Mon, Jul 13, 2020
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Fun Time Tours & Safaris have a wide range of packages available for every different taste and adventure. For getaways with a difference we can offer you vast knowledge and experience in the industry.

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Timbavati nestles among glades of mature, exquisite indigenous trees, and is a paradise for nature lovers and bird watchers. Our colourful, traditional Ndebele rondavels are spaced out amid beautiful shady trees, and offer our guests’ en-suite, comfortable and clean accommodation in a truely African ambience.

Our 35 rooms and lodge facilities are well equipped for large groups and ideal for Tour Operators, corporate functions, conferences, weddings and most special occasions, up to 120 guests.

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No matter how intimate or how group-oriented your visit, we'll strive to ensure the perfect mood and an altogether wonderful experience. Our magnificent bar and large pool, are the perfect cure for dry throats and dusty bodies. Guests can relax in our cozy lounge or stretch out under the African sun on one of our pool side lounges.

Enjoy a braai in our reeded boma, under a canopy of African starlight, the aromatic scents of venison and hearty ‘potjie’ linger around a roaring open fire, while the calls of nearby wildlife enhance that unmatchable sense of mystery of the African bush. Game viewing on foot or in an open vehicle (with spotlights at night) is a must for every visitor.

Enter the world famous Kruger National Park with one of our highly trained guides, and experience the rush of adrenalin that comes with sighting Africa’s Big Five up close in their natural surroundings.

Guests may choose to spend their time exploring the rest of the Lowveld bushveld by visiting places such as the Blyde Canyon, Bourkes luck potholes, the three rondavels, God’s Window, Pilgrims Rest, The Hoedspruit endangered species centre, Moholoholo rehabilitation centre and the Kamahi Reptile Park.

There is also opportunities to indulge in a variety of extreme adventure sports for the brave and tough such as white water rafting, paintball, micro light flights, hot air ballooning and much, much more… We at Timbavati take pride in offering our guests relaxed, unconditional hospitality. Any special requirements you may have will be catered for to the very best of our ability.


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Africa's old pioneers had a saying: "Any fool can be uncomfortable in the bush."

We at Timbavati believe in creature comforts, and do our utmost to ensure that you, as our guest and friend, enjoy a stay that's as memorable for comfort and tranquility. We offer a selection of chalets and rondawels painted with unique Ndebele traditional art work, all with, en suite shower, washbasin, toilet and fitted with mosquito nets. The rondawels and chalets, set amid beautiful shady trees, have been designed and situated to convey an atmosphere of happy relaxation and peacefulness in a true African Ambience.

Most rooms are either one double or two single beds, however there are a few rooms with a third and fourth bed. Some of the chalets rooms are connected through inter-leading doors to allow for families and guests that would prefer to be close by one another.

Timbavati Safari Lodge is nestled among glades of mature, exquisite indigenous trees, and these are home to a variety of birds and other life. You can't fail to be enchanted by the call of the Woodland Kingfisher, the chorus of Francolin's as the sun sets over the tree-line, and the calls of owls and nightjars as the night deepens and the African starscape explodes across the sky, with the distant call of hunting lions. Guests share the lodge area with the local inhabitants such as Bushbabies, Giraffe, Impala, Wildebeest, Bushbuck, Duiker, Warthog, who graze on the lush green grass and can regularly be seen from the verandas of the rooms.


The Lodge hosts a number of facilities and services available to our guests.
Any special or tailored requests will be catered for to the best of our ability.

Laundry Service
Public Telephone
MTN, Vodacom and Cell C reception available
Swimming pool
Bar & Satellite TV
Lounging area
Curio shop
24hr security
Baby sitting available on request
Car hire available on request


Surrounded by mature trees and indigenous bushveld, Timbavati serves as an ideal natural setting for the perfect wedding.
We can host up to 120 guests and accommodate up to 70 guests sharing.
If more than 70 guest need accommodation, Timbavati will source alternative accommodation at other lodges in the nearby vicinity.
We also have a list of local service suppliers like Photographers, Hair stylists, Cake Artists, Florists, Beauty and Spa Salons available.
AFRICAN WEDDING WITH THE BEAUTY OF NATURE and CULTURAL DANCERS making your special day unforgettable.


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Breakfast is served as a full continental. Their is a wide variety and selection of fruit, Cereal, fresh Yogurt and ice cold Juice, Tea and Coffee is available. Breakfast is served in the dining room.

Dinner is served as a buffet in true African style in the open-aired traditional boma or alongside our pool with our magnificent bar, only an arm’s length away. Taste the flavours of the African cuisine whilst dinning under the stars with the sounds of the wild in the background and the smell of African wood burning in the centre.
Dinner is served as a three course meal comprising of an entrée, followed by a main with desert to finish. Our large selection of wine offers the perfect complement to your meal. Our menu changes daily to ensure that guest staying for more than one night, don’t eat the same meal twice.


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Our area is an interesting niche eco system with some smaller wild game and prolific bird life, together with the smaller inhabitants of our bush. Flora and fauna is varied but you can expect to see Zebra, Kudu, Blue-wildebeest, Impala, Grey duiker, Bushbuck, Warthog and occasionally Leopard and Hyena. Bird life is seasonal and the following species can be found: Purple-crested Turaco, Grey Go-away bird, Levaillant’s Cuckoo, African Emerald Cuckoo, Wood owl, Scops owl both Southern white-faced and African, Woodland kingfisher, African pygmy-kingfisher, Black cuckoo shrike. Flycatchers, and many more.