Kambaku Safari Lodge
Kambaku Safari Lodge provides the ultimate escape from busy schedules with its home-away-from-home ambiance. Attracting guests from around the world, Kambaku combines simple luxury with a high level of environmental consciousness we really totally on solar power for the production of all our electricity.
Accommodation is exclusive yet affordable, meticulously designed, beautifully constructed and tastefully decorated to blend in with the charm and serenity of the surrounding bush. This family friendly lodge has a feeling of relaxed intimacy, accommodates only sixteen guests and is ideal for hosting small family gatherings or groups of friends.
Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to Availability
1 Jan 2020 to
31 Dec 2020
|Thatched Chalets Adult||R5 950|
|Child Rate (2-11 years)||R3 570|
1 Jan 2021to
31 Dec 2021
|Thatched Chalets Adult||R6 600|
|Child Rate (2-11 years)||R4 600|
Kambaku River Sands unfenced camp is perfectly situated on the banks of a dry river bed allowing animals to roam freely around and through the camp. The suites are set spaciously apart, allowing for secluded views of the unspoilt bush. The main lodge has a spacious lounge with two enormous open fireplaces, a pool and bar overlooking the waterhole, and well stocked wine cellar. This more exclusive lodge offer a bush spa and gym, spa baths and outdoor showers. Come and experience classic luxury in a pristine setting with traditional Kambaku style and hospitality.
- Early Morning game Drive / Bush walk
- Late Afternoon /Evening Game Drive
- Game Drive snacks, Brunch, High tea & Dinner
- Unlimited Wi-Fi available in the reception area & Main Lodge
- Tea, Coffee, Local Beers & Soft drinks
- Timbavati Gate fee of R140.00 per vehicle (Subject to change)
- Timbavati Conservation Levies of R180.00 per person (Subject to change)
- Transfers to and from Kambaku Rives Sands
- Laundry at R125.00 per Bag
- Curio shop items
- Private vehicle hire of R 3500.00 per day
A range of activities in Timbavati Game Reserve, showcasing spectacular wildlife and beautiful landscapes, ensure its place in the upper echelons of the South African wildlife safari industry.
Timbavati Private Game Reserve ensuring that guests have an opportunity to view the greatest diversity of wildlife that South Africa has to offer.
Days start just before sunrise, with a 3 hour game drive, which may include a guided bush walk if the opportunity presents itself. Afternoon game drives fade into sundowners, and end with a drive in the dark, where nocturnal animals, for example the bush baby, may be spotted. Beautiful views over unspoilt bush, and the feeling that you are truly in the middle of nowhere, with miles and miles of bush and animals surrounding you, captivate the imagination, and there are frequently surprises around almost every corner.
Apart from the Big 5, the Timbavati also boasts a healthy population of Wild dog and cheetah, and other safari animals often seen include hyena, ground hornbill (on the endangered list), waterbuck, wildebeest, zebra and giraffe to name but a few. Of course the highlight of any trip is to view the famous Timbavati White Lions in their natural habitat in the only place in the world where they are found naturally occurring in the wild.
For the birding enthusiasts there are over 350 bird species found in the area, and guides will taper the game viewing to suit the group. The little gems of the bush are also given their time in the lime-light such as the dung beetle and the shongololo and their role is explained and demonstrated.
Experienced guides and trackers are ever-ready to talk about the wildlife and offer a wealth of information on all aspects of the local fauna and flora. Owner and qualified guide, Bryce, loves taking guests to the next level of bush experience, and really focuses on imparting a huge amount of information based on his extensive knowledge and experience within a wide variety of bush environments around South Africa and in Botswana. Every hour in his company promises to be a never-to-be-forgotten experience.
Although not advertised and splashed about, a bush dinner or brunch might happen along your stay, and private dinners for special occasions are at your hosts’ discretion, unless otherwise requested. Honeymooners and other special occasions can expect a few added extras during their stay.... but we do not like to give our secrets away!
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. Guest requirements are predetermined and special eating times / types of food are catered for. Where possible, we try and place families with young children on a separate vehicle due to the flexibility needed and so that neither the family, or other guest’s experience is sacrificed. A baby sitting service is also an optional extra.
Special day trip to local attractions in the area are available on request, and are not included in the daily tariff.
The establishment of Kambaku Safari Lodge began, as most things do, with a simple idea: that our most memorable moments are those we share with others.
When we eat together, laugh together – when we travel together, we create the kind of experiences that we’ll reflect on and call “the good times.” Kambaku Safari Lodge is a place designed for those good times.
We believe that safaris should be family adventures. Our children’s programme is aimed at educating and entertaining young minds. There is so much to see, so much to learn. Children jump at the opportunity to become certified junior rangers by the end of their stay
– a worthy accomplishment for the future custodians of our precious wildlife.
