Experience the true magic of the African bush at Bateleur Safari Camp. Designed to blend in with the wilderness, this luxurious tented camp is found in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve, in the heart of Big 5 country. The camp has been designed and constructed in such a way as to have minimal impact on the environment, and features eco-friendly facilities and amenities. The comfortable safari tents are spacious and airy, the canvas walls and roll-up flaps inviting the outdoors in. En-suite bathrooms, large beds with quality linen, and private decks that look out onto the bushveld make your tented room your own personal oasis in the wilderness. The main section of the camp is ideal for relaxing in between the guided activities on offer. Take a dip in the pool, sip on a drink from the bar, or relax with a book from the library, all while enjoying the views of the river and waterhole in front of the camp. The campfire area is a wonderful place to be at night, under the stars, surrounded by the bush, swapping stories with fellow guests and enjoying a delicious meal prepared by the chef.
The game-viewing is superb at Bateleur- it boasts regular sightings of the Big 5. Enjoy a traditional gamed drive safari in an open safari vehicle- or awaken your adventurous side by going on a guided bush walk, a truly unique and thrilling experience.

Why we like it

Eco-friendly; Excellent game-viewing; Luxurious accommodation; Genuine wilderness feel and atmosphere; Exceptional walking safaris; Suitable for families or couples

Quick Facts

Accommodation Type: Full Board
Rates from: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.
Camp Size: Medium
Max No of Guests: 16
Children Friendly: Yes
Minimum Age: 0

Grading and Accreditation

Star Grading: Not Graded
Green Rating Accreditation: No
Responsible Tourism Certified: No


Details Distance (Km) Travel Time (Min)
Nearest Town Hoedspruit50km1h
Nearest Major City Nelspruit190km3h
Nearest Major Airport Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport185km3h
Nearest Hospital Tzaneen170km2h15min.

Park / Reserve

Timbavati Nature Reserve Please click to view



Game Drive


Guided Walk


Night Drives
Rhino Tracking
Bushcraft and Survival Skills



Outdoor shower or bath
En-suite bathroom
Tea & Coffee Facilities
Mosquito Nets


Swimming pool
Laundry service
Study / library area

This Experience

Safari type

Big 5 Safari

Specialist Species

African Wild Dog
Big 5

Malaria area


Suitable for

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