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Self Drive Tydon Safari Camp

 

At Tydon African Safaris we strive to provide an intimate and unique private wildlife safari tour in the wonderous African bush, conducted by our experienced rangers and providing you with thrilling close range wildlife encounters, luxury en suite tented accommodation, and world-class personal service.

At Tydon African Safaris we offer a range of safari options, including a self-drive safari package offered on a two-night minimum stay at Tydon Safari Camp, situated on the border of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

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

The Tydon Safaris self-drive package includes luxury tented en suite accommodation, game viewing drives into both the Kruger Park and Sabi Sand Reserve, and three meals a day at Tydon Safari Camp.

About The Safari Camp

Nestled in the shade of indigenous trees, Tydon Safari Camp gives you an unforgettable, authentic African safari experience in the heart of the South African bush.

Sharing its borders with the world renowned Sabi Sand Game Reserve which forms part of the Greater Kruger region due to having unfenced borders with the Kruger Park, Tydon Safari Camp offers guests a unique opportunity of staying in semi-permanent luxury tented rooms and experiencing wildlife game drives and bush walks (exclusively for four nights or more) in the Sabi Sand as well as the Kruger National Park.

Tydon Safari Camp sees you exploring two of South Africa’s most sought-after safari destinations, being the Kruger National Park and exclusive Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, allowing for exhilarating wildlife viewing opportunities.

While exploring the African bushveld, you will discover the magic of the unspoilt bush, making memories of a lifetime.

Accommodation

Tydon Safari Camp features seven luxury, en suite, air-conditioned African styled canvas tented rooms set on raised wooden platforms, setting the tone for your private wildlife safari experience.

The charming African styled tented rooms feature three quarter size twin beds with mosquito nets and African design bedspreads, plug points, comfortable chairs, hairdryer, as well as tea and coffee amenities.

Children have the opportunity to stay in their own canvas tented room on the same deck as their parents or we provide stretchers in the same tent as the parents.

 
 
 

Valid 01 November 2018 – 31 October 2019

  • R 3 595 – package per person per night sharing.
  • R 4 525 – single booking rate per night.
  • R 2 250 – children 12 years and under per night.
  • R 115 per person Conservation Levy.
  • Minimum of 2 night stay

Valid 01 November 2019 – 31 October 2020

  • R 3 885 – package per person sharing per night.
  • R 4 890 – single booking rate per night.
  • R 2 430 – children 12 years and under per night.
  • R 115 per person Conservation Levy.
  • Minimum of 2 night stay

Included

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

Excluded and/or Special Conditions

  • Single adult sharing with a child is applicable at the Single rate
  • Drinks.
  • Lunch on day of arrival.
  • Conservation Levies for Sabi Sand is excluded.
  • Children are more than welcome at the Tydon Safari Camp; however, there are various restrictions regarding bush activities and room configurations.
  • When enquiring about this tour make certain you include the children’s ages for us to be able to send you the child rates and child policy restrictions.
  • 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 til 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 3km to Tydon Safari Camp gate on your left. Follow the signs inside the camp to the lodge.

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 3km to Tydon Safari Camp gate on your left. Follow the signs inside the camp to the lodge.

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

Safari Activities

Each day will see you participate in exhilarating game viewing opportunities in the Kruger National Park and Sabi Sand Game Reserve on open safari vehicles, with a chance to relax and refresh the soul, while maybe being fortunate enough to see lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino in their natural habitat.

Each morning your guide will wake you before first light to embark on your safari drive. The bush is already alive, the air filled with birdsong as the rising sunlight dances off beads of dew on spiders’ webs.

As the intense heat of the day cools, your afternoon safari drive in Kruger National Park or Sabi Sand Game Reserve will see you witness the inhabitants of the bush as they become restless and move out from the shade of the trees in search of water. Watch in awe as the sky turns to the sensational vibrant reds, gold’s and oranges, typical of an African sunset which majestically reflects its rays over rivers, natural waterholes and trickling streams.

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.

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
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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

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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

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wrote a review Mar 2019