The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve came into existence in July 1956,
when a group of conservation-minded persons who owned "game farms" on the western boundary of the Kruger Park came together to form the Timbavati Association.
Timbavati is one of the oldest private nature reserves adjoining the Kruger National Park, and today the Timbavati is privately owned by 38 individual members. Visitors to the reserve will be rewarded with a glorious wildlife experience, so rare in our modern world.
Life changing experience
The principal aim of the reserve is the preservation of wildlands and
wildlife by restoring the land to its natural state and maintaining the
mix and balance of species, conditions, and processes that have historically
occurred in this region.
Timbavati is dedicated to the proposition that
conservation's greatest purpose and challenge is to maintain the reign
of Nature. Timbavati's mission is to see that at least here - in this
small, but singular and deeply cherished part of the African Bushveld
- Nature will be defended against human impacts, and left just as it should
There are seven fine game lodges in the Timbavati Reserve, as well as an environmental education camp featuring overnight wilderness hikes and other special programmes.
In addition to providing visitors the opportunity to see virtually all of the species of wildlife to be found in the region, each lodge offers level of personal and attentive service that the seasoned traveller has come to expect from the world's smaller, more intimate lodges.
Game Lodges in the Timbavati reserve
Timbavati's privately owned and operated lodges pride themselves on their ability to offer something truly different, and truly better, at a reasonable and competitive price.