Guests of Tanda Tula Safari Camp were fortunate to get up close to a herd of elephants whilst out on a game drive recently. One of the elephants was curious and came up to the vehicle for a closer look. Even though it is a special experience to be so close to these magnificent animals, […]
The last few days have delivered a few fantastic game viewing opportunities. We managed to find a new born elephant calf a few days ago who couldn’t have been more than a few days old. He still had part of his umbilical cord attached. He was very unsure on his feet and wobbled about a […]
The Machaton pride returned to Tanda Tula Safari Camp’s traversing area a few days ago, after an absence of nearly two weeks. The big five animals had been sorely missed, but we assumed they were hunting further to the east of our property. The entire pride looked fit and healthy with all seven lion cubs […]
This morning we woke up to the sound of the Nharalumi River flowing. The river doesn’t flow very often, but when it does it is a spectacular sight.
Last night we treated our guests to a Marimba band during our Christmas dinner. The guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves and even joined the dancers (as did one of our rangers, Scotch!).
One of the challenges of operating a safari camp in the remote wilderness of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve is to ensure that the environmental footprint that we occupy is kept as low as possible. When camps were originally established within the Greater Kruger National Park, the awareness of their environmental impact was not what […]
Our guests often ask us what our favourite animal is. Well, I have numerous favourite animals but one that always pops into my mind is the young male leopard called “Xinophi”. Maybe it’s because I have seen him grow from a young cub, when he used to get a fright from his own shadow, into […]
In today’s world, we all know that the long term solution to our global energy situation lies not only in the increase of energy supply, but more importantly and more urgently, in the reduction of our energy demands. Whilst continual efforts are made to seek alternative energy sources, and to reduce our reliance on fossil […]
A joint operational team consisting of SANParks Rangers and the South African National Defence Force, successfully arrested a suspected rhino poacher in Kruger National Park on December 2011. Read more about this in the article below (courtesy of Desire Wright of Kruger 2 Canyon Newspaper. Visit www.kruger2canyon.co.za to read more such news). Suspected rhino poacher […]
Last week, the children of Sehlakabje School in Acornhoek received an early Christmas present in the form of desperately needed water! A Spring of Hope, a non-profit public foundation that builds water wells in rural African schools to improve community health conditions, received funding to build a borehole at the school thanks to Tanda Tula […]