Kings Camp
Luxury Suite at Kings Camp Bar area at Kings Camp
Luxury Suite at Kings Camp
Bar area at Kings Camp

Kings Camp

Situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kings Camp faces an open savanna plain with a waterhole, which is frequented by a wide variety of wildlife both day and night. Kings Camp offers you a haven where you can live the true African Safari in refined luxury.


South Africa


Big Five Private Game Reserve. Sensational Wildlife. Refined 5-Star Colonial Luxury. Breeding Ground of the Rare White Lion. Outstanding Bush Hospitality. Expert Rangers & Guides.

Need to Know

RATES INCLUDE : Luxury accommodation Three meals daily Tea / Coffee Two game drives per day with refreshments Optional walking safaris All beverages excluding premium wines from our wine cellar RATES EXCLUDE Cellar wines Premium brand spirits, champagne, cognacs cigars and cigarettes Telephone calls Curio shop purchases Transfers Gratuities Additional activities Wellness treatments Laundry Service Timbavati Foundation donations Timbavati Conservation Levy, Timbavati Gate Levy per vehicle – applicable for guests self driving, per person collection and drop-off fee for flights to and from the airstrip.


As part of the greater Kruger National Park, which covers an area of 2,2 million hectares, Kings Camp offers a wealth of bio-diversity. With access to over 100 square kilometers of traversing, big game abounds, with each day bringing something different whilst exploring the endless fascination of Africa's wildlife in an open Land Rover. MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES : Morning and afternoon game drives with knowledgeable rangers in open vehicles. You will be served tea, coffee and biscuits on your morning game drive and drinks and canapés on your afternoon game drive. Your afternoon game drive gets back after dark, which gives you the opportunity to spot our nocturnal animals with a spotlight. PRIVATE SAFARI VEHICLE : Why not book a Private Safari Vehicle allowing you to set your own pace on your safari. The day is yours... you have your guide and a vehicle at your disposal... This is the perfect opportunity to really explore the Reserve. You can choose to spend the entire day on a game drive, stopping when and where you want. This is certainly the ultimate for bird spotting and great for avid photographers.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Whether it is a leopard on the hunt, lion roaring at twilight, hippo wallowing in the river, or a crocodile basking on a sandy bank, each viewing will enthral. Rebirth of the white lion - It’s one of the rarest sightings in the animal kingdom, and only occurs naturally in very few places in the world: Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, bordering the legendary Kruger National Park being one of these few places.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

CASCADES & CANYON HELICOPTER FLIGHTS : Experience the beauty of the third deepest canyon in the world, the Blyde River Canyon in the luxury of a Bell Jet Ranger Helicopter. Mpumalanga Helicopter Company will pick you up at the lodge and fly you through the ancient cliffs of the Blyde River Canyon and along the escarpment passing the famous landmarks of “Three Rondawels” and “God’s Window” before landing at a remote spot on the mountain to enjoy a champagne picnic. HOT AIR BALLOONING OVER THE AFRICAN WILDERNESS : Experience the magic of lighter-than-air flight over the Lowveld bush areas adjoining the Kruger National Park. This is a safe, enjoyable and informative adventure that will be one of the highlights of your visit to Big Game Country. HOEDSPRUIT ENDANGERED SPECIES CENTRE : This guided tour focuses on the conservation of rare, vulnerable or endangered animals. Cheetah Conservation is one of their core disciplines and you will get the opportunity to view these magnificent animals including the rare King cheetah.


Kings Camp offers a number of comfortable living areas for you to just sit back, relax and soak up the tranquillity of the African bush. A thatched viewing deck overlooking a very active waterhole and an open plan lounge, and bar are the ideal place to see out the heat of the day, while sipping an ice cold cocktail. Alternatively, a dip in our swimming pool is maybe a better option for some. Our spacious dining room offers stunning views of the bushveld, while enjoying the sumptuous meals offered at Kings Camp. A library full of verse and History awaits those yearning for knowledge of the African continent, filled with a collection of fictional and non-fictional books. It offers a setting of peace and tranquillity, where you are welcome to browse through various books and novels. For those wanting to keep in touch with family members back home, there is a desktop with wireless internet connection available in the library 24 hours. A television is also available for those wanting to keep up to date with the latest news or sports game. Along with a well-equipped gym, Kings Camp offers an array of pampering treatments – a must in completing your all-round rejuvenating safari experience. During the day, guests are welcome to browse through our well-stocked and air-conditioned curio shop, where you can select gifts and African memorabilia for your friends and family back home. The shop is stocked with an assortment of beautiful safari gear as well as local arts and crafts.


Beautifully decorated in dark tones of wood and thatch, offsetting the natural colours of the bush, Kings Camp offers the ultimate in deluxe colonial accommodation. The seven suites and two honeymoon suites, generously spacious air-conditioned, come complete with luxurious amenities, Victorian ball-and-claw bath, an indoor and double outdoor shower, as well as a private veranda with a hammock overlooking the bush.  The honeymoon suites also have their own plunge pools


The Timbavati’s climate is subtropical with 2 main seasons: Summer (October - March) Winter (April - September). Summer is the rainy season with temperatures that are moderately high to very high, some humidity & occasional cloudy conditions. The rains (varying between 450-550mm per year), start in November and usually last until March ends. The dry bush comes alive after the rains, but game viewing becomes increasingly difficult as the foliage grows thicker and the animals have more cover. Summers can get fairly hot with maximum temperatures of 38 °C in the months of January to April. Winter, the dry season, is cool to warm, with clear and sunny skies. This is the best safari season as the animals can be viewed more clearly in the bush and around any water resources. During the winter months the daytime temperatures in the Timbavati are pleasantly mild but the nights and early mornings are cold. We are privileged in South Africa to have hours of sunshine amongst the highest in the world. At Kings Camp, spring and summer give way to green, lush and thick bush. It is the time of the year where there are many newborn animals. Autumn and winter can be dry, the bush being less dense and waterholes frequented more often due to the lack of water.

Average StayAverage Stay

Three to four nights.

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

R8,000 (2017) for a Luxury Suite

R10,000 (2017) for a Honeymoon Suite

R9,000 (2018) for a Luxury Suite

R11,500 (2018) for a Honeymoon Suite


Children PolicyChild Policy

Children aged from 6 and above are permitted at the Lodge. Children ages 6-11 years can share a room with their parents. Children sharing a suite with 2 full paying guests will pay 50% of the adult sharing rate. We regret we do not allow children under the age of 6, unless the whole camp is booked. Children of all ages are welcome at Waterbuck Private Camp.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more, visit Kings Camp's website.

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at

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