4 DayRustic Experience
Classic Timbavati Safari Package

Experience the magic of the African bush on this value for money safari in the Greater Kruger Park. Stay at a no-frills safari lodge and connect with nature on guided 4x4 off-road game drives. Spend your evenings around a crackling fire listening to sounds of hyenas calling and lions roaring.

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.

Safari Highlights

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

Day 1: Start of your African Safari

Depart Johannesburg on a flight to Hoedspruit. You will be met and transferred by road to your value for money safari camp at a private game reserve bordering the Kruger National Park. 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.

Day 2 - 3: Explore the Greater Kruger

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.

Day 4: Bid Farewell to the Bush

Embark on your last early-morning game drive with a hot water bottle and blanket over your knees followed by delicious breakfast.Pack your bags and bid farewell to the elephants coming down to the waterhole for a drink and to the grazing nearby giraffes. Depart on a short road transfer to Hoedspruit for your flight to Johannesburg.


  • Scheduled return flights from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit
  • Scheduled shared shuttle transfer from Hoedspruit to your safari camp
  • 3 nights' accommodation at a comfortable safari lodge
  • All meals while in the camp including breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Select local branded drinks including bottled water, tea/coffee, soft drinks, beers, spirits and house wines
  • Daily off-road game viewing activities including early morning and late afternoon game drive in open 4x4 safari vehicle
  • Bush walk with experienced armed tracker (on request and subject to availability)

Not Included

  • Timbavati Conservation Fees (ZAR 328 per person per day)
  • Premium branded drinks and all other extras to be settled direct
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