• 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?

This camp offers two set check-in options per week:

  • Check in option 1: Tuesday – Thursday (2 night stay)
  • Check in option 2: Friday – Monday (3 night stay)

The reason for this set stay structure is to maintain the intimacy and exclusivity offered by this unique camp. We want to afford our guests the opportunity to connect with their fellow travellers and their guides, and to have sufficient time to adequately explore their magnificent surrounds.

Please note that exclusive use of the camp (the reservation of all 4 tents at a single time) is welcomed for small groups.

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 Klaserie Private Nature reserve is in a moderate risk malaria area. 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?

There are daily flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town to Hoedspruit (Eastgate Airport); which is located in close proximity to the Klaserie Nature Reserve entry gate. Klaserie Sands Safari Trails can only be accessed by pre-arranged transfer. Self-driving to this camp is not an option due to its exclusive location within the Greater Kruger.  
 
Please take careful note of the below travel options: 

  • We offer a limited complimentary return transfer shuttle between Eastgate Airport and Klaserie Sands Safari Trails in accordance with general flight arrival and departure times as per the below schedule:  
  • Complimentary transfer from Eastgate Airport to Klaserie Sands Safari Trails at 14h00 on Fridays and Tuesdays  
  • Complimentary transfers from Klaserie Sands Safari Trails to Eastgate Airport at 09h00 on Mondays and Fridays  
  • A paid private transfer out of the above time slots can be arranged directly with Klaserie Sands Safari Trails for a set fee  

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 Kruger Gate is closest to the camp?

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 the Enkhulu close?

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

Are there levies applicable?

The following levies apply for the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve:

Bed Levy: R250,00 per person per stay 
Protected Species Conservation Levy:  R115,00 per person per night until 31 December 2019 |
R200,00 per person per night from 1 January – 31 December 2020

Please note that these levies are subject to change at Klaserie Private Nature Reserve Management’s discretion  

Is Klaserie Nature Reserve part of the Kruger National Park?

Klaserie Sands River Camp is located in the wildlife-rich Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, one of the largest private reserves that forms the Greater Kruger. The reserve is adjacent to the Kruger National Park and has a fenceless boundary, meaning that wildlife can cross into both reserves with ease.   
 
Whereas in Kruger National Park guests are permitted to self-drive, in Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, only formal safari vehicles are permitted to conduct game drives. 

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.