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Kambaku River Sands

Discover 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.

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, a 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.

Special offers: Book for 4 nights and only pay for 3 nights. This offer is valid from 01 June - 30 June 2024 & 01 November - 30 November 2024. Honeymoon offer: Stay 3 nights or more and the bride receives a 50% discount on accommodation. This offer is valid until 30 November 2024

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  • Large game viewing deck overlooking a waterhole
  • Owner run and managed
  • Great value for money
  • Over 1000Ha of sole-use wilderness for your exclusive game viewing

At a glance

  • 10 Suites
  • 12 Years +
  • Open All Year
  • All Inclusive
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We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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"For something extra special, request to spend one of your nights sleeping under the stars on the luxurious Kambaku Sleep Out Deck. Situated alongside a dam where game come to drink, it is private game viewing at its very best."

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