Bordering the western flank of Kruger National Park the Timbavati Game Reserve stretches for close to 600 square kilometres and hosts an abundance of wildlife including the big five and plains game like wildebeest, kudu, waterbuck and giraffe. The mammals’ list in the Timbavati Game Reserve is impressive with over 40 mammals to be seen. As it’s a private reserve your game viewing vehicles can go off-road – so expect to get close and personal with the wild animals of Africa.
With over 360 species of birds, this is a South African birding hotspot. Specials include regular sightings of Martial Eagles, and you are likely to see Pel’s Fishing Owl, Ground Hornbill and Kori Bustards plenty. Pelagic migrants arrive from November and hang around till March.
Take a night drive and add a whole new perspective to the African bush. See Genet, Serval, Porcupine and some of the big cats hunting on these drives.
Welcome to the home of the white lion and the mammals that made this reserve famous. Timbavati Game Reserve is home to one of Africas most magnificant creatures in the form of white lions.
First seen in 1938 these lions are born snow white, but are not albinos as once thought. Their condition is a rare double recessive gene mutation and these magnificent cats are indigenous to the Timbavati Reserve.
There’s a great collection of luxury safari lodges in Timbavati and expect all the safari comforts of five star boma dinners, spa treatments and private pools! The accommodation is much more reasonably priced than its neighbor Sabi Sabi and there are even self-catering lodges available. Jaydee, Walkers River Camp, and Eagle Owl Camp offer great value exclusive self-catering safari experiences and are perfect for families or small groups of friends. There is also some well-priced four and five star properties amongst them Ngala Safari Lodge and Tenda Tula Safari Camp.
Get in touch for some great planning tips and well-priced safari packages that include Timbavati and other destinations like Cape Town and Victoria Falls. There are some great specials out there at the moment and they are really worth looking at. With easy access and being so well priced Timbavati is a good option for those longer self-drive itineraries if that’s what you choose to do.