Fri, Jul 19, 2019
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Fun Time Tours & Safaris have a wide range of packages available for every different taste and adventure. For getaways with a difference we can offer you vast knowledge and experience in the industry.

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TANDA TULA

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Tanda Tula Safari Camp is situated in the heart of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, forming part of the Greater Kruger National Park.
As one of South Africa's most luxurious tented bushveld lodges, we offer our guests an unforgettable experience in game viewing, warm hospitality and award-winning cuisine. Consisting of 12 luxurious tents, Tanda Tula Safari Camp exudes elegance and combines comfort and style with African roots. The open plan lodge, which is completely unfenced, merges luxury with the natural environment.
Tanda 2Tanda Tula Safari Camp is sanctuary to Africa's Big Five, with traversing over more than 20,000 ha of wilderness and undisturbed biodiversity. As there are no fences between the Timbavati and Kruger National Park, game are able to roam freely between the two, offering guests an incredible, unforgettable African wildlife experience.

Our highly skilled ranger and tracker teams guide our guests in the early mornings and evenings, in open Land Rovers or on foot. Tanda Tula Safari Camp is also proud to be the first in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve to offer a unique, Overnight Walking African Safari experience.
Tanda Tula is the oldest safari camp in the Timbavati. Steeped in history, our routes go back many generations linking conservation and the Shangaan culture, and our joy is sharing it with the world. The Timbavati is also home to the very rare white lions.

Set on the banks of the Nharalumi riverbed in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Tanda Tula Safari Camp is shaded by majestic trees and overlooks a watering hole that attracts wildlife from dawn till dusk. Each of the 12 luxury tents is completely private and surrounded by lush riverine bush overlooking the riverbed, epitomising the ultimate African wildlife experience. Each tent has its own private deck complete with comfortable loungers, which offers guests an opportunity to relax, on their own, and absorb the beauty and tranquility of the African bush.
Each of our tents features a beautiful en suite bathroom with a traditional Victorian bathtub and romantic outdoor shower, overlooking the African bush and riverbed. The interiors are furnished in sheer elegance and comfort, ensuring that you will enjoy a true African experience in complete luxury.
The infinity pool overlooks a large watering hole which is often frequented by a variety of African wildlife, including the Big Five. The bar and lounge are always open, and our superb barmen, Harry, Smiling and Thabo, will gladly bring you your favourite drink while you relax and immerse yourself in the serenity of the African Bush.
Tanda Tula, ‘’To Love the Quiet’’

TRUE AFRICAN DINING

In the evenings, guests can enjoy a superb dinner in the boma, under the stars in the garden or, for the more adventurous, in the riverbed which runs alongside our safari camp. Here you will enjoy quintessential African cuisine prepared by our highly trained and award-winning chefs. Sumptuous bush breakfasts are served daily at our bush site and after breakfast, guests can arrange a guided walk back to camp with their ranger.

MACHATON HIDE

Out in the bush, we have a lovely hide on the Machaton Dam where private picnics and 'Starbeds' can be arranged, bringing you even closer to the wilderness. The Machaton Hide also forms part of our Overnight Walking Safari experience.

GAME DRIVES

Tanda 11The highly skilled ranger and tracker teams at Tanda Tula Safari Camp guide guests in the early mornings and evenings, in open Land Rovers or on foot.
Each of our Safari Camp's rangers and trackers are amongst the most highly qualified in Africa, assuring that your game experience will be unforgettable, exciting and informative. Each member of our team has extensive experience and training so that we can offer our guests an incredible African bush experience.
The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve (forming part of the Greater Kruger National Park), is known for its vast variety of game including the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino). The Timbavati is renowned for its numerous lion prides as well as the famous White Lions of the Timbavati.
The Timbavati is also recognised for its low human impact. With only 8 lodges in more than 50 000 hectares, guests experience the bush at its most pristine. The lodges have mutual traversing and co-operate well with each other in animal sightings during all game drives.

BUSH WALKS

Each day, guests are offered the option to either experience the Timbavati Private Nature reserve on foot or in an open Land Rover. Bush Walks provide a unique opportunity for nature lovers and adventure seekers to experience the beautiful African wildlife on foot and up close.
Each bush walk is led by one of Tanda Tula Safari Camp's highly qualified ranger and tracker teams, ensuring that our guests safely experience the African bush and wildlife.
Sunrise bush walk (3 hours)
Guests will kick-start the day with steaming hot coffee and homemade rusks, before venturing out on the game walk. They will depart at sunrise on foot from our safari camp and make their way to our bush breakfast site where our master chef will prepare a scrumptious meal in true African style. All sunrise bush walks are to be booked in advance.
Mid morning bush walk (1 hour)
After bush breakfast guests may return to camp on foot with their ranger, where they will have the opportunity to experience the African bush at a slower pace.
All bush walks are available for children aged 14 years and older.

STAR BEDS

Spend an incredible night out under the stars at Machaton Hide, overlooking the spectacular watering hole on the banks of the Machaton riverbed. After an evening game drive, guests will be taken out to the hide with a delicious packed picnic dinner.
Special preparations will have been seen to, the oil lanterns lit, comfortable camp beds made with linen and duvets, hot water-bottles (in winter) and your favourite night-cap. A game viewing spotlight will help the guests spot the nocturnal visitors to the dam, and a radio with direct connection to the camp will ensure that they feel secure.
In the morning, after coffee and rusks, the ranger will collect the guests and the group will immediately head out on a game drive. This experience is available at no extra cost to all our guests.
It is limited to couples or friends and family travelling together. Machaton Hide can accommodate a maximum of four guests. Please note that bookings are subject to availability as well as weather conditions permitting.

OVERNIGHT WALKING SAFARI EXPERIENCE

Tanda Tula is proud to be the first in the Timbavati to offer a remarkable once-in-a-lifetime experience: the overnight walking safari.
The Overnight Walking Safari provides an opportunity for nature lovers and adventure seekers to experience the beautiful African wildlife on foot and up close, and to sleep under the stars, exactly as the early explorers did. This experience is ideal for guests who love to hike, enjoy bird watching, flora and fauna and game tracking on foot. Each Walking Safari itinerary is individually tailored to suit guests' requirements.
On foot and up close!

BUSH PICNICS

At Tanda Tula Safari Camp guests can experience a variety of bush picnics where they will enjoy a scrumptious picnic lunch in the riverbed, out in the bush or at the Machaton hide which is frequented by a variety of wildlife, including the big five.
A bush picnic is a very relaxing way to spend the afternoon, away from camp in complete privacy and enjoy the African wildlife, while enjoying a picnic lunch prepared by our experienced chefs. Once guests have relaxed and enjoyed their bush picnic, they will be collected by one of our experienced rangers to set off on a game drive.
This experience is available at no extra cost and is limited to couples or friends and family travelling together. All picnics are subject to availability and weather dependent.

ROMANTIC PRIVATE DINNERS

Tanda Tula Safari Camp is widely known as the ideal romantic bush getaway, where privacy, luxury and a unique game experience is the order of the day.
At no extra cost, guests can be treated to a romantic turndown and special dinner, in complete privacy on the deck of your very own secluded luxury tent.
Overlooking the Nlharalumi river, you will be spoilt with fine dining and magnificent bubbly while listening to the night sounds of the African bush. After dinner, you and your loved one can relax in a candle lit bubble bath.