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Reviewed 7 November 2017

LOVE LOVE LOVE!! This place felt like home. It was absolutely amazing- nothing like we've ever been to before. Ultra luxury yet extra comforting- almost felt like family with all the staff. amazing food, beautiful tents, game drives #1, and just so beautiful overall. best safari experience one could ask for.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
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TandaTula, Owner at Tanda Tula Safari Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Oh wow! I love that you LOVED it! Thank you.

Warmest regards Nina

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Tanda Tula was absolutely incredible! From the moment we arrived, we were treated with first class service. Every employee treated us with 5 star service. We loved our tour guide Marnus and our tracker - Glen. The drives were an adventure and we saw so many amazing animals. We loved to see the tour guide and the tracker excited about seeing the various animals and shows that each day they love and appreciate their job and they are having unique experiences. The days flew by, the morning drives were early and the day started at 5 am. From 5:30 to 9 was the morning drive with a stop for coffee. When we arrived back at camp breakfast was waiting or they had a nice set up near camp. After breakfast, we would go back and take a nap and relax until lunch at 2. Lunch was always spectacular but a lot of people did not eat lunch. At 3:30 were cocktails and coffee before the evening drive from 4:30 - 8. And then a quick change before dinner. We loved that breakfast and dinner promoted people to eat all together and we loved hearing the guides stories. It was nice talking with other folks and getting to know people from around the world.

The tent exceeded our expectations. We loved the experience of sleeping in a tent and we were lucky to have a rain storm at night to make the experience more unique. The attention to detail within the tent was incredible and they had thought of everything that we would need. We loved the morning wake up call with coffee and biscuits.

The food was 5 star. Every meal was spectacular and we definitely gained weight. The chef would tell us about the food for lunch and dinner and we could see the love that he has for cooking and appreciation for great food.

We were on our honeymoon and on multiple occasions made us feel special. They put rose peddles in our room, provided us a nice candle gift to set the mood, and treated us to a personal dinner in the gazebo. We had a unique dinner show with hyenas tracking down and impala and having their dinner when we had ours. We had dinner with a show. Maybe gross to some folks but we enjoyed the show and is a dinner we will remember for a lifetime.

We will recommend Tanda Tula to everyone and we can't wait to come back!

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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TandaTula, Owner at Tanda Tula Safari Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Hello Jenna

Thank you for this super feedback. I agree Marnus and Glen make a fabulous team!

Its always so special to hear how much or guests love our staff and the genuine warmth they feel when staying here. Thank you again and fondest regards from the wilderness!

PS We have not had any serious rain since that storm, but it did rain yesterday!! We recorded over 60mls last night and the Machton River flowed, so we hope to see the end of this dry spell!

Warmest regards Nina

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Thanda Tula is a very special place. The atmosphere is so welcoming and the staff are super efficient and so friendly. The chef Ryan goes out of his way to make the food delicious and caters for special dietary requirements. Our ranger Luke was incredibly knowledgeable and we learnt so much from him and his tracker Jack. Plenty of beautiful spots to relax and unwind. The luxury tents and camp is open and wildlife are literally at your door step - incredible. Would highly recommend this spot to locals and foreigners.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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TandaTula, Owner at Tanda Tula Safari Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Dear Candice

Thank you for you thoughtful message.

Atmosphere is everything and our staff are so genuine and generous with their warmth and always make such a huge effort for all our guests, we are eternally grateful to them. Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your lovely words.

Warm regards Nina

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Exceptional safari experience. Tents were awesome and well-appointed, communal lodge space had a very authentic feel. Staff was exceptional: Errial (thank you for making our private dinner on the balcony so special!), Harry, Dale, Hailey, and many others all made us feel at home and went out of their way to make our stay great. Game viewing amazing - guide Scotch and tracker Patrick knew the terrain like the back of their hands and were great at finding game. Evenings social and a lot of fun. Last but not least, chef Ryan was absolutely fantastic. He was clearly very passionate about his job, and his awesome meals reflected that. We highly recommend to anyone seeking an authentic safari experience

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

We only stayed for 2 nights but wish we had booked for longer.Its difficult to imagine how a Safari experience can get any better . Amazing wildlife viewing,guiding and tracking and teaching from Luke and Jack the guide and tracker.Fantastic food,really friendly and helpful staff. Sociable evening meals. The experience was hightened by a herd of Elephant visiting the adjacent watering hole & a hyena visiting the camp in the evening.Saw the big 5 and more in the time ,including Rhino, Leopard,Lion.Elephants and Hyena.Bush breakfast was something else!Luke went out of his way to source a camera battery charger for my 'left at home' one.
Thanks to all the staff at Tanda Tula.See you all again.

Room Tip: all amazing,with really comfy beds.
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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