Tanda Tula was the first East African-style luxury tented camp to arrive in South Africa. Sitting in the midst of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, within the Greater Kruger National Park, Tanda Tula Safari Camp is now one of two camps owned and managed by Don and Nina Scott. Positioned amongst magnificent trees on the banks of the Nhlaralumi Riverbed, this elegant unfenced camp, with its African roots, is at the heart of Big Five country.
Twelve secluded tents evoke simple luxury and feature en suite bathrooms with a Victorian bathtub and outdoor shower. Each has a spacious deck overlooking the riverbed and bush.
Professional guides and trackers lead two daily game drives, with vehicles carrying a maximum of six guests to ensure an exclusive viewing experience - you may be lucky enough to spot elephant, lion, leopard, rare wild dogs and a whole host of other animals. Bush breakfasts are set up on the riverbed to round off your first drive of the day. Expert guides can take you out on a walking safari after breakfast to track game on foot and learn about the smaller creatures.
Relax by the swimming pool in the afternoon or head to the main lounge with its cosy fireplace and shelves of books overlooking the riverbed, pool and watering hole. Dinners are a social affair where guests share their experiences under the stars, seated at one long table in various locations around the camp.