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Kambaku River Sands Lodge

Kambaku River Sands Lodge

$540 per person

In the winter months, the two impressive fireplaces offer warm refuges from the cold. Stellar service by the very capable staff contingent completes the service offering at Kambaku River Sands Lodge. Here local and international guests can feel completely at home in the heart of the African wilderness.

Situated on the banks of a dry riverbed, the majestic Kambaku River Sands is an un-fenced bush retreat in the heart of the Timbavati Private Game Reserve located within the iconic Kruger National Park in South Africa.
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Kambaku River Sands, derives its name from one of the so-called “Magnificent Seven”tuskers named Kambaku that used to roam the Kruger Park in the previous century. These giants were renowned for their impressive tusks, with one tusk weighing in at just over 60 kg! This pristine lodge is completely unfenced, allowing an array of wildlife species to move freely around and through the camp. This creates up-close-and-personal experiences with Africa’s wildlife the heart of African wilderness for those in search of something different.

The main lodge with its impressive thatched roofs and raised decking, overlooks a very busy waterhole. Earthy tones, plush furnishings and exquisite decor, merge seamlessly to create tranquil spaces in which to relax and unwind.
From the beautiful lounge to the expansive raised deck with breathtaking views of the African wilderness, Kambaku’s architecture oozes sophistication and tranquility.

The Timbavati boasts a wealth of incredible biodiversity -both fauna and flora. Here guests are assured of exceptional safari experiences while relaxing in utter luxury and comfort. A sighting of the amazing White Lions of the Timbavati truly counts as a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

A part from the majestic Big Five -lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo, African wild dog, cheetah, hippo and crocodile, as well as a wealth of antelope species, call this pristine wilderness home. The Timbavati also has a reputation as a bird-lovers paradise, with a rich variety of recorded species for avid birders to enjoy.

Kambaku River Sands – River Lodge

The main lodge with its impressive thatched roofs and raised decking, overlooks a very busy waterhole. 10 Luxury thatched suites, Earthy tones, plush furnishings and exquisite decor, merge seamlessly to create tranquil spaces in which to relax and unwind. From the beautiful lounge to the expansive raised deck with breathtaking views of the African wilderness, Kambaku’s architecture oozes sophistication and tranquility.

kambaku river sands lodge boma dinner view
kambaku river sands lodge main pool

The sunbeds, next to the sparkling infinity pool, invites weary travellers to relax and unwind, while immersing themselves in the magnificence of this bush landscape. However, don’t be surprised if you have to share the pool with a few thirsty elephants at times!

Experience a Unique 5 Star Luxury Safari

The Matumi wrap-around bar with ice-cold beer on tap, is the perfect oasis in which to enjoy some cool refreshments after a hot day out in the bush. Those with more discerning palates can indulge in a wide array of premium wines from the sunken cellar with its beautiful views of the bush.

kambaku river sands lodge wine cellar
kambaku river sands lodge spa

In the winter months, the two impressive fireplaces offer warm refuges from the cold. Stellar service by the very capable staff contingent completes the service offering at Kambaku River Sands Lodge. Here local and international guests can feel completely at home in the heart of the African wilderness.

Your Safari Schedule


SCHEDULE

Times may vary due to season
04h30 / 05h30Wake up call
05h00 / 06h00Early morning refreshments served
05h15 / 06h15 Depart for morning game drive
09h00 A continental breakfast buffet and
(plated) hot breakfast is served
11h00 Requested check-out time
12h00 Lunch is served until 14h30
13h00 / 14h00 Recommended arrival time
15h00 / 15h30 Afternoon tea
15h30 / 16h00 Depart for afternoon game drive
20h00 Pre dinner drinks
20h30 Set menu or Braai/Barbecue dinner is
served - every alternate night

FAQ's

Question: Best Time to Visit Kambaku River Sands Lodge 

Answer: May-August and December

 

Question: Who owns Kambaku River Sands Lodge

Answer: Bryce & Nicola

 

Question: Where is  Kambaku River Sands Lodge

Answer: Kambaku River Sands Lodge lies withing the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Being part of the world-renowned Kruger National Park.

