Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Travel To: South Africa on safari

Delicious welcome lunch



Gorgeous sunset


Loving the safari



Rhino mom and baby

Rhino males

Morning break with french press coffee, tea, and rusk

Comfy jeep

Our amazing guide and tracker, Foreman and Jeffery

Rusk - South African biscotti 

Female cheetah

Up close!

Beep beep

Mom and baby elephant

African buffalo

African buffalo heard 

Male lion

Female lion

Learning how to track animals

Coloring on our porch

Luxury tent


Male Cheetah


Stare down

I traveled to South Africa this September and October. The first stop was Tanda Tula Safari Camp. Tanda Tula is the epitome of outdoor luxury. Situated on the Timbavati private game reserve, Tanda Tula has approximately 15 luxury tents. I'm not much of a camper (logged in about 5 days total out of 28 years), which was not a problem because these"tents" are complete with a full bathroom, robes, slippers, a king size bed, power, personal porch, and outdoor shower. The food was abundant and absolutely outstanding. The game drives were cozy, informative, and exciting. The friendly staff at Tanda Tula and the attention to detail was beyond impressive. 

Coordination: We did loads of research and also used GotoAfrica.com. They were incredibly helpful with booking, recommendations, and provided us with great rates.

Getting there: Fly to Jo-berg, South Africa then to Hoedspruit. 

Stay: Ideally 3 nights, but anywhere between 2-4 nights is a good amount of time. 

Pack: The list is long but in short: tan lightweight fabrics (Columbia gear was incredible), vest, cashmere sweater, fleece jacket, a couple of casual dinner layered looks.



  1. This looks like an amazing trip... what a wonderful experience!

    Chelsea & The City

  2. Wow!! Great pics! Looks like it was a very fun and special trip!
    Kat | www.poshbykat.com

  3. Adventures and Safari in South Africa, something extraordinary in this earth, I have never seen these kinds of beauty other parts of the world, because I am a photographer and I have to travel to Africa and other part of the world each time.