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Kambaku River Sands

Ultra Luxury, Romantic & Riverbed view!


Timbavati Reserve
Greater Kruger

KAMBAKU River Sands is well situated in the heart of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which makes up the western boarder of the Kruger National Park. Without fences inhibiting the free movement of game between the reserves, Timbavati becomes part of a vast unspoilt natural wilderness area that lies within the Greater Kruger National Park. 

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.

Sitting majestically on the banks of a dry river bed, Kambaku River Sands entices the guest to sit back and relax.
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 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.

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. The spa provides a private swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam rooms, ideal for those who would like some pampering or those who feel the need to keep moving during their holiday. Relax and rejuvenate… and spoil yourself.

Boma and Bush Dining - These are a regular affair in the Kambaku River sands, and provide an exclusive African dinner experience – one never to be forgotten.
Sit back and enjoy dinner under the stars, the local cuisine, and festivities often cause for singing and dancing.

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.

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