A little bit about Timbavati

The Timbavati Nature Reserve lays nestled between two private safari game reserves and the world famous Kruger National Park, which it shares a fifty kilometer unfenced border with.

If you are planning a safari with a lot of high-quality game viewing (and let’s face it, you probably are) stop looking and take off to the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Known for its natural splendor, wide swathe of bush and high density of wildlife - including the Big Five, over 350 bird species and the rare white lion. You will find remote, friendly abodes providing the perfect safari home for a family getaway, romantic honeymoon, group trip or whatever else you are seeking. Accommodations come in every price range – starry night skies are complimentary.

Going on safari in Timbavati Reserve

There are some things you need to know before setting off to Timbavati Game Reserve in South Africa.

Can everyone travel there? How long does it take to get to the Timbavati? Why is this place so unique? And what should you pack? These and all your other questions will be anwered in the sections below. Find a question unanswered? Make use of the contact form below and we will be happy to assist you!

  • There are no guarantees, but both times we've been here we did see all the Big Five "extremely" close up.

    rsceracy about Kings Camp on Tripadvisor
  • The tents were amazing. Large and comfortably appointed, extremely large bathrooms with amazing outdoor showers, porch, and a really comfy bed.

    Dana G about Tanda Tula on Tripadvisor
  • Delicious food and served in different places. One night was a surprise drinks evening under the stars followed by dinner in an outside courtyard filled with lanterns.

    RubyCapeTown about Ngala Safari Lodge on Tripadvisor

Timbavati Nature Reserve lodges

Find yourself a soft, crisp bed to slide yourself into at night: a safari in the Timbavati is mind-blowing but also takes a lot of energy from your body.

Whether you’d rather sleep in a traditional tent or a vintage Victorian room: we have the right safari home for you and love to help you find it. Whatever your choice, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need some recommendations. For now, it is time to browse and start anticipating.

Timbavati video

The best way of getting an idea what the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve is about is by seeing some incredible footage from the area. View this video of Kambaku Safari Lodge to experience one of the lodges and wildlfe in the game reserve.

Be careful, after watching this video you can be sure that you want to travel to South Africa. Today.

  • The game drives were out of this world and we even saw a White Lion mating.

    rebeccapattullo about Umlani Buscamp on Tripadvisor
  • The staff were most gracious and welcoming - not just as we arrived, but with each return from our game drive - moist towels and sherry.

    Craig677 about Kambaku River Sands on Tripadvisor
  • Our guide Chad was a source of endless knowledge of the animals, the terrain, and even the vast African sky and stars.

    DougKfromHouston about Motswari Lodge on Tripadvisor

Send your enquiry

We hope you have found all information needed to decide that the Timbavati Nature Reserve is the perfect place for your next travel adventure. Still have questions? Or maybe you would like some more specific information about one of the topics on this page? Please fill in the contact form and we will get back to you soon!