By air Direct: Scheduled charters by Federal Air to Rockfig Safari Lodge.
By Air, via Hoedspruit: Daily flights between Johannesburg/Cape Town and Hoedspruit.
By Road: 45 min drive from Hoedspruit and 5.5 hour drive from Johannesburg
6 x Suites
ABOUT ROCKFIG SAFARI LODGE
The story of Rockfig has been some 20 years in the making. It began with a family falling in love with the lowveld during the mid-1990’s and many holidays later saw them purchase the farm in Timbavati that would become the grounds for the luxury South African safari lodge. Rockfig got its name from a member of the Big Five during a game drive on the newly purchased land. The family came across an unusually relaxed female – she seemed entirely unconcerned by their arrival on her turf, gazing at them impassively from the fork of a large tree. Her name, and that of her arboreal perch, were the same. A destination that’s as striking, beautiful and welcoming as this legendary leopard herself.
Spending time in Timbavati (30 000 acres of wilderness adjoining the iconic Kruger National Park) is always a nourishing experience, and this is reflective in the layout of the indoor areas at the lodge, just as much as in the menus with their emphasis on the locally grown ingredients. The open-plan kitchen is a favourite with children, who love to sit at the counter and watch their meals being prepared. The fireplace in the lounge is divine on a winters evening and subtle touches of opulence are throughout, including the chandelier which hangs above a 4m long table, which is perfect for shared meals and safari stories. Furniture is commissioned from local artisans, while the colours take inspiration from the Rockfig tree and the areas lichen spotted rocks.
The lodge features just six chalet-type suites, making it ideal for exclusive bookings for families or a group of friends. The elements of the reserve come through strongly in each room inspired by the purple and green hues of local birds and plants. Each suite expresses comfort and luxury by featuring both indoor and outdoor showers, a private veranda ideal for romantic candlelit dinners, a mini bar and bath. The aim is always to delight the guests but also an unmissable sense that it’s the natural beauty of the Timbavati bushveld that is the true hero.
Meals at Rockfig Safari Lodge let you experience the various flavours of Timbavati. With so many styles of dining on offer, from informal to the bushveld equivalent of silver service, to the plentiful venues throughout the lodge in which to enjoy them, no two meals are the same. If you are sharing the experience with your partner, opt for private dining on your veranda, if you have brought your kids let them watch the food being prepared in the kitchen. Alternatively, join your guide and fellow connoisseurs at a long table and share stories into the evening.
Game drives rank among the quintessential Timbavati experiences, and the guides and trackers at Rockfig Safari Lodge pride themselves on providing incredible, safe but close wildlife encounters. This is Big Five country, and the Rockfig trackers hail from the area enabling them to put their local knowledge to work to ensure the best possible viewing opportunities. Being out on safari is not just about the game, it is also a chance to appreciate the beauty of the area while stopping to enjoy a morning coffee or a sundowner in an especially scenic spot. Guided walking safaris are also a wonderful way to experience the Timbavati.
• Swimming Pool
• Spa treatments on request
• Various dining experiences
• En-suite bathroom
• Indoor shower and outdoor shower
• Mosquito Nets
• Mini bar
• In room safe
• Laundry included
ABOUT THE TIMBAVATI GAME RESERVE
Timbavati Nature Reserve shares a common unfenced border with the Kruger National Park allowing animals free range and ensuring guests to the area the opportunity to view the greatest diversity of wildlife that Africa has to offer. View the big game from open vehicles, on foot or from the comfort of your room as you experience timeless Africa.
Escape from the grind of daily life and succumb to the tranquil wilderness of the Timbavati Nature Reserve in the South African Lowveld. Here you can view the Big Five and other endangered species such as the Wild Dog and Cheetah in their natural environment.
All the big game is here including rhino, elephants, buffalo, zebras, antelopes, as well as leopard, lion, hyena. Bird watching is good particularly during the rainy season.