Timbavati Game Reserve, 53 392 unfenced hectares of gorgeous nature reserve, is located to the north and west of the famous Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve and the Kruger National Park, respectively. Decades old, this reserve is a much treasured getaway destination. With more than forty individual mammal species and over 360 bird species, and gorgeous facilities, guests are guaranteed all the relaxation and authentic bush adventure of the very best safari trip.
As the greater reserve drifts into focus, a spattering of charming thatch roofed cottages draw the eye to the rustic and beautiful Kambaku Safari Lodge. Well situated and recently renovated, Kambaku is a cozy holiday lodge with family-friendly facilities, perfect for an intimate stay in this beautiful park.
Enjoy romantic dinners in the crisp, evening air of the Timbavati; the boma surrounded by the sounds of nocturnal park inhabitants awakening and calling out to each other.
Kambaku Lodge accommodation consists of eight thatched chalets, complete with en-suite bathrooms, four poster beds and mosquito net draping, lanterns for light and 220 volt power points, overhead fans, and gas geysers.
Guests to Kambaku Lodge can indulge in exciting morning and evening game drives, in open Land Rovers, out into the rough and untamed bush of the Limpopo Province bushveld. These drives are conducted and guided by a team of informative and experienced guides, all of whom are eager to answer questions and make the experience as complete and authentic as possible.
For the more adventurous, a close up encounter with the diverse bush of the area is available via the guided bush walk.
Also available are day trips out to the Kruger Park, as well as visits to various spots along the famous Panorama Route, including Blyde River Canyon.
Also in the surrounding area are the Cheetah Conservation Fund habitat, Vulture restaurant, the gorgeous Waterberg Plateau and its east lying neighbour, the OvaHerero cultural centre.
Facilities at Kambaku include a restaurant, swimming pool, laundry services, internet connectivity, and disabled access.
Timbavati Game Reserve is the proud home of a group of indigenous white lions which were reintegrated into the area as in 2006. In addition, there are extensive populations of all members of the Big Five, cheetah, wild dog, hyena, zebra, and giraffe, more than 120 listed species of reptile and fish, as well as the gigantic bird population, all of which are put at your fingertips by the resident guides during your stay here.
• Children of all ages are welcomed at Kambaku, but from twelve years and younger pay half the adult rate, sharing with parents or in a family suite.
• Tariffs are exclusive of: All Bar and Game Drive Beverages; Special wines and spirits; Curios shop items Timbavati entrance fee - Once off conservation fee of R160 per person and R120 vehicle fee. These rates are subject to change without prior notice.
From $ 243
Includes : Accommodation, all meals & 2 game drives per day.
Minimum of 2 nights stay
|Dates||Rates (PPS)||Rates (SINGLE)|
|01 Aug 2020 — 30 Nov 2021||$ 243||$ 243|
From $ 405
Includes : Accommodation, all meals, 2 game drives per day, game drive snacks, brunch, high tea, tea, coffee, local beers & soft drinks
|Dates||Rates (PPS)||Rates (SINGLE)|
|01 Jan 2021 — 31 Dec 2021||$ 405||$ 405|
"It was a dream - 4 days of safari and game drives in this wonderful private park of greater Kruger. I could not mention enough that the stay in Kambaku lodge was exceptional and perfect! We even got a bed-time-story, own candles and a superb dinner. I saw the big 5 and many other animals as well, learned about their behaviors and specialties. The guide and trekker, and the base staff were very friendly, the houses very tidy, huge and very nice."
"I cannot praise the staff at Kambaku Safari Lodge enough. From the moment we arrived, we were treated like valued friends. Our experience was wonderful from the accommodations, the food, the game drives and the amazing, caring staff. Didn't want to leave. Would recommend to everyone and return in a heartbeat."
"From the second I arrived at Kambaku it was fantastic! Ben and Bongi are incredibly welcoming and friendly, furthermore it was lovely to have their company at dinner. I stayed in lodge 5 which was clean and spacious. All the food was simply delicious! Our ranger, Evan, was the perfect guide; approachable, fun and very knowledgeable about every aspect of safaris; from animals to birds and trees! I was heartbroken to leave and am already desperate to go back!"
"Stayed here for 2 nights. Saw the big 5 including 2 white lions and a few lion cubs we saw loads of other amazing animals too. The whole entire experience staying at Kambaku was amazing. Best trip I have been on, the staff provided fantastic service right the way through. Everything was perfect from our rooms to the surroundings, the food and I cannot forget the Game drives they were amazing!! Must go back and if you haven't been you must go. Thanks again David and the whole team. :)"
"We stayed for 3 nights, saw the big 5 including the white lions. David and the staff at the lodge provided fantastic service. Our ranger Palence and tracker Kenneth were excellent, tracking down the white lions with a buffalo kill using the tracks on the ground. They'd often ask us what we'd like to see, and make every effort to try to find those animals, usually succeeding. Accommodation was very comfortable, food fantastic, pool very good, with banana lounges with a view of the waterhole also worthy of mention. Wifi available in reception area. Highly recommend this lodge!"
"This is an amazing place with an excellent staff. The wildlife drives were outstanding. Not only did we see giraffes but also the big five plus wild dogs. The food was excellent and accommodations were very comfortable. Gideon and Eric were very knowledgeable on the game drives were quick to explain animal behavior and information on the vegetation."
"Staying at Kambaku Safari Lodge was the highlight of our Safari experiences in South Africa. The Lodge is beautiful, with so many little touches to make it feel special & loved. We too liked the fact that it was solar powered & the subdued lighting was fun & perfectly adequate with all the lanterns & torches supplied. All the staff were delightful & very helpful with any requests. Our guide Evan & tracker Albert were outstanding, their knowledge, good humour & attention to detail was exemplary. Seeing the two only white lions in the wild was beyond special as was tracking & finding the Leopard, which proved the men's skills. By the way the food, in particular dinner was 5 star. Special thanks too, to David the Manager, who took the time & interest to give us great advice & maps to ensure we didn't miss the Panorama Route on our travels South. We will certainly be recommending this Lodge as a must visit to our friends in Australia."
"This is a wonderful get away from the busy life, a place where the service is personal and professional and the individual rooms are strategically laid out around a water hole visited frequently by animals, birds etc. Serene and quite enough to totally relax. The Safari drives were comfortable and exciting with a delightful snack break part way through. The staff were all outstanding and we will definately recommend it to family and friends."
"Kambaku lodge in Timbavati is great ! Driving to the lodge is already an experience! We saw impalas, buffalos, giraffes, elephants, etc. on the way to the lodge.The lodge is very cute and the staff is very friendly, nice and welcoming.We had an amazing experience and it is worth going."
"Brilliant location. If you are not sure where to book just book the Kambaku Safari Lodge you will love every second I would stay here every time. Private game park, no private vehicles and guides and trackers who are at the top of their game (if you will pardon the pun) All the staff are great and the location is Wow. Evening meals under Afican Stars and the water hole is so close and attracts lots of animals. Certainly a stay again. Mentioned that I have never seen a Leopard on 3 previous visits to SAN Park reserves. Here 5 game drives and 5 Leopards oh and yes, Lion , Rhino, Elephant, Crocodile, Hippo, Buffalo the odd Impala too many to list."
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