A fantastically rewarding safari destination, the Timbavati Game Reserve sits on the western fringe of the Kruger National Park, to the north of the Sabi Sands. Unfenced, this is a wilderness (53 000 hectares in all) where wildlife roams free. Supremely beautiful and known for its impressive bio-diversity, the Timbavati is one of South Africa’s most captivating wildlife sanctuaries – and it’s quite uniquely also the home of the rare ‘white lions of the Timbavati’. The other inhabitants of the Timbavati bushveld include elephant, cheetah, buffalo, rhino, leopard, over 360 bird species, 79 reptiles and over 80 tree species.

Two Timbavati Safari-Stops

Kings Camp has the feel of the opulent safari of yesteryear, its suites sporting the grand old style of the colonial era. The Camp’s facilities bring the luxury of an inviting bar-lounge, a gym, beauty tsala, library with DSTV, wireless internet and a pooldeck that connects you with an unsullied wilderness.  Guides and trackers in-the-know take guests out on superb safari drives every morning and evening. On evening drives there’s always a sundowner-stop at a rugged wilderness setting. Guided walks offer a different kind of encounter with the bush, and so do “sleep-outs” under the great African skies – that’s providing you’re happy to exchange all the modern conveniences in your suite such as air-conditioning, luxurious bathroom, indoor and outdoor shower, mini-bar and private verandah!

Another wonderful lodge in the Timbavati is Motswari Private Game Reserve. It’s a friendly family-run lodge that’s been welcoming safari-goers to a uniquely authentic bush experience for more than 30 years! Most comfy and luxurious, the lodge offers visitors a traditional open-air boma, a spacious lounge and bar, an art gallery exhibiting original local artwork, an equipped conference room with internet hotspot, and a swimming pool. You’re very likely to see an outstanding selection of game on your two safari drives each day (the white lions may even oblige), and you’re bound to feel a member of the Motswari family long before it’s time to leave.

Mail our Getaway Consultants for more information and advice, or call us on +27 21 797-7122 (international) or 0860 102 907 (local).