Our Rating
7.8
Overall

Klaserie Drift Angela's Camp

South Africa, Greater Kruger, Klaserie

from R 2750 pp/night sharing

*Rates shown apply to South African residents only - discounted rates for overseas residents available on request.

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Klaserie Drift Angela's Camp

South Africa, Greater Kruger, Klaserie

from R 2750 pp/night sharing

*Rates shown apply to South African residents only - discounted rates for overseas residents available on request.

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Offering jaw-dropping views from the infinity pool deck located on the top of a cliff overlooking the Klaserie River and the vast expanse of the Klaserie beyond, this intimate 5 roomed camp delivers an unrushed and uncrowded safari experience

Our Ratings

7.8
Overall
7.5
Luxury & style
8.5
Setting
8.0
Game Viewing
7.0
Romance

Our Ratings

7.8
Overall
7.5
Luxury & style
8.5
Setting
8.0
Game Viewing
7.0
Romance

What's Hot

  • Jaw dropping views on offer from the infinity pool deck located on the top of a cliff overlooking the Klaserie River and the vast expanse of the reserve beyond – taking a break from the summer heat with a dip in the pool whilst simultaneously watching the animals in the river bed below makes for an unforgettable experience!
  • Unlike many of the more developed private reserves in the greater Kruger region, the safari experience at the Klaserie Drift camps is generally far less crowded and unrushed as you encounter far fewer other game drive vehicles
  • The 5 rooms at Angela’s Camp are traditional stand-alone rondavel style units which have been nicely renovated – they’re not going to win any design awards, but offer that perfect back-to-basics bush experience beloved of many safari purists
  • The Klaserie is still less well-known than many of the other private reserves open to the Kruger Park and the value for money on offer tends to be excellent as a result even though game viewing is of a high standard


What's Not

  • As mentioned before, the rondavel style accommodation is quite simple and traditionally styled – whilst it’s been nicely renovated, it’s unlikely to satisfy the style connoisseurs looking for a more “designer” style lodge
  • Whilst fewer other game drive vehicles around makes for a wonderfully relaxed drive experience, it does also mean that there are fewer eyes out there spotting game and you may have to work a bit harder on drives – having said that, the rangers and trackers here know the land and animals like the back of their hand and great Big Five sightings are likely!

Klaserie Drift Angela’s Camp

Klaserie Drift Angela’s Camprelax in the enticing infinity-edge pool during the heat of the day with a cold drink in hand, chances are you’ll spend a massive chunk of the hours between game drives on the deck drinking in the stunning views!

Lodge Profile

Offering jaw-dropping views from the infinity pool deck located on the top of a cliff overlooking the Klaserie River and the vast expanse of the Klaserie beyond, this intimate 5 roomed camp delivers an unrushed and uncrowded safari experience

Quick Overview

Location
Klaserie
Drive Time
6 hours from Johannesburg
Malaria
Yes - low risk area
Setting
On clifftop overlooking Klaserie River
Rooms
5 rondavels
Aircon
Yes
Pool
Yes
Spa
Massages and treatments by prior arrangement
Camp Fenced
Yes
Tracker
Yes
Off Road
Yes
Child Policy
Children of all ages welcomed

The best, most characterful game lodges always have that special something that makes them unique, a specific feature that gives them the “wow’ factor and has guests remembering their stay there for years! When it comes to Klaserie Drift Angela’s Camp, that special something isn’t too hard to identify (in fact it’ll have you standing in awe when you first see it) – it has to be the absolutely jaw-dropping views from the lodge’s pool deck set on a cliff high above the Klaserie River!

Whether you’re relaxing in a comfortable lounger or (even better!) relaxing in the enticing infinity-edge pool during the heat of the day, chances are you’ll spend a massive chunk of the hours between game drives on the deck drinking in the views! Overlooking a huge expanse of the unspoilt bushveld that makes up the Klaserie reserve, you’ll no doubt enjoy unforgettable sightings of animals in the river below and wandering in the bush beyond the far bank!

So how come chances are that you’ve probably never previously heard of Klaserie Drift Angela’s Camp? The reason lies in the fact that the Klaserie reserve (and its lodges) are perhaps the least well-known of all the private reserves lying on the western border of the Kruger Park, the reserves renowned as offering the best game viewing in the country. In contrast with its better-known immediate neighbour, the Timbavati for example, the Klaserie has enjoyed a much lower public profile up to now (even though it is effectively the same reserve, with the Timbavati lying on the right-hand side of the main access road into the reserve, whilst the Klaserie lies to the left)

The main reason for this lack of a high profile is pretty simple: compared to other prestigious reserves like the Sabi Sand and Timbavati with their profusion of famous luxury lodges, the Klaserie has until very recently being dominated by non-commercial lodges used almost exclusively by their owners as a private retreat for immediate family and friends. Now though, the Klaserie is rapidly starting to open up and many of the old private lodges are re-opening as commercial lodges now bookable by the public.

The 2 Klaserie Drift lodges are 2 recent examples of this – long established and well-loved old family camps that have recently been extensively refurbished and have now re-opened their doors for public business. Traversing over 10 000 hectares of prime big game territory (including 3 000 hectares for their exclusive use) and having been in private operation since the 1990’s, the game viewing experience is well established and of a superb quality even if the lodges are “new” – the staff here know this land and the animals on it like the back of their hands and are hence able to deliver an absolutely top-notch game viewing experience!

In contrast to its sister lodge, Klaserie Drift Amani Camp, whose 4 luxurious bedrooms lie in the main body of a beautifully renovated old bush home, Angela’s Camp consists of 5 stand-alone rooms in the form of traditional rondavels. These have been attractively renovated and modernised with air-con etc, but it’s probably fair to say that if you’re looking for cutting-edge contemporary style and décor then you would be better off looking at a “new build” lodge.

The rooms at Angela’s Camp are equipped with air-conditioning and each feature original artworks from the local artist after which each room has been named. They’re not quite as luxurious and spacious as the bedrooms at sister-camp Amani Lodge, but then again many people will probably prefer that they are all stand-alone.

The main lodge entertainment areas are in and around a thatched building with a comfortable seating area with TV lounge (with DSTV) and an unusual feature is that the kitchen is open-plan, so you can wander past and watch the chef preparing your next delicious meal! A wooden bar on the patio is where you can enjoy a cold beer, with the open-air boma lying adjacent – here you’ll no doubt enjoy your evenings chatting with fellow guests around the fire before enjoying another delicious dinner under the stars!

With its open borders to the Timbavati and Kruger beyond, the twice-daily game drives are likely to satisfy the fussiest of true bush connoisseurs! With traversing over Klaserie Drift’s own 3 000 hectares plus the option to venture further onto neighbouring land, what stands out at Klaserie Drift is both the quality of the game viewing on offer, as well as how uncrowded and unrushed the whole experience is. Unlike other private reserves which have many more lodges and hence many more vehicles, coming across another game vehicle here is the exception rather than the rule. This leads to a much more exclusive and unspoiled feeling with the enthusiastic rangers giving guests the opportunity to enjoy unrushed sightings of the Big Five and other animals that call this uncrowded neck of the Klaserie home!

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Child Policy

  • All children are welcome at the Klaserie Drift Safari Camps.
  • Children under the age of 4 will stay free of charge.
  • Children between 4 and 12 years will be charged 50% of the adult per person sharing rate – maximum of one child sharing with adults.
  • Children 12 years and older are regarded as adults and will be charged the adult per person sharing rate.