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The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve is an association of some 50 private farm owners who have joined together, knocked down all their internal fences and given their land over to conservation.

Leopard, Timbavati Private Game ReserveAt over 53,000 hectares and with just 12 safari lodges in the reserve, the game experience is excellent and exclusive.

The reserve shares a long, unfenced border with the Kruger National Park, and is home to the Big Five as well as a wide array of other game including cheetah and occasional wild dog packs from the Kruger Park. The game viewing is excellent here, and the conservation ethic is superb.

The landscape has a wild and rugged feel to it, and the Timbavati is a great place to come for your safari.

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Map of Timbavati Game Reserve

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    Accommodation choices for Timbavati Game Reserve

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Timbavati Game Reserve. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Bateleur Safari Camp, Timbavati Private Game Reserve

      Bateleur Safari Camp


      An eco-friendly, no-frills camp located deep within the Timbavati Private Game Reserve, Bateleur Safari Camp offers a safari experience that combines bush walks and game drives.

    • RockFig Safari Lodge

      RockFig Safari Lodge

      First Class

      Found in the heart of Timbavati Private Game Reserve, the intimate RockFig Safari Lodge has just six exclusive suites featuring thoughtful furnishings, a private veranda, and a bath with a view overlooking the bushveld below.

    • Ngala Tented Camp, Timbavati Private Game Reserve

      &Beyond Ngala Tented Camp

      First Class

      This is how safari should be done: under canvas in a remote and exclusive setting. Don't let the thought of nights under canvas put you off: the rooms are still superbly well appointed and comfortable.