Wildlife

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The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park, a vast wilderness of more than 4 million hectares.

The Timbavati is known for its abundance and variety of African wildlife, including the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino).

With only 9 lodges in more than 50 000 hectares, guests experience the African bush at its most pristine. The lodges have mutual traversing areas and co-operate with each other in animal sightings.

The bushveld varies from Acacia thornveld and Marula trees to open savannah grasslands as well as dense riverines with majestic Jackalberry and Fig trees, allowing for superb viewing of zebra, antelope, giraffe and wildebeest.

Since the game fences came down between the Kruger National Park and the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve 20 years ago, we have enjoyed large breeding herds of buffalo, up to 1000 strong, as well as large elephant herds.

Visit our blog to read about our various game sighting in and around camp.