Ideal for camper vans, campers and backpackers. Timbali offers a number of large, well laid out, grassed, terraced campsites, most sites having electric points. The central ablution block is serviced with electrically heated water for baths and showers, water bourne sanitation and 230V light points.
The Mlilwane Rest Camp is found in the southern corner of the reserve. The informal camping ground is situated under an impressive, mature Eucalyptus forest. There are no individual camps sites, but a few scattered concrete tables and one electric power point. Communal ablutions equipped with showers, toilets, washbasins and laundry basins. There is a bath and additional toilets in the day visitor's ablution block.
The main campsite includes 15 sites each with barbeque facilities, and an ablution block. For backpackers, there are 18 primitive campsites, each campsite consisting of a clearing in the bush near water. the reserve has a comprehensive network of approximately 200 km of hiking trails. Trails are marked with stone cairns and low impact trail signs. Hikers are provided with the opportunity to purchase detailed trail maps and a hiking guidebook.
Siphiso camp suitable for caravans or camping and consists of a thatched ablution building with showers, baths, toilets and washbasins, and a very large lawned area with taps and braai places. Shade is provided by indigeneous trees and 2 thatched summer houses. Picnicking is facilitated at various attractive sites.
There is a spacious camping ground at Ndlovu with a fair amount of grass and trees. There is a communal kitchen / laundry and toilet block with running water and flush toilets, as well as an open air shower with hot water provided by a "donkey" system (water pumped into a drum which is suspended over a wood fire to heat the water. The heated water then flows through to the taps).