Watch the organic radiance of the African bushveld unfold in a way that celebrates the spirit of community. Wild dogs, hippos, hyena – spot them as our seasoned game rangers reveal the indigenous diversity of the Timbavati Game Reserve.
The Sunset Spa, situated at Kambaku River Sands, is designed to provide guests with a retreat into stillness – a place where you can unwind and reconnect with your senses. Cool, fresh colour ways invite a sense of tranquillity in as you treat yourself to a massage, facial or tailor-made package. We’ve even got something for little ones. Allow our hospitable team of therapists to facilitate an experience of blissful serenity. We are here to serve you.
THE SUNSET SPA
Guests from both Kambaku lodges are invited to make use of the spa and wellbeing centre:
The Sunset Spa features:
- Two treatment rooms
- A fitness center
- Refreshing plunge pool
- Gents’ & ladies’ steam & sauna rooms
Kambaku Safari Lodge
4 Star Classic Lodge | Family Orientated | Children of all Ages | Fully Fenced
All rates are quoted in ZAR, and are inclusive of VAT. Subject to availability.
• Rate changes: All rates quoted are subject to change without prior notice, however all rates quoted for confirmed bookings will be honoured
All bookings for this period may only be confirmed with a 25% non-refundable deposit.
Rate charged at per person per night
Minimum of 2 nights stay
Group reservations: Only applies to bookings consisting of 12 guests or more. A 25% non- refundable deposit is required to secure the booking.
Only written cancellations will be accepted – please ensure that you receive written acknowledgement of the cancellation from reservations. Cancellation charges will apply if the booking has been confirmed in writing by the party making the booking.
- 8 calendar weeks prior to arrival – 50% of full amount
- 6 calendar weeks prior to arrival – 75% of full amount
- 4 calendar weeks or less prior to arrival – 100% of the full amount
2 Game Drives per day | Bush Walks | Meals, Tea & Coffee | House Wines, Spirits, Beers & Soft Drinks | Gym | Laundry | Unlimited Wi-Fi
- Curio Shop purchases | Spa | Transfers & Day Excursions | Private Safari Vehicle | Gratuities | Premium Wines & Champagne | Reserve Conservation Levies & Gate Fees
CONSERVATION LEVY: Charged per person per day: Adult ZAR 400;Child ZAR200 (subject tochange)
TIMBAVATI GATE ENTRANCE FEE: Charged per entry: ZAR190 per Vehicle (subject to change)
KAMBAKU KUBS PROGRAMME: ZAR 600 per child
PRIVATE VEHICLE: Charged/day: R5700
Wedding packages - POR
- Child (2 – 11 years) R3 360
- All children 12 years and older are charged at adult rates
- Children 4 years and younger – are welcome on drive however a private vehicle needs to be booked
- Children under 2 – no charge s
Single supplement – For any booking requiring more than 2 single rooms – R1 680 pppn.
Pilot / Guide room – R3 500 per night – all drinks excluded
- Extras purchased at the Lodge can be settled via Credit Card or Cash and should be done so on departure.
- If travelling in a group please advise the Manager on duty how the bills will be split
- Dietary Requirements
- Kambaku can cater for the following dietary requirements provided we are made aware of such requirements in advance – Vegetarian / Lactose intolerant /vegetarian meals
- Please advise us of any allergies on arrival (Nuts, Alcohol etc.)
- We regret we do not provide halaal or kosher meals
Rooms (8 - 16 guests)
- All rooms are ensuite
- 3 Family Rooms
- Plug points and minimal lighting is available throughout the camp
- Digital Safes, Mosquito & Insect repellent can be found in all rooms
- A 50% deposit is required to secure all reservations.
- Full payment is required 30 days prior to arrival
Minimum of 2 nights stay applies throughout the year.
Timbavati Private Game Reserve is home to the popular Big Five and other wildlife animals such as buffalo. Enjoy a sundowner as the sunsets in the Timbavati and watch the beautiful stars light up at night. Guests are able to try their hand at fishing in the dam or enjoy a photographic safari with a professional who will teach guests about taking the best wildlife photo.
Guests can view lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino, in over 10 000 hectares (24 000 acres) of traversing area, also home to over 40 mammal species and 350 bird species. Bird-lovers would struggle to replicate this calibre of bird watching anywhere else in the world, with the Timbavati featuring over 360 different species.
The dry months of June to September is peak wildlife viewing time in Timbavati. August to September is a desirable time to visit, as the temperature warms up and sightings are made even easier because animals gather around predictable water sources.
Make Kambaku your wedding destination and invite the enchantment of the African wild into your special day. We offer three different packages, each catering to a specific level of needs. Our enthusiastic team will discuss the finer details with each couple accordingly. Our safari-style lodges can accommodate between 2 and 36 guests.