More About Kambaku River Sands Lodge

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK KAMBAKU RIVER SANDS

Situated on the banks of a dry riverbed, the majestic Kambaku River Sands is an

unfenced bush retreat in the heart of the Timbavati Private Game Reserve located wi

thin

the iconic Kruger National Park in South Africa.

Kambaku derives its name from one of the so-called

Magnificent Seven

tuskers that

used to roam the Kruger Park in the previous century. These giants were renow

ned for

their impressive tusks, with one tusk weighing in at just over 60kg!

This pristine lodge is completely unfenced, allowing an array of wildli

fe species to move

freely around and through the camp. This creates up-close-and-pers

onal experiences

with Africa

s

wildife in the heart of African wilderness for those in search of someth

ing

different.

The Timbavati boasts a wealth of incredible biodiversity – both fauna and flora. H

ere

guests are assured of exceptional safari experiences while relaxing i

n utter luxury and

comfort. A sighting of the amazing White Lions of the Timbavati truly cou

nts as a once-

in

-a-lifetime experience. Apart from the majestic Big Five – lion, leopard,

elephant,

rhino and buffalo, African wild dog, cheetah, hippo and crocodile, as wel

l as a wealth of

antelope species, call this pristine wilderness home. The Timbavati also ha

s a reputation

as a bird-lovers paradise, with a rich variety of recorded species for avid birders

to enjoy.

Situated on the banks of a dry riverbed, the majestic Kambaku River Sands is an

unfenced bush retreat in the heart of the Timbavati Private Game Reserve located wi

thin

the iconic Kruger National Park in South Africa.

Kambaku derives its name from one of the so-called

Magnificent Seven

tuskers that

used to roam the Kruger Park in the previous century. These giants were renow

ned for

their impressive tusks, with one tusk weighing in at just over 60kg!

This pristine lodge is completely unfenced, allowing an array of wildli

fe species to move

freely around and through the camp. This creates up-close-and-pers

onal experiences

with Africa

s

wildife in the heart of African wilderness for those in search of someth

ing

different.

The Timbavati boasts a wealth of incredible biodiversity – both fauna and flora. H

ere

guests are assured of exceptional safari experiences while relaxing i

n utter luxury and

comfort. A sighting of the amazing White Lions of the Timbavati truly cou

nts as a once-

in

-a-lifetime experience. Apart from the majestic Big Five – lion, leopard,

elephant,

rhino and buffalo, African wild dog, cheetah, hippo and crocodile, as wel

l as a wealth of

antelope species, call this pristine wilderness home. The Timbavati also ha

s a reputation

as a bird-lovers paradise, with a rich variety of recorded species for avid birders

to enjoy.

Situated on the banks of a dry riverbed, the majestic Kambaku River Sands is an unfenced bush retreat in the heart of the Timbavati Private  Game Reserve located within the iconic Kruger National Park in South Africa. Kambaku derives its name from one of the so-called “Magnificent  Seven” tuskers that used to roam the Kruger Park in the previous century.  These giants were renowned for their impressive tusks, with one tusk  weighing in at just over 60kg! This pristine lodge is completely unfenced, allowing an array of wildlife species to move freely around and through the camp. This creates up-close-and-personal experiences with Africa’s wildlife the heart of African wilderness for those in search of something different. The Timbavati boasts a wealth of incredible biodiversity-both fauna and flora. Here guests are assured of exceptional safari experiences  while relaxing in utter luxury and comfort.  A sighting of the amazing White Lions of the Timbavati truly counts as a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Apart from the majestic Big Five -lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo, African wild dog, cheetah, hippo and crocodile, as well as  a wealth of antelope species, call this pristine wilderness home. The Timbavati also has a reputation as a bird-lovers paradise, with a rich variety of recorded species for avid birders to enjoy.

