Machaton Private Camp

hoedspruit, south africa

From $592/night
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From $592/night
  • air conditioning
  • airport transfers
  • bar / lounge
  • bath products
  • bedding
  • bedside lighting
  • community pool
  • concierge
  • electric blankets
  • electricity
  • fire extinguisher
  • first-aid kit
  • front desk
  • hair dryer
  • housekeeping
  • lounge areas
  • mini bar
  • mosquito nets
  • patio / deck
  • restaurant
  • robes
  • running water
  • safe - in room
  • security
  • shower
  • shuttle service
  • slippers / in-room shoes
  • spa
  • towels
  • turndown service
  • all-inclusive
  • game drives
  • massage
  • safari tours
  • wildlife observing
  • All-inclusive

  • Check-in

    1:00 PM

  • Check-out

    11:00 AM

  • Taxes

    VAT 15% Included.

  • Gift Cards

    Not available at this property

  • Included in the Rates

    Accommodation, all standard meals, two game drives per day, selected drinks (selected spirits, house wines, local beers and soft drinks). Emergency Medical Response and Emergency Medical Evacuation Insurance.

  • Gratuity

    Not included, but appreciated.

  • Other Fees

    Conservation Levy & Vehicle Entrance Fee of $2

  • Parking

    Included on-site.

  • Cellular Signal

    Limited

  • Wi-Fi Signal

    Strong

  • Minimum Age for Children

    12

  • Additional Guests

    Rates based on per person.

  • Suggested items to bring with you

    Personal Items

  • Reservation and Cancellation Policy

    All canceled reservations received 61 or more days prior to arrival are subject to a 10% cancellation penalty. 

    Reservations canceled within 60 days of the scheduled arrival date are subject to a 25% penalty.

    Reservations canceled within 30 days of the scheduled arrival date are subject to a 75% penalty.

    Reservations canceled within 15 days of the scheduled arrival date are subject to a 100% penalty and are responsible for the entire stay and will forfeit all payments.

  • Pet Policy

    Pets are not allowed at this property.

How Do I Get There?

Machaton Private Camp is a six to seven-hour drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria. From Johannesburg take the N12 to Witbank/Emalahleni and continue on the N4. From Pretoria, take the N4 to Witbank. Follow the N4 and turn left to Belfast (off-ramp R33/R540). Once in Belfast, turn right into Voortrekker Street and continue straight with the R540 to Dullstroom. Drive straight through Dullstroom and continue to Lydenburg/Mashishing on the R540. At the T-junction, turn left into Lydenburg/Mashishing into Viljoen Street (R36). Turn left again into Voortrekker Street. Turn right into De Clercq Street and follow the R36 through Ohrigstad. After the Abel Erasmus pass, the R36 turns left to Tzaneen. Do not turn left here but continue straight on the R527 to Hoedspruit. In Hoedspruit, continue straight. After the bridge crossing the railway line, turn right at the four-way stop and continue the R40 for another 6,4 km. Turn left onto the Timbavati/Eastgate Airport road and go through the Control Gate after approximately 200m. Continue straight for about another 18km until you reach the control gate of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Here you will be required to pay a vehicle entrance fee of R140 per vehicle (subject to change). There is also a Timbavati Conservation fee of R200 per person (subject to change), which is payable at the lodge or can be prepaid.

Keep your permit, as the Lodge will issue you with an exit permit when you leave the reserve. Continue straight for approximately 26 km (speed limit of 50km/hour) and pass the Ndlopfu sign on your left. Shortly after this, you will see a dam on the right-hand side. After this, turn right onto a gravel road at the Machaton Private Camp’s sign. The GPS co-ordinates for the turn-off as follows: S 24°12, 20.2’ E 31°19,24.2. Carefully follow the Machaton Private Camp signs on the trees for approximately 5 km to the lodge. (Please do not go to Leadwood Camp). On the way you will be crossing a low water bridge. On departure from the lodge, please follow the tracks marked exit and turn onto the tar road to the Enkhulu Gate.

Note: From Hoedspruit, it takes another hour to the lodge because of the speed limits in the reserve. Entry at Enkhulu Gate after 17:30 requires prior arrangement.

Please do not arrive at the lodge late, as you will then miss the afternoon/evening game drive and lunch, which are not served later than 16h00

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Machaton Private Camp is an intimate and exclusive camp offering a secluded and private safari experience and is situated within the world renowned and breathtakingly beautiful Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger Park. Next, to owning a private safari lodge, there is not a more private way to enjoy a safari in the Timbavati.

The camp consists of the main building which features a lounge, kitchen and covered verandah, as well as 3 individual luxury suites. Each suite offers a large en suite bedroom, a well-appointed bathroom with an outdoor shower, a dayroom with a sumptuous daybed and a large terrace, allowing guests to either enjoy the main areas together or retreat in private to the suite.

Privacy is guaranteed thanks to the careful placement of the suites and privacy walls, ensuring a tranquil and intimate stay.

Machaton Private Camp may be booked either on a per suite basis or a sole-use basis and includes a field guide & tracker, butler, chef, housekeeper and groundman.

