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Geiger's Camp Timbavati
Geiger's Camp Timbavati Pool Area

Geiger’s Camp Timbavati was originally a traditional family house and thus maintains a homely atmosphere, beyond its luxuriousness. Walls are decorated with stunning artworks, painted by owner, Marion Geiger-Orengo, bringing the splendour of the outdoors inside.

Privacy, elegance with a hint of rustic charm, and a great sense of tranquillity - this is what guests can look forward to at Geiger’s Camp. An opulent African adventure is in store, in the Timbavati and Umbabat Private Nature Reserve. Perched on a ridge, this hideaway boasts panoramic views of the Sharalumi River and Big Five terrain.

Geiger’s Camp features its own, exclusive terrace with a pool and loungers for private use. Guests have the pleasure of being served by dedicated staff while absorbing the surrounding scenery in this relaxing space. The terrace overlooks the bushland of the Motswari Private Game Reserve and affords guests glimpses of animals moving through their natural habitat.

The lounge, which leads out to the terrace, overlooking the surrounding bush, provides guests with a luxurious area in which to relax and take in the sights and sounds of nature. It is yet another private and comfortable spot from which guests can look out for animals basking in this stunning African environment.

An exclusive hideaway built from rock and stone, Geiger’s Camp comprises four private rooms, each with its own private deck overlooking the bush. This camp is ideally suited to families or small groups of up to eight persons travelling together. Each room has been uniquely and tastefully styled by owner, Marion Geiger-Orengo along with Cape Town interior decorator, David Strauss, bringing together an eclectic mix of furniture and décor. The camp’s main deck has a private oval infinity pool with uninterrupted views of the bush, but guests are also able to make use of the Main Camp’s facilities, only two kilometres away.

Dining at Motswari Private Game Reserve is a unique African experience, with a hint of fine dining flair. Meals are taken either at a scenic location out on the trail with one of the highly-trained guides or in the lounge area and, depending on the season, evenings can be spent dining in the bush or inside the open-air boma, a traditional meeting-place. Meals are accompanied by an award-winning selection of Southern African wines.

Visits to Motswari Main Camp and Geiger’s Camp (as well as the Giraffe’s Nest Hide) are inclusive of brunch, high tea (late lunch) and dinner. Bush breakfasts are specially arranged on occasion. A romantic dinner for two may also be experienced, when staying at Giraffe’s Nest Hide.


Geiger's Camp Timbavati Sunlit Verandah
Geiger's Camp Timbavati Luxury Guest Suite Room
Geiger's Camp Timbavati Luxury Guest Accommodation
Geiger's Camp Timbavati Food Offering with a View
Geiger's Camp Timbavati Wildlife Rhino

The breathtaking Timbavati Game Reserve South Africa and Umbabat Private Nature Reserves form part of the Associated Private Nature Reserves region, which borders on the Kruger National Park. The Timbavati and Umbabat Private Nature Reserves share an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park, which allows animal species to move freely between these expansive parks. Guests can therefore look forward to exceptional game viewing moments.

Outstanding game viewing opportunities are taken in from the vantage point of an open Land Rover on morning and evening game drives. These experiences are led by professional field guides and trackers who share valuable insight into the wild.

A private vehicle and guide can be arranged, at an extra cost per day. This is inclusive of two game drives per day.

The finest of nature’s details are discovered on the reserve’s special guided safari walks, which can be arranged on request after the morning game drive and breakfast. This experience is led by a professional guide and provides guests with the opportunity to view small fauna and flora from a unique perspective.

How to get to Geiger’s Camp in the Timbavati?

Geiger’s Camp is ±1 hour from Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport, and can be accessed by car.  The drive from Johannesburg is ±61⁄2 to 7 hours (505km), ±31⁄2 hours (210km) from Kruger Airport, and 3 hours (160km via the R40) from Hazyview.

The Timbavati Private Game Reserve has a number of authentic and luxury properties on offer, such as Simbavati River Lodge & Motswari, or in the neighbouring Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sands Private Reserve.

Contact Safari Guru for Geiger’s Camp rates and availability.

Geiger's Camp Timbavati

Property Details

Geiger's Camp Timbavati Location
Timbavati and Umbabat, Limpopo, South Africa
4 Private Rooms
Guest Room Facilities
Air Conditioning Balcony / Deck Bath Complimentary Wi-Fi Dressing Gowns Electrical Outlets En-Suite Fan Fireplace Fridge, Hair Dryer, Heater, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Lounge Area, Mini Bar (Complimentary), Mosquito Nets, Outside Shower, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Satellite / Cable Television, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
Geiger's Camp Timbavati Facilities
24-hour Security, Bar, Communal Dining, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Meal on Request, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Secure Parking, Spa
Family Policy
Children under the age of 16 are only permitted when booking the lodge exclusively.
Big 5, Bird Watching, Fine Dining, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Massages, Night Drives, Rhino Tracking Safaris, Walks (Guided), Wildlife Tours
Available Services
Airport Shuttle (Available), Babysitting Service, Credit Card, Room Service (24 hours), Travel Desk
Meals and Accommodation, House Wines and Local Drinks
Not Included
Premium Beverages, Gratuities, Spa and Massage & Curio Purchases
Why Geiger's Camp Timbavati?
Family owned and operated luxury safari lodge, with an emphasis on personal attention and privacy.

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