Our Tented Camp is operated out of the central Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which is open to the Kruger National Park. This basic unfenced camp is erected under giant Jackalberry trees along a dry riverbed prior to each trail and completely removed upon departure, assuring minimum impact and therefore leaving no-trace. There is no electricity, mobile phone signal or WiFi, but we trust that you’ll find a strong connection.

Canvas dome tents house two trailists each. A mattress and pillow is provided, so bring along your sleeping bag and required bedding. The camp communal area is around the campfire or at the kitchen area where wholesome meals are whipped up on a gas cooker and an open flame. Ablutions are simple, yet unmatched. Specially designed seats stoop over pit-fall toilets, while canvas covered frames, for your bush-bucket-washing, open onto splendid views of the surrounding bush.

The area is classic Big Game country, with healthy populations of all Big 5 members being present. Experienced wilderness trails guides facilitate a holistic Nature-based experience over the four days and three nights.

A typical day starts with a wake-up call prior to sunrise. As the birds announce the approaching day, we enjoy coffee and rusks before heading out on a 4 to 5 hour walk, as soon as sufficient daylight allows. We return to camp around midday for a well-earned brunch, before the daily debrief and a few hours free to shower, read or take a nap. A late (light) lunch is served at around 3pm, before we head off into the wildness again for a 2 to 3 hour walk. Dinner and a crackling campfire awaits back at camp, usually followed by campfire conversation and an early night after an eventful day.

Our Tented Camp Trails are restricted to group bookings (limited to 8 persons) with two booking options available, namely:

  • fully-catered from ZAR 58 800
  • self-catered from ZAR 45 000

The Timbavati PNR conservation levy (ZAR 390 per person per trail) is excluded from the trail price.

Download the 2020 Tented Camp Trail Brochure for more information.


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