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Machaton Camp

Luxury Self-Catering Safari Camp in the Timbavati Reserve
Timbavati Game Reserve, Limpopo,
South Africa
The Timbavati Game Reserve is a private Big Five nature reserve which is part of the Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa.
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Machaton Camp is an intimate and exclusive camp offering a secluded and private safari experience. Next, to owning a private safari lodge, there is no more private way to enjoy a safari in the world famous Timbavati Reserve.

The camp consists of the main building which features a lounge, kitchen and covered verandah, as well as 3 individual luxury suites. Each suite offers a large en-suite bedroom, a well-appointed bathroom with an outdoor shower, a dayroom with a sumptuous daybed and a large terrace with a plunge pool, allowing guests to either enjoy the main areas together or retreat in private to the suite.

Privacy is guaranteed thanks to the careful placement of the suites and privacy walls, ensuring a tranquil and intimate stay.

Safaris are conducted in Machaton Private Camp’s private 4x4 vehicle over 9,000 hectares in the Timbavati Game Reserve, which shares unfenced boundaries with the Kruger National Park, allowing for free movement of animals between the two iconic reserves.
    Exclusive use of the lodge.
    Twice-daily game drives in your private game-viewing vehicle with your on-site private field guide.
    VAT at 15%
    Quoted rates are for 8 people but the lodge can sleep 10, extra guests rates are R2,050 per person per night for guests over the age of 11 and R1000 per person per night for children aged 4 - 11. Children under 3 stay free.

The lodge offers Big 5 game drives in the early morning and late afternoon/evening, taking advantage of the time of day that the animals are naturally most active. Nocturnal creatures - including the big cats - are regular sightings after dark. Currently over 40 mammal species are listed as resident in the Timbavati, including the Big 5 - Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo and Elephant, as well as endangered species including Wild Dogs and Cheetah. There is an abundance of birdlife, with a total of 360 species of bird listed.

Privacy is guaranteed thanks to the careful placement of the suites and privacy walls, ensuring a tranquil and intimate stay. 

Special SADC Exclusive Use Rate


sole use of the whole lodge for 8 people per night on a self-catering basis incl. accommodation, housekeeping and safari activities.

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