Kambaku River Sands

Timbavati Game Reserve, Limpopo Province

About Kambaku River Sands

Located in the heart of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kambaku River Sands is an unfenced camp enticing free movement of game and offers total relaxation and tranquility.  Timbavati lies in the vast natural and unspoilt area of the Greater Kruger National Park. 

KAMBAKU, which means Solitary Bull Elephant, name is derived from one of the  famous ‘Magnificent Seven’ tuskers who frequented the Kruger Park in years gone by. They were famous for their large tusks, one of which weighed an estimated 60 kg.

Wild animals, both big and small, move freely in this unfenced camp situated on a river.

Please note: This lodge is a child-friendly lodge and activities including game drives and bush walks are available for children. Educational games and talks are available too for the children.


The thatched suites at the lodge are beautifully decorated. Each suite boasts private viewing decks and the views of the dry River bed or bushveld are simply spectacular.

Rooms (sliding doors and beds) are protected from the mosquitoes with mosquito netting and satin nets.

The suites are the perfect place for guests to relax and unwind and really indulge in the elegance of the suite and exceptional surroundings.

Suites include the following features:

  • Private viewing deck
  • Mini bar
  • Air conditioning
  • Outdoor shower
  • En-suite bathroom with a spa bath, double shower and private toilet
  • Guest amenities


  • Wellness Spa
  • Curio shop
  • Lounge area at the Main Lodge to unwind
  • Game drives in the mornings and evenings
  • Bush walks
  • Bird watching


In addition to the elegant suites at AMBAKU River Sands, there is a wellness spa too which offers the following:

  • Swimming pool
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Steam Rooms

Wining and Dining

Guests at Kambaku River sands can enjoy African bush dinners at the venue’s Boma. Guests eat under the African stars while enjoying the cuisine and festivities that often include singing and dancing.

Room Types


  • 10 Suite
R6540From/Per night