TIMBILA GAME RESERVE
|TIMBILA GAME RESERVE
|Contact Person:||Kobus & Hanlie Kleyn|
Kobus: +27 (0)82 372 6713
Hanlie: +27 (0)83 289 6481
Timbila Game Reserve - Accommodation & Activities Willowmore, Baviaanskloof
Welcome to Timbila, a stone throw away from the recently acclaimed Baviaanskloof World heritage site and only 2 and a half hours from the Garden Route and Port Elizabeth, a malaria free area.
The diverse landscapes and lush vegetation of the Grootriver valley allow us to boast with 22 hoofed species and a host of other animals and birds. We are not a big 5 reserve, this enables you to get close to nature, and discover that there is no wealth but life!
Timbila was not initiated and developed as a commercial venture. The idea and inspiration was born out of a deep love for the wild and free. In time, a vision developed to share it, not only with family and friends, but also with like-minded people who share the same love for nature.
Accommodation in our luxury tented camps, farmhouse or camp-site are unique and exceptionally affordable as the vision of us as custodians of Timbila is to make it accessible to each and every nature lover!
Each facility is booked out exclusively to you to ensure total privacy. Our accommodation is fully equipped for self - catering, braai facilities (purchase wood at reception), braai grids, potjies, all kitchen utensils, fridges, towels, bedding etc. Our tented bush camps will ensure that you experience the meaning of Timbila, rhythms of the earth. All accommodation is fully serviced and equipped for self catering.
- No credit card facilities
- A full deposit is payable within 4 working days of booking in order to confirm your booking. Refunds as follows:
- -8 weeks or longer prior to arrival date; 80% of deposit
- -2 weeks or shorter prior to arrival date; 0% of deposit
- -between 8 and 2 weeks; 10% per full week notice of cancellation
- If your stay includes a Friday or Saturday night, a minimum of two nights accommodation must be taken
- Arrival time is after 14h00 and departure time is before 11h00, unless by prior arrangement
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Game drives in your own vehicle is welcomed during the day. Some areas are only accessible in a four-wheel drive vehicle. The drives on the reserve are firstly a game viewing experience and secondly an off-road or 4x4 experience. We do not currenlty offer gamedrives with Timbila vehicles.
You are also encouraged to explore on foot, on unmarked hiking trail, seeing that this brings nature the closest to you. You will experience the veld and wildlife much more intimately this way. Bird watching is very popular as the area offers the bird lover a large variety of birds.
The fact that the river has pools that always holds water, adds to the wide variety of birds found in the region. This also provides you with fishing and swimming opportunities. Swimming is allowed in the rivers and in cement dams.
Timbila boasts with 22 hoofed and many other species which probably makes it one of the game reserves with the largest selection of hoofed species in the area. At Timbila we want you to experience what nature offers. Here we want you to fall in love with life and discover that there is no wealth but life.
Timbila offers Bow and Rifle hunting opportunities to suitably qualified and experienced hunters.
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Traveling along the N9, take the Steytlerville turnoff on the northern side of Willowmore. Travel for 30km, then turn left to Klipplaat and travel for 9km. Turn right at the Timbila signboard. We are well signposted all the way.
Coming from the Port Elizabeth direction, travel to Steytlerville. From there take the Willowmore road and travel for 31 km. Turn right at the Timbila signpost and expect the Timbila reception 22 km further.
Please contact your hosts Kobus & Hanlie directly for bookings and enquiries.