Premier Wildlife Park with Over 40 Species of Mammals


Facilities & services

  • Tanda Tula Lodge
  • Serondella Game Lodge


  • Game Drives
  • Walking Safaris

Flanking the western edge of the Kruger National Park and best known for its lion prides, Timbavati is often credited with being one of the best game viewing reserves in the country.

Covering 53,392 hectares with unfenced borders to the Kruger, you get more than 40 species of mammal including the Big Five, white lions, the critically endangered African wild dog, as well as 360 species of bird. Moreover there are also only seven lodges in this reserve, meaning you’re less likely to bump into many other visitors on your game drives.

Safari in Timbavati is rated with the best in Africa, with knowledgeable guides who share the secrets of the reserve and its wildlife. Days can be spent with experienced trackers or on a guided wilderness hike.

Accommodation on the reserve varies from colonial style safari lodges, thatched bush lodges and luxury safari camps, all offering an authentic safari experience with an emphasis on hospitality.

The best time for safari in South Africa is usually during the dry season, in the months from April to September, however it is cooler in the nights and mornings.

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