Kings Camp

The setting in each of the spacious air-conditioned rooms at Kings Camp recalls colonial elegance: indoor and outdoor double shower, Victorian ball-and-claw bath, fully stocked mini-bar and private verandah. In the mornings, set off to discover the copious wildlife in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve: the Big Five are just a taste of the over 40 species of mammal roaming this wilderness. Perhaps the most famous of which are the White Lions of Timbavati, an extremely rare type that gained fame in the 1970s but have long been honored as divine by local tribes. Kings Camp allows you to truly unwind in these beguiling wilds: wile away the afternoon with a cool drink in the thatched shade of the bar or go for a refreshing swim in the pool while casting glances at the wildlife around the adjacent waterhole. Or, take a walk amid trees teeming with a wealth of birdlife, over 360 species call this region home, and simply immerse yourself in these pristine wilds. In the evening, return from yet another thrilling game drive after dark, when spotlights illuminate the nocturnal species here: porcupines, servals, civets and genets to name just a few. And always, allow your day to be capped with superb creative dishes by Chef Himler Dorfling. Savor this world-class cuisine in the tasteful dining room, in the traditional boma or out in the untamed bush, with a blanket of stars overhead.