Sample Trip

3-Night Timbavati Wilderness Immersion

“Experience the untouched wilderness at Bateleur Safari Camp nestled within Timbavati Private Nature Reserve.”
Budget level: Mid-Range
South Africa
When to Go
All Year
3 Nights
Timbavati & Klaserie Nature Reserves
Kids Min Age

An unforgettable experience awaits at Bateleur Safari Camp, located in the heart of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. This eco-camp with a mere six beautifully appointed rooms is designed to blend seamlessly into the landscape, offering guests an immersive safari experience. Whether you prefer game viewing from a vehicle or on foot, the dedicated guide and tracker ensure a truly authentic African safari. A unique offering of the camp includes a practical guide to bush survival techniques, tracking, navigating, and pottery. Revel in the tranquility of the wilderness, take a refreshing dip in the chemical-free swimming pool, or simply relax on the lounging deck overlooking a dry riverbed.

Itinerary in Brief

3 Nights Bateleur Safari Camp

(Extensions possible, just get in touch with us)

Step into the wild with our three-night immersive safari at Bateleur Safari Camp. Situated on private property within Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, this intimate eco-camp offers unparalleled access to vast, untouched wilderness. The low-impact design of the camp and the low density of other vehicles ensure minimal disturbance to the natural environment, making this the perfect venue to walk or track animals on foot.

The camp has six stunning rooms that consist of a thatched roof, canvas walls and concrete base making them cooler during the hotter months. Each having an en-suite bathroom consisting of a flush toilet and a gas heated shower. Electricity is also available in the rooms.

The main area of the camp offers a chemical-free swimming pool, fireplace and a large lounging deck area overhanging a dry riverbed where scrumptious meals are served. The camp is well shaded with large indigenous trees that form a thick protection from the harsh African sun. The success of the camps vegetation is due to a tall two strand electric fence which keeps elephants out but doesn’t block passage for other critters such as the resident bush buck.

Your stay at Bateleur Safari Camp is all about the safari and whether you prefer to game view in a vehicle or on foot, you will always have the attention of the head guide and tracker to show you a truly authentic African safari.

Your stay will also include a guide to practical information and instruction relating to bush craft including bush survival techniques, tracking and navigating, even pottery.

Detailed itinerary

Day 1-3: Bateleur Safari Camp

Your wilderness adventure takes you to Bateleur Safari Camp, a sustainable haven nestled within the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Each of the camp’s six rooms is thoughtfully designed with a thatched roof, canvas walls, and a concrete base, ensuring comfort during the hotter months. The en-suite bathroom features a flush toilet and a gas-heated shower, and electricity is available for your convenience.

The main area of the camp offers a chemical-free swimming pool, a cozy fireplace, and a spacious lounging deck area that overlooks a dry riverbed – an idyllic setting for enjoying delicious meals. With large indigenous trees providing ample shade and a two-strand electric fence maintaining the camps vegetation, the setup ensures harmony with nature and creates a comfortable sanctuary from the harsh African sun.

At Bateleur Safari Camp, it’s all about the safari. Opt for game viewing from a vehicle or take the more adventurous route and track animals on foot. Guided by the experienced head guide and tracker, your African safari promises to be an authentic and thrilling journey into the wild.

Further enhancing your experience is a guide to practical information and instruction on bushcraft. Dive into bush survival techniques, learn the art of tracking and navigating, and even try your hand at pottery. This unique offering is designed to enrich your connection with the African wilderness, making your stay at Bateleur Safari Camp not just a vacation, but a journey of discovery and learning.

This 3-night Bateleur Safari Camp experience makes a perfect extension to your stay at the Garden Route and Cape Town. As part of our comprehensive travel services, we’re more than happy to assist with bookings for these sought-after destinations as well, ensuring a seamless and enriching South African journey.


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