Kambaku River Sands


KAMBAKU River Sands is well situated in the heart of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which makes up the western boarder of the Kruger National Park. Without fences inhibiting the free movement of game between the reserves, Timbavati becomes part of a vast unspoilt natural wilderness area that lies within the Greater Kruger National Park.

KAMBAKU (Solitary Bull elephant), takes its name from one of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ tuskers who roamed the Kruger Park for the greater part of the last century. These elephant were renowned for their impressive tusks – having at least one tusk with the estimated weight of over 60kg.

Sitting majestically on the banks of a dry river bed, Kambaku River Sands entices the guest to sit back and relax.

This unfenced camp is perfectly situated on a perennial river with continuous free flowing movement of game both big and small through the camp.

Guests at Kambaku River Sands are often afforded a safari experience with a difference from either their own private decks or the main lodge area, with almost daily up close and personal experiences with elephant, buffalo and bushbuck to name but a few.

The main lodge has a spacious lounge with two enormous open fireplaces for the cool winter nights. The bar allows for guests to watch elephants drinking out of the swimming pool while enjoying a cold beer or chilled glass of wine.

The 10 luxury air-conditioned suites are positioned on the river bank, and are elegantly decorated, each with a double indoor shower, spa bath, and outdoor shower for those seeking a little more adventure. With huge glass sliding doors opening out onto a private viewing deck – the guest need not even leave the comfort of their room to view animals as they go about their daily routines in and around the camp. The rooms are also equipped with mini bar, hairdryer, safe and butlers tray.

For those wanting a little more than just peace and relaxation, the gym is available, with private swimming pool, steam and sauna rooms.