Guests per Safari Vehicle
Space. And time. These two concepts frame how we see the world. And yet for most of us, daily life only allows for space and time in finite amounts. Now for a new perspective.
At Kambaku River Sands, they have created an experience that will give you all the space and time you need to pause, breathe in and reconnect with the here and now. Our rooms and bathrooms are designed to create an atmosphere of blissful solitude. Glass-encased spaces invite the outside in as you immerse yourself in the vastness of the surrounding nature.
The beauty of the Timbavati Game Reserve is unfenced and open, waiting to be discovered. Kambaku River Sands is a place of sanctuary for Africa’s Big 5: the leopard, lion, rhinoceros, elephant and buffalo and more. Our game rangers are seasoned experts and will furnish you with all the information you need as you encounter indigenous wildlife thriving in their natural habitat. Their home will become yours.
Kambaku River Sands is equipped to cater to your every need. Treat yourself to world-class cuisine and specialist wine tastings, dine alfresco or alongside the riverbed surrounded by campfires. Enjoy an all-inclusive, five-star experience that begins with a warm welcome and ends with a longing to return.
Kambaku River Sands has received international acclaim for being one of the most frequented safari lodges in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve.
Arrive expectant. Leave enchanted.
River Sands boasts 10 Luxury Suites nestled between towering Leadwood and Jackalberry trees on the banks of a perennial river system. This unique, unfenced camp gives guests an opportunity to experience free roaming wildlife
from their own private viewing decks. Each spacious suite is equipped with air-conditioning, bar, butler’s tray, en-suite bathroom with spa bath, indoor double shower and outdoor shower.
The majestic main lodge features two fireplaces, an infinity pool, superb wine cellar, Matumi wrap around bar, free Wi-Fi, library, boma and a fantastic view over the lodge waterhole.
With a traversing area of over 12 000 ha, morning and evening safaris remain interesting and informative. Opt for a walking safari to experience the intimacy of the bush on foot. Relax in the heat of the day at the spa or enjoy the use of the gym facility; shop for local artifacts and mementos in the curio shop; or delight in the bird life from the hide at Twins Dam. Experience the renowned warmth and hospitality during hearty brunches, delicious high teas, and unforgettable dinners under the stars, in the boma, riverbed or out in the bush.
Timbavati Nature Reserve shares a common unfenced border with the Kruger National Park allowing animals free range and ensuring guests to the area the opportunity to view the greatest diversity of wildlife that Africa has to offer. View the big game from open vehicles, on foot or from the comfort of your room as you experience timeless Africa.
Escape from the grind of daily life and succumb to the tranquil wilderness of the Timbavati Nature Reserve in the South African Lowveld. Here you can view the Big Five and other endangered species such as the Wild Dog and Cheetah in their natural environment.
All the big game is here including rhino, elephants, buffalo, zebras, antelopes, as well as leopard, lion, hyena. Bird watching is good particularly during the rainy season.
10 Luxury Suites
Some of the below activities will at an additional cost and must be pre-booked.
Hoedspruit – Eastgate Airport
6 hours from Johannesburg
45 minutes from Hoedspruit
Kambaku River Lodge., 142 Strathmore, Malelane, South Africa
The following fees are applicable to all guests staying within the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve: