Royal Legend General Information
Children are welcome, however children under the age of six years are not permitted on Game Drives. Cognisance must be taken of the fact that Royal Legend Safari Lodge & Spa is unfenced and extra precautions need to be taken to ensure the safety of children.
The Timbavati Nature Reserve, came into existence in July 1956, when a group of conservationist – minded people who owned game farms on the Western boundary of the Kruger National Park, cam together to form the Timbavati Association.
The size of the reserve covers about 60000 hectares of pristine African Bush, part of the world famous Greater Kruger National Park. The Kruger itself is a further 2 million hectares in size, which is about the same size as Israel or Wales. In the early 1990’s the boundary fence between the Kruger and the adjacent private reserves namely, Timbavati, Sabi Sands, Klaserie, Umbabaat, and Manyaleti was removed to create the Greater Kruger Park, covering an area of 2.2 million hectares.
The Greater Kruger has been zoned into 35 different landscape types. A landscape is defines as an area with a specific geomorphology climate, soil and vegetation, together with the associated fauna. Royal Legend Safari Lodge and Spa falls into a landscape zoned as:
Combretum SPP (Bushwillow), / Colophospermum Mopane Woodland. The underlying rock is mainly Granite and Gneiss intersected by numerous intrusions of Dolerite. The terrain is undulating with Sandy soils.
The altitude varies between 300 meters and 500 meters. The climate is temperate with hot summers and cool winter with frost as an exception in the low – lying areas.
The altitude varies between 300 meters and 500 meters. The climate is temperate with hot summers and cool winter with frost as an exception in the low – lying areas. Rainfall varies between 450mm and 550mm per year.
What to take
Jackets for evenings, Mosquito repellant, Hat, Sun screen, Binoculars, camera, batteries & comfortable walking shoes..
Please note that this is a Malaria Low Risk area. Both personal protection methods and anti-malarial medication are recommended. Personal protection measures include the use of an appropriate insect repellent containing Di-ethyl Toluamide (DEET). The wearing of clothing to conceal as much of the body as practical, sleeping under mosquito nets, and the spraying of spleeping quarters with a suitable Pyrethroid containing insecticide.