Kings Camp Private Game Reserve

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Kings Camp Private Game Reserve, Holidays in Kruger National Park

Kings Camp is one of those Timbavati safari lodges that provides a special place for royalty indeed, popular honeymoon accommodation on the border of the famous Kruger National Park. Kings Camp, where the mood oozes an ancient colonial quality of safari adventure in the world famous Timbavati Private Game Reserve. Where exceptional game viewing always highlights the Big 5 and this bush setting defines your luxury holiday in the South African wilds.

It’s charming, enthralling and unique, and every game drive brings something new and exciting to view. Find Kings Camp in the heart of 100 square km of pure wilderness and comprising two special choices of luxury accommodation: main camp and Waterbuck Private Camp. 

They are more like exquisite safari lodges built into the environment to reflect nature’s biodiversity – thatched roofs, animal skin and grass carpets, pure cotton linens and more. But the real eye-catching charm of King’s camp is the museum style artefacts and antiques showcasing an era that involved luxury safaris. 

Magnificent accommodation at Kings Camp includes just 6 luxury suites, 2 honeymoon suites and the private 4-bedroomed villa called Waterbuck Private Camp. 

The luxury suites have recently been refurbished to add glamour and elegance to a modern, colonial themed opulence where huge wooden beds grace centre stage and antique leather travelling suitcases form beautiful features at the foot of each bed. Indoor plants, ornate ornaments and sculptures, framed animal prints and various eye-catching lamps create an atmosphere of bygone wealth and relaxation. 

One larger family suite offers additional space and beds for children and all suites boast aircon, vast infinity plunge pools, superb decks for chilling on comfy outdoor sofas, or game watching, ornate gardens with sunken fire pits, Victorian ball and claw baths for that forever soak, indoor and outdoor showers, mini bars, Nespresso coffee machines, and Wi-Fi.    

Romance in the refuge of Kings Camp is pampered in beautiful honeymoon suites designed to be stand-alone villas in their own right – vast bedrooms and open plan lounges, leading through expansive doors onto the enormous patio with large infinity plunge pool and lounge suite for outdoor living.  Enjoy the mod cons to make your life easier – Nespresso coffee machine, mini bar, robes, indoor and outdoor showers, deep Victorian ball and claw bath and deluxe furnishings and antiques everywhere. Free wi-fi and plenty of books to read too.

Waterbuck Private Camp a lavish camp built solidly and romantically into the wilderness to enhance the meaning of biodiversity and colonial days of safari. Find this exclusive grand and sophisticated lodge on the dry Nhlaralumi River in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger Conservancy. 

It stands out for its sheer opulence and antique grandeur that showcases silver candlesticks, ornate mirrors and lamps, animal skin carpets and relics from the golden safari days. Set off in new land rovers to find lions and leopards, then sit later around the blazing boma fire to chat and share, maybe having a midnight swim in the sparkling bule swimming pool. 

Picture endless and mesmerising panoramas over a lush wild landscape where guests can indulge in game drives, bush walks and birding excursions. At Waterbuck Private Camp, set your own pace, no schedules, just you and your family or friends, doing the safari thing your way. Chat to your personal chef, game ranger and tracker about what you want to eat and drink, view and do. 

The Master Suite is upstairs and boasts a large open plan bathroom with views to match, a lovely lounge and decadent linens and art. Downstairs are two luxury suites with similar furnishings and outside, on its own, stands the Luxury Garden Suite made for two people in paradise, a honeymoon destination that exceeds all expectations! 

A total of 8 privileged guests can choose Waterbuck, spreading out and enjoying the offerings of this remarkable Kings Camp in the Timbavati with staff to call on and the sounds of nature to lull. 

Kings Camp, Timbavati Game Reserve, creates a warm and welcoming African safari vibe and guests can arrive by helicopter if they want to make life even easier. Exclusive, all-inclusive, this safari is like no other in the region. 

Visit the spa and the gym to stay physically and mentally balanced. This dream trip to Africa for families awaits and we have the ideal family safari packages for you that includes lavish villa accommodation, all meals, drinks and transfers to the camp.



Find Kings Camp, a regal destination, in the heart of the Greater Kruger National Park, in a special private game reserve called Timbavati. Become one with nature when you stay in one of the 9 suites brimming with special colonial style luxuries, from antique beds and tables, to silverware, mirrors, special linens and ornate statues everywhere. 

Original artworks remind the visitor of Kings Camp’s dedication to sustainable tourism and community development. Views unfold over the golden plains and lush bushveld for miles.  All the suites face the grasslands and the dry riverbed, rich with birds and wildlife, plus hundreds of tiny creatures and plants. Climb into a deep Victorian ball and claw bathtub at night and rinse off the dust from game drives in the powerful rain shower outside. Swing in the hammock after dark and watch the stars come out. 

Groups or families who are seeking a private experience in the wilderness can book out the exclusive-use Waterbuck private camp, featuring 4 suites in a vast stand-alone villa and a garden cottage on the side. These fantastic suites are equipped with every mod con imaginable including wi-fi, aircon, fans, lounge suites and a Nespresso coffee machine. 

Your own team of staff look after you and cook excellent cuisine, take you on personalised game drives and bush walks to see the wildlife you want to see up close. Some guests request birding, others request the Big 5, the choice is yours. Chill out on the massive deck with its expansive rim flow pool and comfy lounge suite to catch the sun.  

Enjoy a thatched viewing deck overlooking an active waterhole, and an open plan lounge and bar welcome guests to simply relax and soak up the tranquillity of the African bush. Gym sessions keep guests fit as a fiddle and a spa treatment will sort out the skin, soul and emotions. 

You are here at Kings Camp to relax and unwind, after all. We love this upmarket Big 5 luxury lodge in the world-renowned Timbavati Private Nature Reserve near Kruger, a popular honeymoon bush escape with a gracious colonial ambience. Special rates for romance and families so check out our package deals for you dream safari to South Africa.


  • 2 delightful large, airconditioned suites made for romance with spacious ornate decks and large splash pools
  • 4 lavish suites at private Waterbuck camp come complete with flat screen TVs, DVD players, telephones, and Wi-Fi, huge pool and garden
  • Find Kings Camp in a beautiful mopane woodland, overlooking a wildlife-rich waterhole - established in 1995 as a premier ecotourism destination
  • Participate in locating and darting a rhino - meet an expert wildlife vet and take photographs with the endangered animal.
From $813



  • Game drives
  • Private safaris
  • Game walks
  • Photographic safaris
  • Bird watching  
  • Yoga safari
  • Rhino chipping experience 
  • Art on Safari
  • Birding 
  • Weddings
  • Spa and wellness
  • Swimming
  • Stargazing


  • Luxury accommodation
  • All meals, 
  • Select drinks
  • Safari activities

bedroom interior of the luxury suite at Kings Camp in Kruger National Park


  • 6 Luxury Suites, 1 Luxury Family Suite
  • Private veranda with seating
  • Private plunge pool with sun loungers
  • Sunken fire pit
  • Air-conditioning & heating
  • Victorian ball-and-claw bath 
  • Indoor & outdoor showers
  • Spacious lounge
  • Stocked mini bar
  • Tea & coffee facilities with Nespresso coffee machine
  • Complementary Wi-Fi
  • Lounge and bar
  • Coffee lounge
  • Terrace 
  • Dining room
  • Swimming pool
  • Pampering Spa
  • Well-equipped gym
  • Apple Mac laptop with complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Flat screen smart TV with digital satellite viewing
  • Traditional boma
  • Well stocked curio shop

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