• Walking safari important information

Important Information

At Klaserie Sands Safari Trails, we aim to anticipate, meet and exceed your every requirement. Below is a list of useful information to consider prior to joining us.

Should you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us directly on reservations@klaseriesands.com or +27 (0) 15 817 1800

When can I stay at Klaserie Sands Safari Trails?

Klaserie Sands Safari Trails is open throughout the year and is available for check-in on any day of the week. A minimum 2 night stay applies to this camp.

What is your child policy?

Children over the age of 14 are welcome , however children need to be 16 years or older to participate in walking safaris, in accordance with national guiding standards.

What should I pack?

  • A pair of closed comfortable walking shoes 
  • A pair of flip flops or sandals 
  • Comfortable, light clothing for safari; cotton is recommended  
  • A warm, lightweight and windproof jacket for the evenings   
  • Daypack/small backpack  
  • Sun-hat, sunglasses and sun-block 
  • Camera 
  • Binoculars  
  • Swimwear 
  • A scarf and beanie in the winter months 
  • A good book (although there is a library on-site, we welcome the donation of post-holiday books)

Do I need to be fit to participate in walking safaris?

Please note that only children over the age of 16 are permitted to participate in bush walks. The duration of walking safaris can be around 3-4 hours and guests should be relatively fit and able to manage a 10-15km walk. A light pace is undertaken however the terrain can become hilly at times. 

Do I need to worry about malaria?

The private reserves that make up the Greater Kruger National Park are moderate risk malaria areas. 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 defence against malaria is effective prevention. All our tents have anti-mosquito gauze and insect repellent is provided. Guests are advised to wear long-sleeved, light coloured fabric in the evenings and early mornings and to use insect repellent 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. 

How do I get there?

Please contact Carmen on reservations@klaseriesands.com,  who will provide you with directions to self drive to camp or will gladly assist in booking a transfer on your behalf, from Eastgate Airport to Camp.

What time should I arrive and depart?

A minimum 2-night length of stay will apply for this camp. Guests can check in from 13h00 and check out is at 09h00.

Which is the closest reserve entry gate to Klaserie Sands Safari Trails?

Ncheni Gate in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, accessed via the Enkhulu Gate.

Please note the gate fee of R190 to enter Ncheni Gate. 

How far is the Gate from the camp?

Once you enter the Greater Kruger, the speed limit lowers to 40km/hour on gravel roads. The drive can take about 1h30 minutes from Enkhulu/Ncheni gates to Safari Trails.

What time does the Enkhulu and Ncheni gates close?

Gates open at 06:00 and close at 18:00

What weather should I expect?

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 30-35 degree Celsius [86-95 degrees Fahrenheit] and winter daytime temperates range between 20-28 degree Celsius [68-82degrees Fahrenheit]. With the camp situated on a non-perennial riverbed, evening temperatures in winter can drop to below zero.

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 one week prior to arrival in order to prepare accordingly.  Due to our remote location and low carbon footprint, we are unfortunately not equipped to cater for our Halaal or Kosher meals.