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Tydon Safari Camp

Certificate of Excellence
Shaws Gate, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Tydon Safari Camp
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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 yesterday NEW

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 1 week ago

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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No hesitation giving Tydon 5 stars on all counts: accommodation, hospitality and safari experience. My wife had been apprehensive that camping would be out of her comfort zone, but when she saw our tent she was delighted; air-co, a tiled shower, and all possible comforts. It still has an authentic camp atmosphere though, and we felt very close to the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

To The Tydon Team We stayed a your camp safari last week, spending 3 wonderful nights in the South African bush. Our boys, Marshall and Kynan had an absolutely fantastic time on the game drives. Kara, thank you for meeting us with your effervescent personality at the airport. Whilst it was not a long drive, it was nice to not... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This place was absolutely wonderful in every way. The camp-like facilities were not luxurious, but fit the fact that we were on a safari and were very comfortable. The lodge and outside areas were beautiful, the food was the best we had in South Africa with home style cooking, and the guides were knowledgeable, warm and engaging. They were amazing.... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Great Safari Camp. The guides and staff were friendly and knowledgeable. One of the guides picked me from Johannesburg and drove the 4-5 hour trip to the camp. Once there, I settled in. The tents were very comfortable. This is Glamping, with hot shower, toilets, ac, fan etc! As for the game drives, I enjoyed both Kruger and Sabi Sands.... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My wife and I stayed at the Tydon Safari Camp in early March and had a wonderful experience. (The Bush Camp is the smaller version of the Safari camp about 15 minutes away.) Tyron, Jared, Cara and Drikus were very friendly and knowledgeable and took great care of us while taking us on fantastic game drives. Being on the private... More 

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Legian, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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 March 15, 2015

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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