|SAFARii BUDGET TRAVEL COMPANY, LIMPOPO & MPUMALANGA
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|Address:||Klaserie Caravan Park, Guernsey Road, Klaserie, Hoedspruit, 1380|
3 DAY TOUR PACKAGE
INCLUDES : transfers to and from camp-O.R Tambo airport-JHB accommodation/full day KNP safari/3 hour sunset safari/Blyde Canyon viewsite/2 nights accommodation/qualified guides/meals(lunches and meals in transit at own cost)
4 DAY TOUR PACKAGE
INCLUDES : transfers to and from camp-O.R Tambo airport-JHB accommodation/full day KNP safari/3 hour sunset safari/Blyde Canyon viewsite/Blyde Canyon boat cruise/Moholoholo wildlife centre/1,5hr nature walk/3 nights accommodation/qualified guides/meals(2 lunches and meals in transit at own cost)
5 DAY TOUR PACKAGE
INCLUDES : transfers to and from camp-O.R Tambo airport-JHB accommodation/2xfull day KNP safari/3 hour sunset safari/Blyde Canyon viewsite/Blyde Canyon boat cruise/Moholoholo wildlife centre/1,5hr nature walk/4 nights accommodation/qualified guides/meals(3 lunches and meals in transit at own cost)
The camp is situated within the Greater Kruger Conservancy, surrounded by popular game reserves such as Kapama and Thornybush. Nestled next to a lake, with a view of the Drakensberg mountains, the camp has a beautiful setting, and a relaxed atmosphere. The camp is a great birding spot, with water birds as well as bush veld species frequenting the area. Sightings of Malachite kingfisher, Goliath heron, Purple-crested turaco, White-backed and Hooded vultures are to mention a few. The camp area itself has large mammals such as Nyala, Burchell’s zebra, Impala, Waterbuck, Warthog, Vervet monkeys and more. Leopard’s frequent the area, as well as porcupines, genet’s, civets, bush babies, and other nocturnal creatures.
Sitting by the camp fire and listening to lions roar, or leopards calling, is one of the highlights of a tour. A stroll around the lake is a good way to relax and enjoy the scenery. There is a swimming pool with a bar/restaurant, and free WiFi. The accommodation is all bedded, with bedding provided. There are A-frame safari tents with communal restrooms, en suite chalets, and en suite luxury safari tents.
There are hot water showers and flush toilets.
Guests need to provide their own towel and toiletries for all accommodation. (towels supplied with luxury tents only)
QUALIFY FOR UP TO 20% DISCOUNT ON THE TOUR PRICE IF YOU FLY IN TO MBOMBELA/KRUGER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OR EASTGATE/HOEDSPRUIT AIRPORT WHERE WE WILL PICK YOU UP.
DAILY SHUTTLES(7AM) FROM O.R TAMBO
AIRPORT(JOHANNESBURG)TO KRUGER NATIONAL PARK(HOEDSPRUIT)
PICKUPS FROM MBOMBELA KRUGER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT(NELSPRUIT) AND EASTGATE AIRPORT(HOEDSPRUIT)
Kruger National Park and the Greater Limpopo Trans-frontier Park
Arguably the most famous game reserve in all of Africa, Kruger National Park is a vast tract of land covering some 19,633 square kilometers/7,580 square miles in the northeast corner of South Africa. It spans the Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces, and runs along the national border with Mozambique. It is the ultimate safari destination for visitors to South Africa, offering day visits, overnight stays, self-drive safaris and guided game drives. Kruger has 12 main rest camps, 4 private camps, and 7 bush camps. There is roughly 3000km tourist roads, and a further 2000km service roads used by the park rangers. Even with all the infrastructure, 98% of KNP is unspoiled wilderness.
Kruger National Park was first established as a wildlife refuge in 1898, when it was proclaimed as the Sabie Game Reserve by the president of the Transvaal Republic, Paul Kruger. More recently, the Kruger became part of the Greater Limpopo Trans-frontier Park, an international collaboration that joins the park with the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique; and the Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe. A total area of 35 000 square km means that animals can now move freely across international borders as they would once have done thousands of years ago.
147 mammal species have been recorded within the park’s boundaries, in addition to countless reptiles, fish and amphibians. Amongst them are the Big Five – buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard and rhino (both black and white). Rare and endangered animals such as Cheetah, African wild dog, Black-footed cat and the Pangolin, also roam the park.
The park is home to no fewer than 507 bird species, and 404 tree species.
POACHING is sadly a great threat to the KNP. Many animals are targeted by poachers, either for traditional practices, or, in the case of the Rhino and Pangolin, to export the Rhino horn and Pangolin scales.
The efforts to combat poaching is steadily having a positive effect, but is difficult to control due to the magnitude of land that needs to be monitored. It is estimated that the Kruger Park and Greater Kruger region has suffered a 70% loss of Rhino's in recent years.
Rich in history, beauty and ruggedness, the Drakensberg escarpment leaves much to the imagination when meandering through the striking scenery, with remnants of ox-wagons, warriors and a frantic gold rush, that has enriched the area with stories and legends.
The Drakensberg mountains are approximately 1000 km long, and the largest mountain range in South Africa. The northern range in the Mpumalanga province, known as the Drakensberg escarpment, is home to the beautiful Blyde River Canyon (blyde meaning joy), or Mothlatse Canyon (mothlatse meaning the river that always flows), waterfalls, forests, rivers and an abundance of fauna and flora, which can be explored on many hikes, view sites and a multitude of activities. The highest peak being Mariepskop, at 1944m above sea level, and named after chief Marepe, of the Mapulana tribe, for his bravery in defeating the Swazi tribe on the top of Mariepskop.
Made up of sedimentary and volcanic rock, the mountain was formed by tectonic movement, yet the sedimentary rock formed by an inland sea millions of years ago. The Blyde River Canyon is the third deepest true canyon in the world, after the Fish River Canyon in Namibia, and the largest being the Grand Canyon in the United States of America. The Blyde River Canyon is considered to be the largest green canyon in the world, having it's own natural forests.
A 20 000 hectare nature reserve protects the diversity and uniqueness of the canyon, with even Fynbos flora in the mountain peaks, and one of the cleanest rivers in South Africa, the Blyde, filtered by wetlands, and feeding crystal clear pools of water within the range.