The Timbavati Reserve forms part of the Greater Kruger Park and lies nestled between the Kruger National Park on the east, the Klaserie and Umbabat Private Nature Reserves in the north and the Thornybush Private Nature Reserve in the west. The Reserve is also home to the famous white lions.
There are no fences between the Timbavati and the Kruger National Park which allows free movement of wildlife between the Reserves.
Timbavati is a 53 000 hectare private nature reserve that ranks among the region’s most successful conservation stories. Created in the 1950s to rehabilitate degraded farmland, the environment is now fully restored and teeming with wildlife.
It’s classic Big 5 safari territory and also home to a small population of lions carrying a rare recessive gene that gives rise to the so-called ‘white lions of Timbavati’.