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7.2
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Africa on Foot

South Africa, Greater Kruger, Klaserie

from R 2465 pp/night sharing

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7.2
Overall

Africa on Foot

South Africa, Greater Kruger, Klaserie

from R 2465 pp/night sharing

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Africa on Foot is all about experiencing the excitement of walking safaris - and let’s face it, little compares to the thrill of meeting the Big 5 on foot!

Our Ratings

7.2
Overall
6.0
Luxury & Style
6.0
Setting
8.5
Game Viewing
6.0
Romance

Our Ratings

7.2
Overall
6.0
Luxury & Style
6.0
Setting
8.5
Game Viewing
6.0
Romance

What's Hot

  • Experience one of the most pristine and remote wildlife areas in the country on foot – here you really get the chance to connect with the bush and enjoy some adrenaline-pumping adventures!
  • Fantastic guiding and tracking by very knowledgeable and enthusiastic rangers who will teach you things about the bush that you’ve never been exposed to previously
  • Warm and genuinely friendly hosting – we love owner-managed lodges and Courtney Blunden and his team will go out of their way to make your stay a great one
  • Do something utterly memorable - sleep-out under the stars in the lodge’s comfortable Tree House (and a real bonus is that it’s at no extra cost!)
  • The camp is solar-powered and eco-friendly therefore it's extremely light on the environment

What's Not

  • You need to be aware that you’re not as likely to see big game close-up on foot – however that’s what the afternoon game drives are for!
  • If you want a 5 star luxury experience then do not even look here – but if you want a back to nature experience with just the basic comforts then this could be the perfect place for you!
Africa on Foot

Africa on FootThere’s little to match the thrill of walking through this vast wilderness knowing that any member of the Big Five could be just around the next thicket!

Lodge Profile

Africa on Foot is all about experiencing the excitement of walking safaris - and let’s face it, little compares to the thrill of meeting the Big 5 on foot!

Quick Overview

Location
Klaserie
Drive Time
6 hours from Johannesburg
Malaria
Yes - low risk area
Setting
Overlooking the bushveld
Rooms
5 chalets (including 2 family chalets) and a tree house
Aircon
No
Pool
Yes
Spa
No
Camp Fenced
No
Tracker
Yes - ranger and tracker
Off Road
Yes
Child Policy
No children under 5

Camp

Africa on Foot camp is the place to be for those of you who are up for an adventure on foot, as it specializes in walking safaris! It's located in the Klaserie Reserve which borders the Timbavati and forms part of the Greater Kruger Park – today the Klaserie is the least commercially developed and therefore not as famous as the rest of the private reserves in the area, but that doesn’t mean the game experience isn’t top notch. In fact because of that lack of commercialization, it arguably offers a more truly remote and pristine wildlife experience that just isn’t possible anymore in the reserves which have far more lodges!

View The Big Five On Foot

There’s little to match the thrill of walking through this vast wilderness knowing that any member of the Big Five could be just around the next thicket! The good news then is that the guiding here is absolutely superb! You’ll be accompanied by qualified and experienced game rangers through this rugged and striking panorama - the rangers have had intensive specialized training and qualification in approaching dangerous game and will give you an unforgettable safari experience!

The rangers obviously love what they do as their excitement is infectious and their knowledge and expertise is second to none - it’s not just about allowing you to view the larger mammals on foot, but also about giving you a deeper insight into such things as animal tracks to the sophistication of termite mounds and other interesting facts of the bush that usually go unnoticed on game drives. The walking safaris usually take place in the morning with guests then enjoying a more conventional game drive in the afternoon - these allow you to get even closer to much of the big game that can tend to keep its distance when you’re on foot (in fact if you just like the look of the camp and the area but don’t fancy the walking safari aspect, you can stay here and solely do game drives)

Rustic And Simple Chalets

The actual camp at Africa on Foot is in keeping with the authentic and back to basics philosophy with its 5 rustic chalets (2 are family units) ensuring an intimate and personal safari experience. This is a simple camp with chalets that are small and comfortable –don’t expect luxury 5 star accommodation – but it’s perfect if you wish to truly immerse yourself in a rustic bush experience! All chalets are equipped with lanterns which provide a romantic and traditional atmosphere, whilst plug points in the main area can be used to charge camera batteries (the camp does have generators but these are generally switched off at night) Solar-powered mist fans keep you cool on those hot summer nights and hot water bottles are left under your sheets for the cold winter evenings. All chalets have en-suite bathrooms with some boasting an outside shower!

Enjoy A Night In A Tree House

A huge highlight here is the option of a night in a tree house - if you are adventurous and fancy taking to the bush to perhaps face your fears by sleeping under the stars, this could be just the ticket! The sleep-out platform boasts comfy beds and an outside bathroom and shower as well as a lounge area. From here you have the chance to view all sorts of wildlife from the comfort of your bed!

Cosy Main Lodge Area

The lodge’s thatched main area is spacious and welcoming and houses a comfortable lounge with two sitting areas, a bar and a library - a place where you can relax with a game of monopoly or simply read a book. The dining room has a large table where everyone dines together and shares stories of the day’s adventures in typical safari tradition! The boma area with a camp fire is perfect for warming you up before the morning walk or you can enjoy evening drinks and braai around the open fire. Summer are hot and thankfully the camp has a lovely and very welcome swimming pool with a deck where you can chill or take a nap during the midday heat between game activities and watch out for the resident buffalo – Bruce!

Ultimately the focus at Africa on Foot is a refreshingly different one based on great friendly hosting (the camp is owner managed which we always prefer), a small, intimate and simple but comfortable camp, superbly knowledgeable rangers and of course, the chance to wander a pristine and wild area on foot – it’s certainly not for everyone, but if this is what you are looking for then Africa on Foot will deliver an unforgettable bush experience!

Pricing

pp/night sharing

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Booking Notes

  • Rates are quoted per person per night
  • No single supplement applies to single guests
  • Rates are quoted in South African Rands and are subject to change without prior notice. Rates include government taxes where applicable. If taxes increase, we reserve the right to increase the rate accordingly
  • R150 per person Klaserie conservation fee. Can be paid via credit card at the camps
  • R120 per room gate fee for entering through the Timbavati gate if we do pickups for you from either of Hoedspruit Airport or Bones Bush Pub. Can be paid via credit card direct at the camps
  • R140 per vehicle fee if self drive through Incheni gate. The R140 needs to be paid in cash at the gate
  • Subject to availability

Child Policy

  • Children under 12 pay 50% of the adult rate
  • Children over 12 pay the full adult rate
  • The age limit on walking safaris is 16 years
  • Children between the ages of 5 and 16 years will be taken on morning game “bumbles” or drives (depending on their age) while their parents enjoy their morning walking safaris