Map of the Timbavati Game Reserve

Timbavati Game Reserve

The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve came into existence in July 1956, when a group of conservation-minded persons who owned "game farms" on the western boundary of the Kruger Park came together to form the Timbavati Association.

Timbavati is one of the oldest private nature reserves adjoining the Kruger National Park, and today the Timbavati is privately owned by 38 individual members. Visitors to the reserve will be rewarded with a glorious wildlife experience, so rare in our modern world.

Life changing experience

The principal aim of the reserve is the preservation of wildlands and wildlife by restoring the land to its natural state and maintaining the mix and balance of species, conditions, and processes that have historically occurred in this region.

Timbavati is dedicated to the proposition that conservation's greatest purpose and challenge is to maintain the reign of Nature. Timbavati's mission is to see that at least here - in this small, but singular and deeply cherished part of the African Bushveld - Nature will be defended against human impacts, and left just as it should be: natural.

There are seven fine game lodges in the Timbavati Reserve, as well as an environmental education camp featuring overnight wilderness hikes and other special programmes.

In addition to providing visitors the opportunity to see virtually all of the species of wildlife to be found in the region, each lodge offers level of personal and attentive service that the seasoned traveller has come to expect from the world's smaller, more intimate lodges.

Game Lodges in the Timbavati reserve

Timbavati's privately owned and operated lodges pride themselves on their ability to offer something truly different, and truly better, at a reasonable and competitive price.


Kings Camp - Timbavati
Game Lodge    from: ZAR 4200
Kings Camp

Situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kings Camp reflects the charm and romance of a colonial past in a pristine corner of unspoilt Africa. Kings Camp is situated facing an open savanna plain with a waterhole, which is... [More]

Motswari Private Game Reserve - Timbavati
Game Lodge    from: ZAR 3650
Motswari Game Reserve

Deep within the Timbavati Nature Reserve lies Motswari Private Game Reserve. As part of the Greater Kruger National Park Conservancy and traversing close on 150 square kilometres of pristine habitat, Motswari offers visitors the best of... [More]

Ngala Tented Lodge - Kruger National Park
Game Lodge    from: ZAR To be confirmed
Ngala "Copyright CC Africa"

Ngala Tented Safari Camp lies on 14,700 hectares of exclusive game-rich Kruger National Park, Northern Province, South Africa and is situated on the banks of the great Timbavati River approximately 3km due west of Orpen... [More]

Tanda Tula Safari Camp - Timbavati
Game Lodge    from: ZAR 4700
Tanda Tula Safari Camp - Lounge

Tanda Tula is situated in the heart of Timbavati, one of the largest and most famous private nature reserves in the world. Here you will come face-to-face with nature as it always was, with not a fence in sight to inhibit your freedom.... [More]