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Machaton Private Camp, Timbavati Nature Reserve
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This secluded and private safari lodge offers guests a private way to enjoy a safari in the Timbavati. Privacy is guaranteed thanks to the careful placement of the suites and privacy walls, ensuring a tranquil and intimate stay. Machaton Private Camp offers guests a personal experience with field guides, trackers, butler, chef, housekeepers and groundsmen all ensuring guests are satisfied. Guests can enjoy the cosy Boma situated overlooking the river.

Room Category Nights Meal Basis* Validity dates Price per Person**
Luxury Suite 1 FB 1 January - 31 October '20 R9 250
*FB = Full Board; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
**Package price based on self drive; please enquire for package offers including flights.
  • Return transfers from Eastgate Airport (HDS)
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as specified
  • Selected drinks (local beers, spirts and house wines)
  • Two game drives per day
  • All South Africa taxes (subject to change)
  • Flights
  • Private transfers
  • Meals & Beverages not included above
  • Activities not included above
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visas (if required), Travel and Medical Insurance
Other Exclusions:
Other drinks (see above*), private transfers, gratuities, laundry service, other items of a personal nature, Timbavati Conservation Levy (will be added to invoices for prepayment, or collected at the lodge directly) of R368 per adult per night and R184 per child under 12 years per night (increasing to R400 per person and R200 per child from 01 Jan 2020). The vehicle entrance fee of R160 is only payable at the Timbavati Control Gate (price subject to change without prior notice).

Machatan Private Camp is situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Machaton Private Camp is an intimate and exclusive camp offering a secluded and private safari experience. Next to owning a private safari lodge, there is no more private way to enjoy a safari in the Timbavati.

The camp consists of a main building which features a lounge, kitchen and covered veranda, as well as 3 individual luxury suites. Privacy is guaranteed thanks to the careful placement of the suites and privacy walls, ensuring a tranquil and intimate stay.

Safaris are conducted in Machaton Private Camp’s private 4x4 vehicle. Interpretive bush walks can be organised by prior arrangement and subject to availability. Machaton Private Camp may be booked either on a sole-use basis or per suite basis and includes a field guide & tracker, butler, chef, housekeeper and groundsman.

Timbavati Private Nature Reserve


Luxurious Suites - Each suite has an en-suite bathroom and day room with a day bed.

  • Sumptuous bedroom
  • Day room
  • Well-appointed bathroom
  • Outdoor shower
  • Extensive private terrace.
Guests at Machaton can enjoy early morning tea/coffee, a selection of homemade biscuits and rusks served in the suite or on the main patio. Mid-morning breakfast – Continental and full hot breakfast served on the private patio of the suite or on the main patio.

Lunch is a la carte or chef’s table d'hôte served on the private patio of the suite or on the main patio.

Dinner of African-inspired cuisine is hosted in the dining area, or weather permitting around the fire in the open-air boma or can be enjoyed privately on the patio of the suite.

  • Game-viewing terrace overlooking the river
  • Plunge pool, with panoramic views of the Nhlaralumi River
  • Covered lounge and dining area
  • Lounge, offering a selection of books and board games
  • Spa treatments (at an additional charge)
  • Game drives
  • Bush walks
  • Board Games
  • Swimming
Limited Wifi connectivity.

To pay homage to cultural heritage, Simbavati Spa brings you traditional African spa treatments. Indulge in a selection of authentic and traditional massage techniques with highly skilled and trained therapists who will relax and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit. Spa treatments can be enjoyed on the privacy of your patio or, for couple treatments, at the nearby Simbavati River Lodge’s Spa.


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