Rustic Experience | Classic Timbavati Safari Package

Surprise your partner or family with an authentic Rustic Safari Package at a bush camp in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve in South Africa.


The 4 Day Rustic Safari Experience Package takes place at a bush camp, where devoted staff will look after you and your loved ones for three nights and four days in the Greater Kruger National Park.


  • Delicious award-winning meals
  • Traditional Shangaan architecture and style
  • Swimming pool, bush bar and viewing deck
  • Game viewing activities plus great excursions
  • All the Big Five and much more

The Rustic Safari Package Experience

At this bush camp you see the real Africa! This intimate camp's traditional Shangaan reed and thatch en-suite huts have all the comforts you need in simplistic comfort and without the need for electricity. You and your family can celebrate your time together in this special atmosphere, while honeymooners and couples enjoy the very romantic light of candles and oil lamps. The open-air bush showers fuelled by wood fires offer a unique safari experience.

On a 4 Day Rustic Safari Package enjoy the thrill of Big Five game drives in open Land Rovers, guided bush walks and tracking game on foot with highly skilled knowledgeable rangers and trackers.

Day 1: Johannesburg to Timbavati Private Nature ReserveView Lodge

Depart Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport on a flight to Hoesdspruit Airport. You will be met and transferred by road to your bush camp in the Timbavati Nature Reserve. The organic style of the lodge buildings blends in naturally with the environment. Your three nights and four days at on safari unfold in whatever way suits you. The family chalets are comfortable and unique with a back to nature appeal. For those on a safari honeymoon, your months of planning are over - relax in a double hammock by the pool and soak up the tranquillity. Game viewing activity: Afternoon game drive.

Day 2: Safari Lodge in TimbavatiView Lodge

The Timbavati is one of Africa's world-renowned, unspoilt wilderness reserves. You can enjoy two game drives per day in open top Land Rovers. Prepare for memorable encounters with the Big Five and keep a look out for different bird species - there are around 350 species in the reserve. The morning game drive departs at dawn and the night drive leaves in the late afternoon. Skilled rangers and qualified trackers will bring you close to nature with their extensive knowledge of the flora and fauna found in the reserve. There is always a ranger on stand-by for an optional morning bush walk after breakfast.In the evening you will be treated to pre-dinner drinks around the fire in the traditional boma (outdoor reed enclosure), followed by a delicious candlelit dinner in the dining room or out in the open riverbed, surrounded by flares and cauldron fires. Game viewing activity: Morning and Afternoon game drives. Optional bush walk.

Day 3: Safari Lodge in TimbavatiView Lodge

Greet the day after a comfy night's rest in this secluded wilderness. You and your family can rest at the pool or take advantage of a range of interesting local excursions on offer, including cultural village visits, ballooning, golfing, sanctuary visits, Elephant Back Riding, micro-lighting, horse riding and white water rafting, You and your partner could also just laze away the day at the spacious bush bar and deck which overlooks the riverbed and watering hole. For a truly romantic touch, there is the Tree House next to the dam, just a short drive from the camp. You can be dropped off for an hour or two with blankets, big pillows and drinks in a cooler box. Game viewing activity: Morning and Afternoon game drives. Optional bush walk.

Day 4: Timbavati Private Nature Reserve to Johannesburg

This is the final day of your safari adventure. After a morning activity and breakfast on your Rustic Safari Package you say farewell and depart for your return road transfer from Timbavati Private Nature Reserve to Hoedspruit Airport and flight back to O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Game viewing activity: Morning game drive.

Rates & Prices


  • Return flights between Johannesburg O.R. Tambo and Hoedspruit Airport
  • Return road transfers from the airport to the lodge
  • 3 Nights accommodation
  • All meals included as per itinerary
  • Beverages
  • Game drives
  • All taxes

Not Included:

  • Premium brand beverages

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