On arrival at Hoedspruit airport you will be transferred to Simbavati River Lodge in the heart of the Timbavati for four nights. Timbavati Game Reserve is situated on the Western boundary of the Kruger National Park and lies between the Klaserie, Umbabat, Manyeleti and Sabi Sand Reserves.
This lodge has a broad appeal, with a traditional safari ambience but with a relaxed contemporary twist in terms of décor. You have a choice of tented or chalet accommodation. It caters well to couples and honeymooners with a safari spa and fully equipped fitness centre. One of its winning charms is the popular waterhole right below the dining deck, much loved by elephant. Between game drives, you could enjoy a game-viewing experience of note just sitting on the deck as wildlife comes and goes from the water.
Morning and afternoon/evening game drives are offered in open safari vehicles, accompanied by experienced rangers who will help you track the Big Five. The Timbavati Game Reserve consists of 53,392 hectares of private game reserve land adjoining the Kruger National Park. Presently there are over 40 mammal species in the Timbavati private game reserve, including the Big Five of Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo and Elephant as well as 360 species of bird life.