Luxury Safari Tents and Excursions within Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

Safari tent in Timbavati, Mpumalanga

8 guests

This lovely camp is available on an exclusive-use basis only, and it can accommodate up to eight guests and a minimum of two guests. There are four beautifully designed tents available, and each of those tents comes with two military style camping beds, luggage racks, bedside tables, solar lanterns and packing trunks. The tents measure 3m x 4m, and attached to the back of each of them you’ll find an open-air and private bush bathroom with a hot water shower, an eco-friendly toilet and a wash basin.

During your stay, you’ll be hosted by an expertly handpicked team that includes a personal guide, a tracker, a chef, and general camp staff.

There is a communal mess tent/lounge available at this glamping site, where you’ll be able to sit back and relax, read books or play games.

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Features and services

Most popular features

  • Restaurant

  • Safari/Game drive

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    Dining table

  • Infants allowed

  • Children allowed

  • Linens and pillows

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Timbavati, Mpumalanga

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This beautiful luxury safari tent field camp in South Africa is located in a beautiful concession of more than 16,000 acres of the Timbavati Private Nature Resurve, and it’s also part of the Greater Kruger National Park. This camp has the perfect location for one of the most exclusive guided walking safari experiences in South Africa. The truly unique thing about this glamping site is that each trip is exclusively set up and taken down, and the precise locations vary throughout the year.
Activities near Timbavati
  • Safari/Game drive

You’ll be able to take full advantage of the South African wilderness while staying at this lovely tented safari field camp. You’ll find some of the activities detailed below.

Early Morning Routine and Game Walk: Right after the sun rises, you’ll head to the mess tent for some coffee, tea, rusks, and hot porridge. After a warm meal, it’s off to the outdoors for a three- to four-hour bush walk, where you’ll be led by your field guide and tracker. During this incredible experience, you’ll learn how to track game and get some insight into birding and tree and plant identification. If you’re adventurous at heart, you’ll be happy to know that tracking and finding rhino and/or elephant on foot isn’t such an uncommon occurrence during this activity! Upon your return from this exciting game walk, you’ll be greeted with a hot water bush shower and a delicious brunch spread.

Siesta Time: Just after brunch, you’ll be given a perfect window of time to relax, have a nap in your tent, or simply sit back and relax in the mess tent area where you’ll find a collection of books and games. This is also a perfect time to do a bit of bird watching or tree identification with your field guide.

Late Afternoon Routine and Game Walk: During this time, you’ll be served afternoon tea and a beautiful selection of sweet and savory snacks. You’ll then take off on a short afternoon bush walk led once again by your experienced guide and tracker.

Dinner: After getting back to the safari camp, aperitifs will be served around the fire, and then you’ll be served a special bush dinner that is prepared over hot coals.
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Things to know

Arrival and departure

  • Check-in: Flexible

  • Check-out: Flexible

House rules

  • No pets allowed

  • No smoking

  • No parties

  • No events

Cancellation policy

Moderate

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Additional info

There is a minimum stay of three nights at this glamping site. This glamping site runs from March 1 to October 31 each year. Please keep in mind that there is no electricity at this glamping site and that the camp features oil and solar lanterns. Guests must be in shape and be able to manage a 10-mile walk. Children age 12 and up are welcome at this glamping site.

In summer, it’s recommended that you pack neutral-color clothing, a light pullover, a windbreaker or light jacket, a hat with a wide brim, comfortable walking/hiking boots, flip flops, sunglasses, sunscreen, binoculars, and a camera/video camera. In the winter, it’s recommended that you pack neutral-colored clothing, a warm pullover, a warm winter jacket, a hat with a wide brim, a beanie, thick winter socks, comfortable walking/hiking boots, flip flops, sunglasses, sunscreen, binoculars, and a camera/video camera.

Rates are per night, for the entire camp. The rates include four explorer tents with en-suite open-air bathrooms, 16,000 acres of exclusive land in the Timbavati Reserve, a private guide a tracker, personal chef and camp staff, all meals and beverages (except premium wines and French champagne), all guided walking safaris, and all transfers between the safari camp and the field camp.

Finally, please note that the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve is located within a low risk malaria area. Guests are recommended to consult their physician regarding easily administered malaria prophylaxis before going on any safari travel to South Africa.
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