Tour Overview

Experience the thrill of safari drives and cultural encounters during safari walks throughout this self-drive 3 Days Rustic Kruger Park Family Self-Drive Safari getaway in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Your South Africa Safari Experience This three-day Rustic Kruger Safari is ideal for those who want to witness an abundance of wildlife and have cultural encounters. You will be accommodated in a luxurious hut at the Umlani Bushcamp in Timbavati Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park.

Tour Details


  • Try to track the Big Five during early morning and late afternoon game excursions.
  • For a more cultural experience, embark on a safari walk and learn about the rich history of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve.
  • The reserve is home to a total of 40 mammal species and over 350 bird species and you will have an opportunity to track them during safari drive.

Route & Itinerary

Day 1: Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

Drive your way up to the Umlani Bushcamp in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, and get ready for a cultural journey. You will be accommodated in a family hut, made from traditional African reed. Enjoy amenities such as an en-suite bathroom and a draped bed with classic white mosquito netting.

After settling in and savoring a light lunch, venture on an afternoon game excursion. Game drives at the Umlani Bushcamp are extra special because you get to bask in the knowledge of the local Shangaan tracker and an expert game. Become one with the bush as you give yourself in to nature by exploring the different species fauna and flora. Experience world-class safari cuisine as the chefs whip up dishes to tickle your palate. Enjoy a good night's rest in your luxurious hut.

Day 2: Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

At the break of dawn, savor a cup of coffee or tea and prepare yourself for the epic morning game drive you are about to embark. Inform your expert guide what you expect to see on this three-hour game excursion. Watch as the bush unfolds and try to track the renowned Big Five. With the help of your guide you will learn about the different wildlife that reside in the Timbavati Nature Reserve.

After a sumptuous breakfast go on an afternoon safari walk with an expert guide and explore the bush. Your guide and tracker will also introduce you to the cultural heritage of the Timbavati region. Take a swim in the pristine pool. Go on a birdwatching safari and document some of the 500 bird species that you have encountered.

Other optional daytime activities that are offered outside the Timbavati Nature Reserve can be arranged by the camp management.

Embark on the perfect wildlife photo opportunity on a late afternoon safari drive, conducted in specialized safari vehicles. Spot lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo,rhino an abundance and an antelope species. Sip on sundowners as you listen to the sounds of the nocturnal animals. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks at the bush bar and enjoy the views of the neighbouring waterhole and watch as the nocturnal wildlife take a sip. Experience cultural bush dining around the traditional African boma restaurant that serves award winning meals.

Day 3: Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

Enjoy a hearty breakfast on the morning of your final stay, just before you get ready to leave to return home. Your self arranged safari vehicle will pick you up at the lodge to escort you to meet your onward travel arrangements.


  • Accommodation and meals as specified
  • Services of a qualified guide
  • Luxury vehicle inclusive of fuel and toll gate fees
  • Activities and entry fees as specified
  • Government taxes and levies
  • Chilled bottled water per day
  • Services of a light aircraft charter to/from OR Tambo to Hoedspruit


  • The use of services and all purchases of a personal nature Premium branded drinks
  • Any optional activities

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