South African Lodges

Timbavati Game Reserve Lodges

Timbavati Game Reserve

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Kambaku River Sands

Regally situated on a dry river bank, the Kambaku River Sands Lodge provides a relaxed environment for guests to relax and experience the real African bushveld while small and big game wanders through the camp. The word Kambaku means 'solitary bull elepha...

  Timbavati Game Reserve, Limpopo Province
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Kings Camp

The Kings Camp Timbavati lodge can be reached from Johannesburg in about six hours by car. Guests may either drive themselves or book a private chauffeur transfer. Direct access to the Kings Camps is available by helicopter as well as by private charter. ...

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  Timbavati Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park
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Makanyi Private Game Lodge

With its seven luxurious suites, The Makanyi Lodge nestles in the wildlife rich, Big Five Timbavati Private Game Reserve of South Africa's Greater Kruger National Park region. Located only 63 km away Hoedspruit Airport, to which South African Express ope...

  Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park
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Simbavati River Lodge

The Simbavati River Lodge lies in the northern part of the wildlife-rich Timbavati, approximately a 5 and half hours drive from Johannesburg Airport and an hour and a half drive away from the Eastgate Regional Airport in Hoedspruit. The Lodge is an intima...

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  Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park
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andBeyond Ngala Private Game Reserve

The lodge is on the boundary of the famed Kruger Park in Southern Africa, the Ngala Safari Lodge is known for its big groups of rhino and elephant, as well as for its African Painted Dogs. The lodge in South Africa was the first private reserve to be incl...

  Timbavati Game Reserve, Kruger Park Phalaborwa Gate Area, Kruger Park

Avoca Private Bush Camp

The Avoca Private Bush Camp is located in the Timbavati Nature Reserve which lies unfenced to the Kruger National Park in South Africa. This rustic lodge offers an exclusive safari experience to guests in bush camp accommodation. Set on private land n...

  Timbavati Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park
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Bateleur Safari Camp

The nine thousand acres Bateleur Camp is in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, an extraordinary safari region. All human-made boundaries between the Timbavati and the Kruger Park have been withdrawn, and the Bateleur estate itself is on the edge of Kruger....

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Geiger's Camp

Geiger's Camp is suitable for families and small groups of up to six guests travelling together. This unique safari which is built from rock and stone comprises of only four chalets each of which offers its private deck overlooking the bush. Tastefully st...

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  Timbavati Game Reserve, Kruger Park Phalaborwa Gate Area
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Kambaku Safari Lodge

The Kambaku nestles within Timbavati 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 aftern...

  Timbavati Game Reserve, Kruger Park Phalaborwa Gate Area, Kruger Park
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Machaton Private Camp

Machaton is in the Timbavati on the open border with Kruger Park. The lodge offers excellent viewing of the big game of Africa. The lodge is a comfortable 5-star lodge and guest are well look after with personalised service and excellent tracker to help y...

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  Argyle Rd
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Motswari Private Game Reserve

Motswari Safari Lodge is adjacent to the wildlife rich Kruger Park, South Africa. This Lodge is exclusive in that there are never more than 28 guests present at any one time, providing a more serene environment for an African experience in the Timbavati N...

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  Timbavati Game Reserve, Kruger Park Phalaborwa Gate Area, Kruger Park

Nsala Safari Camp

The Nsala Safari Camp lies adjacent to the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve and the Kruger National Park with no fences in between allowing wildlife to roam free between the reserves. Due to its small size and hugged ...

  Nsala Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park
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RockFig Safari Lodge

The RockFig Safari Lodge is located in the heart of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, adjacent to the famous Kruger National Park in South Africa. Thrilling game activities include safari drives in the comfort of a vehicle as well as exciting walki...

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  Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

Royal Malewane

The luxurious lodge nestles within the famous Timbavati, on the western fringe of the Kruger National Park in South Africa in proximity to Hoedspruit. Royal Malewane guests stay in imperial splendour, the Lodge offers an exclusive getaway for those who va...

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  Royal Malewane Game Reserve, near Hoedspruit

The Timbavati Game Reserve nestles to the north of the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve on the western edge of Limpopo's Kruger National Park in South Africa. The Timbavati was established in 1956 by like-minded game farmers with the creation of the Timbavati Association. The association has 53 members and covers 533.93 km2. The Timbavati Game Reserve lies at an altitude of 142m to 605m above sea level.

  • The reserve nestles to the north of the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve on the western edge of Limpopo's Kruger National Park in South Africa
  • The Timbavati Game Reserve was established in 1956
  • The Timbavati Game Reserve covers 533.93 km2; Timbavati lies at an altitude of 142m to 6005 above sea level
  • White Lions of the Timbavati Game Reserve: Lions with a recessive gene causing the coats to be snow white reappeared in the Timbavati Game Reserve in 2006 after an absence of many years
  • Over 40 mammals, including the Big Five (Lion, African Elephant, African Buffalo, African leopard and black rhinoceros) are home in Timbavati
  • Over 360 bird species
  • 79 species of reptile
  • 49 species of fish
  • 85 listed species of trees
  • Bateleur Camp
  • Bush camp
  • Gomo Gomo Game Lodge
  • Java (Game camp)
  • Jaydee (Game field)
  • Kambaku Safari Lodge
  • Kings Camp
  • Leopards Lair
  • Motswari Game Lodge
  • Ngala Game Lodge
  • Royal Legend Safari Lodge
  • Tanda Tula Game Lodge
  • Transfrontier Walking Trails
  • Umlani Game Reserve
  • Simbavati River Lodge

Timbavati is part of the Associated Private Nature Reserves (APNR) and the fences separating Timbavati from the other member reserves in the Associated Private Nature Reserves (APNR), and the Kruger National Park have been removed allowing wildlife to roam freely.  The Timbavati region is approximately 5 or 6 hours by car from Johannesburg.  Regular passenger vehicles can reach all game lodges within the Timbavati Game Reserve.  Regularly scheduled daily flights are available from Johannesburg and Cape Town to local airports.

White lions of the Timbavati

Lions with a recessive gene causing the coats to be snow white reappeared in the Timbavati Game Reserve in South Africa in 2006 after an absence of many years.  The White Lions are not albinos.

Wildlife of the Timbavati

Home to a wide variety of wildlife:

  • Over 42 mammals, including the Big Five: Lion, African Elephant, African Buffalo, African leopard and black rhinoceros
  • Over 363 bird species
  • 79 species of reptile
  • 49 species of fish
  • 85 listed species of trees.

Accommodation in the Timbavati

The reserve is home to several exclusive game lodges and camps which provide guests with unforgettable safari getaways.  This game reserve comprises several smaller private game reserves, including the Motswari Game Reserve, the Ngala Game Reserve, the Tanda Tula Game Reserve and the Umlani Game Reserve.

  • Bateleur Camp
  • Bush camp
  • Gomo Gomo Game Lodge
  • Java (Game camp)
  • Jaydee (Game camp)
  • Kambaku Safari Lodge
  • Kings Camp
  • Leopards Lair
  • Motswari Game Lodge
  • Ngala Game Lodge
  • Royal Legend Safari Lodge
  • Tanda Tula Game Lodge
  • Transfrontier Walking Trails
  • Umlani
  • Simbavati River Lodge.