Safari Lodges in Timbavati Game Reserve

Timbavati Game Reserve

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Kambaku River Sands
★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
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 ...
ADDRESS: Timbavati Game Reserve, Limpopo Province
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R8,640
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Kings Camp
★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
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...
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ADDRESS: Timbavati Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park
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Makanyi Private Game Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
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. Loc...
ADDRESS: Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park
SPECIALS
R7,470
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Simbavati River Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
7 Reviews
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 aw...
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ADDRESS: Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park
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andBeyond Ngala Private Game Reserve
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
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 Paint...
ADDRESS: Timbavati Game Reserve, Kruger Park Phalaborwa Gate Area, Kruger Park
Avoca Private Bush Camp
★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
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 sa...
ADDRESS: Timbavati Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park
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R5,250
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Bateleur Safari Camp
★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
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 ha...
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ADDRESS: Timbavati Game Reserve, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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R7,270
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Geiger's Camp
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
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 chalet...
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ADDRESS: Timbavati Game Reserve, Kruger Park Phalaborwa Gate Area
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Kambaku Safari Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
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 t...
ADDRESS: Timbavati Game Reserve, Kruger Park Phalaborwa Gate Area, Kruger Park
SPECIALS
R12,780
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Machaton Private Camp
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
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 ar...
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ADDRESS: Argyle Rd

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.