Timbavati

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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Tanda Tula Safari Camp

Tanda Tula Safari Camp

Tanda Tula is one of the most exquisite luxury tented camps in the country, offering guests a safari experience carved from their wildest dreams. Big 5 game viewing, mouth-watering cuisine and sumptuous lodgings combine to create the ultimate wildlife appreciation experience. The owner-run safari camp is based on the banks of the Nhlaralumi River, deep within the Timbavati Nature Reserve. 12 luxury tents are a study in luxury, complete with fine linen, a Victorian bath in each bathroom, an outdoor shower and a viewing deck boasting breathtaking views of the wilderness that stretch on for thousands of hectares.


Game Drives | Bird Watching | Big 5 | Animal Encounters
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Simbavati River Lodge

Simbavati River Lodge

Named after the Shangaan word, translated to mean “the place where lions come down from the stars,” Simbavati River Lodge positively glistens with that special African magic. Simbavati has an eco-sensitive and contemporary design, nestled between ancient Jackalberry trees, offering guests accommodation in both luxury tents and thatched chalets. A full staff compliment creates a warm and welcoming environment, allowing for a truly family-friendly experience. The lodge is based in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve which borders The Kruger National Park, allowing wildlife roam freely between the two reserves. With access to over 12,000 hectares of bushveld, the focus is on viewing the Big 5.


Game Drives | Game Viewing | Big 5 | General Sightseeing | Safaris | Animal Encounters
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Ngala Safari Lodge

andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge

Lovers of the great outdoors will find many reasons to visit Timbavati, an area in the Mpumbalanga Lowveld where 20 private game reserves have been incorporated into South Africa’s Greater Kruger National Park. And if you like the idea of a luxurious home base for your next bush adventure, Ngala Safari Lodge certainly hits the spot. The lodge boasts 20 luxury thatched cottages, shaded by Tamboti trees, which are designed to accommodate 42 guests at most, so exclusivity is key.


Game Drives | Bird Watching | Game Viewing | Game Walks | Big 5 | Child Friendly Activities
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Ngala Tented Camp

andBeyond Ngala Tented Camp

South Africa’s well-known Kruger National Park is flanked by the province of Limpopo in the west and Mozambique in the east. Tourists flock there from around the world as well as from within South Africa’s borders to experience a very special part of its natural heritage. Wildlife abounds; wide-open spaces are endless; breathing is easy. Timbavati Private Game Reserve is where you’ll find Ngala Tented Camp, designed to turn an often-rustic experience into a luxury one.


Game Drives | Bird Watching | Game Viewing | Game Walks | Big 5
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Gomo Gomo Game Lodge

Gomo Gomo Game Lodge

Situated between the stunning Timbavati and Klaserie nature reserves, Gomo Gomo Game Lodge offers guests the very best of these two unique landscapes. Now part of the famous Greater Kruger National Park, Klaserie Nature Reserve is home to the Big Five, as well as hundreds of other species of bird and wildlife. The Lodge’s traversing area stretches across 8 000 hectares of land giving guests an unparalleled sense of this wonderful African scenery and biodiversity. The lodge runs daily game drives, the first of which being at dawn, the last at dusk, giving guests the opportunity to see the full range of game during their different times of activity.

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Kings Camp

Kings Camp

Within the Timbavati Private Game Reserve that flanks the world renowed Kruger National Park, you’ll find Kings Camp. Eleven luxury suites, each having their own private deck, are styled with the colonial elegance of a bygone era.  The camp overlooks a watering hole in the midst of the wild, African bushveld and is ideal for game spotting. In addition to the animals – such as elephant, lion, buffalo, giraffe and zebra – that come to quench their thirst at the waterhole, the vegetation is home to 250 species of birds. Miles of unspoilt wilderness surround the camp, providing peaceful seclusion.

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