Prime game-rich Timbavati
Bateleur offers 3,500 hectares of prime Timbavati game territory, with traversing over an additional 6,500 hectares. Its two camps are an excellent budget option. They provide a fabulous introduction to the bush, or a deeper immersion for those who have stayed in less rustic lodges.
Bateleur Main Camp is an eight-bed upmarket tented operation, ideal for couples, singles and groups of 2-8 people looking for a high quality private reserve experience at a reasonable price. Daily morning and afternoon-evening guided game drives in an open safari vehicle are complemented by optional bush walks.
Intimate main camp
Bateleur Main Camp offers four comfortable safari tents with a unique design. Each thatched A-frame tent has canvas sides with large windows, fixed mosquito screens, roll-down flaps, and a bathroom with shower, sink and flush toilet. Power is solar, and is used for fans and recharging cameras.
Wood-fired private outdoor showers are provided. A chemical-free swimming pool is is next to a central boma where food is prepared by the chef on the open fire.
Something more rustic
Bateleur Mobile Camp is a very rustic tented safari camp for 4-18 people which is pitched in a different location for each group. Each group has exclusive use of open safari vehicles and guide and tracker teams. You can choose to drive or walk as much as you want.
Adventure bow tents
Adventure bow tents are pitched directly onto the ground. Each is 2.1m square (6’8″) and sleeps two comfortably on thick camping mattresses. Bedding and towels are supplied. Two communal 3-sided bucket showers with heated water are provided, with 2 bush toilets. Open sides face out into the bush for privacy and to enjoy the view.
Meals cooked on fire
Wholesome, basic meals are prepared over the open fire by bush camp staff, enjoyed on folding camp chairs, either under the stars around the fire or under the canvas dining area in the event of rain.
Back to basics activities
The emphasis at both camps is back-to-nature with lots of physical activity and fresh air. There is a focus on education, bushcraft skills and interpretation, with the Guides providing a wealth of information to enrich your adventure.
This wilderness area boasts the Big Five, a large diversity of antelope species, the entire range of smaller predators, over 500 bird species, and a tremendous diversity of reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.