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Saving the Safari

In South Africa, we pride ourselves on our wildlife. When recommending a fun activity for a tourist to do , the first thing that comes to mind is to go on a safari tour or stay at a safari lodge in order to have an authentically African experience. However , as a nation we have… Continue Reading

Why Not Team Build with Us?

In a world where the attention is always focused on making the client happy, businesses often forget about their valuable assets, their employees. Reasons Why Team Building Is Important Timbavati offers horse-back safaris, paintballing, hikes, game drives as well as a variety of cultural experiences. Activities create an open communication between employees and management. Team… Continue Reading

Seeing Animals, On Animals

You’d think that a seasoned horse rider for over fifteen years and an African for over twenty-six would have had the idea to go on a horseback safari a long time ago. I’m ashamed to say that I had no idea such an activity actually existed until it was recommended to me last year. Whilst… Continue Reading

Rumbling Giants

Elephants are intelligent, complex and beautiful with multifaceted and awe-inspiring behaviours and communication methods. Seeing these gentle giants in their natural habitat is a wonder to behold and something we believe everyone should have the opportunity to do. Physical Characteristics Elephants are the biggest and heaviest land-dwelling animal, with the second-largest teeth in the world.… Continue Reading

Your Safari Check List

A day out in the bush is a great way to get in touch with nature and have the experience of a lifetime, that you will treasure for the rest of your life. There is nothing like a day dedicated to spending time with wonderful people and truly appreciating the natural beauty of the African… Continue Reading

Biodiversity and the Importance of Game Reserves

Game reserves differ from national parks mainly in that they are privately owned. This often puts them in a better position to conduct preservation activities outside of the policy and budgetary restrictions of state run parks. This makes them some of the largest contributors to building a sustainable biodiversity; a stable ecosystem that can withstand… Continue Reading

Bush Wedding vs Beach Wedding

The South African scenery supplies to memorable outdoor weddings. If you are interested in waterside venues, then the coast provides endless options. For those who are looking for a uniquely African experience, there is no end of bush wedding venues on offer. In order to assist your decision whether a beach or bush wedding is… Continue Reading

Timbavati Safari Lodge. An interview with Kylie McGuirk.

Timbavati Safari Lodge does not disappoint. Combining native tradition with abundant comfort and making full use of the famous South African “one year summer” , the lodge, managed by Kylie McGuirk and her husband Ryan McGuirk, has become a destination of choice for the traveller seeking something memorable. The grand African elephant, cheeky hyenas and… Continue Reading

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