Last Word Kitara is an exclusive, five-star luxury lodge on the banks of the Klaserie River in the wildlife-rich Klaserie Private Nature Reserve which shares an open border with the world-famous Kruger National Park to the east. Kitara's classically appointed luxury suites with African accents enjoy views of the Klaserie River which often draws wildlife the guests can observe from the comfort of their private patios.

  • Luxury Kruger accommodation in Klaserie Private Nature Reserve
  • Located on Klaserie River
  • Good game viewing including the Big Five
  • Guided morning and late afternoon game drives in open safari vehicles
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Infinity swimming pool overlooking the Klaserie River
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Remote and exclusive bush experience

Located on the banks of the Klaserie River, a Big Five causeway, Last Word Kitara is a luxurious five-star safari lodge that offers an intimate and unhurried boutique Greater Kruger wildlife experience.

Untouched riverside setting

Kitara's six luxury suites offer uninterrupted views of the Klaserie River which is well visited by the local wildlife. All six luxury suites have en-suite bathrooms with double basins, a Victorian bath and both indoor and outdoor showers. They are also outfitted with ceiling fans, air-conditioning and heating, a fully stocked minibar, tea- and coffee-making facilities and Healing Earth amenities. The comfortable mosquito-net draped beds can be made up as king or twins. Children from six years of age and older are welcome to share a suite with two full paying adults. Children pay 50% of the adult sharing rate. Each luxury suite has a private riverbed-facing patio where guests can enjoy the tranquil bush setting and watch the wildlife gathering to drink from the Klaserie River.

Relaxing guest areas

There are two lounge areas overlooking the Klaserie River that guests can relax in at the main lodge which is built beneath a towering, eight-hundred-year-old Jackalberry tree. The wildlife viewing deck and inviting infinity swimming pool also offer river views. Meals are served in the dining room and in the boma at night which also overlooks the Klaserie River.

Game viewing and other activities

Game drives take place in open safari vehicles and guests have the option of taking part in a guided walking safari as well. Tea, coffee and biscuits are served on the morning game drive and sundowner drinks and snacks on the afternoon game drive, always at scenic locations. The wildlife guests can expect to encounter on their game drives in Klaserie Private Nature Reserve includes elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo, leopard, many species of antelope, cheetah, spotted hyena and African wild dog. Because of its location on the riverbanks, the birdlife in the area surrounding Last Word Kitara is prolific. Southern Carmine Bee-Eaters, Brown-hooded Kingfishers and Pied Kingfishers are regularly spotted near the Klaserie River.

Getting there

By car - Last Word Kitara is a six-hour drive by road from Johannesburg.

By air - Guests can fly to Hoedspruit and a transfer to Kitara can be arranged at an additional cost.

  • Luxury accommodation
  • Three meals per day
  • Tea and coffee
  • Soft drinks, waters, house wines, local spirits, beers and ciders
  • Two game drives per day including refreshments
  • Optional walking safari (weather dependent and no children under the age of 16 years permitted on guided walks)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Premium wines and champagnes
  • Premium and craft spirits and single malt whiskeys
  • Transfers
  • Gratuities
  • Wellness treatments
  • Laundry services
  • Klaserie Private Nature Reserve gate entrance fees
  • Compulsory conservation levies per night
  • Tourism levy
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