Frequently Asked Questions
At Klaserie Sands River Camp, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or +27 (0) 15 817 1800
WHAT SHOULD I PACK
- A pair of closed walking shoes
- A pair of sandals/flip flops for pool-side
- Comfortable clothing; there is no dress code for evenings. Please note that neutral
clothing is in no way mandatory however darker colours can become very hot in the summer sun
- Sun-hat, sunglasses and sun-block
- Binoculars (optional – there is an extra pair in the game vehicles)
- A warm, windproof jacket for morning and evening safari drives
- A scarf and beanie in the winter months* for safari drives
- A good book (although there is a library on-site, we welcome the donation of post-holiday books)
- Active wear (if you intend on using the gym)
*Ponchos, blankets and umbrellas are provided in rainy conditions
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 defense against malaria is effective prevention. All our suites have mosquito nets as well as anti-mosquito netted sliding doors. Insect repellant is provided for safaris and is available in all of the guest suites and main lodge. Guests are advised to wear long-sleeved, light coloured fabric in the evenings and early mornings and to use insect repellant 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.
WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE AND DEPART?
Check in is at 13:00 – early check in can be accommodated but is subject to room availability
Check out is at 11:00 – late check out can be accommodated but is subject to room availability
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO GET TO THE KLASERIE NATURE RESERVE GATE FROM MY POINT-OF-ORIGIN?
|POINT OF ORIGIN||MODE OF TRANSPORT||TRAVEL TIME|
|OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg)||Flight||1h10|
|Cape Town International Airport||Flight||2h40|
|Eastgate Airport (Hoedspruit)||Vehicle||45 minutes|
|Sandton, Johannesburg||Vehicle||6 hours|
|Nelspruit Central||Vehicle||3 hours|
|Skukuza Airport (Kruger National Park)||Vehicle||3 hours|
|Phalaborwa Main Rest Camp (Kruger National Park)||Vehicle||2 hours|
WHICH GREATER KRUGER GATE IS CLOSEST TO THE CAMP?
HOW FAR IS THE DRIVE FROM ENKHULU GATE TO KLASERIE SANDS RIVER 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 IS THE GATE ENTRY FEE?
The Enkhulu Gate entry fee is R160,00 per vehicle.
WHAT TIMES DOES THE ENKHULU GATE OPEN AND CLOSE?
Gates open at 06:00 and close at 18:00
WHAT ARE THE LEVIES APPLICABLE FOR KLASERIE PRIVATE NATURE RESERVE?
Bed Levy: R250,00 per person per stay
Protected Species Conservation Levy: R115,00 per person per night
IS KLASERIE PRIVATE NATURE RESERVE PART OF THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK?
Klaserie Nature Reserve is adjacent to the Kruger National Park. There are no fences separating the reserves and this area is collectively known as the Greater Kruger. No fences allows animals to freely roam between the reserves.
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.
DO I NEED TO BE FIT FOR A BUSH WALK?
Only children over the age of 16 are permitted to join the bush walks. The duration of the walk can be around 3 hours but will depend on the interest levels and fitness capabilities of the guests. A light pace is undertaken however the terrain can become hilly at times. Guests with health difficulties/who are prone to asthmatic episodes, should not participate in the bush walks.
WHAT WEATHER SHOULD I EXPECT ON MY TRIP?
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 river bed, evening temperatures in winter can drop to below zero.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO TRAVEL?
Klaserie Sands River Camp is a year-round safari destination. The best bird-watching period is after the first rains, usually from November until April, when all the migratory birds return. This is also the same time that the seasonal breeders, such as impala, warthogs & wildebeest, produce their offspring.
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 24 hours prior to arrival in order to prepare accordingly.