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Klaserie Sands River Camp

Nestled between lofty Jackalberry and Leadwood trees that have been witness to centuries of activity on the banks of the non-perennial Ntsiri River in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, is where you will find Klaserie Sands River Camp.
Privately owned and intimately managed, Klaserie Sands River Camp offer guests unrivalled privacy in luxurious and elegantly decorated accommodation, with magnificent game viewing in an open system to the Greater Kruger National Park. The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve comprises approximately 60,000 hectares, making it one of the largest private nature reserves in South Africa.
With a passion for the wildlife & service industry, the Klaserie Sands River Camp family strive to ensure that every guest depart from this special piece of Africa with treasured memories that last a lifetime.


Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to Availability

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RATES INCLUDE
All meals and beverages offered by KSRC, game drive and bush walk activities, game drive and bush walk refreshments & snacks, wifi in main lodge & use of the gym
RATES EXCLUDE
Cellar wines/champagne & imported beers/spirits, laundry, telephone calls, gratuities, requested spa treatments, reserve entry fees, conservation levies & transfers
BOOKING POLICY

  • 50% deposit to secure all reservations
  • Full payment is required 30 days prior to arrival

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • 25% of reservation upon confirmation
  • 50% of reservation 3 weeks prior to arrival
  • 75% of reservation 2 weeks prior to arrival
  • 100% of reservation 1 week prior to arrival

The Klaserie Conservation Levy R250 per person per stay

Enjoy luxurious accommodation, with all the indulgent amenities required for absolute rest, relaxation and rediscovery of the African wilderness, as you are warmly welcomed to your home in the bush.

Accommodation Features

  • 4 Guest Suites (all en-suite). including 1 Honeymoon Suite, 1 Family Suite (interleading) and 2 Standard Suites
  • Honeymoon & Family Suites have bath, outdoor shower and private WC, in addition to the standard showers in each suite.

All suites boast air conditioning, overhead fans, mosquito nets & beautiful private decks overlooking the African landscapes and riverbed. Elephant herds, impala and kudu are regular visitors along the river banks, with extraordinary birdlife.

 
AMENITIES

  • Extensive Decks Set Among Towering Jackalberry & Leadwood Trees Overlooking A Waterhole
  • Rim Flow Pool & Sun Deck
  • Open Boma
  • Complimentary Wifi In Main Lodge
  • Fitness Centre
  • Small Library
  • Lounge & Bar Area
  • Gardens With Beautiful Lawns

ACCESS

There are daily flights between Johannesburg and Hoedspruit; and between Cape Town and Hoedspruit.
Transfers must be arranged to the lodge, from Eastgate Airport. It is a 45min road transfer from Eastgate [Hoedspruit] Airport to Klaserie Sands River Camp.
Private Charter companies fly from Nelspruit and Johannesburg, and include Federal Air, Genair, Execujet and Bateleur.

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL


Klaserie Sands River Camp is an all year round safari destination. The best bird-watching period is after the first rains, usually from November until April, when all the migratory birds return. This is also the same time that the seasonal breeders, such as impala, warthogs & wildebeest, produce their offspring.

WEATHER


Summer in the Greater Kruger area is from September to April, while the fine winter months are from May to August. Rainfall months are usually from November to March, peaking in January and February. Average summer daytime temperatures are around 30-40 degree Celsius [86-104 degrees Fahrenheit] and winter daytime temperates range between 20-28 degree Celsius [68-82degrees Fahrenheit]. With KSRC situated on a non-perennial river bed, evening temperatures in winter can drop to below zero.

DIRECTIONS

  • Travel 6.7km towards Nelspruit on the R40
  • Turn left at the Eastgate Airport/Timbavati sign and pass through the first control gate
  • Travel 16km, passing Eastgate Airport on your left, until your reach Enkhulu Gate
  • Gate Fee is R140 per vehicle
  • Please do not follow the signs for Klaserie River Safari Lodge.  
  • Please do not make use of your GPS when you have entered the Enkhulu Gate , as it has been known to take the incorrect and smaller dirt roads, extending your travel time and chances of getting lost.
  • Once you have passed through the Enkhulu Gate, continue on for 21km.
  • Turn left at the 21km marker and the sign that reads Xanetseni, Senalala and Klaserie Sands.
  • Proceed for 9km on the dirt road, following the Klaserie Sands signs
  • Continue straight at the four way junction.
  • You will pass Hilltops on your left and shortly thereafter, you will reach the Klaserie Sands entrance.
HONEYMOON SUNDOWNERS IN THE KLASERIE


Imagine a sophisticated honeymoon sundowner experience that marries harmonious scenic surrounds with bushveld elegance.  Our latest added value safari experience lets you indulge in a unique, pre-arranged sundowner escape with a touch of safari style that lends itself to an atmosphere of a bygone era – where things were traditional and classic. This is the ultimate intimate sundowner experience for those die-hard romantics that desire an iconic safari experience combined with practical decor elements to enhance the much celebrated of golden hour. While you’re cheers-ing to a blissful life ahead with your glass of fine champagne and the trumpeting of elephants in the background, we ensure that  your entire bar, seating and sundowner set-up are furnished with the latest products from Melvill & Moon – purveyors of high-end craftsmanship and handmade safari gear.

