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A Safari for Every Taste in the Timbavati

 The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve and its  alluring wilderness calls to wildlife enthusiasts, nature lovers and visitors from all over the world seeking out the perfect safari. Within this private reserve, Simbavati Lodge Collection offers a variety of luxurious lodges, villas, cottages and camps, each appealing to different tastes and preferences.  Simbavati River Lodge: Where … Read more

Lioness on Foot in the Timbavati

It was just another chilly morning in the bush. As usual, we had our coffee and tea around dawn while we waited for the sun to rise. Just enough for us to see what was going on in the gradually lessening shadows. We left in the morning on foot and nothing was out of the … Read more

Secret Seven wildlife of the Timbavati & Klaserie

Secret seven wildlife - aarvark

Our ‘Secret Seven’ wildlife species in Africa are rarely seen and elusive animals. Well, the name says it all. These are the most secretive animals and even many frequent visitors to National Parks and wildlife reserves haven’t been fortunate enough to see them all.  The secret seven comprise aardvark, African wild cat, civet, large spotted … Read more

What to look out for on a walking safari

Simbavati Trails camp - walking safari & guiding

So what sort of things are we looking for when on a walking safari? At Simbavati Trails camp, or any bush walk for that matter. Since we are part of the Timbavati Game Reserve, which is part of the Greater Kruger area, we do have free-roaming game including the Big 5. But, when we are … Read more

My Favorite Birds in the Timbavati

There are over 350 species of bird in the Timbavati. All so beautiful and interesting in their own way. But I have to confess, having the good fortune to view these birds on a regular basis, there are a few that stand out for me.Given its proximity, you can also spot these birds in the … Read more