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Kings Camp Private Game Reserve

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#1 of 3 guest houses in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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Situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kings Camp reflects the charm and romance of a colonial past in a pristine corner of unspoilt Africa. Kings Camp is situated facing an open savanna plain with a waterhole, which is frequented by a wide variety of wildlife, day and night.Eleven generously spacious colonial suites are luxuriously equipped with air-conditioning, Victorian ball-and-claw bath, indoor and outdoor double shower, fully stocked mini-bar and private verandah. Dark tones of wood and thatch offset the natural colours of the bushveld.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
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Airport transportation
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Special diet menus
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Non-smoking hotel
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Sun terrace
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5.0 of 5 stars
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Languages Spoken
Afrikaans

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Argyle Road Unkhulu Gate, Kruger National Park 1380 South Africa
Kings Camp Private Game Reserve
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Ngala Airfield
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Hoedspruit Airport
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Mark H wrote a review Feb 2024
San Diego, California1 contribution
The Cambridge English dictionary defines “safari” as an organized trip to look at wild animals especially in Africa. The only thing missing from that description is a picture of Kings Camp Private Game Reserve in the Timbavati Nature Reserve in northeast South Africa. We spent four days there in luxurious accommodations, taking morning and late afternoon excursions each day. There was never a shortage of surprises on each outing. Its location near Kruger National Park probably had something to do with that but our exceptional guide and tracker, Grant and Elvis, respectively, were consistently finding us new things to see. Grant happens to also be an assistant general manager and never disappointed us in explaining in detail the flora and fauna we came across. He and Elvis were sure to have us see the “Big Five Animals” by the end of our second day! The staff at the lodge were friendly, charming, and accommodating that certainly reflects the genuine interests in our stay by general managers, Warren and Lisha Moore and assistant general manager, Hayley Cooper. An extraordinary and unforgettable experience!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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julesandsand wrote a review Feb 2024
Stirlingshire, United Kingdom150 contributions490 helpful votes
Our 8th visit to Kings Camp and still our favourite safari destination. Our guide Neil, and tracker Donald did a great job out in the bush and every member of staff back at the lodge is exceptional. The chef even made me a belated birthday cake which was a lovely surprise. We hope to return.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Bovington-Smythe wrote a review Feb 2024
Alloa145 contributions69 helpful votes
Just spent 3 nights with friends at the incredible Kings Camp. As previous we stayed in the honeymoon suite which is simply stunning. Had some incredible sitings on our game drives with our ranger Neil and tracker Donald, thanks guys. The food was simply unbelievable no matter what the meal. Thank to the chef and all waiting staff, you are all incredible. To all the front of house staff thank you for a hassle free stay, you also are amazing. Hopefully we'll get back at some point.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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casula wrote a review Jan 2024
Sydney, Australia543 contributions101 helpful votes
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Upon arrival at Kings Camp you know you have come somewhere really special. The entry alone is stunningly decorated and welcome smiles and cool drinks to meet you. Hayley and Mfundo and other staff were all there to greet us and we had a wonderful chat. Instantly felt like home for our 5 day visit. I knew this place was special when I laid my eyes on it 5 years ago when we were originally coming prior to Covid. We were whisked away with a drink to lunch as we arrived a little late and then off on safari after meeting our guide Cynet and tracker Sunnyboy or "Eagle Eyes" as we called him. Such wonderful men with good hearts and eager to please. Many laughs were shared with them every day. We were blessed to see so much wildlife even on the first outing. Just brilliant and mind blowing. We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary here and were stunned by a private dinner on our balcony with Lodick and Robyn helping out. What can I say about the suites - MASSIVE!!! luxury unsurpassed. Decorated so well and elegantly. Nothing is unthought of, all you need is there and plenty of alcohol to wile away the hours after morning drive and relaxing inside or out in the pool or sundeck. The bed was to die for, only thing I didn't ask for was better pillows as I forgot - seriously a pillow menu out here!!! Meals are 5 star, too much at times but presented so well and so fresh. Michelin star food in our eyes. And different places every night to eat which keeps it interesting. Special shout out to all staff behind the scenes and up front - Lodick who was funny and always happy yo help us, Shaun in the restaurant, Charmaine in the bar (kept her busy haha), Rejoice who always kept our room so clean and beautiful. Robyn and Hayley, Neil and all other staff were awesome and I have to say a big thanks to the lovely chap who fixed my broken duffel bag!!! In summary before we wizz off to the next camp - please come here and breath it all in. Experience the wonder and awe of Kings Camp. You come as strangers but leave as family. Brilliant people who are living in the most wonderful part of the world
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Debcatterall wrote a review Jan 2024
Accrington, United Kingdom51 contributions25 helpful votes
