The Timbavati Game Reserve is located at the border line between Hoedspruit in and Acornhoek in, north of the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve on the western edge of Kruger National Park, geographically
Timbavati Private Game Reserve shares a common unfenced border with the Kruger National Park
Allowing animals free range and ensuring that guests have an opportunity to view the greatest diversity of wildlife that South Africa has to offer.
Accommodation at Timbavati is offered in colonial style game lodges, traditional thatched bush lodges, and luxury tented safari camps, providing a range of styles to suit your dream South African safari lodge holiday.The Timbavati floodplain is an exciting safari destination with a rich variety of wildlife including not only the Big Five but a profusion of birds and diverse animal life. Game viewing is offered in safari vehicles, or on foot in the company of professional rangers. The Timbavati Private Game Reserve comprises a number of private concessions which border on the Kruger National Park. Since there is no fencing between the reserve and the National Park, animals are able to move freely in and out.All game drives are undertaken in an open vehicle. Each driver / guide has extensive experience and intimate knowledge of the Timbavati area, and is an expert on game movement and other ecological aspects of the region.The best safari season is usually during the so called dry season (April to September). The rainy season begins in October and usually lasts until the end of March. The dry bush comes alive after the rains and birdlife is prolific, but game viewing becomes more difficult as the foliage grows thicker.Game drives on a Timbavati safari usually take place in the cooler times of day when animals are more active and there is a better chance of encountering abundant wildlife. There are also thrilling night game drives which go in search of fascinating nocturnal animals.