Kings Camp
Waterbuck Camp

Luxury Exclusive Use Safari Lodge in the Timbavati Reserve
Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park
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Situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Waterbuck Private Camp is set on the banks of the dry Nhlaralumi River, offering excellent game viewing opportunities. Subtly blended into the natural environment, this private camp reflects the charm and romance of a bygone era, and is a standout among lodges in Timbavati.

Waterbuck Private Camp offers luxury at its best, with all modern conveniences and a dedicated team to assist with your every need. Complete with a private game vehicle, ranger, tracker, villa host and chef available throughout your stay – you can indulge and set the pace of your exclusive safari.

Boasting a 4 bedroomed air-conditioned villa, which accommodates up to 8 guests, Waterbuck is available for exclusive bookings only, and offers the ultimate in safari privacy; making it perfect for families and small group safaris.

Accommodation at Waterbuck consists of an opulent Master Suite with an open-plan bathroom and a comfortable viewing lounge on the top floor. On the ground floor, on either side of the lounge and kitchen area, are 2 Luxury Suites. A detached Luxury Garden Suite completes the accommodation for a maximum of 8 guests.

The suites all overlook the private gardens, swimming pool and viewing deck perched over the dry river bed and the bush beyond. The villa is air-conditioned and each bathroom is equipped with Victorian baths, indoor showers, double sinks and the downstairs suites also have outdoor showers. Each suite comes equipped with a flat screen TV with satellite network, DVD player, telephone, safe, complimentary water bottles and complimentary Wi-Fi.

The fully equipped modern kitchen flows into the air-conditioned open-plan dining area and lounge, and can be closed off from the living area with sliding doors for additional privacy. A library and access to 2 personal computers with Wi-Fi keeps guests in contact with the outside world. Sumptuous world-class cuisine can be enjoyed in the elegant dining room, boma or on the private viewing deck under starry African skies.

Guests Kings Camp Waterbuck Private Camp can look forward to twice daily game drives in custom-designed safari vehicles, night drives with a spotlight in search of nocturnal creatures, guided bush walks and specialised bird watching safaris with expert guides. The Timbavati is especially well known for its frequent elephant sightings, as well as leopard and rare African wild dog. It is also home to over 350 bird species, making it a must-see destination for keen bird watchers.

Special SADC Sole Use Self-Catering Rate


per night for the camp on an exclusive use, self-catering basis

Standard Rate


per night for the camp on an exclusive use, self-catering basis

    Accommodation for 8 people
    Private game vehicle
    Ranger and tracker
    Services of a chef
    Housekeeping staff

Waterbuck Camp is luxuriously decorated in dark tones of antique wood and thatch, and the space is filled with small relics representing the area’s history. Raised above a dry riverbed overlooking savanna plains, the outdoor living area features a sparkling pool, and a viewing deck complete with a fireplace and a generous dining area – the ideal spot to end off an eventful day in the bush.

Kings Camp Waterbuck Private Camp is located in the northern corner of Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, adjacent to Kruger National Park. The Timbavati lies approximately 450 km north-east of Johannesburg. The Timbavati Reserve area is located within both the Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provinces of South Africa. Today this great wilderness area is often referred to as the Greater Kruger Conservancy.
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