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Tanda Tula Safari Camp

Lodge style Consciousness meets luxury

Ultra-luxurious safari camp

Surrender yourself to the hands of safari-experts with over thirty years of experience. At Tanda Tula Safari Camp an extremely devoted team is waiting for you, making you feel like you have arrived at a friend’s house. From owners Don and Nina Scott, to executive chef Ryan and ranger Scotch: every member of the self-called Tanda Tula-family is passionate, and that shines through every action. Ever since owners Don and Nina turned their back on city-life, they invested all their energy in providing guests with the most incredible experience, as well as numerous healthcare and community development initiatives.

Tanda Tula Safari Camp has been beautifully reimagined to blend seamlessly with the wild surroundings. Breathtaking natural light pours through sliding glass doors and canvas walls that can be fully opened to the beauty of the Nhlaralumi riverbed and sweeping bushland vistas. Each suite is a testament to ecological sensitivity, being fully 'off grid', powered by solar and equipped with water-wise systems.

The carefully crafted design captures the deep aubergine of a purple pod cluster leaf, the verdant hues of silver cluster leaf trees, and the intricate patterns of traditional Tsonga art. Contemporary local art graces the spaces while fine linens add a touch of understated luxury. Amid the pulse of the wild, you'll find deep calm and tranquility.

Seven safari suites are available, each featuring a private bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a comfortable lounge area, and a private plunge pool. These suites are the perfect sanctuary for couples or solo adventurers. For larger parties, the two family suites offer two bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom, a shared lounge area, and a private plunge pool. These are ideal for families with children or groups of friends traveling together. All suites are designed with spacious, covered outdoor decks for dining and relaxation. Sunken bench seating brings you even closer to nature and offers an unobstructed view of the stunning scenery.

The main lodge is still the heart of Tanda Tula Safari Camp, with its inviting couches and armchairs around a warm fire. You can sample some of the finest African wines at the bar that now has an enhanced view of the lush garden. Be sure to ask the bartender about their special homemade alcohol-free drink. Evenings are a special time at Tanda Tula, with meals enjoyed under the stars, in the garden, or alongside the serene riverbed.

Activities at Tanda Tula

Two game drives a day, bush walks, romantic private dinners, river bed picnics: everything is possible at Tanda Tula Safari Camp. The rangers Formen, Scotch and Civilised will share all their knowledge, and combined they have over fifty years of safari-experience. After the morning drive, a breakfast in the bush is waiting. Chef Ryan and his team serve a continental buffet and a cooked English breakfast feast. And for those who feel like some physical activity: plan a bush walk with an experienced guide and you will be blown away by all the small discoveries hiding around every corner. A sundowner on location, of course, accompanies the afternoon game drive, followed by a dinner in the boma. Chef Ryan sources local produce whenever he can, and the dishes are not only super tasty, but healthy as well. The kitchen also supports the Hlokomela Herb Garden, which grows and sells fresh herbs to provide general income for the local community. Sustainable and going-local never tasted so yummy.

Stay 3 - pay 2 at Tanda Tula

Experience a mesmerizing safari journey at Tanda Tula. Stay for two nights, and we'll gift you an additional night at no extra cost! Act swiftly, as this exclusive offer is available for new reservations made for stays between 9 January and 30 April 2024, between 9 January and 31 March 2025, and between 1 November and 15 December 2025 (latest departure date). Please note that this promotion cannot be combined with other offers.

Honeymoon special at Tanda Tula

Honeymoon special: Tanda Tula Safari Camp has a honeymoon special on offer. The happy couple receives a 25% discount when staying for a minimum of three nights. Valid through 31 December 2025. The couple also gets one complimentary private dinner served on the private deck. This special may not be combined with any other special offer and travel must take place within six months of the wedding date.

Tripadvisor comments Tanda Tula

We had two nights at Tanda Tula at the end of a wonderful stay in South Africa. Tanda Tula is the most magical place I have ever stayed in thanks to its wonderful staff, glorious setting and stunning accommodation. Our game sightings were PHENOMENAL. I have been on many bushveld game drives and none of them compare to my time at Tanda Tula.

from London, UK

Jenny and I had the most amazing experience at Tanda Tula. I had high expectations for a safari, which was my childhood dream, and it did not disappoint. Our driver and tracker, Scotch and Patrick, were patient, knowledgeable and very engaging. ... Highly recommended!

from Charlotte, NC