KLASERIE GAME RESERVE
Located east of the town of Hoedspruit, Klaserie Game Reserve covers 600 square kilometres of gently undulating Lowveld acacia scrub, dissected by seasonal rivers, and is one of the largest privately owned reserves in South Africa. There are no fences between here and the main reserve, ensuring that Klaserie is part of the Greater Kruger ecosystem.
As well as the Big 5, Klaserie is home to endangered African wild dog, southern ground hornbill, and white-backed vulture and is keenly focused on nature conservation and low-impact tourism. It feels like a relatively pristine stretch of wilderness. with game-viewing close to the levels associated with more premium brand reserves.
Since its inception in 1969, Klaserie has had a keen eye focused on keeping commercial and human impact in the reserve to a minimum. As a result, it is one of the most unspoilt reserves in the area. Limited visitor numbers allow for guests to spend more time at game-viewing spots observing the wildlife. Visitors will spot hordes of plains game on the open veld while the Klaserie River is popular with hippos, elephants, rhino, and buffalo herds. Klaserie is also known for its excellent walking safaris.
Lodges here are very competitively priced compared with those in the better-known private reserves like Sabi Sand and Timbavati and have no high-end lodges, as the focus still lies more on the actual safari experience. However, most lodges are still on a very high standard, all offering a very personalised service, due to a small hosting capacity. Our three favourites don’t have more than 6 rooms or tents.
The small number of camps and lodges offer accommodation options for those on a budget to those who want to experience some luxury on their holiday.
Our favourites are the exquisite Klaserie Sand River Camp for its location and luxury at a great price; its new, tented sister camp Klaserie Sands River Trails, which focuses on walking safaris and nThambo Tree Camp for its location, style and value for money.
Below you can find Klaserie itineraries in 2 different price ranges with images of the different lodges in them, but these lists are by no means exhaustive. At the bottom of the page you will also find a button leading to some reserve combination itineraries and for for bespoke itineraries, please contact us directly to discuss your project.