The ultimate in safari privacy, the Waterbuck Private Camp is a 4 bedroomed villa in the bush, with its own Land Rover and game ranger, as well a personal butler and chef to take care of your every need.
This completely private camp is situated on a dry river bank, with great views affording excellent game viewing opportunities. The area is home to Africa's Big 5 (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo) as well as many more species of predator and antelope, and this abundance of wildlife ensures that visitors here have an unforgettable safari.
Subtly blended into the natural environment, this Private Camp reflects the charm and romance of a luxurious Colonial past. The outdoor living area features a sparkling pool, viewing deck with fireplace and dining area - all offering the ideal place to simply relax and soak up the tranquillity of the African bush.
Every need is accomodated for by your private chef and butler... leaving you free to relax and enjoy. The open plan, fully equipped modern kitchen flows into the open plan dining area and lounge, and can be closed off from the living area with sliding doors. Sumptuous world class meals can be enjoyed in the elegant dining room, boma or on the private viewing deck under African skies.
Accommodation at Waterbuck consists of an opulent, upstairs Master Suite with open plan bathroom and a comfortable viewing lounge, plus 2 ground floor Luxury Suites. A detached Luxury Garden Suite completes the accommodation for a maximum of 8 guests - perfect for small groups and families. The suites all overlook the private gardens, swimming pool, viewing deck and boma, to the dry river bed and the bush beyond.
A private library and access to 2 personal computers with Wi-Fi keeps guests in contact with the outside world.
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All meals; the Timbavati Conservation Levy; 2 shared game drives per day with refreshments; nature walks; house wines, local branded spirits, beers, and soft drinks; and tea/coffee are included. IN ADDITION: For self-drive visitors, there is a vehicle entrance fee of R280 per vehicle (subject to change), which is payable at the Timbavati Gate (cash or Visa/MasterCard credit cards only).
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
Directions For Drivers
From Hazyview: Follow the R40 towards Klaserie. Once past Klaserie, continue along this road until you see the turning off to the right for Eastgate Airport. Turn right here and proceed along this road until you reach the main Timbavati Control Gate/Enkhulu Gate.
From Eastgate/Hoedspruit Airport: Turn left and proceed along this road until you reach the main Timbavati Control Gate/Enkhulu Gate.
From Johannesburg/Pretoria: Take the N12 or N4 highway to Witbank/eMalahleni (from Johannesburg Airport, follow signs to Boksburg to find the N12). Follow the N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast/eMakhazeni and Machadodorp (Toll Plaza). Follow the Schoemanskloof option on the N4 and then take the R36 to Lydenburg/Mashishing.
Follow the R36 to Ohrigstad, go through the Strydom Tunnel and take the R527 to Hoedspruit. Turn right onto the R40 towards Klaserie, and continue along this road until you see the turning off to the left for Eastgate Airport. Turn left here and follow the directions as above From Eastgate/Hoedspruit Airport.
From Kruger National Park/Orpen Gate: Exit the Park, and continue along the R531. Turn right onto the R40, and continue along this road until you see the turning off to the right for Eastgate Airport. Turn right here follow the directions as above From Eastgate/Hoedspruit Airport.
ONCE AT THE TIMBAVATI CONTROL GATE: For self-drive visitors, there is a vehicle entrance cash fee of R280 per vehicle payable at the gate (cash or Visa/MasterCard credit cards only and subject to change). Please retain your receipt as proof of entrance and have it stamped at your destination when you are leaving, which acts as your Exit Permit. Once inside the gate, follow the signs to the lodge through the reserve.
Do not get out of your car until you reach the lodge. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.
Also, we would advise that you do NOT use a GPS once in the Timbavati, as it is likely to give you incorrect directions!
General Information For Guests
Guests staying here will have a personal butler and chef, plus a private ranger and Land Rover for game drives.
All suites have air conditioning and heating, a hair dryer, tea/coffee facilities and mosquito nets.
There is a swimming pool.
A laundry service is included.
There are mammal and bird reference guides available for use.
There is a well equipped gym at the neighbouring Kings Camp (2 minutes drive away).andnbsp; Kings Camp also has a massage and treatment sala, but also treatments can be done in your suite at Waterbuck.
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