Tanda Tula is owned by the Scott, Jackson and Mathebula families. They lead an African safari evolution, embracing meaningful transformation through equity ownership, education and inclusive development. Their mission is to celebrate Africa, explore wild places, inspire change, and connect their people.
Located in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park where game roams freely between the Timbavati and the Kruger, Tanda Tula has the locational luxury of being away from the crowds.
Regarded as the best tented safari camp in South Africa, Tanda Tula has canvas at the heart of the experience. Here tented safari camps honour the essence of being connected to the wilderness. A safari with Tanda Tula is led by the finest guides and amazing trackers with daily night and day game drives, walking safaris and sleeping out in the Star Bed.
Community upliftment and engagement lies at the heart of Tanda Tula’s conservation contribution. They established the Tanda Tula Education Foundation, which is 100% funded by Tanda Tula and functions in 2 main areas – an adult literacy program and a scholarship program.
The adult literacy program was established by Nina Scott in 2012. At the time, out of 20 students, 12 were completely illiterate, today everyone can read and write in English. The program now includes everything from basic literacy and computer lessons to higher education and life skills.
The education programs intents to educate at the highest academic levels, coupled with a parallel education in conservation, sustainability, environment and community development.