Regions

The Greater Kruger National Park

The world-famous Greater Kruger National Park (GKNP) is South Africa’s largest complex of game reserves, and one of the finest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. The GKNP has nearly four million hectares of unfenced African wilderness where one of the largest varieties of African mammal species on the continent roam freely.

Within the GKNP are the renowned Timbavati, Klaserie and Sabi Sand reserves. Tanda Tula has two tented camps and a family homestead located in the Timbavati. As we work to build a more inclusive future, we are keenly aware of the importance of supporting the communities here and preserving this pristine area for future generations.

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GKNP Fun Facts

  • It is the largest adjoining game reserve area in South Africa, and the 2nd largest in Africa.
  • It is one of the few reserve areas in Africa that continues to grow and expand where most other reserves in Africa are shrinking.
  • It has 120 years of conservation history and is considered to be a leading authority in conservation and wildlife management in Africa.
  • The park spans across 3 countries, South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
  • It has one of the largest varieties of mammal species on the continent.

3 882 332 Ha • 9 593 452 Acres • 38 823 KM2

3 882 332 Ha • 9 593 452 Acres • 38 823 KM2

Tanda Tula Rhino on safari in South Africa
Tanda Tula Elephants on safari in South Africa
Tanda Tula Cheetah on safari in South Africa

Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

Established by like-minded visionaries, the Timbavati forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. Itself a leader in conservation initiatives and research, this private nature reserve is over 53 000 ha (530km2), home to the continent’s Big Five and boasts a rich range of biodiverse landscapes from savannah woodlands to grasslands, rivers and glades.

53 459 Ha • 132 100 Acres • 535 KM2

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53 459 Ha • 132 100 Acres • 535 KM2

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Tanda Tula Timbavati

Booking Terms & Conditions

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

PROVISIONAL:

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.

CONFIRMED:

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.

CANCELLED

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.

PANDEMIC DISCLAIMER

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.