• 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 on-site.

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 3 night stay applies to this camp.

What is your child policy?

Children over the age of 16 are welcome in accordance with national guiding standards.

What should I pack?

  • A pair of closed comfortable walking shoes 
  • Comfortable, light clothing to walk in; long pants and cotton are 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?

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. Guests with health difficulties/who are prone to asthmatic episodes, should rather opt for a stay at sister property, Klaserie Sands River Camp. 

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?

Klaserie Sands Safari Trails offers a complimentary return shuttle from/to Hoedspruit (Eastgate) Airport and the camp. All transfer requests or queries should be sent directly to reservations@klaseriesands.com

What time should I arrive and depart?

A minimum 3-night length of stay will apply for this camp, with check-ins available on Fridays or Tuesdays. Guests can check in from 13h00 and check out is at 09h00.

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

Enkhulu Gate

How far is the Gate from the camp?

Once you enter the Greater Kruger, the speed limit lowers to 50km/hour on tar roads, and 35km/hour on gravel roads. The drive can take about 45 minutes.

What time does the Enkhulu gate 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 30-40 degree Celsius [86-104 degrees Fahrenheit] and winter daytime temperates range between 20-28 degree Celsius [68-82degrees Fahrenheit]. With KSRC 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.