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    Kambuka River Sands Lodge

    Located on the western end of the Kruger National Park, River Sands Lodge is set within the Timbavati Private Game Reserve. Kambuka River Sands is the only lodge with traversing rights on both Timbavati and Klaserie Reserves of over 12 000 hectares of wildlife sighting territory. The lodge boasts over 1000 hectares of sole traverse area, meaning you can be assured of uncrowded safari drives and exclusive animal sightings of lion, leopard, elephant, Cape buffalo, hippo, zebra, and a variety of antelope.

    Your Big 5 safari experience at Kambuka River Sands Lodge includes outstanding game drives, off-road game viewing, night drives, and guided nature walks. Birdwatchers can also enjoy seeing a variety of birdlife from the Hide at Twins Dam. 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.

    This unique, unfenced camp allows guests to experience free-roaming wildlife from their own private viewing decks. The intimate setting of 8 luxury suites offers special personalized service and attention to detail. Cozy, romantic, and elegant, the main lodge features two fireplaces, outstanding wine cellar, Matumi wrap-around bar and small library. A gorgeous infinity pool at Kambuka River Sands Lodge and expansive viewing deck make for great relaxation, while spectacular dinners can be savoured in the boma for enchanting nights under the glistening Milky Way.


    • Game drives
    • Guided bushwalks
    • Swimming
    • Photographic and art safari’s
    • Spa
    • Gym
    • Birdwatching


    • Exceptional Big 5 game drives
    • Exclusive + intimate luxury accommodation
    • Photographic and art safari’s

    Closest airport

    • Hoedspruit (HDS)

    Children policy

    Children 12 years and older are welcome.


    2 x Game drives per day, all meals, soft drinks, and sundowners on the game drives.


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

    T's & C's

    • Rates are per person sharing, per night
    • Single supplement of 50% applicable
    • Rates displayed are valid to 31 Dec 2024
    • Pay Stay offer is valid 01 Apr – 30 Jun & 1 Sep – 30 Nov

    Accommodation Options

    Thatch Suites

    Sleeps 2 Adults

    PAY 3 STAY 4

    River Sands boasts 8 luxurious thatch suites set on a perennial river system making it the perfect spot for birdwatching and wildlife sightings from your private viewing deck. Each expansive suite is equipped with air-conditioning, a minibar, Read moreen-suite bathroom with spa bath, indoor double shower, and delightful outdoor shower. No family suites are available; however, a fold-away bed can be arranged for a child over 12 years sharing. Less

    Refer to T&C's above

    Price £ 438 per person, per night

    Best-price guarantee

    Enquire at Kambuka River Sands Lodge


    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
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