Game Drives: Two game drives are offered per day, one in the morning and one in late afternoon that moves into the night. All game drives are conducted in open 4x4 game viewers, which allow for 360 degree views of wildlife and wilderness.
Sundowners and Coffee Stops: On the morning drive there is a stop for coffee and on afternoon drive you will stop for sundowners. Stops usually take place in scenic, open areas. Sundowners are drinks of your choice, and are usually accompanied by a few snacks.
Morning Bush Walks: For the more energetic, each day after breakfast there is the option of a short morning bush walk. This needs to be requested, and is weather permitting.
Special Occasions: nThambo Tree Camp can tailor-make a special occasion for guests, provided it's pre-arranged. The Honeymoon Sundowner Experience is R500 per couples, but complimentary for honeymooners. There is also the Bush Bar experience, and bush breakfasts upon request.
The Kruger is a fantastic year-round safari destination that enjoys hot summers with rainfall and crisp, dry winters. The summer is from November to April and winter is from May - August.
During the rainy summer season, the landscapes shift to lush emerald green. During November/December is when impala give birth, making it ideal to spot young lambs. Summer is also the best season for birdwatching, as it draws in a wealth of summer migrants from across the globe. Expect full waterholes, rivers, and short bouts of rain with dramatic skylines.
The temperature in winter is warm. Evenings and early mornings are cool, and days are warm and dry. The bushveld thins out during winter, making it easy to spot big game. Because water is scarce, predators are attracted to the waterholes and dams; making it easy to track game.
During the summer months the weather can be hot and humid. Winter sees mild days and cold nights. Early morning game drives and night drives can be cool throughout the year, so you may want to bring a few things for every occasion.
These are a few essentials to bring on a safari to the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve:
nThambo Tree Camp is a relaxed and comfortable camp, where the focus is on providing a unique safari experience hosted by qualified guides and friendly staff. It is an intimate camp, so the experience is cosy and personal with the flexibility that can only be enjoyed at a small camp.
There are two game drives per day, designed to introduce guests to elements of the wild. Drives are conducted at times of day when the predators are most active. For the more adventurous, there is an option of a guided bush walk. The walk is a specialised activity designed to give guests a more in-depth look at the bush they are traversing.
This is a camp that blends naturally into its surroundings and is constructed from a lot of wood and canvas. nThambo’s major selling point is its unique accommodation. Expect to overnight in wooden chalets on stilts. Don’t be surprised if you hear the scurry of hyena beneath your room.
The camp is open, which means wildlife can roam freely throughout. Expect to see a variety of wildlife while based at camp.
Africa's most elite predators are found in the Klaserie and are frequently seen by guests on game drives. Knowing that there are all of Africa's most successful predators around Africa on Foot, the feeling of being in the wild is ever-present.
The Klaserie is known for its prolific big cat sightings, especially lions. The Klaserie lion pride dynamics are well documented. Other fantastic predators found here are leopard, spotted hyena, black-backed jackal, side-striped jackal, caracal, crocodile, cheetah, serval, and African wild dog, to name but a few.
The reserve is rich with prey, waterholes and den sites, making it a haven for lions and leopards.
The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve 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. This means there is a diversity of habitats and, as a result, there is a species diversity to be enjoyed.
Mammals one can expect to see in the area include: elephant, rhino, buffalo, impala, kudu, zebra, giraffe, steenbok, duiker, mongoose, baboon, vervet monkey, hippo, warthog, and many others.
As is always the case on safari, you can never predict what you are going to see, but with such a variety of wildlife species, game drives at Africa on Foot always produce notable sightings.
The birdlife in the Klaserie is a mix of migrant and resident species. Commonly seen (and heard) birds at Africa on Foot are magpie shrike, lilac-breasted roller, yellow-billed hornbill, glossy starling, white-crowned shrike, blue waxbill, fork-tailed drongo, and francolin.
Some of the most superb raptor species are often seen soaring the skies and perching in trees surveying the land. Brown snake eagle, bateleur, martial eagle, African harrier hawk, African hawk eagle, dark chanting goshawk, black-chested snake eagle, Wahlberg’s eagle, and tawny eagle.
The Klaserie has some of the best viewing of white-backed vultures because it is a primary breeding area for these endangered birds. Circling carcasses in the Klaserie, guests can also expect to see lappet-faced, white-faced vultures, and hooded vultures.