Xanatseni Private Camp is a thatched camp which offers the charm and ambiance of a bygone safari era. It is situated in the Big 5 Klaserie Game Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park.
Twice daily game drives are conducted in an open safari vehicle, offering the chance of seeing a myriad of wildlife including lion, elephant, rhino, antelope, zebra, giraffe, and many bird species. The rangers spend their lives in the bush and will offer you amazing insight and information on the plants and animals
The lookout tower at the entrance offers panoramic views of the bush and overlooks the local watering hole.
The camp can get very hot in summer and there is a beautiful pool and outdoor patio area with adjoining bar and lounge where guests can relax and enjoy a siesta during the midday heat between game drives.
There is also a boma area with a camp fire, perfect for enjoying evening drinks before or after dinner, or warming you up while you drink your coffee before a morning game drive.
The camp has 5 spacious rooms with mesmerizing views of the bush. All rooms are decorated in a contemporary style, and have en-suite bathrooms with a shower and a bath.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the Klaserie Bed Levy (pp per stay)
1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020
GBP 17 USD 22 ZAR 350 EUR 19
pp per stay
In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the Klaserie Conservation Levy (pppn)
1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020
GBP 10 USD 12 ZAR 202 EUR 11
per person per night
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All meals; morning and afternoon game drives; tea/coffee; the Klaserie Bed/Conservation levies; and Wi-Fi in the main lodge area are included. PLEASE NOTE: All other drinks are NOT included. IN ADDITION: For self-drive visitors, the vehicle entrance cash fee of R160 per vehicle (subject to change), which is payable at the Timbavati Gate (cash or Visa/MasterCard credit cards only).
Children aged 3 years and older are welcome. Rates available on request.
Xanatseni Private Camp Location.
Directions For Drivers
From Hazyview: Follow the R40 towards Klaserie. Continue through Klaserie, and about 6 km before you reach Hoedspruit itself, turn right at the signboard towards Eastgate Airport/Thornybush Reserve/Timbavati Reserve (Argyle Road). Go past the airport, and continue along this road.
After 300m you will go through a control gate. Head for the Timbavati Game Reserve Gate. 17 km later look out for Bones Bush Pub on your left and Josmacs Bush Pub on your right hand side. In front of you now will be the Timbavati Gate (Nkhulu Gate). For self-drive visitors, there is a vehicle entrance cash fee of R160 per vehicle (subject to change), which is payable at the gate. All guests need to present their passport to allow entry into the reserve.
Once through the gate, drive on for 21 km following signs for Xanatseni Private Camp.
From Eastgate/Hoedspruit Airport: Turn left and proceed along this road until you reach the main control gate and follow the directions as above.
From Kruger National Park/Orpen Gate: Exit the Park, and continue along the R531. Turn right onto the R40 towards Klaserie, and follow the directions from Hazyview as above.
From Johannesburg/Pretoria (approximately 6 hours): Take the N12 or N4 highway to Witbank/eMalahleni (from Johannesburg Airport, follow signs to Boksburg to find the N12). Follow the N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast and Machadodorp (Toll Plaza). Follow the Schoemanskloof option on the N4 and then take the R36 to Lydenburg/Mashishing. Follow the R36 to Ohrigstad, go through the Strydom Tunnel and take the R527 to Hoedspruit. Turn right onto the R40 towards Klaserie, and continue along this road until you see the turning off to the left for Eastgate Airport. Turn left here and follow the directions from the airport as above.
General Information For Guests
The rooms are all en-suite with a bath, shower and equipped with a fan and air conditioner.
The camp consists of the dining room, boma, lounge, bar with a flat screen TV, large swimming pool, patio area, a fully equipped gym and multiple open-plan living areas. Wi-Fi is available in all the main guest areas.
There is a lookout tower at the entrance of the camp, which offers panoramic views of the bush and overlooks the local watering hole.
Activities at Xanatseni include morning/afternoon game drives, bush walks and walking trails (3 hour walk) are available on request.
A laundry service is also available (additional cost).
Credit cards (Visa and MasterCard) are accepted.
All guests need to present their passport to allow entry into the reserve.
Like neighbouring reserves, the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve has had to significantly increase anti-poaching measures in order to protect not only rhino but other vulnerable species as well. As such, the rate for guests visiting the reserve now includes a Bed Levy, which goes towards ensuring that the reserve remains in pristine condition and helps to ensure the reduction of the camps carbon footprint, as well as a Conservation Levy which is used to subsidise anti-poaching efforts, further develop smart fences, pay additional teams, contribute to the cost of all counter poaching flights, and purchase new equipment to ensure the continual protection of vulnerable species with the reserve.
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