• Kings Camp Private Game Reserve

Kings Camp Game Reserve | Timbavati

Kings Camp offers gracious hospitality in a unique romantic ambiance. The camp is positioned on the edge of a savanna plain scattered with Acacia trees. A waterhole located right in front of the camp attracts a wide variety of wildlife day and night. We are dedicated to a gracious style of hospitality from a bygone era, combined with a flexibility that puts the comfort and requests of our guests first.

Nine generously spacious Colonial Suites and two exquisite Honeymoon Suites are luxuriously equipped with air-conditioning, Victorian ball-and-claw bath, indoor and outdoor double shower, fully stocked mini-bar and private verandah. Dark tones of wood and thatch offset the natural colours of the bushveld. The honeymoon suites enjoy the privacy of their own pools overlooking the African bush.

Waterbuck Private Camp is the ultimate in safari privacy, Waterbuck at Kings Camp boasts a 4-bedroomed villa with its own landrover and game-ranger, as well a personal butler and chef to take care of your every need! This completely private camp is situated on the banks of the dry Nhlaralumi river, with great views of the bush affording excellent game viewing opportunities. The camp can accommodate up to 8 guests in air-conditioned comfort.

Rates inclusive of 14% V.A.T. • South African Rands • Subject to Availability

Seasonal Rates
1 Jan 2017 to
31 Dec 2017
Luxury Suite (Per Person Per Night Sharing / Single) 7 680.00
Honeymoon Suite (Per Person Per Night Sharing / Single) 9 600.00
Waterbuck Private Camp (1-8 Adults) 91 200.00
Privat Vegicle : A private vehicle can be booked for all photographic safari requests or guests wanting their own private vehicle per day (subject to availability upon request) 7 000.00
2 hr Helicopter Adventure from any of the Lodges in the Timbavati & Sabi Sand to the Blyde River Canyon - per 2 pax 31 990.00
Seasonal Rates
1 Jan 2018 to
31 Dec 2018
Luxury Suite (Per Person Per Night Sharing / Single) 8 730.00
Honeymoon Suite (Per Person Per Night Sharing / Single) 11 155.00
Waterbuck Private Camp (1-8 Adults) 102 820.00
Privat Vegicle : A private vehicle can be booked for all photographic safari requests or guests wanting their own private vehicle per day (subject to availability upon request) 7 760.00
2 hr Helicopter Adventure from any of the Lodges in the Timbavati & Sabi Sand to the Blyde River Canyon - per 1-2 pax 42 640.00
2 hr Helicopter Adventure from any of the Lodges in the Timbavati & Sabi Sand to the Blyde River Canyon -  for 3rd and 4th pax 2 415.00

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Luxury Suites

Beautifully decorated in dark tones of wood and thatch, off-setting the natural colours of the bush, the nine, generously spacious air-conditioned Suites come complete with all luxurious amenities. A Victorian ball-and-claw bath, an indoor and double outdoor shower, as well as a private veranda with a hammock overlooking the bush complete this perfect picture. For your comfort and convenience, other room amenities include a fully stocked mini-bar, robes, mosquito repellent, an umbrella and hairdryer. Your suite is also equipped with its own safe and telephone.

Honeymoon Suites

Two spacious, air-conditioned Honeymoon Suites are exquisitely decorated and have an open plan lounge and bathroom, with both indoor and outdoor showers. Each suite features a private verandah with large plunge pool overlooking the African bush. For your comfort and convenience these Suites are equipped with all luxurious modern amenities including wi-fi, espresso coffee machine, a fully stocked mini-bar, robes, mosquito repellent, an umbrella and hairdryer. Your suite is also equipped with its own safe and telephone.

Waterbuck Private Camp - 

Situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Waterbuck Private Camp at Kings Camp is situated in an elevated position on the banks of the dry Nhlaralumi river, offering superb views of the bush with excellent game viewing opportunities. Subtly blended into the natural environment, this Private Camp reflects the charm and romance of a luxurious Colonial past. Waterbuck presents luxury at its best, with all modern conveniences and every detail taken care of... Complete with a private game vehicle, ranger, tracker, personal butler and chef available to you through-out your stay – you can indulge and set the pace for your exclusive safari... leaving you free to relax and enjoy. Waterbuck Camp is completely private and exclusively yours... Boasting a 4-bedroomed air-conditioned Villa, accommodating up to 8 guests, Waterbuck offers the ultimate in safari privacy... perfect for families and small group safaris.

