Kambaku Safari Lodge

Located on the western end of the Kruger National Park, Timbavati Private Game Reserve is home to Kambaku Safari Lodge and boasts over 10 000 hectares of natural, unspoiled, Big 5 territory. Kambaku Safari Lodge boasts a beautiful setting around a waterhole making for spectacular game viewing from the main pool, upper deck, or even from the chalets private viewing decks. The intimate lodge of only 8 chalets is powered by solar power, setting the lodge apart as an eco-friendly, conservation-minded haven. At Kambaku Safari Lodge your safari experience encompasses excellent game drives, off-road game viewing, night drives, and guided nature walks. The reserves expert game rangers go all out to track the animals you want to see, ensuring thrilling wildlife encounters. This spectacular destination is one of the only areas in Africa where the majestic White Lion can be found. This alone makes it a very worthwhile and unique setting.


Relax at the River Sands Spa or gym with complimentary transfers between the lodges. Adventurists can set out for guided 3-hour bushwalks, photographic-, and art safaris. The end of each day is a celebration of the adventures experienced with a superb meal next to a cozy fire or under the glistening African skies. This family-friendly location is a dream come true for budding mini-rangers. Children visiting Kambaku Safari Lodge thrive on their exclusive child-friendly game drives, on-site bush walks, and are thrilled at meeting the resident on-site Warthog family. Kids will have an adventure of their own learning about the wild and how to track animals, frogs, and identify birds. Junior Rangers will receive a certificate to acknowledge their achievements in the bush on departure


  • Game drives
  • Guided bushwalks
  • Swimming
  • Photographic and art safari’s
  • Junior Ranger program
  • Birdwatching


  • White lion sightings
  • Exceptional Big 5 game drives
  • Waterhole views
  • Green lodge – entirely solar-powered
  • Exclusive + intimate accommodation

Closest airport

  • Nelspruit Kruger
  • O.R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg)
  • Hoedspruit

Children policy

Children of all ages welcome with special wildlife activities planned for the little More Details ones.

  • Children 2-11 years pay 50% of the adult sharing rate
  • Children 0-2 years stay complimentary
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2 x Game drives per day, guided bush walks, all meals, afternoon tea, and selected alcoholic beverages.


Premium brand drinks, conservation and gate fees, camera equipment, spa treatments, private-use vehicles, and transfers

Terms & conditions

  • Rates are per person sharing, per night
  • Single supplement of 50% applicable
  • Rates displayed are from 01 Jan 2020 – 31 Dec 2020

Accommodation Options


Sleeps 2 Adults

Kambuka Safari Lodge features 8 individually decorated thatched chalets set around a waterhole frequented by thirsty wildlife. Three chalets cater specifically to families as inter-leading family units. Each chalet is equipped with an overhead fan, Read morebeautiful four-poster beds with mosquito netting, full en-suite bathrooms, and a fabulous private viewing deck. The main lodge features a cozy fireplace, swimming pool, outdoor dining boma, a small safari library, and a bar. Less

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Price R5 950 per person, per night

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Getting there

By Road

The reserve is a 6-hour drive from Johannesburg along the N12 highway. Traveling to the reserve from Hoedspruit Airport is a one-hour road transfer.



Fly from major centres in South Africa to Hoedspruit Airport.


Flight Duration

  • Johannesburg to Hoedspruit: 55 minutes
  • Cape Town to Hoedspruit 2 hours 30 minutes