Africa on Foot specialises in Big Five safaris and walking safaris in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve; a wildlife rich region in the heart of the Greater Kruger. The Klaserie shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park which means predators and other wildlife roam freely throughout.
On a walking safari guests will be led by experienced and professional game rangers through a wildlife area rich in game including lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo as well as hyena, hippo, giraffe, zebra and a whole host of other wildlife. In addition to walking safaris, Big 5 game drives and night drives are offered allowing guests to participate in a full spectrum of safari activities.
Africa on Foot Camp has 5 chalets ensuring an intimate and personal safari experience. For the more adventurous there is a treehouse which can be booked at no extra cost. On balmy summer days guests can relax at the splash pool and enjoy a traditional South African barbecue (braai) around the camp fire area in the boma.
Africa on Foot's location is in a prime wildlife area. The Greater Kruger is a collection of private, unfenced nature reserves situated on the western border of the Kruger National Park. All game moves freely throughout the region, but the reserves in the Greater Kruger are private meaning that the guests get an unbeatable safari experience.
Africa on Foot is about an hour’s drive from the town of Hoedspruit, which is the supply capital of the Greater Kruger. Eastgate airport is the local airport for the camps in the Klaserie, which is about a 40 minute drive from camp.
Guests fly to Eastgate airport from Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban, and are met by their host from Africa on Foot and driven the last distance to camp. This last leg is a drive through a Big 5 area, so keep your eyes peeled for early game-viewing.
GPS co-ordinates:S 24° 16' 46.8" E 31° 14' 4.9"
Here is the story and video on the death of the young female leopard in the Klaserie a few days ago. The brutality of the bush can be heart-breaking and we are certainly sad to have lost this young cat. Take a look: http://www.sundestinations.co.za/the-death-of-a-leopard-in-the-klaserie/
On the topic of leopards, and something a little more uplifting, take a look at this beautiful footage of a male leopard seen marking his territory at Nyala Dam last week: http://www.sundestinations.co.za/that-lucky-leopard-sighting-on-video/
This morning's game drive brought an element of sadness as our vehicle pulled up to the body of a female leopard. On game drive last night, guests saw all of the Big 5, including a female leopard with a freshly killed impala. This morning that same leopard was found dead. There is a side to the bush that is brutal, and predators are constantly in competition with each other for food and survival, and it appears the resident Ross Pride lionesses put up a fight last night. Watch this space for updates into this sad, yet astonishing story.
Only last week we posted a blog about the incredible sighting of African wild dogs in the Klaserie, and this morning we were lucky enough to find them again! The pack, including playful pups, began their movements along the tar road, in full view of guests at Africa on Foot and nThambo Tree Camp.
The Week in Pictures is here! Enjoy some of the fantastic images and photography circulating around the Sun Destinations camps: http://www.sundestinations.co.za/week-in-pictures-one-little-lion-cub-and-scenes-of-safari/ #weekinpictures