Luxury Suites

Accommodation at Waterbuck consists of an opulent, upstairs Master Suite with open plan bathroom and a comfortable viewing lounge; plus two ground floor Luxury Suites. A detached Luxury Garden Suite completes the accommodation for a maximum of 8 guests – perfect for small groups and families.
The suites all overlook the private gardens, swimming pool and viewing deck; to the dry river bed and the bush beyond.
These exquisitely furnished air-conditioned suites are equipped with Victorian baths, indoor showers, and outdoor showers in downstairs suites, flat screen televisions, DVD players, satellite network, telephones and safes.

The Lodge

Kings Camp offers a number of comfortable living areas for you to just sit back, relax and soak up the tranquility of the African bush. A thatched viewing deck overlooking a very active waterhole and an open plan lounge, and bar are the ideal place to see out the heat of the day, while sipping an ice cold cocktail. Alternatively, a dip in our swimming pool is maybe a better option for some.

Our spacious dining room offers stunning views of the bushveld, while enjoying the sumptuous meals offered at Kings Camp. A library full of verse and History awaits those yearning for knowledge of the African continent, filled with a collection of fictional and non-fictional books. It offers a setting of peace and tranquillity, where you are welcome to browse through various books and novels. For those wanting to keep in touch with family members back home, there is a desktop with wireless internet connection available in the library 24 hours. A television is also available for those wanting to keep up to date with the latest news or sports game. Along with a well-equipped gym, Kings Camp offers an array of pampering treatments – a must in completing your all-round rejuvenating safari experience. During the day, guests are welcome to browse through our well-stocked and air-conditioned curio shop, where you can select gifts and African memorabilia for your friends and family back home. The shop is stocked with an assortment of beautiful safari gear as well as local arts and crafts.

Bush Cuisine

No dinner will be the same at Kings Camp. From dining under the stars in the heart of the bush, or in our traditional boma, to fine service dinners in our dining room, or in the garden under a large knobthorn tree, alongside the swimming pool, overlooking the spot lit waterhole. A perfect end to the perfect safari experience – a private dinner on the verandah of your suite is offered to couples wanting to spend time together in privacy.

Boma Dinners

Our traditional boma dinner with your ranger is a truly memorable way to experience an evening under the African night sky. Fine cuisine and wines can be sampled while sitting near a warm crackling fire. End off the evening with a sumptuous dessert, and a nightcap before bidding farewell to the simmering fire for the calling of your suite.

Bush Dinners & Breakfasts

A hearty breakfast or elegant hurricane-lit dinner nestled in the bush under the canopy of an aged tree is the perfect end to your spectacular game experience, where the sights and sounds leave you feeling at one with nature. With the finest in cuisine and service excellence, guests will enjoy an unforgettable feast in their “dining room” in the bush.

Wellness

Succumb to the peace and tranquility of the African bush while indulging in some relaxing pampering. Indulge in an array of treatments – from body, skin and beauty rituals to rejuvenating massages – a must in completing your all-round rejuvenating safari experience. Escape to Kings Camp’s glass & thatch Spa Tsala that offers magnificent views of the surrounding bush, or retreat to the comfort of your own suite with our well-trained professional therapist.

For guests not wanting to leave their fitness regime at home, they can work out in the spacious well-equipped air-conditioned gym. The gym has recently been re-equipped with free weights, a bench press, treadmill, spinning & training bike, high flyer, gym ball & mats & weight machines. For your convenience fresh towels and bottled water is provided.

Waterbuck Private Camp

Situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Waterbuck Private Camp at Kings Camp is situated in an elevated position on the banks of the dry Nhlaralumi river, offering superb views of the bush with excellent game viewing opportunities. Subtly blended into the natural environment, this Private Camp reflects the charm and romance of a luxurious Colonial past. Waterbuck presents luxury at its best, with all modern conveniences and every detail taken care of... Complete with a private game vehicle, ranger, tracker, personal butler and chef available to you through-out your stay – you can indulge and set the pace for your exclusive safari... leaving you free to relax and enjoy. Waterbuck Camp is completely private and exclusively yours... Boasting a 4-bedroomed air-conditioned Villa, accommodating up to 8 guests, Waterbuck offers the ultimate in safari privacy... perfect for families and small group safaris.

Waterbuck is luxuriously decorated in dark tones of antique wood and thatch, which offset the natural colours of the bushveld. Raised above a dry riverbed and savanna plains; which are frequented by a wide variety of wildlife by day and night; the outdoor living area features a sparkling pool, viewing deck with fireplace and dining area – all offering the ideal place to simply relax and soak up the tranquility of the African bush.

The open plan, fully equipped modern kitchen flows into the open plan dining area and lounge, are all air-conditioned, and can be closed off from the living area with sliding doors. A private library and access to two personal computers with Wi-Fi keeps guests in contact with the outside world. Sumptuous world class meals can be enjoyed in the elegant dining room, boma or on the private viewing deck under African skies. Along with a well-equipped gym, Kings Camp (adjacent to Waterbuck), offers an array of pampering treatments, which can be enjoyed in the Lodge Spa Tsala, or in the privacy of your Suite – a must in completing your all-round rejuvenating safari experience.

 

 

TARIFFS ARE QUOTED:
 Inclusive of V.A.T. In South African Rands. Subject to availability.
TARIFF CHANGES:
All tariffs quoted are subject to change, without prior notice, however rates quoted for confirmed bookings will be honoured.
TARIFFS INCLUDE:

  • Luxury accommodation.
  • Three meals daily.
  • Tea & Coffee.
  • Two game drives per day.
  • Optional walking safaris.
  • All beverages excluding premium brands, wines from our wine cellar and champagne.

TARIFFS EXCLUDE:

  • Cellar Wines, premium brand spirits, champagne, cognacs,
  • cigars and cigarettes,
  • telephone calls,
  •  curio-shop purchases,
  • transfers,
  • gratuities,
  • additional activities,
  • wellness treatments and laundry.
  • Timbavati Conservation Levy. Timbavati Road Levy (for guests self driving). R50 per person collection fee and R50 per person drop-off fee for flights to and from the airstrip.

ACCOMMODATION: Kings Camp: 6 Luxury, 1 Family and 2 Honeymoon en-suite thatched suites, with air-conditioning, mini-bar and Nespresso machines.

Waterbuck Private Camp: A 4-bedroomed villa accommodating up to 8 guests in air-conditioned comfort, with its own landrover and game-ranger, as well a villa attendant and chef.

FACILITIES: Lodge facilities include a dining room, bar, swimming pool, library and conference room with internet access, boma, gameviewing deck overlooking a very active waterhole, a curio shop, gym and Spa.

ACTIVITIES: Game drives in open vehicles with knowledgeable rangers, guided walks, and game viewing deck, bush breakfasts or dinners. We offer massage treatments in the privacy of your suite or in the Spa (additional charge applies).
Private game drives can also be arranged at an additional cost of R 8 000 per day  

CUISINE: We offer true South African cuisine in a homely atmosphere complemented by an exceptional wine cellar. Specialized dietary requirements will be catered for subject to prior notice.

CHILDREN:

  • Children aged from 6 and above are welcome at the Lodge.
  • Children under 12 years pay 50% if they share a suite with 2 full paying guests; otherwise the full adult rate applies.
  • PLEASE NOTE: The child sharing at 50% will be seated in the middle seat between the 2 adults on the game drive vehicles. We regret we do not allow children under the age of 6, unless the whole camp is booked. However children of all ages are welcome at Waterbuck Camp. 

Provisional Reservations: All provisional reservations will be automatically released if not confirmed within 2 weeks of booking being made. 

PAYMENT
: A deposit of 20% of the total accommodation charge is required to confirm a provisional reservation and full payment is required 45 days prior to arrival. Tour operators electing to settle a booking with a credit card will be subjected to a 5% surcharge. Ideally bookings should be settled via EFT. Deposit conditions may be wavered for bookings from the trade, tour operator and agents at the Lodge’s discretion. Extras may be settled in camp. We accept all credit cards. We do not accept travellers cheques.

Peak Season Terms and Conditions: 20 December until 5 January. All Bookings over Christmas and New Year’s Eve can only be secured once a 20% non-refundable deposit has been paid. Group Reservations: Should the reservations department require the accommodation that is being held by the group for the same dates, we will request the group to supply us with an immediate 20% non-refundable deposit. A booking of 8 guests or more is classed as a group booking.

CANCELLATIONS: Our cancellation policy is as follows:

  •  45–30 days – 50% of full amount
  •  30–15 days – 75% of full amount
  •  14 days or less – 100% of full amount Bookings are not transferable.


ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE: Guests may arrive any time from 14h00, and rooms are to be vacated by 11h00. Please note that there is a 25% surcharge on late check outs and early check ins.

WHAT TO TAKE: Comfortable walking shoes, sun hat, sunglasses, sun block, cameras and binoculars, anti-malaria precautions (please consult your doctor / pharmacist) light, neutral coloured clothing, swimming costume, warm jackets are essential in winter (May - October)

DISTANCES: Kings Camp is a 6-hour drive from Johannesburg.

DIRECTIONS TO LODGE:
By Road from Johannesburg:

  •  Take the N4 to Witbank.
  •  Take the Belfast off ramp (R33/R540)
  •  Once in Belfast town, turn right into Voortrekker Street and continue straight to Dullstroom on the R540.
  •  Drive straight through Dullstroom town and continue to Lydenburg.
  •  Once in Lydenburg turn left into Potgieter Street and continue straight to Ohrighstad on the R36.
  •  Drive straight through Ohrighstad and continue on R36 until it turns left to Tzaneen. DO NOT turn, but continue straight on R531 to Hoedspruit
  •  In Hoedspruit, continue straight over the bridge crossing the train line to a four way stop. At the stop turn right and continue towards Bosbokrand / Bushbuckridge along the R40.
  •  6/7km from Hoedspruit, note the Eastgate Airport sign on your left.
  •  At the sign, turn left to Kings Camp.
  •  Drive ±15km until you reach Timbavati Private Nature Reserve Control Gate.
  •  At the entrance gate, you will be required to pay an entrance fee.
  •  Continue on for±18 km, until you see a Kings Camp sign to your left. ű
  •  Turn right at the sign. Follow signboards to the camp for an additional 2km. 

By Road from Sabi Sand Game Reserve:  

  •  Once leaving Shaw’s Gate or Newington Gate from the Sabi Sand Reserve, turn right onto the R536 towards Hazyview.
  •  At the first traffic light when entering Hazyview, turn right onto the R40, passing Perry’s Bridge Trading Post and Hippo Hollow Country Estate on your left to Bushbuckridge. Drive through Bushbuckridge and Accornhoek while continuing on the R40 towards  Hoedspruit.
  •  At the sign “Hoedspruit,” turn right and continue for approximately 17km.
  •  8km before Hoedspruit turn right at the sign “Timbavati & Eastgate airport”.
  •  Drive for ±15km until you reach the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve Control Gate. At the entrance gate, you will be required to pay an entrance fee.
  •  Once you have entered Continue on for ±18 km, until you see a Kings Camp sign to your left hand side. Turn right at the sign, and follow the signboards to the camp for an additional 2km.


By Road from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport:

  •  At the turning circle leaving the airport, turn right.
  •  At the first stop street, turn left onto the Plaston Road, and drive straight.
  •  At the T-junction, turn right to White River. Once in White Rive, turn left at the second traffic light (at Ntt Toyota), then right at the first traffic light.
  •  Turn left onto the R40, and drive straight towards Hazyview.
  •  Drive straight through Hazyview town on the R40 and continue on to Bushbuckridge and Accornhoek.
  •  Follow the directions above from Hazyview (from Sabi Sand Game Reserve).


AIR TRANSFERS By Scheduled Air:

  • Fly SA Express to Eastgate/Hoedspruit airport from Johannesburg and Cape Town (± 45min drive from the camp).
  • Should flights to Eastgate not be available, you can fly into Phalaborwa, Skukuza or Kruger Mpumalanga Airport.
  • Daily scheduled flights from Johannesburg International Airport to Kings Camps private airstrip. The camp will arrange transfers from the airport to the camp.
  • Please note we require a 25% deposit in order to secure a ground or air transfer.
 Weddings & Honeymoons

At Kings Camp Private Game Reserve, your wedding ceremony will become a subtle stroke of Colonial grace and charm. Each wedding takes place in a dry riverbed sculptured by the Nhlaralumi River, surrounded by African bushveld. Defined by its careful attention to
presentation, service and co-ordination, Kings Camp will lend a stylish yet relaxed and generous atmosphere to your exclusive wedding.
A wedding at Kings Camp is more than just a ceremony; it is a celebration of the love between two people...

This package includes:

  •  Wedding ceremony in a dry riverbed in the heart of the bushveld.
  •  Local flowers of your choice for the bridal bouquet and bridal table.
  •  Sparkling wine for the bridal couple.
  •  Single layer wedding cake with topping of your choice.
  •  Local Shangaan dancers to perform at the ceremony or reception.
  •  Wedding turndown for the bridal couple.
  •  Wedding gift for the bridal couple, courtesy of Kings Camp.

This package EXCLUDES: (To be quoted on request)

  •  The Minister and preparation and processing of all legal documents.
  •  Photographer and videographer.
  •  Hairdresser, make-up artist and additional beauty treatments.
  •  Accommodation.
  •  Flowers of your choice.

TOTAL: R 26 895 [EXCLUDING ACC OMMODATION]
These prices is valid until 31 December 2018

LEGALITY OF FOREIGN WEDDINGS IN SOUTH AFRICA
The law in South Africa requires a foreign couple to attend an appointment at the Department of Home Affairs before they can be legally married in South Africa. Since this is quite a cumbersome task for someone on safari, we suggest that you process all
legal marriage documents in your home country and enjoy your ceremony on safari
in a more traditional way.

 Weddings & Honeymoons

At Kings Camp Private Game Reserve, your wedding ceremony will become a subtle stroke of Colonial grace and charm. Each wedding takes place in a dry riverbed sculptured by the Nhlaralumi River, surrounded by African bushveld. Defined by its careful attention to
presentation, service and co-ordination, Kings Camp will lend a stylish yet relaxed and generous atmosphere to your exclusive wedding.
A wedding at Kings Camp is more than just a ceremony; it is a celebration of the love between two people...

This package includes:

  •  Wedding ceremony in a dry riverbed in the heart of the bushveld.
  •  Local flowers of your choice for the bridal bouquet and bridal table.
  •  Sparkling wine for the bridal couple.
  •  Single layer wedding cake with topping of your choice.
  •  Local Shangaan dancers to perform at the ceremony or reception.
  •  Wedding turndown for the bridal couple.
  •  Wedding gift for the bridal couple, courtesy of Kings Camp.

This package EXCLUDES: (To be quoted on request)

  •  The Minister and preparation and processing of all legal documents.
  •  Photographer and videographer.
  •  Hairdresser, make-up artist and additional beauty treatments.
  •  Accommodation.
  •  Flowers of your choice.

TOTAL: R 26 895 [EXCLUDING ACC OMMODATION]
These prices is valid until 31 December 2018

LEGALITY OF FOREIGN WEDDINGS IN SOUTH AFRICA


The law in South Africa requires a foreign couple to attend an appointment at the Department of Home Affairs before they can be legally married in South Africa. Since this is quite a cumbersome task for someone on safari, we suggest that you process all legal marriage documents in your home country and enjoy your ceremony on safari in a more traditional way.

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