Experience a Kruger Safari at nThambo Tree Camp and stay in unique accommodation in the heart of the Southern Klaserie. The Southern Klaserie is part of the Greater Kruger and shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park. It is here that guests can take part in Big Five game drive safaris.
On game drive guests will be led by experienced and professional game rangers through a wildlife area rich in game. There is the chance to see all of the Big 5 in and around camp at any time, so guides will escort guests to and from their rooms at night.
The Southern Klaserie also boasts a plethora of interesting birdlife and is a haven for bird-watchers. All 5 chalets are positioned on stilts at level with the trees so game watching can be enjoyed constantly. The small size and privacy of nThambo means that activities are flexible and exciting night drives can also be conducted.
South Africa is a beautiful country to see and a self-drive option is recommended for guests who have the time and interest for a more diverse experience. The drive from Johannesburg takes about 6 hours according to directions that will be provided for you. The roads are good and safe, while the scenery in the Mpumalanga/Limpopo region is spectacular.
Flying from Johannesburg or Cape Town to Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport is the quickest and easiest option for getting to nThambo. Hoedspruit receives guests travelling to the Greater Kruger every day. Your host from nThambo will meet you at the airport and drive you through the Timbavati Gate and then into the Klaserie and to nThambo Tree Camp.
Road transfers are another option for guests travelling to nThambo. The Ashton’s Transfer takes guests to the Bush Pub & Grill just outside the Timbavati Gate, which is where nThambo will meet their guests and drive them the last 30 minutes to the camp.
Mike and Fiona sent this update from the camp with some more fantastic sightings over the weekend: "As you can see from our previous posts we are having a fabulous time with great game drive sightings here at nThambo. This has continued for the rest of our stay. The reserve is brimming with buffalo and elephants, which we have been seeing regularly, either milling around or cooling down in one of the dams. Rhino's have also been seen a lot, either lone bulls or small groups with young - this is a good sign. Lion sightings have been excellent. We have seen the Trilogy males several times, lazing in the sun - doing what lions do best. The two breakaway Ross pride females have also returned after a week. It's good to see them back, also lazing in the sun with full bellies. Hopefully they will stay for a while. Other prides have also been seen by Africa on Foot. They saw two pride females last night with cubs, on a new property. And this morning they caught a quick glimpse of the Giraffe pride with the white lion! What a reason for us to come back (not that we need one). Maybe we will stay a while with them at Africa on Foot too."
Guests continue to have wonderful sightings, here are the Trilogy male lions, seen on two occasions over the past 2 days. Read more here: http://www.sundestinations.co.za/large-and-in-charge-the-trilogy/
Guests last night saw the Big 5 on drive. News from guests Mike and Fiona: "Hi Brett, An update from tonight's game drive: Well we thought the last 2 days couldn't be beaten, but tonight we had a fantastic 'Big 5 drive' here at nThambo - Buffalo, Elephant, Lion, rhino and a magnificent leopard sighting!"
What an amazing morning game viewing yesterday! Not only did guests see a cheetah but they also witnessed a wild dog kill! Read the Blog post here http://www.sundestinations.co.za/video-wild-dog-hunt-in-the-klaserie/ And watch the video here http://youtu.be/lfpBm2KJVEw