Located in the heart of the Timbavati Game Reserve, RockFig Safari Lodge is a luxury, waterhole-facing private game lodge. With six spacious chalet-type suites and a maximum of four guests per safari vehicle on game drives, RockFig Safari Lodge offers guests an intimate, boutique-style bush experience with a twist. RockFig's swimming pool is regularly visited by thirsty elephants.

  • Private, luxury safari lodge in Timbavati Game Reserve
  • Six thatched chalet-style en-suite luxury suits with private bush-facing shaded verandahs
  • Big Five game drives with only four guests per open safari vehicle
  • Guided walking safaris
  • The waterhole-facing swimming pool is visited by elephants on an almost daily basis
  • Families with children get their own private safari vehicle and guide

Completed in 2019, RockFig Safari Lodge is a luxury safari lodge in the Timbavati Game Reserve that is part of the Greater Kruger, and it is the perfect fit for safari guests looking for an intimate and unhurried bush escape.

Six thatched, chalet-style luxury suites

RockFig has six chalet-style luxury suites that accommodate a maximum of 12 adults and four children in king or twin beds, depending on the guests' preferences. All suites have mosquito nets, air conditioning and a private verandah overlooking the bush. The large en-suite bathrooms have bathtubs, a spacious indoor shower and a double outdoor shower.

Contemporary main lodge area

The spacious and airy main lodge area has many pieces of commissioned furniture from local artisans. There's an open-plan dining room, a comfortable, contemporary indoor lounge and a bar area. Guests can also take meals in the shade on the outdoor dining deck, relax outside in the covered bush-facing guest lounge and gather around the outdoor firepit at night. The waterhole-facing swimming pool is frequented by elephants almost daily, usually during the middle of the day.

A honeymoon couple on safari is joined at the RockFig swimming pool by a herd of thirsty elephants.

Out on game drives and bush walks

RockFig Safari Lodge guests can all enjoy a window seat on their Big Five game drives with just four people per open safari vehicle. Families with children get their own private safari vehicle and can arrange with their safari guide to start their game drive later and return to the lodge earlier. RockFig game drives in the Timbavati are conducted by highly experienced safari guides and trackers. Guests fourteen years of age and older who want to experience the smaller details of the wild can go on a guided walking safari.

Getting there

By road - RockFig Safari Lodge is a 5.5-hour drive from Johannesburg and a 45-minute drive from Hoedspruit.

By air - Guests can fly scheduled charters by Federal Air direct to the RockFig Safari Lodge airstrip, five minutes from the lodge. There are also multiple daily flights between Johannesburg and Hoedspruit Airport and daily direct flights from Cape Town to Hoedspruit Airport.

Our take on RockFig Safari Lodge

We loved the spacious, contemporary feel of RockFig Safari Lodge, and our close encounter with elephants who came to drink water from the swimming pool while we were inside was a definite highlight. We were also impressed with the quality of the guiding and the overall game-viewing experience. We have no qualms recommending RockFig Safari Lodge to honeymooners and families. We especially like RockFig's special offers. Contact us for exclusive use rates.

  • Accommodation
  • All meals and local drinks
  • Daily safari activities in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
  • Transfers to and from the lodge's private airstrip
  • Laundry
  • Premium brand drinks, champagnes, imported beers and wines and certain spirits
  • Spa treatments
  • Community visits
  • Day trips outside of Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
  • Gift shop or other personal purchases
  • Gratuities
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