Directions to Kambaku River Sands in Timbavati
Timbavati Private Nature Reserve makes up the western border of the Kruger National Park in South Africa’s Limpopo province. The lodge is situated on the banks of a dry river bed, with a view of a perennial river. The unfenced nature of the lodge allows for the game species, including elephant, buffalo and bushbuck, to roam freely.
How to get there:
Flights in to Hoedspruit/Eastgate Airport (30km from Kambaku) are booked direct from Johannesburg or from Cape Town, and you will be collected at the airport and transported to the lodge (not included in daily rate). Alternatively, one is able to get daily flights into Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in Nelspruit (120 km from Kambaku). Special chartered flights can be arranged on request.
By road from Johannesburg:
Head for eMalahleni (Witbank) on the N12 highway, which later becomes the N4. Continue on the N4 and take the Belfast turn off, heading into the little town of Belfast. In the centre of town you will see a sign post for Dullstroom / Lydenburg. Turn right toward Dullstroom/Lydenburg. Continue on this road for approximately 30kms until you reach Dullstroom.
Continue straight through the village of Dullstroom and head for Lydenburg, approximately 50kms. You will come to a T Junction. Turn left and head into the town of Lydenburg. At the second set of traffic lights, turn left. This is a ring road that will take you out of town and onto the R36 towards the village of Ohrigstad. Once on this road you will head directly for Hoedspruit. Once in Hoedspruit , continue straight through the town. You will go over a small bridge and then at the four way intersection you will turn right onto the R40. Head out of town for approximately 6 kms and turn left at the Timbavati / Eastgate Airport road. You will go through a security/control gate and then head directly for the Timbavati Nature Reserve Gate which is roughly 18kms further on. Once in the reserve continue straight for approximately 10kms, and then turn right when you see the direction sign board. Follow the Kambaku River Sands signs to the lodge.
By road from Nelspruit:
Take the R40 past White River and continue on to Hazyview, then Bushbuckridge and Acornhoek. Carry on straight along this road past the Orpen road turnoff , until you see the Hoedspruit turn off to your right. Turn right and continue on this road until eventually you see the main Timbavati/ Eastgate Airport road on your right. Turn right here. You will go through a security/control gate and then head directly for the Timbavati Nature Reserve Gate which is roughly 18kms further on. Once at the Timbavati Nature Reserve Gate. Once in the reserve continue straight for approximately 10kms, then turn right when you see the direction sign board. Follow the Kambaku River Sands signs to the lodge.
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