From the moment we were driven through the camp entrance and were warmly greeted by the Assistant Managers Grant and Hayley (the managers were themselves on a short holiday) we could tell we were in for a treat. Our bags were whisked away and we were given a tour of the property and the schedule explained to us. Our first safari experience and we didn’t know we had chosen the best (you scour the web and read reviews but it is always with a little apprehension when you first arrive). For all the staff to have a perfect mix of professionalism and friendliness is an achievement for management that deserves mention. And of course to the whole team themselves who I hope love their job as much as their outward display would suggest. We were lucky to see such a range of animals and situations over our 4 nights that leave us with many amazing lifelong memories. We felt lucky but it is most likely down to the skills of the rangers and trackers who work tirelessly to have you in the right places at the right times. Grant and Goodma were a great team and it really was a pleasure to benefit from their knowledge and eagle-eyes to spot all creatures great and small. Our lodge was amazing, the food was great and the service top-notch. At one point I wasn’t well and the care and attention was reassuring. There are many surprises along the way, which I will leave as just that. Safe to say I don’t believe we could’ve had a better experience at any other camp. A wonderful team of people who deserve continued success, both individually and as a business.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Luca C wrote a review Jan 2024
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The entire stay was perfect. Our guides were extremely knowledgeable and motivated to provide us with the best and most life-changing experience possible. The chef gave our family the best food we found in the entirety of South Africa, and the butler and manager made our family feel at home at the camp. The cleaning service was fantastically thorough, and everyone worked with a smile on their face. The people were as hospitable as you could want, and they made our stay unforgettable and left us yearning for more.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Warren Moore, General Manager at Kings Camp Private Game Reserve
Responded 06 Jan 2024
Dear lucacG5818XN Your kind words are graciously appreciated, and we are thrilled to hear that your stay with us was a life-changing experience. We wish you a blessed and happy 2024! Warmest regards The Kings Camp Family
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Fed C wrote a review Jan 2024
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Spectacular place. Amazing, warm, nice and very knowledgeable staff. The quality of service is superb. Great attention to details for a true first class experience. The game drives were fantastic and the quality of viewings exceeded our expectations. We saw more animals than we expected including the big five and many others equally fun to watch. Our walking safari was also spectacular. We are so thankful to our team : Cynet (wonderful dedicated guide), Sunnyboy (our wonderful tracker) Agree ( wonderful food), Patricia ( Host manager) Lodik (wonderful Butler), Eunice and Esther ( housekeepers) and Clement our groundskeeper. Everyone made sure we were happy. I will return and will absolutely recommend this place to friends and family. THANK YOU Federico Chiappina
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 06 Jan 2024
Dear fedc2024 A humble thank you for your kind and special words. The team is so happy to hear that you loved your stay in our home, Kings Camp! Wishing you a blessed 2024! Warm regards The Kings Camp Family
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Belinda Gomme wrote a review Jan 2024
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We could not recommend Kings Camp more highly. From the lodge itself, to the staff and all the fine details - everything was thought of. We had the most amazing ranger and tracker - Lina and Albert. Their knowledge, expertise and ability to show us EVERYTHING was 2nd to none. Our 9 year old son was treated beautifully, even having his on time with Lina to go though all sorts of things. Lina and Albert exuded professionalism, knowledge, expertise and wonderful customer service - as did the rest of the team. Hayley, Grant and the other management were fabulous, as were the restaurant staff and housekeeping. Great team, great stay, highly recommend.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Warren Moore, General Manager at Kings Camp Private Game Reserve
Responded 06 Jan 2024
Dear 44belindag Thank you for posting a wonderful review of your stay at Kings Camp during the festive season. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We wish you a blessed 2024! Warmest Regards The Kings Camp family
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BSB777 wrote a review Dec 2023
Fayetteville, Arkansas112 contributions96 helpful votes
This was our first safari trip. We have stayed at 5 star accommodations all over the world and this lodge had better service than any accommodation we have experienced. The rooms are on par with the setai hotels we usually stay at. The twice daily game drives gave us ample opportunity to see all the animals my family wanted to see. The food was superb. We would like to thank Grant and Haley for the hospitality they showed while we were there. All the staff, particularly Eversmile, Ronald, and Innocentia went out of their way to make our stay one of the best we have ever had. Finally, to Wesley and Sonnyboy, our guide and tracker, you both made our trip for us with all your knowledge and advice during the game drives. Until next time…
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Warren Moore, General Manager at Kings Camp Private Game Reserve
Responded 31 Dec 2023
Thank you so much for your wonderful and special review of your stay with us recently. It was our pleasure to have you visit us in our home. We wish you a wonderful and blessed New Year! Warmest regards The Kings Camp Family
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Relax793932 wrote a review Oct 2023
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We had a fantastic and memorable visit to Kings Camp. Four day stay allowed for several game drives where we were able to see the Big 5 along with many other animals. We learned so much from our knowledgeable guide, Lina and tracker, Albert. They were fantastic! Robyn welcomed us and took great care. Mfundo was a wonderful massage therapist and the entire staff was top notch. Great food, atmosphere and amenities. We were completely satisfied and highly recommend!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Warren Moore, General Manager at Kings Camp Private Game Reserve
Responded 01 Jan 2024
Dear Relax793932 Thank you for sharing your compliments on your visit to Kings Camp. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Warmest regards The Kings Camp Family
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LOCATION
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kings Camp Private Game Reserve
What are some of the property amenities at Kings Camp Private Game Reserve?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Kings Camp Private Game Reserve?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Kings Camp Private Game Reserve?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kings Camp Private Game Reserve?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kings Camp Private Game Reserve?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Kings Camp Private Game Reserve have airport transportation?
Yes, Kings Camp Private Game Reserve offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.