Timbavati Game Reserve (LIM) Accommodation

The Timbavati Game Reserve offers a premium game-viewing holiday in one of the most spectacular and high-density game areas in South Africa. With just a 5-6 hour drive between Johannesburg or Pretoria and the Limpopo section of the Timbavati Game Reserve, it is the ideal place to get away on an iconic bush break.

Timbavati, which shares a boundary with the famous Kruger National Park, was established back in 1956 when a group of like-minded game farmers formed the Timbavati Association. Today the reserve is a member of the Associated Private Nature Reserves (APNR) group. Member reserves of this group have an agreement whereby there are no fences separating them, thus allowing game in all shapes and sizes to roam freely between the Timbavati, the Kruger National Park and other AP nature reserves. This system has obvious benefits allowing the animals more freedom and the people more chances of spotting them.

The reserve, which is home to various private luxury game lodges, boasts an undulating landscape with a variety of vegetation types. It is roughly classified as savannah bushveld, but with this classification are 6 main vegetation types, namely acacia woodland, open woodland, mopane woodland, combretum woodland, mixed combretum woodland and mixed veld.

These vegetation pockets support 79 reptile species, 49 fish species, 85 listed tree species, over 360 bird species and over 40 mammal species such as buffalo, rhino, impala, giraffe, kudu, lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, the highly endangered wild dog and warthog.

Summer (between October and March) is hot with regular afternoon rain storms, and as a result, winter is a much better time of year to visit thanks to cooler temperatures and the fact that animals congregate around water sources more because water is less readily available.

If you do visit the Timbavati Game Reserve you are promised a wildlife experience second to none, but be warned that it is a malaria area and precautions should be taken.

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Simbavati River Lodge
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An exclusive African Safari experience awaits you at the Timbavati River Lodge, situated in the world famous Timbavati Private Game Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. The r... More Info

Umlani Bushcamp
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Umlani Bushcamp is a classic African safari camp located in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. This authentic camp is the ultimate experience... More Info

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This is not a commercial business. Only two pensioners willing to share their retirement paradise with selected nice people: We offer peace & quiet under a dazzling star scape, only broken by the cal... More Info

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Thornhill Safari Lodge offers an affordable getaway with comfortable rooms and excellent facilities in 13 authentic thatch-roof chalets. Vibrant fabrics and local hardwood furniture all create that ru... More Info

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Sitting majestically on the banks of a dry river bed, Kambaku River Sands entices the guest to sit back and relax. This unfenced camp is perfectly situated on the river bend allowing animals to move f... More Info

From R1890 pps

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Shindzela is an authentic tented bush camp situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, greater Kruger National Park. The camp accommodates a maximum of 16 guests and is unfenced, making it very ... More Info

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Kambaku Lodge
9.2 km
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The accommodation is exclusive, yet affordable.Designed to reflect the cool calmness in the heat of the African bush, four- poster beds with classic draped mosquito nets grace every room. With the car... More Info

Bush Pub & Inn
9.7 km

From R1400* unit


Bush Pub & Inn is conveniently situated at the gate into the Timbavati / Klaseri Private Game Reserves, which borders the Kruger National Park. Set alongside a dam and in a tranquil garden Bush P... More Info

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The Gemini Safari
10.5 km

From R18500* unit

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The Galaxy Collection is a compilation of Safari Camps in the Greater Kruger Park that are available for exclusive group booking. The safari camps are comfortably furnished, some more stylish than oth... More Info

 Kings Camp
13.6 km

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A perfect end to the perfect safari experience - a private dinner on the veranda of your suite is offered to couples wanting to spend time together in privacy.No dinner will be the same at Kings Camp... More Info

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Timbavati Game Reserve (LIM) Reviews

Timbavati Game Reserve (LIM)
Timbavati Game Reserve is one of the most exciting places to experience the African Bush in all its magnificence. It has an allure that keeps one hankering after a return visit every time one is privileged to visit it.
- Louise Cloete

Timbavati Game Reserve (LIM)
Lovely, relaxing week was experienced by our family. Awesome thunderstorms, a few animals seen on the premises and in general - good value for money.
- lorraine pook