Valid: 1 January 2013 - 31 December 2014.
Timbavati Game Reserve
Home to the famous 'White Lions of Timbavati'
The 60,000 hectare Timbavati Game Reserve shares a common unfenced border with the Kruger National Park, allowing animals free range over 2 million hectares of African bush.
This lowveld area of wood and grassland is home to Africa's Big 5 (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo) as well as many more species of predator and antelope, and this abundance of wildlife ensures that visitors to the area have an unforgettable safari.
The reserve is also famous for the 'White Lions of Timbavati'. White lions are among the rarest of animals in the world, so when animal biologist Chris McBride first spotted 2 white lion cubs in the Timbavati Reserve back in 1975, they became world-wide news. Today, there is a whole pride of white lions in the area, and every so often, lucky guests are treated to a glimpse of these magnificent animals.
There are only a small number of lodges within the Timbavati Reserve, which keeps the number of visitors to a minimum, thus ensuring that your safari experience here will not only be unforgettable, but also exclusive.
Guest Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 based on 2 ratings
Shindzela is a small wilderness camp, and hosts a maximum of 12 guests in canvas tents. Each tent lodge has a wooden entrance door, adjustable canvas flaps for windows, and mesh to keep insects.
Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 1 ratings
All 15 luxury en-suite rooms have air-conditioning and overhead fans, and offer magnificent bush and river views. There are, in addition, 5 luxury rooms at the separate Motswari Geiger's Camp.
Motswari Game Lodge - Value Added PackagesValid: 1 September 2013 - 15 December 2014.
Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 3 ratings
Umlani's traditional African reed and thatch huts will not only provide you with all the comforts you need, but will also provide you with an authentic experience of local tribal (Shangaan) architecture and style, which blends in naturally with the environment. Each hut has en-suite facilities including an open-air bush shower fuelled by wood fires.
Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 3 ratings
Accommodation consists of 8 luxury en-suite safari tents and 3 thatched family chalets. The tented accommodation offers generous bush or water views from your own private viewing deck.
Accommodation at Kambaku Safari Lodge comprises of 8 thatched, en-suite chalets situated in a semi-circle overlooking a waterhole. To truly immerse yourself in the rustic bush experience, the chalets are equipped with lanterns for light as well as power points for your convenience, which are sustained by the eco-friendly battery bank system.
This gracious, colonial-style safari lodge is renowned for its superb accommodation. The 20 thatched chalets each have en-suite bathrooms and air-conditioning, and a private veranda.
Ngala Safari Lodge - Honeymoon SpecialValid: 1 January 2013 - 31 December 2014.
Guest Rating: 4.3 / 5.0 based on 3 ratings
The words 'private', 'secluded' and 'tranquil' best describe the Tanda Tula safari experience. This intimate camp is renowned for its charming service and passionately well informed staff.
Tanda Tula Safari Camp: Stay 4 nights for the price of 3Valid: 1 October 2013 - 30 April 2014.
timbavati AT A GLANCE
- 60,000 Hectares
- Big 5 Safari Reserve
- Famous For White Lions
- Unfenced Border with Kruger NP
- Game Drives in Open Vehicles
- Bush Walks at Some Lodges
- Malaria Area
- Scheduled Flights to Local Airports
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It's great to have choice, however sometimes it can all be a litte confusing when you are planning your first trip to an unfamiliar area.
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Arriving By Air
The nearest airport to Timbavati is Hoedspruit Airport (HDS), and this is the airport that visitors should use if possible. Hoedspruit Airport has direct flights from Johannesburg only.
It is also possible to get to the reserve from the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP) at Nelspruit, however this will mean a much longer drive or road transfer between the airport and your lodge.
Top Tip: If you book with Travel Butlers, we will ensure you have the most appropriate transport arrangements for your safari.
Arriving By Road
If you have a hire car you can drive to any of the lodges in the reserve, however you will need to make sure you allow enough time to drive through the reservbe to your lodge from the entrance gate. Details ablout distances in the park are available on request.
For self-drive visitors, there is a vehicle entrance cash fee of R120 per vehicle (subject to change) payable at the gate.
The Timbavati Game Reserve is located in a malaria area, so we strongly advise that you check with your doctor to find out what malaria tablets you will need, and when you should commence the course.
If you do not want to have to take malaria tablets then have a look at our guide to safaris in malaria-free areas.
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