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victoria,canada
Reviewed 15 March 2015

We had a holiday of a lifetime at Tanda Tula. It was a dream come true. We saw all the big 5 and much more. The staff are amazing and the food and service excellent. There was nothing that we could fault. Its got to be the best safari experience anywhere. 5 star camping. We would recommend it to anyone...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 7 March 2015

Those privileged enough to experience the Timbavati will know about the special leopard sightings that happen here more often than anywhere else. Here, in fact the whole Big % experience can be properly lived, enjoyed and made to come truly alive. But you are an experienced Bush traveller and you both know the experience can be far deeper and richer...

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

Hi Jon Thank you for your review. You are absolutely right, there is far more to the African bush than the big 5 (although always exciting to encounter!) and our team try to share their knowledge at every opportunity. We are extremely fortunately to be in such a diverse and unique nature reserve and hopefully we will be able to...

North London
Reviewed 27 February 2015

The safari was the main object of our journey to South Africa and Tanda Tula was a destination which delivered an exceptional safari experience which would be difficult to better. Guide Scotch and spotter Jack got us up close to all of the “big 5” on several occasions and we saw so much more as well. We met most of...

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

Thank you for a wonderful review. The entire Timbavati does indeed follow strict protocol when it comes to game viewing, to make sure the animals do not feel stressed while at the same time providing fantastic game viewing for our guests. Bush breakfast is a big hit for all out visitors, and as you know no-one ever leaves hungry! We...

Incline Village, Nevada
Reviewed 27 February 2015

What a wonderful way to get a taste of Kruger, the world's largest game reserve! Tanda Tula boasts truly excellent guides, who know every animal, every bird, every species of flora and a vast amount of history. Most important, they have studied the habits of the animals, and can teach you not just what you are seeing, but the behavior...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 23 February 2015

I don't know where to start describing how amazing both the Tanda Tula camp, and the staff are. Our ranger/tracker pair were Ginger and Isaac were excellent. They took the time to point out all the different animals, birds, etc. -- while at the same time tracking (literally!) the more difficult to find animals. In the end, we saw all...

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

Thank you for such a wonderful review. We are truly fortunate to have such an amazing team, or rather an extended family! As you say, fantastic game viewing is one thing, but without a high level of service and genuine hospitality it is difficult to set yourself apart from the rest. We take immense pride in our team and thank...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 9 February 2015

Tanda Tula delivers the complete package. Beautiful setting overlooking dry (most of the time) riverbed, in the bush of the Timbavati Reserve. “Out of Africa” days safari accommodation in comfortable East African style tents (which I fell in love with in Kenya but can no longer go there, so this was a bonus) each with a view of the riverbed,...

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

Dear Vanessa It was so lovely to welcome you into camp, and your comments are truly appreciated. The Tanda Tula family do certainly know how to look after our guests, and we are so fortunate to have a team which is truly genuine and willing to go the extra mile. Having leopard, lions and all the rest in and around...

Amherst, NH
Reviewed 8 February 2015

We could not have asked for a better experience. My husband and I, with our two adult children, 23 and 25, spent 4 wonderful days with the Tanda Tula family. The staff all are so friendly, accommodating, and treat you and rest of the staff as family. Both our guide, Civilised and our tracker, Sam, were extremely knowledgeable and worked...

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

It was fantastic to welcome you to our little piece of Africa! Chef Ryan certainly is a wizard in the kitchen and we are pleased that all your dietary requirements were met. Seeing a cheetah in the Timbavati is a treat indeed, as they are very rare in the area as I'm sure Civilised and Sam would have explained. We...

Tallahassee
Reviewed 28 January 2015

This was one of two camps where we stayed on a safari which we booked through Africa Adventure Co. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. The highlight, we believe, is how extremely nice, friendly and sincerely caring every single member of the staff was. The only hiccup was the monkeys. They are REALLY smart. We were forewarned that whenever we...

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
Reviewed 9 January 2015

We just got back from a trip to South Africa and were lucky enough to stay at Tanda Tula for three nights. The tents are very nicely appointed, but not air conditioned. We were lucky it was not too hot when we were there. There are only 12 tents, which is nice. They all have wonderful views of the river...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 7 January 2015

My wife and I have been on safari many times in South African, Tanzania, Botswana and Kenya. Yet this was the best we have ever done. It was exceptional at every level and we couldn't recommend it more. The game viewing and hospitality were world class, and it was incredibly good value for money. And what topped it all were...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Price Range: $1,393 - $1,928 (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
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“Any Room - they all face the river, they all face nature, squarely in the "EYE"”
 of 5 bubbles 252charlesm, 27 Nov 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, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All good-perhaps those further fro the base camp with better views”
 of 5 bubbles johnwH2707OT, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All 'tents' have a similar view on to the river bed (only flows after heavy rain)”
 of 5 bubbles barryw867, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The lower the number, the closer to the main lodge facilities”
  • Lovely romantic dinner on our terrace - just for us :)
  • Sunrise - off on another safari adventure!
  • Great balcony overlooking the riverbed
  • Glamping at its best
 of 5 bubbles blairabroad2012, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
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