Overview of Simbavati Trails Camp

The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve is a slice of Lowveld heaven that shares a border with the mighty Kruger National Park in South Africa. Game thrives here and sightings of the Big 5 – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino – are among the most regular and reliable in the world. For true nature lovers, nothing can beat leaving the 4×4 behind and setting out on foot with a knowledgeable guide to discover Africa’s incredible fauna and flora. Whether it is the 360 recorded bird species, including herons, kingfishers, weavers and raptors, or a glimpse of a rare white lion, there is very little to rival a walking safari in 11 000 hectares of the Timbavati.

Simbavati Trails Camp welcomes guests over the age of 14 to its four Meru-style tents. This is an old-school safari that offers up bucket-showers, meals cooked on the campfire and a complete digital detox thanks to no electricity or mobile phone reception.

Your days will pass blissfully as you set out in the coolness of the morning while the dew is still on the grass, nocturnal animals are backing away into their burrows and dens, and diurnal ones are sauntering down to waterholes to slake their overnight thirst. After a 4-hour walk, you will break for a brunch back at camp followed by a nap in the shade of an obliging tree or your tent before walking to a sublime spot to take in the sunset. A vehicle will the waiting to drive you back to camp for dinner under the stars.

With only eight beds available, Simbavati Trails Camp is perfect to be booked in its entirety by families or groups who enjoy hiking, birding, camping and photography.


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Date Board Price
08/01/2024 - 05/01/2025 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) $390

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Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Intimate camp of just four tents
  • Morning and afternoon walking sessions with an armed guide
  • Complete off-the-grid digital detox
  • Explore 11 000 hectares of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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Rooms at Simbavati Trails Camp

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
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    Luxury Safari Tent

    The four Meru-style tents have everything necessary for a pleasant stay including comfortable beds and en suite bathroom areas with hot bucket showers.

    General Facilities

    Simbavati Trails Camp has a back-to-basics atmosphere where the focus is on the beauty of the African bush and your place in it. There is no electricity or cellphone reception to distract from truly relaxing.

    Bucket showers

    Bucket showers


    Hearty meals are cooked on the campfire by an experienced cook – expect everything from freshly baked bread to a sweet ‘n savoury afternoon tea.

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