Explore the Untamed Wilderness


Kings Camp offers an array of safari activities, from twice-daily game drives and an underground hide to game walks and bird watching.

Guests planning a Timbavati safari at Kings Camp can look forward to twice daily game drives in custom-designed safari vehicles, night drives with a spotlight in search of nocturnal creatures, guided bush walks and specialised bird watching safaris with expert guides. The Timbavati is especially well known for its frequent elephant sightings, as well as leopard and rare African wild dog. It is also home to over 350 bird species, making it a must-see destination for keen bird watchers.


Morning & Afternoon Game Drives

Twice daily game drives are conducted at Kings Camp in customised luxury game viewing vehicles. All drives are led by qualified professional guides and trackers. Tea, coffee and biscuits are served on morning drives. Canapés and sundowners are served on afternoon drives.

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Underground Hide

Our underground hide – The Kings Warren – is perfectly positioned on the edge of the waterhole offering an eye-level, up-close wildlife viewing experience. The Kings Warren offers comfortable seating for up to 10 people, air conditioning, power points for charging devices, a refreshment station, vast windows with one-way photographic glass and two cameras streamed to flat screen TVs to warn photographers of wildlife approaching.



Private Safaris

Private safaris offer the ultimate flexibility and exclusivity for game viewing activities on a Kings Camp safari. For avid photographers and specialist bird watching, a private guide and vehicle is the best way for you to set your own pace as you explore the reserve. Private safaris are also an excellent option for families with younger children. Activities can be tailored to their interests and timetables without interfering with anyone else.


Game Walks

Game Walks through the bush take place just after breakfast, on request. Your knowledgeable ranger will guide you as you uncover this new aspect of the fauna and flora of the Timbavati Nature Reserve. You will be amazed to discover animal tracks, dung, insects and trees and how they all play a part in an intricate ecological web. For safety reasons, children under 16 years of age are not permitted on walks.

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Photographic Safaris

The Greater Kruger Park is renowned as one of the best places in Africa to photograph the Big 5. The Timbavati is unmatched for the high quality of wildlife sightings, professional guiding and custom vehicles that will help to ensure that you always have an uninhibited view of your subject. Whether you’re interested in capturing birds, big game or even the beautiful landscape of the Timbavati, photographic safaris at Kings Camp offer a world-class experience behind the lens.



Bird Watching

Avid bird watchers will struggle to replicate the quality of bird watching in the Timbavati. The Reserve is brimming with a number of species, both endemic and migratory that are a must-see for keen birders. Sightings range from the largest flightless bird, the ostrich, to the smallest sunbirds and highlights include black flycatcher, Harlequin quail and little bittern.


Timbavati Traverse

The Timbavati Traverse was established in 2021 in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve with one goal – to make a difference to our endangered wildlife and the communities surrounding the reserve. The 2023 Timbavati Traverse hosted an ultra-marathon run, a half-marathon walk and a half-marathon run within the beautiful 53 000 hectare reserve. The pristine wilderness is home to the ‘Big Five’ and boasts great sightings of a wide variety of wildlife.



Safeguarding the rich biodiversity that defines the Timbavati.


Rhino Chipping

Participate directly in our conservation efforts.



Tranquillity in the Heart of the Magical Timbavati.


Our Wildlife Sightings App

Download & Mark Off The Animals You See

Record all your sightings with our brand new wildlife checklist app, downloadable for FREE from the Google Play Store. A comprehensive list of all the mammals, birds, trees, amphibians and reptiles you have the opportunity to spot and discover while on safari with us. The app will also be available on Apple Store soon, so keep an eye on our social media channels.


Safari With Style

Explore the Wildness of the Timbavati on a Kings Camp Safari

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