Tydon African Safaris

Our Mission

Tydon African Safaris is a safari tour operator specializing in wildlife safaris for the luxury traveller, budget adventure seeker, families, couples and small groups to South Africa to the Kruger National Park and Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve.

Priding ourselves on personal service excellence and understanding our clients’ needs is one of our top priorities. This ensures that our clients have a rewarding and memorable safari, which meets with all their expectations.

About Us

With extensive knowledge of southern Africa, our staff and Management are able to assist clients with accurate information to plan their dream safari.

Providing the correct and up to date information, as well as detailed images and safari itineraries on our website, assures that our clients know exactly what to expect for the duration of their safari.

Tydon African Safaris supports responsible Eco tourism.

Staff are on call 365 days a year, which gives clients the peace of mind that before, during or after their safari, friendly staff are on call to assist with any queries clients may have.

Our staff are all well-trained individuals who each bring their own unique personalities into the business, and have been trained in their respective positions within the Company.

The vehicles used on all safari tours are well maintained and all have the statutory licences, insurances and road permits.

The highest level of privacy and security has been taken to assure our clients personal details are always kept private and that all correspondence or payments made on or through the Tydon African Safaris website or into its bank account are secure. In addition, no client’s personal details will be used for any other purpose other than correspondence between Tydon African Safaris and the client.

Our philosophy is simple; provide our clients with the correct information before, during and after a safari, to assure they receive value for their money and are left with a memorable and rewarding southern African experience.

Staff and Management of Tydon African Safaris look forward to welcoming you to South Africa!

The Owners


About Us

Tydon was founded in May 2010 by Gavin and Vangie van der Merwe. Gavin spent 22 years prior to this as a successful commercial farmer in the beautiful Waterberg region of the Limpopo Province. Having grown up and spent most of his youth in Zimbabwe, Gavin’s love for fishing, camping and being in the bush all culminated into the idea of Tydon. Vangie spent her career as a well-known recording artist having had several chart topping hits in SA and Namibia and spent 24 years as a professional entertainer travelling around the country performing. Gavin and Vangie’s love for the outdoors, hospitality and love for entertaining was their platform for wanting to be in tourism.

Gavin and Vangie’s two sons grew up on the farm in the Waterberg and so also developed this incredible love for the outdoors, wildlife, people and travel. The name TYDON was created by using letters from both of their son’s names, namely Tyron and Donovan, hence giving the business name a very special sentiment. Both sons are involved in the business.