4 DayBack to Basics
Classic Timbavati Safari Package

In a Back to Basics Safari Package you can be assured of an authentic Timbavati safari experience for a family friendly holiday or a romantic getaway.

The Back to Basics Safari Experience

Enjoy luxury bush accommodation for three nights and four days at a family-owned and run safari lodge. The 4 Day Back to Basics Safari Package offers a traditional safari on the edge of the Kruger National Park.

Tucked away in a pristine corner of the Greater Kruger National Park, your safari lodge offers a genuine South African family safari and warm hospitality. On a 4 Day Back to Basics Safari Package you arrive as a guest and leave as a friend.

Relax in comfort at this vintage bush lodge where attention to detail and high standards are maintained throughout. The romantic en-suite bungalows make a welcome retreat for couples and newlyweds who will love the beautifully draped beds and stunning bush views.

Enjoy dawn and dusk game drives and guided bush walks in the magical Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, home of Big Five game and an equally fascinating supporting cast including Cheetah and Wild Dogs. Experienced rangers and guides escort you through many close encounters and share their vast knowledge of this untouched wilderness.

Safari Highlights

  • Luxury and romance in the bush
  • Bush meals and boma dinners
  • Swimming pool, curio shop and art gallery
  • Waterhole views and safaris in Big Five territory
  • Great for small gatherings of friends and family

Day 1: Johannesburg to Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

Depart from Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport for your flight to Hoedspruit Airport. You will be met and taken on the short road transfer to a safari lodge in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve.

Your three nights and four days will be spent soaking up the atmosphere of calm and rugged beauty. Visit the art gallery, take a dip in the pool or watch wildlife at the waterhole - your family holiday unfolds at its own pace.

Day 2 - 3: Safari Lodge in Timbavati

This luxury Timbavati accommodation is fully air-conditioned and offers a high level of comfort. Early risers can set off on the sunrise game drive and pursue their dream of a Big Five safari with a refreshment stop en-route.

For bird watchers and those who wish to get the most from their African experience, a bush walk with one of the highly experienced and armed trail-guides is a must. You see the bushveld in finer detail and come to appreciate its hidden wonders. In between game viewing, you can relax, read and savour the deep sense of peace.

Celebrate your time together with a toast at one of the lodge bars or listen in as knowledgeable staff members give talks on wildlife and bushveld topics. Sunset drives take in the spectacular landscape at this special time of day, and you can enjoy a romantic sundowner at a scenic spot. Viewing nocturnal wildlife is a highlight on the way back to the lodge for dinner. Delicious meals are served in several settings in the bush or at the atmospheric boma (open-air enclosure) around a campfire.

Day 4: Timbavati Private Nature Reserve to Johannesburg

This is your final day on your Kruger Park safari in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. After a morning activity and breakfast, it will be time to leave for your return road transfer from Timbavati Private Nature Reserve to Hoedspruit Airport and your onward flight to O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.


  • Scheduled return flights from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit
  • Private road transfer from Hoedspruit to your classic safari lodge
  • 3 nights' accommodation at a classic Kruger safari lodge in the Timbavati
  • Brunch, high tea, snacks and dinner
  • Select local drinks (soft drinks, tea/coffee, local beers, spirits and house wines)
  • Early morning game drives in open safari vehicle
  • Late afternoon/evening game drives that last until after dark, offering you a glimpse into the nocturnal bush life
  • Bush walk with experienced armed field guide and tracker
  • Park and conservation fees

Not Included

  • Optional activities not listed above
  • Premium branded drinks and all other extras to be settled direct
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