The White Lions of the Timbavati… The Reserve was founded in the 1950’s when conservationists decided to transform failed farmland into a private game reserve. This incredible success story continued with the dropping of the fences between the private reserve and the famous Kruger National Park to allow the area to form part of a much larger sanctuary. It was however the White Lions of the Timbavati that shot this reserve into world acclaim in the 1970’s, as people clambered from around the world to visit it in the hope of a glimpse of these rare animals.

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Timbavati Private game Reserve Honeymoon

Timbavati Private Game reserve is a 53 000 hectare reserve which sits on the western boundary of the Kruger National Park and in turn is flanked by the Thornybush Private Reserve adjacent to its western boundary. The Timbavati “bushveld” is characterised by a mixture of woodland and grassland. This fauna can support astonishing game diversity and also offers the opportunity for nature lovers to see the much sought after big 5.

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Rockfig Safari Lodge

Nestled under the weeping boer-bean, leadwood, tamboti and jackalberry trees, rests a slice of South African paradise. Located in the world renowned Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, this is the ideal destination for families and group vacations. Sharing an unfenced border with Kruger National Park, this charming hideaway offers spectacular game viewing making sighting one of the Big Five is a usual experience and tracking wild dogs and white lions an added bonus!

Ngala Safari Lodge

&Beyond Ngala Safari Camp is the essence of pioneering Kruger history combined with sumptuous luxury in a family friendly environment. Ngala is 15 000 hectares (35 000 acres) of exclusive Kruger National Park. Tracking a white rhino, through the summer grass on a golden misty morning allows the African wilderness to restore your soul. Scrumptious pan-African cuisine tantalises your palate on the deck overlooking the camp waterhole or in the boma suspended under the Milky Way’s heavenly canopy.

Kings Camp

Set In the northern corner of the Timbavati Private Game Reserve, adjacent and open to the world renowned Kruger National Park sits Kings Camp! This luxury lodge offers the absolute in sophisticated safari experiences, whose spectacular wildlife sightings is equally matched by its exceptional African hospitality. The camp itself boasts breathtaking views over the open savanna and onto an ever active water hole where you can soak up the sights, sounds and ambiance of the African savannah.

Ngala Tented Camp

&Beyond Ngala Tented Camp nestles on the banks of the iconic Timbavati River in the world famous Kruger National Park. The tents offer the ultimate in luxury and wilderness entanglement – while you live in sumptuous, air-conditioned comfort, the sounds and smells of the bush filtering through the canvas and immerse you in the ancient African wilderness. Ngala is one of the last sanctuaries in the Kruger – 15 000ha of liberated and exclusive Africa waiting to be explored.