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Kambaku River Sands has received international acclaim for being one of the most frequented safari lodges in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve.


  • All-inclusive, five-star experience
  • World-class cuisine and specialist wine tastings
  • World-renowned Magnificent seven: lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo, cheetah and wild dogs, roam freely in an untouched habitat

You should know

  • Children from the age of 12 and up are welcome at Kambaku River Sands

The detail

Sitting majestically on the banks of a dry river bed, Kambaku River Sands entices the guest to sit back and relax. Kambaku (Solitary Bull elephant), takes its name from one of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ tuskers who roamed the Kruger Park for the greater part of the last century. These elephant were renowned for their impressive tusks – having at least one tusk with the estimated weight of over 60kg.

This unfenced camp is perfectly situated on a perennial river with continuous free flowing movement of game both big and small through the camp.

Guests at Kambaku River Sands are often afforded a safari experience with a difference from either their own private decks or the main lodge area, with almost daily up close and personal experiences with elephant, buffalo and bushbuck to name but a few.

The main lodge has a spacious lounge with two enormous open fireplaces for the cool winter nights. The bar allows for guests to watch elephants drinking out of the swimming pool while enjoying a cold beer or chilled glass of wine.

All 10 suites are elegantly decorated, and boast private viewing decks with spectacular views of either the dry River bed or the surrounding bush. All sliding doors are protected with mosquito netting and beds draped with classic white satin nets. Sit back and indulge in the elegance of your suite. Room facilities include a mini bar, butlers tray as well as a variety of guest amenities, outdoor shower and air conditioning.

With its high thatched roof overlooking the Kambaku River Sands waterhole. The spacious surroundings of the Main lodge allow for guests luxurious comfort of the lounge, Kambaku River Sands boasts uncapped WIFI in our Main Lodge area.

Being unfenced, the camp allows for free movement of game through the lodge.  Game drives provide the ideal opportunity to track down the Big 5 and more. We offer bush walks with the space to explore the smaller gems of the bush, and the time in camp during the heat of the day, to observe relaxed animal behaviour from the peace and quiet of your own personal deck.

Game drives are in an uncovered vehicle - allowing for excellent photographic opportunities, with experienced rangers passionate about the bush.  

Price includes

  • Accommodation, all meals, 2 game drives per day, game drive snacks, brunch, high tea, tea, coffee, local beers & soft drinks
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Rates & Pricing

All promotions for this lodge are shown below, you can also view all current safari specials here.
Stay 4 Pay 3 - Valid: 1 April to 30 June 2023 and 1 September to 30 November 2023
Last minute SPECIAL
Honeymoon SPECIAL
Bride will receive 50% discount on a Stay of 3 nights or more. Complimentary Bottle of Bubbly and Private Dinner included in your stay.
$ 560 USD
$ 420 USD
$ 560 USD
SPECIAL - Great news, you appear to be from a SADC country and can enjoy the discounted rate shown!
Rates are starting prices per person, per night sharing.
With specials, we always use the best promotion available, please contact our experts for more guidance.
We are able to arrange travel insurance that will make this booking totally refundable.
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