Kambaku River Sands
Kambaku River Sands Accommodation Kambaku River Sands Game Drives
Kambaku River Sands Accommodation
Kambaku River Sands Game Drives

Kambaku River Sands

Kambaku River Sands sits majestically on the banks of a dry river bed. Completely without fences this camp is home to a continuous stream of animals moving through the camp, with almost daily up close and personal experiences with elephant, buffalo, leopard, hyena and bushbuck to name but a few.

Experience luxury at its best – spoil yourself in the spa, enjoy some of the 45 carefully selected premium wines from our cellar, watch elephants drink from the pool, or work out in the gym while watching animals roaming by.


South Africa


Kambaku River Sands is beautifully positioned on the banks of an ephemeral riverbed.

Being totally unfenced, the camp invites animals to roam freely between the spaciously situated suites.
The main lodge features two enormous open fireplaces as well as a wraparound bar with infinity pool all overlooking the waterhole.

A well-stocked underground wine cellar allows for eye level game viewing through a large protective glass window.

Staying true to the intimacy that is Kambaku, River Sands caters for only sixteen guests.
Experience classic luxury and traditional Kambaku hospitality in a pristine setting.

Need to Know

The lodge has a Spa/Treatment room with resident Spa therapists

Malaria medication recommended


An early morning and later afternoon/evening game drive as well as an optional bush walk after breakfast

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

The Timbavati is home to the Big 5 and an abundance of other mammal and bird species. Kambaku River Sands enjoys traversing of 13 000 hectares in the Timbavati Reserve

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Game drives and bush walks.  

Other activities on offer would be hot air ballooning from a site outside the Reserve


  • An afternoon at the raised Bird Hide
  • Spa and gym facility
  • Sauna Rooms
  • Steam Rooms
  • Curio Shop
  • Camera Rental
  • Laundry Facilities at an additional cost
  • Day Excursions at an additional cost


All suites are elegantly and uniquely decorated, and boast private viewing decks with spectacular views of either the dry river bed or the surrounding bush. All sliding doors are protected with mosquito netting and beds draped with classic white satin nets.

  • 10 Luxury thatched suites
  • Mini bar, butlers tray as well as a variety of guest amenities
  • En-suite bathroom with bath, double shower, private toilet
  • Outdoor shower
  • Air Conditioning


Rainfall is generally in the summer months from October to March, with average mean temperatures ranging from 19°C to 35°C (66-95F).

Weather is normally warm to hot during the day, with warm evenings. At times it can be cool, particularly during rainy spells.

Winter months are generally pleasantly warm during the day, but the temperature drops in the evening, with average mean temperatures from 10°C to 26°C (50-79F).

Average StayAverage Stay

3 - 4 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)


Children PolicyChild Policy

12 years and older

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

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