About Bateleur Safari Camp

Bateleur Safari Camp is located in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, a world-renowned wildlife destination in South Africa that sits adjacent to the Kruger National Park. Accommodating up to 16 guests, Bateleur Safari Camp is an eco-friendly camp ideal for those looking for a more authentic, under-canvas experience in South Africa. The camp's central lounge and dining area features an open-sided wooden deck that overlooks the riverbed, where elephants, buffalo and giraffes can often be seen.

Guests can enjoy numerous activities when visiting Bateleur Safari Camp, including thrilling game drives to witness the majestic wildlife, guided bush walks to explore the surroundings on foot, and birdwatching to spot a variety of avian species. Relax by the camp's swimming pool or unwind with a sundowner while admiring the breathtaking African sunset, or experience the local culture by visiting nearby communities and gain insights into their way of life. Finally, savor delicious meals and enjoy evenings around the campfire, sharing stories and experiences with fellow guests.

Bateleur Safari Camp Setting

Bateleur Safari Camp is located within the Timbavati – a renowned private reserve that forms part of the Greater Kruger. There are no fences between the Timbavati and the Kruger National Park, allowing animals to roam freely between the two parks. This prime wilderness area is home to the Big Five as well as a large diversity of animal and bird species, providing an exceptional safari experience. Guests have the opportunity to explore the Timbavati by 4x4 or on foot, and very rarely will they be disturbed by other vehicles during their stay!

The encounters this area affords with wildlife are so remarkable that they are nearly beyond adequate description. It secures a prominent spot among Africa's premier wildlife destinations. Exploring the Greater Kruger Park through safaris opens doors to an extraordinary array of opulent game lodges, immersive safaris, engaging activities, and guided tours, all converging to craft an extraordinarily unforgettable wildlife experience.

Accommodation options at Bateleur Safari Camp

  • Bateleur Tented Suites

    Min 1 guest - max 4 guests
    7 Tented Suites

    Bateleur Safari Camp accommodates up to 16 guests in spacious safari units, each sleeping 2-4 people. Each unit has been built in an eco-friendly manner, with a…


    from R 6350 / per-person-per-night-sharing

    Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
    Fire Boma
    Fire Boma
    En-suite bathroom
    En-suite bathroom
    Braai Area
    Braai Area
    Mosquito Net
    Mosquito Net

What's included

  • Accommodation
  • Two guided safari activities per day
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Game drive snacks
  • All drinks (included '24)



How to get there

  • 1 hrs

    Hoedspruit Airport

  • Bateleur Safari Camp

    Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Mpumulanga, 7700, South Africa

  • Check in at Bateleur Safari Camp

    14:00 on day of arrival

  • Check out at Bateleur Safari Camp

    11:00 on day of departure

Frequently asked questions

  • Can kids go on game drives?

  • Do you offer mountain biking?


  • Trip of a lifetime

    We saw the “Big 5” and most of the rest of the animals in the area, but what made this a special safari was the people working at Bateleur Safari Camp. Everyone was not only great at their job they all seemed to really be invested in what they were doing as a life style.

    Conservio.com review

    John Z.

  • Amazing Time

    We cherished every second of our time at Bateleur Safari Camp and thoroughly enjoyed engaging in all the activities offered.

    Conservio.com review

    Q. Mava

Bateleur Safari Camp impact highlights

The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve spans over 53,000 hectares of pristine natural landscape and serves as a sanctuary for diverse plant and animal species. Within this wilderness, Bateleur Safari Camp is nestled, prioritizing the conservation and protection of the environment. The camp's design and operations have been thoughtfully planned to minimize any adverse effects on the surrounding ecosystem. This ensures that guests can fully immerse themselves in the untouched beauty of the reserve while supporting the ongoing efforts to preserve its unique flora and fauna through various research projects

Are you unsure of where to stay? Contact us to help plan your nature-based travel.

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