Machaton Private Camp in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve
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  • Property TypeGame Lodge
  • Guests6
  • Rooms/Units3
  • Minimum Stay2 Nights

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Machaton Private Camp is a highly recommended Limpopo game lodge providing a wildlife experience for discerning tourists visiting Valley of the Olifants.

About Machaton Private Camp

Machaton Private Camp can be found in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve which forms part of the Greater Kruger Park.

At Machaton Private Camp you can enjoy a fabulous bush experience and encounter a variety of wildlife species including the Big Five. We offer exceptional game viewing within Machaton Private Camps extensive tract of over 1200 hectares of unspoilt wilderness.

At a Glance

  • All meals included
  • All of the Big 5
  • Guided game drives included
  • Safari / bush walks by arrangement
  • Conservation fee applicable


The camp consists of a communal lounge, kitchen and covered verandah, as well as 3 individual luxury suites. Each suite offers a large en-suite bedroom with a King-size bed, a day room with a large day bed, a bathroom with an outdoor shower and an extensive private terrace.

Privacy is guaranteed thanks to the careful placement of the suites and privacy walls, ensuring a tranquil and intimate stay.

All suites have air-conditioning, a mini bar with snacks, coffee / tea making facilities, electric blankets in winter and a hairdryer.

Your stay includes accommodation, all standard meals, two game drives per day and selected drinks.

Additional Facilities

During the day you can enjoy relaxing in the lounge or bar area or outside near the plunge pool that overlooks the dry river bed. Sit outside and sip on a cocktail while admiring the wildlife at the Nhlaralumi River.

Machaton Private Camp also offer spa treatments and there is Wi-Fi available.

Please Note

Kindly take note there is a compulsory Timbavati Private Game Reserve conservation fee of R 328.00 per person per day which can be prepaid with the lodge and the Timbavati vehicle entrance fee of R 140.00 per vehicle payable on arrival. Rates are subject to change without prior notification.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Air-conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Garden(s)
  • Health spa
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room
  • Room service


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Luxury Suite

Three luxury suites in an intimate and secluded safari setting. Each suite offering a large en-suite bedroom, bathroom with an outdoor shower, queen-sized daybed, and a large terrace.

  • Air-conditioning  
  • Bathrobes  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Hairdryer  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Mini- / courtesy bar  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Safe for valuables  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Qty: 3
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Luxury Accommodation
All standard meals
Two game drives per day
Selected drinks (selected spirits, house wines, local beers and soft drinks).
Emergency Medical Response and Emergency Medical Evacuation Insurance.

Other drinks (see above*)
Private transfers
Gratuities, laundry service, other items of a personal nature
Timbavati Conservation Levy which may be paid at the lodge (subject to change), and the vehicle entry fee of R160 only payable at the Timbavati Control Gate (price subject to change).

Guest Reviews

1 Review from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

We visited Machaton Camp for 3 days. We were only six people so we took over the camp and all three of the suites. So because we were the only guests it was a very very special time for us as a family. The staff was great, the food superb and the suites with your own private terrace and plunge pool to cool off in. The game drives were a very special experience, the guide did a great job and was very professional. it was the highlight of our YEAR!

March 2019

Henk (KC, Missouri)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 13h00
Check-out by 10h00 to 11h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyVisa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since July 2017

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