South Africa Safari Destination

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Explore the Untamed Wilderness of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve From Your Base at Kings Camp

Kings Camp is located in the northern corner of Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, adjacent to Kruger National Park. The Timbavati lies approximately 450 km north-east of Johannesburg. The Timbavati Reserve area is located within both the Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provinces of South Africa. Today this great wilderness area is often referred to as the Greater Kruger National Park.

Kings Camp is located in a part of the reserve characterized by mopane (remove mopane and changed to acacia and marula) woodlands, overlooking a waterhole frequented by a wide variety of wildlife. This Timbavati lodge was established in 1995 as a premier ecotourism destination. In 1992 the western boundary fence separating the Kruger National Park and the Timbavati was removed to create a 2.2 million hectare open natural ecosystem that would enhance and promote natural ecological cycles.

Our Location

Fast Facts

  • 53,392 hectares, forming part of the Greater Kruger National Park.
  • Over 100 km² of traversing.
  • 6-hour drive from Johannesburg.
  • 1 hr 30 min scheduled flight direct from Johannesburg.
  • 2 hr 45 min flight from Cape Town International Airport to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, followed by a 2 hr flight from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport to Kings Camp.
  • Kings Camp has a private runway and helipad.
  • There are no fences between the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve and the Kruger National Park.
  • Characterised as ‘savanna bushveld’ with 6 different landscape types.
  • Breeding ground of the endangered African wild dog.
Timbavati Map

Explore The Region

Discover The Greater Kruger National Park

The Timbavati

The 60,000-hectare Timbavati Private Nature Reserve is home to over 40 species of mammal and 282 bird species.


Kruger National Park

The Kruger National Park is the largest game reserve in South Africa, 20 000 square kilometres in size. The diversity, density and sheer volume of animals are very nearly unparalleled.


Directions & Transfers

Learn more about how to get to Kings Camp Private Game Reserve - from driving directions to private transfers.