Situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Waterbuck Private Camp at Kings Camp is situated in an elevated position on the banks of the dry Nhlaralumi river, offering superb views of the bush with excellent game viewing opportunities.
Subtly blended into the natural environment, this Private Camp reflects the charm and romance of a luxurious Colonial past. Waterbuck presents luxury at its best, with all modern conveniences and every detail taken care of.
Complete with a private game vehicle, ranger, tracker, personal butler and chef available to you through-out your stay – you can indulge and set the pace for your exclusive safari… leaving you free to relax and enjoy. Waterbuck Camp is completely private and exclusively yours.
DIRECTIONS TO KINGS CAMP PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
Situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kings Camp faces an open savanna plain with a waterhole, which is frequented by a wide variety of wildlife by day and night. As part of the greater Kruger National Park, which covers and area of 2.2 million hectares, Kings Camp offers a wealth of bio-diversity.
ADDRESS: Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa
SELF DRIVE: ±6 hours from Johannesburg
Directions from Johannesburg to Kings Camp
GPS CO-ORDINATES: S -24° 16’ 33.8664” | E 31° 18’ 26.748”
Kings Camp Private Game Reserve is situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve adjacent to the Kruger National Park, on the Western boundary, and was established in 1995 as a premier Eco-tourism destination. In 1992 the western boundary fence separating the Kruger National Park and the Timbavati was removed to create a 2.2 million hectare open natural ecosystem that would enhance and promote natural ecological cycles.
The Timbavati area is located within both the Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provinces of the Republic of South Africa. Today this great wilderness area is often referred to as the Greater Kruger Conservancy.
Game Reserve Overview:
The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve came into existence on July 1956 when a group of conservation-minded people who owned game farms on the western boundary of the Kruger National Park came together to form the Timbavati Association.
The size of the reserve covers about 60 000 hectares of pristine African bush, part of the world famous greater Kruger National Park. The Kruger National Park itself is a further 2 million hectares in size, which is about the same size as Israel or Wales. In the early 1990’s the boundary fence between the Kruger National Park and adjacent private game reserves, namely Timbavati, Sabi Sands, Klaserie, Umbabat and Manyaleti was removed to create the greater Kruger National Park, covering an area of 2.2 million hectares. The reason being conservationists wanted to re-create ancient migration movements of wildlife from the foothills of the Lebombo Mountains in the east, to the Drakensburg Mountains in the west.
Kings Camp is situated in the northern corner of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve and has been in operation as a game lodge since 1995. Our commitment to our guests is to freely share in the experience in a manner that is both enlightening and relaxing. We are further dedicated to a gracious style of hospitality from a bygone era, combin ed with a flexibility that puts the comfort and requests of our guests first. But above all, we will do this in a manner that will never compromise our environment, instead it will materially benefit our surrounding community culturally, environmentally and economically.
THE TIMBAVATI ECO SYSTEM
An ecosystem is defined where living biotic components that include trees, plants, insects, animals, birds and reptiles and their nonliving abiotic components of water, air, substrate environment including the climate regime are inseparably interrelated and interact upon each other. The ecosystem is the basic functional unit in ecology, since it includes both organisms and abiotic environment, each influencing the properties of the other and both necessary for maintenance of life as we have it on earth.
The entire Greater Kruger National Park has been zoned into 35 basic landscape types. A landscape is defined as an area with a specific geomorphology, climate, soil and vegetation pattern together with the associated fauna.
There are 3 different landscape types that are recognized at Kings Camp namely:
BUSH WILLOW SPP. / MOPANE WOODLAND OF THE TIMBAVATI AREA
OLIFANTS RIVER RUGGED VELD
THORNVELD ON GABBRO