- An unparalleled safari experience awaits at this Walking Trails camp
- Rustic tented accommodations surrounded by the wildlife of the Timbavati
- Indulge in a unique culinary journey with meticulously crafted bush cuisine
- Located within the biodiversity-rich Timbavati Nature Reserve
- Trails Camp offers a plunge pool, a tented dining area, and a communal sitting area
- Home to the rare Timbavati "White lion"
- With over 360 bird species, Timbavati is a haven for bird watchers
- With just four tents, this intimate camp ensures a private and intimate setting for all guests
- Camp Type; Walking Trails Camp
- Location; Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa
- Camp Size; 4 Tented Suites
- Recommended Stay; 3-5 nights
Unplugging From The Modern World: The Simbavati Trails Camp Way
An authentic and immersive safari experience like no other awaits all guests at Simbavati Trails Camp. Nestled deep within the Timbavati Game Reserve, South Africa, it is a haven for those seeking a retreat from the modern world.
With no electricity, WiFi or cell phone reception, the camp encourages visitors to unplug and immerse themselves in the breathtaking beauty of the African wilderness. It is easy to lose yourself in the serene simplicity of life here, where your day is punctuated by guided walks, wildlife sightings and meals cooked over an open fire.
The sense of being one-on-one with nature is beyond comparison.
Each of the four tented suites exudes rustic charm, with comfortable furnishings that enhance your feeling of being close to the heart of the wild. Make sure to visit between March and November, the camp's operational months, to enjoy the full splendour of this unique safari experience.
The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve (part of the Greater Kruger National Park), renowned for its abundant biodiversity, spans an impressive 53,000 hectares of pristine wilderness. Perfectly situated between the Kruger National Park in the east and the wildlife-rich Klaserie and Umbabat Private Nature Reserves to the north, the Timbavati provides an authentic and unobstructed African wildlife experience.
Visitors are treated to intimate encounters with a diversified wildlife population, making Timbavati an extraordinary conservation area beyond just the "Big Five". As home to the rare white lions, it presents a unique opportunity to spot these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.
Further enriching this wildlife spectacle are over 360 bird species, rendering Timbavati a birdwatcher's paradise. The reserve also actively participates in conservation efforts to protect vulnerable species and maintain the unspoiled nature of this reserve, ensuring that future generations will also have the chance to experience the magic of Timbavati.
Rooms And Suites
A unique aspect of your stay at Simbavati Trails Camp is the experience of tented suites in the complete wilds of the Timbavati Nature Reserve.
With only four suites, each suite offers an intimate setting that blends seamlessly with the surrounding wilderness. Constructed in the classic Meru style, the tents are spacious and furnished with all the necessary comforts, including mosquito nets.
The en-suite bathrooms offer a rustic charm, a fully functional flush toilet, a simple basin, and an al fresco' bathroom to the stars'. This outdoor bathroom area features a bucket shower, which can be filled on demand with warm water, offering you an extraordinary bathing experience underneath the open skies.
Each tent also has a small shaded seating area in front, perfect for quiet reflection or enjoying stunning views.
Cuisine And Wine
At Simbavati Trails Camp, culinary offerings are an adventure in themselves.
Indulge your senses with the tantalizing flavours of exquisite bush cuisine, a delightful fusion of traditional safari dishes and innovative contemporary creations. The skilled chef and their team in the kitchen take immense pride in crafting earth-buried pot bread, a rustic campfire staple lovingly baked in the embrace of warm African soil. Prepare to embark on a culinary journey like no other.But the dining experience isn't just about the food. A carefully curated wine selection complements the bush dining experience, featuring a variety of fine wines sourced from some of South Africa's most renowned vineyards.
Whether you are gathered around the campfire or dining under the stars, every meal at Simbavati Trails Camp is a celebration of Africa's rich flavours and culinary heritage.
The Simbavati Trails Camp offers a wide range of high-quality amenities to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay. For your culinary pleasure, the tented dining area or the outdoor boma area delivers a tantalising array of dishes, all prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
To further enhance your stay, a campfire area with casual seating is perfect for relaxing evenings under the stars.
A small plunge pool and pool deck are also available for a refreshing dip or to unwind with your favourite book.
Lastly, the mess tent includes a dining and sitting area, offering a communal space to reminisce about the day's activities and plan the next day's adventures.
At Simbavati Trails Camp, walking safaris are the only safari activity. Experienced guides lead small groups into the African bushveld, revealing the hidden treasures of the natural world that one might miss from a vehicle.
These immersive safaris provide an intimate connection to the wildlife, offering sightings of the "Big Five" and an array of other species in their natural environment.
The duration of each safari walk can vary, but generally, it takes about three to four hours to explore the terrain. Safety is paramount, and all safari guides are well-trained in dealing with potentially dangerous wildlife encounters.
Simbavati Trails Camp delivers an unparalleled safari experience that is both intimate and immersive. Inviting guests to retreat from the everyday hustle and embrace the serene rhythm of the African wilderness, it serves as a sanctuary for nature lovers.
Its commitment to conservation, the authenticity of its safari activities, and its rustic, comfortable accommodations and exquisite local and international cuisine make it an exceptional destination. Timbavati Game Reserve forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park, wildlife is exceptional.
Whether you are an adventurer seeking thrilling wildlife encounters or a tranquillity-seeker longing for a peaceful safari option, Simbavati Trails Camp offers a unique glimpse into the heart of the wild, promising a memorable and rewarding journey.
Rates from R7 375.00 per person
- Simbavati Trails Camp Rates
- Per person per night sharing (pp)
- Rates are in South African Rands
- *Rates may vary according to season
- All meals
- Two safari activities per day
- Beverages (excluding premium brands and cellar wines)
- Return shared transfers from Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport (HDS) at set departure times
- All flights
- All other drinks
- Private transfers
- Laundry servic
- Items of a personal nature
- Conservation levies
- Timbavati gate entrance fees
- Travel insurance