Last year, our team and our guests had the unique opportunity to take part in two dehorning operations alongside wildlife veterinarians, pilots and key members of the reserve’s conservation and management teams. The following is Elly's recount of the incredible, hands-on experience in which the team got up-close-and-personal with one of the Klaserie's most iconic and threatened animals.
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Klaserie Sands Safari Trails offers an authentic and bespoke safari experience in the renowned Greater Kruger National Park. Perfectly blending serenity, luxury and adventure, this beautifully-appointed tented camp offers guests a deep and rich immersion in untouched nature. Built into the banks of a riverbed, Klaserie Sands Safari Trails features a private chef, refreshing plunge pool, open-air dining areas as well as a tailormade safari itinerary.
Klaserie Sands Safari Trails affords guests the luxury of safari experiences tailormade to their personal preferences. Given the exclusivity of the camp, guests can choose between a variety of activities on offer including game drives, walking trails, photography safaris, bird-watching, tracking and bush-dining.
As one of the famous 'Big Five', rhinos commonly feature on a safari goer's wish-list. However, these prehistoric giants are becoming harder and harder to find with each passing year. Having wandered the plains of Africa for millenia, rhinos are now experiencing a dramatic decline in numbers like never before. Here, guide Elly explains how to tell the difference between black and white rhinos, why they are so endangered and what you...
For me, one of the most interesting things in nature is symbiosis - two separate organisms that have adapted to each other and are now benefiting each other. They're working together and this is known as mutualism, it's a win-win situation. The first example that comes to mind is often the oxpecker and the rhino, but have you heard about the warthog and the mongoose? Or perhaps the ant and the Acacia...
Birds have been making thousand-kilometre journeys for millenia but scientists are still puzzling over their unique ability to navigate the globe on a scale that is simply bewildering for such small creatures. Some species will even return to the exact same nest site year after year. Besides their propensity for annual travel, there is very little that makes a migratory species different to their stay-at-home counterparts, yet migration has clearly become a...
The leopard is undoubtedly one of the world's most iconic big cats and commonly on the bucket lists of first-time and veteran safari-goers alike. I have a saying on safari - "A leopard chooses when it wants to be seen." In other words, they are the masters of disguise - if a leopard does not want to be spotted, it will make itself invisible! Because of their elusive and highly secretive nature,...
Spectacular setting, unique wildlife experience We had an absolutely wonderful experience at Klaserie Sands. The camp is in a uniquely remote setting overlooking a dry riverbed with beautiful big trees. It feels completely wild. At the same time we were treated to such special luxurious touches - afternoons lounging next to the plunge pool, early mornings with hot coffee and just the sound of birds chirruping awake, a gin... Read More
A seamless African Experience The team at Klaserie made their work look effortless and created a unique experience for us at their beautiful lodge. This was my first time trail walking and coupled with the beautiful sightings we were privileged to see on wheels, the extensive knowlege of the guides and simple and well-planned comfort at the lodge, this has raised expectations and appreciation of what an experience in... Read More
A Gem Covid has shown us that all is not bad, it has made us stop once again and look for the little gems .........there are a plenty in this country - Klaserie Sands Safari Trails is not only a gem, but a diamond. A warm welcome awaits you as you leave the game viewing vehicle and you just sense that this is going to be one of those... Read More
Emmi & Family
"As a couple who have traveled extensively and enjoyed many Bush experiences we arrive to "Wow" We arrived to a great reception by professional smiling staff. After a walk around the camp we were taken to our luxury tent. During our delicious lunch we were briefed for our afternoon walk.Our first of a kind bush walk with Matt and Ellie, both with extreme knowledge and passion made us feel... Read More