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The Timbavati Experience

  • March 29, 2017
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A taste of the African bush

Shindzela Tented Camp lies within the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve in the Greater Kruger National Park.

The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve (TPNR) comprises more than 53 000 hectares of private land adjoining the Kruger National Park (KNP).

Since 1962, the Timbavati Reserve has been dedicated to conservation by maintaining the biodiversity of species.

There are over 40 mammal species in the reserve, including the Big Five: lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant, as well as numerous bird species.

One of a select few

The reserve is located in the Limpopo province of South Africa and is part of the Greater Kruger Park. It lies nestled between the Kruger National Park in the east, the Klaserie and Umbabat Private Nature Reserves in the north and Thornybush Private Nature Reserve in the west.

There are no fences between the Timbavati Reserve and the Kruger National Park, which allows free movement of wildlife between the reserves. The fences were dropped in 1993 to encourage natural species migration.

Unspoilt wilderness

The world-famous Kruger National Park is a conservation area of more than 2 000 000 ha (over 5 million acres).

The southern border of this great reserve complex lies close to the Kingdom of Swaziland and abuts the borders of Zimbabwe in the north and Mozambique in the east. In 1993, in recognition of the importance of the area, the fences between the Kruger National Park and the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve were removed to encourage natural species migration.

This part of South Africa is still regarded as unspoilt and offer visitors a true wildlife experience.

Categories: Wildlife