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Kambaku River Sands

Prime location and optimal comfort for game watching
Kruger Safari HolidaysSouth Africa· 10 Rooms · ££££

Where Adventure Meets Luxury

Set along the banks of the Kambaku River where wildlife roams freely, Kambuku River Sands Safari Lodge allows for exceptional game viewing opportunities.

Location: Nestled in the heart of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, the lodge's prime location provides guests with unparalleled access to the renowned Greater Kruger National Park.

Rooms: Kambaku River Sands Lodge offers a selection of ten elegantly designed and well-appointed rooms to cater to various guest preferences. The spacious and luxurious suites are tastefully decorated, exuding a contemporary African charm. Each room features modern amenities, including ensuite bathrooms, air-conditioning, and private viewing decks overlooking the river or the waterhole.

Amenities: The lodge's amenities are designed to provide guests with an opulent and unforgettable stay. The swimming pool offers respite from the African heat, while the cozy boma provides a unique dining experience under the stars. Free Wi-Fi connectivity keeps guests connected to the outside world while immersed in the wilderness. The attentive and friendly staff ensures that every need is met, adding a personal touch to the lodge's exceptional hospitality.

Activities: Expertly guided game drives take visitors deep into the bushveld, where they have the chance to encounter the Big Five and other remarkable wildlife species. Guided bush walks offer a more intimate exploration of the surrounding flora and fauna, providing an opportunity to learn about the intricate ecosystems of the region. For a unique experience, guests can embark on photographic safaris led by professional photographers, perfect for capturing the natural beauty of the reserve.

Sustainability: Kambaku River Sands Lodge is deeply committed to sustainability and responsible tourism. The lodge operates with eco-friendly practices, implementing solar power systems to reduce its carbon footprint. Waste management initiatives ensure that the lodge minimizes its impact on the pristine natural environment. Additionally, Kambaku River Sands Lodge actively supports local conservation efforts and community development projects, fostering a sense of responsibility toward the preservation of Africa's extraordinary wildlife and cultural heritage.

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January is the perfect time to visit the Cape, whether you want to lounge on a beach or soak up culture in the Winelands on a Garden Route trip.

It's wet season for safari, with sunny periods interspersed with heavy tropical rainstorms. It is the end of the birthing season in the Kruger bringing high numbers of impala, wildebeest and more causing hunting frenzies among the predators.



The hottest month of the year in Cape Town, February is the ideal month to enjoy a glass of wine and culinary delights in the Winelands or to visit the sandy beaches and witness beautiful views along the Garden Route with few other tourists.

Avoid safari, weather is humid with considerable rainfall.



March is still hot and dry across South Africa with Cape Town receiving less rainfall than the rest of the country. It is a fantastic time for wildlife photographers visiting the Kruger National Park region, with clear skies, low humidity, less dust and vegetation at its most lush it makes for vivid photographs.

Both the Winelands and Garden Route are fantastic at this time of year.



April is a quieter month in comparison to March, the weather is warm and dry throughout the country making it a prime time to combine different regions. The lower temperatures mean it is a perfect time to hike up Table Mountain, explore culture at Robben Island or visit the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

In the Kruger it is rutting season, with males at their most impressive, meaning visitors can see some spectacular fighting.



Peak summer crowds have died down, making it a good time to visit if you're not looking for hot weather. Days are warm and dry, with chilly evenings.



In June the wet season arrives, with almost all days experiencing some rain. The Kruger region enjoys exceptional game viewing, thinning vegetation means wildlife stays close to sources of water, meaning it is easier to track game.



July is prime whale watching season along the coast of the Western Cape, with the best sightings from Hermanus and Plettenberg Bay when they come closer to shore to give birth. During this time the Cape is at the peak of the wet season with cool and drizzly weather.

The Kruger National Park enjoys exceptional game viewing with comfortable temperatures and drying rainfall.



August is the time when beautiful wildflowers start to bloom across the Western and Northern Cape, particularly in the Namaqua region. It is also the start of the dry season, with colder temperatures passing and daytime temperatures rising significantly.

Both whale watching and game viewing is good in August.



September is great for wildlife viewing, with game giving birth in the bush and whales frequently spotted along the coast. It is a good month to combine regions and see the best of South Africa.



October is one of the best months to combine regions, with temperatures heating up across the country it is a temperate time to travel.



November brings the rains to the Kruger and Kwazulu Natal, its not all bad because the afternoon thunderstorms can be phenomenal.

The Cape sees the last of the whale watching season.



December is a busy month for travel in South Africa. Summer is in full swing in Cape Town, if you don't mind crowds then there is no better time to explore. Meanwhile in the Kruger, there is an abundance of young animals with glory and flame lilies in full bloom making for spectacular photography opportunities.

  • Top Tip - the festive season in South Africa fills up quickly, so trips and excursions need to be booked in advance.

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