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Kruger Park Lodges in South Africa



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Experience a Kruger Walking Safari with Africa on Foot. The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve is part of the Greater Kruger Park and shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park. It is here that guests can take part in incredible walking safaris.
 
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On a walking safari guests will be led by experienced and professional game rangers through a wildlife area rich in game including lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo as well as hyena, hippo, giraffe, zebra and a whole host of other wildlife. In addition to walking safaris, game drives and night drives are offered allowing guests to participate in a full spectrum of safari activities.
 
Africa on Foot Camp has five chalets ensuring an intimate and personal safari experience, as well as a pool, lounge and dining area and the traditional boma where guests can enjoy evening camp fires and traditional South African barbecues called "braais".
 
Safari Dining

At Africa on Foot we do not have a restaurant but rather a communal safari dining area. Meals are served at set times but the atmosphere is casual. Guests can retire to their rooms when they have finished or simply move across to the boma area around the campfire.

We offer a style of dining where all the guests eat together and talk about their safari experience.

We ensure guests are comfortable and feel at home in their environment. Don't be surprised if you see honey badgers strolling through the dining area

 
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ACCOMMODATION
Africa on Foot Camp has five chalets and a tree house where more adventurous guests can sleep under the stars. Two of the chalets are family units.
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2 Sleeper Chalet

Chalet with king/twin bed, en-suite toilet and outside shower. It sleeps a maximum of two guests.

 
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King/Twin Chalet

Chalet with king/twin bed, en-suite toilet and outside shower. It sleeps a maximum of two guests.

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Chalet

Chalet with king/twin bed, en-suite toilet and outside shower. It sleeps a maximum of two guests.
 

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Family Chalet

Family chalet with a double bed, twin beds and an en-suite bathroom. The chalet is two-roomed, with a dividing wall and suitable for parents with children under 16, or two adults.

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Family Unit

Family chalet with a double bed, twin beds and an en-suite bathroom. The chalet is two-roomed, with a dividing wall and suitable for parents with children under 16, or two adults.

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The Treehouse

The Treehouse has 2 twins or a double bed (depending on occupants) and an outside bathroom and shower located on the ground. It sleeps a maximum of two guests and is ideal for guests seeking an adventurous experience out in the wild.

Only just outside main camp, it is a short walk from Africa on Foot (although this is not allowed at night). The wooden structure places the occupants at eye level with the trees, while there is a thatched roof overhead and open sides. A mosquito net provides protection from pesky bugs

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CAMP
 
The camp facilities include a main area which houses a comfortable lounge area with two sitting areas and a library. The dining room has a large table where, as per safari tradition, everyone dines together to enjoy each other's company and share stories of the day's game sightings.
 
There is also a boma area with camp fire, perfect for warming you up with your coffee before the morning walk, or for enjoying evening drinks around the fire. In addition guests will experience a traditional South African braaivleis cooked over the open fire.
 
The Greater Kruger area can get very hot in summer and thankfully the camp has a beautiful pool with decking area where guests can relax and siesta during the midday heat between game activities.
 
To truly immerse yourself in the rustic bush experience, all chalets are equipped with lanterns while plug points in the main area can be used to charge your camera batteries.
 
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SAFARI EXPERIENCE
Africa on Foot is unique in the Kruger for offering proper walking safaris. Most Kruger safari lodges only offer an optional walk after breakfast where the guide normally assigns his tracker to take the guests on a gentle stroll in the lodge vicinity. Africa on Foot focuses on proper two to four hour morning walking safaris (depending on the level of fitness).
 
WALKING SAFARIS
Each Walking Safari begins with a comprehensive demonstration on how to behave when encountering animals. All Walking Safaris are led by qualified rangers who have had intensive specialized training in approaching dangerous game. In addition to allowing you to view the larger mammals on foot, the rangers will give you an insight into the bush that will surprise you. They will explain the animal tracks and what animals passed through during the night, in addition to the sophistication of termite mounds and other interesting facets of the bush that go unnoticed on game drives. The chance to walk amongst wildlife allows you to fully immerse yourself in African smells and sounds. The main aim of a Kruger Walking Safari is to help you appreciate the nature around you, and to provide you with detailed explanations of spoors, vegetation and the ecology in general - an unmatched wildlife experience that you will remember lifelong.
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GAME DRIVES
One of the main aims of going on safari is to go on a game drive. On game drives you are able to get a lot closer to big game. The animals are generally habituated to the vehicle. This means that they are used to the vehicle approaching them and know that it never causes them harm. This enables to you to get within five to 10 metres of the large animals - and safely! All game drives are conducted in open 4 x 4 Toyota Landcruisers. No roof allows you 360 degree views, perfect for wonderful photographic and video opportunities. The afternoon game drives generally leave at 4pm and stop for sundowners, and then continue into the night drive on your way back to camp.
 
