time! All the guides are friendly and truly know their stuff. We were driven from Joburg and on arrival checked in to our tent. If you want glamour and a... More 

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Hood River, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We did a 4 Day Tent Safari that split our time between Sabi Sands Game Reserve and Kruger Park. From the minute Jaques picked us up from our hotel the experience was top notch. We had a fairly long drive from Johannesburg and Jaques gave us interesting information about each area we drove through on the way. Once at the... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We stayed 2 nights in the Bush Camp and 2 at the lodge and enjoyed them both. The bush camp is nice and in the actual reserve so you have the chance to see more animal in the camp although we did not. The best thing about the camp is that that it saves you the 30 minute drive that... More 

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