3 DayClassic Kruger Safari in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve

Embark on a classic Kruger Safari in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve and wake up in the African bush, watching the sunrise over the horizon. Unfenced borders allow for exceptional game viewing opportunities on twice-daily open safari vehicle game drives.

The Classic Safari Package Experience

Spend two nights at Motswari Game Lodge, an authentic safari lodge in Timbavati Private Game Reserve. Each air-conditioned bungalow has its own private deck, where you can indulge in doing nothing at all while keeping a lookout for wildlife on the river bank. You can even admire the beautiful views from the comfort of your bed.

Passionate staff will cater to your every need and ensure you have a relaxing and memorable Kruger safari. Unwind and enjoy the views of the dam from the spacious lounge or at either of the two bars. Trade the beautiful view of the dam for the art gallery’s exhibitions of original wildlife art. Escape the heat of the day by plunging into the cool sparkling swimming pool. A well-stocked library, and boutique store and add to the comforts of your surrounds.

Enjoy memorable Big Five game viewing activities that range from guided walking safaris, birdwatching, nature walks and incredible morning and late afternoon game drives in the impressive Timbavati Private Game Reserve, which shares an unfenced border with Kruger National Park.

Safari Highlights

  • Stay at Motswari Game Lodge, an authentic safari lodge in Timbavati
  • Search for Africa's Big 5 on morning and afternoon game drives
  • Keep an eye out for Timbavati white lion, African wild doge and cheetah
  • Excellent game viewing all year with an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park
  • Enjoy personal attention and welcoming ambience
  • Dine under the stars in the African bush

Day 1: Travel to Kruger

Depart from Johannesburg Airport on a flight to Hoedspruit. You will be met at the airport and driven to, Motswari Game Lodge, a classic safari lodge in the Timbavati Game Reserve. Settle into your en-suite accommodation, which is home for the next two nights and three days.

Those on a romantic getaway will love the cascading nets over the beds and the corner spa bath. Your outdoor shower with a view offers a unique experience under open skies. Timbavati is a private reserve, so you will enjoy activities that are not allowed in the Kruger National Park: off-road excursions for premium game viewing, spot-lit night game drives and guided bush walks.

Day 2: In Search of the Big 5

This classic lodge allows you to make the most of your game viewing through extended morning and afternoon game drives in search of the region's wildlife including lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino. Spot the smaller critters of the bush while on a guided bush led by one of the experienced trail guides.

A highlight is a chance of spotting the legendary and extremely rare Timbavati white lions. Traditional South African cuisine is offered and meals can be taken on damask linen out on the raised teak deck, or under the star-studded sky in the boma at night.

Day 3: Farewell Kruger

This morning you will enjoy a final breakfast and perhaps a last game drive before you transfer to the airport and catch your flight back to Johannesburg or Cape Town.

Speak to your Destination Consultant to extend your classic safari with a few days in Cape Town perhaps? Our consultants can easily turn this 3-day classic Kruger safari in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve into your ultimate African dream holiday.


  • Scheduled return flights from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit
  • Return private road transfer from Hoedspruit to your safari lodge
  • 2 nights' accommodation at Motswari Game Lodge
  • Brunch, high tea, snacks and dinner
  • A selection of drinks including local beers, house wines with meals, bottled water, juices, soft drinks, teas and coffees
  • 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

  • Spa treatments and optional activities
  • Premium branded drinks and all other extras to be settled direct
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