Melvill & Moon are classic safari outfitters with a history deeply entrenched in the bushveld and backed by an African heritage. Carefully constructed sturdy canvas with colours reflecting the gentle hues of the ‘veld’s thickets and woodlands, handcrafted leather neatly sewed into camel colour tote bags; and mobile bars constructed from walnut and solid brass are just a few of the items available in their rather quintessential collection. We’ve selected the top products from their collection to create a mobile bar set-up and sundowner spot in locations within the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve and the Maseke Balule Game Reserve, depending on which lodge you’re staying at. We’ve just recently enjoyed a set-up for two guests that decided to renew their vows, which was a roaring success.

Rangers will actively seek out a special spot based on your requirements – rocks, open areas or close to drainage lines. They will bring your drink of choice in the mobile bar, a plate of light snacks and anything else you need to enjoy the ultimate sundowner session. Watch the sky say goodbye to the bright turquoise sky and illuminate the landscape with its tangerine colours.

Melvill & Moon is a family run and owned business steep in an African heritage that dates back 8 generations. In the 1700’s the Melvill family arrived in southern Africa and established themselves as prominent land surveyors, cattle ranchers and soldiers. Their products, which include furniture, luggage, seat covers which all display a love of Africa and passion for safari. The essence of the design is the old/safari military campaign designs with an air of class and sophistication. The idea is to create sturdy products made from authentic wood, 100% old fashioned canvas that lasts the test of time. The trademark heavy quality materials and leather trim, make their products a cut above the rest.

Our honeymoon safari experience is the epitome of an old-school grand safari experience. One that exudes a quiet romance with a sort of colonial rugged twist. Melvill & Moon, I presume?

The Klaserie Sands River Camp facilities offer guests an array of activities and tranquil spaces to optimise on their leisure time.

Expansive shaded decks, stretched under Jackalberry trees, provide beautiful respite from the African sun. A rim-flow pool and sun deck, complete with day beds and lounge areas, offers superb views of the camp’s private water hole. Quench your thirst with a decadent cocktail while watching a parade of animals and birdlife doing the same.

Alternatively enjoy a pampering spa treatment in the privacy of your room’s private deck, surrounded by the sounds of nature.

Boasting both indoor and outdoor dining areas, the camp offers further relaxation pods in the form of an open fire seating area, lounge and library as well as a central bar. Our friendly and passionate team are always available to ensure your every need is fulfilled.

For our more active guests, the fitness centre and running track are available to work off the delicious meals consumed and our extensive lawned gardens provide an idyllic setting for a yoga routine. For couples and families looking for team sports, there is a volleyball court and croquet pitch available for some healthy competition.

For those seeking the perfect memento of their stay, our boutique gift shop stocks an array of exquisite local crafts and internationally lauded brands such as Patrick Mavros jewellery.

ACTIVITIES FOR KLASERIE SANDS RIVER CAMP GUESTS

Klaserie Sands River Camp offers an array of activities for guests to choose from:

  • Experience the awakening of the bush with an early morning game drive led by an expert ranger, served with tea, coffee and delicious homemade treats
  • Encounter nocturnal wildlife emerging as the day cools on your late afternoon game drive
  • Feel the African terrain below your feet on a bush walks led by expert guides
  • Experience unprecedented bird watching opportunities
  • Enjoy a refreshing swim in the rim-flow pool with direct views onto our active waterhole
  • Select a book or boardgame from the library to enjoy on the expansive deck, shaded by the towering Jackalberry & Leadwood trees
  • Work off the indulgent meals; enjoy the fitness centre, set up a yoga mat on our manicured lawns or enjoy a game of croquet or volleyball
  • Be pampered with a spa treatment in the privacy of your private deck, surrounded by the sounds of nature
  • Indulge in an authentic off-site bush dinner where we showcase traditional South African cuisine, song and dance
  • Sleep in outdoor luxury under a milky-way blanket at our newly launched Founders Post starbed
  • Take home a reminder of your Klaserie Sands River Camp experience with a beautiful item from our gift store; which features exquisite local crafts and internationally lauded brands such as Patrick Mavros

At Klaserie Sands River Camp, we aim to anticipate, meet and exceed your every requirement. Below is a list of useful information to consider prior to  joining us on-site.

