The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve came into existence in July 1956, when a group of conservation-minded persons who owned 'game farms' on the western boundary of the Kruger Park came together to form the Timbavati Association.
Timbavati is one of the oldest private nature reserves adjoining the Kruger National Park, and today the Timbavati is privately owned by 38 individual members. Visitors to the reserve will be rewarded with a glorious wildlife experience, so rare in our modern world.
The principal aim of the reserve is the preservation of wild lands and wildlife by restoring the land to its natural state and maintaining the mix and balance of species, conditions, and processes that have historically occurred in this region.
Timbavati is dedicated to the proposition that conservation's greatest purpose and challenge is to maintain the reign of Nature. Timbavati's mission is to see that at least here - in this small, but singular and deeply cherished part of the African Bushveld - Nature will be defended against human impacts, and left just as it should be: natural.
There are seven fine game lodges in the Timbavati Reserve, as well as an environmental education camp featuring overnight wilderness hikes and other special programs.
In addition to providing visitors the opportunity to see virtually all of the species of wildlife to be found in the region, each lodge offers a level of personal and attentive service that the seasoned traveler has come to expect from the world's smaller, more intimate lodges.