Tydon Safari Camp is an intimate and comfortable tented camp that nestles under the shade of indigenous trees. Sharing its borders with the world-renowned Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Tydon Safari Camp offers guests a unique experience of tented accommodation and safari activities in both the Sabi Sands and the Kruger Park.
Tydon Safari Camp boasts seven canvas Tents built on wooden platforms. Each tent features three-quarter size twin beds, an en-suite bathroom with shower, air conditioning, mosquito netting, a mirror stand with hairdryer, luggage stands, plug points, tea & coffee making facilities, and a deck with comfortable chairs. Children are accommodated on stretchers in the room with their parents.
The camp facilities include an open-air lounge and dining room, outdoor boma, and swimming pool with loungers.
The Kruger National Park and the private Sabi Sands Game Reserve offer some of the best game viewing experiences with 145 mammal species, 110 reptile species
Activites offered at the camp include twice daily open-vehicle game drives in either the Kruger National Park or Sabi Sands Game Reserve. Guests will have the opportunity to experience both reserves, as well as guided morning bush walks in the Sabi Sands. Bush walks afford guests the opportunity to discover the fauna, flora and smaller wondrous creatures of the African bush. Activities are led by professional guides who are eager to share their wealth of knowledge.
Tydon Safari Camp is ideal for solo explorers, couples, and families looking for a rewarding Big Five safari getaway.
From $ 264
Includes: Accommodation, Meals as indicated (no lunch on
|Dates||Rates (PPS)||Rates (SINGLE)|
|01 Nov 2019 — 31 Oct 2020||$ 264||$ 333|
|01 Nov 2020 — 31 Oct 2021||$ 283||$ 356|
"We stayed here for 3 nights as part of our Honeymoon, picked up by Jacques from Johannesburg. From the moment we started chatting to Jacques in the van, we knew we had found something truly special. The main reason we wanted to visit the Sabi/Kruger area was wildlife and the knowledge of the guides we met was remarkable. I probably talked too much, but we were eager and excited and all my (many many) questions were answered., especially about birds. The camp itself was beautiful, glamping in style! Although the days were pushing 38C, our tents were equipped with fans and A/C, as well as mozzie nets and spray. The swimming pool in the Safari Camp was a welcome attraction to escape the heat of the day and we made use of this (with beers!) The days started at 4.45am, and our drives were action packed in both Sabi Sands and Kruger. Our groups were MUCH smaller than others we saw, and this made for a more personable experience all round. The guides as mentioned, especially Jacques and Drikus, were great fun! The food was great, home-style and filling. We were introduced to South African cuisine like Bobotie, Potjie, and a great Braai and all had a great time chatting to the other guests around the open fire. Overall, we had the most amazing time and my wife actually cried on the drive home because she didn't want to leave. We said that we would be back, and we most definitely have already started planning. Amazing."
"Stayed for two weeks, including the Bush Camp, and had a most wonderful experience. Felt as if I was one of the family in the end. The hospitality is second to none from everyone. As a seasoned traveller in the Kruger for the past 20 odd years, this experience was quite different and oh, so good, (got the bush fever). The rangers really know their stuff and can answer any question you throw at them, also they are very amusing and can tell a tale or two. The meals around the boma having a braai at the end of the day were something else and everyone enjoyed this time, talking about what we had seen. You get quite close with the other visitors too, and have met some really nice people from all over the world, also one or two "characters" - John!! The food is excellent and plenty of it, alcohol is available and quite enjoyable when we stopped for a Sundowner in the Sabie. Also gives you a chance to stretch your legs, especially after off-roading. I can't thank the Tydon "family" enough for such a memorable experience and hopefully will be able to make it again sometime again next year."
"My husband and I spent 5 days at Tydon Safari Camp and we loved every minute. The staff are so amazing. The communication leading up to the event was great and quick considering we were on different sides of the world. The guides knew so much about the surrounding areas that no question was left unanswered. The atmosphere at the camp was so relaxed. The accommodation was a perfect setting for this camp and having only 6 tents meant there was no overcrowding and everyone could meet and chat easily. The drives were great through Sabi Sands and we saw so much! The night drive when we saw the two male lions will not be easily forgotten. We only had one day at Kruger which I was disappointed with as we did not have an opportunity to spot a leopard but we saw 4 of the big 5. We saw wild dogs on 4 occasions which was amazing! Suzi's cooking was fabulous! My husband wished that he could have spent some time with her to learn some traditional South African cooking techniques. We are already planning our next trip back. Thank you to all the staff for making our stay unforgettable."
