Seldom are we given the opportunity to connect with our environment by exposing our emotional and physical beings completely to the elements. Allowing nature to take hold of us and guide us to a place where all our senses are heightened. A place where silence can be deafening, and fear and joy run together like a raging river. Tanda Tula Field Camp is a walking safari experience which gifts one with just some of these treasures.
I don’t want to tell you what Field Camp doesn’t offer (WIFI, aircon, flushing toilets!), but rather describe the inspiring transformation that takes place within you after walking and sleeping out in the heart of the Timbavati.
This is the raw edge of an African safari. You can allow yourself to gently succumb to the beautiful environment, but without ever letting down your guard for nature can be severely inhospitable when you least expect it. You are forced from your comfort zone. Scary? Absolutely. Enlightening? Completely. Worth it? Few places allow you to feel the joy of freedom in quite the same way. This hyper sensory experience will confront your perceptions and leave you wondering how you lived fully before this taste of wildness.
While walking the animal paths of the Greater Kruger region your mind will calm and you will go into an almost meditative state, absorbing the sounds and smells around you. Walking allows you to truly touch the earth gently, humbled by the surrounding beauty and respectful of its creatures, big and small. With nature by your side you will take on her stories and learn from her deep knowledge, all the while allowing you time to reflect and re-connect with yourself. This experience is one which exhilarates all your senses. Physically, it is challenging, emotionally it pushes you from contentment to apprehension, joy to fear, frustration to gratitude, all the while expanding your understanding as you learn about the incredible natural surroundings – the trees, plants, insects and animals.
Be brave. Let go of your fears and challenge yourself. Come and feel the rhythm of real Africa and explore this journey of simplicity. Field Camp will remind you how to be present, conscious of the smaller things and all the while awakening your emotional and physical awareness – giving you space for self-discovery.
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.