Kambaku Safari Lodge
Kambaku Safari Lodge is well situated in the heart of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which makes up the western boarder of the Kruger National Park.

KAMBAKU (Solitary Bull elephant), takes its name from one of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ tuskers who roamed the Kruger Park for the greater part of the last century. These elephant were renowned for their impressive tusks – having at least one tusk with the estimated weight of over 60kg.

The social areas include:
- a lounge with fireplace
- a bar
- viewing deck overlooking a waterhole
- dining area/boma
- curio shop, stocked with a variety of carefully selected “proudly South African” items, and include KAMBAKU momentos
- Wi-Fi area and mobile phone coverage

Dining at Kambaku Safari Lodge
Dinners are a truly African affair. The Kambaku team will supervise any special dietary requirements and will ensure that every meal is presented with love, care and expertise.

Transfers can be booked through us from Hoedspruit Airport or OR Tambo airport. For transfers, please email us for a quote.

Timbavati gate fees of R160 per person (subject to change) once off upon entrance to the Reserve.

Accommodation at Kambaku Safari Lodge
The eight thatched chalets at Kambaku accommodate just sixteen guests and comprise a variety of options ranging from the honeymoon suite, family suites to double and twin rooms, depending on specific requirements.

The accommodation is exclusive, yet affordable
- four poster king size beds with classic draped mosquito nets
- full en-suite bathrooms
- lanterns for the evenings
- although electricity is at a minimum, there are 220V power points which are sustained by eco-friendly solar charged battery system.
- overhead fans
- gas/solar ensure hot showers
-each chalet also has its own veranda
R3100.00 pps

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Facilities & Services:

  • Children under 12 years
  • Honeymoon Couples
  • Elderly
  • Babysitting Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Ironing Service
  • Dining room
  • Bar on the Premises
  • Cots available
  • Library
  • Curio Shop
  • Internet Access
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fireplace on the Premises
  • Garden
  • English
  • Hiking / Walking Trails
  • Swimming Pool

    Kambaku Safari Lodge Activities:

    Game drives
    Special day trip to local attractions in the area are available on request

    As we are a children friendly lodge, we cater for child friendly game drives and walks, as well as educational games and discussions to keep the little ones busy during their stay.

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    Clothing & Accessories:

    What to wear on safari? Cool, casual clothing for lodge wear is the order of the day. Short and sandals and swimwear for the pool are required. Sturdy closed trainers or walking boots are a must for bush walks, and long trousers are a better bet. Do not forget sunglasses, hats and sun-block, and often a lightweight cotton long-sleeved top should be considered for those with a more sensitive skin.

    In winter jackets, beanies and scarves will definitely make the mornings and evenings a more comfortable experience, even so, blankets are provided on the drive, and ponchos for rainy days in summer.

    Health & Climate:


    Summers (September through to April) are extremely hot, peaking in January. They can be very humid, often with little relief overnight. Heavy downpours and thunder showers are common, and do bring some relief from the heat for a day or two. The summer vegetation in the bush is dense, with an amazing variety of insects, birds, flowers and animals big and small. The migratory species are also best viewed at this time of year. Day and night, the air is filled with the intoxicating aura and excitement of the African bush where the shimmering heat of mid-afternoon, makes way for a cataphony of night sounds as soon as darkness falls.

    Winter (May through to August), are mostly dry and mild to warm, with cold (June-July) nights, and fresh morning game drives. Little rain falls and the bush in generally more sparse, ensuring that game viewing in these months is better than in the lush summer months. For those who prefer less bugs to more bugs should consider a trip in these months as most of the small creepy crawlies hide away!

    Insects and Malaria
    Malaria is endemic to the area and tick bite fever is also quite common. Insect repellent on the body is a must, and keeps not only mosquitoes, but tick, spiders and the like at bay, although regular ‘body-bug’ inspections should be done.

    Mosquito nets are found in all the rooms, however it is prudent still to take the necessary medications to prevent infection. Please consult your travel clinic or physician before embarking on your journey as there are a number of products on the market, each with their own pros and cons.