Timbavati Traverse

With the Wildlife, For the Wildlife

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 wildlife communities. The first event was a 45km ultramarathon hosted in September 2021.

The 2022 Timbavati Traverse hosted both an ultra-marathon run (45km) and a half-marathon walk (21km) within the beautiful 53 000 hectare reserve on 9 July 2022. The pristine wilderness is home to the ‘Big Five’ and boasts great sightings of a wide variety of wildlife.


Runners and walkers will be participating to help protect Timbavati’s wildlife and their guardians and to raise funds to support the Timbavati Foundation which does incredible work for the neighbouring rural communities. Only 40 running spots and 20 walking spots are available so make sure to secure your spot before it’s too late. To be a part of this unique experience – enter online here.

TBC 2023

45km Ultra-marathon TBC per runner
21km Half-marathon TBC per walker


We invite you to join us in making a difference. Help our Kings Camp guides to raise money for local wildlife and their communities. With your contribution, we believe that we can make a positive impact on the conservation of wildlife.

Every donation, no matter how big or small, is welcome! Donations can be made here.



Bring your partner and indulge in the ultimate Big-Five safari and some R&R before and after the event with our FREE NIGHT OFFER valid for 2022 Timbavati Traverse weekend only.

Includes dedicated vehicles to get runners to the start and non-running partners to the main event after their game drive. T&C’s apply.

For further information, or to book this offer, please contact +27 (0)13 751 1621, +27 (0)82 675 6539 or

Enter Race Online


Set in a pristine corner of unspoilt Africa, Kings Camp faces an open savanna plain with an active waterhole and has access to 100km2 of traversing. Big game abounds with each day bringing something different.

The Luxury Suites, Luxury Family Suite and Honeymoon Suites, all have private plunge pools and reflect a unique charm & romance. A thatched viewing deck overlooks the waterhole, and an open plan lounge & bar and the dining room & deck are ideal places where you can simply relax and soak up the tranquility of the African bush. Waterbuck Private Camp at Kings Camp is ideal for small groups and families.


  • World Renowned Timbavati Private Nature Reserve.
  • Luxury Open Vehicles with Expert Guide & Tracker.
  • Supremely Spacious Beautifully Decorated Luxury Suites.
  • Private Plunge Pool, Indoor & Outdoor Showers.
  • Spectacular Views of the African Bush.
  • Romantic Private Dining, Boma Dinners & Bush Feasts.
  • Spacious Interleading Family Suite.
  • Waterbuck Private Camp for Families & Small Groups.