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Machaton Private Camp

Machaton Private Camp

$595 per person

Machaton Private Camp has been designed with exclusivity and pampering in mind. Here guests can relax and unwind in privacy, and the excellent service by caring staff creates a feeling of home in the middle of the African bush. A wide range of spa treatments are available upon request, and can be enjoyed in the privacy of your suite or on your patio.There is no better way to rejuvenate body and spirit after a hot day in the bush, than indulging in one of the tailor-designed treatments on offer.

The exquisite Machaton Private Camp opened its doors in August 2016. Situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve on the western border of the famous Kruger National Park in South Africa. This beautiful lodge in the middle of the African wilderness offers nature lovers a secluded and private safari experience.
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The elegant main building features a lounge,bar,kitchen and a covered veranda with breathtaking views of the surrounding wilderness.

The terrace and plunge pool overlook the seasonal Nhlaralumi River, and is the perfect vantage point form where to view the indigenous wildlife while sipping on a refreshing cocktail.
The understated decor has an unmistakably African feel.

The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve was initiated in 1956 by a group of landowners who was concerned about the degradation of this once pristine wilderness area. Timbavati is dedicated to conservation by maintaining the biodiversity of species and is also involved in a range of research projects. The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve forms part of the word-famous Kruger National Park in South Africa. Timbavati Private Nature Reserve is home to the Big Five-elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard. It is also one of the few places in the world where you have the opportunity to view the unique white lion in its natural environment.

 

Your dedicated and experienced field guide and tracker will introduce you to the intricate wonders of of this pristine wilderness during game drives in an open safari vehicle, or pre-arranged bush walks.Sightings of nocturnal animals going about their business, create thrilling night-drive experiences.More than 40 resident mammal species are found here. Apart from the Big Five, sightings of kudu and a wide range of antelope species, as well as zebra, giraffe -and even the elusive African wild dog -are common.

 

The reserve is also a birder’s paradise as it provides for spectacular bird-viewing opportunities.With more than 360 recorded bird species, a whole new world awaits bird lovers through their binoculars.

The lounge and bar area offer a welcome space in which to indulge in great conversation and share the experiences of your day in the bush.

Machaton Private Camp

Three luxury suites, all connected to the main lodge, boast stylish and earthy decor, each with a well-appointed bathroom and an outdoor shower. The suite also has a day room with a daybed and a large terrace, allowing guests to either enjoy the communal main area,or retreat to the privacy of their suite which has been exquisitely decorated in a contemporary style. Comfy king-sized beds, draped in mosquito netting, create an ambiance of intimacy and tranquility.

machaton private camp bedroom
machaton private camp bathroom

Privacy is guaranteed through the careful placement of the suites and privacy walls which create an intimate safari experience. It is an intimate, private affair, ideal for romantics. However, the camp can also be booked for exclusive use by families and smaller groups.

Why not treat yourself to a visit to the unspoilt Londolozi Game Reserve? It promises experience in the African bush that will stir your soul and change your psyche forever.

Simbavati Machaton Private Camp has been designed with exclusivity and pampering in mind. Here guests can relax and unwind in privacy, and the excellent service by caring staff creates a feeling of home in the middle of the African bush. A wide range of spa treatments are available upon request, and can be enjoyed in the privacy of your suite or on your patio.There is no better way to rejuvenate body and spirit after a hot day in the bush, than indulging in one of the tailor-designed treatments on offer.

machaton private camp outdoor dining
machaton private camp deck and pool area

The passionate and dedicated team ready to cater to all your needs comprises of a chef, butler, housekeeper, field guide, tracker and several groundsmen, so you can rest assured that you will be well looked after during your stay.

Your Safari Schedule


WINTER SCHEDULE

01 May - 31 August
05h30Wake up call and morning tea
06h00Morning safari departs
09h00Return for breakfast
13h30Lunch
15h00High tea
15h30Afternoon safari departs
19h30Return from safari & dinner is served


SUMMER SCHEDULE

01 September - 30 April
05h00Wake up call and morning tea
05h30Morning safari departs
08h30Return for breakfast
13h30Lunch
15h30High tea
16h00Afternoon safari departs
19h30Return from safari & dinner is served

FAQ's

Question: Best Time to Visit Machaton Private Camp

Answer: May-August and December

 

Question: Where is Machaton Private Camp

Answer: Machaton Private Camp is situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve on the western border of the famous Kruger National Park in South Africa.

More About Machaton Private Camp

ABOUT MACHATON PRIVATE CAMP

The exquisite Machaton Private Camp opened its doors in August 2016. Situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve on the western border of the famous Kruger National Park in South Africa, this beautiful lodge in the middle of the African wilderness offers nature lovers a secluded and private safari experience.

The elegant main building features a lounge,bar,kitchen and a covered veranda with breathtaking views of the surrounding wilderness. The understated decor has an unmistakably African feel, and the lounge and bar area offer a welcome space in which to indulge in great conversation and share the experiences of your day in the bush.

The terrace and plunge pool overlook the seasonal Nhlaralumi River, and is the perfect vantage point form where to view the indigenous wildlife while sipping on a refreshing cocktail.

  • 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

Machaton Private Camp, Timbavati Nature Reserve, Hoedspruit

Inclusions and exclusions

Rates Include:
  • Accommodation
  • All standard meals
  • Two game drives per day
  • Selected drinks (selected spirits, house wines, local beers and soft drinks)
  • Emergency Medical Response and Emergency Medical Evacuation Insurance
  Rates exclude:
  • Other drinks (see above*)
  • Private transfers
  • Gratuities
  • Laundry service
  • Other items of a personal nature
  • Timbavati Conservation Levy (which may be prepaid) of R 328 per person per day payable at the lodge (subject to change)
  • Vehicle entry fee of R140 only payable at the Timbavati Control Gate (price subject to change).
 

Facilities and Amenities at Machaton Private Camp

Description of Facilities / Amenities Machaton Private Camp
Number of suites3
LODGE FACILITIES
Back up ElectricityYes
BomaYes
Boutique Shop**No
ChildrenNo children under 12 years of age are allowed unless the camp is booked for sole use
Full bar facilitiesYes
GymNo
Handicapped SuiteNo
LoungeYes
Meeting FacilitiesNo
ParkingYes
Spa*Yes
Swimming PoolYes
Telephone/Fax FacilitiesNo
WiFi***Yes
Wine CellarYes
SUITE FACILITIES
Air ConditioningYes
En-Suite BathroomsYes
FansYes
HairdryersYes
Lounge AreaYes
Mini-BarsYes
Swimming Pool Yes
Safes in suiteYes
Tea/Coffee Making Facilities (Nespresso machines) Yes
TelephoneNo
DELUXE, PRESIDENTIAL AND LUXURY SUITES – ADDITIONAL FACILITIES
King Size BedsYes
Swimming PoolYes
 

MACHATON PRIVATE CAMP LIFE ENRICHING EXPERIENCES

 
machaton private camp sighting elephant

machaton private camp sighting elephant

YOUR ACCOMMODATION

Three luxury suites, all connected to the main lodge, boast stylish and earthy decor, each with a well-appointed bathroom and an outdoor shower. The suite also has a day room with a daybed and a large terrace, allowing guests to either enjoy the communal main area,or retreat to the privacy of their suite which has been exquisitely decorated in a contemporary style. Comfy king-sized beds, draped in mosquito netting, create an ambience of intimacy and tranquility. Privacy is guaranteed through the careful placement of the suites and privacy walls which create an intimate safari experience. It is an intimate, private affair, ideal for romantics. However, the camp can also be booked for exclusive use by families and smaller groups.
machaton private camp outdoor dining

machaton private camp outdoor dining

ACTIVITIES

The passionate and dedicated team ready to cater to all your needs comprises of a chef, butler, housekeeper, field guide, tracker and several grounds men, so you can rest assured that you will be well looked after during your stay.

CUISINE

African-inspired cuisine, prepared by the talented chef, is served in the dining area, around the fire in the open-air boma, or on the privacy of your patio. From the delectable breakfasts to the scrumptious lunches and superb dinners, the choice of location in which to dine is yours. However, nothing beats enjoying a scrumptious dinner around the fire under the vast expanse of African sky. Bush cuisine does not get better than this! Dining at Machaton Private Camp is a festive affair, designed to thrill and inspire. The delectable dishes on offer also cater to a wide variety of dietary requirements and are sure to appeal to all palates. A fine range of fine wines from the cellar will complement all the dishes to perfection.  

SAFARI EXPERIENCES MACHATON PRIVATE CAMP GAME DRIVES

Daily game drives under the expert guidance of a knowledgeable guide and tracker are conducted to create the opportunity for nature lovers to get up close and personal to the wide variety of animal species that frequent the Timbavati Private Game Reserve. These drive also provide for excellent photographic opportunities for both novice and experienced photographers.The duration of each game drive is about three hour and the routes traverse more than 12 500 hectares of Big Five country.

MORNING GAME DRIVES

An early wake-up call will sound to announce the morning game drive. After enjoying a cup of coffee/tea and some rusks, guest will leave for the bush in a open safari vehicle. During the early morning most wildlife species are very active, and the anticipation of a possible sighting will keep you glued to your seat. Your experienced guide and tracker will share their wealth of knowledge of the African bush in an informative manner, leaving you in awe of nature’s secrets. Observing the magnificent white lion in its natural habitat truly is a once-in-a-lifetime experience!A coffee/tea stop at a scenic spot on the route are included in the morning’s itinerary. Upon your arrival back at camp, a scrumptious late-morning breakfast will be served.  

AFTERNOON / EVENING GAME DRIVES

After whiling away the day on the deck of your suite, or in the pool, it is time to embark on your late afternoon/early evening game drive. During this time of day the animals become more active again as temperatures start to cool down. In-between thrilling sightings, the guide will stop at a scenic spot where guests can enjoy a refreshing cocktail while watching the spectacular African sunset. Then it is time to take out the spotlight as the nocturnal creatures prepare for the hunt. Catching the glare of a pair of eyes in the spotlight is a thrill like no other! Upon your return to camp there will be just enough time to refresh, before sitting down to a scrumptious dinner.  

BUSH WALKS

These walks offer guests the opportunity to experience the wilderness from a whole new perspective. Feeling the ground under your feet coupled with the anticipation of a possible sighting around the next bush, are guaranteed to get the adrenalin pumping! Your armed and experienced guide will share his knowledge of nature’s intricacies in an informative manner. These interpretive bush walks must be pre-booked, however, and is subject to availability. This option is perfect for the more adventurous among us.  

PRIVATE GAME DRIVES

Guest also have the option of hiring a vehicle and ranger on a private basis at an additional cost. Especially in the event of exclusive family or small-group bookings, this option allows you to create your own experience. The duration of these drives is all up to you. Game drive times September to April (summer) Morning drive: 05h45 -09h00 Afternoon/evening drive: 16h00 -19h00 Game drive times May to August(winter) Morning drive: 06h00 -09h00 Afternoon/evening drive: 15h00 -19h00  

PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARIS

Unmatched in the wildlife photographic industry is our specialized photographic game drive vehicle –based in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve,bordering the northern region of the Kruger National Park. With no fences between the two reserves,the animals move freely within 20 000 square kilometres of this pristine wilderness. The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve is renowned for its great wildlife sightings, and together with our photographic vehicle and a professional wildlife photographer of Simbavati River Lodge, it promises to be an unforgettable experience.Our photographic vehicle is equipped with four swivel seats and special camera mountings,and has low sides for maximum photographic angles.Our professional photographer will ensure that you benefit from one-on-one instruction on all aspects -from how to achieve the best position for the ultimate wildlife shot to professional tips on image editing, including both a pre-game and post-drive briefing.We offer guaranteed photographic safaris on set departure dates. Keen photographers can join a professional photographer on all game drives who will assist you with taking better wildlife shots. You can bring your own equipment but equipment can also be hired at the lodge. Children 12+ welcome (unless booked as exclusive-use) | Limited WiFi and cellphone connectivity  

SPA TREATMENTS

The Simbavati Spa, in close proximity of the lodge, offers a range of traditional African massages, indicative of our unparalleled cultural heritage. Guests indulge in a selection of authentic and traditional South African massage techniques by highly skilled and trained therapists. These treatments will rejuvenate body, mind and spirit.  

COMPULSORY CONSERVATION FEE

The lodge will collect R328 per person per day (subject to change without prior notice) for conservation fees on behalf of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. The conservation fee can be prepaid. Please note at Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, you will be required to pay a vehicle entrance fee of ZAR140.00 per vehicle and a conservation levy of R 328.00 person (subject to change without prior notice). The conservation levy is payable at the lodge or can be prepaid. Timbavati Conservation Levy: 01 January -31 December 2018
  • ZAR328 per person, per day (12 years and older)
  • ZAR164 per child, per day (under 12 years).

CANCELLATION FEES

  • Up to 61 days prior to arrival: 10% cancellation fee of the full booking value
  • 31 to 60 days prior to arrival: 25% cancellation fee of the full booking value
  • 15 to 30 days prior to arrival: 75% cancellation fee of the full booking value
  • 14 days or less prior to arrival: 100% cancellation fee of the full booking value

SCHEDULED TRANSFERS

We offer scheduled transfers at set times to coincide with the scheduled flights to and from Eastgate Airport in Hoedspruit. Please note that this is a scheduled transfer and you will be sharing with other guests coming to the lodge. If you are planning to drop a rental car at Hoedspruit Airport, please ensure that you arrive well before the flight arrival time,as we cannot wait for late arrivals. Duration of the transfer is approximately one hour.   Scheduled collection times from Hoedspruit
  • 11h20
  • 12h10
  • 13h20
Scheduled departure times from Simbavati
  • 09h30
  • 10h30
  • 11h00
If you are arriving at a different time,we can arrange private transfers from Eastgate Airport in Hoedspruit, Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport(KMIA) in Mbombela (Nelspruit), Phaloborwa Airport, Skukuza or from the Timbavati Gate. Please note: All scheduled transfers need to be pre-booked as we only meet flights if we have guests on that flight. * Scheduled transfers exclude the vehicle entry fee.

Machaton Private Camp Rates 2019

VALIDITY PERIOD 01 NOVEMBER 2018 -  31 OCTOBER 2019

Machaton Private CampRates and Tariffs
Suite | per person sharingZAR8 950
Suite | Single RateZAR15 665
Suite | Sole use (max 6 guests incl childrenZAR44 750
Suite | 3rd & 4th personZAR6 715
Children | 4 - 11yearsZAR4 475
 
 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Child Policy

No children under 12 years of age are allowed unless the camp is booked for sole use.

Minimum Stay

  • 2 nights
 

Payment

A 10% deposit is due within 7 days (for FIT) or 25% within 14 days (for Groups) from date of reservation to guarantee the booking. Easter and Christmas periods’ bookings require a 25% non-refundable deposit. The balance is to be settled 30 days prior to the arrival of the guests.  

Compulsory Conservation Fee

The lodge will collect R 328 per person per day (subject to change without prior notice) for conservation fees on behalf of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. The conservation fee can be prepaid.  

Timbavati Conservation Levy: 01 January - 31 December 2018 

  • Up to 61 days prior to arrival: 10% cancellation fee of the full booking value
  • 31 to 60 days prior to arrival: 25% cancellation fee of the full booking value
  • 15 to 30 days prior to arrival: 75% cancellation fee of the full booking value
  • 14 days or less prior to arrival: 100% cancellation fee of the full booking value
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