Timbavati Game Reserve
Close to the ground.

Timbavati Game Reserve (www.timbavati.co.za, R100/person, R80/vehicle) was formed by an association of 50 landowners who removed fences and joined their land together to form a 530 square kilometer game reserve in the 1950s. Later the fence between Timbavati and the Kruger National Park was torn down and the wildlife now roam freely across the borders. In addition to the big game, Timbavati is known for its small number of white lions. These rare animals are not albino but are a result of a recessive gene that causes their hair to be white.

Gomo Gomo

Gomo Gomo is located beside a large watering hole that attracts a wide variety of animals. There are eight brick and thatched roof chalets, all of which have views of the watering hole. In the evening, the grounds are lit with kerosene flares and candlelit dinners are served under the stars beside a fire.


Umlani Bushcamp

Umlani Bushcamp is set in the middle of the Timbavati Game Reserve on the banks of the Nhlaralumi River. The natural bush camp blends in with its surroundings and the lodge and eight private huts are constructed in a traditional African style with reeds and thatch. Candles, paraffin lamps and an outdoor shower that is heated by a wood fire accent the huts. For guests interested in some exclusive time with the animals, there is a tree house located away from the main camp overlooking a dam where you can take in the wildlife over a sunset or spend the night.