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Tulela, a Place of Peace

“A private camp with exceptional ambience where you can view animals at a waterhole in front of camp from the rim-flow pool”

Budget level: Mid-Range
South Africa
When to Go
All year
Property Type
Timbavati & Klaserie Nature Reserves
Kids Min Age
All Ages

Tulela is an exclusive-use safari lodge offering a comfortable and luxurious getaway for families and friends looking to retreat to a private location in the Greater Kruger Park.

Tulela truly embodies a place of peace lying beneath mature, indigenous trees that bring songful birdlife and the gentle whisper of rustling leaves to everyday life. Nestled right on a bend in the seasonal N’tsiri River, the bedrooms gaze out at quietly passing wildlife and onto a busy waterhole beyond.

The setting of the lodge gives guests a place to relax comfortably and connect with their wild and wonderful surroundings, reawakening a connection to nature. The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve is a protected wilderness and cherishes a low tourism density, offering a private and personalised wildlife experience.

Tulela has its very own “amphitheatre” which invites wildlife to drink at a waterhole positioned in full view of the lodge, so that you can sit back, relax, and watch as nature’s stories unfold around you.

The five-bedroomed lodge is designed to reflect the natural colours and textures of the surrounding bush, while offering a high level of luxury and comfort to guests. A spacious central living area welcomes festive mealtimes under the trees, fireside chatter after dark, and playful afternoons in the rim-flow swimming pool, which has an uninterrupted view of the waterhole.

A fully furnished kitchen, easily accessible fridges and a coffee bar offer refreshments at any time, while a private chef will prepare meals according to your schedule. Tulela is equipped with top-of-the-range amenities and products to make guests’ experience as pleasurable as possible.

Tulela can host 10 guests in five luxurious appointed bedrooms, two of which have an interleading door and double as a family suite. Three are positioned overlooking the riverbed and two have a view of the waterhole.

All the light and spacious rooms have four-poster king-sized beds, which are convertible to twins. In-room amenities include a cupboard, dressing table, air-conditioning, and ceiling fans. Each room leads into an en-suite bathroom with double vanity, indoor shower and bathtub, and an outdoor shower in a space shared by green plants with open sky and trees overhead.

Tulela’s promise is to bring you so much more than just an opportunity to see the BIG 5. Through their bespoke safari experience, you’ll spend as much time in the bush or at the lodge as you wish, allowing you to choose the pace of your holiday in nature.

Enjoy luxury amenities throughout the lodge and put your feet up as the Team attend to your every need. Spend time under the beautiful trees or at the swimming pool with riverfront views and let Tulela be your own personal place of peace.

The Tulela experience revolves around you. They offer a host of different ways for you to explore the lodge and the surrounding reserve, and we will craft your itinerary specifically for you. The day starts when you are ready, and you can spend as much time in the bush as you desire. At night, when the lions call, you can go out and track them.

Your time at Tulela is your own….

Experiences on offer at Tulela include:

  • Spend a night under the stars with a sleep-out on the Star Deck.
  • Explore the Klaserie on foot with guided walking safaris.
  • Enjoy unlimited game viewing with your own guide, tracker, and private vehicle.
  • Dine out in the bush with experiential dining such as brunch at Big Jack.
  • Get involved in Conservation Projects such as Wild Dog collaring and Rhino Dehorning. *
  • Immerse and educate yourself with conservation lectures and experiences including Celestial Safaris and Sounds of the Wild. *

* At an additional cost and needs to be pre booked.

Whether you explore the Klaserie on foot, or spend a night sleeping out on the Star Deck or brunching in the bush under the favourite Jackalberry tree, Tulela strive to bring you closer to nature and create memories that last a lifetime.

All in all, Tulela remains one of safariFRANK’s favourite lodges in the whole of Africa!

Why we like it

  • Exclusive use camp for small groups up to 10 people.
  • Some of the best guiding at any lodge in South Africa.
  • Private chef catering to your specific culinary needs and delights.
  • Private guide and vehicle available to go on game drives 24/7, such a special experience!
  • Did we mention the BEST sleepout deck ever?

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