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Tanda Tula Safari Camp
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London
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46 reviews
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“One of the best holidays ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2005

We stayed at Tanda Tula for part of our honeymoon and I have to say it was one of the best holidays we've ever had. The staff are amazing and make you feel so welcome and the rooms are so comfortable. We've never been on a safari before, so found the game drives exciting and to have drinks in the bush at sundown with giraffe and elephants on the horizon is something we'll never forget! We saw all of the big five whilst we were there and although we did encounter other jeeps it had no bearing on our enjoyment. Can't recommend enough!

  • Stayed September 2005
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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2005

We loved Tanda Tula - the game viewing was great, the rooms were very comfortable, the food and wine excellent and the people very nice.
There are some things that stand out about Tanda Tula compared to other safari camps. First - the Timbavati reserve is very big and private - you won't be bumping into other Land Rovers full of tourists. Second, when we were there, Tanda Tula was one of the few safari camps that didn't have the "extra row" in the Land Rovers - we were usually a small group of four to five campers per vehicle, plus the guide/driver and the tracker. This compares favorably to other camps which will pack ten campers into the vehicle. Third - the other people staying at the camp were all super and we got to know each other quickly - many had been to other safari camps and said they preferred Tanda Tula. Tanda Tula may cost a bit more, and perhaps the wildlife isn't as dense as it is at some other parks (e.g., Sabi Sabi) but we loved our trip and don't regret our choice for a minute.

  • Stayed April 2001
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2004

Great safari drives, great food, great facilites, beautiful rooms with an outdoor shower. Great viewing from the lodge and your private deck.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2004

We spent the first four days of our honeymoon at Tanda Tula. The staff, food, accomodation and gamedrives are all extremely good. The guides are very well educated and knew the answer to any question you asked them. Breakfast, served on a riverbank after the morning game drive, is an experience you'll never forget. Allthough I understood that they have significantly increased the prices it is a treat you will never regret

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Property: Tanda Tula Safari Camp
Address: Timbavati Private Nature Reserve | Limpopo, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Tanda Tula Safari Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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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Tanda Tula Safari Camp Hotel Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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