WHAT SHOULD I PACK

  • A pair of closed walking shoes
  • A pair of sandals/flip flops for pool-side
  • Comfortable clothing; there is no dress code for evenings. Please note that neutral
  • clothing is in no way mandatory however darker colours can become very hot in the summer sun
  • Sun-hat, sunglasses and sun-block
  • Camera
  • Binoculars (optional – there is an extra pair in the game vehicles)
  • Swimwear
  • A warm, windproof jacket for morning and evening safari drives
  • A scarf and beanie in the winter months* for safari drives
  • A good book (although there is a library on-site, we welcome the donation of post-holiday books)
  • Active wear (if you intend on using the gym)
  • *Ponchos, blankets and umbrellas are provided in rainy conditions


DO I NEED TO WORRY ABOUT MALARIA?
The Klaserie Private Nature reserve is in a moderate risk malaria area. We advise our guests to consult their personal doctor or visit a travel clinic to get medical advice regarding malaria and prophylactics prior to their safari. Some prophylactics are known to have negative side effects so be sure to discuss this with your doctor as well.

The best defense against malaria is effective prevention. All our suites have mosquito nets as well as anti-mosquito netted sliding doors. Insect repellant is provided for safaris and is available in all of the guest suites and main lodge. Guests are advised to wear long-sleeved, light coloured fabric in the evenings and early mornings and to use insect repellant on exposed skin.

If flu-like symptoms or fever occur 4-6 weeks after your safari, consult your doctor immediately and advise that you have been in a moderate malaria risk area, so that they can test and treat you accordingly.

WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE AND DEPART?
Check in is at 13:00 – early check in can be accommodated but is subject to room availability
Check out is at 11:00 – late check out can be accommodated but is subject to room availability

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO GET TO THE KLASERIE NATURE RESERVE GATE FROM MY POINT-OF-ORIGIN?

POINT OF ORIGIN MODE OF TRANSPORT    TRAVEL TIME
OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg) Flight 1h10
Cape Town International Airport    Flight 2h40
Eastgate Airport (Hoedspruit) Vehicle 45 minutes
Sandton, Johannesburg Vehicle 6 hours
Nelspruit Central Vehicle 3 hours
Skukuza Airport (Kruger National Park) Vehicle 3 hours
Phalaborwa Main Rest Camp (Kruger National Park) Vehicle 2 hours

WHICH GREATER KRUGER GATE IS CLOSEST TO THE CAMP?
Enkhulu Gate

HOW FAR IS THE DRIVE FROM ENKHULU GATE TO KLASERIE SANDS RIVER CAMP?
Once you enter the Greater Kruger, the speed limit lowers to 50km/hour on tar roads, and 35km/hour on gravel roads. The drive can take about 45 minutes.

WHAT IS THE GATE ENTRY FEE?
The Enkhulu Gate entry fee is R160,00 per vehicle.

WHAT TIMES DOES THE ENKHULU GATE OPEN AND CLOSE?
Gates open at 06:00 and close at 18:00

WHAT ARE THE LEVIES APPLICABLE FOR KLASERIE PRIVATE NATURE RESERVE?
Bed Levy: R250,00 per person per stay
Protected Species Conservation Levy: R115,00 per person per night

IS KLASERIE PRIVATE NATURE RESERVE PART OF THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK?
Klaserie Nature Reserve is adjacent to the Kruger National Park. There are no fences separating the reserves and this area is collectively known as the Greater Kruger. No fences allows animals to freely roam between the reserves.

Whereas in Kruger National Park guests are permitted to self-drive, in Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, only formal safari vehicles are permitted to conduct game drives.

DO I NEED TO BE FIT FOR A BUSH WALK?
Only children over the age of 16 are permitted to join the bush walks. The duration of the walk can be around 3 hours but will depend on the interest levels and fitness capabilities of the guests. A light pace is undertaken however the terrain can become hilly at times. Guests with health difficulties/who are prone to asthmatic episodes, should not participate in the bush walks.

WHAT WEATHER SHOULD I EXPECT ON MY TRIP?
Summer in the Greater Kruger area is from September to April, while the fine winter months are from May to August. Rainfall months are usually from November to March, peaking in January and February. Average summer daytime temperatures are around 30-40 degree Celsius [86-104 degrees Fahrenheit] and winter daytime temperates range between 20-28 degree Celsius [68-82degrees Fahrenheit]. With KSRC situated on a non-perennial river bed, evening temperatures in winter can drop to below zero.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO TRAVEL?
Klaserie Sands River Camp is a year-round safari destination. The best bird-watching period is after the first rains, usually from November until April, when all the migratory birds return. This is also the same time that the seasonal breeders, such as impala, warthogs & wildebeest, produce their offspring.

WILL YOU CATER FOR MY DIETARY REQUIREMENTS?
Every effort will be made to accommodate your dietary requirements/food allergies. Kindly notify the camp of your requirements at least 24 hours prior to arrival in order to prepare accordingly.

  

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