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Kambaku Safari Lodge
Kambaku Safari Lodge in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

Indulge in a mesmerizing African experience at Kambaku Safari Lodge, where adventure and luxury intertwine to create an unforgettable getaway. Nestled in the heart of the breathtaking Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, the owner-run Kambaku Safari Lodge offers an exclusive haven for travellers seeking an authentic safari experience.

As the sun sets, retire to the welcoming ambience of our communal areas. Relax in the cozy lounge, where plush sofas invite you to unwind and share stories of your thrilling wildlife encounters with fellow travellers. Swap tales around the crackling fire pit, immersing yourself in the warm and inviting atmosphere unique to African lodges.

Immerse yourself in the untamed beauty of the African bushveld as you embark on thrilling game drives in open 4x4 vehicles with knowledgeable and passionate safari guides. Timbavati offers over 60,000 acres of pristine wilderness to explore. You'll have the opportunity to encounter the iconic Big Five—lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards, and buffalos—along with many other captivating wildlife species.

The team at Kambaku Safari Lodge prides itself on providing exceptional accommodation that seamlessly blends rustic charm with modern comforts. The well-appointed chalets and luxurious suites offer a tranquil retreat after a day of adventure. Each chalet and suite features spacious interiors adorned with elegant furnishings, ensuring a restful night's sleep. All guest rooms offer en-suite bathrooms with refreshing rain showers, ensuring a rejuvenating start or end to your day.

Stay connected with the outside world with complimentary Wi-Fi access, and enjoy the convenience of in-room amenities such as minibars, tea, and coffee-making facilities. Guests can also relax during the many hours of warm African sunshine on your private deck, taking in the awe-inspiring views of the surrounding landscapes, or unwind in the refreshing pool while savouring the serenity of the bush.

Indulge your taste buds in an array of culinary delights, where talented chefs create delectable dishes inspired by the rich flavours of Africa. Whether it's a sumptuous breakfast, a scrumptious lunch, or a candlelit dinner under the star-studded African sky, every meal at Kambaku is a feast for the senses. Accompany your meal with a selection of fine wines carefully curated to complement the flavours of your dining experience.

For those seeking ultimate relaxation, indulge in a rejuvenating spa treatment that will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized. Unwind with a soothing massage or take a dip in their refreshing outdoor spa bath, surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature.

Kambaku Safari Lodge safari activities in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Kambaku Safari Lodge Guest King Suite
Kambaku Safari Lodge Guest Ensuite Bathroom
Kambaku Safari Lodge Guest Lounge
Kambaku Safari Lodge Guest Pool
Kambaku Safari Lodge: Your Ultimate Safari Adventure

Beyond the captivating wildlife encounters, Kambaku offers a range of activities to enhance your African experience. Join a guided bush walk to understand the intricate ecosystems better and learn about the smaller, yet equally fascinating, creatures that inhabit the reserve. Engage in birdwatching, where you'll have the opportunity to spot a myriad of colourful avian species in their natural habitats.

Kambaku Safari Lodge is committed to conservation and community upliftment, and the lodge operates in harmony with nature, employing sustainable practices and supporting local initiatives. By choosing to stay at Kambaku, you become a part of our conservation efforts, contributing to preserving this remarkable Southern African ecosystem for generations to come.

Embark on a remarkable journey at Kambaku, where every moment is infused with the spirit of Africa. Immerse yourself in the untamed wilderness, encounter incredible wildlife, indulge in luxurious comforts, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Book your Kambaku safari adventure with Safari Guru today and let us take you on an unforgettable voyage through the wonders of Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Kambaku connects well with other lodges in the Kruger National Park area, or Cape Town to explore the rugged coastline and the stunning Cape winelands, including Franschhoek with many of our prefered properties, such as L’Auberge Chanteclair.

Kambaku Safari Lodge

Property Details

Kambaku Safari Lodge Location
Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
8 thatched chalets & 3 inter-leading family units
Guest Room Facilities
Balcony / Deck, Bath, Detached Private Bathroom, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Hair Dryer, Laundry Service (Available), Mosquito Nets, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Verandah
Kambaku Safari Lodge Facilities
Bar, Communal Dining, Disability Services, Eco Friendly, Gym (nearby), Internet Access (Complimentary), Kiddies Club, Laundry Service (Available), Library, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Private Vehicle, Available Secure Parking, Spa
Family Policy
Children of all ages
Big 5, Bird Watching, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Viewing Hide, Game Walks, High Tea, Massages, Night Drives, Safaris, Sleep Outs, Walks (Guided)
Available Services
Airport Shuttle (Available), Babysitting Service, Chauffer Service, Credit Card, Foreign Exchange, Travel Desk
All Meals and Local Drinks (excluding premium brands & French Champagne), Laundry,
Not Included
Curio Purchases, sleepouts, Gratuities, Spa Treatments
Safari Guru Traveller Review
Narunsky Family~ "We went to Kambaku Safari Lodge (Not Safari Sands) with our 3 teenagers. We could not recommend the Lodge and overall experience enough. It exceeded our expectations in every way. Firstly, the hospitality shown by Lizzette and Shaun (our guide) was first rate. Nothing was too much trouble for them and their staff. One of the services that they provide, but perhaps not advertised, was taking us to their sister lodge, Kambaku Safari Sands, where we were able to utliise the spa, where we had amazing massages, and the pool and bar/lounge area. (Drinks included at both). The food was delicious and plentiful, the accommodation was very comfortable, clean and spacious. As it was a smaller lodge, 18 guests max, we enjoyed the communal feel of the lodge. At mealtimes everyone sat at one table which was moved to different locations each night. The BBQ (braai) in the Boma was a highlight. As for the actual safari, wildlife was plentiful, spectactular and we saw the Big 5 within the first 3 game rides. Shaun (our guide) and Moses (our Tracker) went to every effort to ensure we got the best out of every single drive and we loved the small touches, like drinks/snacks on the early morning as well as the evening rides. This lodge is ideal for families and couples wanting an overall amazing experience with personal touch. Lizzette and team, thanks again for providing us with a trip of a lifetime and we hope to be back. The Kambaku Safari lodge offered a good balance of everything you would expect in the beautiful Timbavati Nature Reserve, including amazing game viewing, comfortable accommodation and amenities, and delicious food. Safari Guru recommended a few options for us, but in discussion with Deon, we weighed up the pros and cons of each and in the end we were all in agreement to go with Kambaku which exceeded all our expectations. Deon provided so much information and guidance, not only relating to the Safari but also our trip to Cape Town aftewards. As we had never been on a Safari before with our family, we were quite confused as to where to go, what to do, but Deon was generous with his time and guidance and ultimately helped us make the right choices. We would highly recommend Deon and Safari Guru to organise and book your next (or first) Safari."

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