- Jo Smith
"We stayed 2 nights in the Bush Camp and 2 at the lodge and enjoyed them both. The bush camp is nice and in the actual reserve so you have the chance to see more animal in the camp although we did not. The best thing about the camp is that that it saves you the 30 minute drive that the people from the lodge must make every time they go to a game drive which adds up when you do two drives a day. Debbie who runs the bush camp is quite friendly and knowledgeable. The lodge is bigger and has a pool which would be nice when it is warm. If you are looking to share the experience with other travelers this is a better option as the bush camp hold 6 people max. The tents at both locations are pretty much the same and both are very comfortable. The hot water in the shower in both can go up and down during the shower due to the nature of the set up, but remember you are having a hot shower in the bush so why complain. The lodge also does drives into Kruger itself which is worth it if you are spending several days at Tydon. The park is bigger so you may see more animals but they might be from a distance since you can't leave the road. The game drives in Sabi are better overall, but there is a benefit to doing both if you can. We saw all of the big 5 but for the leopard, but we did have multiple sightings have wild painted dogs which are endangered and even more rare than any of the big 5. Overall, Tydon gives you good value for your money especially in Sabi and you aren't looking for a 5 star resort but rather a very comfortable base from to explore the bush. The food at both the lodge and bush was good, but the lodge was definitely better, perhaps b/c they serve more people. Lastly, the drive home through Gods' Window is often overcast and rainy. We did it but didn't stop b/c of the weather. Try and do an additional game drive in the morning if you can instead."
"We did a 4 Day Tent Safari that split our time between Sabi Sands Game Reserve and Kruger Park. From the minute Jaques picked us up from our hotel the experience was top notch. We had a fairly long drive from Johannesburg and Jaques gave us interesting information about each area we drove through on the way. Once at the camp, everyone we interacted with was very friendly and helpful. The tents were fantastic. The attached bathroom with shower and the fact that the tent had air conditioning were a huge bonus. The beds are comfortable and have bug nets if you want to use them. The highlight of it all were the actual game drives! We saw so many creatures. Not just animals. Our guides (Jaques and Debbie) took the time to point out traditional safari animals, Dung Beetles, birds, snakes, trees, everything. The two safari locations are very different, but both worth experiencing. Sabi is dirt 2 tracks where you can feel as though you are the only vehicle in the park. Kruger has paved roads and more traffic, but the animals don't seem to notice. It was in Kruger that we witnessed a Wild Dog hunt that felled 2 Impala. I also have to mention the food. Unbelievable! Dinner every night was a new, tasty, traditional South African delight served around a fire pit. The entire experience was the best that we could have hoped for!"
"Wonderful first safari experience with the guys at Tydon - all staff are welcoming and very knowledgable and the wildlife, the area and the bush, and a lot of fun to spend time with. All game drives are well organised and the tents are wonderful. Food was particularly good (the recipe for the poiki would be much appreciated please!!), all home-cooked and very fresh. We were lucky enough to see some amazing animals - we missed the leopards unfortunately, but that's a good excuse for us to come and visit you again! Thanks for a great time everyone. Daniel and Olivia, UK"
"This place was such an amazing find. After a long drive, the four of us arrived to a lovely welcome. The food and accommodation was excellent and the pool is an extra bonus as it was very hot. Jacque, Kara and Samuel are all very experienced and informative and worked extremely hard to track the animals for us so to receive the best out of our safari. We chose to do Kruger and Sabi combination which I would recommend as it's great to experience both. We were particularly grateful to Jacques determination on our last game drive to track a pride of lions, he was so knowledgeable and it was an absolute privilege to spend time watching these beautiful animals. Thank you all so much for making our safari so enjoyable."
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