Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Like the Sabi Sands, the Timbavati Game Reserve shares an unfenced border directly with the Kruger National Park and covers approximately 53,392 hectares. With a lower density of lodges than the Sabi Sands, the Timbavati which results in a lower number of visitors and vehicles are limited to two per sighting. The Timbavati is home to larger herds of buffalo and elephant and the Timbavati is famous for the white lions which were discovered on the reserve in 1975 however sightings of white lions are now extremely rare. The gentle hills and plains of the Timbavati are covered in open savanna bushveld and several types of woodland vegetation from scattered Acacia trees to dense riverine forests with Jackalberry and Fig trees. There are a few dry riverbeds but no permanents rivers flowing through the reserve and wildlife are often spotted at the watering holes and dams.