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Winters in the African bush are a truly special time. Yes it may be a little chilly during winter, but the incredible game viewing is absolutely worth it and all you need is a warm jacket and a hot beverage to keep you cozy and warm.

Here are a few reasons why visiting the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve in the Greater Kruger National Park during winter is a must:


1. The game viewing:

During winter the bush in the Timbavati is far less dense than during the rainy summer months. This means that it is much easier to find game and spend time with the animals.


2. Hardly any rainfall:

During winter it is very seldom that you will experience any rainfall as most rains occur during the summer. This means you can spend more time out in the bush without fear of getting wet while viewing game (this is more for bush walks as most game vehicles do have roofs for such rainfall).


Less rainfall also means less available water points, so it is far easier to locate game as chances are they will visit various watering holes which hold water during the winter months.


3. Specials:

A number of accommodation specials are available during the winter months. Tanda Tula offers a winter special from March to September at the reduced rate (contact reservations for more information).


4. Tanda Tula Field Camp is operational:

The latest addition to the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve and the first of its kind in the area, Tanda Tula Field Camp is a non-permanent explorer-styled tented camp that is considered the most environmentally friendly camp in South Africa. The camp, only operational from March to October each year, is an exclusive-use, tented, walking safari camp located in a private concession of over 16 000 acres in the Timbavati. The field camp has evolved to meet the growing requirement in the market for privacy and exclusivity, in one of the few remaining private wilderness areas forming part of the Greater Kruger National Park.


So why not consider the Timbavati for your next winter holiday? It will leave you with memories that will be impossible to forget.



If you haven’t already, enter our competition where you can win an exclusive and truly unique walking experience in the bush at Tanda Tula Field Camp with Tony Park, all expenses paid and worth over R100 000!

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Tanda Tula

Located in the Timbavati Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park. Tanda Tula Safari Camp features 12 luxury tents nestled in riverine forest overlooking a riverbed while the Tanda Tula Field Camp is an exclusive use 4 tented walking safari camp, modelled on the early explorer camps with modern comfort. The Tanda Tula camps are owner-managed.