 
NIGHT DRIVES
The night drives allow guests the opportunity to see the nocturnal animals not encountered during the day. Your chances of seeing leopard in particular are a lot higher at night and with a bit of luck you might even encounter the predators such as lion and leopard hunting. During the night drives, your tracker uses a powerful spotlight to search for nocturnal animals. Expect to see a wide variety of animals not normally seen during the day, including leopards, hyenas, aardvarks, bat-eared fox, porcupines, bush babies, bushbucks, mongoose, genet cats and nocturnal birds like owls and nightjars.
 
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DAILY SCHEDULE
One of the unique advantages of a small safari camp is that the activities can be tailored to your specific needs. For example, if the guides hear lions roaring close to camp at night, they will often knock on your door and ask if you would like to go and find them. In addition, if guests want to only go on game drives this too can be arranged.
However, a typical day at Africa on Foot would be as follows:
05h00
05h30
06h00
09h00 to 10h00
11h00
15h00
16h00
19h00 to 20h00
20h00
21h00
Wake-up call
Coffee and a light breakfast
Depart on morning game walk or game drive
Return to camp
Brunch
Tea and a light lunch
Depart on afternoon game drive and night drive
Return to camp and drinks at the bar
Dinner
Drinks, coffee or tea around the camp fire
 
 
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WILDLIFE
 
Africa on Foot Camp is located in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve which forms part of the Greater Kruger Park. The reserve shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park and is west of the Timbavati, covering 60 000 ha on either side of the Klaserie River. As there are no fences wildlife roams free between the major reserves that form the Greater Kruger Park, which include the Klaserie, Timbavati, Manyeleti, Sabi Sands and the Kruger National Park.
 
The Klaserie is the least commercially developed of all the Kruger Private Game Reserves and as such offers a truly rustic, remote and pristine wildlife experience. This makes it perfect for walking safaris!
 
The Klaserie is home to an abundance of wildlife, including lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo. In addition to the Big Five animals that are regularly sighted include giraffe, zebra, warthog, spotted hyaena, baboon, hippo, impala, kudu, vervet monkey, waterbuck, wildebeest, bushbaby, mongoose, duiker, steenbok, klipspringer, genet and bats. You might also see wild dog, cheetah, roan antelope, bat-eared fox, honey badger, porcupine, aardvark, aardwolf, civet, caracal and serval. Birds that are regularly seen are vultures, owls, bee-eaters, rollers, eagles, bustards, hornbills, starlings and shrikes.
 
 
ABOUT US – HISTORY
Africa on Foot Camp is located on the Ross Farm in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve The Ross farm was bought by Tien Prinsloo in 1948 and was originally used for hunting and family recreation. Tien had a great passion for wildlife and it was on Ross that he would spend weeks away from his family farm, enjoying long exciting adventures in the wilderness. His passion for nature was endless and this passion can still be seen today as his family, who along with Africa on Foot, own and manage the family's incredible piece of Africa. The hunting days on Ross are long gone and today Africa on Foot guides guests on walking and photographic safaris.
  
 
YOUR HOSTS
Courtney Blunden has guided throughout South Africa including Madikwe Game Reserve, Sabi Sands Game Reserve, and now in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. He is a fully qualified guide and has the FGASA Level 3 SKS (Dangerous Game) qualification as well as years of guiding experience. As one of the guides and owners of Africa on Foot he aims to take his guests on unforgettable, soul fulfilling safaris that give guests a bush experience they will never forget!

Cecilia Oosthuizen is one of the owners of Africa on Foot. She is a keen environmentalist and has grown up on Ross (her family farm). Her tourism experience includes working and guiding in the Limpopo region and working in various lodges in the Sabi Sands and Balule Game Reserves. In addition to managing reservations, Cecilia hosts guests on safari ensuring their safari experience is truly memorable.
 
