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Kambaku River Sands
Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Kambaku River Sands in the Timbavati which is part of the greater Kruger park, is an unfenced camp and perfectly situated on the banks of a seasonal riverbed allowing animals to roam freely around and through the camp.
Main Lodge – Kambaku River Sands – Timbavati
The main lodge has a spacious lounge with two enormous open fireplaces, an infinity pool and Matumi wrap-around bar overlooking the waterhole. Enjoy ice cold Craft beer on Tap. This more exclusive lodge offers a bush spa and gym, spa baths and outdoor showers. The bar allows for guests to watch elephants drinking out of the swimming pool while enjoying a cold beer or chilled glass of wine.
Our sunken wine cellar stocked with a selection of South Africa’s best is ideally positioned to view the waterhole and all the daily four-legged regulars.
Co-owner Bryce has added his experience and a special flair for wilderness cooking to the scrumptious bush cuisine offered by KAMBAKU and delicious meals in the relaxed and elegant setting of the lodge become memorable occasions where good food is enhanced by good company.
White Lions of the Timbavati
KAMBAKU River Sands is well situated in the heart of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which makes up the western border of the Kruger National Park. Without fences inhibiting the free movement of game between the reserves, Timbavati becomes part of a vast unspoilt natural wilderness area that lies within the Greater Kruger National Park.
Timbavati is home not only to the Big 5 but also to the famous White Lions of the Timbavati, which cannot be seen anywhere else in the wild. Kambaku is most privileged to be able to afford their guests the best opportunity of viewing the magnificent creatures with both properties falling within the white lion pride territory.
Meaning of KAMBAKU River Sands name
KAMBAKU (Solitary Bull elephant), takes its name from one of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ tuskers who roamed the Kruger Park for the greater part of the last century. These elephants were renowned for their impressive tusks – having, at least, one tusk with the estimated weight of over 60kg.
Accommodation at Kambaku River Sands
Sitting majestically on the banks of a dry river bed, Kambaku River Sands entices the guest to sit back and relax. The suites are set spaciously apart, allowing for secluded views of the unspoilt bush.
Guests at Kambaku River Sands are often afforded a safari experience with a difference from either their own private decks or the main lodge area, with almost daily up close and personal experiences with an elephant, buffalo and bushbuck to name but a few.
- 10 Luxury thatched suites
- Mini bar, butlers tray as well as a variety of guest amenities
- En-suite bathroom with bath, double shower, private toilet
- Outdoor shower
- Air Conditioning
As with Kambaku Safari Lodge, the owners Bryce and Nicola have made it their mission to offer a personal guided wildlife experience that endeavours to provide visitors with an up-close -and personal experience and interaction with the bush and its inhabitants.
Our mission is to provide an unforgettable wildlife experience in a magical environment so that the legends indeed do linger on in the memory of the guest.
Come and experience classic luxury in a pristine setting…with traditional Kambaku style and hospitality
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PAY 3 – STAY 4
1st – 31st March 2017
1st May – 30th June 2017
1st – 30th September 2017
Stay for 4 nights at either Kambaku River Sands or Safari Lodge and enjoy the last night free of charge
Book two nights at Safari Lodge and two nights at River Sands, and receive 10% discount on the per night rate at
River Sands, plus a complimentary transfer between the lodges Valid 1st Jan – 31st December 2017
Book at Kambaku River Sands & enjoy a complimentary private dinner, honeymoon turndown, bottle of bubbly & a spa voucher towards a treatment of your choice
Address: Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Morning and evening game drives
Birding from the local hide at Twins dam
All rooms are en-suite
Double indoor showers
Tea & Coffee Facilities
Digital Safes, Mosquito & Insect repellent can be found in all rooms.
**Children over 12 years welcome – charged at full adult rate
All suites are elegantly decorated, and boast private viewing decks with spectacular views of either the dry River bed or the surrounding bush. All sliding doors are protected with mosquito netting and beds draped with classic white satin nets. Sit back and indulge in the elegance of your suite.
Accommodation Facilities on offer at Kambaku River Sands:
10 Thatched Suites
Private viewing deck
Mini bar, butlers tray as well as a variety of guest amenities
Ensuite bathroom with spa bath, double shower, private toilet overlooking the wild surrounds
With its high thatched roof overlooking the Kambaku River Sands waterhole. The spacious surroundings of the Main lodge allow for guests luxurious comfort of the lounge, Kambaku River Sands boasts uncapped WIFI in our Main Lodge area.
A 50% deposit is required to secure all reservations.
Full payment is required 6 weeks prior to arrival
No credit card payments will be accepted for accommodation payments – only Electronic Funds Transfers
50% of reservation 3 Weeks prior to arrival
75% of Reservation 2 Weeks prior to arrival
100% of Reservation 1 Week prior to arrival
High Season Dates: 1 January 2017 – 31st December 2017
High Season Rates:
R6400 per person per night sharing
Single supplement applies from the 3rd single room
Inclusive of: Luxury accommodation, morning and evening game drives, bush walks, use of the hide during day time, all meals, teas & coffees, soft drinks & local beers, use of the gym, unlimited Wi-Fi, Mini Bar Beverages, Turndown/room service twice daily
1 January 2017 – 31st December 2017
Adult Rate R5300.00
Single Supplement Applies for bookings requiring more than 2 Single Rooms
Full Camp Rate on Request
**All rates are quoted on a per person per night rate.
**Children over 12 years welcome – charged at full adult rate
Rates are Inclusive of:
Early Morning game Drive / Bush walk
Late Afternoon /Evening Game Drive
Game Drive snacks, Brunch, High tea & Dinner
Unlimited Wi-Fi available in the reception area & Main Lodge
Tea, Coffee, Local Beers & Soft drinks
Credit Card Surcharges