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TIMBAVATI TRAILS CAMP

TIMBAVATI NATURE RESERVE, GREATER KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Join us for a back to basics wilderness trail with very skilled and highly qualified, passionate guides. Situated in the Timbavati Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park the traversing extends over 10 000ha. Learn to track game on foot and gain a fascinating insight into animal behavior. Walking allows us to take our time and get up close to the smaller creatures and treasures of the Bushveld.

In the absence of electricity, mobile phones and strict schedules we move at natures pace, allowing us to take advantage of what nature has to offer. The adventure bow tent accommodation and open-air bucket showers allow you to stare up at a million stars and simply enjoy the vast expanse of pure wilderness.

Fireside Looking Around walking portrait
Tents Walking


Situated in the heart of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. All artificial barriers between the Timbavati and the adjacent Kruger National Park have been removed. This prime wilderness area boasts the 'Big Five', a large diversity of antelope species, the entire range of smaller predators and over 500 bird species, a tremendous diversity of reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. The landscape is typical of the undulating granitic Lowveld basin with large broad-leafed trees dominating the uplands, followed by Acacia woodlands, which give way to the large trees that form the riverine vegetation in the valley bottoms. Highly productive and open sodic areas dominate along the sandy riverbeds.

This is a rustic, mobile fly camp. You will be sleeping in an Adventure Bow Tent – 2,1 x 2,1m by Canvas and Tent. A basic camping mattress will be supplied; please bring your own if you require a softer mattress.

Wholesome meals are provided and prepared by bush camp chef, meals are served around the fire, folding camping chairs are provided. Please bring own snacks for use in field, and your own alcohol and soft drinks. Please be aware that we are camping in an unfenced dangerous game area – so excessive alcohol consumption is not advised.

Drive Kitchen Spider
loo fire general seating


Ablutions consist of two 10 litre bucket showers and two 'long drop' Toilets. These toilets have a proper toilet seat and are enclosed for privacy.

We do not provide charging facilities for cameras etc. so please bring sufficient batteries with you.

There are usually 3-4 staff members assisting, depending on the size of the group
Guidelines for tips: R500 to R600 per staff member from the group as a whole
Conservation levy is R200 per person (this amount will be added to your invoice)
Vehicle levy is R140 per vehicle (payable at Timbavati control gate in cash or credit card)

Recommended SUPPLY/KIT LIST

Clothing (warm clothing for months May to September)
Rain jacket
Hat or cap
Toiletries – biodegradable (include sun cream and insect repellent)
Comfortable walking shoes
Flip flops for use around camp
Towel
Basic first aid kit
Notebook and pen
Binoculars
Cameras and video camera (there are no charging facilities)
Sleeping bag (bring warmer bag for winter)
Pillow
Torch or headlamp with fresh batteries
Alcohol
Daypack / Rucksack (20-30l)
Knife
3 liters of water to carry with on field trips
Snacks to eat whilst out in the field
Cash for gate fees (vehicle levy payable at gate) and staff gratuities (see guidelines above)