Thabamati Luxury Tented Camp

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Thabamati Luxury Tented Camp, Kruger National Park Holiday Specials

Thabamati Luxury Tented camp is the intimate family-owned luxury safari experience you have been waiting for in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve near Kruger. It is a welcoming eco-friendly destination, one of the most intimate camps in the Timbavati and offering only 4 well-appointed tents in a four-star setting for great value. 

Thabamati uses solar power and gas but this does not detract from the luxury amenities at all, it just adds value and ambience. It’s perfectly located on a picturesque dam in the renowned Timbavati, Thabamati meaning ‘mountain and water’. From your private deck you can view the impressive Drakensberg mountains in the distance and the dams reflect the lodges in all their changing moods.

It’s time to relax under canvas covered decks between game drives or find solitude in a deep bathtub looking out towards the dams and wilderness horizons. Indoor and outdoor showers are ideal for those hot summery days.  Guests can also make the most of the remarkable pool and deck area with sun loungers and access to the bar, dining room and lounge with plenty of books to read. The sunken boma is the main drawcard every evening after the night drive when guests come home for a drink and delicious African cuisine they will never forget.  

Are you fortunate enough to travel to South Africa and stay in a delightful well-run lodge in the heart of Big 5 safari country?  Thabamati Luxury Tented Camp is different and the owners have put a lot of time and energy into designing the perfect tented camp. Book the entire camp for your own private party in an intimate atmosphere of getting back to the bush.

Tents? Large, luxurious villas containing enormous, canopied beds, the only sound being the breezes in the indigenous tree tops and maybe an occasional snort from the resident hippo in the dam in front of your tent. 

Whether served on the terrace, in the boma, a bite at the bar or the snacks on the game drive, the food is exceptional and yes, you will overindulge. Visitors to this game reserve in South Africa are mostly here for the wildlife and the safari experience. Game is plentiful at Thabamati Luxury tented camp in the rich habitats of Timbavati Private Game Reserve. 

Your guide and tracker are determined to show you everything and often, the animals want to show you something too – like the evening a caracal leaps into the road in front of you, or you see a black-backed jackal out hunting, snout in the air. 

Check out our family safari packages to day to secure your week away in the heart of the untouched Timbavati Private Game Reserve next to Kruger – who knows what you may see – it could be the famous white lions of the region!

We love this camp for its sheer luxury. Standards are high. Four magnificent tents are ultra-comfortable and hark back to days of colonial safaris, but with an added contemporary feel and greater sense of quality. As you drift off to sleep, hear the hippos honking in the nearby dam and the lions roaring in the distance. 

An eco-friendly lodge that saves water and energy is the right place to be. Recommended vacation deals for your group, all-inclusive and customised to suit your needs.



A lovely Limpopo lodge is Thabamati tented camp, a luxury safari destination in the stunning Timbavati Private Nature Reserve on a shimmering dam with the Drakensberg Mountains in the distance. 

Sharing boundaries with the Kruger National Park, Thabamati is an opulent bush venue yet it is also eco-friendly in that it uses solar power and gas. Your booking at this high class tented camp already contributes to the green economy because you are part of the sustainable tourism ethic. 

Wildlife, wildlife and more wildlife is what guests come to see in the lush South African bushveld, and that is what you get at Thabamati luxury tented camp.  The tents are more like canvas roofed chalets with swish mod cons for your exceptional comfort and relaxation. Everything faces the dam and the bush beyond that, the deep bathtub, the large deck, the king size bed and the plus seating area with desk. 

Quality wooden furniture is selected to enhance the safari style elegance so common to these game reserve camps. Inside and outside showers, aircon, mini bars and tea and coffee stations complete the heavenly picture. 

Main guest areas are replete with lavish decor and furniture that just invites sitting and being. Wonderful open plan lounge, dining area, deck with sparkling infinity pool, a sunken boma with fireplace for meals under the stars, a fascinating library corner, curio shop, bar, and incredible lamps, lights, artefacts and more. Fresh ingredients for every delicious meal entice guests adventure into new African tastes and textures. Thank goodness for the special massage you can indulge in after a long hot game drive!

The luxury services at Thabamati are part of an ecotourism approach within the safari world. This reserve is committed to finding and stopping all poachers entering the reserve via the Timbavati Wildlife Protection Programme’s anti-rhino poaching initiative. 

Ecotourism is also about the people who come from here and work in the lodges – the community initiatives are based on the principles of Ubuntu. Environmental education is also a vital focus here in the splendid setting of the Timbavati Private Game Reserve adjoined to Kruger.

Two brilliant game drives every day and a bush walk to get closer to wildlife and habitats is thrilling for guests. Coffee and snacks in secret viewing spots early in the mornings, and sundowners in the evenings to find the nocturnal species which add even more excitement to the days game viewing.  A sensory explosion of immersion in nature. 

It’s time to book one of these four luxurious, spacious en-suite safari-style tents, in their intimate setting in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, one of our favourite eco-friendly, solar powered camps in the Greater Kruger National Park.


  • Room for only 8 guests in this getting back to nature tented camp where luxury knows no bounds and staff go the extra mile
  • After the energy of the exciting morning game drive, return to camp for a buffet style breakfast featuring a selection of pastries, fruits, freshly baked breads, cheeses
  • Book out the entire camp as a villa option for you and your group – get your own chef, waitress, game ranger and tracker
  • Private game drives take guests well into the depth of the bushveld to find the animals offroad and guests will never see another vehicle.
From $471



  • 2 game drives daily
  • Bush walks
  • Spa on safari
  • Swimming


  • 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

living room interior of the Thabamati camp in Kruger National Park


  • Bar
  • Communal Dining
  • Solar and gas powered
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service 
  • Library
  • Pool
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Bath
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Lounge Area
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Outside Shower
  • Shower
  • Tea / Coffee

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