• Kambaku Safari Lodge

Kambaku Safari Lodge | Timbavati

Kambaku Safari Lodge provides the ultimate escape from busy schedules with its home-away-from-home ambiance. Attracting guests from around the world, Kambaku combines simple luxury with a high level of environmental consciousness we really totally on solar power for the production of all our electricity.

Accommodation is exclusive yet affordable, meticulously designed, beautifully constructed and tastefully decorated to blend in with the charm and serenity of the surrounding bush. This family friendly lodge has a feeling of relaxed intimacy, accommodates only sixteen guests and is ideal for hosting small family gatherings or groups of friends.

Rates inclusive of 14% V.A.T. • South African Rand • Subject to Availability
Seasonal Rates
1 Jan 2017 to
31 Dec 2017
Safari Lodge (PPPNS) 4 475,00
Main Lodge (Child Rate 2-11 years) 2 760,00
Single Supplement (Applies for bookings requiring more than 2 Single Rooms) 1 410,00
River Sands Camp (PPPNS) 6 210,00
River Sands Camp (Single Supplement) 1 920.00
River Sands Full Camp on Request
Seasonal Rates
1 Jan 2018 to
31 Dec 2018
Safari Lodge (PPPNS) 6 665,00
Main Lodge (Child Rate 2-11 years) 4 000,00
Single Supplement (Applies for bookings requiring more than 2 Single Rooms) 1 680,00
River Sands Camp (PPPNS) 7 370,00
River Sands Camp (Single Supplement) 2 280.00
River Sands Full Camp on Request

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The eight thatched chalets at Kambaku accommodate just sixteen guests and comprise a variety of options ranging from the honeymoon suite, family suites to double and twin rooms, depending on specific requirements. This flexibility makes the lodge ideal for hosting small family gatherings, intimate wedding parties, and exclusive business events. The honeymoon suite is soon to ensure additional privacy and a touch of something a little out of the ordinary.

The accommodation is exclusive, yet affordable – designed to reflect the cool calmness in the heat of the African bush, four- poster beds with classic draped mosquito nets grace every room. With the carbon footprint in mind, the chalets are equipped with lanterns for the evenings, and although electricity is at a minimum, there are 220V power points which are sustained by eco-friendly solar charged battery system. Overhead fans provide a welcome relief in summer and gas/solar ensure steamy hot showers in the cool of winter. Each chalet also has its own veranda where guests can relax in comfort and view the local animals drinking at the waterhole.

The main lodge has a balance between open plan and private space, with a spacious bar and lounge area leading to the mezzanine floor where one can take time out reading – there is a small library available – or just simply dream away in tranquil surroundings. Opening out from here is a viewing deck over the waterhole and beyond. KAMBAKU‟S main area has a soaring thatch roof which catches the breeze in summer and creates a lovely feeling of openness. A large fireplace in the lounge area adds to the warmth and ambience in the winter evenings. Furnishings are comfortable and cosy, inviting you to put your feet up and relax.

Leisurely brunches are served on the veranda or around the pool, and guests are often entertained by the resident warthog family on the lawn. A great place to while away the heat of the day, is on the sundeck with a cocktail in hand, or enjoy a cooling dip in the pool. Dinners are a truly African affair, lighted by the milky way, a large bonfire, and lanterns in the Boma. Lose yourself in fine wine and bush cuisine while listening to the night calls, fireside bush stories or a guided talk through the stars. The curio shop is stocked with a variety of carefully selected “proudly South African” items, and include KAMBAKU mementos. The lodge also has a Wi-Fi area and mobile phone coverage for those who need to keep in touch with the outside world.

Days start just before sunrise, with a 3 hour game drive, which may include a guided bush walk if the opportunity presents itself. Afternoon game drives fade into sundowners, and end with a drive in the dark, where nocturnal animals, for example the bush baby, may be spotted. Beautiful views over unspoilt bush, and the feeling that you are truly in the middle of nowhere, with miles and miles of bush and animals surrounding you, captivate the imagination, and there are frequently surprises around almost every corner.

Apart from the Big 5, the Timbavati also boasts a healthy population of Wild dog and cheetah, and other safari animals often seen include hyena, ground hornbill (on the endangered list), waterbuck, wildebeest, zebra and giraffe to name but a few. Of course the highlight of any trip is to view the famous Timbavati White Lions in their natural habitat in the only place in the world where they are found naturally occurring in the wild.

