Timbavati Game Reserve

The Timbavati Game Reserve is located to the north of the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve on the western edge of Kruger National Park, South Africa.

The Reserve was established in 1956 by like-minded game farmers with the creation of the Timbavati Association. The association has 50 members and covers 53,392 hectares (533.92 km2). Timbavati is part of Associated Private Nature Reserves (APNR) and the fences separating Timbavati from the other member reserves in the APNR and from the Kruger National Park have been removed. Wildlife, including lion, elephant, cheetah and other species roam freely between the these reserves.

The Timbavati is home to:

  • Over 40 mammals, including the Big Five: Lion, African elephant, African Buffalo, Leopard and black and white rhinoceros.
  • Over 360 bird species.
  • 79 species of reptile.
  • 49 species of fish.
  • 85 listed species of tree.

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