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.
The breathtaking Timbavati and Umbabat Private Nature Reserve is located in a conservation area, known as the Greater Kruger Park that stretches from Mpumalanga into the Limpopo province of South Africa. The Timbavati and Umbabat Private Nature Reserve shares an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park, which allows animal species to move freely between these expansive parks. Guests can therefore look forward to exceptional game viewing moments.
The region is easily accessible by air or road and is a six- to seven-hour drive from Johannesburg. The climate in this area is subtropical and rains fall during summer. The warmer months of the year roll in from October to March, whereas winter is from April to September. Generally speaking, daytime temperatures are pleasant, but mornings and evenings can be cool.
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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.
The rooms at Geiger’s Camp embody luxury in every sense of the word. They are spacious, well-appointed and include sophisticated finishes and furnishings, beyond what would be expected in a bushveld setting.
Giraffe’s Nest Hide: Overnight Experience
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.
Services & Facilities at Geiger's Camp
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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.
Geiger’s Camp Pool Terrace
Geiger’s Camp features its own, exclusive terrace with a pool and loungers for private use. Guests have the pleasure of being served by dedicated staff while absorbing the surrounding scenery in this relaxing space. The terrace overlooks the bush and affords guests glimpses of animals moving through their natural habitat.
Geiger’s Camp Lounge
The lounge – which leads out to the terrace, overlooking the surrounding bush – provides guests with a luxurious area in which to relax and take in the sights and sounds of nature. It is yet another private and comfortable spot from which guests can look out for animals basking in this stunning African environment.
Geiger’s Camp 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.
Timbavati and Umbabat Private Nature Reserve’s 15 000 hectares are unspoilt, showcasing the finest of Africa’s natural environment. This scenery as well as a range of activities, amenities and services can be enjoyed at Motswari Private Game Reserve for a complete game experience or simply, a relaxing breakaway.
Interactive morning and evening game drives in open game-viewing vehicles form part of the Nkomazi Private Game Reserve experience. These drives last up to three hours, and guests are served tea or coffee at sunrise and a sundowner at sunset. Viewing diverse flora, including the Barberton daisy and the Protea, also forms part of these journeys.
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.
Please note that the daily schedule is adjusted seasonally according to lodge management’s discretion and depending on seasonal changes. The months noted per season are merely an indication and may change without prior notice.
|(October – March)||(April – September)|
|05H00||06H00||Tea and coffee|
|05H30||06H30||Game drive departs|
|09H00||10H00||Game drive returns|
|Morning walk must be arranged with your guide before brunch|
|(Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays only|
|16H00||15H30||Game drive departs|
|19H30||19H00||Game drive returns|
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Motswari Private Game Reserve
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