THE MAIN LODGE

The main lodge with its impressive thatched roofs and raised decking, overlooks a very busy waterhole. Earthy tones, plush furnishings and exquisite decor, merge seamlessly to create tranquil spaces in which to relax and unwind. From the beautiful lounge to the expansive raised  deck with breathtaking views of the African wilderness, Kambaku’s architecture oozes sophistication and tranquility. The sunbeds, next to the sparkling infinity pool, invites weary travelers to relax and unwind, while immersing themselves in the magnificence of this bush landscape. However, don’t be surprised if you have to share the pool with a few thirsty elephants at times!

The Matumi wrap-around bar with ice-cold beer on tap, is the perfect oasis in which to enjoy some cool refreshments after a hot day out in the bush. Those with more discerning palates can indulge in a wide array of premium wines from the sunken cellar with its beautiful views of the bush. In the winter months, the two impressive fireplaces offer warm refuges from the cold. Stellar service by the very capable staff contingent completes the service offering at Kambaku.

Here local and international guests can feel completely at home in the heart of the African wilderness.

  • Included
    5 Star Accommodation
    Airport Transfers
    Breakfast
    Entry Fees
    Flights
    Meals
    Personal Safari Guide
    Spa treatments and Laundry
    Telephone
    Wifi
  • Not Included
    Boutique purchases
    Departure Taxes
    Premium Brands and Cellar wines

TOUR LOCATION

Kruger National Park, Southern Region, Near Skukuza, 1351

Inclusions and exclusions

Rates Include:
  • Game drives
  • Bush walks
  • Day-time use of the hide
  • All meals, teas & coffees
  • Soft drinks & local beers
  • Use of the gym
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi
  • Mini Bar beverages
  • Turn down service twice daily
  Rates exclude:
  • Curio Shop purchases
  • Spa
  • Transfers & Day
  • Excursions
  • Private Safari Vehicle
  • Gratuities
  • Laundry
 

Facilities and Amenities at Kambaku River Sands Lodge

Description of Facilities / Amenities Kambaku River Sands Lodge
Number of suites8
LODGE FACILITIES
Back up ElectricityYes
BomaYes
Boutique Shop**Yes
ChildrenYes, 12+ years
Full bar facilitiesYes
GymYes
Handicapped SuiteNo
LoungeYes
Meeting FacilitiesYes
ParkingYes
Spa*Yes
Swimming PoolYes
Telephone/Fax FacilitiesYes
WiFi***Yes
Wine CellarYes
SUITE FACILITIES
Air ConditioningYes
En-Suite BathroomsYes
FansYes
HairdryersYes
Lounge AreaYes
Mini-BarsYes
Swimming PoolYes
Safes in suiteYes
Tea/Coffee Making Facilities (Nespresso machines) Yes
TelephoneNo
DELUXE, PRESIDENTIAL AND LUXURY SUITES – ADDITIONAL FACILITIES
King Size BedsYes
Swimming PoolYes
 

KAMBAKU RIVER SANDS LODGE ENRICHING EXPERIENCES

At Kambaku Timbavati guestscan enjoy a wide range of activities, of which the various safari experiences are the most popular. Up close and personal experiences with elephant, buffalo and bushbuck -to name but a few -from the private decks or main lodge area, make this Kruger Park luxury lodge a one of a kind in every sense.   kambaku river sands lodge safari bushwalk

BUSH WALKS

A walking safari is the most authentic way in which to experience the essence of the African wilderness from a whole different perspective, as it activates all the senses. Feeling the pulse of Africa under your feet opens up a whole new appreciation of nature and its wonders.Your experienced guide will share astonishing details of nature’s intricacies in an informative manner, focussing your attention on the smaller things which usually slip by unnoticed when driving through the bush. Under the watchful eye of your bush expert, a simple termite mound suddenly becomes a micro-cosmos of pure wonder. You will even develop a whole new appreciation for animal dung! Here, big and small all have the same value within the greater scheme of things.Walking safaris usually take place in the early mornings, before the heat of the day, and last from 3 to 4 hours. It usually replaces the early morning game drive. Hats/caps, sunscreen, neutral-coloured clothing, and closed shoes are absolute necessities. And don’t forget those cameras and binoculars! You will feel secure in the knowledge that your guide is equipped with a “walking stick” (rifle) and backpackwith a support radio, first-aid kit, water and even some snacks.  

EARLY MORNING SAFARI

Walking up at dawn to a steamy cup of coffee will quickly get you energised for an exciting morning safari in an open safari vehicle. At this time of day,the bush is most alive and the possibilities for rare sightings are endless. With huge expanses to traverse, your guide and tracker will share their wealth of knowledge in a way that will keep you spell-bound. Back at the lodge it will be time to indulge in a scrumptious brunch before retreating to your suite to laze the day away.
kambaku river sands lodge safari game drives

kambaku river sands lodge safari game drives

LATE AFTERNOON / EVENING SAFARI

After tea and delicious home-baked treats it is time for the evening safari. Watching an African sunset whilst sipping on a cocktail gives one a renewed appreciation of the magnificence of Mother Nature.

PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI

Whether a novice, or experienced, lovers of photography will absolutely love the Kambaku River Sands photographic safaris.Although the lodge’s professional guides are all adequately trained in all aspects of wildlife photography, guests have the option to request a professional photographer to accompany them on safari. This will allow the guide to focus more on finding game and securing the best possible angles for that perfect shot.Any equipment you might need can be arranged by lodge management, subject to prior notice. On a Kambaku River Sands photographic safari, you have the perfect opportunity to capture that one-in-a-million shot that will bring you a lifetime of pleasure.Private vehicles are also highly recommended as it gives you the opportunity to spend the time you need with subjects in order to get the photos you are looking for.  

BIRD WATCHING

Kambaku Timbavati is a bird lover’s paradise. A wealth of bird species will offer hours of entertainment through your binocular lenses.Birders can watch their favourite species at play at the local hide at Twins Dam.

KAMBAKU SUNSET SPA

The lodge spa boasts a sauna and steam room (gents and ladies), as well as a plunge pool, and is the perfect haven for those in search of utter rejuvenation and pampering. A comprehensive range of treatmentsby experienced spa therapists can be enjoyed. Why not spoil yourself?Those who prefer to work up a sweat can do so in the well-equipped gym.  

BOMA AND BUSH DINNERS

Delicious local African dinners are served around the open-air boma bonfire. Here guests can enjoy bush hospitality at its finest. Scrumptious local African cuisine, paired with the perfect wine, can be enjoyed under the starry sky. The boma is where stories about the bush are shared and memories are made. Entertainment in the form of traditional singing and dancing will add even more spice to the evening.Meals are all-inclusive and the lodge caters to most dietary preferences.  

LIBRARY

Those who love to immerse themselves in a good book can choose from a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books from the library.  

CURIO SHOP

The curio shop stock a wide range of safari gear and local traditional art. Here you can find the perfect gift for a loved-one back home.  

KIDDIES PROGRAM

Children are welcome at Kambaku. Child-friendly facilities include a pool, play corner, a variety of children’s books and board games, as well as art accessories. The curio shop also stocks a range of children’s goodies. Child-minding services are available at an additional charge. Outdoor Children’s Activities. Choose from a range of fun activities including:
  • Bow-or kite-making
  • Spoor casting
  • Frogging and birding
  • Dung spitting
  • Jewelry-making
  • Star talks
  • Bug / ant-lion catching.
  • Each child will receive an age-appropriate gift back upon arrival.
  • Children under 4 are not allowed on game drive unless a private vehicle is booked.

Kambaku River Sands Lodge Rates 2019

VALIDITY PERIOD 01 JANUARY – 31 DECEMBER 2019

Kambaku River Sands LodgeRates and Tariffs
Adult | per person per nightZAR8 070
Children N/A
 
 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • Conservation Levy: charged per person per day: Adult - ZAR328; Child - ZA164 (subject to change)
  • Timbavati Gate Entrance Fee: charged per entry: ZAR140 per vehicle (subject to change)
  • Private Vehicle: charged/day: R4500 Safari Lodge | R 5500 River Sands
  • Kambaku Kubs programme: ZAR 500 per child -- Safari Lodge only
  • Wedding packages - POR