Kambaku Safari Lodge is an intimate lodge located in the Timbavati Private Reserve, which shares the unfenced western border of the Greater Kruger National Park. Taking its name from one of the “Magnificent Seven” tuskers who roamed the area, Kambaku lies in a natural wilderness overlooking a waterhole. The main lodge is a balance between open plan and private space, with a spacious bar and lounge area leading to the mezzanine floor and small library. The soaring thatch roof catches the summer breeze and the furnishings are comfortable. There is a verandah, swimming pool, boma, curio shop and WiFi hotspot.
The eight thatched chalets at Kambaku comprise a variety of options ranging from the honeymoon suite, family suites to double and twin rooms. The chalets are designed to reflect cool calmness in the heat of the African bush and include four- poster beds with classic draped mosquito nets in every room. There are en-suite bathrooms with a shower and bath, overhead fans, lanterns for the evening (minimal electricity supplied) and each chalet has its own veranda with views to the waterhole.
Leisurely brunches are served on the veranda or around the pool, and guests are often entertained by the resident warthog family on the lawn. A great place to while away the heat of the day, is on the sundeck with a cocktail in hand, or enjoy a cooling dip in the pool. Dinners are a truly African affair, lighted by the milky way, a large bonfire, and lanterns in the Boma. This is just one of several different locations to spoil yourself with fine wine and bush cuisine while listening to the night calls, fireside bush stories or a guided talk through the stars.
Aside from morning and afternoon game drives, this property features a pool and sundeck to unwind while enjoying cocktails. Special day trip to local attractions in the area are available on request, additional fees may apply.
As a children friendly lodge, it caters to child friendly game drives and walks, as well as educational games and discussions to keep the little ones busy during their stay. Guest requirements are predetermined and special eating times / types of food are catered for. Where possible, staff try and place families with young children on a separate vehicle due to the flexibility needed and so that neither the family, or other guest’s experience is sacrificed. Baby sitting service is also an optional extra.