Thornybush Private Nature Reserve
Discover your own private Eden and let the opulent indulgence of Siviti Timbavati Plains enfold you. Set in the vast panoramas of the 35,000 acre unfenced Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, on the seasonal Timbavati River, Siviti offers you a truly personalized, secluded wilderness experience - a seamless blend of Big Five encounters and 5-star luxury that restores body and soul. The exclusive lodge offers just four luxurious suites including the two-suite Timbavati Villa. Each of the suites are spacious and decorated in sophisticated African chic, flowing out on to an elevated deck with private plunge pool and magnificent views. High-lofted thatched roofs add to the ambience and the bathrooms feature floor-to-ceiling glass doors which open to allow the outdoors in, for ultimate relaxation overlooking spectacular views while you soak in the bathtub. An outside shower completes the experience. The Timbavati Villa boasts a large private lounge area, flanked on either side by two en-suite bedrooms as well as a feature fire pit on the deck. At Siviti you can look forward to restful slumber in supremely comfortable beds, swamped in mosquito nets and..
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air-conditioned comfort, along with the kind of service that dreams are made of. The public areas are exquisitely furnished and comfortably equipped with a luxurious lounge and dining area where you can observe delectable meals, prepared by a private chef, unfold before your eyes. To complement the wonderful weather, a sparkling rim flow swimming pool overlooking the water hole is on hand for a refreshing dip.

Typically the day starts as dawn breaks over the African bushveld. After an early morning wake-up call, coffee, tea and rusks are served on the main deck. Shortly after, depart in an open Land Rover with experienced Rangers and Trackers who will share their extensive knowledge of the bush. After a sumptuous breakfast is served either back at the camp or in the riverbed or bush, you have the opportunity of guided walks which are accompanied by an armed ranger and tracker. Alternatively, between game drives you might decide to spend lazy afternoons by the pool, bird watching or just relaxing on the deck from where you will spot a myriad of animals from your large cane wing back chair. The afternoon game drive is preceded by high tea and extends into the evening to view seldom seen nocturnal species by torchlight. Upon returning for a gourmet three course dinner, either in the boma, bush or lodge - you can socialize with a cognac, single malt or cigar around the campfire or lounge before returning to bed for another day's adventure.


  • 4 Luxury Suites with lounge
  • 1 Villa with two luxury suites, a dining room, a lounge, a private boma with outdoor fireplace and a private plunge pool
  • Full en-suite bathroom including an outdoor shower
  • Private plunge pool
  • Overhead ceiling fans, air-conditioning and mosquito netting
  • Large viewing decks
  • Swimming pool
  • Open plan lounge and dining area
  • Wildlife viewing directly from your room
  • Big Five game reserve
  • Situated within 35,000 acres of pristine wilderness, the unfenced Thornybush Private Nature Reserve has achieved numerous world firsts, both for conservation and hospitality, and forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park
  • Early morning and late afternoon into evening game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles
  • Interpretive bush walks
  • Birdwatching
  • All Inclusive: 3 meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beer, safari activities
  • Wi-Fi internet access in guest areas
  • 220v AC power
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