We stayed here for 4 nights as a family of four. The day starts off with an early morning walk, and ends with a sunset safari drive. During the day is plenty of time to relax. From the treehouse, you may spot some wildlife as well.
The morning walks are very interesting. Even though you do not often see big game, the merit of bush walks lies in wealth of knowledge our excellent guide Enoch had to share about almost every bush, track or dung dropping we passed. Our tracker Enoch and Ranger Francois made a great team for the exhillarating sunset drives, which took us off the roads, and through the bush within very close proximity of the wildlife, including a lion pride. These close encounters are something you will probably not experience in Kruger, and make this camp so spectacular. Out of the Big 5, we did not see Buffalo at Africa on Foot (although they can be seen here, and we did see rare Wild Dogs). In terms of wildlife, Klaserie seemed a bit less dense than Kruger - if you want to see all the Big 5 and massive heards of Impala, spend a day or two in Kuger. Africa on Foot on the other hand offers a more authentic feel, with rough 4x4 rides, scenic sunset drinks and intense bush walks.
The lodging was very nice. We stayed in 2 person round huts, which were equipped simply but nicely. The outdoor shower also adds to the authenticity. The ready-made beds with warm water bottles and a bed-time story were lovely and exemplify the attention to detail that the housekeeping staff showed!
All guests at Africa on Foot (an average of 10 at any time during our stay) dine together. The food is great, and mixes familiar dishes with local cuisine, giving an authentic yet accessible South African dining experience. The evening were well spent around the campfire, and made for some great social time and storytelling.
The staff were all-around friendly, kind and helpful, and added to the experience of staying here.
Some points to think about: be sure to bring some books etc. for the daytime, since there is a lot of free time. Since the camp is located in the middle of the bush with no barriers, there are unfortunately (yet understandably) few opportunities to go for a little stroll around the camp. Just be prepared to spend some time with your family (or other travel partners) during the day!
Also, when self-driving to the camp, bear in mind that an SUV with elevated chasis is nearly obligatory, and 4x4 is probably recommended. The road can be a bit bumpy...
Overall, a fantastic experience - we were sad to leave this place. Africa on Foot really does take the motto 'Come as clients - Leave as friends' to heart! Our stay here really complemented our stay at Kruger, and one could definately combining several days at Africa on Foot with a few nights in the main Kruger park.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Africa on Foot offers Big Five Kruger Walking Safaris and game drives in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve which shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Africa On Foot Camp Hotel Limpopo Province
- Africa On Foot Camp South Africa/Klaserie Private Game Reserve