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Shaws Gate, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Tydon Safari Camp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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St. Petersburg, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We cannot give a high enough rating to the people of Tydon. Bernet picked us up at the airport and we spent the week with her and Debbie. We were very spoiled as we shared the camp with only one other family. We came to Tydon after a week in Rome. I did not know what to expect for food;... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

"You come as friends, you leave as family." This is how Bernet, one of the excellent guides at Tydon, described the lodge on our way into camp. When she said it I thought it was just a cheesy tag line, however very quickly my husband and I felt the warmth of Tydon and immediately fell in love with the surroundings,... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place for my first safari! The tent was spacious and well-appointed: en-suite bathroom with shower, air conditioning unit, fan, vanity, dresser, and a comfortable bed with netting... I lacked for nothing. The food was an absolutely wonderful introduction to traditional South African meals. The staff was quiet and efficient; the guides/drivers were awesome - friendly and prepared;... More

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Solana Beach, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the time Jared picked us up AT the estimated time of arrival, to the time we gave Jac a big good-bye hug in J-burg, we had a great experience. I am not going to lie, we went in this with lower expectations since it was "camping" and "traditional food". Our group of 3 wanted as traditional bush experience as... More

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Gold Coast, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can I say!! My brother and I visited the team and did the 4 day safari this June. We were treated like royalty and enjoyed our time with our guide. The cooks and camp staff were great, attended to our every need! We were blessed by the Gods and saw so much wildlife. We will be back in a... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I had a wonderful trip to Sabi Sands and Kruger at the end of May/beginning of June for 5 days with Tydon staying at the bush camp. I did a huge amount of research prior to booking a safari, and this one hit the spot. I felt it was the best deal for staying in a prime area and being... More

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Auerbach, Germany
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My wife and I stayed at Tydon, pretty much on a whim of a trip. We planned this whole trip out three weeks ago, and I must tell you, it was the best trip we have ever taken. Bernet, our tour guide, picked us up in Jo-burg, (5 minutes early) which was a pleasant surprise. She drove us to the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I just spent 5 days on Safari with Tydon and it was amazing. The reserve is full of all the big 5 animals and more, we also went into Kruger and found it disappointing compared to Sabi Sands. The Bush camp is Sabi Sands was awesome. The tents were very comfortable, the fod was great and the staff was a... More

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New Plymouth, new Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Having stayed at Tydon in 2012 we were looking forward to returning and weren’t disappointed. In summary what has brought us and many other people back for a second visit: 1 The attention to detail – from the time you first contact Gavin to the end of your stay the service is superb from the whole team at Tydon –... More

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San Francisco, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

A group of 5 girlfriends were traveling to South Africa for a friend's wedding so we decided to add on a 3 day, 4 night safari package. Tydon Safari was recommended by a local tour guide and we couldn't have been more pleased with the staff, the service, the level of attention to each guest, and of course our Safari... More

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Address: Shaws Gate, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Tydon Safari Camp South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve

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Nestling in the shade of indigenous trees, this visual oasis of inspirational elements combines to culminate in this magnificent Tented Safari Camp. Intimate and comfortable, yet simplistic combined with excellent service, the Camp creates a traditional African Safari feel to your journey, and you can be forgiven for thinking you were transported back in time to an unspoilt and unexplored Africa. Sharing its borders with the world renowned Sabi Sand Game Reserve which forms part of the Greater Kruger region due to having unfenced borders with the Kruger Park, Tydon Safari Camp offers guests a unique opportunity of staying in permanent semi luxury tented rooms and experiencing wildlife game drives and bush walks in the Sabi Sand as well as the Kruger National Park. ... more   less 
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