Overview of Rockfig Safari Lodge

The story goes that when the owners of this upscale lodge in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve first came upon the land where it is built, a leopard in a rock fig tree eyed them lazily, not at all fazed by their presence. They later found out that she was named ‘Rock Fig’ because of her favourite perch, and the name for the new lodge was immediately obvious to all.

Today Rock Fig the leopard may be gone but you can still see her descendants roaming thousands of acres of land during a classic game drive or on a guided walking safari. All the other members of the Big 5 – lion, rhino, elephant and buffalo – also thrive here, not to mention rarer favourites like cheetah and wild dog. If your luck is really in, you may even be lucky enough to spot Timbavati’s most special inhabitants: its snow-white lions with their clear blue eyes (in fact, the traditional Shangaan name, ‘Timbavati’, alludes to these other-worldly creatures as it translates as ‘the place where something sacred came down to earth from heaven’).

The suites at RockFig are very spacious but the true luxury involves the service: families are guaranteed their own game-drive vehicle, and up to two solo travellers can use single rooms without paying a supplementary fee. Children are welcome and the lodge is fenced for parents’ peace of mind. Add a swimming pool, Wi-Fi, an outdoor pizza oven and spa treatments on request, and you have all the makings of an unforgettable safari at RockFig.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Intimate, exclusive lodge in Timbavati
  • See all the Big 5 plus wild dogs and possibly white lions
  • Private vehicle guaranteed for families
  • Children welcome as lodge is fenced
  • Wi-Fi, swimming pool, pizza oven and spa treatments
  • Up to two solo travellers accommodated with no single supplement
Bush dining

Bush dining

Game drives

Game drives

Guided walking safaris

Guided walking safaris

Spa treatments

Spa treatments

Sundowners

Sundowners

Rooms at Rockfig Safari Lodge

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
  • Spacious bedroom with private verandah.
  • Romantic candlelit bath.

    Luxury Suite 1

    There are only six suites at RockFig Safari Lodge, all of them shot through with the greens and purples of the African bush. Rooms are very comfortable and have air conditioning, fans, mosquito nets, Wi-Fi and mini-bars.

    There are indoor and outdoor showers as well as large tubs for wallowing like the hippos do.

    Rooms can be configured to accommodate two adults and one child; one adult and two children; or three children.

    General Facilities

    Fly into RockFig’s private airstrip, which is a mere five minutes’ drive from the lodge. There is a communal swimming pool, Wi-Fi Internet access and spa treatments on request.

    Bar

    Bar

    Boma

    Boma

    Restaurant

    Restaurant

    Swimming pool

    Swimming pool

    Wi-Fi available

    Wi-Fi available

    Dining

    Dining is an important part of safari. Children will be thrilled by pizzas straight from the oven while adults might prefer romantic private dining. To stay as close to nature as possible, the RockFig staff can host breakfasts, picnics and suppers in the bush. If you prefer to be indoors, take a seat at the stunning 4-metre / 13-foot dining table under a beautiful chandelier.

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