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Earring Masterpieces

Shara Burger | Foundation

When our beaded earrings from Philippa Frencharrived, we were floored. Not only by these incredibly beautiful, jaw “droppingly” gorgeous artworks, but also because the quality of beads and workmanship is so outstanding. It’s just fantastic to find community projects that produce this level of craftsmanship, all the while appreciating the fact that community members were uplifted through the production process.

Philippa Yorke-Smith, owner of Philippa French, works very closely with the Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust in Durban, South Africa. Each artisan Philippa works with is either directly or indirectly affected by HIV/AIDS within their family structure.

In comes Tholo, a smiling and beautiful lady who single-handedly created these artworks for us. She has been working alongside Philippa for a while now, and with her guidance and care Tholo has been producing some of the most incredible pieces of beaded jewellery.

Tanda Tula - Tholo, the jeweller in Durban, South Africa

A large section of Philippa’s business is in the export of such beaded accessories, all over the world. In some cases, Philippa works with international designers and has their designs made up locally and exports them. In other cases, the designs are Philippa’s own, which are then made up, marketed, sold and distributed. So, you can imagine how super excited we are to be able to showcase these incredible earrings at Tanda Tula Safari Camp.

Each item that is produced by the ladies working alongside Philippa is a wearable work of art, using only the best quality beads. Every single order and sale contribute to the upliftment of talented artisans and their families, we are so proud and excited to be part of this process.

Tanda Tula - Nina & Shara in the Greater Kruger



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Rates are quoted in South African Rand (ZAR) and include VAT. Rates are reviewed quarterly and are subject to change.


Bookings can be held as provisional for up to 14 days, after which the booking is required to release or confirm. A 20% refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking.


Once confirmed with a 20% deposit, the booking is held on a status of ‘confirmed with refundable deposit’ until any of the following becomes true:

  • The booking is cancelled in writing by the agent.
  • Another request is received with overlapping dates. At such a time, the 20% refundable deposit shall be required to be converted
  • into a 20% non-refundable commitment fee. At this stage, the booking status changes to ‘confirmed with commitment.’ • In such an event, Tanda Tula will contact the client and give them the option to either confirm with the non-refundable
  • commitment fee or reschedule their dates, or, failing that, to release the booking.
  • At 60 days prior to arrival, when the full payment is due, the booking status changes to ‘confirmed with full-payment.’

Final payment is due 60 days prior to arrival. Any outstanding balance on the total reservation value shall be required to be settled at 60 days prior to arrival.

All refundable deposits, commitment fees and full payments are held in a separate call account and do not become part of the operational cash flow until the guest has stayed.

The amount stated on the invoice is what must be received by Tanda Tula nett of bank charges.


Cancellations must be received and acknowledged by Tanda Tula in writing.

‘Confirmed with refundable deposit’: bookings carry no cancellation fees up to 61 days prior to arrival.

‘Confirmed with commitment’ or ‘Confirmed with full-payment’: in the event of any reservation being cancelled after Tanda Tula has issued a confirmation, for any reason other than a WHO-recognised pandemic that impacts the booking, the following cancellation fees will apply:

  • ‘Confirmed with commitment’: if cancelled more than 60 days prior to arrival, the cancellation fee shall be equal to the 20% non- refundable commitment fee.
  • ‘Confirmed with full-payment’: if cancelled between 60 days prior to arrival, the full reservation value is forfeited.

All cancelled bookings that qualify for a refund, will be refunded less a handling fee valued at 5% of the refund amount.


Tanda Tula will allow postponement of a booking for up to 12 months, if travel is cancelled with a commitment fee or 60 days or less prior to arrival due to a WHO-recognised pandemic directly impacting the guests’ ability to travel (e.g. lockdown, no flights, guest not allowed to board a flight, guest falls ill due to a pandemic and unable to travel).

In the event of a WHO-recognised pandemic directly impacting the ability of Tanda Tula to meet its obligations with respect to the booking, all monies received, including the commitment fee, will be fully refunded (e.g. lockdown in RSA, government restrictions on trade).

Any refund is given at the discretion of Tanda Tula management and will be charge a handling fee valued at 5% of the refund amount.

All travellers are advised to take out fully comprehensive travel insurance with ‘cancellation for no reason’. This insurance must be able to fully cover cancellation of travel fewer than 60 days prior to arrival.

The Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notice.