Kruger Safari

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5-Star Luxury

Kruger Safari

Experience the best of the bush in a Luxury Safari Camp. Accommodating only 8 guests this experience offers a timeless feel with a modern “colonial-style” twist in 4 luxury safari style tents. The small intimate Camp is situated in the world-renowned Timbavati Private Nature Reserve in the Greater Kruger National Park. Each luxury tent is situated along a dam and are built in such a way that each safari tent has a view of the water below and mountain range beyond.

The highlight is probably observing the wildlife, including the Big Five and numerous bird species, in their natural surroundings during our game drives and optional daily short bush-walks.

The camp is eco-friendly, utilizing only solar power and gas, however still offering modern day luxuries. This means that you can enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer with a green conscience.

Upon your arrival, you will be met by our dynamic and experienced team who will see to it that all your needs are met. So relax and enjoy your safari vacation, knowing that you are in good hands.

Daily Routine for Guests

Morning

Summer:

  • 05H00 – Wakeup Call and Coffee
  • 05H30 – Depart on AM Safari
  • 08H30 – Return from Game Drive
  • 09H30 – Brunch

Winter:

  • 05H45 – Wakeup Call
  • 06H15 – Depart on AM Safari
  • 09H15 – Return from AM Safari
  • 09H30 – Brunch

 

Afternoon

Summer:

  • 15H00 – High Tea
  • 16H00 – Depart on PM Safari

Winter:

  • 15H00 – High Tea
  • 15H30 – Depart on PM Safari

 

Evening

Summer:

  • 19H00 – Return from PM Safari
  • 19H30 – Dinner

Winter:

  • 18H30 – Return from PM Safari
  • 19H30 – Dinner

 

Accommodation

The luxury Java safari-style tent is situated next to a dam and is built in such a way that each has a view of the water.  All tents are an an open-plan concept furnished with a writing desk, seating area, bedroom, en-suite bathroom with a private WC.  Luxurious free-standing bath, inside and outside shower, all with views overlooking the dam.  Amenities with the scents of Africa are provided for your enjoyment.

Game Drives

Experience two safari game drives per day – one in the morning and one late afternoon/early evening.  We make use of one spacious modified game viewer seating 8 guests comfortably (4 rows of 2 individual seats). Immerse yourself in nature while seeking out animals and birds of the Southern African bush and enjoy morning coffee and sunset stops along the way. Each safari activity is led by a qualified field guide who will share with guests his passion and knowledge of the animals, birdlife and vegetation.  A full safety briefing will be conducted prior to embarking on your first African safari.

Spa on Safari

Take a deep breath, silence the noise of the world and indulge in a blissful massage in the comfort of your safari tent. An experienced therapist will convert your suite into a sanctuary of relaxation where you can enjoy a selection of massages to de-stress, rejuvenate and revitalize the soul. Treatments can be booked before arrival or with reception.  (Subject to availability when booking).

Your Days in Luxury

Enjoy morning coffee/tea on your private deck staring out over the water, before embarking on the morning safari. Return to camp, enjoy a selection of pastries, fruits, freshly baked breads, cheeses followed by a hot breakfast.

Bushwalks are offered after breakfast for about an hour. Upon completion, enjoy the views with a good book or cool down in the pool before high tea is served followed by your afternoon safari. Enjoy the evening sky and fire crackling in the boma for dinner before turning in for the night.

Bush Walks

A short morning bushwalk is on offer after breakfast, focusing more on smaller animals and vegetation that one does not necessarily observe in detail during game drives. In order to participate in the morning bushwalk, guests need to be physically capable to walk for about 1 hour without any assistance and need to understand and speak English. Ages allowed to partake are 16 years up to 60 years. If you exceed the upper age-limit, a medical certificate or Doctor’s note is required confirming that you are physically fine to participate in the walk.

What to bring on Safari

Clothes:  Walking shoes, sandals, neutral-coloured clothing: long pants, shorts, fleece/jumper, light raincoat, long-sleeved tops.

Personal:  A wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, sunblock, personal amenities, insect repellent, reading material.

Winter:  During the winter months (May to September), add a tracksuit, beanie, scarf, gloves and a warm fleece.

Equipment:  A flashlight, camera and spare batteries.

Child Policy

Children of 12 years and older are welcome in the camp at the adult rate. They may participate in all game drives, but not bushwalks. There is one luxury tent that can be converted to accommodate 3 persons – please double- check if this is available at the time of booking. Children of all ages are welcome when the whole camp is booked as a villa option – please enquire for a special rate.

