About Tanda Tula Family

Tanda Tula Family

Tanda Tula is the leading tented camp & safari experience in South Africa that celebrates tradition and authenticity while honoring nature.

We aim to provide a nostalgic safari experience delivered in a contemporary and modern way,
capturing the essence of a safari through absorbing the wilderness and honoring nature, and so creating the space for a time of self reflection and re-connecting with family and loved ones.

  • Don & Nina Scott
    Don & Nina Scott

    Don and Nina Scott are the owners of Tanda Tula, and are intimately involved with operations and enjoy spending time with their guests.

    Don and Nina have become renowned for their specialist cross-cultural management philosophies and their ability to create a sense of family amongst staff and guests.

  • Dale & Hayley Jackson
    Dale & Hayley Jackson
    General Managers

    Dale and Hayley Jackson are the General Managers, and together they run a superb team of staff at both camps.

    Dale's immense experience as an iconic and highly trained guide and Hayley’s passion for detail makes them the perfect team to head up the Tanda Tula camps.

  • Ryan
    Executive Chef

    With head chef Ryan Mullett at the helm, each dining occasion at Tanda Tula is more than just a meal, it is a sensory experience. From traditional African dishes, to more modern creations, Ryan creates magic in the kitchen resulting in cuisine guaranteed to excite the taste buds. Ryan uses only the finest ingredients and local produce where possible. This ensures that our dishes are fresh, healthy and very tasty.

  • Dolly
    Front Office Manager

    Dolly is our front office manager and we would not function without her!

    Her friendly and helpful persona are welcomed by both guests and travel agents. Dolly is also the wife of one of our rangers, Civilised. Together they make an excellent team.

  • Thabo & Clenny
    Thabo & Clenny
    Duty Managers

    Thabo is always one of the first faces to greet our guests on arrival. He may by short, but as we all know dynamite comes in small packages and his dynamic contribution to the team is exceptional. Although Clenny works more behind the scenes, her “touch” is evident everywhere. Clenny supervises the housekeepers ensuring that all the tents are beautifully kept, and makes sure that our guests have a relaxing and memorable stay.

  • Formen, Scotch and Civilised
    Formen, Scotch and Civilised

    This is the dream team! Combined they have 50 years of experience in the bush. You will be blown away by their never-ending knowledge and insight into this incredible environment.

    You only have to see the raving reviews made by our guests in Trip Advisor.

  • Viv McFarlane
    Viv McFarlane

    Viv runs the Tanda Tula bookings and reservations department. Viv is well-known in the safari and Lodge industry, having fulfilled many roles that encompass her passion for African tourism.

    Based between our head offices in Hoedspruit and the lodge itself in the Timbavati, Viv is the person to contact when you want to make a direct booking for a Tanda Tula safari experience. She will advise and guide you with all the information you will need to make your experience a great one.

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