An unforgettable African adventure in complete privacy
Welcome to the Home of Endless Views (Makumu means ‘endless view’ in the Xitsonga language).
Makumu Private Game Lodge is an intimate oasis surrounded by the harshness, unpredictability and unspoiled appeal of the African bushveld. Three luxurious and beautifully appointed villas, accommodating a maximum of ten guests, ensure an exclusive blend of absolute comfort, style and privacy. Inspired by the Bushman, Ndebele and Zulu tribes of Africa, the villas are decorated with their own unique character. Each is large and spacious, to reflect the open air and space of the African bush, with a master bedroom and a smaller second bedroom. The en-suite bathrooms have an indoor and outdoor shower, as well as a perfectly positioned ‘tub with a view’, while the wooden decks each boast a hammock perfect for those lazy afternoons.
In the cooler months (March to September), the Makumu fly-camp with no permanent facilities and a near non-existent eco-foot print, brings one back to a safari destination of old Africa. A crackling campfire, moonlit evenings, open-air bucket showers and legendary bush hospitality are all part of the experience. Explore the mysterious wildlands of the Klaserie on foot or in an open game drive vehicle.
Game viewing at Makumu is opportunistic, with no time constraints nor schedules - the ultimate benefit of exclusivity. The highly skilled ranger and tracker team, with over thirty years’ experience each, offer a multifaceted safari offering that includes day and night game drives, walking, tracking and quiet observation from a hide - all part of the Makumu wilderness experience.
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Nestled on 3000 hectares of diverse topography in the heart of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, Klaserie Drift Safari Camps prides ourself on offering Exclusive, Intimate Big 5 bush experiences. Whether you are celebrating a Honeymoon, Anniversary or just some long awaited family time, Klaserie Drift will not disappoint. Made up of two well-appointed 5 star camps we have the best of both to offer our guests when it comes to casual luxury.
Our crown Jewel Angela’s Safari Camp is one of the oldest camps in the Klaserie and is perched on the side of a cliff with a spectacular view of not only the life giving Klaserie River down below but a wide expanse of African bushveld trailing all the way to the horizon. The camp offers fully inclusive accommodation for 10 guests only in 5 Luxury chalets, making your experience intimate, personal and a true bucket list experience. The feel of the camp grounds is untouched and wild, allowing your mind to truly connect with nature as you relax and unwind in the rim flow pool.
Amani Safari Camp is unique in that the main structure is a large thatched Manor house with 4 bedrooms. The camp is ideally designed for Families and groups of friends wanted to spend quality time together. Each bedroom has its own Garden views and entrance and en-suite bathroom. We now offer interleading doors allowing you to have the peace of mind that your children are a few steps away whilst still allowing you the privacy of your own personal space. The camp and entertainment area is situated on a dry river bed overlooking a high traffic watering hole. Day and night the activity is never ending with Elephant, buffalo, Impala, Hyena, Jackals and more stop in for a drink whilst you are enjoying a meal, pool side with a refreshing beverage or relaxing alongside the dancing shadows of the boma fire.
Our all-inclusive Safari Packages offer daily Game drives and bush experiences, 3 gourmet African style meals, Snacks, all alcoholic beverages ranging from a wide selection of wines, beers and spirits as well as non-alcoholic beverages including soft drinks, fruit juice and mineral water. Both camps are securely fenced, have back up generator and solar power, include free wifi and have cell reception keeping you in touch with the outside world should the need arise.
We are able to offer our guests the chance to experience Africa’s bush life at it wildest with over 5 kilometres of exclusive river frontage, 2 big dams, an intricate network of over 125km of roads of Big 5 terrain and off roading when necessary. Enquire today about our family packages, we accept children of all ages, honeymoon specials and more!
