KAMBAKU SAFARI LODGE – Timbavati Game Reserve


Kambaku Safari Lodge is nestled in the heart of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which can be found within the world renowned Greater Kruger National Park.

The camp is well situated in this unspoilt natural wilderness area, home to an astonishing array of animals including the Big 5.

Kambaku provides the ultimate escape from busy schedules, with eight well appointed thatched chalets overlooking our own private waterhole.

Attracting guests from around the world, Kambaku combines simple luxury with a high level of environmental consciousness.

With scrumptious bush cuisine in a relaxed, rustic setting our guests can truly unwind and immerse themselves in the restorative powers of nature

KAMBAKU SAFARI LODGE – Timbavati Game Reserve – Limpopo Province KAMBAKU SAFARI LODGE – Timbavati Game Reserve – Limpopo Province
KAMBAKU SAFARI LODGE – Timbavati Game Reserve – Limpopo Province KAMBAKU SAFARI LODGE – Timbavati Game Reserve – Limpopo Province
KAMBAKU SAFARI LODGE – Timbavati Game Reserve – Limpopo Province KAMBAKU SAFARI LODGE – Timbavati Game Reserve – Limpopo ProvinceKAMBAKU SAFARI LODGE – Timbavati Game Reserve – Limpopo Province


Accommodation at Kambaku Safari Lodge comprises of eight thatched, en-suite chalets situated in a semi-circle overlooking our waterhole. Kambaku provides exclusive yet affordable accommodation that is designed, constructed and decorated to reflect the gracious charm and serenity of our surroundings. Each of the eight thatched chalets contains a full en-suite bathroom with both a shower and a bath. To satisfy specific requirements, the rooms offer a combination of family suites, doubles and twins.

Creating a feeling of relaxed intimacy, the camp accommodates only sixteen guests and is ideal for hosting small family gatherings, friends or exclusive business events. The romance of the bush makes Kambaku Lodge an ideal romantic honeymoon retreat. To truly immerse yourself in the rustic bush experience, our chalets are equipped with lanterns for light as well as 220 volt power points for your convenience, which are sustained by our eco-friendly battery bank system. Overhead fans provide welcome relief during summer and our gas geysers provide instant steaming hot water. For those who enjoy a taste of romantic colonialism, our rooms are equipped with four poster beds, crisp white linen and draped mosquito nets.


Kambaku Safari Lodge invites you to relax and take in the tranquil bush surroundings in a variety of comfortable central areas that we have for your enjoyment.

The main lodge has a balance between open plan and private spaces with the spacious bar and lounge area leading to the more private mezzanine floor. Opening out from the mezzanine is a viewing deck with excellent views of the busy waterhole and beyond.

Kambaku’s main lodge has a soaring thatch roof which catches the breeze in summer and creates a lovely feeling of openness. A large crackling fireplace in the lounge area adds to the warmth and ambiance in the evenings. Furnishings are comfortable and cosy, inviting you to put your feet up.

Breakfast and light lunches are served on our veranda. Guests are often entertained by the antics of our resident warthog family and can view the herds of general game that comedown to the waterhole to quench their thirst.

A great place to wile away the hours is near the pool on our sun deck. Have a dip in our pool or just relax with a cocktail.

Dinner at Kambaku is an African affair, accompanied by the Milky Way, a large bonfire and lanterns in our outdoor Boma, which is an African name for “Eating Place”. Sample fine wines and bush cuisine while listening to the night calls of the African Bush. After dinner, some fireside bush stories from the rangers area must before retiring to your chalet for the night.

Our curio shop is stocked with a variety of goods to remind you of us once you back home and you are welcome to browse at any time during the day.

Kambaku has wireless connectivity and mobile phone coverage available for those who want to keep in touch with the outside world.

Kambaku Safari Lodge does not charge a single supplement rate.

Please note children 12 years and under pay 50% of the rack rate when sharing with parents or being accommodated in a family suite. Children 12 years or under will not be allowed to go on game walks. Children under 4 years will not be allowed on game drives.
Private Game Drive Vehicles are available on request at an extra cost enquiries can be done through reservations.

Tariffs are Inclusive of:

  • Luxury accommodation;
  • An early morning and afternoon/evening game drive in an open 4x4 game viewing vehicle;
  • A short bush walk with an armed ranger;
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner;
  • Unlimited teas and coffees.
  • Inclusive of 14% VAT

Tariffs are Exclusive of:

  • All Bar and Game Drive Beverages
  • Curios shop items
  • Timbavati entrance fee – Once off conservation fee of R110 per person and R120 vehicle fee. These rates are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Road and air transfers to and from the lodge (available on request).

Cancellation Policy:

  • Upon confirmation of booking: 25% of full amount
  • Three weeks before arrival: 50% of full amount
  • Two weeks before arrival: 75% of full amount
  • One week or less: 100% of full amount
  • Please note a 10% Admin charge will be levied on credit card and bank transfer refunds due to cancellations.
KAMBAKU SAFARI LODGE – Timbavati Game Reserve – Limpopo Province