About the Homestay
We live on a small ranch between the most famous 5 star game lodges in the Greater Kruger Park.
Since our kids got married, their two outside apartments were standing empty, and we fixed them up for tourists.
This is not a commercial business, just our lovely retirement ranch we like to share with nice people. While we try to keep everything working and clean, there is absolutely no luxuries here, except the deafening silence and the amazing starscape.
The self catering rondawels feature a thatch roof, a kitchen, a large fridge, gas hotplate, bathroom with hot shower, bedroom with queen plus 3/4 beds, ceiling fan, air-cooler, and optional air-conditioner.
As the demand grew, we also built a romantic tent on the river.
Later we added the 4 bed two bedroomed tent for families.
Some wild animals roam around our place and we regularly hear lions, hyena, leopards, zebras and other wild animals. Monkeys visit us virtually every day. We can arrange big 5 game drives and full day Kruger safaris on open vehicles. We are 45Km from the Orpen gate of Kruger Park.
- Swimming Pool
- Pets Indoor
- Internet Access
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Non Smoking
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
The Timbavati is the original home of the famous white lions, and with all the 5 star lodges, the playground of the world's millionaires and movie stars.
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
We live in a nature park.
Fires are dangerous for the animals.
Make sure your small BBQ fire is out before going to bed.
We listen to many wild animal sounds at night. so-- no loud music or noise.
We have the most amazing starscape. No light pollution.
Smoking is not allowed.
Andre and his wife are very friendly and we had a marvelous time with them
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 250 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.