Timbavati Game Reserve Featured, Parks and Reserves
The Timbavati Game Reserve is most famous for its white lions, which are still spotted in this area from time to time. The Timbavati is a collection of privately-owned game reserves which share an unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park. It is a vast Big 5 game reserve situated to the west of Kruger, and to the north of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. The bush and game viewing in the Timbavati is similar to what you will find in the Kruger National Park.
* Timbavati Game Reserve Highlights
- ∞ Privately-owned game reserve
- ∞ Part of the greater Kruger National Park
- ∞ Big 5 game viewing
- ∞ Open vehicle game drives
- ∞ Off-road driving and night drives are permitted
- ∞ Bush walks are possible, tracking rhino on foot
- ∞ Selection of luxury and budget safari lodges
The Timbavati is similar to the Sabi Sand in that it is privately-owned land which forms part of the greater Kruger National Park. By mutual agreement, the land owners have dropped their fences with each other and with the Kruger National Park, allowing unrestricted movement of the animals through the reserve.
Although the vegetation and scenery differs slightly from the Sabi Sand, the game viewing is very similar and you will find exactly the same diversity of wildlife in the Timbavati, including the Big 5: lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant.
There are fewer private game lodges in the Timbavati than in the Sabi Sand, which means there are fewer game drive vehicles around. the game viewing is excellent and off-road driving is permitted. Night drives and bush walks are also conducted at all the lodges in the Timbavati.
You can use the menu at the top to search for safari lodges in the Timbavati Game Reserve. Alternatively, let us know your intended dates of travel, number of people and approximate budget, and we will make some recommendations for your safari.
Before you go to Timbavati Game Reserve Things you should know before you go!
Malaria is a consideration in Timbavati Game Reserve
Learn more about malaria areas and malaria prevention with our resource article.
Malaria Areas & Prevention