Located in Klaserie Private Nature Reserve within the Greater Kruger, Xanatseni Private Camp has five thatched luxury en-suite rooms with open views of a waterhole and the surrounding bushveld. For families and small groups, there is the option of booking the Tseni Suite, a two-bedroom family suite that comes with a private safari guide and exclusive use of a game viewing vehicle.

  • Affordable luxury in Klaserie Private Nature Reserve
  • Five spacious en-suite double rooms
  • One two-bedroom, private family suite
  • Big Five open safari vehicle game drives
  • Off-road game viewing
  • Views of watering hole and African bushveld
  • Swimming pool and deck, guest dining area, open-air boma and gym

Xanatseni Private Camp is situated in the Greater Kruger's wildlife-rich Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, one of the largest privately-owned game reserves in South Africa.

Affordable luxury accommodation in the Greater Kruger

The camp's five spacious luxury rooms are thatched and offer open views of the waterhole and surrounding bush. The rooms have large, comfortable double or twin beds, mosquito netting, fans and air conditioners. The en-suite bathrooms come equipped with both a shower and a bathtub. Families or small groups can book the thatched Tseni Suite which has two en-suite bedrooms, a kitchen, a lounge and a private boma. The Tseni Suite also comes with a private safari vehicle and guide.

Xanatseni's main lodge

At Xanatseni's main lodge, there are a number of open-plan lounges guests can choose from to relax in. There is also a well-stocked bar area that has a flatscreen TV, a fully-equipped gym, an outdoor swimming pool and a shaded patio area where guests can enjoy the views of the surrounding savanna from the comfort of their sunloungers. At night, there's an outdoor, open-air boma with a fire pit where guests can gather for pre-dinner drinks and the waterhole-facing lookout tower offers a great vantage point from which the wildlife that gathers to drink can be observed.

Game viewing in open safari vehicles

Game drives at Xanatseni Private Camp take place in Klaserie Private Nature Reserve twice a day; in the early morning and late afternoon/evening. Home to the Big 5 (rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo and leopard) and other general game such as various antelope species, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, hippos and warthog, game viewing in Klaserie is an intimate and unhurried experience. Because the vegetation varies from typical Acacia savanna and riverine bushveld to Mopane woodland, it's also a great birdwatching destination.

Getting there

By air - Guests can fly to Eastgate Airport in Hoedspruit. From there, a transfer to Xanatseni Private Camp can be arranged. The transfer takes about 1.5 hours.

By road - The road trip from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg takes just over six hours by car.

Our take on Xanatseni Private Camp

The staff at Xanatseni Private Camp are warm and welcoming and the camp offers affordable luxury in the Greater Kruger. There's a good chance you'll spot the Big Five in Klaserie and the rangers and trackers go out of their way to make the game drives an experience to remember.

  • Two game drives per day
  • All meals and snacks
  • Coffee, tea, juice and water from the dispenser
  • WiFi in all areas
  • Use of the gym
  • Drinks at the bar
  • Transfers
  • Laundry service
  • Gratuities
  • Enkhulu Gate Fee per vehicle payable at the gate
  • Conservation levy per person per night
  • Bed levy per person per stay
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