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FAST FACTS
LOCATIONKlaserie Private Nature Reserve, The Greater Kruger, LimpopoPOOLYes
BIG 5 GAME RESERVEYesSPANo
OFF ROADYes - for Big 5 Sightings onlyAIRCONFans
CAMP FENCEDNoCELLPHONE SIGNALLimited
CHILD POLICYChildren aged 5 years and only allowedMALARIA AREAYes


UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
  • Big Five Walking Safaris
  • Lion pride sightings
  • Small, intimate family-run camp
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Authentic Kruger Safari
  • Flexibility in terms of guests’ needs
  • A “sleeping under the stars” bush experience in a treehouse
  • The Klaserie is one of the least “commercially developed” game reserves in the Greater Kruger




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DATE ROOM TYPE RATES RULES
01 January - 31 December 2018 Chalet R 2,565 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings - full board & activities
Chalet R 2,822 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings - fully inclusive
*surcharges may apply on all rates and special offers over peak holiday periods and long weekends.

RATE INCLUDES
FULL BOARD RATES INCLUDES:
• Accommodation
• All meals per day
• Game drives & bush walks
• Teas & coffees

FULLY INCLUSIVE RATES INCLUDES:
• Accommodation
• All meals per day
• Selected local drinks (soft & alcoholic)
• Game drives & bush walks
• Teas & coffees
SINGLE ACCOMMODATION
• Please contact your BushBreaks consultant for a special discounted rate for single accommodation.
CHILD POLICY
• Children from age 5 years and over are accepted.
• Children of 5 years and under 12 years pay 50% of the adult rate.
• Children aged 12 and over pay the full adult rate.
• The age limit on walking safaris is 16 years.
• Children between the ages of 5 and 16 years will be taken on morning game “bumbles” or drives (depending on their age) while their parents enjoy their morning walking safaris.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
• Big 5 walking safaris offered every morning
• Evening and morning game drives
• Sundowners in the bush
• Bird watching
• Boma dinners around the fire
• Sleeping under the stars in a treehouse
• Bush breakfasts (upon request)
• Traditional South African braaivleis (barbecue) cooked over the open fire
IMPORTANT NOTES
• Unless otherwise stated, all rates listed are based on a minimum 2 night stay. Surcharges may apply for a 1 night booking.
• Rates quoted are only applicable to South African Residents. Special discounted rates for International Residents are available on request.
• Timbavati Gate Fees of R 140 per vehicle if self-driving to be paid directly at the Timbavati Gate, subject to change.
• The Klaserie Conservation Levy of R 200 per person per stay payable directly at camp, subject to change.
• Road transfers between Timbavati Gate to Africa on Foot or vice versa : R 300 per person, subject to change.
• Road transfers between Hoedsruit/Eastgate to Africa on Foot or vice versa: R 350 per person, subject to change.



INFORMATION
GETTING THERE
  • 5-6 hour self-drive from Johannesburg to the camp.
  • Fly from Johannesburg, Durban or Cape Town to either of Hoedspruit or Nelspruit Airports and then we can arrange a road transfer to the camp.
  • There is a daily shuttle service from Pretoria/Johannesburg/OR Tambo that departs approx 6am and arrives at the Timbavati Gate at approx 1pm. Return shuttle also available and both transfers can be booked through our reservations office.
 
ABOUT AFRICA ON FOOT
 
Africa on Foot is one of the most affordable, authentic safari camps located in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve in the Greater Kruger. The guides at Africa on Foot specialise in professional Big Five walking safaris and focus on tracking predators & other big game; as well as educating guests about the local fauna and flora. The aim at this eco-friendly camp is to provide guests with an authentic safari experience. This is THE place where you will learn about lion pride dynamics and the wilderness. The Klaserie shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park, allowing wildlife to roam freely throughout.


ACCOMMODATION
 
Africa on Foot has 5 chalets and a treehouse, which is an adventurous option for guests who want to spend a night in the wilderness. Two of the chalets are family units, which have 2 adjoining bedrooms and room for 4 people in double and twin beds. Africa on Foot offers the ideal safari accommodation in the Kruger's Klaserie because it offers an authentic experience. All rooms are of the same standard with en-suite bathrooms, mosquito nets, a clothing rack, bedside tables, solar powered lamps, and bathroom toiletries.
 
The electricity at Africa on Foot is solar-powered to keep things natural and eco-friendly. The power is switched off between 12pm and 4pm, so all charging of devices should be done before and after this period. Water is gas-heated.
 
One night during your stay, try sleeping out in the treehouse, which is located a few hundred metres from camp. A wooden structure reaching up into the trees with a game-viewing platform and a top deck with a bed and a view to be remembered. In summer it is warm and beautiful - perfect for fearless romantics!
  • Maroela is a family chalet and has a queen size double bed, twin beds and an ensuite bathroom with a shower and toilet. The chalet is two-roomed, with a dividing wall and suitable for parents with children under 16, or three adults.
  • Ghwarrie has one twin or king size double bed, ensuite toilet and adjoining outside shower. It sleeps a maximum of two guests.
  • Rooibos has one twin or king size double bed and an ensuite bathroom with a shower and toilet. It sleeps a maximum of two guests.
  • Hardekool is a family chalet and has a queen size double bed, twin beds and an ensuite bathroom. The chalet is two-roomed, with a dividing wall and suitable for parents with children under 16, or three adults.
  • Tjankbos has one twin or king size double bed, ensuite toilet and outside shower. It sleeps a maximum of two guests.
  • The Treehouse has a double bed and an outside bathroom and shower. It sleeps a maximum of two guests.

