Timbavati is yours at Machaton Private Camp

Opened in August 2016, 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.

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.

The camp consists of a main building which features a lounge, kitchen and covered verandah, as well as three individual luxury Suites. Each Suite offers a large en-suite bedroom, a well-appointed bathroom with an outdoor shower, a dayroom with a sumptuous daybed and a large terrace, allowing guests to either enjoy the main areas together or retreat in private to the Suite. Privacy is guaranteed thanks to the careful placement of the Suites and privacy walls, ensuring a tranquil and intimate stay.


  • Machaton Private Camp can be booked either on a sole-use basis or per Suite basis
  • Plunge pool with views of the Nhlaralumi River
  • In-room spa treatments or couple treatments at the nearby Simbavati River Lodge
  • Private game drives to see over 40 mammals, the Big 5, 360 bird species, and white lions 
  • Lounge with books and board games


Off Argyle Road

Kruger National Park, 1380

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  • Boma and Bush Dinners

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From $528 per person per night

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