This 3-day safari in the exclusive Klaserie area of the Greater Kruger National Park introduces you to the best of the spectacular African bush and amazing wildlife.
Staying at an environmentally-conscious Eco Camp, you can be assured of making as little impact on this incredible environment as is possible.
With early morning, late afternoon and evening game drives, you are sure to be entranced by the huge range of bird- and wildlife - including the Big Five - that this area has to offer.
Add in the option of walking safaris and you'll get to experience everything the African bush has to offer - sights, sounds and smells. You can't get closer to nature than this.
The perfect safari experience for those without much time!
Our guests are collected from the Centurion Gautrain Station, or the O. R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, and then we head out for our rendezvous near Hoedspruit. Here we are collected and transferred to our Eco Tree Camp. Lunch is served when we arrive at our camp and then we embark on the first of our exciting game drives which ends in the early evening.
On our return to camp there is time for to freshen up before dinner, which is served in true African safari style. Guests eat together in a lantern-lit boma around a huge campfire under a canopy of stars.
Our Eco Camp is situated in the private Klaserie Nature Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park, an unfenced area of over 20 000 sq km.
Being a private reserve means that staying in Klaserie Nature Reserve is an exclusive privilege only enjoyed by a few. There are never more than 10 guests at our private camp and the 5 tree-houses, with en-suite bathrooms, are situated to allow for maximum privacy for all guests.
Imagine a bedroom that looks out over a canopy of trees, in a wood, thatch and canvas chalet with a private balcony, offering views across the vast plains, where animals roam. Our Eco Camp has been designed on sound environmental principles to ensure there is as little impact on the environment as possible.
You can safely experience the wonder of the African bush at this camp, knowing that you are not upsetting the delicate balance of nature!
As is traditional on safari, we are woken early and after coffee and a light breakfast we set out for our morning game drive in open sided safari vehicles. The spectacular sights and sounds of Africa waking up have to be seen to be believed.
This is the best time for game viewing as the animals are most active at this time of day. They are usually found at waterholes having an early morning drink or feeding in the bush. Once the day starts heating up they gravitate to the shade for a siesta. We return to camp around 09h00 for a welcome breakfast. This is followed by an optional bush walk with experienced, well trained guides and Shangaan trackers.
This is a great opportunity to experience the real Africa - the sights, the sounds, the aromas. The guides are fountains of knowledge and more than happy to impart this, to enhance your experience.
If you prefer the time before the evening game drive may be spent relaxing at camp, reading, taking a dip in the pool and working on that tan.
After a light lunch we depart later in the afternoon on the evening game drive. As the sun sets we stop for sundowners and snacks and then our tracker takes us in search of nocturnal creatures with the aid of a powerful spotlight. This is the time for spotting leopards, aardvarks, bat-eared foxes and hyenas.
Because there is a limited number of camps in the Klaserie there is a limited number of guests, so more than likely you will have the reserve to yourselves. The animals have become accustomed to the safari vehicles, allowing us to safely move within 5 to 10 metres of them. On our return to camp there is time for a drink at the bar, before dinner is served at 20h00. After dinner we gather around the campfire, under spectacular African skies to relive the events of the day.
This private reserve, which covers over 60 000 hectares, forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. Animals move freely over the whole area of the reserve as it is unfenced, which means there is a huge diversity of animals, including Africa's Big Five.
Animals you may see include giraffe, zebra, warthog, a variety of buck, hyena, primates and the nocturnal wild dog, cheetah, civet and bat eared fox. There are hundreds of different species of birds, including vultures, eagles, starlings and shrikes.
An NGO (non-governmental organisation) runs the reserve. They strive to keep the area pristine, protecting both the fauna and flora. Several projects are run by the reserve in an effort to reduce human impact on the environment and ensure the survival of the indigenous species. The Children's Environmental Education Project, which educates local children about the importance of protecting our environment, is one of the many projects conducted in the reserve.
There is one final game drive before we depart, so after a light breakfast we set out into the bush. Afterwards we rendezvous with our transfer vehicle for the drive back to Johannesburg, arriving at the set drop-off points and O.R. Tambo International Airport between 18:00 and 19:00.
Collection and drop-off is at either the Centurion Gautrain Station or the O.R. Tambo Bus Terminal Building. Transport to and from these two locations is not included in the tour price.
Collection times on the first day:
Drop off times on the last day:
Please note that we offer convenient pre and post tour lodge accommodation for before and after the Kruger Eco Camp Safari, which can be added to your tour booking upon request. The 4 star lodge accommodation is located 10-15 minutes from the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. For more information on rates follow the link.
No children under the age of 13 allowed.
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