Privately owned and intimately managed, Klaserie Sands River Camp is an understated, simple yet beautiful camp, immersed in the African bush. Overlooking a watering hole, frequented by game, Klaserie Sands allows you to get close to nature, while offering unrivalled privacy in comfortable and elegantly decorated interiors, refined African cuisine and hand selected wines from boutique estates throughout South Africa. Rediscover the African Wilderness with our highly qualified and experienced guides, on daily game drives and a more intimate experience with nature, on our guided bush walks, learning about the tracks, sights and sounds of our fauna and flora, with a key focus on conservation and ensuring a low impact on our environment. Rediscover Africa with Klaserie Sands River Camp. We look forward to welcoming you!
Senalala is a luxury destination with the necessary amenities to supplement an amazing bush experience within a big five reserve. Our highly qualified guides will let you choose between walking in the midst of nature (our signature highlight) or a game drive for your twice daily game viewing experience. Ensuring our guests expectations are met, we focus on providing a platform to be with nature while enjoying superb dining and subtle luxuries along with the finest service Africa can offer from our superb staff. The fenced safari camp 's tranquil and peaceful setting, with its shaded decks and stunning pool, provides respite from the heat of the day while its large open boma provides warmth and friendship at night. Your visit will be hosted by James and Corlia Steyn and they will do all they can to ensure that you have the safari of your dreams.
This small and intimate luxury lodge with only 16 beds, provides spacious yet affordable air-conditioned suites with an open plan lounge and a private terrace, offering guests beautiful bush-veld landscapes. The lodge is fully catered and can be also be booked exclusively for up to 16 guests (ideal for groups seeking complete privacy). The age limit is 6, but if the lodge is booked exclusively, there is no age limit.
The owners are very hands on and staff and managers are treated as extended family, giving the lodge a very warm and friendly atmosphere. Our focus is on making the guests feel completely at home, providing superb “home cooked” meals and catering to dietary requirements, while sharing with them the natural wonders our area has to offer. Guests can look forward to coming face to face with the "Big 5", cheetah, wild dog and many bird species in their natural habitat.
During the hot summer days between game drives, you can relax in your cool air-conditioned private suite, in the breeze of your private terrace or on our pool deck overlooking the waterhole, with a view into the pristine African wilderness and the mountains beyond.
Our camps, Kitara, Nzumba and Nyeleti, are located in the north-western sector of the reserve, traversing 8 000 hectares with extensive access to the Klaserie & Olifants Rivers. Safaris within this untamed region of the Greater Kruger National Park focus on the bush and its eco-systems, with the added excitement of getting involved in the tracking of Africa’s big game. Our guides have taken great time to develop their safari to ensure that you come away with a better understanding of this very special environment. Kitara is situated on the banks of the Klaserie River. It accommodates 12 guests in Victorian-style five-star chalets. Each of the six luxury chalets is fully-fitted with air-conditioning, complete bathrooms, outdoor showers and private patios, as well as fully stocked minibars and tea/coffee stations. Kitara is set amongst rolling lawns and well-tended gardens, an oasis amidst the wild and exciting Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. The infinity pool and lounge deck are set into the bank of the Klaserie River, with breathtaking views in all directions, creating the tranquility of being one with the landscape. Nzumba, located in a high lying area of the reserve, is a traditional farmhouse style lodge with the thatched central lodge looking south toward the Mariepskop in the Mpumalanga Drakensberg. The camp accommodates 10 guests in luxurious, air-conditioned fully serviced thatched chalets including fully stocked minibars and tea/coffee stations. All rooms and main complex overlooks a productive waterhole. Nzumba is ideal for families. Nyeleti, situated just off the banks of the Klaserie River, is a luxury self-catering camp, with room and scullery service. Nyeleti is set amongst beautiful natural gardens with well-established trees and fantastic bird life. It is the perfect camp for family and friends to come together and experience the bush. The camp accommodates 10 people in six, twin-bed chalets. Each room is luxuriously built with overhead fans and stylish en-suite bathroom. Nyeleti has a large fully-equipped kitchen, a comfortable lounge and indoor dining room, outdoor seating, braai and fire area, and a splash pool.