Safaris are conducted in Machaton Private Camp’s private 4x4 vehicle.

The lodge facilities available for guest use include a game-viewing terrace overlooking the river, plunge pool with views of the Nhlaralumi River, covered lounge area with a selection of books and board games, limited Wi-Fi connectivity and in-room spa treatments.

Machaton Private Camp

Glamping Types

  • Villas

Great For

  • couples
  • families
  • honeymoon
  • large groups
  • romantic
  • small groups

Setting

  • eco-reserve
  • luxury
  • safari

Total Accommodations

  • 3

Minimum Night Stay

  • 2

Rates Based On

  • per person on double occupancy

Best time to visit

Open: Year-round

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Accommodations

  • Luxury Suite

    From $7950/night
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  • Amenities
    • air conditioning
    • airport transfers
    • bar / lounge
    • bath products
    • bedding
    • bedside lighting
    • community pool
    • concierge
    • electric blankets
    • electricity
    • fire extinguisher
    • first-aid kit
    • front desk
    • hair dryer
    • housekeeping
    • lounge areas
    • mini bar
    • mosquito nets
    • patio / deck
    • restaurant
    • robes
    • running water
    • safe - in room
    • security
    • shower
    • shuttle service
    • slippers / in-room shoes
    • spa
    • towels
    • turndown service
  • Experiences
    • all-inclusive
    • game drives
    • massage
    • safari tours
    • wildlife observing
  • Dining Options
    • All-inclusive

  • Policies
    • Check-in

      1:00 PM

    • Check-out

      11:00 AM

    • Taxes

      VAT 15% Included.

    • Gift Cards

      Not available at this property

    • Included in the Rates

      Accommodation, all standard meals, two game drives per day, selected drinks (selected spirits, house wines, local beers and soft drinks). Emergency Medical Response and Emergency Medical Evacuation Insurance.

    • Gratuity

      Not included, but appreciated.

    • Other Fees

      Conservation Levy & Vehicle Entrance Fee of $2

    • Parking

      Included on-site.

    • Cellular Signal

      Limited

    • Wi-Fi Signal

      Strong

    • Minimum Age for Children

      12

    • Additional Guests

      Rates based on per person.

    • Suggested items to bring with you

      Personal Items

    • Reservation and Cancellation Policy

      All canceled reservations received 61 or more days prior to arrival are subject to a 10% cancellation penalty. 

      Reservations canceled within 60 days of the scheduled arrival date are subject to a 25% penalty.

      Reservations canceled within 30 days of the scheduled arrival date are subject to a 75% penalty.

      Reservations canceled within 15 days of the scheduled arrival date are subject to a 100% penalty and are responsible for the entire stay and will forfeit all payments.

    • Pet Policy

      Pets are not allowed at this property.

  • Location

    How Do I Get There?

    Machaton Private Camp is a six to seven-hour drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria. From Johannesburg take the N12 to Witbank/Emalahleni and continue on the N4. From Pretoria, take the N4 to Witbank. Follow the N4 and turn left to Belfast (off-ramp R33/R540). Once in Belfast, turn right into Voortrekker Street and continue straight with the R540 to Dullstroom. Drive straight through Dullstroom and continue to Lydenburg/Mashishing on the R540. At the T-junction, turn left into Lydenburg/Mashishing into Viljoen Street (R36). Turn left again into Voortrekker Street. Turn right into De Clercq Street and follow the R36 through Ohrigstad. After the Abel Erasmus pass, the R36 turns left to Tzaneen. Do not turn left here but continue straight on the R527 to Hoedspruit. In Hoedspruit, continue straight. After the bridge crossing the railway line, turn right at the four-way stop and continue the R40 for another 6,4 km. Turn left onto the Timbavati/Eastgate Airport road and go through the Control Gate after approximately 200m. Continue straight for about another 18km until you reach the control gate of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Here you will be required to pay a vehicle entrance fee of R140 per vehicle (subject to change). There is also a Timbavati Conservation fee of R200 per person (subject to change), which is payable at the lodge or can be prepaid.

    Keep your permit, as the Lodge will issue you with an exit permit when you leave the reserve. Continue straight for approximately 26 km (speed limit of 50km/hour) and pass the Ndlopfu sign on your left. Shortly after this, you will see a dam on the right-hand side. After this, turn right onto a gravel road at the Machaton Private Camp’s sign. The GPS co-ordinates for the turn-off as follows: S 24°12, 20.2’ E 31°19,24.2. Carefully follow the Machaton Private Camp signs on the trees for approximately 5 km to the lodge. (Please do not go to Leadwood Camp). On the way you will be crossing a low water bridge. On departure from the lodge, please follow the tracks marked exit and turn onto the tar road to the Enkhulu Gate.

    Note: From Hoedspruit, it takes another hour to the lodge because of the speed limits in the reserve. Entry at Enkhulu Gate after 17:30 requires prior arrangement.

    Please do not arrive at the lodge late, as you will then miss the afternoon/evening game drive and lunch, which are not served later than 16h00

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