A new member of our team in the Greater Kruger
Rodney Malatji has recently joined our maintenance and gardening department. Although Rodney is an old hand at being Mr fix-it, he is new to lodge life. So far, the transition has been wonderful, and he is very happy. He feels extremely fortunate and fulfilled.
Before joining the Tanda Tula Safari Campteam Rodney was a contractor which meant that work was not always available. He would accept jobs he could find with a construction company already doing work in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve.This construction business gave him great grounding and instilled a really strong work ethic within him; however he is extremely happy to be employed on a full time basis now. He often speaks about his job here at Tanda Tula with such pride. He works closely with BK, our long time maintenance guru, who has showed him the ropes and helps him by leading the way.
Rodney, also known as Madala (‘old man’, which is funny because he is only 35 ears old) to his peers, has his eye on some serious goals. He wants to learn enough to hopefully become an electrician one day as well as master the art of welding copper. We are extremely excited to have him as part of our team and plan to help him reach these goals and be the best possible version of himself. Welcome to the Tanda Tula family!
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.