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Timbavati Lodges

Safari Lodges in the Timbavati Game Reserve, established in 1956 by like-minded game farmers with no fences separating the Reserve from the Kruger National Park.

There are a vast number of mammals within the Timbavati, over 147, within the park as well as being the home of the "Big Five" (i.e. lion, leopard, buffalo elephant and rhino). Plains wildlife on view include impala, kudu, zebra cheetah, giraffe, warthog, monkeys and baboons, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, serval, hippos, crocodiles.

Below is our section of what we regard as the best lodges in the Timbavati, all located with the the private Game Reserve.

Timbavati Game Reserve



Motswari Game Lodge

Motswari Game Lodge
From ZAR 2850.00 pp
Motswari is a hidden gem that is located deep within the "Big 5" Timbavati Game Reserve (that is famed for her "White Lions"), this family run and operated lodge is surrounded by some of the best wildlife in the area. One of our more popular accommodation establishments that we offer on Uyaphi.com.
Motswari Game Lodge

Motswari Geiger's Camp

Motswari Geiger's Camp
From ZAR 3745.00 pp
Motswari Geiger's Camp is a home from home offering exclusive upmarket lodging for up to 10 guests, private game drives and safari walks all add up to one of the best Timbavati lodges and wildlife experiences out there.
Motswari Geiger's Camp

Umlani Bush Camp

Umlani Bush Camp
From ZAR 3210.00 pp
10 rustic thatched safari huts are available at Umlani Bush Camp, with simplified luxury as the theme getting "getting back to nature" within the world famous Timbavati Game Reserve is par for the course. The ideal safari destination for families and couples alike.
Umlani Bush Camp

Kings Camp

Kings Camp
From ZAR 7000.00 pp
Kings Camp offers up 11 luxury safari suites, deep in the heart of one of South Africa's famed private Game Reserves, home to Africa's "Big 5" as well as most importantly the Famous "White lions" of the Timbavati.
Kings Camp

Tanda Tula Safari Camp

Tanda Tula Safari Camp
From ZAR 7500.00 pp
12 luxuriously appointed tented suites, Tanda Tula Safari Camp offers some of the best game viewing traversing 1000's of hectares of pristine African wilderness within the Timbavati Private Game Reserve.
Tanda Tula Safari Camp

Timbavati Game Reserve

Timbavati Game Reserve
Famous White Lions
Unfenced with the Kruger National Park
Established in 1956
53 392 hectares in size
Twice daily Johannesburg flights
Over 40 mammals, including the 'Big 5'
over 360 bird species

Timbavati South Africa

Timbavati South Africa
in 1956 a group of like minded conversation orientated farms formed what is now the Timbavati Game Reserve for us all to enjoy. Rich in all things African from wildlife to birdlife, the Timbavati holds a very special place in our hearts here at Uyaphi.com

  • Kruger Park Map

  • Kruger Park Map
  • Our Map with all the lodges and safari camps that we have on offer within South Africa's most famed of National Parks. Each and every establishment has been pin-pointed on a scroll-able and zoom-able Google map for your viewing pleasure.
  • Getting to the Kruger

  • Getting to the Kruger
  • There are so many options on how to get the National Park from Johannesburg or Cape Town, fly, drive or be driven. Here is our guide on the various options that are available across all price points.
  • Nearby Kruger Activities

  • Nearby Kruger Activities
  • Whilst offering up some of the best wildlife safaris on the African continent, there may be a morning or a day where one needs to take a break and do something completely different, here is a list of recommended options.
  • Kruger Mammal List

  • Kruger Mammal List
  • Interested in spotting the famed "Big 5" well that might just be easier than you might expect with estimated numbers as follows; Rhinoceros +-7000 (both white and black), Buffalo +- 27000, Leopard +- 2000, Lion +- 2800 and Elephants +- 12000.
  • Kruger Bird List

  • Kruger Bird List
  • The National Park herself and surrounding private games reserves offer without question some of the finest birding in Southern Africa, with over 500 species (some that are found nowhere else).