The Timbavati is the largest private game reserve bordering the Kruger National Park and offers the ultimate in safari exclusivity. Sharing an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park, the reserve is home the full diversity of African wildlife that roam freely between the lands – just as nature intended. Committed to conservation, Timbavati’s wildlife area is constantly expanding as more and more farmland and hunting areas are being returned to their natural ecological state.

There are over 40 mammal species in the Timbavati as well as over 350 species of bird life. The woody grassland is home to all the members of the Big Five including the rare white lions of the region – a product of a recessive gene, their breathtaking beauty is almost worth the visit alone.

View game from open vehicles, with expert trackers on foot or from the comfort of your own room at luxurious private game lodges which are recognized as being amongst the best in Africa. With only six small, personalized lodges in the Timbavati concession – and a high concentration of game – you seldom see other vehicles at sightings, affording you exclusivity at a surprisingly good rate.

The largest of the private game reserves bordering the Kruger National Park, Timbavati is also one of the best known. World renowned for both exceptional game viewing and the standard of its lodges, Timbavatis conservation endeavors are ongoing as the reserve constantly expands by returning farmlands and hunting areas to their natural ecological state. With expert safari guides and trackers, Timbavati offers visitors the unique opportunity to view the rare white lions of the region – a product of recessive genes, their beauty is almost worth the visit alone. Along with the white lions, Timabavati is home to over 40 other mammal species, including all of the Big Five.

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