Kambaku River Sands

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Kambaku River Sands, Timbavati provides a relaxed environment for guests to relax and experience the real African bushveld.

The word Kambaku means 'solitary bull elephant.' In the previous century, the “magnificent seven” roamed the Kruger Park and were well known for their impressive tusks. It was not uncommon for the weight of just one Tusk being over 60kg.

Secluded viewing decks and tasteful décor are the cornerstones of the fabulous suites at the Lodge, which offer remarkable views of the river bed or the adjacent bushveld. Guests can pander to the elegance of their suites while protected from the local bugs with mosquito netting on the sliding doors and drape on the beds.

While elephants drink water out of the lodge’s swimming pool, guests can enjoy a chilled drink at the bar which is ideally situated to view the elephants at play. A wine cellar offers a varied selection of South Africa’s favourite wines and is well positioned to see the waterhole frequented by natural wildlife.

Incredible meals are available in the relaxed yet stylish setting of the lodge; ensuring long-term memories for all those that dine at the lodge. Two large fireplaces are situated in the expansive lounge making the communal lounge the ideal spot for cool winter evenings. The lodge’s curio shop stocks a selection of handmade items made by the local people, as well as clothing and other souvenirs. A swimming pool, gym, sauna, and steam rooms are on offer to all of the lodge’s guests. The spa provides the opportunity to relax while enjoying the experience of the African bush.

Elephants, buffaloes, and bushbuck move freely through the lodge’s unfenced grounds providing up-close and personal experiences with travellers. Bird enthusiasts at Kambaku can watch the fascinating birdlife from the political hide at the Twins Dam where exhilarating overnight-sleep-outs can also be arranged for guests.

Early morning and late afternoon/evening safari drive at River Sands are in an open safari vehicle, provide guests with the perfect vantage point to capture spectacular photos of the 'Big 5' and other wildlife. As South Africa's Timbavati Private Game Reserve is also home to the famous White Lions, the lodge can afford guests the unique opportunity of viewing these incredible wild cats. Guests staying here can discover the wonder of the smaller, yet equally engaging elements of the bush while enjoying a walk through the magnificent, African bushveld.

An outdoor swimming pool, a fully equipped gym, a sauna as well as steam rooms welcome guests during their stay. The health and beauty spa offers visitors the opportunity to relax while enjoying the unforgettable experience of the African bush.


  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar Fridges in Room
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Mini bar
  • Mosquito net
  • Outside Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Viewing Deck
  • Washing machine
  • Writing desk

Facilities Available at Kambaku River Sands

  • Boma
  • Curio Shop
  • Gym
  • Hide
  • Hiking trails
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Open Air Boma
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Viewing deck

More Information on Kambaku River Sands

FAQs about Kambaku River Sands
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at Kambaku River Sands are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

Where about is Kambaku River Sands located?
Kambaku River Sands is located at the following location / address: Timbavati Game Reserve, Limpopo Province.