South African Lodges
Address
Timbavati Game Reserve
Kruger Park Phalaborwa Gate Area
Limpopo
South Africa
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Lodge Type

The Kambaku Safari Lodge nestles within the game rich, "Big Five" Timbavati Nature Reserve in the Greater Kruger National Park region of South Africa. Experienced safari guides offer a wealth of information on all aspects of the local fauna and flora during the thrilling early morning and late afternoon/evening game drives.

Accommodation

The eight thatched chalets accommodate a maximum of sixteen guests only.The cottages are made up of different room types ranging from the romantic honeymoon suite, the spacious family suites to double and twin rooms. The honeymoon suite provides additional privacy as well as a touch of something a little out of the ordinary.

Comfortable beds which offer classically draped mosquito nets are in every chalet. The chalets have lanterns for the evenings. Although electricity is at a minimum, there are 220V power points which are an Eco-friendly solar charged battery system.Cooling overhead fans in the chalets provide comfort during the warm summer months. Each cottage features its private viewing deck where guests are invited to relax while admiring the wildlife at the waterhole.

Facilities

The main lodge features a welcoming balance between open plan and private space. The popular bar and lounge area lead to the mezzanine floor where guests are welcome to relax in the small library. Opening out from here, one can find a viewing deck overlooking the waterhole and the scenic landscape beyond.

The main area Lodge features a soaring thatch roof which catches the refreshing breeze in summer and creates a lovely feeling of African style openness. The large fireplace which can be found in the lounge adds to the warmth and relaxed ambience during the winter evenings. The furnishings are cosy and comfortable, inviting guests to relax and unwind in the tranquillity of the African bushveld.

Activities

Guests can enjoy adventurous game drives through the untamed bushveld on early morning and late afternoon safaris. It is here where the famous White Timbavati Lions can be observed in their natural habitat.

Activities

  • Game drives through the Timbavati Game Reserve
  • Bush walks
  • Bird watching
  • Trips to local attractions
  • Swimming in the outdoor pool
  • Relaxing in the library or on the deck.

Children

The Lodge is a child-friendly lodge and offers child-friendly game drives as well as bush walks. There are also special educational games and discussions that will keep kids busy during their stay at this Lodge.

Guest requests are accommodated with set eating times, and particular types of children meals are catered for. If possible, the lodge tries to place families with young children in a separate vehicle due to the flexibility needed. A babysitting service is also on offer to guests.

Below detailed information about the Kambaku Safari Lodge is available.
For any queries regarding this hotel, you are welcome to contact us.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Mosquito net
  • TV
  • Viewing Deck

Restaurants

Dining at the Kambaku Safari Lodge

Delicious brunches are served on the veranda at the main lodge of Kambaku or around the swimming pool where the resident warthog family often entertains visitors on the lawn.

Dinners at the Kambaku Safari Lodge in the Timbavati Nature Reserve in South Africa are a genuinely African affair.  Guests experience an unforgettable evening whereby, lighted by the milky way, a large bonfire and lanterns in the Boma create for an excellent atmosphere.  Mouthwatering meals complemented by fine wines provide a perfect introduction to the unique bush cuisine.

Game drives and bush walks

The days at the Kambaku Safari Lodge in the Timbavati Game Reserve start just before sunrise with a 3-hour game drive.  This game drive may also include a guided bush walk if the opportunity presents itself during the morning.

The afternoon safaris at the Kambaku Safari Lodge lead into the sunsets and end with a drive in the dark, where nocturnal animals, for example, the Bush baby, may be spotted.

Bird watching

For the avid birding watcher, there are over 350 bird species found in this region of South Africa. The knowledgeable rangers will present interesting facts and information about the many colorful, different birds.

Trips to local attractions

Special day trips to local attractions this area of South Africa are available on request.

Swimming

The Kambaku Safari Lodge offers an outdoor swimming pool which offers a great refreshment to guests in the warm African sun.  The sundeck at Kambaku is a wonderful place where one can relax with a cocktail in hand.

  • Bar
  • Conference venue
  • Curio Shop
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Open Air Boma
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • WIFI
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Game drive safaris
  • Housekeeping service
  • Laundry services
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Wake-up call
Malaria and Animals
  • Besides the 'Big 5', Kambaku in the Timbavati Game Reserve in South Africa is also home to a healthy population of cheetah & wild dog as well as other safari animals which include ground hornbill (on the endangered list), hyena, waterbuck, zebra, wildebeest and giraffe to name but a few.