About the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

The TPNR is within the Greater Kruger open system. The Reserve falls within the internationally declared Kruger 2 Canyons UNESCO Man and Biosphere, and within the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area (GLTCA).

The TPNR also forms part of the Associated Private Nature Reserves (APNR), which is a conglomerate of privately owned nature reserves. In 1993, fences between Associated Private Nature Reserves and the Kruger National Park were removed to encourage wildlife migration, and the Greater Kruger National Park was born.

www.timbavati.co.za

2024

Rates

Per Person Sharing

R 9 050

Per Night

Per Single Person

R 9 950

Per Night

Camp Exclusivity

R 63 350

Per Night

Please enquire about specials for 3 nights or 4 nights

Included in your rate:

Accommodation and 3 meals per day, Sundowner Game Drive Drinks (local beers, local soft drinks, local spirits & house wines, Bottled water, tea & coffee, Laundry, Morning & afternoon game drives, Optional morning bushwalk of approximately 1 hour after breakfast, Emergency medical attention and evacuation, 15% VAT, Unlimited WIFI, Star gazing after supper, Room Turn Down

Excluded in your rate:

Curio shop purchases, transport to/from camp, gratuities, all items of personal nature, all drinks (except on activities), Timbavati Reserve vehicle entry fee if driving in your own vehicle, Timbavati Conservation Levy of R575 per person per night (Adults) and R288 per person per night (Children)., community donations and Travel Insurance.

What is the conservation levy used for?

The Conservation Levy is used entirely in the funding of the operational activities of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. 10% of all Conservation Levy income is used for community development projects through the Timbavati Foundation.

Check in / Out:

Check in:  Between 12:00 and 14:00, enjoy high tea before embarking on your afternoon game drive.

Check out:  At 11:00, after your morning game drive and breakfast.

Getting to the Camp:

Your options are either self-drive, a 6.5-hour road transfer from OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg or to fly into Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport and be transferred to the camp an hour away. Please do ask and we can help you organize transfers.

Cancellation Policy:

30% deposit upon confirmation of booking. Balance due 30 days prior to travel.

Cancelled more than 31 days prior to arrival: loss of deposit.

Cancelled between 30 and 20 days prior to arrival: loss of 60%.

Cancelled 19 days or less prior to arrival: loss of full fare.

Malaria Control:

Timbavati has very few to no cases of malaria on an annual basis. The aim of the control programme is to control the mosquito numbers in and around camps in the reserve.  Mosquito numbers are highest during the wet summer months of the year and during these months all camps are sprayed at regular intervals. This action ensures that the probability of any visitor’s contracting malaria is reduced. Coupled with this action, the Department of Health, performs regular checks in summer, whereby all staff are tested to ascertain if there are any “carriers” amongst them. Such people will put their colleagues at risk of infection and by timeously treating these individuals, further cases are avoided.

TWPP/Rhino Anti-Poaching Unit:

The Timbavati Wildlife Protection Programme’s anti-rhino poaching initiative is focused on effectively detecting and deterring incursions.

Click here to watch a video for more information.

4-Star Bushveld

Kruger Safari

Welcome to a bushveld paradise. Stay in a tented camp within the world-renowned Timbavati Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa. Experience the Big 5. This is an affordable wildlife safari during which you can explore the African wilderness on Game Drives and Walking Trails. The camp is eco-friendly, making use of solar power and gas energy.

Daily Routine for Guests

Mornings

  • 05:00/06:00 – Wake-up call (early but worth it!)
  • 05:15/06:15 – Morning coffee and rusks in the dining room before departure.
  • 05:30/06:30 – Morning safari departs.
  • 07:30/08:00 – Stop for morning coffee-break somewhere in the bush.
  • 09:00/10:00 – Back at Camp for breakfast/brunch.
  • 11:00 – Check-out.
  • 11:00-14:30 – If you are not checking out, enjoy time around the pool or just relaxing in the lounge with a book.

Afternoons

  • 11:00-14:30 – If you are not checking out, enjoy time around the pool or just relaxing in the lounge with a book.
  • 14:30 – Lunch.
  • 15:30/16:00 – Afternoon safari departs.

Evenings

  • 17:30/18:30 – Stop for a sundowner break.
  • 18:30/19:30 – Return to camp, time to freshen up or just relax around the fire before dinner starts.
  • 19:00/20:00 – Dinner.

