OverviewThe Kruger National Park is home to the Klaserie Nature Reserve, one of the largest privately owned reserves in South Africa.An authentic safari experience awaits, complete with bush camps, various game lodges and walking trails.At the heart of Klaserie is a sanctuary committed to conserving nature. As such, look forward to a well-preserved wilderness, as close to untouched by humans as possible.
- Abundant wildlife, including Big 5
- Incredible game viewing opportunities
- Klaserie Nature Reserve is a part of Greater Kruger National Park
- Tranquil, unhurried true safari destination
- Excellent birding: raptors, residents and migrants
- Off road driving as well as night drives permitted
Guests can hope to see the Big 5, as well as a number of endangered wildlife. Keep an eye out for the African wild dog, the Southern ground hornbill, the white-backed vulture and even the white lion. Guided walking safaris are the reserve’s specialty, but the more traditional off-road and nighttime tours are also on offer.More About the Wildlife
The main habitats in the parks are grassy plains and mixed woodland. In the rainy season, the vegetation tends to be quite thick but this doesn't interfere much with the wildlife viewing because of the off-road driving permits. This impressive and diverse area offers spectacular scenery and incredible wildlife viewing opportunities.
Best Time to Visit
While summer rain gives life to a lush, green landscape, many agree that the dry winter season is the best time for catching a glimpse of the wildlife.More About the Best Time to Visit
Weather & Climate
From November to March, the reserve is showered with rain, while remaining humid throughout the day. April to October sees a drop in temperature and rainfall.More About the Weather and Climate
Wildlife & AnimalsKlaserie is part of an exclusive, privately-owned wildlife sanctuary. The area is renowned as a home to the Big 5 and offers incredible game viewing opportunities. Guests can expect to see lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo as well as an abundance of plains game and incredible birdlife, whilst experiencing it all on guided walks, off-road, and at night.
Wildlife highlightsKlaserie Nature Reserve is known for its large herds of buffalo, while lions and elephants are found in good numbers as well. You might be able to see some very pale individuals that carry the gene.
Best time for wildlife viewingThe dry months of June to September is peak wildlife viewing time in Klaserie. August to September is a desirable time to visit, as the temperature warms up and sightings are made even easier because animals gather around predictable water sources.
Best Time to Visit
- Best Time to GoMay to September
- High SeasonOctober to March
(It rarely gets very crowded)
May to September
October to March
It rarely gets very crowded
April to September
Prime wildlife viewing
September to October
Nice weather and virtually no rain
June to August
Chilly mornings and nights
December to February
Hot and humid
May to September- Dry Season – Winter
October to April- Wet Season – Summer
Weather & ClimateThe Wet season occurs during the summer months (October to April), while the mild Dry season occurs during the winter (May to September). The summer is hot and humid. Winter is dry and mild, with it cooling off substantially during the night. Warm clothing is essential for early morning and evening game drives. Afternoon thunderstorms occur regularly during the Wet season, although the rains rarely last all day.
Climate Chart- 308-524M / 1010-1719Ft
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Dry season- May to September – Winter
The dry winter season is from May to September, which is also the best time to visit Klaserie Nature Reserve.
Wet season- October to April – Summer
October to March is the wet summer season and temperatures can increase to uncomfortable levels.
Getting to Klaserie by air
Those intending to visit Klaserie from abroad fly into the O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) at Johannesburg. A connecting flight to Eastgate Airport in Hoedspruit is the next step in getting there. The reserve is about 16km/10mi from the airport, which makes a transfer to the reserve very easy.
Getting to Klaserie by road
Renting a car in Johannesburg and driving to Klaserie is another option. The park can be found on the R40 near Hoedspruit, and west of Kruger National Park. The 480km/300mi drive takes nearly five hours.
Airlines & Ticket Prices
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