Timbavati Game Reserve, Hoedspruit, South Africa

Welcome to Timbavati Private Nature Reserve 

Timbavati Private Game Reserve borders between Hoedspruit and Mpumalanga, and shares an unfenced border with Kruger National Park. The name “Timbavati” means “the place where something sacred came down to earth from the heavens” and the reserve is best known for its rare white lions. The reserve was established in 1956 by conservation-minded landowners the Timbavati Association and the reserve now covers 53 396 hectares. The unfenced border between world-renowned Kruger National Park and Timbavati allow wildlife such as lions, cheetahs, giraffes, elephants, and other species to traverse freely. Timbavati Private Nature Reserve offers visitors abundant wildlife, the capture of African Savannah, and the best affordable accommodation. The nature reserve is open to a wide range of activities in an open 4x4 vehicle during the morning and afternoon safari viewing, bushwalks with a professional ranger and tracker sharing information on the flora and fauna, as well as bird-watching safaris.


  • Game drive in an open 4x4 vehicle, guided morning and afternoon drive 
  • Guided bushwalk with an experienced ranger and trackers 
  • Kiddies facilities 
  • Luxury accommodation 
  • Panorama Route tour
  • Private professional guide 
  • Return transfer from Johannesburg in a luxury air-conditioning vehicle 
  • Africa's Big5 lion, buffalo, rhino, leopard, elephant

Why go to Timbavati Private Nature Reserve 

  • An abundance of wildlife game, lion, cheetah, and elephants 
  • Daily game viewing, shared morning and afternoon game drive in an open 4x4 vehicle 
  • Luxury affordable accommodation 
  • Easy access to Hoedspruit Airport or return transfer from Johannesburg in a luxury air-conditioning vehicle 
  • Visit the local community supported by the lodges or camps 
  • Kiddies facility where their activities take place and they will explore the bush around the lodge with a professional guide 

Best of Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

Opt for the best authentic safari experience in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, our tours are customized and affordably tailor-made safaris. These customized itineraries are ideal for seniors, couples traveling with children, and romantic travelers such as honeymoon couples. Create holiday memories in Timbavati home to Africa’s Big5 and other wildlife species, the park is home to the two rare white lions. In Timbavati you opt to spot the wildlife and bird species at large, the wildlife roams freely in the reserve traversing to Kruger National Park. The tours depart from Johannesburg with a professional private guide in a luxury air-conditioning vehicle, during the journey to Timbavati you will enjoy a scenic drive. This return transfer option also guarantees guests an optional Panorama Route tour. Enjoy stay at the best affordable lodge or camp, the lodges and camps offer kiddies facilities whereby kids are partaking in different activities while parents are away on game viewing or relaxing by the pool. Make this the best vacation to South Africa with your loved ones or friends.

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