South African Lodges

Timbavati Safari Lodge

Near Kruger National Park
Limpopo Province
South Africa
Lodge Type

Timbavati Safari Lodge Reviews & Information

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The Timbavati Safari Lodge is located 22 minutes drive away from the game rich Kruger Park. Set on the border between the Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces of South Africa, this lodge offers access to the Kruger National Park via the nearby Orpen Gate. A wide choice of activities, adventures, and excursions into the Kruger and the surrounding regions are available from here.

Timbavati Lodge has traditional Ndebele; colourful rondavels are spaced out under the lodge's towering trees, offering comfortable en-suite accommodation in an African atmosphere. Most rooms provide either one double or 2 single beds, with some of the chalets featuring a third and fourth bed. Selected chalets connect through inter-leading doors with another cottage making for an ideal family set up.

  • En-suite bathrooms (shower, basin, toilet)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Desk area
  • Veranda
  • Mosquito nets and window net.


The lodge provides a paradise for nature lovers as well as bird watching enthusiasts.  The bar and the swimming pool offer an ideal place for refreshment during the warm afternoons.  Guests are invited to relax in the comfortable lounge and stretch out under the African sun on one of the poolside loungers.


  • Swimming pool
  • Bar & Satellite TV
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Curio shop
  • Public telephone.


The camp ensures a comfortable stay; services are available to guests.  Transfer to and from surrounding areas, as well as the nearby airports, can also be arranged, as well as car hire.


  • Laundry services
  • Housekeeping
  • MTN, Vodacom and Cell C reception available
  • Internet
  • WiFi available
  • 24hr security
  • Babysitting
  • Transfers.


For breakfast, guests have the choice of a full continental and a cooked option. The broad range of items includes cereal, fruit, fresh yoghurt, cold meats, baked items, cheeses as well as juice and tea & coffee.  Dinner at the lodge is available buffet style served in the traditional outdoor boma or alongside the swimming pool with the bar nearby.  Guests have the opportunity to taste African cuisine while dining under the stars accompanied by the unique sounds of the wild.

Activities & Attractions

Timbavati Safari Lodge is close to the Orpen Gate, which is the entrance to the Kruger Park, the lodge offers safari tours as well as sunset safari tours to Kruger. Exciting sightings of elephants, lions, rhinoceros, buffaloes, giraffes, leopards and cheetahs await. The not to be missed sunset safaris, which are offered in open game viewing vehicles, set off in the late afternoon & early evening whereby guests can explore the starlit vastness of this unique national park.

Wildlife activities:

  • Full Day Kruger Safari Tours
  • Sunset Safari Tours.

Conveniently located near the Kruger National Park, guests can enjoy thrilling game drives with incredible wildlife encounters. Nearby attractions which are well worth a visit include the Panorama Route, the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre, the Khamai Reptile Park as well as the Hoedspruit Endangered Wildlife Centre.

Nearby activities & attractions:

  • Horseback safari
  • Elephant back safari
  • Boat cruise
  • Panorama Route (Blyde Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes, Three Rondavels, God's Window, Pilgrims Rest)
  • Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre
  • Khamai Reptile Park
  • Hoedspruit Endangered Wildlife Centre
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Hot Air Balloon Safaris
  • Microlight flights
  • Paintball
  • Shangaan Cultural Village Tour.

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  • Ceiling Fan
  • Dining Room
  • Double bed
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • WIFI


Enjoy a refreshing swim in the large outdoor swimming pool at the lodge. The sun loungers invite for a relaxaxing afternoon.

Nearby activities / attractions
  • Horseback safari
  • Elephant back safari
  • Boat cruise
  • Panaroma Route Full day
  • Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre
  • Khamai Reptile Park
  • Hoedspruit Endangered Wildlife Centre
  • White water rafting
  • Hot Air Balloon Safaris
  • Micro light flights
  • Paintball.

  • Airstrip
  • Boma
  • Curio Shop
  • Hotel Bar
  • Parking
  • Public telephone
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 10:00
  • Check out: 14:00
Business Services
  • Hotel Wi-Fi
General Services
  • Babysitting
  • Basic first aid assistance
  • Car rental service
  • Concierge services
  • Game drive safaris
  • Housekeeping service
  • Ice Machine
  • Safety deposit box
  • Secure parking
  • Tours & Transfers on Request

Available Rooms


# Rooms:

The Lodge offers a variety of different bedrooms which can either include a; double, twin, triple and even a fourth bed depending on he gets preference. Some of the chalets rooms are also connected through inter-leading doors making this ideal for families and guests that would prefer to be close by one another.

Rondavel features:

  • En-suite bathrooms (shower, basin, toilet)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Desk area
  • Veranda
  • Mosquito nets and window net.
Single Room R940
Double Room R1580

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.561910

Longitude: 31.150542


Directions from Johannesburg and Pretoria (travelling time about 5 hours):

Take the N4 highway towards Witbank / Middelburg.
Continue on past Witbank 87km were you will take the R540 / Belfast turnoff to your left.
Travel through Belfast and continue on 35km to Dullstroom, then Lydenburg (50km).
After travelling straight through Lydenburg you will then be on the R36 to Ohrigstad (45km).
Continue 70km over the Abel Erasmus pass, through the JG Strydom tunnel and continue on until you get to the Khamai reptile park on your left. Here you turn right on to the R531 towards Orpen.
Continue straight 32km until you get to the R531 / Orpen turnoff to your left, which you will take.
The lodge is then 12 kilometres down this road on the left hand side, look out for 2 brightly coloured Rondawels and our Flag poles.

Directions from Nelspruit (travelling time about 2 hours):

Take the R40 from Nelspruit to White River 20km, and then to Hazyview 40km.
Continue 30km on the R40 to Bushbuck Ridge and through to Acornhoek 35km.
After passing through Acornhoek there will be a turn to your right 5km down, onto the R531 / Orpen.
The lodge is then 12 kilometres down this road on the left hand side, look out for 2 brightly coloured Rondawels and Flag poles.


On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

3 Star

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