​User Reviews – Timbavati NR

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Trudi   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: October 2011 Reviewed: Nov 15, 2011

Email Trudi  |  50-65 years of age

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In Gomo Gomo Game Lodge we have seen them all: Lions, leopards, hyena's, elephants, buffalo's, rhino's etc.

Yamada Clan   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: October 2011 Reviewed: Dec 6, 2011

35-50 years of age

Overall rating

I would recommend everyone to start your visit with a trip of a few days to a private gamepark. It is more expensive then Kruger, but the bush feeling is much higher as there are very few other tourists, no asfalt roads and lots of game to spot.

galago1962   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: December 2008 Reviewed: May 2, 2012

Email galago1962  |  35-50 years of age

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Large variety of birds and animals, pretty scenery, high level of hospitality.

Colleen B.   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2008 Reviewed: May 21, 2012

Email Colleen B.  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

A fantastic, up close and personal experience in Africa -- a sense of adventure at every turn
Overall rating

Royal Legend Safari Lodge had beautiful accommodations, excellent food. Seeing animals up close and personal a thrill. Expert guides Fani and Rufus. The most awesome experience was when an elephant walked to our jeep, putting his trunk right in our faces! An experience no book or travelogue could ever duplicate.

jfcall1   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2011 Reviewed: Oct 24, 2012

35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Timibavati is an amazing place!
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I have been to the Timbivati on two occasions as well as Sabi Sands. They are both spectacular. I stayed at Motswari in Timbivati and really was amazed at how close you get the animals. No review can really explain what it is like to be so close to these majestic creatures. Rare white lions (3 or less in the entire world which are wild), Elephants, Leopards, Rhino, Giraffe, Cape Buffalo the list goes on and on! The only way you can really experience this amazing place is by going there. It is something you will never forget!

Sue Visited: May 2014 Reviewed: Apr 20, 2015

A wonderful safari adventure was experienced and many cherished memories were made.
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The Timbavati Nature Reserve safari was truly a magnificent adventure enjoyed very much by my daughter and myself. From the moment of our arrival at the airport, we were greeted and taken very good care by all whom we met. The Ngala Safari Lodge, which is part of &Beyond resorts, was most impressive! The individual thatched cottages were quite charming and we were beyond satisfied with every meal. With our remarkable ranger and tracker, we did see all the big five animals and so much more. Having the open jeep made the animal viewing much easier for all of us to see the animals. The highlight of the game rides was the breakfast in the bush! The staff managed to surprise us as we were out on a morning game ride when suddenly we came across a gorgeously laid out breakfast with table and chairs for all of us. Having been on several safari, I would definitely recommend the Timbavati Natual Reserve for a safari.

Massai_1 (Carsten M.) Visited: November 2014 Reviewed: May 25, 2015

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Great accomodation, good sightings. A little bit more "bush" than the Sabi Sands.

Wati MT   –  
Singapore SG
Visited: May 2016 Reviewed: May 16, 2016

Email Wati MT  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

National Geographic right in front of my eyes!
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If only words can describe what my eyes see and if only words can justify the magical feeling I experienced when I was at Timbavati Nature Reserve amongst the animals and nature. We got to a fantastic start as we saw two cheetahs sitting under a tree. According to our ranger (Amos) and watcher (Andrew) they've not seen any cheetah since more than 6 months ago. From then on the animals showed us who's in the house - lions, lioness, white lioness, leopard, rhinos, elephants, buffalos, hippos, hyenas, giraffes, zebras, impalas and kudus just to name a few. We saw them all! We even had the rare opportunity of seeing lions mating.
I've not been to other parks but I have to say that Timbavati exceeds my expectations. I hope that they continue to preserve the Park and make sure that the animals are protected from poachers. I can't imagine a future without these magnificent and beautiful animals.

marilyn jacques   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2016 Reviewed: Jul 12, 2016

Email marilyn jacques  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

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we stayed in the tented lodge- the experience was beyond anything we could have dreamed of. The animals were terrific the guide and tracker JV and Glen were simply marvelous. We loved every second.

pixpeeper   –  
France FR
Visited: April 2016 Reviewed: Aug 18, 2016

Email pixpeeper

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We got to see the "Big Five" on our first drive, in less than 2 hours! It doesn't get much better than this...

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  • 4.8/5
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