The Tulela


Our promise is to bring you so much more than just an opportunity to see the Big 5. Through our bespoke safari experience, you’ll spend as much time in the bush or at the lodge as you wish, allowing you to choose the pace of your holiday in nature. 

Tulela will be your home while you explore the natural landscape, encounter the reserve’s abundant wildlife and gain a renewed sense of appreciation for the bush. 

Enjoy luxury amenities throughout the lodge and put your feet up as we attend to your every need. Spend time under our beautiful trees or at the swimming pool with riverfront views and let Tulela be your own personal place of peace.

Step into our world

Your journey begins here. Welcome to our place of peace.

Your home away from home

Designed to deliver a feeling of peace and contentment, the lodge prioritises comfort and convenience and is finished with tranquil aesthetics. The fully-catered Safari lodge has five bedrooms and a spacious central living area which flows onto a viewing deck complete with a swimming pool perched right on the riverbed. 

Designed to be explored

Situated in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, Tulela is within the Greater Kruger Park on the western flank of Kruger National Park. We share a pristine area of 7 500 hectares in which to explore on game drive and on foot, among the free-roaming wildlife of South Africa’s largest conservation area.

Featured Experience

Explore Klaserie on foot

Frequently asked questions

Tulela is located in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, which is part of the Greater Kruger Park on the western boundary of the Kruger National Park, in South Africa’s Mpumalanga Province.

International flights to Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Airport followed by a 1-hour-long domestic flight to Eastgate Airport outside Hoedspruit. From here, it’s a 45-minute drive through the reserve until arriving at the lodge. Driving to Tulela from Johannesburg takes six to seven hours.

The nearest airport Eastgate Airport outside Hoedspruit and it is a 45-minute drive away.

Tulela is located within a malaria-risk area and we recommend all guests consult their doctors at home about taking malaria prophylaxis.

Yes. Tulela is designed to cater for families with children of all ages and has inter-leading bedrooms, children’s activities, and a child-minding service freely available.

No. Tulela takes exclusive-use group bookings only.

Tulela Safari Lodge accommodates 10 guests in five bedrooms.

Mondzo accommodates 10 guests in four bedrooms.

Yes. Tulela is located within the Greater Kruger Park and is open to the Kruger National Park.

Yes, Tulela does have special rates for South African Residents. Enquire now at

Yes. You can book directly right here on our website and by emailing us on