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Where is Walkers River Camp located?

 

Walkers River Camp is an exclusive-use and family-friendly safari camp in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger. It is just a 15-minute drive from Hoedspruit airport, but you’ll arrive on some of the most active wildlife-filled plains of the Timbavati - one of the many reasons we love it.

 

The open plan (and open air) living area at Walkers River Camp, Timbavati. 
The open plan (and open air) living area at Walkers River Camp, Timbavati. 

What is the Walkers River Camp safari experience about?

 

Walkers River Camp is about creating a private safari experience for an exclusive group of friends or a family in the Greater Kruger, which is Big Five wildlife territory. This lodge is one of the best value-for-money safari getaways in the BHS portfolio - a place we rate highly as a destination for family and friends looking for a private safari lodge with exclusive use of the whole camp. 

 

Walkers River Camp is family-friendly, and the experience can be what you make it. It is a self-catering safari camp, so you can cook and braai yourself, or we’ll arrange a private chef for your stay who will cater a personally tailored menu during your stay. (We work with a handful of experienced safari chefs who we trust to deliver a dining experience in the bush as elaborately or as simply as you like!)

 

South African guests love Walkers River Camp because it feels like a relaxed bush home that has a sense of nostalgia and comfort. It is informal, inviting, relaxing, and you have the freedom to create your own schedule, sit around the fire, listen to the night come alive, and enjoy extended bush time.

Five air-conditioned bungalows provide a luxurious place to rest your head at the end of the day. 
Five air-conditioned bungalows provide a luxurious place to rest your head at the end of the day. 

 

International guests love it because it delivers on the dream – dense and diverse wildlife viewing, the iconic African sunset on the plains, very knowledgeable guides who track, teach, and translate incredible info about the wilderness. Follow the Giraffe Pride of over 20 lions, meet resident leopards, and settle in to watch elephant, buffalo, giraffe and nyala passing through the riverbed in front of Walkers River Camp.

The Giraffe pride spotted while on safari at Walkers River Camp, Timbavati.
The Giraffe pride spotted while on safari at Walkers River Camp, Timbavati. 

 

Why do we love Walkers River Camp as an exclusive-use safari lodge? 

 

Walkers River Camp has a lot of family history. It is an owner-run camp with generations behind its name. There has been plenty of love, quality time, and personal dedication that has gone into the integrity of the environment, and the quality and comfort of the camp. Guests at Walkers River Camp will feel touched by the personal influence and family stories of a much-loved safari camp that is still a part of the family. 

 

At Walkers River Camp you’ll have a private guide, tracker, and a game drive vehicle exclusively available to your group. This is a massive value-add, giving you the opportunity to have the full attention of a knowledgeable and experienced guide, which adds layers and depth to your safari experience. All aspects of your guiding and catering experience can be curated by BHS, using our unique network of professional guides and talented safari chefs.

Enjoy having your own private vehicle, guide and tracker - allowing you to explore at your own pace.
Enjoy having your own private vehicle, guide and tracker - allowing you to explore at your own pace. 

 

Sundowners on the plains will blow you away - it is an unexpected add-on and showcases the extraordinary location of Walkers River Camp. We love this investment in the guest experience. This very special sunset setup brings enormous added value that is so difficult to replicate anywhere else. Expect everything from passing elephants to curious hyenas emerging in the golden light… 

An iconic African sunset over the plains at Walkers River Camp, Timbavati.
An iconic African sunset over the plains at Walkers River Camp, Timbavati. 

  

What amenities does Walkers River Camp have? 

 

  • Fully equipped kitchen, pantry, two fridge-freezers, and a chest freezer.
  • Gas stove and electric oven. 
  • A generator which supports essential electrics in case of a power outage.
  • WiFi available at the main lodge area, which includes dining table, lounge, bar, and kitchen.
  • Air-conditioning and fans in all bedrooms.
  • Five separate suites, including one family room with convenient bed arrangements for parents and kids.
  • Bath tubs and outdoor showers in bedrooms. 
  • Boma with fire pit for campfire chats, dinner setups in the boma next to the fire. The heart of the camp.
  • Large swimming pool and sun loungers on the lawn.
  • Fenced garden for family safety and peace of mind during the day.
  • Fireplace in the lounge for chilly nights spent under cover rather than open-air.
  • Camp enclosed with perimeter fence, including the lawn and swimming pool, all overlooking the riverbed in front of camp.

 

A personal note on Walkers River Camp:

 

BHS has booked many-time repeat visitors at Walkers River Camp – and many have been personally and privately guided by Brett for years. We take first-time safari goers and we take repeat guests back again and again by popular demand. We celebrate birthdays, team workshops, family getaways, and special occasions here. 

 

Quality time with a local legend - the male leopard that goes by the name of Ntsongwaan.
Quality time with a local legend - the male leopard that goes by the name of Ntsongwaan. 

Our relationship with the camp, the owners, and the staff members make this one of our top recommended exclusive-use safari camps. So much is possible, from special treatment and services, to extra care and investment in creating the dream safari setup.

How to book at Walkers River Camp:

Availability at Walkers River Camp is limited and getting a booking can be a challenge, often requiring 12 months notice for key dates and popular family holidays.

We are in direct communication with the lodge and have access to the booking calendar far in advance - plus we are notified of cancellations and special offers available to the inner circle. So if you are interested in securing a spot for a family safari at Walkers, get in touch as soon as possible on hello@bhs-safari.co.