    The highlight of any trip to the Timbavati is the famous Timbavati White Lions.  This Lodge is the only place in the world where these can be observed in their natural habitat.

    Malaria is endemic to this particular area of South Africa, and ticks bite fever also quite common.  We recommend highly the use of insect repellent which keeps not only mosquitoes but also ticks, spiders and the like away.

    Mosquito nets are available in the chalets at the Kambaku Safari Lodge.  It is however still important to take the necessary medications to prevent infection.   

    We recommend travellers to consult their travel clinic or doctor before coming to the greater Kruger National Park of South Africa.

Children Policy
  • All children are allowed to stay at the Lodge, and a particular child charge is applicable for kids aged between 2 years – 12 years old. Children under two stay for free.

    Children over the age of 4 years are invited to participate in game drives, children over the age of 12 may also enjoy the bush walks.

Available Rooms

Family Unit

# Rooms:
8

The beautiful eight thatched chalets at the Kambaku Safari Lodge in the Timbavati Nature Reserve, South Africa, accommodate a maximum of sixteen guests. The chalets consist of different room type options ranging from the lovely honeymoon suite, the spacious family suites to double and twin rooms.

Comfortable four- poster beds with classically draped mosquito nets are in every chalet as well as lanterns for the evenings.  Although electricity is at a minimum, there are 220V power points which are supported by an eco-friendly solar charged battery system.  Cooling overhead fans in the chalets provide comfort during the warm summer months. Each chalet features its private deck where guests are invited to relax while observing the wildlife drinking at the waterhole.

Interleading Family Unit (Double)

# Rooms:
8

The beautiful eight thatched chalets at the Kambaku Safari Lodge in the Timbavati Nature Reserve, South Africa, accommodate a maximum of sixteen guests.  The chalets consist of different room type options ranging from the lovely honeymoon suite, the spacious family suites to double and twin rooms.

Comfortable four- poster beds with classically draped mosquito nets are in every chalet as well as lanterns for the evenings.  Although electricity is at a minimum, there are 220V power points which are supported by an eco-friendly solar charged battery system.  Cooling overhead fans in the chalets provide comfort during the warm summer months. Each chalet features its private deck where guests are invited to relax while observing the wildlife drinking at the waterhole.

Interleading Family Unit (Twin)

# Rooms:
8

The beautiful eight thatched chalets at the Kambaku Safari Lodge in the Timbavati Nature Reserve, South Africa, accommodate a maximum of sixteen guests.  The chalets consist of different room type options ranging from the lovely honeymoon suite, the spacious family suites to double and twin rooms.

Comfortable four- poster beds with classically draped mosquito nets are in every chalet as well as lanterns for the evenings.  Although electricity is at a minimum, there are 220V power points which are supported by an eco-friendly solar charged battery system.  Cooling overhead fans in the chalets provide comfort during the warm summer months. Each chalet features its private deck where guests are invited to relax while observing the wildlife drinking at the waterhole.

King / Twin Room

# Rooms:
8

The beautiful eight thatched chalets at the Kambaku Safari Lodge in the Timbavati Nature Reserve, South Africa, accommodate a maximum of sixteen guests.  The chalets consist of different room type options ranging from the lovely honeymoon suite, the spacious family suites to double and twin rooms.

Comfortable four- poster beds with classically draped mosquito nets are in every chalet as well as lanterns for the evenings.  Although electricity is at a minimum, there are 220V power points which are supported by an eco-friendly solar charged battery system.  Cooling overhead fans in the chalets provide comfort during the warm summer months. Each chalet features its private deck where guests are invited to relax while observing the wildlife drinking at the waterhole.

King Room

# Rooms:
8

The beautiful eight thatched chalets at the Kambaku Safari Lodge in the Timbavati Nature Reserve, South Africa, accommodate a maximum of sixteen guests.  The chalets consist of different room type options ranging from the lovely honeymoon suite, the spacious family suites to double and twin rooms.

