The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Timbavati Picnic Site, Kruger National Park

Afrikaans name: Timbavati Piekniekplek

Shady picnic sites are available

Timbavati Picnic Site in Kruger National Park

Photo © Steven Herbert


Timbavati is one of the best picnic sites in Kruger National Park. It is simple and doesn't have a shop but it is situated in a great game-viewing area and allows you to enjoy being close to nature.

The picnic site is popular with day visitors as well as those lucky folk staying in the park. For day visitors it is easily reached through Orpen Gate. It is a comfortable distance from both Satara and Olifants Camps.

The surrounding area is great for game viewing and Lions and Elephants are seen regularly. Burchell's Zebra and Giraffe are common in the area. The picnic site itslef attracts numerous species of birds as well as squirrels and Bushbuck.

One can hire gas cylinders and "skottels" to cook up a meal and cooldrinks are available from the attendent. There are toilet facilities.

Tables near the river bed

The picnic site is next to the Timbavati River

Photo © Steven Herbert

Timbavati Picnic site is the best in Kruger Park! Do you agree?

References and further reading

A site-by-site guide to trees in the Kruger National Park - Author: Marissa Greeff - Published: 2017 - Page: 172

Getaway - Vol 24 No 04 - Author: - Published: 2012 - Page: 40


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