The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve is bushveld heaven within the Greater Kruger area of the Limpopo Province. Visitors to this part of South Africa will have the opportunity to see animals free and unhindered as there are no fences in the famed Kruger National Park. Klaserie forms part of the Associated Private Nature Reserves and its 60,000 hectares makes it one of the largest privately-owned nature reserves in South Africa.
The north of the reserve is bordered by the Olifants River—with the Klaserie River running from south to north through the middle. The landscape is characterised by various species of acacia trees, along with marula and wild teak scattered throughout—home to impressive birdlife that includes the endangered ground hornbill. Safari-goers to this Big Five destination, will also have the opportunity to observe a variety of other species like wild dogs, hippos, warthogs, baboons, cheetahs, and hyenas.
Travelling to Klaserie Private Nature Reserve is easy. Those using Eastgate Airport can expect flights under an hour long. Additionally, OR Tambo International Airport serves the area. By road, the reserve is approximately five hours from Johannesburg.
The months between April and September are the best for optimum game viewing and also more pleasurable as the temperatures hover around the mid-20s.
Even though there are no fences between Klaserie Private Nature Reserve and the Kruger National Park and animals roam freely between the two, it is not permissible to cross with a private vehicle.
Safari-goers making the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve their destination of choice can look forward to the most memorable experiences. The bush comes alive with the sight of the Big Five, including the leopard, lion, elephant, rhino, and buffalo, as well as more than 140 mammal species like hyenas, jackals, steenbok, kudu, impala and giraffe. Other fauna species occurring in Klaserie include about 500 different birds and more than 118 reptiles and 30 kinds of amphibians.
Travellers to Klaserie can expect hot and humid conditions between October and March. Respite from the heat is in the form of rain showers and thunderstorms. Between April and September, things cool down, and wildlife spotting becomes easier.
Klaserie Private Nature Reserve lends itself perfectly to intimate wildlife experiences that include game drives at sunrise and sunset. Most lodges also offer guided bush walks by experienced and knowledgeable guides. Trips to other attractions outside the reserve, like the Panorama Route, can furthermore be arranged.
Klaserie is a private nature reserve and offers an array of overnight facilities that guests can choose. The different safari lodges range from rustic bush camps to ultra-luxurious establishments and make provision for different budgets.