 

Accommodation

You will stay safari-style tents are situated under thatch (grass-roof structures) and can be made up in either twin or double-bedded accommodation. Enjoy your morning coffee on your wooden deck or freshen up in your semi-open en-suite bathroom (shower, WC and handbasin). The camp can accommodate a maximum of 16 guests in total in 8 safari tents where you will be treated to our warm South African hospitality in a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy and soak up the true African wilderness.

A typical day on Safari

Upon your arrival at Camp, you will be welcomed by either one of our guides or front-of-house ladies, who will assist you with checking in (filling in an indemnity form and going through our safety rules and daily programme), after which they will then take you through to your tented accommodation. Enjoy lunch before embarking on your first late-afternoon/early-evening safari.

 

Camp Facilities

  • A boma area where you can enjoy dinner around a fire, under the African stars.
  • A swimming pool
  • A bar and dining area
  • A lounge
  • Wifi

What to bring on Safari

CLOTHES: Walking shoes, sandals, neutral-coloured clothing: long pants, shorts, fleece/jumper, light raincoat, long-sleeved tops.

PERSONAL: A wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, sunblock, personal amenities, insect repellent, reading material.

WINTER: During the winter months (May to September), add a tracksuit, beanie, scarf, gloves and a warm fleece.

EQUIPMENT: A flashlight, camera and spare batteries.

 

Child Policy

No children under 10 years. Children 12 years and over will pay the full adult rate.

There is only one tent suitable for 2 adults sharing with a child younger than 12 years.

About the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

The TPNR is within the Greater Kruger open system. The Reserve falls within the internationally declared Kruger 2 Canyons UNESCO Man and Biosphere, and within the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area (GLTCA).

The TPNR also forms part of the Associated Private Nature Reserves (APNR), which is a conglomerate of privately owned nature reserves. In 1993, fences between Associated Private Nature Reserves and the Kruger National Park were removed to encourage wildlife migration, and the Greater Kruger National Park was born.

www.timbavati.co.za

2024

Rates

Per Person Sharing

R 4 450

Per Night

Per Single Person

R 5 380

Per Night

Per Child Sharing – 10/11 years

R 2 555

Per Night

Please enquire about 4- or 5-night specials

Included in your rate:

Accommodation, three meals per day, tea, coffee, water from the dispensing machine, 2 safari activities per day (morning and afternoon game drives), morning optional walking trail instead of a morning game drive, emergency medical assistance and evacuation, VAT, unlimited WIFI and room turn down.

Excluded in your rate:

All drinks, curio shop purchases, transport to/from camp, gratuities, all items of personal nature, all drinks, Timbavati Reserve vehicle entry fee if driving yourself, Timbavati Conservation Levy of R575 per person per night (Adults) and R288 per person per night (Children), community donations and Travel Insurance.

What is the conservation levy used for?

The Conservation Levy is used entirely in the funding of the operational activities of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. 10% of all Conservation Levy income is used for community development projects through the Timbavati Foundation.

Check in / Out:

Check in: Between 12:00 and 14:00, enjoy lunch before embarking on your afternoon game drive.

Check out: At 11:00, after your morning game drive and breakfast.

Getting to the Camp:

Your options are either self-drive, a 6.5-hour road transfer from OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg or to fly into Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport and be transferred to the camp an hour away. Please do ask and we can help you organize transfers.

Cancellation Policy:

30% deposit upon confirmation of booking. Balance due 30 days prior to travel.

Cancelled more than 31 days prior to arrival: loss of deposit.

Cancelled between 30 and 20 days prior to arrival: loss of 60%.

Cancelled 19 days or less prior to arrival: loss of full fare.

Malaria Control:

Timbavati has very few to no cases of malaria on an annual basis. The aim of the control programme is to control the mosquito numbers in and around camps in the reserve.  Mosquito numbers are highest during the wet summer months of the year and during these months all camps are sprayed at regular intervals. This action ensures that the probability of any visitor’s contracting malaria is reduced.

Coupled with this action, the Department of Health, performs regular checks in summer, whereby all staff are tested to ascertain if there are any “carriers” amongst them. Such people will put their colleagues at risk of infection and by timeously treating these individuals, further cases are avoided.

TWPP/Rhino Anti-Poaching Unit:

The Timbavati Wildlife Protection Programme’s anti-rhino poaching initiative is focused on effectively detecting and deterring incursions.

Click here to watch a video for more information.

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