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Timbavati Private Nature Reserve is the full safari package, offering eco friendly accommodation, authentic decor, an emphasis on hospitality and magnificent luxury game lodges.
Timbavati Private Nature Reserve is a premier game-viewing destination that forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. Game viewing at Timbavati is exceptional, with an abundance of wild animals roaming freely throughout the pristine reserve. The area is home to a rare pride of white lions, over 40 mammal species and 360 types of birds. The game reserve features accommodation ranging from colonial-style tented camps to luxury safari lodges. Timbavati Private Nature Reserve is the quintessential safari destination, with eco-friendly accommodation and exceptional hospitality.
Timbavati Private Nature Reserve Accommodation
Bateleur Main Camp
On this exclusive property we proudly offer Bateleur Main Camp, an 8-bed up-market Safari Camp. All artificial barriers between the Timbavati and the adjacent Kruger National Park have been removed and the Bateleur property itself shares unfenced borders with Kruger. This prime wilderness area boasts the Big Five, a large diversity of antelope species, the entire range of smaller predators, over 500 bird species, and a tremendous diversity of reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.
Bateleur Mobile Camp
Bateleur Mobile Camp boasts the Big Five, a large diversity of antelope species, the entire range of smaller predators, over 500 bird species, and a tremendous diversity of reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. All artificial barriers between the Timbavati and the adjacent Kruger National Park have been removed and the Bateleur property itself shares unfenced borders with Kruger.
Motswari Private Game Reserve
Motswari Private Game Reserve is a small-scale and family-run luxury resort in the remote and beautiful Timbavati Nature Reserve, a 6-hour drive from Johannesburg and 50 minutes from Hoedspruit airport. There’s also a private airstrip on site for a VIP-style arrival. Within Motswari Private Game Reserve, you’ll be in the perfect place to spot the superstars of African wildlife in their natural habitat, and the “Big 5” – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo – are in abundance.
Kambaku River Sands
KAMBAKU River Sands is well situated in the heart of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which makes up the western boarder of the Kruger National Park. Around Kambaku River Sands without fences inhibiting the free movement of game between the reserves, Timbavati becomes part of a vast unspoilt natural wilderness area that lies within the Greater Kruger National Park.
Kambaku Safari Lodge
Without fences inhibiting the free movement of game between the reserves, Kambaku Safari Lodge in Timbavati becomes part of a vast unspoilt natural wilderness area that lies within the Greater Kruger National Park. KAMBAKU (Solitary Bull elephant), takes its name from one of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ tuskers who roamed the Kruger Park for the greater part of the last century.
Situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kings Camp faces an open savanna plain with a wide variety of wildlife by day and night. Situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kings Camp faces an open savanna plain with a waterhole, which is frequented by a wide variety of wildlife by day and night. As part of the greater Kruger National Park, which covers and area of 2.2 million hectares, Kings Camp offers a wealth of bio-diversity.
Machaton Private Camp
Machaton Private Camp is situated in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve, which is a wildlife-rich concession of land adjoining the western border of the Kruger National Park. The amalgamation of public and private land in the area forms “The Greater Kruger Park” area. There are no fences between the Timbavati and the Kruger National Park, which allows for the free movement of the animals between the Reserves.
Makanyi Private Game Lodge
Makanyi is located in the Timbavati, which has been dubbed as “The Place Where Something Sacred Came Down to Earth”. Indeed, Makanyi Lodge itself is a heavenly place and, what’s more, it couldn’t be better located. The Timbavati is an area of prime game viewing, home to the “Big Five” as well as the infamous, albeit elusive, White Lions.
Motswari Geiger’s Camp
At Motswari Geiger’s Camp, Engage all five senses in a surreal journey by foot during an overnight walking safari. This is a special, up close and personal experience of the bush, very different to a game drive. You will see animals, birds and insects, experiencing them as though you were a bush creature yourself, while learning about the diverse flora of this area courtesy your knowledgeable and experienced guide.
Ngala Safari Lodge
Ngala Safari Lodge has a fun-filled children’s adventure programme which makes it the ideal place for families. A timeless, unhurried atmosphere, combined with the quaint traditions of a bygone era, creates an aura of romance and nostalgia. This old-world haven in the midst of the African bush charms with its colonial antiques, silver cutlery and crystal glassware.
Ngala Tented Camp
Ngala Tented Camp is situated in &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve, the first private game reserve to be incorporated into the Kruger National Park. The game reserve traverses over 14 700 hectares of game-rich wilderness and offers an intimate African wildlife experience. A spectacular diversity of wildlife moves through this immense wilderness – including breeding herds of elephant, leopard, spotted hyena, giraffe, large buffalo herds and white rhino.
Situated on a private reserve within the Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa, Royal Malewane hosts a maximum of 20 guests in the utmost luxury and style. Six suites offer complete seclusion and stunning views, while the Lodge itself has an atmospheric air-conditioned Library, Curio Shop and Dining and Sitting Areas with fantastic outlooks onto the bush.
Shindzela Tented Camp
Shindzela Tented Safari Camp is situated within the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park. We are a simple, comfortable and affordable South African bush camp, offering an authentic African safari experience in an unfenced, natural wilderness environment. This tented camp is the safari base for wildlife activities, game drives and walking safaris trails.
Simbavati Hilltop Lodge
At Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, enjoy magnificent views of the bush, the Nhlaralumi River and the distant foothills of the Drakensberg Mountain Range from the vantage point of the beautiful small koppie on which the lodge is situated. Accommodation is pure African safari, and comprises of individual pavilion-style luxury tents, arranged to create a unique village feel.
Simbavati River Lodge
Simbavati River Lodge is situated in the heart of the world-renowned Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Shaded by age old Jackalberry and Leadwood trees, Simbavati River Lodge is warm and welcoming, with a generous contemporary design and accommodation for guests in luxury tented rooms or thatched chalets. A beautiful watercourse in the summer months when rain is plentiful, and a dry riverbed in the drier winter months.
Tanda Tula Safari Camp
Located in the heart of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park, in 1976 Tanda Tula Safari Camp became the first East African styled, luxury tented safari camp in South Africa. Today, Tanda Tula consists of two exclusive tented camps: Tanda Tula Safari Camp and Tanda Tula Field Camp. Both camps are owned and managed by Don and Nina Scott, together with their passionate and dedicated team.
Umlani Bushcamp is located in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which shares an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park. This is true Big Five territory and guests have an opportunity to see lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino on safe, expertly guided game drives and bush walks. The area is also home to more than 40 mammal species and 350 bird species.
Waterbuck Private Camp
Situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Waterbuck Private Camp at Kings Camp is situated in an elevated position on the banks of the dry Nhlaralumi river, offering superb views of the bush with excellent game viewing opportunities. Subtly blended into the natural environment, this Private Camp reflects the charm and romance of a luxurious Colonial past.
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