CAMP FACILITIES

  • Splash pool with decking area
  • WiFi in lounge area and chalets within range
  • 5 chalets (2 family) and 1 treehouse with outdoor shower
  • Communal lounge area & library
  • Plug points in chalets and in the main area
  • Mosquito nets in rooms
  • Boma area with campfire
  • Showers only
  • Pedestal solar powered mist fans in each room
  • Credit card facilities
  • Air horns in each room in case of emergency
 
CAMP ACTIVITIES

  • Big 5 walking safaris offered every morning
  • Evening and morning game drives
  • Sundowners in the bush
  • Bird watching
  • Boma dinners around the fire
  • Sleeping under the stars in a treehouse
  • Bush breakfasts (upon request)
  • Traditional South African braai vleis (barbecue) cooked over the open fire.

ABOUT THE KLASERIE NATURE RESERVE

The reserve shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park and is west of the Timbavati, covering 60 000 ha on either side of the Klaserie River. As there are no fences wildlife roams free between the major reserves that form the Greater Kruger Park, which include the Klaserie, Timbavati, Manyeleti, Sabi Sands and the Kruger National Park.

During the dry season the vegetation is sparse and wildlife congregates around watering holes. During the wet season the vegetation is dense and wildlife is more dispersed. Expect to see the Big Five over the course of a 2-3 night stay. There are two resident prides that traverse the Africa on Foot area – the Ross and Giraffe pride. In addition to the Big Five animals that are regularly sighted include giraffe, zebra, warthog, spotted hyena, baboon, hippo, impala, kudu, vervet monkey, waterbuck, wildebeest, bushbaby, mongoose, duiker and steenbok. You might also see wild dog, cheetah, honey badger, porcupine, aardvark, civet, caracal and serval. Birds that are regularly seen are vultures, owls, beeeaters, rollers, eagles, bustards, hornbills, starlings and shrikes.

The Klaserie region is a low risk malaria area. It is best to consult your local Doctor for advice and to prescribe ant-malaria precaution measures. Mosquitos are more prevalent in the wet, warmer season. Mosquito repellent and creams are also great preventative measures.


WHAT TO PACK

  • During the summer months the weather can be hot and sticky. You may want to bring a few outfits.
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sun hat, sunglasses and sunblock
  • Cameras and binoculars
  • Light, neutral coloured clothing
  • Bathing suit
  • Warm jackets essential in winter (May – Oct)
  • Beanie and gloves – the mornings are cold during winter




GETTING THERE



DIRECTIONS
From Johannesburg/Pretoria

  • Take the N12 or N4 highway to Witbank / eMalahleni (from Johannesburg Airport, follow signs to Boksburg to find the N12).
  • Follow the N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast and Machadodorp (Toll Plaza).
  • Follow the Schoemanskloof option on the N4 and then take the R36 to Lydenburg/Mashishing.
  • Follow the R36 to Ohrigstad, go through the Strydom Tunnel and take the R527 to Hoedspruit.
  • Turn right onto the R40 towards Klaserie, and continue along this road until you see the turning off to the left for Eastgate Airport.
  • Turn left here and after 300m you will go through a control gate and then head directly for the Timbavati Game Reserve 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 (Nkhulu Gate). Enter at the Timbavati Gate and drive 6.4km, with the fence line on your left hand side.
  • Turn left onto the dirt road when the fence line ends.
  • Drive a further 3.5km on the dirt road with a new fence line on your left hand side. You will come to a 4 way crossing. Turn right at this crossway.
  • Drive a further 2.5km until you see a sign for “Ross” and Africa on Foot and nThambo Tree Camp.
  • Turn left here and drive along the dirt road until you see the sign for Africa on Foot Camp.
  • Do not get out of your car until you reach the lodge.
  • You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance.
  • Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.

PLEASE NOTE: On some signposts/maps, Belfast MAY also be referred to eMakhazeni.


From Hazyview

  • Follow the R40 towards Klaserie & Hoedspruit and about 6 km before you reach Hoedspruit itself, turn right at the signboard towards Eastgate Airport/ Thornybush Reserve/Timbavati Reserve (Argyle Road).
  • After 300m you will go through a control gate and then head directly for the Timbavati Game Reserve 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 (Nkhulu Gate).
  • Enter at the Timbavati Gate and drive 6.4km, with the fence line on your left hand side.
  • Turn left onto the dirt road when the fence line ends. Drive a further 3.5km on the dirt road with a new fence line on your left hand side.
  • You will come to a 4 way crossing. Turn right at this crossway. Drive a further 2.5km until you see a sign for “Ross” and Africa on Foot and nThambo Tree Camp.
  • Turn left here and drive along the dirt road until you see the sign for Africa on Foot Camp.
  • Do not get out of your car until you reach the lodge.
  • You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance.
  • Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.

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