Walkers Bush Villa is furnished with a variety of collectibles, handcrafted items, classic art pieces and opulent finishes. There are hints of Africa throughout the villa, with original Dylan Lewis sculptures and other artworks adorning secret nooks and crannies. Tall ceilings with rafters welcome you into the entrance lounge that is dominated by a chandelier and wall-to-floor artworks. This open area flows through to the patio and across the swimming pool and lawns; which means endless views from the moment you step into Walkers. Off-set from the main lounge is a smaller, relaxation lounge to the left and to the right, an indoor dining area.
The extensive patio, with its views of the wilderness beyond, is the ideal place to relax. There are a number of seating areas, couches and tables. The patio leads down into the pool area that rests on perfect lawns providing ample space for kids to run around. There is a boma area complete with campfire, and even an outdoor Sala for a spot of reading or yoga.
In terms of activities, there are daily game drives, bush walks, bush braais, bush breakfasts, sundowner sessions, and an array of children’s activities on offer. This a fully-catered place with a private chef that will arrange meals according to your needs - just perfect for small groups or families travelling together.
Walkers Bush Vila is located in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve on a family farm belonging to Howard and Ingrid Walker.
The Timbavati is a renowned nature reserve on Kruger Park’s western boundary, nestled between the Manyeleti in the south and the Klaserie in the north.
The reserve shares unfenced borders with the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve and the Kruger National Park, which means wildlife can roam freely throughout.
The camp is located about a 20 - 30 min drive from Hoedspruit, and is easily accessed from the Eastgate/Hoedspruit airport.
It is an easy drive from Johannesburg, which is about 5 hours away and the turn-off to the villa is practically at the entrance of the Timbavati Gate.
Coming into Hoedspruit
Turn right onto the R40 towards White River, and continue along this road (this road is also known as the Klaserie Road) until you see the turning off to the left for Eastgate Airport (There should be another sign that says Timbavati/Klaserie). Turn left here (Argyle) and after 300m you will go through a control gate and then head straight down directly to the Timbavati Game Reserve Gate (Enkhulu Gate).
17km later look out for Bush Pub & Inn on your left and Josmacs Bush Pub on your right hand side. In front of you now will be the new Timbavati Gate (Enkhulu Gate). Enter at the Timbavati Gate and tell the guards you are going to Walkers Bush Villa. Do not pay as the gate is on the Walkers property.
Once through the control gate turn immediately right at the sign “Walker” and follow the road.