Conservation Levies

The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve is embarking on an initiative to increase conservation revenue through sustainable tourism. 

This strategy was developed through a joint effort of the commercial operations within the Timbavati, as a means to provide the reserve with a more significant income from commercial tourism. This comes at a time when our wilderness areas are under greater threat than ever before, with exponential increases in security costs to combat wildlife crime.

Conservation Levy Costs:


  • Fully Inclusive Lodges:
    • Adults: R328 per person per day
    • Children under 12 years: R164 per child per day
  • Self Catering Camps:
    • R70 per person per day (regardless of age)


  • Fully Inclusive Lodges:
    • Adults: R368 per person per day
    • Children under 12 years: R184 per child per day
  • Self Catering Camps:
    • R92 per person per day (regardless of age)

Private Road levy (2018): R140 per vehicle (payable at the control gate)

Please note the following:

  • Your levies may be included in the cost of your accommodation. Please check with the lodge or your travel agent.
  • The 2018 conservation levy applies to ALL bookings made from 1 September 2017. If bookings were made for 2018 prior to this period, the old conservation levy applies.
  • There is NO special rate for South African citizens or citizens of SADC countries.

What is the conservation levy used for?

  1. The Conservation Levy is used entirely in the funding of the operational activities of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve.
  2. 10% of all Conservation Levy income is used for community development projects through the Timbavati Foundation.