This is our first time visiting a safari and we are glad that we made a right choice with Tydon. Gavin was an excellent host and he assured us that the safari experience was going to be great and safe, since we were all jittery about getting eaten by leopards. It turned out beyond our expectations with a luxurious stay at the bush camp but still so near to the wilderness. Without any TV, wifi, and phone connections, it was an excellent retreat from the usual life and really gave us the needed time for be in nature, to understand nature.
We were greeted with giraffes munching away on the leaves of trees near the entrance of the bush camp. We saw a Wildebeest at the waterhole which we can see from a lookout deck from our campsite. There was also a family of velvet monkeys that came into the nearby compound looking for food. These are the few instances where we felt staying close to the wild but never a hint of danger when we obeyed the rules.
The tentages was luxurious with nice bed and heater and ensuite toilet and shower. The staff made excellent African dishes every night and these are the only few times that we can get to try these dishes during the entire tour. Story telling at night was entertaining as we get to know the staff more on their life experiences.
Debbie and Stephen were a great combination when it came to games drives. We managed to see a leopard during the drive and track down a rhino on a game walk (though we need to keep a distance) and many small animals such as a bushbaby that untrained eyes are most likely to miss. In the Kruger game drive, Lyam was sharp in getting us to a close proximity where we witness a leopard carefully crawling towards its prey but was unsuccessful. And we managed to see some lioness sleeping beside the water some distance away.
This is a good place to begin a safari experience and we will definitely recommend to anyone who wants to visit Africa safari.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tydon Bush Camp in Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Tucked away in the southern part of the world-renowned Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve is our exclusive Tydon Bush Camp. The intimate Tydon Bush Camp is located inside Sabi Sand, which shares unfenced borders with the world-famous Kruger National Park in South Africa. This tranquil tented safari camp is ideally situated within one of the best game viewing areas of the prestigious Sabi Sand Reserve. Set within the Greater Kruger Park, our easily accessible, yet private bush camp awaits you. Accommodation at Tydon Bush Camp is in three comfortable tented-rooms with en-suite bathrooms. These semi-luxury permanent tents provide an authentic African bush experience in understated, traditional safari style. Each canvas tent is tucked away in the bush on a raised wooden platform, offering guests privacy. Every tented-room has its own little deck area, featuring a camping table and chairs for relaxing in nature. Guests can choose between tents with double beds or twin beds, all with en-suite bathrooms fitted with a basin, toilet and shower. These air-conditioned tents are equipped with side tables, bedside lamps, hairdryers and tea and coffee making stations. This completely private bush camp features an outdoor dining boma set around a campfire, for lantern-lit evenings under the stars. There is also a thatch-roofed dining lapa for serving meals indoors. The dining lapa is a combination of brick, canvas and thatch, and includes a comfortable lounge area.Guests can relax and enjoy the peaceful natural setting from the viewing deck, nestled in the indigenous vegetation at camp. At Tydon in Sabi Sand we ensure that you enjoy a safe and undisturbed safari experience, by only allowing children over the age of 16 to stay at the camp. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tydon Bush Camp South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve