View All Safaris | Self Drive Tydon Bush Camp
 

Self Drive Tydon Bush Camp

 

Join us for an exciting safari into the exclusive Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, where you will experience exceptional game drives in 4×4 open safari vehicles, by an experienced and knowledgeable guide.

At Tydon African Safaris, we offer a variety of safari options, including a self-drive safari package available on a two-night minimum stay in Tydon Bush Camp, situated inside the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

Read More Read Less

Our self-drive safari option is a safari tour package that excludes transfers to and from Tydon Bush Camp. The self-drive package is especially popular with travellers that want to travel to and from Tydon Safaris and other parts of our beautiful country by road.

The Tydon Bush Camp self-drive package includes luxury tented accommodation with separate bathrooms, world-class game drives into the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, and three meals a day at Tydon Bush Camp.

About Tydon Bush Camp

Tucked away in the southern part of the world-renowned Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve is our exclusive Tydon Bush Camp. The intimate Tydon Bush Camp is located inside Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which shares unfenced borders with the world-famous Kruger National Park in South Africa.

This tranquil tented safari camp is ideally situated within one of the best game viewing areas of the prestigious Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Set within the Greater Kruger National Park, our easily accessible, yet private bush camp awaits you.

This completely private bush camp features an outdoor dining boma set around a campfire, for lantern-lit evenings under the stars. There is also a thatch-roofed dining lapa for serving meals indoors. The dining lapa is a combination of brick, canvas and thatch, and includes a comfortable lounge area.

Guests can relax and enjoy the peaceful natural setting from the viewing deck, nestled in the indigenous vegetation at camp. At Tydon Bush camp in Sabi Sand Game Reserve we ensure that you enjoy a more tranquil and undisturbed safari experience, and only allow children over the age of 16 to stay at the camp.

Accommodation

Accommodation at Tydon Bush Camp is in four comfortable tented-rooms with en suite bathrooms. These semi permanent luxury tents provide an authentic African bush experience in understated, traditional safari style.

Each canvas tent is tucked away in the African bush on a raised wooden platform which has its own deck area, featuring a camping table and chairs for relaxing in nature.

Guests can choose between tents with a queen size bed or three-quarter size twin beds, all with separate bathrooms fitted with a basin, toilet and shower.

These air-conditioned tents are equipped with side tables, bedside lamps, hairdryers and tea and coffee making stations.

 
 

Valid 01 November 2018 – 31 October 2019

  • R 3 595 – package per person per night sharing.
  • R 4 525 – single person per night.
  • R 2 250 - Children 12 Years and under
  • R 115 Conservation Levy (per person)
  • Minimum of 2 night stay

Valid 01 November 2019 – 31 October 2020

  • R 3 885 – package per person per night sharing.
  • R 4 890 – package for a single person per night.
  • No children under 16 years old
  • R 115 Conservation Levy (per person)
  • Minimum of 2 night stay

Included

  • Dinner, Lunch, Bed and Breakfast
  • Game Drives Daily

Excluded and/or Special Conditions

  • Drinks.
  • Lunch on day of arrival.
  • Conservation Levies for Sabi Sand is excluded.
  • Sabi Sand Gate Entry Fees
  • Private vehicle game drives are prohibited on the reserve.
  • Children under 16.
  • All tours are payable in South African Rand (ZAR).
  • It is advisable to check exchange rates with your bankers on the day you book your safari tour.

Map & Directions

A: Directions from Johannesburg/Pretoria

– +/– 500 km from Johannesburg, an easy five-hour drive on National Roads.

From Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport take the R21 in the direction of Boksburg / East Rand. Then take the N12 towards Witbank (now called Emalahleni). This road becomes the N4 toll road to Nelspruit (now called Mbombela).

Just after Machadodorp Toll take the N4 turn off left to Nelspruit/ Mbombela via Schoemanskloof. After about 70km you will get to a T-junction; here you turn left to Nelspruit/Mbombela. Continue with this road into Nelspruit/Mbombela until the traffic lights to turn left onto the R40 to White River.

Once in White River turn left at the traffic lights at NTT Toyota (this is Danie Joubert Street), and then first traffic light right into Tom Lawrence Street. Continue on to the second traffic light where you will turn left onto the R40 to Hazyview.

After approximately 45km you will reach a T-junction. Turn left into Hazyview. After several stop sign intersections and at the second traffic light (just after an overhead pedestrian bridge) turn right onto Portia Shabangu Drive (R536) towards Kruger National Park.

***At this point ignore your GPS instructions***

Continue on this road for approximately 37km to the turnoff for SHAWS GATE. (You will go past a Sabi Sand Newington Gate turn off – DO NOT GO TO NEWINGTON GATE!) Continue on +/- 4km till you see the SHAWS GATE turnoff. Turn left onto the gravel road and continue for +/- 4km to a T-junction and turn right. Continue along this road for about 3,5km until reach SHAWS GATE to enter Sabi Sand Game Reserve to Tydon Bush Camp.

Please note that there is a vehicle entry fee payable at Shaws Gate into the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Entry fees are payable by credit card or in cash. Please retain your receipt of proof of entrance which has to be stamped at your destination which you will require when you depart the reserve which serves as your EXIT permit. Enquire about the gate fees when making your reservation as these fees are reviewed and changed annually by Sabi sand Game Reserve.

Directions from Shaws Gate to Tydon Bush Camp

Once you arrive at Shaws Gate, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, sign in at the gate for TYDON SAFARIS/INGWE LODGE. At the gate, there is a signboard in front of you indicating to go straight on to INGWE/UMKUMBE LODGE. At about 5km, you get to a 4 way intersection where the signboard shows you to go left to UMKUMBE LODGE for +/- 5km. At about 5km, you get a sign on the right UMKUMBE; turn right here, follow the road to UMKUMBE and just before UMKUMBE (keeping left), you see the TYDON BUSH CAMP board/entrance on the left.

Driving rules within Sabi Sands Game Reserve

  • Travel directly to you Tydon Bush Camp and do not deviate from the route. You are not permitted to “game drive” in your private vehicle during your stay
  • Do not leave the roads
  • Do not leave your vehicle, remain in your vehicle at all times
  • Remain at a respectable distance from wild animals
  • Remember that all wild animals are dangerous
  • Do not exceed the speed limit of 40 km / hour
  • Do not feed the animals in the Sabi Sand Reserve
  • Retain your entrance receipt and have it stamped at your destination
  • Do not litter in the reserve
 

B: Directions from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport

Turn right out of the airport onto the R538 and follow the signs to White River (Witrivier). Continue for approximately 12 km until you reach the first set of traffic lights in White River, with the mosque on your left. Turn right here, and continue on this route R40 to Hazyview.

After approximately 45km you will reach a T-junction. Turn left into Hazyview. After several stop sign intersections and at the second traffic light (just after an overhead pedestrian bridge) turn right onto Portia Shabangu Drive (R536) towards Kruger National Park.

***At this point ignore your GPS instructions***

Continue on this road for approximately 37km to the turnoff for SHAWS GATE. (You will go past a Sabi Sand Newington Gate turn off – DO NOT GO TO NEWINGTON GATE!) Continue on +/- 4km until you see the SHAWS GATE turnoff. Turn left onto the gravel road and continue for +/- 4km to a T-junction and turn right. Continue along this road for about 3,5km until reach SHAWS GATE to enter Sabi Sand Game Reserve to Tydon Bush Camp.

Please note that there is a vehicle entry fee payable at Shaws Gate into the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Entry fees are payable by credit card or in cash. Please retain your receipt of proof of entrance which has to be stamped at your destination which you will require when you depart the reserve which serves as your EXIT permit. Enquire about the gate fees when making your reservation as these fees are reviewed and changed annually by Sabi sand Game Reserve.

