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 […]
National Geographic has chosen their top ten photographs of 2011. Nat Geo comments: ”Choosing among great photographs isn’t easy. When composition, light, and exposure are all superb, “best” truly is in the eye of the beholder. These ten photos, spread through the edition, cover wildly diverse subjects. What connect them are the passion and skill […]
Our interactive sightings map has now been updated with new data. You are now able to view game sightings recorded in and around camp during recent weeks. November was an exciting month with numerous wild dog sightings! Click here to go to the sightings map page: www.tandatula.com/sightings-map/
On Wednesday 30 November, the Hlokomela Project held an AIDS awareness day at the new Phelwana Clinic in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve.