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Simbavati Trails Camp | Timbavati

Simbavati Trails Camp is Simbavati's luxury-but-back-to-basics walking trails camp. Located in a secluded area of the Timbavati bordering a 11,000 wilderness area in the Kruger National Park.

Days start with a 3- to 4-hour walk at a leisurely pace with an armed specialist guide. The perspective on the bush on foot is entirely different from being on a safari vehicle. You'll hear better, smell more and slowly train your eyes to see more afar. Snack and drinks stops tide you over until a tasty brunch is prepared back at camp.

After some 'me' time, spent snoozing or reading outside your tent, a savoury and sweet 'tea' is prepared before a 2- to 3-hour walk at the end of the afternoon, ending at a viewpoint to enjoy an African sunset. A short drive will bring you back to camp with time to freshen up before dinner around the campfire.

Regrettably, Simbavati Trails Camp does not accommodate children under 16 years' old. To enjoy the full walking trail experience, a 3-night stay is recommended.


Simbavati Trails Camp is located in a secluded area of the Timbavati bordering a 11,000 wilderness area in the Kruger National Park.


Accommodation & Rates

The camp offers 4 en-suite mere-style safari tents and hosts a maximum of 8 guests. Bucket showers are filled on demand with warm water, meals are prepared over an open fire by an expert cook, there is no electricity, nor telephone reception. Just you and the noises of the magic African bush.


Room Rate Type Meal Basis Rack Rate
Luxury Safari Tent PPS FB&GD R4,950
Luxury Safari Tent SGL FB&GD R6,600
Luxury Safari Tent SOLE USE FB&GD R34,650


Rates include: Accommodation, all standard meals, two walking safaris per day, selected drinks (selected spirits, house wines, local beers and soft drinks).

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 R328 per person per day payable at the lodge (subject to change), and the vehicle entry fee of R1 40 only payable at the Timbavati Control Gate (price subject to change).

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.

Cancellation fees (up to 3 rooms, for 4 or more rooms see T & C's):

Up to 61 days prior to arrival: 1 0% 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: 90% cancellation fee of the full booking value.

Child Policy

No children under 14 years of age Children Under the age of 18 years have to share a room with an adult.

Minimum Recommended stay:

To enjoy the full walking trail experience, a 3 night stay is recommended.



Sketches of the Trail Camp facilities are available here:


Aerial View


View from Dining Area


Click here to visit the Simbavati River Lodge website for rates, availability and bookings.




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