Travel Blogs from Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa

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It's on, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa travel blog

It's on

A travel blog entry by dc314

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It's our last drive in Thornybush before switching lodges for the last night and moving to Timbavati.  Van tells us that Timbavati is good, we will see lots of elephants and buffalo, but if we want to see the leopard, we should spend a large portion ...

King's Camp Private Game Reserve, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa travel blog

King's Camp Private Game Reserve

A travel blog entry by lee.d.rosen

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... hole and all sorts of areas for dining. Game Drives The game drives were awesome!  There were tons of animals throughout the reserve and we knocked off the "Big 5" pretty quickly. The "Big 5" consists of Rhinos, Elephants, Leopards, Cape Buffalo and ...

South Africa Safari-Lions, Leopards, and more..., Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa travel blog

South Africa Safari-Lions, Leopards, and more...

A travel blog entry by mnasega

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A Fabulous trip to South Africa Timbavati Reserve in Kruger Park! We slept in a camp in the park and saw Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Buffalo, Rhinos, Giraffes, Zebras, Hyenas, Kudos, Impalas, Wild Dogs, Warthogs, Monkeys, Vultures, baby animals and much ...

more lions and leopards, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa travel blog

more lions and leopards

A travel blog entry by tckontis

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... two young giraffes.  After that, we came back to the lodge, took showers, and had dinner. Tomorrow we are going to the western side of the reserve to see if we can find some rhinos! (We only need to see them to complete seeing the big 5!) ...

Last full day of safaris in Africa, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa travel blog

Last full day of safaris in Africa

A travel blog entry by tckontis

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... rifle, just in case!)We learned about birds, trees, animals, footprints, and about people who had lived in the area before the private reserve was created.   Then, we relaxed and packed to go home until 3:30 for an afternoon game drive. We ...

The Lion Sleeps Tonight!, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa travel blog

The Lion Sleeps Tonight!

A travel blog entry by tckontis

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... am to take us to our next camp which was about 120 km away. It took us 2.5 hours to get to Kings Camp at Timbavati Nature Reserve. Along the way, our driver was stopped by the police. Dad thought he was going to have to bribe the policeman, who was ...

animal photos, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa travel blog

animal photos

A travel blog entry by tckontis

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Here are some photos. Today we were in the middle of a pride of lions huntinb buffalo--more ...

The Big 5 for the Big 5-0, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa travel blog

The Big 5 for the Big 5-0

A travel blog entry by tckontis

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Alexandra is too tired again tonight, so I'm doing blog duty. The big news today is that we completed the hunt for the big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino). We had seen everything except the rhino, until today... This morning started ...

Timbavati Nature  Reserve, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa travel blog

Timbavati Nature Reserve

A travel blog entry by bangkokrandy

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... one, but that should be compensated by what seems to be much nicer people. After a brief introduction, we set off across Africa with 8 tour members, one German/English translator, one driver/guide and one cook. We are quite a mixed group, with two ...

Safari Day 7 - Kings Camp arrival..., Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa travel blog

Safari Day 7 - Kings Camp arrival...

A travel blog entry by heather-rainier

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... Kings Camp today at about 11:30 am. It is about an hour and a half drive there. We will be exploring the Timbavati Game Reserve, renowned for it's big cat sightings and the variety of game seen in this wonderful park that borders Kruger. With all ...

The safari continues, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa travel blog

The safari continues

A travel blog entry by jim.diane

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On this morning’s game drive we went back to visit the leopard in the tree.  He was still having his dinner/breakfast but was joined by a hyena who was waiting under the tree for leftovers.  We saw giraffe and elephants then went back to ...

First Safari Lodge, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa travel blog

First Safari Lodge

A travel blog entry by jim.diane

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... to lane closures along the way.  The roads otherwise were paved until we got to the lodge turn off.  The speed limit inside the Timbavati Reserve was 50 km (30 mph).  It was like driving in a school zone for 25 km.  Once we reached the ...

Not just another game drive, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa travel blog

Not just another game drive

A travel blog entry by geosan.479

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Shindzela Tented Bush Camp, Hoedspruit, South Africa 16-20 December 2013 Monday, 16 December – started from Jo'burg at 6:20 AM drove to Hoedspruit arrived around 1:30 PM. Met by Caroline and Johan, our guide for our 4 night stay as well as a ...

The elusive leopard at last, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa travel blog

The elusive leopard at last

A travel blog entry by stigh

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... quite a lot of elephants and herds of zebra and wildebeest. After a quick lunch. we exited Kruger park and made way to Timbavati safari lodge where we quickly set up camp, and then continued to Moholoholo wildlife rehabiliation center. We first got an ...

Into the wild, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa travel blog

Into the wild

A travel blog entry by nicolenoordhoek

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Today we would be spending our day in the Kruger National Park, so we were woken up at a quarter to six. We were supposed to leave at six o'clock, but we were delayed so in the end we left fifteen minutes later. We set off in our van and, later, after ...

On safari!, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa travel blog

On safari!

A travel blog entry by nicolenoordhoek

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... then, hopped into the van again and drove towards our camp. It had taken us almost the entire day to reach our camp, The Timbavati Nature Reserve. The camp was incredibly cool. Tents were set up on the banks of a small river and there was a small pool in ...

Kruger National Park, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa travel blog

Kruger National Park

A travel blog entry by jfarrar

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Beautiful. We started each day at 5AM with a wake up yell from our guide. Then we road in open Land Rovers into the park. Have to say it was FREEZING driving along at 30MPH when the temp is 40 degrees. We wore multiple layers of clothes and hid ...

Safari Day 9 - Kings Camp, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa travel blog

Safari Day 9 - Kings Camp

A travel blog entry by heather-rainier

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Safari Day 9 – Kings Camp Morning Drive – Today we saw a pair of sleeping Male Lions. Not much to talk about, as they didn't do anything but sleep. It is amazing to me how we can be literally 3 feet from them and we don't bother them one bit. ...

Timbavati - Krüger Nationalpark, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa travel blog

Timbavati - Krüger Nationalpark

A travel blog entry by patzschke

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... Reise angekommen, aber noch steht uns ein weiterer Höhepunkt bevor. Der Besuch im Krüger Nationalpark, bzw. im Timbavati Nature Reserve, am Rande des Krüger Parkes. Voller Spannung erreichen wir unser Camp Mitte Nachmittag, gerade noch rechtzeitig ...

weitere Pirschfahrten, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa travel blog

weitere Pirschfahrten

A travel blog entry by patzschke

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Um 5:30 Uhr klopft der Ranger an die Tür. Wir sind sofort hellwach und gespannt, was uns auf der Morgenfahrt alles erwartet. Die Gäste und Ranger versammeln sich ums Lagerfeuer, bei Kaffee, Tee und Muffins. Um 6:00 Uhr geht's los. Auch heute ist der ...

Safari Day 10 - departing Kings Camp, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa travel blog

Safari Day 10 - departing Kings Camp

A travel blog entry by heather-rainier

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Safari Day 10          Morning Drive – We saw a Hippo, journey of Giraffes, dazzle of Zebras, pretty bird, Rhino, and the Leopard Cubs. Today we left Kings Camp for Cape Town at about 11:oo am. We ...

Safari Day 8 - Kings Camp, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa travel blog

Safari Day 8 - Kings Camp

A travel blog entry by heather-rainier

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Safari Day 8 Morning Drive - Good News…we got to sleep in 30 extra minutes! We didn't have to be at the Land Rover until 6:30 am. It was a bit of a slow morning. Although, we did get to see an Eagle. I forget the name but I do know that it finds ...

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