The Tulela experience revolves around you. We offer a host of different ways for you to explore the lodge and the surrounding reserve, and we will craft your itinerary specifically for you. The day starts when you are ready, and we can spend as much time in the bush as you desire. At night, when the lions call, we can go out and track them. Your time at Tulela is your own.
Whether we explore the Klaserie on foot, or spend a night sleeping out on our Star Deck, or brunching in the bush under our favourite Jackalberry tree, we strive to bring you closer to nature and create memories that last a lifetime.
The Star Deck is designed to enthral and to elevate an experience in nature. Without compromising on comfort, it strips away the layers of four walls and places you in a soft cocoon as an offering to the indigo sky. There’s nothing like the twinkle of eternity to remind you of life’s possibilities and reset your path on Earth.
Getting involved in conservation projects is one way to make an impact and we would like to offer our guests the opportunity to do so during their stay. Join a team of vets, pilots, and reserve managers on a rhino-dehorning operation. Available at an additional cost and with prior notice.
Let us set up a special picnic at our favourite place in the bush – under a huge jackalberry tree affectionately known as Big Jack. In an open clearing in the shade of this big, evergreen tree, we lay a table for a feast, light a welcoming campfire, serve the champagne on ice, and have the chef cook up a sizzling breakfast spread.
Get familiar with the bush and see tracks and signs in detail on an interpretive bush walk. Whether it’s a short child-friendly exploration along the riverbed with your guide and tracker, or a three-hour-long guided walking safari through the reserve, this immersive experience is a fantastic way to deepen your connection with the nature around you.
Kids activities are tailored to suit different seasons, children’s ages and preferences, and can be personalised for our guests’ unique safari schedules. There is a range of activities catering for ages two to 16 that will suit those who are adventurous and curious about the bush, or those who like to engage their creative sides.
With the wind in your hair and the sun on your face, head out into the reserve with your guide and tracker on a private game drive. This iconic safari activity offers the chance to encounter the Big 5 in breath-taking ways, watching them from the comfort of our custom-made game viewers. We can head out any time of day or night you like!