The Selati Game Reserve was proclaimed as a conservancy in 2003 and added more than 30.000 ha to the greater Kruger Park area.
The reserve is typical of the savannah grassland biome, with six different veld types offering a great diversity of habitats that support 26 species of large mammal.
The area within which the Reserve lies, is perhaps best known for its indigenous Sable Antelope herds. It is close to the Murchison range and the mineral ore deposits of Phalaborwa, which are amongst the largest in the world.
The Timbavati Reserve forms part of the Greater Kruger Park and lies nestled between the Kruger National Park on the east, the Klaserie and Umbabat Private Nature Reserves in the north and the Thornybush Private Nature Reserve in the west. The Reserve is also home to the famous white lions.
There are no fences between the Timbavati and the Kruger National Park which allows free movement of wildlife between the Reserves. The world-famous Kruger National Park is a conservation area of more than 2.000.000 ha (over 5 million acres).