An African Safari Holiday should be on everyone’s travel bucket list. The experience is unique, exciting and brings us closest to our primeval roots. Experiencing a sunset, taking in the scents, listening the calls of the wild is unique. Coupled with the excitement of what could lie around the next bush, up a tree or around a bend in the road; ramps up the suspense and the thrill with every excursion into the bush.
But it’s the knowledge, care and hospitality offered by this professional hospitality team that brings this African adventure truly to life. Add the exclusivity of a lodge which caters for a maximum of just 8 guests at a time, include the fine dining, awesome amenities, luxurious accommodation and you may be excused if you think you are in ‘heaven’: Welcome to the Klaserie Sands River Camp.
This Luxurious Game Lodge offers you a spectacular wildlife safari experience. Ideally located on the banks of the dry N’tsiri riverbed in the heart of the Greater Kruger National Park. Immerse yourself in the beauty of this award-winning safari camp situated within the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve.
What I love about Klaserie Sands River Camp is their divine luxury suites. There are just four suites; two Standard Suites, a Honeymoon Suite and a Family Suite. They all have private patios with wonderful views over the riverbed or waterhole.
The luxury suites ooze charm and they are warmly decorated. The most comfortable beds make for an awesome night’s sleep. Trust me, you will sleep like a ‘log’.
Each suite is positioned in such a way as to enhance the bushveld experience. The luxury suites all have a private deck with views over the riverbed or the waterhole. Sitting on your patio enjoying the surroundings can easily be rewarded with visits from any of the local wildlife including elephants, the big cats and a variety of antelope. The birdlife is fantastic.
Every air-conditioned suite has overhead fans and mosquito nets. I love overhead fans they work best to keep any flying insects at bay. Remember you are in a malaria area, so you will need to get anti-malarial medication prescribed before you head off on safari to this region.
Spend a Night under the African Skies
How would you like to spend a night in their ‘Starbed Experience’?
The night sky in Southern Africa is spectacular. At Klaserie Sands River Camp you can experience a night like no other. A unique and Awesome setting to celebrate that special occasion.
I absolutely love sleeping out in the open air, under the African sky, it really does connect you with your surroundings. The African night sky is something that is so special, living in the northern hemisphere, I can honestly say; I miss the African night sky.
This unique ‘Starbed Experience’ is offered as an additional extra but I seriously think it is well worth the additional approximately £140 supplement. This iconic experience offers you uninterrupted views over the bushveld from the raised platform underneath the ancient Jackalberry tree.
Settle into your private open-air bedroom and relax in the draped four-poster bed which is set amongst your own private lounge and dining area while a contained deck below features a toilet, a safari basin and dressing facilities. This is seriously such an Awesome Experience.
The package includes a selection of sparkling and cellar wines as well as a scrumptious dinner for two. This is seriously a once-in-a-lifetime African Safari experience.
I think for me what makes Klaserie Sands River Camp so very special is that it is undoubtedly competing with the best lodges in the area, but it is not pretentious. You really do feel as part of the family, the management and staff are truly, so hospitable.
What brings the whole package together, is the way that the lodge offers a luxurious and exclusive experience, yet it feels so homely. The décor and ambiance created in the common areas truly do make one feel so relaxed and at ease.
The lodge features both indoor and outdoor dining facilities. There is a comfortable lounge and a library to brush up on some knowledge about the bush and its many inhabitants or simply chill and enjoy a drink at the bar, sharing stories with others.
The cuisine on offer at the lodge is typically South African and features a selection of specialities. Indulge in an authentic ‘off-site’ bush dinner; truly a magical experience. Enjoying a meal in the open air with a roaring bush fire is what Africa is all about.
The shaded decks and rim-flow pool is the perfect location to chill out and escape the afternoon sun. The lodges unique position alongside the N’tsiri riverbed offers commanding views over the surrounding bushveld. Grab a cocktail and relax on the deck with your binoculars and spot some 500 plus bird species and game that frequent the surrounding area.
To keep in shape there is a fitness centre and a running track. Alternatively pamper yourself with a spa treatment in the privacy on your suite’s private deck.
Game Viewing on Safari
This is undoubtably prime game viewing country. Blessed with a variety of wild animals in their natural habitat that is unique and truly offers that authentic African bushveld experience. This is the main reason why you are here, and this is where Klaserie Sands River Camp provides that that ultimate African safari experience.
The lodge provides a team of professional rangers and trackers to bring your African Safari experience alive. There are two game drives daily as well as the opportunity for bush walks during the day.
The early morning game drive will be rewarded with greeting of the sunrise with a warm cup of tea or coffee and a rusk. The evening game drive culminates in sundowners and snacks while enjoying that magnificent African sunset. After which a night drive enables the team to seek out the many elusive nocturnal species that come out to hunt and graze.
The dedicated rangers and trackers at Klaserie Sands River Camp have built up a history and knowledge of the bush they are traversing. This enables them to better locate wild animals which are often territorial and habitual. By understanding and sharing their knowledge and information about the environment helps them to enrich your African bush safari experience.
Watching the sunrise and set in the African skies is an Awesome adventure. Enjoying the many scents and calls of the wild is exhilarating. Add in the excitement of seeking out wildlife which could be around the next bush, up the next tree or beyond the next bend in the road; ramps up the suspense and thrill with every moment you spend in the bush.
If you are looking for an authentic African Safari experience, include Klaserie Sands River Camp on your itinerary. I can highly recommend this Awesome lodge to everyone. Whether it’s your first visit to the bush or you have been multiple times, this is an Awesome Experience.
One thing is for sure, if you visit once, you will be yearning to get back; nothing beats an African Safari.