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Morristown, New Jersey
Reviewed July 31, 2014

There just aren't enough superlatives to explain how Tanda Tula exceeds every expectation. The camp has every comfort imaginable yet feels totally connected to nature. The game drives were incredible, delightfully and professionally led by Civilized and Jack. The food --- incredible thanks to Chef Ryan and his staff. Just read all the reviews to get the total picture. Then...

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TandaTula, Owner at Tanda Tula Safari Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience. Chef Ryan certainly is a wizard in the kitchen. No-one ever seems to go hungry at Tanda Tula, including staff! A game drive really is as good as the team taking you out, and we are very happy to hear that Civilized and Jack took great care of you. Perhaps you have a picture...

Reviewed July 29, 2014

We left Tanda Tula just 3 days ago (7/27/14) and are still basking in the glow. The people at "TT" are its best feature. To a person everyone is extraordinarily pleasant and friendly - not patronizing. Our Guide for the 4 days we stayed is a very nice, very knowledgable, and talented bushman. Civilized (that's his name) had us well...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed July 29, 2014

On our second trip to Africa we ended our 2 weeks with 4 days at Tanda Tula from June 13th to June 17th. The trip into the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve where Tanda Tula is located was a precurser to things to come. The main road through the Reserve is a paved road and as we made our way to...

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new hampshire
Reviewed July 27, 2014

This was the second game camp we stayed at. We absolutely loved them both, but would have to say Tanda Tula was our favorite because we really love the olf 'romance' of staying in a tented camp. Fabulous accommodations- bed/pillows extremely comfortable, electric mattress pad to keep the chill off on these cold winter nights, wonderful outdoor shower (even though...

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TandaTula, Owner at Tanda Tula Safari Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know of your 'magical' experience. Seeing the big five on each of your days is certainly a treat! Our rangers are indeed dynamic - perhaps you even heard of Formen's guitar skills? We hope you had a pleasant journey home. All the best, Don, Nina and the Tanda Tula family

Roswell, Georgia, United States
Reviewed July 26, 2014

The rooms/tents give you a luxurious camping experience, the food is amazing, the rangers are great (Foremen was awesome!) but most importantly, the staff makes you feel like family. Absolutely glad we made this camp a stop on our trip.

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Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Incredible game drives, luxurious accommodations, warm and loving staff, Gourmet cuisine by a Master Chef. Each meal was a culinary adventure! We took a walking safari with our guide, Civilized, which was an amazing experience! We came comfortably close to a lion! And saw so much up close and personally. We fell in love with the entire experience due to...

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Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed July 14, 2014

I recently took my niece and nephew (25 & 27 years old) to South Africa and our first stop in the Bush was Tanda Tula. It couldn't have been any better--they both thought it was perfect. The tents are lovely and comfortable, with deep bathtubs, electric blankets (in winter it was a trifle chilly at night!), outdoor showers, and a...

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TandaTula, Owner at Tanda Tula Safari Camp, responded to this review

It was fantastic welcoming you, your nephew and your niece to our camp. As a vegan it must be challenging at times travelling so we are pleased that Chef Ryan looked after you! The team takes great pride in welcoming guests as extended family so we are pleased to hear you felt this. Hopefully we will see you in camp...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed July 3, 2014

Another wonderful African experience. The luxurious tents were very comfortable and those thin canvas walls made the night animal noises seem ever so close. Staff were very helpful and with only 9 tents on offer it was a very intimate camp. We lived and ate like kings. The animals were fantastic and big 5 in first 24 hrs. So many...

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Thank Kerrin D
California
Reviewed June 20, 2014

We visited last month - our first safari. We started in Botswana at Mashatu Main Camp and then on to Tanda Tula in the Timbavati Nature Reserve in Kruger, SA. Both places were awesome. Tanda Tula had all the big 5 and then-some, but other than the antelope, almost all animals were spread out over our 4 day visit. At...

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Thank 57r
Reviewed June 17, 2014

GORGEOUS tent accommodations and lovely common area - open on three sides with two fireplaces, great seating and great lighting. (Some other African accommodations seemed to be too dark for evening reading.) Delicious and abundant meals. Not as many animals as other safari locations.

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TandaTula, Owner at Tanda Tula Safari Camp, responded to this review

Dear Peggy Thank you for sharing your experience with us. It was wonderful welcoming you to Tanda Tula. There has been much game activity in and around camp since your stay, particularly around our watering hole. The elephants have been visiting us almost daily to quench their thirsts and leopard sightings have been spectacular! Hopefully we will welcome you into...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tanda Tula Safari Camp in the heart of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve bordering the Kruger National Park, offers a five-star personal wilderness experience in ultimate luxury. Here, in your own private piece of Africa, you will come face to face with nature as it always was, with not a fence in sight to inhibit your freedom. Set on the banks of the Nharalumi riverbed, Tanda Tula is shaded by stately trees and overlooks a water hole that attracts a wide variety of game from dawn to dusk. ... more   less 

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Address: Timbavati Private Nature Reserve | Limpopo, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Price Range: $1,466 - $1,567 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Tanda Tula Safari Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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Tanda Tula Safari Camp Hotel Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Tanda Tula Safari Camp South Africa/Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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“All 12 tents are luxurious, private and comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles Janey173, Jan 1, 2017 | Read review
“Any Room - they all face the river, they all face nature, squarely in the "EYE"”
 of 5 bubbles 252charlesm, Nov 27, 2016 | Read review
“rooms near the dining area /reception less distance to travel but not a problem with any tent.”
  • view of the waterhole from the camp of the
 of 5 bubbles ClintonT163, Nov 21, 2016 | Read review
“All good-perhaps those further fro the base camp with better views”
 of 5 bubbles johnwH2707OT, Oct 31, 2016 | Read review
“All 'tents' have a similar view on to the river bed (only flows after heavy rain)”
 of 5 bubbles barryw867, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
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