Walking in the wild spaces of the Timbavati facilitates a reawakening allowing you to experience your body in a renewed way. By slowing down and being consciously present, a deeper connection to the earth will take place, you will unwind and reconnect.
Field Camp is an adventurous experience that brings about change, by stripping away modern life conveniences and replacing these with simpler comforts.
Over time the chaotic symphony of everyday life numbs our senses until they become dull and dormant. By allowing yourself to be truly one with nature you will discover how your senses are restored, the body never forgets this innate sense of connection to the earth.
Perhaps at first the silence seems deafening, but only until you start to really listen introducing you to this new environment. Then you will hear the wind in the trees, maybe a distant whoop of a hyena. While out exploring you naturally and slowly begin to gain respect for the surrounding noises and their meanings. You will find yourself starting to attune to nature, listening for alarm calls from birds or animals, all telling the stories of this wilderness.
You will most likely be expecting to see the bigger creatures, but what may take you by surprise is how you start to visualise things differently and how the sight of something seemingly innocuous can bring about huge joy and respect. Take note of the light and how it constantly evolves, follow the animal tracks with your eyes, learning to interpret their behavior. Allow the starlit night sky to engulf you, grounding and reminding you of our insignificance in this beautiful world.
Dawn brings the welcome fragrance of a smokey wood fire and freshly brewed coffee inviting you out of tent. Your sense of smell is rekindled, inviting a kaleidoscope of aromas, previously unnoticed. The fresh smell of the dew on the earth accompanied by scented, wild grasses creates a sense of peace and well-being. Deep inhalations and exhalations further stimulate this inherent wisdom our bodies carry and allow your nervous system to slow-down, unwind and gain a deeper level of consciousness.
Placing one foot in front of the other, in a gentle, rhythmic manner, you become aware of the feeling of the earth below you. You pass your fingers through the soft grasses and run your hand over the worn elephant rubbing post, gaining a deeper connection to nature. But there are also the camp luxuries, the soothing warm water to wash your face brought to your tent with your dawn wake-up call, the comforting feather duvet when you snuggle down to rest.
Lastly, your sense of taste becomes heightened as you appreciate gifts such as freshly baked bread, the ice-cold beer when you return from an afternoon walk, delicious meals cooked over open coals. Gratitude fills your being as you come to realise the incredible responsive of your palate to the simplest of flavours.
As the custodians of these wild spaces, we need to immersive ourselves in nature to discover real balance in our personal existence. We can only truly nurture our sensory talents once we have found a real connection through shedding our layers. There is no better place to begin a transformation than in these remote wilderness areas of the Greater Kruger when you have the opportunity to experience a quiet and real connection to our earth and self.
Experience your own transformation at Tanda Tula Field Camp, our guided, connected walking safaris will gift you with the ability to celebrate your heightened senses. This tranquil place will leave you forever changed.
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:
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:
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.