Set in the heart of Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, adjacent to the famous Kruger National Park, Rockfig Safari Lodge is well situated for any forays into the African wilds.
Morning and afternoon game drives with professional guides and trackers, and a maximum of 4 guests per vehicle ensure incredible wildlife experiences that bring this wild corner of South Africa to life. Timbavati is Big Five country, and as many of the RockFig trackers hail from the area they’re able to put all their local knowledge to work to ensure the best possible viewing opportunities. Of course being out on safari isn’t just about big game; it’s also a chance to appreciate the beauty of Timbavati while traversing it, or while stopping to enjoy a morning coffee or a sundowner in an especially scenic spot.
While game drives let you cover some ground in the comfort of a vehicle, walking safaris put you right on the ground, exploring the area under your own steam. See how the professional guides and trackers read the signs of the bush to anticipate the movements and behaviour of the animals, and learn how every living creature, no matter how small, has its part to play in this intricate and interlinked web of life.
Whatever your preferences these exciting activities and inevitable wildlife sightings are sure to get your blood pumping.
Rockfig Safari Lodge features just 6 chalet-type suites, making it ideal for exclusive-use bookings for families or groups of friends. Each suite features both indoor and outdoor showers, a minibar, bath and private verandahs that are ideal for romantic candlelit dinners.
Spending time in Timbavati is always a nourishing experience, and this is reflected in the layout of the indoor guest areas at RockFig. The open-plan kitchen is a favourite with younger guests, who love to sit at the counter and watch their meals being prepared, with the pull of the fireplace in the lounge being hard to resist.
A second, long dining table can be found outside, along with a swimming pool overlooking the waterhole.
The boma area is the focal point on starry nights, where the crackles of firewood combine with the yips, cackles and roars of all the wildlife surrounding you.
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Valid: 1 February 2019 - 30 June 2019.
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Rockfig Safari Lodge Location
Directions For Drivers
From Johannesburg/Pretoria: Proceed on the N12 East (Johannesburg) or N4 East (Pretoria) in the direction of Witbank/Emalaheni, and continue towards Belfast/eMakhazeni on the N4. At the Belfast/eMakhazeni sign, turn left leaving the N4 and pass through the town. At the 2nd traffic light, turn right on the R540 and proceed towards Dullstroom, 36 km away. Pass through Dullstroom towards Lydenburg/Mashishing, 57 km further on. At Lydenburg/Mashishing, the R540 becomes the R36. Continue on the R36 for 52 km towards Orighstad. Pass through Orighstad on the R36 and continue towards the Abel Erasmus Pass, and proceed through the JG Strydom tunnel towards Hoedspruit. Pass through Hoedspruit, and at the 4th stop, turn right on the R40 towards Klaserie. Follow this road for 7–8 km and turn left onto the Eastgate Airport/Timbavati Road. Continue for 500m to an access-control gate (no charge). Continue for 18 km to the Timbavati/Klaserie Control Gate (entrance fee per vehicle is charged here). Travel along a tar (sand sealed) road for 13.5 km, and turn right at the signpost that reads ‘Tanda Tula Bush Camp, Umlani Bush Camp, RockFig Safari Lodge’. After 30m follow the RockFig Safari Lodge signs for about 800m until you reach camp.
General Information For Guests
The suites are all en-suite with indoor/outdoor shower and a bath. They also have air conditioning, fans, mosquito nets, a hair dryer, radio, in-room safe and a mini bar. The suites also have Wi-Fi available.
The main area consists of the bar, restaurant, communal dining area, boma and swimming pool. Battery charging facilities are also available.
Activities available include morning/afternoon game drives and bush walks.
Safari vehicle are shared with guests with a maximum of 4 guests per vehicle.
Extra beds can be arranged on request.
Spa treatments are available on request.
A laundry service is included.
The lodge has a fenced perimeter.
Credit cards are accepted.
Bush Walks / Walking Safaris
Children under the age of 14 years are not permitted on walking safaris. The final decision on whether a guest can join a walking safari remains with the guide and lodge manager.