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  • Timbavati Safari Lodge is situated a mere 20 minutes from the heart of the world-renowned Kruger National Park Game Reserve (Orpen Gate) and lies on the border between the Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces of South Africa.


    The Safari Lodge is perfectly positioned to offer both local and international visitors an array of choices for adventure activities and excursions into Kruger National Park and surrounding areas.

    Timbavati Safari Lodge


    There’s an old saying in Africa: “Any fool can be uncomfortable in the bush”, which is why Timbavati Safari Lodge believes in creature comforts and do their utmost to ensure that guests enjoy a stay that’s as memorable for comfort as it is for tranquillity. The 3-star graded chalets and rondavels are hand-painted with unique Ndebele traditional artwork, and all have en-suite showers, washbasins, toilets, ceiling fans, window nets, desk areas, verandas, and comfortable beds fitted with mosquito nets.

    Timbavati Rondawel

    Full Day Kruger National Park Safaris

    Safari tours provide guests with a unique wildlife experience. Throughout the day, Timbavati’s field guides not only track the bigger game but also inform guests on birdlife, insects, trees and many other interesting aspects of the Kruger National Parks’ fauna and flora.

    Timbavati game drive

    Non-Big 5 Bush Walk

    Timbavati Safari Lodge bush walks are not about the big-5, but looking out for the small-5, known as the antlion, elephant shrew, leopard tortoise, buffalo weaver and rhino (dung) beetle. There are a huge variety of bugs/insects and reptiles that can be seen, and it does not stop there. The bush is filled with many legends and historical stories, medicinal and traditional uses of the plants that are often only known about through the expert knowledge of local guides.

    Dung Beetle

    Listening, touching and sensing, can open your world to the real secrets of the African Lowveld.

    Adventure Options Organised By Timbavati Safari Lodge Include:

    • Horseback Safari
    • Boat Cruise
    • Panorama Route Full day (Minimum four people)
    • Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre
    • Kinyonga Reptile Centre
    • Hoedspruit endangered Wildlife Centre
    • Hot Air Balloon
    • Microlight flights
    • Paintball

    Cultural Experiences

    Have you ever wondered about the ways in which South African rural people live?

    A very unique, guided ‘Cultural Village Walk’ experience offers a personal and close up look at how many of the rural people in South Africa live and survive. The local Shangaan village of “Sigagule” is a unique place to visit, talk to the people, take photos, and witness for yourself, traditional life, in a rural village.

    Timbavati Feeding Scheme

    It’s worth noting that the villagers appreciate visitors as they know that they are contributing to the community – the money from the walk contributes to the Guides’ income, to the Sihlekisi School Project, towards maize meal for poor families, and to the sangoma (traditional healer) for time and photographs.

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