For the birding enthusiasts there are over 350 bird species found in the area, and guides will taper the game viewing to suit the group. The little gems of the bush are also given their time in the lime-light such as the dung beetle and the shongololo and their role is explained and demonstrated.

Experienced guides and trackers are ever-ready to talk about the wildlife and offer a wealth of information on all aspects of the local fauna and flora. Owner and qualified guide, Bryce, loves taking guests to the next level of bush experience, and really focuses on imparting a huge amount of information based on his extensive knowledge and experience within a wide variety of bush environments around South Africa and in Botswana. Every hour in his company promises to be a never-to-be-forgotten experience.

Although not advertised and splashed about, a bush dinner or brunch might happen along your stay, and private dinners for special occasions are at your hosts’ discretion, unless otherwise requested. Honeymooners and other special occasions can expect a few added extras during their stay.... but we do not like to give our secrets away!

As we are a children friendly lodge, we cater for child friendly game drives and walks, as well as educational games and discussions to keep the little ones busy during their stay. Guest requirements are predetermined and special eating times / types of food are catered for. Where possible, we try and place families with young children on a separate vehicle due to the flexibility needed and so that neither the family, or other guest’s experience is sacrificed. A baby sitting service is also an optional extra.

Special day trip to local attractions in the area are available on request, and are not included in the daily tariff.

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Kambaku River Sands unfenced camp is perfectly situated on the banks of a dry river bed allowing animals to roam freely around and through the camp. The suites are set spaciously apart, allowing for secluded views of the unspoilt bush. The main lodge has a spacious lounge with two enormous open fireplaces, a pool and bar overlooking the waterhole, and well stocked wine cellar. This more exclusive lodge offer a bush spa and gym, spa baths and outdoor showers. Come and experience classic luxury in a pristine setting with traditional Kambaku style and hospitality.

Rates Include

  • Early Morning game Drive / Bush walk
  • Late Afternoon /Evening Game Drive
  • Game Drive snacks, Brunch, High tea & Dinner
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi available in the reception area & Main Lodge
  • Tea, Coffee, Local Beers & Soft drinks
  • Credit Card Surcharges
  • Minibars

Rates Exclude

  • Timbavati Gate fee per vehicle (Subject to change)
  • Timbavati Conservation Levies per person
  • Transfers to and from Kambaku Safari Lodge
  • Laundry
  • Curio shop items
  • Bar Spirits & Wines

Kambaku Safari Lodge
 No single supplement for the first two single suites confirmed in one reservation; thereafter 30% per suite supplementary  per suite
* Children of all ages welcome
All rates are quoted on a per person per night rate.
 
Rates are Inclusive of:

  • Early Morning game Drive / Bush walk
  • Late Afternoon /Evening Game Drive
  • Game Drive snacks, Brunch, High tea & Dinner
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi available in the reception area
  • Tea, Coffee, Local Beers & Soft drinks

Rates are Exclusive of:

  • Timbavati Gate fee of R140.00 per vehicle (Subject to change)
  • Timbavati Conservation Levies of R200.00 pp 
  • Transfers to and from Kambaku Safari Lodge
  • Babysitting service of (2016) R100.00  (2017) R150.00 per hour
  • Laundry at (2016) R150.00  (2017) R200.00 per Bag
  • Curio shop items
  • Bar Spirits & Wines

Terms & Conditions
 Children

  •  Children 4 Years and older may join the game drives
  •  Children under 4 years old, may only join on a private vehicle at (2016) R3000.00 (2017) R3300.00 per day (this is to provide flexibility with the little one)
  •  Children 12 and older may join the bush walks

 Guides

  • A pilot / Guides room is available at a rate of R1750.00 per night
  • Guides are liable for their own drinks account
  • Guides may join the Game drives at the discretion of the manager / Ranger

 Extras

  •  Extras purchased at the Lodge can be settled via Credit Card or Cash and should be done so on departure.
  •  If travelling in a group please advise the Manager on duty how the bills will be split
  •  Dietary Requirements
  •  Kambaku can cater for the following dietary requirements provided we are made aware of such requirements in advance – Vegetarian / Lactose intolerant /vegetarian meals
  •  Please advise us of any allergies on arrival (Nuts, Alcohol etc.)
  •  We regret we do not provide halaal or kosher meals

Rooms

  • All rooms are ensuite
  • Plug points and minimal lighting is available throughout the camp
  • Digital Safes, Mosquito & Insect repellent can be found in all rooms

Deposit

  •  A 50% deposit is required to secure all reservations.
  •  Full payment is required 30days prior to arrival
  •  No credit cards accepted for payment of accommodation – only Electronic Funds Transfers

Cancellation Policy-

  •  50% of reservation 3 Weeks prior to arrival
  •  75% of Reservation 2 Weeks prior to arrival
  •  100% of Reservation 1 Week prior to arrival

Kambaku River Sands

Rates are Inclusive of:

  •  Early Morning game Drive / Bush walk
  •  Late Afternoon /Evening Game Drive
  •  Game Drive snacks, Brunch, High tea & Dinner
  •  Unlimited Wi-Fi available in the reception area & Main Lodge
  •  Tea, Coffee, Local Beers & Soft drinks
  •  Credit Card Surcharges
  •  Minibars

 Rates are Exclusive of:

  • Timbavati Gate fee of R140.00 per vehicle (Subject to change)
  • Timbavati Conservation Levies
  •    01/01/2016 – 28/02/2017 R200.00 pp;
  •    from 1 March 2017 – R 210.00 pp
  • Transfers to and from Kambaku Safari Lodge
  • Laundry at (2016) R150.00  (2017) R170.00 per Bag
  • Curio shop items
  • Bar Spirits & Wines
  • Private vehicle hire of (2016) R 3750.00 (2017) R 4 100.00 per day
  • Terms & Conditions

Guides

  • A pilot / Guides room is available at a rate of R3180.00 per night
  • Guides are liable for their own drinks account
  • Guides may join the Game drives at the discretion of the manager / Ranger

 Extras

  •  Extras purchased at the Lodge can be settled via Credit Card or Cash and should be done so on departure.
  •  If travelling in a group please advise the Manager on duty how the bills will be split.
  •  Dietary Requirements
  •  Kambaku can cater for the following dietary requirements provided we are made aware of such requirements in advance – Vegetarian / Lactose intolerant /vegetarian meals
  •  Please advise us of any allergies on arrival (Nuts, Alcohol etc.)
  • We regret we do not provide halaal or kosher meals.

 Rooms

  •  All rooms are en-suite
  •  Air-conditioning,
  •  Minibar,
  •  Double indoor showers
  •  Outdoor showers
  •  Tea & Coffee Facilities
  •  Spa Baths
  •  Digital Safes, Mosquito & Insect repellent can be found in all rooms.

Reservations
 Deposit

  •  A 50% deposit is required to secure all reservations.
  •  Full payment is required 30days prior to arrival
  •  No credit card payments will be accepted for accommodation payments – only Electronic Funds Transfers

 Cancellation Policy-

  •  50% of reservation 3 Weeks prior to arrival
  •  75% of Reservation 2 Weeks prior to arrival
  •  100% of Reservation 1 Week prior to arrival
KAMBAKU Safari Lodge  SPECIALS 2017

PAY 3 – STAY 4

1 st – 31st March 2017
1 st May – 30th June 2017
1 st – 30th September 2017
Stay for 4 nights at either Kambaku River Sands or Safari Lodge and enjoy the last night free of charge

COMBO PACKAGE
Book two nights at Safari Lodge and two nights at River Sands, and receive 10% discount on the per night rate at River Sands, plus a complimentary transfer between the lodges
Valid 1st Jan – 31st December 2017

HONEYMOON SPECIAL
Book at Kambaku River Sands & enjoy a complimentary private dinner, honeymoon turndown, bottle of bubbly & a spa voucher towards a treatment of your choice

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Information.

  • Game Viewing +

    Game viewing is offered either from an open vehicle, or on foot in the company of experienced rangers.
  • Timbavati Wildlife +

    The wildlife is particularly rich and boasts not only the Big Five experience but an extraordinary profusion of bird and
  • Timbavati Experience +

    Timbavati comprises a number of private concessions, which offer a selection of accommodation services and safari experiences.
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