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Kings Camp
10 Luxury Safari Suites

The ten Luxury Suites all have indoor and Private outdoor showers. Beautifully and tastefully appointed with all the luxury's at hand. From romantic, soft cascading Mosquito Nets, Remote controlled air conditioners, purposefully stocked mini bar fridge, tea and coffee facilities. For your comfort, there are Gowns and Mosquito Repellents as well as Umbrellas and Torches. Your Suite has it's own Safe and Telephone for your convenience. Kings Camp offers a lounge/dining room, bar, pool terrace and a game viewing platform which overlooks a very active waterhole. Other facilities include the curio shop, laundry, valet, fax, gym and library with internet facilities.
Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa


Year Round

South Africa is a year-round destination, and the best time to visit depends on your priorities. Safaris are best in the winter months (May to August). The grass is lowest, so game viewing is easier, and the temperatures are mild (maximum 20-23C). There is very little winter rainfall in the north. Namaqualand, in the Western and Northern Cape Provinces, becomes a floral phenomenon in spring (mid-August to mid-October), when the desert-like terrain is transformed into a carpet of flowers, drawing thousands of visitors. The best season for the beach is summer (November to mid-March). The southern regions are summer destinations, with low summer rainfall. Temperatures reach 28-30C or higher on truly beautiful days. The warm waters of the east coast make for almost year-round swimming. South Africans tend to take their annual holidays in summer, causing tourist destinations to be overcrowded from mid-December to late January, as well as during the other school holidays.
Morning and Afternoon Game Drives, Visits to the Moholoholo Wildlife and Rehabilitation Center and Research Centers & Golf.

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 canape's 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.

Kings Camp can arrange tours to the following places of interest:

Mpumalanga Helicopter Safaris - Experience the beauty of the Blyde river canyon in the luxury of a helicopter, Mountain magic helicopter safaris will pick you up at Kings Camp, fly you through the Blyde river canyon and along the escarpment passing the three rondawels, god's window and stopping at the pinnacle for a champagne picnic. From there you will be whisked off to view all the spectacular waterfalls in the area before returning to the camp.

Hans Merensky Golf Estate - Greet the African dawn on the manicured fairways of their challenging 18 hole, par 72-championship golf course, where crocodile and hippo add spice to the normal hazards of a good game of golf. Wild game including elephant, lion, giraffe and a wide variety of antelope and bird life are often seen on the golf course and in the surrounds. The legendary Bob Grimsdell designed this unique course, which extends over a vast area of indigenous bush, interspersed with tranquil pools and velvet greens.

Moholoholo wildlife and rehabilitation center - An extremely informative and exciting tour of an African wildlife rehabilitation centre. Highlights include the following up close views of lion, leopard, servals, caracals, honey badger, eagles and vultures. Two tours are available daily at 9h30 and 15h00. These times will interfere with either your morning of afternoon safari. The duration of the tour is four hours including two hours transfer time. Research and breeding centre for endangered species. You will enjoy an informative and entertaining tour of the research and breeding centre in the company of an experienced guide. Highlights include the viewing of an excess of 60 cheetahs including the extremely rare king cheetah, a visit to the vulture restaurant and an introduction to the world of wild dogs. The duration of the tour is three and a half hours including two hours transfer time.
Local Info

The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve came into existence on July 1956, when a group of conservation-minded people who owned game farms on the western boundary of the Kruger National Park came together to form the Timbavati Association. The idea of forming such a reserve was first mooted as early as 1948 and for several years ways and means was discussed to create a nature reserve of a meaningful size in the area. These leading spirits of conservation and sustainable land use eventually succeeded in forming the Timbavati Association governed by a constitution for the benefit of all. The size of the reserve covers about 60 000 hectares of pristine African bush part of the world famous greater Kruger National Park. The Kruger itself is a further two million hectares in size, which is about the same size as Israel or Wales. In the early 1990's the boundary fence between the Kruger and the adjacent private reserves namely, Timbavati, Sabi Sand, Klaserie, Umbabat and Manyaleti was removed to create the greater Kruger national park covering an area of 2.2 million hectares. The reason being conservationists want to re-create ancient migration movements of wildlife from the foothills of the Libombo Mountains in the east to the Drakensberg Mountains in the west. The greater Kruger has been zoned into 35 different landscape types. A landscape is defined as an area with a specific geomorphology, climate, soil and vegetation together with the associated fauna. Kings Camp falls in a landscape zoned as: Combretum spp (bushwillow), colophospermum mopane woodland. The underlying rock is mainly granite and gneiss intersected by numerous intrusions of dolerite. The terrain is undulating with sandy soils. The altitude varies between 300 and 500 meters. The climate is temperate with hot summers and cool winters with frost as an exception in the low-lying areas. Rainfall varies between 450mm - 550mm per year. Kings Camp is situated in the northeastern corner of the Timbavati private nature reserve and has been in operation as a game lodge since 1995. Our commitment to our guests is to freely share in the experience in a manner that is both enlightening and relaxing. We are further dedicated to a gracious style of hospitality from a bygone era, combined with a flexibility that puts the comfort and requests of our guests first. But above all, we will do this in a manner that will never compromise our environment, instead it will materially benefit our surrounding community culturally, environmentally and economically.
Kings Camp is set in the famous Timbavati Game Reserve, offering more than just an exceptional game-viewing experience. Kings Camp invites guests to relax in the bushveld in fine colonial style.
Situated in the world-famous Timbavati Private Nature Reserve (part of the greater Kruger National Park) the camp is a game-viewing haven. However, Kings Camp promises far more than just a good game-spotting destination - with access to 100 square kilometres of bushveld, guests are also treated to a brilliant abundance of birdlife. Private safaris under the guidance of a skilled ranger will prove to be an exhilarating experience for bird-watchers and tree enthusiasts as they explore the rarer sights and wonders of the bush. Any particular requests such as guided walks or "sleep-outs" under the great African skies will be arranged with pleasure. Kings Camp is exceptionally proud of its hides; where guests can safely soak up the stillness and serenity of the bush while keeping a sharp lookout for passing animals and birds. Managed by an experienced team of hosts, Kings Camp prides itself on flexibility. When it comes to mealtimes, true South African cuisine is offered in a homely atmosphere with dinner in the boma or a bush braai under the canvas of the dazzling African sky, all complemented by an exceptional wine cellar.


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