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Kings Camp

Special Offer for Kings Safari Camp

Now until 31st December 2009 : Stay 4 nights and get 5th night free of charge, stay 6 nights and get 7th / 8th nights free of charge. 2 nights can also be taken at either Leopard Hills or Madikwe Hills Safari lodges in this offer.

Kings Camp Safari lodge is situated in the north eastern corner of the Timbavati private nature reserve on the Kruger boundary and has been in operation as a game lodge since 1995. Their commitment to our guests is to freely share in the experience in a manner that is both enlightening and relaxing.

Kings Camp Game Lodge are dedicated to a gracious style of hospitality from a bygone era, combined 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 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 itself is a further two 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 and the adjacent private reserves namely, Timbavati, Sabi Sand, Klaserie, Umbabat and Manyaleti was removed to create the greater Kruger national park covering an area of 2.2 million hectares. There are several camping pods in can stay in here. The reason being conservationists want to re-create ancient migration movements of wildlife from the foothills of the Libombo Mountains in the east to the Drakensberg Mountains in the west.

The greater Kruger has been zoned into 35 different landscape types. A landscape is defined as an area with a specific geomorphology, climate, soil and vegetation together with the associated fauna. Kings Camp falls in a landscape zoned as: Combretum spp (bushwillow), colophospermum mopane woodland. The underlying rock is mainly granite and gneiss intersected by numerous intrusions of dolerite. The terrain is undulating with sandy soils.

Interesting facts about the Kruger Park :

  • The altitude varies between 300 and 500 meters
  • The climate is temperate with hot summers and cool winters with frost as an exception in the low-lying areas
  • Rainfall varies between 450mm - 550mm per year

Kings Camp safari lodge is truly one of the most luxurious safari lodges on the edge of the Timbavati private nature reserve and www.southafricatravel.co.uk are proud to recommend our clients to stay at one of South Africa's finest safari lodges - Kings Camp !

Kings Camp Accommodation

Kings Camp has ten Luxury Suites all with indoor and Private outdoor showers. Beautifully and tastefully appointed with all the luxury's at hand.

From romantic, soft cascading Mosquito Nets, Remote controlled air conditioners, purposefully stocked mini bar fridge, tea and coffee facilities.

For your comfort, there are Gowns and Mosquito Repellents as well as Umbrellas and Torches. Your Suite has it's own Safe and Telephone for your convenience.

Kings Camp Facilities

Kings Camp offers a lounge/dining room, bar, pool terrace and a game viewing platform which overlooks a very active waterhole. Other facilities include the curio shop, laundry, valet, fax, gym and library with internet facilities.

There is an exceptional wine-cellar and South African cuisine is served. Any specialised dietary requests will be catered for - prior notice required.

Game Drives

Morning and afternoon game drives with knowledgeable Kings Camp rangers in open vehicles. You will be served tea, coffee and biscuits on your morning game drive and drinks and canapés on your afternoon game drive. Your afternoon game drive gets back after dark, which gives you the opportunity to spot our nocturnal animals with a spotlight.

Mpumalanga Helicopter Safaris

Experience the beauty of the Blyde river canyon in the luxury of a helicopter, Mountain magic helicopter safaris will pick you up at Kings Camp, fly you through the Blyde river canyon and along the escarpment passing the three rondawels, god’s window and stopping at the pinnacle for a champagne picnic

From there you will be whisked off to view all the spectacular waterfalls in the area before returning to the camp.

Wildlife

Kings Camp's principal attraction is the astonishing diversity and abundance of wildlife species that inhabit the reserve. Mammalian species alone number 147, including 27 ungulates (hoofed mammals) and 4 large carnivores. Many of these spectacular animals are likely to be spotted even on a short visit.

There are also many lesser-known animals that most visitors find fascinating to behold, from exotic reptiles and amphibians, to colourful and bizarre insects. And for those with a botanical bent, there are hundreds of species of trees and shrubs (not to mention the enormous variety of grasses and other plant life).

Therapy Lapa

The following therapies are available:

Reflexology - 45 Minutes

In this treatment they massage the reflexes on the feet and hands which aids the body in relaxing, distressing and also detoxification.

Aromatherapy - 60 Minutes

This is a full body treatment using essential oils for a very relaxing and enjoyable result.

Indian Head Massage - 45 Minutes

This is a seated treatment in which they massage the upper back, shoulders, neck, head and face.

Body Massage - Full Body - 60 Minutes

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