Places To Visit In And Around Timbavati Game Reserve
With South Africa and the Kruger Park Game reserve so blessed with an abundance of amazing wildlife, you might forget that right under your nose are some of the most beautiful heritage sights and local towns that we have to offer. Timbavati and the Kruger Park itself are surrounded by these wonderful sights and are a must see when visiting the Kruger Park area.
Places of interest around the park:
- Blyde River Canyon – The Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve also known as the Motlatse Nature Reserve is situated in Mpumalanga and, with renowned viewing points such as God’s Window, offers some of the most spectacular views in Southern Africa. Activities range from hiking and swimming to scenic drives. Seek out the water-eroded Bourke’s Luck Potholes where visitors search for gold.
- Pilgrims Rest – The village of Pilgrim’s Rest is a town lost in time. Here you can walk in the footsteps of early gold prospectors and relive the glory days of pioneers, garter-wearing barmaids, and highway thieves. You can also stay overnight in a historic hotel and drink in a legendary bar.
- The Three Rondavels – Previously known as The Three Sisters, The Three Rondavels on Mpumalanga’s Panorama Route give a jaw-dropping view over the Blyde River Canyon. Shaped like traditional African beehive huts, the Three Rondavels form three huge pinnacles of rock rising high above the canyon below.
- Gods window – No pamphlet, website or travel magazine or app will prepare you for the unimaginable view from God’s Window, one of the most scenic vantage points in South Africa, situated along the Panorama Route in the Mpumalanga province. On a clear day, it is said you can see all the way to Mozambique, hundreds of kilometers away.
Staying at Timbavati Safari Lodge not only allows you to view and experience wildlife up close and personal but also gives you the opportunity to see some of South Africa’s most beautiful historical and scenic sights.