Kambaku River Sands

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel with 2 outdoor pools and free breakfast

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Kambaku River Sands

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2 outdoor pools
Property grounds
Luxury Suites | 1 bedroom, minibar, in-room safe
Luxury Suites | Bathroom | Separate tub and shower, towels

Overview of Kambaku River Sands



Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Room service
Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Enkhulu Gate, Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, 1380

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGreater Kruger National Park1 min walk

Room options

Luxury Suites

  • 388 sq ft
  • Resort view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

Timbavati Game Reserve

Kambaku River Sands is located in Timbavati Game Reserve. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Greater Kruger National Park and Orpen Gate, while Nyani Cultural Village and Mafunyani Cultural Village are cultural highlights.

What's nearby

  • Greater Kruger National Park - 1 min walk

Getting around

  • Hoedspruit (HDS) - 156 min drive

About this property

Kambaku River Sands

3.5-star hotel
Take advantage of free full breakfast, game and wildlife viewing, and a terrace at Kambaku River Sands. For some rest and relaxation, visit the sauna or steam room, and indulge in a manicure/pedicure, a facial, or a massage. In addition to a garden and a library, guests can connect to free WiFi in public areas.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Free self parking
  • A safari, a roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge), and 1 meeting room
  • Tour/ticket assistance, concierge services, and smoke-free premises
Room features
All guestrooms at Kambaku River Sands have comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like safes and minibars.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with separate tubs/showers
  • Balconies, communal kitchens, and daily housekeeping


Afrikaans, English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free self parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily
  • A bar/lounge
  • A restaurant

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Game drive
  • Game viewing
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Safari
  • Sauna
  • Steam room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Laundry facilities
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Tour and ticket assistance

Business services

  • Meeting room


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Facials
  • Manicures/pedicures
  • Massage
  • Spa treatment rooms


  • No elevator


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Minibar
  • Room service
  • Shared kitchen access

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Air conditioning
  • Safe

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 11 and younger are not allowed at this property; All guests older than 11 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Destination fee: ZAR 200 per accommodation, per stay
  • Additional fee: ZAR 190 per person, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

The additional mandatory fee covers a national park entrance fee.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Children 11 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Kambaku River Sands Lodge Hoedspruit
Kambaku River Sands Lodge Bushbuckridge
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Bushbuckridge Kambaku River Sands Lodge
Kambaku River Sands Lodge
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Kambaku River Sands Hotel
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Frequently asked questions

Does Kambaku River Sands have a pool?

Yes, this property has 2 outdoor pools.

Is Kambaku River Sands pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Kambaku River Sands?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Kambaku River Sands?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Kambaku River Sands?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Does Kambaku River Sands provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle.

Where is Kambaku River Sands located?

Situated in Timbavati Game Reserve, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Greater Kruger National Park and within 32 mi (52 km) of Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate and Nyani Cultural Village. Jessica the Hippo is 32.3 mi (52 km) away.




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10/10 Excellent

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Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Exceptionally good service !!
One of the best vacations ever. The team at Kambaku exceeded my expectations. Hotel Location - The room is breathtaking as its right in the middle of the jungle with animals walking all around. We felt super safe but the very fact that elephants were romping outside the rooms was great Food - Amazing food service. My wife does not eat red meat and they accommodated the requested very well by preparing a separate meal for her every day Staff - By far the best staff ever. They were very responsive and cared for the guest. The safari team is very seasoned and knows how to deal with animals and keep guests safe.

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Sensacional o lugar e o atendimento.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2017