Timbavati Private Game Reserve is home to the popular Big Five (Buffalo, Rhino, Elephant, Lion & Leopard) and other wildlife animals such as the renowned white lion. Enjoy a sundowner as the sunsets in the Timbavati and watch the beautiful stars light up at night. Guests are able to try their hand at fishing in the dam or enjoy a photographic safari with a professional who will teach guests about taking the best wildlife photo.
Guests can experience a game viewing safari covering over 10 000 hectares (24 000 acres) of traversing area, also home to over 40 mammal species and 350 bird species. Bird-lovers would struggle to replicate this calibre of bird watching anywhere else in the world, with the Timbavati featuring over 360 different species.
The dry months of June to September is peak wildlife viewing time in Timbavati. August to September is a desirable time to visit, as the temperature warms up and sightings are made even easier because animals gather around predictable water sources.
So why are they called the Big Five? It would be easy to think that a Hippo or Giraffe may be included in this category. In reality, the name "Big Five" was termed - not for the size of the animals, but by hunters as the most dangerous animals to hunt on foot.