Kambaku River Sands

Kambaku River Sands is an exclusive yet affordable safari lodge located in the heart of the beautiful Timbavati Private Game Reserve which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. Positioned on the banks of a seasonal riverbed, the lodge is totally unfenced and enjoys a continuous stream of game, with almost daily up close and personal experiences with elephant, buffalo, hyena, warthog and bushbuck to name a few.

Kambaku Activities Kambaku River Sands - Boma River sands bedroom
  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

The 10 luxury thatched suites are ensuite with bath, indoor double shower and outdoor shower. They are all airconditioned with a private viewing deck. The spacious main lodge boasts an infinity pool, communal lounge with two open fireplaces, a sunken wine cellar overlooking a waterhole and a wrap-around bar with ice cold Craft beer on tap.

During a stay guests can spoil themselves in the spa, enjoy a game of chess in wine cellar, have a cocktail whilst watching elephants drink from the pool, or work up a sweat in the private gym. Meals at Kambaku River Sands are a mixture of European and local African cuisine and are usually served around the open-air boma bonfire.

Getting There

Approximately 50 min drive from Hoedspruit Airport and approximately 2.5 hour's drive from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport, both of which receive regular flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town.


Morning and evening game drives, bush walks, bird watching from the Hide, photographic and art safaris, a children's programme and visits to local attractions.

Read what our previous clients thought of Kambaku River Sands

Review of Kambaku River Sands

Sherin Jacob

So accommodating and sweet! The staff and our rangers were awesome and professional. Our rangers made sure we saw the big 5 prior to departure, which was great! The food and game drives were AMAZING. We even asked the chef for a recipe because Justin had his first eggless cupcake!

02/11/2021 Read full trip review

Review of Kambaku River Sands

Billy & Melissa Hancock

Staff was excellent, Rangers and Trackers put us on animals continuously, very nice

04/11/2019 Read full trip review

Show more reviews

Selected itineraries

Our favourite itineraries that visit Kambaku River Sands

Show more itineraries