Timbavati Game Reserve, Mpumalanga, Luxury South African Safari
Privacy, elegance with a hint of rustic charm, and a great sense of tranquillity, this is what guests can look forward to at Geiger’s Camp.
An opulent African adventure is in store, in the Timbavati and Umbabat Private Nature Reserve. Perched on a ridge, this hideaway boasts
panoramic views of the Nhlaralumi River and Big Five terrain.
Geiger’s Camp was originally a traditional family house and thus maintains a homely atmosphere, beyond its luxuriousness. Walls are decorated
with stunning artworks, painted by owner, Marion Geiger-Orengo, brining the splendour of the outdoors inside.
An exclusive hideaway built from rock and stone, Geiger’s Camp comprises four private rooms, each with its own private deck overlooking the bush.
This camp is ideally suited to families or small groups of up to six persons travelling together. Each room has been uniquely and tastefully styled by owner, Marion Geiger-Orengo along with Cape Town interior decorator, David Strauss, bringing together an eclectic mix of furniture and décor.
The camp’s main deck has a private oval infinity pool with uninterrupted views of the bush, but guests are also able to make use of the Main Camp’s facilities, only two kilometres away.
Dining at Motswari Private Game Reserve is a unique African experience, with a hint of fine dining flair.
Meals are taken either at a scenic location out on the trail with one of the highly-trained guides or in the lounge area and, depending on the
season, evenings can be spent dining in the bush or inside the open-air boma, a traditional meeting-place.
Meals are accompanied by an award-winning selection of Southern African wines.
Visits to Motswari Main Camp and Geiger’s Camp (as well as the Giraffe’s Nest Hide) are inclusive of brunch, high tea (late lunch) and dinner.
Bush breakfasts are specially arranged on occasion. A romantic dinner for two may also be experienced, when staying at Giraffe’s Nest Hide.
OPEN AIR BOMA
Lanterns and a controlled fire pit set an alluring atmosphere at the private, open-air boma, located at Geiger’s Camp. Indigenous vegetation and African décor
further add an inviting touch to this sophisticated dining area, which includes only a handful of tables – each one attractively laid, with great attention to detail.
Geiger’s Camp includes a private infinity pool which is exclusively available to the camp’s guests. The swimming pool is conveniently located on the terrace, just beyond the camp’s rooms, and offers direct views over the bush. Artistic loungers, outdoor tables and chairs, and large cushions around the pool create a welcoming environment. Geiger’s Camp guests are also free to make use of the pool located at Motswari Private Game Reserve’s main camp.
Outstanding game viewing opportunities are taken in from the vantage point of an open Land Rover on morning and evening game drives. These experiences are led by professional field guides and trackers who share valuable insight into the wild.
A private vehicle and guide can be arranged for a minimum of four guests, at an extra cost per day. This is inclusive of two game drives per day.
The finest of nature’s details are discovered on the reserve’s special guided safari walks, which can be arranged on request after the morning game drive and breakfast. This experience is led by a professional guide and provides guests with the opportunity to view small fauna and flora from a unique perspective.
SAFARI INTEREST TALKS
Fascinating information, covering various topics, is shared by the reserve’s experienced game rangers in a relaxed environment. Guests are also able to pose questions and learn more about the exquisite environment in which they find themselves. This discussion takes place over a lovely high tea, which includes a wonderful range of eats.
GIRAFFE’S NEST HIDE:
A short game-drive away from Main Camp, a private under the stars experience for two awaits. At this special location, overlooking the Xanatsi Dam, guests staying at Main Camp or Geiger’s Camp have the opportunity to be treated to a luxury tree-house sleep out, at an additional cost. Open-air viewing of the skies is possible, yet the room is completely secure and extremely private, and can be covered with a retractable canvas roof.
Guests are escorted to the dam by a guide, shortly before sunset, and are then left to enjoy the tranquillity and privacy of this amazing location until the following morning. Drinks and a delicious simple dinner will be provided. Adding to the comfort of this location, an eco-bathroom is available upstairs so there is no need for guests to leave the platform above the landscape.
• Children under the age of sixteen are only permitted when the camp is booked for exclusive use
• Children must be older than sixteen to participate in game drives
• Children may join on game drives at the guide’s discretion
• Persons must be sixteen years or older to participate in bush walks
• Persons must be eighteen years or older for the Giraffe’s Nest Hide overnight experience
All photos / info supplied with permission by Geiger’s Camp / Newmark Hotels