Directions from Shaws Gate to Tydon Bush Camp

Once you arrive at Shaws Gate, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, sign in at the gate for TYDON SAFARIS/INGWE LODGE. At the gate, there is a signboard in front of you indicating to go straight on to INGWE/UMKUMBE LODGE. At about 5km, you get to a 4 way intersection where the signboard shows you to go left to UMKUMBE LODGE for +/- 5km. At about 5km, you get a sign on the right UMKUMBE; turn right here, follow the road to UMKUMBE and just before UMKUMBE (keeping left), you see the TYDON BUSH CAMP board/entrance on the left.

Driving rules within Sabi Sands Game Reserve

  • Travel directly to you Tydon Bush Camp and do not deviate from the route. You are not permitted to “game drive” in your private vehicle during your stay
  • Do not leave the roads
  • Do not leave your vehicle, remain in your vehicle at all times
  • Remain at a respectable distance from wild animals
  • Remember that all wild animals are dangerous
  • Do not exceed the speed limit of 40 km / hour
  • Do not feed the animals in the Sabi Sand Reserve
  • Retain your entrance receipt and have it stamped at your destination
  • Do not litter in the reserve

We wish you a safe journey and we look forward to welcoming you to Tydon African Safaris.

Safari Activities

We deliver a truly memorable safari adventure at Tydon Bush Camp, characterised by our signature excellence in personal service and careful attention to every detail of your stay.

Experienced guides, with in-depth knowledge of the local wildlife and habitats, conduct our open-vehicle 4×4 safari game drives in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

Our skilled and passionate guides ensure that you get the most out of your game drives in this exclusive part of Greater Kruger National Park.

For the more adventurous at heart, the ultimate adventure awaits you. African wilderness on foot! An early morning bush walk in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve with an armed ranger will see you hopefully encounter wildlife animals and birds while exploring the African bush as we venture into the unknown with the opportunity to face some of the mysteries of nature and to follow animal tracks. Bush walks are only offered on stays of four night or more.

We welcome you to explore the untamed African bush at our unique camp in the wild – a chance to discover the magic of unspoilt Africa at her best.

Safari Meals

We consider homely South African cuisine to be an essential part of the Tydon African Safaris experience. The meals that we serve is a reflection of real South African food. We do cater for vegetarians.

Breakfast

Breakfast is served before the game drive or before departure on your last day. There is a selection of fresh fruit, yoghurts, cereals, freshly baked muffins. A traditional cooked breakfast buffet is also on offer. Fresh fruit juice is supplied.

Lunch

Lunchtime is served at camp during the heat of the day, therefore we prepare a light refreshing meal accompanied by a selection of fresh salads and chilled fruit that satisfy the taste buds.

Ice-cold beverages and fruit juices are available for purchase.

Dinner

A crackling campfire and flickering lanterns set the mood for dinner under the African skies, while the sounds of nocturnal animals calling in the distance can often be heard. In true safari style we all eat together in the boma.

Traditional South African food is generally cooked over an open fire or in a three-legged pot (or potjie), so meat tends to be served in either stewed or grilled form. We have a selection of the traditional meals which include a starch along with plenty of vegetables and side salads. You can purchase ice-cold beverages or a bottle of fine South African wine to complement your evening meal.

R3,595.00 pp
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 418 traveller reviews
 
 
 

Enquire about this tour

 

Are you human?
No Yes

 
 
 

Client Testimonials

Me and my girlfriend were traveling to celebrate her bday and valentines and the staffs and rangers did an amazing job to make the experience special and memorable. We saw the big 5

Mikeori
Singapore, Singapo

Ww had the best time ever! Super friendly staff, luxury accomodation, lekker food and the most beautiful nature. From the first step off the plane everything was perfectly organized

aroundtheworld_466
Travelled with family

We did a 3 day safari here to start off our honeymoon and we couldn’t have had a better time. The accommodation was clean with good facilities and being in tents really

Sunwin87
wrote a review Mar 2019

Can't speak highly enough of Tydon -- stop your search and book now. Seriously. Do it! Thank you to all of the staff--each and every person was wonderful.

Alex D
wrote a review Dec 2018