Dubbed the pioneer of the Kruger walking safari, Africa on Foot rose to fame because of its combination safari experience. Since inception, the camp remains an iconic and intimate hideaway in the heart of the Big 5 Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. Both the general camp area and accommodation provide all of the creature comforts from home, maintaining a simple level of lodgings for relaxed safari-goers who don’t need the frills and spills of a high-end lodge. Africa on Foot is an eco-friendly lodge.
5 thatched chalets (2 of which are family chalets) joined by well-maintained pathways circle an intimate main area comprising a bar, seating area, dining section and boma. The main bar and chill out lounge area is built around an old tree trunk, giving it an authentic bushveld feel. There is a small splash pool on a raised wooden platform in the camp, which is regularly visited by elephants during the dry season. This pool is ideal for families because it’s close to the rooms.
Set just outside the entrance to camp is a multi-level lofty treehouse that can be booked in conjunction with your stay - it’s ideal for romantic adventurers. Next to the treehouse is a second, more secluded swimming pool that is a favorite spot for sundowner sessions.
Dinner takes place around a long safari table sandwiched between the bar/lounge area and outdoor boma. On safari, guests can expect to dine together in a traditional safari style. In the centre of the boma area is a roaring fire that creates a warm and welcoming space for those moments between game drives.
Africa on Foot's location is in a prime wildlife area in the heart of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve which shares unfenced borders with the acclaimed Timbavati Nature Reserve and the Kruger National Park.
Africa on Foot is about an hour's drive from the town of Hoedspruit, which is the safari 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 Hoedspruit/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 five area, so keep your eyes peeled for early game-viewing.
GPS co-ordinates: S 24° 16' 46.8"e; E 31° 14' 4.9"