Comfortable four- poster beds with classically draped mosquito nets are in every chalet as well as lanterns for the evenings.  Although electricity is at a minimum, there are 220V power points which are supported by an eco-friendly solar charged battery system.  Cooling overhead fans in the chalets provide comfort during the warm summer months. Each chalet features its private deck where guests are invited to relax while observing the wildlife drinking at the waterhole.

Kambaku Safari Lodge Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Stay for 4 nights at Kambaku Safari Lodge for travel 1 May - 30 June 2018 and only pay for 3 nights.

Included in the rate:

  • Game drives
  • Bush walks (12 years and older)
  • Day-time use of the hide
  • All meals, teas & coffees
  • Soft drinks & local beers
  • Use of the gym at River Sands
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi
  • Turndown service twice daily

Excluded from the rate:

  • Laundry – ZAR 250 per bag
  • House wines, spirits, premium wines & champagnes
  • Curio shop purchases • Spa treatments at River Sands
  • Airport transfers & Day excursions
  • Conservation Levy – To be confrimed
  • Gate fees – ZAR 140 per vehicle per entry subject to change
  • Private safari vehicle – ZAR 4500 per day
  • Gratuities
  • Babysitting – ZAR 200 per hour
  • Kambaku Kubs Kids programme – R500 per child

Terms and Conditions:

  • Only valid for a stay of 4 nights or more
  • Minimum 2 guests required per reservation. Single rate on request
  • Subject to availability
  • Valid 1 May - 30 June 2018
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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.363614

Longitude: 31.264435

Directions

Directions to the Kambaku Safari Lodge from Johannesburg by road:

From Johannesburg head for eMalahleni (Witbank) on the N12 highway. This road becomes the N4.
Continue the N4 until you see the Belfast turnoff. Take the Belfast turn off and head into the little town of Belfast.
In the City, you see a signpost for Dullstroom / Lydenburg. Turn right toward Dullstroom/Lydenburg.
Continue this road for approximately 30kms until you reach Dullstroom.
Continue straight through the village of Dullstroom and head for Lydenburg, approximately 50kms.
You will come to a T-Junction. Turn left and head into the town of Lydenburg. At the second set of traffic lights, turn left.
This is a ring road that will take you out of town and onto the R36 towards the village of Ohrigstad. Once on this road, you will head directly for Hoedspruit.
Once in Hoedspruit, continue straight through the town. You will go over a small bridge and then at the four-way intersection you will turn right onto the R40. Head out of town for approximately six km.
Turn left at the Timbavati / Eastgate Airport road. You will go through a security/control gate and then head directly for the Timbavati Nature Reserve Gate, which is roughly 18kms further on.
Once at the Timbavati Nature Reserve Gate, you will need to pay a fee, and the conservation levy will be settled directly at the lodge.
Once in the reserve, continue straight for approximately 13kms, and then turn right when you see the direction sign board. Follow the Kambaku signs to the lodge.

Directions to the Kambaku Safari Lodge from Nelspruit

From Nelspruit take the R40 past White River and continue to Hazyview, then Bushbuckridge and Acornhoek.
Carry on straight along this road past the Orpen road turnoff, until you see the Hoedspruit turn off to your right.
Turn right and continue this road until eventually you see the main Timbavati/ Eastgate Airport road on your right.
Turn right here. You will go through a security/control gate and then head directly for the Timbavati Nature Reserve Gate, which is roughly 18kms further on.
Once at the Timbavati Nature Reserve Gate, you will need to pay a fee per vehicle and the per person conservation levy will be settled directly at the lodge.
Once in the reserve, continue straight for approximately 13kms, and then turn right when you see the direction sign board. Follow the Kambaku signs to the lodge.

By Air to Hoedspruit and KMIA

SA Express offers daily flights to Hoedspruit/Eastgate Airport from Johannesburg and Cape Town, Hoedspruit/Eastgate Airport is located 30km away from the Kambaku Safari Lodge.
Alternatively, travellers can fly to the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in Nelspruit (KMIA) which lies 120 km away from the Kambaku Safari Lodge. Flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town land at KMIA. Transfers from both airports to the Kambaku Safari Lodge are available on request.


Transfers from Hoedspruit to the Kambaku Safari Lodge in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve take about 45 minutes.
Transfers from Nelspruit to the Lodge take about 3 hours.

Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star

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