Having joined Tanda Tula in 2014, Ginger is a long standing, loyal and much-loved member of our team. He has incredible empathy, and his unassuming nature appeals to guests and colleagues alike. This gentle approach is just one of the characteristics that make him perfect to help at Field Camp.
Ginger grew up in a small village on the outskirts of the Greater Kruger National Park with both parents working in the national park. His mum was a nurse and dis dad was a traffic officer, him and his brothers knew from early on that one day they also wanted to be involved with some sort of conservation work in this region.
Ginger started his working career as a brick layer and while helping build a camp in the Sabi Sands was offered the opportunity to start tracking, a far more appealing and lucrative prospect. He still remembers being given two different uniforms, one for his maintenance job and the other for when he could track.
A couple of years later he moved to the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve where he had the chance to take over a guiding job from Formen who had recently been promoted to Camp Manager. This was an amazing break and finally allowed for Ginger to fulfil a lifelong dream!
Since then, Ginger has consistently grown from strength to strength. When he joined Tanda Tula seven years ago we just knew what a talented guide and great individual we were getting. He is the perfect back-up guide for walking at Field Camp, taking care of the guests needs, quietly aware of the surroundings and gently sharing his knowledge.
Ginger is part of a fabulous Tanda Tula duo, his wonderfully talented wife, Ruth, is one of our chefs. The two of them have four beautiful children who they hope will also join the safari industry one day. From a young age they have been guided and mentored as to the importance of conservation, protection of this greater wildlife area and the tourism industry.
This gentle and kind man really compliments our guiding team, always there to offer a helping hand or share some caring words. It is a privilege to work alongside him and to know that whether walking in the bush or on a game drive he always puts the guests needs first.
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.