The Klaserie Game Reserve is a privately run game reserve that forms part of the Greater Kruger Park. You'll find a variety of safari lodges here, ranging from rustic bush camps and walking trails to luxury game lodges. Klaserie offers a tranquil, private and unhurried safari experience. Guest numbers are low and the lodges are small and intimate.
- Small, intimate bushcamps
- Tranquil, unhurried safari destination
- Abundant wildlife, including Big 5
- Lodges and walking safari options
- Variety of accommodation options
- Excellent birding: raptors, residents and migrants
One of the largest privately-owned nature reserves in South Africa, Klaserie Game Reserve is one of the more northern reserves of Greater Kruger and covers some 60 000 hectares.
Diverse game viewing
The Klaserie Game Reserve is home to the Big 5 and all the same animals that you can find in the adjacent Kruger National Park. It's a great birding destination too. The vegetation is varied and includes typical Acacia savanna dominated by Combretum and Acacia species, riverine bushveld, as well as vast stretches of Mopane woodland.
Klaserie offers a number of excellent safari lodges to choose from, ranging from tented camps to luxury lodges. Vehicle density is low which makes for a more exclusive safari experience. This also means that fewer sightings are called in over the radio, so game viewing is perhaps not as consistent in the Klaserie as elsewhere. You might be lucky and have fantastic game viewing, or you could be unlucky and have a quiet day with relatively few sightings. An ideal length of stay is 3 to 4 nights.
Klaserie Game Reserve is 100% private, run by an executive committee that is passionate about conservation. It is host to The Ground Hornbill Project, sponsored by The Fitzpatrick Institute of African Ornithology and directed by Professor Phil Hockey. It's also involved in: "Save the Elephants" project founded by Dr Ian Douglas Hamilton and the "Tembo" project which studies buffalo.
Klaserie hosts a highly successful Children’s Environmental Training Program (CET) which assists in educating the children from the local community. The focus is on the environment and the importance of conservation, naturally.
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A guided safari in Kruger Park (using the national park camps) is quite different to a safari at a private game lodge. Both have their advantages. This trip idea combines two nights in Kruger, followed by two nights at a private game lodge for you to experience the best of both worlds. All game drives in open vehicles with expert and knowledgeable guides.