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Kambaku | Activities | Safaris




Africa’s unique wildlife represents a large part of what makes this continent so distinct as a destination characterised by biodiversity and natural abundance. Our accommodation options provide unmatched vantage points for appreciating the Big Five as well as rare bird and mammal species that are indigenous to each region. We invite you to walk the same paths as these majestic animals and explore the natural environment they call home. Experience a part of the world like no other.



Kambaku’s Safari Lodge and River Sands form part of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve – a conservation area that borders the ubiquitous Kruger National Park. In 1993, the fences between these two areas were removed to encourage the natural migration of each park’s species. Today, this is part of what makes this region as ecologically rich as it is. Be guided by our expert team of game rangers as we welcome you into the world of Africa’s wildlife.


Kambaku @Sea is nestled between land and sea, in a biome that has become synonymous with the Knysna seahorse – the rarest species of its kind in the world. Our luxury suites are located in a region spanning 40 hectares of unspoilt vegetation. Here you will have the chance to spot bushbuck, honey badgers, otters and tortoises as well as over 270 bird species. This shoreline is brimming with life. We invite you to embark on a safari of the coastal kind.


Walking safaris

Set out on foot into the African wild and enjoy an intimate encounter with the indigenous beauty of the bushveld. It’s the perfect way to immerse yourself in the richness of the savannah. Sample wild fruits as you hone your skills as a forager. Learn the art of recognising different types of dung. Notice both ant and elephant. An experienced and knowledgeable game ranger will ensure that you get the most out of this riveting experience.

Photography safaris

At Kambaku, we have welcomed our fair share of novice and professional nature photographers alike. And we appreciate the value of immortalizing a safari experience in pictures. This enhanced game drive includes the services of a professional guide who is trained in the art of wildlife photography. The use of private vehicles as well as all the equipment you will need, can be arranged at an additional cost on your behalf. The African wild is yours to discover.

Morning Game drives

Our morning game drives depart just before sunrise, with the time being dependent on the changing of the seasons. Wake up to a cheerful morning call and start your day with a freshly brewed cup of tea or coffee. Then, head out on a guided safari. Expect sightings of some of the region’s rarest wildlife – white lions, African wild dogs and bashful aardvarks. Return to a delicious brunch served by our accommodating and approachable culinary team. Life is good.

Afternoon game drives

Enjoy a guided game drive after a sumptuous high tea and encounter wildlife basking in the golden glow of the afternoon sun. Then, raise a glass to the setting sun as you enjoy a personalised selection of drinks and snacks, surrounded by the living silhouettes of the majestic African bushveld. Drive back to camp as night falls and your tracker illuminates the world around you, identifying nocturnal wildlife. Your arrival will be met with a delectable dining experience indoors or under a starlit sky.