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About Tuli Safari Lodge

The Northern Tuli Game Reserve is a hidden gem. Tucked away in the easternmost corner of Botswana, it is a unique, timeless part of Africa with spectacular wildlife, breath-taking landscapes and a fascinating history.

Between Tuli’s time-sculpted kopjes and the legendary Limpopo River lies the Tuli Safari Lodge. The lodge could easily be described as a most welcome surprise, a verdant oasis in a ruggedly beautiful wilderness, and a yin to Tuli’s yang.

The lodge offers 8 elegant tented and 2 classic suites nestled in peaceful, spacious gardens shaded by ancient trees. All the suites can be made up as doubles or twins and are large enough to accommodate two children under 12 on single beds sharing with their parents if required. We can pair suites for families or friends who would like some separation without being too far apart.

All children are welcome at Tuli Safari Lodge under strict adult supervision. Children under the age of two will be at no charge when sharing with two adults. Please inquire for rates for children aged 2 to twelve years.

Time spent in this relaxing retreat complements the varied safari adventures in the reserve beyond the lodge gates. These include guided game drives and walks, hides visits, community visits and after dinner drives.

Tuli is easily accessible from South Africa, and fits in well with a trip incorporating the Waterberg, Kruger National Park and the World Heritage site of Mapungubwe. It is also a natural staging post en-route to the Kalahari, Okavango or Chobe, and on to Victoria Falls.

Such is the magical soul of Tuli. We look forward to sharing it with you.

Family friendly: Shallow end pool for kids, babysitting services, Kids @ Tuli activity pack

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Safari
  • Sleeps: 20
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 8 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Double/Twin rooms
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tswana (Setswana)
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Important Information

Booking terms & conditions:
• Deposit: 50% deposit is required to confirm a reservation
• Payment: Payment for accommodation in full is required 30 days prior to arrival. Payment for extras can be made at the lodge by cash (BWP, ZAR, USD, GBP or Euros) or Visa/Mastercard.

Tuli falls within the summer rainfall region...
Booking terms & conditions:
• Deposit: 50% deposit is required to confirm a reservation
• Payment: Payment for accommodation in full is required 30 days prior to arrival. Payment for extras can be made at the lodge by cash (BWP, ZAR, USD, GBP or Euros) or Visa/Mastercard.

Tuli falls within the summer rainfall region of Southern Africa and has a semi-arid tropical climate. Rainfall is received predominantly in the form of late afternoon thundershowers, between the months of October and May. Temperatures range from around 20-40oC in Summer (October to April) and from 6-30oC in Winter (May to September).

What to wear:
In Winter you’ll need warm clothing for early morning and evening activities. In Summer hats & sun cream are essential. It’s worth having some sturdy walking shoes with you. The dress code at the lodge is casual.

Tuli is officially in a low risk malaria area. Please consult your doctor about appropriate malaria prophylactics. It is always sensible to use insect repellent and wear long-sleeved tops and trousers in the early morning and evening. Mosquito repellent coils and spray are provided. All beds at Tuli Safari Lodge have mosquito nets.

All children are welcome at Tuli Safari Lodge. Parents are requested to respect the tranquillity of the location and the privacy of other guests. Children under the age of 2 will be at no charge when sharing with two adults, those aged 2-12 will pay 60% of the adult rate. Children under 12 may not participate in bush walks. If parents would like children under the age of 12 to participate in game drives, please advise the lodge in advance as it may be necessary to arrange an exclusive vehicle for which there may be a charge depending on how busy the lodge is. Babysitters are available at an additional charge. Children’s meals can be made on request. [email protected] activity packs are available at the lodge to help children get the most out of their time at Tuli and to help keep them occupied!

Laundry is included for guests staying on a fully inclusive rate and available at a nominal charge for guests staying on a dinner, bed & brunch rate.

Power sockets:
The lodge uses 3 and 2 pin South African sockets - adapters are available if required.

Special occasions:
We have many options to help you celebrate any special occasions whilst you are staying at Tuli Safari Lodge – please do not hesitate to discuss this at the time of booking. For more info about formal occasions, weddings and small conferences please see our Special interests & occasions page.

Dietary requirements:
Please advise any special dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Exclusive use of lodge vehicle:

Subject to availability, a game drive vehicle and guide can be allocated for the exclusive use of guests with children or with special interests or needs. There may be an additional charge for this facility.
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Reviews for Tuli Safari Lodge

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Ilse Pienaar, South Africa
01 October 2007

The weekend at Tuli Safari Lodge was a present from us, the children to my Mom and Dad on their 50th wedding anniversary. They thoroughly enjoyed it although it rained 127mm during the weekend and got soaked on the game drives but nevertheless enjoyed it very much. Specially when drinking sundowners on a open Land rover while the rain came down. Thank you to all the staff, Brinny, Moskou and Nic, to make this unforgettable. They went through a dry river bed on Friday and came back on Sunday with the cable car over a flooded Limpopo river. It's very safe to leave your car at the border post....
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Laura Garner, United Kingdom
18 August 2007

The friendly and helpful attitude of the staff added a great deal to the enjoyment of our visit.

Bill Fielding, Isle of Man
10 July 2007

I cannot make words adequately describe the fantastic time I had at Tuli: from the animals seen (including my first Leopard); guides who don't just know about the animals but also know their habits and ways from living a lifetime amongst them; wonderful surrounds; and, kindly staff, an experience that I shall treasure for the rest of my life and yes, I will be back, soon I hope.

Magda Visser, South Africa
09 May 2007

Molema camp site was clean and professionally presented by the camp manager. He assisted us in every wish and we would like to compliment him on his excellent services provided to us!!

Jennie Watt, United Kingdom
04 May 2007

Accommodation is fantastic and well serviced - the game drives were 'something else' despite not seeing a lion! OK tried so hard and looked after us so well - his driving was superlative - particularly up the steep banks! Confluence experience was unforgettable - though perhaps future guests should be advised of the steep climb! Meals were great - especially enjoyed the 'boma' Friendly, helpful staff - we had a great time there and would heartily recommend Tuli Lodge! Thanks to all of you out there!

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Tuli Safari Lodge is 10.1km from the centre of Tuli Game Reserve , the nearest airport 185.9km (Polokwane Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling