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"Kambaku River Sands - The lion's playground"

Kambaku River Sands can be found in the Timbavati Game Reserve, surrounded by the African Wilderness. Animals movement is uninhibited allowing a free flow of animals between The Kruger National Park and the Timbavati Game Reserve.

Kambaku sits unperturbed on the banks of the Kambaku River. Animals are seen wandering freely through the camp. Guests can relax in comfort, style, and luxury amidst the African splendour and magnificent bush setting.


The Kambaku River suites are thatched and decorated with elegance and an African grace. There are 10 classic styled suites each with:

  • Private viewing decks
  • Fully stocked mini bars
  • En-Suite bathrooms (with spa bath)
  • Outdoor shower
  • Air conditioning
  • Mosquito nets

The Main Lounge overlooks the water hole and has access to uncapped Wi-Fi.

There is a Spa area which provides:

  • Private swimming pool
  • Gym
  • Sauna & steam rooms

Elephants are frequent visitors. Kambaku takes its name from these Majestic animals. These beautiful animals were known for their massive tusks weighing an impressive 60kg. Game Drives allow Guests the opportunity to view The Big Five, and various other varieties of animals and Birdlife.

Walks can be taken with experienced Rangers affording guests an authentic African experience.

  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Game Drives
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry Service
  • Wi-Fi
  • Game Drives
  • Morning and evening game drives
  • Bush walks
  • Birding from the local hide at Twins dam
  • Spa treatments
  • Gym

Kambaku Safari Lodge can be booked for conferences.

Quotes are given on request.


  • 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
  • Minibars
  • Conference set up
  • WOW factor – e.g. wine tasting, bush dinner, star talk, team building event – all weather depending
  • Welcome pack for each delegate
Child Policy
  • All children are welcome at Kambaku
  • Children 4yrs+ are allowed on game drives
  • Children 12yrs+ are allowed on Bush walks
Specials at Kambaku River Sands

Kambaku River Sands offers specials from time to time. Please visit our specials page for more information.

Rates, inclusions & exclusions - Kambaku River Sands

Due to the frequency of rates changing, we do not publish official rates on this website. Luxury Safaris range in a variety of prices and, as an indication of what to expect, one can pay anywhere from R2 000 to R20 000 per person per night sharing and more, depending on the choice of accommodation, season, specials and other determining factors. For the most up to date rates, please contact us.

  • Accommodation
  • 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
  • Minibar
  • Timbavati Gate fee of R140.00 per vehicle (Subject to change)
  • Timbavati Conservation Levies of R180.00 per person (Subject to change)
  • Transfers to and from Kambaku Safari Lodge
  • Laundry at R125.00 per Bag
  • Bar Spirits & Wines
  • Spa treatments
  • Private vehicle at R 3500 per/ day - compulsory
  • Curio shop purchases
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • All levies
Enquiries at Kambaku River Sands

Please complete this form should you wish to make an enquiry or request a quotation.
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Should you require information before completing the form, you may contact us at:
Skype: pietsmiles  •  Office: +27 (0)12 345 6438  •  Cell: +27 (0)71 687 2782

After hours: please send an email message to welcome@smilestravels.co.za and we will reply soonest

Note: There are no camping or self-catering facilities at this lodge.

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