Timbavati Private Reserve

RockFig Safari Lodge


An intimate boutique-style bush experience

Set on 12,141 hectares of Mpumalanga wilderness in the heart of Timbavati Private Game Reserve, RockFig Safari Lodge offers an intimate, boutique bush experience.

Privately owned, the lodge consists of only six chalet-style suites, constructed of timber, stone and thatch to merge seamlessly with the natural surroundings. Each room is comfortably furnished, featuring indoor and outdoor showers, a private veranda and bath with a view out over the Timbavati bushveld. A sense of place comes through strongly, with the colour palette inspired by the purple and green hues of local birds and plants. The indoor communal area features an open-plan kitchen and furniture commissioned from local artisans. The spacious outdoor area contains a boma with a firepit, a sheltered lounge area and swimming pool with views of the waterhole.

Adjacent to the famous Kruger National Park, RockFig Safari Lodge is well situated for forays into the African wilds. Game drives let you explore in the comfort of a vehicle, while walking safaris put you right on the ground, trekking at your own pace. Satiate your appetite after a long day, with bush breakfast and dinner feasts, as well as safari-style meals back at this luxury South African safari lodge.


At a glance

  • Six suites

  • Outdoor showers

  • Swimming pool

  • Fire pit

Rock Fig Safari Lodge Timbavati bathroom view


  • Rock Fig Safari Lodge Timbavati game drive

    Game drives

    Enjoy exclusive use of a safari vehicle, with just four people to a car, so there’s plenty of room. Spot lions, rhinos, wild dogs, hippo and so much more; for those avid bird watchers there are 350 types of birds to spot, from Montagu’s harrier to the southern carmine bee-eater.

  • Rock Fig Safari Lodge Timbavati walking

    Walking safaris

    Available for guests aged 14 and older, embark on an expertly guided trek, taking a closer look at the local plants, insects and bird life.

Community & Culture

RockFig Safari Lodge employs local people and supports the local economy. Partnered with the Timbavati Foundation, RockFig Safari Lodge contributes to various initiatives such as teaching children the principles of sustainable gardening as well as the importance of wisely using resources and recycling.


The RockFig Safari Lodge team believes that conservation of the natural heritage of Timbavati must be a collaborative effort between ecotourism operators and local communities, with guests playing their part too. RockFig Safari Lodge is honoured to have the opportunity to contribute to programmes spearheaded by the Timbavati Foundation, from deterring rhino poachers to controlling fires.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

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  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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