Camp Diaries

A predator-packed game drive to end 2019 with a bang!

Posted on Mon January 6, 2020.

It was the last game drive of the year and we set out with a great deal of excitement and apprehension for what was to come. Little did we know, we were in for a predator-packed surprise...

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5 Reasons to go on a Walking Safari

Posted on Wed December 11, 2019.

If I asked you to imagine a typical African safari, no doubt your minds would conjure up images of khaki Land Cruisers adorned with tourists peeping over the telescopic lenses of their cameras at fat-bellied lions lounging in the grass.

Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot to love about vehicle-based safaris - not least the intimacy and closeness of the wildlife encounters that guides are able to produce. Over time, the animals that grace these wilderness areas have become accustomed to the presence of the vehicles, allowing guests an up-close-and-personal experience of Africa’s most charismatic species (read: “bitey”, “very big” or “has a rather pointy horn / ill temper”).

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Chef Steven's Famous Fudge Recipe

Posted on Thu November 7, 2019 in Food and drink.

There's nothing like a delicious sweet treat in the afternoon before an action-packed game drive. Our chefs are also talented bakers and love to indulge our guests with some of their favourite sweet recipes! Loved Steven's fudge during your visit to Klaserie Sands? He's shared his long-withheld recipe so that you can have a taste of Klaserie Sands in your very own home.

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When the Safari Gods Deliver

Posted on Sun November 3, 2019 in Unique Sightings.

Constructing and sticking to a plan for a game drive has about as much chance of happening as finding a cheetah in the Klaserie: in other words, it’s a very rare occurrence. More often than not, some unexpected fresh tracks will appear, or a radio call will come in, that reroute your entire drive and the game plan you had in mind quickly goes out the window.

By Elly Gearing, Lead Guide for Klaserie Sands River Camp

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Wild Dog vs Hyena: a Struggle for Survival

Posted on Sun November 3, 2019 in Unique Sightings.

Every guide knows that luck plays a big role when it comes to safari in an open bush system like the Klaserie. For every action-packed game drive, you can have just as many where nothing much happens. Yet, all it takes is half a second for everything to change.

By Elly Gearing, Lead Guide for Klaserie Sands River Camp
As published in the Klaserie Chronicle

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