Siviti Timbavati Plains

Siviti, formerly known as Thornybush River Lodge, is derived from the Xitsonga word Xiviti meaning intellectual.

Siviti’s land is named Timbavati Plains because historically the Lowveld area around the Timbavati River consisted of dense grass cover and trees. Previous fencing limited the movement of elephants, resulting in dense bush taking over the grass plains.  With the removal of the fences and opening of reserves, elephants can once again move freely returning the area to its previous glory. 

Set alongside the banks of the Timbavati river, you will enjoy private views of curious and thirsty animals, specifically elephants, whether overlooking the main deck rim-flow pool or from the shaded waters of your private plunge pool. It is because of this that we decided to make an ode and name our lodge and land after these beautiful and intelligent creatures. 

Siviti is wrapped in luxury amidst the untamed African bushveld, you will experience unsurpassed game viewing opportunities blended seamlessly with personalized service and prime amenities.​​

With only six private suites, including the superb two-suite Timbavati Villa, Siviti is limited to 12 guests, ensuring an intimate wilderness experience. With elegant furnishings in the main lodge and private suites, you will feel right at home from the moment you arrive! 

We have recently added an 8-sleeper Homestead to the Siviti offering. Whilst having the luxury of being in the bush, the Homestead offers an exclusive family-style experience.


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