 
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LOCATION
 
Africa on Foot Camp is located in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve in the Greater Kruger Park in South Africa. Guests can catch scheduled flights from Johannesburg or Cape Town to Hoedspruit Airport or Nelspruit Airport. From the airports, road transfers can be arranged and take 30 minutes from Hoedspruit and 3 hours from Nelspruit. Guests can self drive from Johannesburg and the drive is approximately 6 hours.

Directions from Johannesburg Airport

From Johannesburg Airport, take the R21S to Boksburg and then after that head for Witbank on the N12 highway. This highway becomes the N4. Continue on the N4 until you see the Belfast turnoff. Take the Belfast turn off and head into the little town of Belfast. In the centre of town you will see a sign post for Dullstroom / Lydenburg. Turn right there. Continue on this road for approximately 30kms until you reach Dullstroom. Continue straight through the village of Dullstroom and head for Lydenburg, which is approximately 50kms. You will come to a T Junction. Turn left there and head into the town of Lydenburg. At the second set of traffic lights, turn left. This is a ring road that will take you out of town and onto the R36 towards the village of Ohrigstad. Once on this road you will head directly for Hoedspruit. Once in Hoedspruit, continue on straight through the town. You will go over a small bridge and then at the four way intersection you will turn right onto the R40.
 
Stop in Hoedspruit and fill up with petrol/gas if you need to as this is the last stop! Draw cash/money here as well if need you need cash for the Klaserie Conservation levy, drinks or gratuities. Head out of town for approximately 6km. Turn left at the Timbavati/Eastgate Airport road. After 300m you will go through a control gate and then head directly for the Timbavati Game Reserve Gate. 17km later look out for Josmacs Bush Pub on your right hand side. In front of you now will be the re-building of the new Timbavati Gate. Right opposite Josmacs and to the left of the building is the turn off left (dirt road) for the Klaserie Game Reserve and the Incheni Gate. Take this turn off left and drive straight until you come to the Incheni Gate. Do not turn off anywhere.
 
Once at the gate, give the gatekeeper your details, and turn immediately right (i.e. like after 5-10 metres after entering the gate) and then follow that road with the fence on your right. The road will fork, and then fence line will end at the same time, turn right at the fork. Follow this road until you see a signboard for “Ross”. Turn left here and follow the road until you see a red reflector light on a tree stump. Turn left here and drive through to camp.
 
GPS Co-ordinates
S 24° 16’ 46.8”
E 31° 14’ 4.9”
 
 
 RATES FOR AFRICA ON FOOT
 
2016 Rates

1 January 2016 – 31 December 2016 

Full Board + Activities
R2, 395.00 per person per night (approx US$175)
Fully Inclusive
R2, 695.00 per person per night (approx US$200)
 
FULL BOARD RATE INCLUDES
All meals, game drives & bush walks, teas & coffees.
 
FULLY INCLUSIVE RATE INCLUDES
All meals, all local drinks (soft & alcoholic) game drives & bush walks, teas & coffees.
 
RATE EXCLUDES
The Klaserie Conservation levy of R150 per person per stay (payable direct at camp in cash or credit card), Timbavati Gate fee of R140 per vehicle if self-driving (payable direct at the Timbavati Gate in cash or credit card). Please note that only Visa and MasterCard are accepted at the Camp and the Timbavati Gate.
 
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
No single supplement applies.
 
CHILDREN RATES
Children aged 13 and over pay the full adult rate. Children under aged 12 and under pay 50% of the adult rate.
 
CHILDREN POLICY
Children from age 5 years and over are accepted. The age limit on walking safaris is 16 years. Children between the ages of 5 and 16 years will be taken on morning game “bumbles” or drives (depending on their age) while their parents enjoy their morning walking safaris.
 
NOTES
  • Rates are quoted in South African Rands.
  • Rates are quoted per person sharing per night.
  • Rates are subject to change without prior notice. Rates include government taxes where applicable. If taxes increase, we reserve the right to increase the rate accordingly.
 
ROAD TRANSFERS
The below transfers can be booked through Africa on Foot reservations in conjunction with a stay at Africa on Foot Camp. Please note that the road transfers are scheduled to tie in with the flight arrival times into and out of Hoedspruit Airport, as well as the Ashtons road transfer arrival and departure from The Bush Pub. Please note that these are scheduled road transfers and not private road transfers.
 

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