Kambaku Safari Lodge in Timbavati

Kambaku Safari Lodge in Timbavati

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Accommodation Category: Greater Kruger Park, Limpopo, and LodgeAccommodation Tags: elephants, family, Kambaku, and Timbavati

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  • Kambaku Safari Lodge

    Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

    KAMBAKU Safari Lodge 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, it allows 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.


    Kambaku, Magnificent Seven

    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.


    At KAMBAKU lodge, the legends linger and are remembered by the naming of each chalet after one of these Magnificent giants of the bush.
    The chalets, main lodge buildings and the deck area, all overlook a private waterhole with constant wildlife activity.   The activity at the waterhole can be observed and enjoyed either from the privacy of your chalet or from the main lodge area.

    Kambaku Safari Lodge provides the ultimate escape from busy schedules with its home-away-from-home ambience.  Kambaku Safari Lodge combines simple luxury with a high level of environmental consciousness and relies totally on solar power for the production of all electricity.

    Family Friendly

    Accommodation is exclusive yet affordable, meticulously designed, beautifully constructed and tastefully decorated to blend in with the charm and serenity of the surrounding bush. This family-friendly lodge has a feeling of relaxed intimacy, accommodates only sixteen guests and is ideal for hosting small family gatherings or groups of friends.


    • Swimming Pool
    • Children’s area
    • Pool Table
    • Library
    • Kambaku Kids Program
    • Mezzanine deck
    • Spa & Gym facilities – available at River Sands


    Visit Kambaku River Sands in Timbavati for a luxury experience

    COMBO PACKAGE 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 all year round

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  • Normal Rates:

    1ST JANUARY 2016 – 31ST DECEMBER 2016
    Adult Rate R3900.00
    Child Rate R2400.00
    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.

    • 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
    • Tea, Coffee, Local Beers & Soft drinks

    • Timbavati Gate fee of R140.00 per vehicle (Subject to change)
    • Timbavati Conservation Levies of R190.00 pp; from 01/03/2016 R 200 pp
    • Transfers to and from Kambaku Safari Lodge
    • Babysitting service of R100.00 per hour
    • Laundry at R150.00 per Bag
    • Curio shop items
    • Bar Spirits & Wines

  • 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

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  • Child friendly and offering special children game drives & educational activities.
    Baby sitting
    Laundry service
    Private safari vehicles on request at an additional charge
    Solar power throughout the lodge providing electricity
    Bush dinners
    Catering for special diet requirements
    Curio shop
    Wifi in reception area unlimited
    Big 5 game viewing

  •  Children 4 Years and older may join the game drives
     Children under 4 years old, may only join on a private vehicle at R3000.00 per
    day (this is to provide flexibility with the little one)
     Children 12 and older may join the bush walks

  • Clothing & Etcetera's
    What to wear on safari? Cool, casual clothing for lodge wear is the order of the day. Short and sandals and swimwear for the pool are required. Sturdy closed trainers or walking boots are a must for bush walks, and long trousers are a better bet. Do not forget sunglasses, hats and sun-block, and often a lightweight cotton long-sleeved top should be considered for those with a more sensitive skin.

    In winter jackets, beanies and scarves will definitely make the mornings and evenings a more comfortable experience, even so, blankets are provided on the drive, and ponchos for rainy days in summer.
    Insects and Malaria
    Malaria is endemic to the area and tick bite fever is also quite common. Insect repellent on the body is a must, and keeps not only mosquitoes, but tick, spiders and the like at bay, although regular ‘body-bug’ inspections should be done.

    Mosquito nets are found in all the rooms, however it is prudent still to take the necessary medications to prevent infection. Please consult your travel clinic or physician before embarking on your journey as there are a number of products on the market, each with their own pros and cons.
    Local medical facilities
    The lodge has contact 24/7/365 with bush-trained medical personal telephonically and evaluation will be organised should the need arise. Otherwise Hoedspruit, the nearest town, has medical facilities including a military hospital. Please pack your own personal medication required (prescription and otherwise).

    Dietary Requirements
     Kambaku can cater for the following dietary requirements provided we are made aware of such requirements in advance – Vegetarian / Lactose intolerant /vegetarian meals
     Please advise us of any allergies on arrival (Nuts, Alcohol etc.)
     We regret we do not provide halaal or kosher meals

  • Deposit
     A 50% deposit is required to secure all reservations.
     Full payment is required 6 weeks prior to arrival
     No credit cards accepted for payment of accommodation – only Electronic Funds Transfers

    Cancellation Policy-
     50% of reservation 3 Weeks prior to arrival
     75% of Reservation 2 Weeks prior to arrival
     100% of Reservation 1 Week prior to arrival