Overview

The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve came into existence on July 1956 when a group of conservation-minded people who owned game farms on the western boundary of the Kruger National Park came together to form the Timbavati Association.The size of the reserve covers about 60 000 hectares of pristine African bush, part of the world famous greater Kruger National Park. The Kruger National Park itself is a further 2 million hectares in size, which is about the same size as Israel or Wales. In the early 1990’s the boundary fence between the Kruger National Park and adjacent private game reserves, namely Timbavati, Sabi Sands, Klaserie, Umbabat and Manyaleti was removed to create the greater Kruger National Park, covering an area of 2.2 million hectares. The reason being conservationists wanted to re-create ancient migration movements of wildlife from the foothills of the Lebombo Mountains in the east, to the Drakensburg Mountains in the west.

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&Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge

Kruger Park Area, South Africa
  • TypeSafari Lodge

Protected by a living canopy of immense mopane and tamboti trees, &Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge carves out a set of intimate, elegant spaces sheltered in harmonious seclusion by the thick vegetation.

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&Beyond Ngala Tented Camp

Kruger Park Area, South Africa
  • TypeSafari Lodge

While Ngala Tented Camp never lets you forget that you are in the wild, there is nothing primitive about this chic and contemporary camp. The romance of canvas, with big night sounds and flickering lanterns lighting the camp grounds, mingles with the simple sophistication of polished wooden decks, textured fabrics and clean lines.

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Kings Camp

Kruger Park Area, South Africa
  • TypeSafari Lodge

Kings camp is situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Kings Camp reflects the charm and romance of a Colonial past... A thatched viewing deck overlooking an active waterhole, and an open plan lounge and bar are ideal places where you can simply relax and soak up the tranquility of the African bush.

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