Tented Safaris

  • Big 5
  • Greater Kruger
  • Timbavati
  • Photographic Safaris


We also offer a short morning bushwalk after breakfast, focusing more on smaller animals and vegetation that one does not necessarily observe in detail during game drives. In order to participate in the morning bushwalk, guests need to be physically capable to walk for about 1 hour without any assistance and need to understand and speak English.  Ages allowed to partake are 16 years up to 60 years. If you exceed the upper age-limit, a medical certificate is required, confirming that you are physically fine to participate in the walk.

A typical day on Safari

Upon your arrival at Thabamati Luxury Tented Camp, you will be met by one of the guides or front-of-house staff members and proceed with your check-in procedures.  After check-in, you will be shown to your tented accommodation.  Enjoy an early lunch, followed by high tea, before embarking on your safari game drive.

Summer/Winter Programme (times may vary, depending on the season and animal activity):

05:00/06:00 – Wake-up call (early but worth it!) 05:15/06:15 – Morning coffee and rusks in the dining room before departure. 05:30/06:30 – Morning safari departs. 07:30/08:00 – Stop for morning coffee-break somewhere in the bush. 09:00/10:00 – Back at Camp for breakfast/brunch. 11:00 – Check-out. 11:00-14:30 – If you are not checking out, enjoy time around the pool or just relaxing in the lounge with a book.
11:00-14:30 - If you are not checking out, enjoy time around the pool or just relaxing in the lounge with a book. 14:30 - Lunch. 15:30/16:00 - Afternoon safari departs.
17:30/18:30 - Stop for a sundowner break. 18:30/19:30 - Return to camp, time to freshen up or just relax around the fire before dinner starts. 19:00/20:00 - Dinner.

What to bring on Safari

We have a curio shop in camp where you can purchase souvenirs, shirts and caps. For the ladies we offer lovely African silver jewellery and for kids cute stuffed animal toys.

Walking shoes, sandals, neutral-coloured clothing: long pants, shorts, fleece/jumper, light raincoat, long-sleeved tops


A wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, sunblock, personal amenities, insect repellent, reading material


During the winter months (May to September), add a tracksuit, beanie, scarf, gloves and a warm fleece.


A flashlight, camera and spare batteries.

Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Greater Kruger National Park
South Africa

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