Nsala Safari Camp Greater Kruger

A Big 5 destination in the game-rich Nsala Private Game Reserve
Bordering Timbavati, Klaserie & Kruger National Park

Nsala Safari Camp is an intimate and rustic bush camp perched on the banks of a dry riverbed in the game-rich Nsala Private Game Reserve sharing unfenced borders with the world-renowned Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve and the popular Kruger National Park. Nsala is an intimate and rustic bush camp hugged by marula and leadwood trees, and is perched on the banks of a dry riverbed overlooking a gentle s-bend in the meandering river.

The 5000 hectare traverse comprises mixed mopane bushveld, bushwillow and low-lying shrubbery typical of the Kruger savannah. Dry riverbeds shrouded in vegetation cut through the terrain, and provide the perfect hideaway for leopards and other predators to den their young. Nsala offers an unrivalled game viewing experience in a concession considered a sanctuary for wildlife, and is also home to the big 5. Nsala Safari Camp is the perfect hideaway for a simple safari experience where the focus is on game viewing and experiencing the Kruger in its entirety.

The design of the camp is simple in its structure and offers all the charm of a bygone era while not compromising on modern comforts. Nsala maintains a standard of comfortable luxury while simultaneously offering a completely eco-aware, off the grid experience for those seeking a safari that reduces their carbon footprint.

The camp is perched on an elevated area, overlooking a small waterhole frequented by elephants. A lounge, boma and viewing deck provide the perfect place to unwind and soak up the safari splendour of the Nsala Private Game Reserve. And when the searing temperatures of summer hit the landscape, the sparkling blue splash pool provides the perfect respite from the heat. Nsala Safari Camp is the perfect hideaway for a simple safari experience where the focus is on game viewing and experiencing the Kruger in its entirety.

3 thatched chalets (rondawels) flow out from the main section housing a swimming pool, lounge/dining area, and boma. Each of the chalets is fully-enclosed and has a wooden glass sliding door leading out onto a small patio area complete with table and chairs for relaxation. The bathroom is located in a separate room, and has a toilet, sink, bathroom furniture and an expansive shower. The 3 thatched chalets can accommodate 2 people in each unit. There is space for a stretcher bed in each chalet, which means the accommodation can house 9 people at a maximum.

The camp is located about 60 km drive from Hoedspruit/Eastgate Airport and is an easy self-drive from Johannesburg. Guests access the camp via the Timbavati/Klaserie (Enkhulu Gate) Gate. There are 3 options for getting to camp: Self-drive, scheduled road transfer from O.R Tambo and flying directly into Hoedspruit Airport from one of the major South African International airports.

The safari experience at Nsala provides ample game viewing opportunities with plenty of down time between game drives. Game drives last for roughly 3 hours and include a coffee stop (morning game drive) and sundowner stop (evening game drive) during the drives. Drives happen when the predators are most active – at first light and last light.

Following in the footsteps of the herbivorous mammals are the carnivorous species of the South African bush. Lion, leopard, hyena, cheetah, African wild dog, and the Nile crocodile are some of the prominent predators residing in the Kruger region. Smaller predators include jackal, mongoose, civet, and genet, among others. With the numerous riverbeds in the area, it means plenty of den sites for big cats.

Some of the world’s largest mammals find their home in South Africa, where elephant, giraffe, hippo, buffalo, and rhino reside in the wild Kruger Park. Game drives in this reserve lead to unforgettable sightings of these large species, in addition to general game, such as zebra, impala, kudu, gnu, waterbuck, bushbuck, duiker, and steenbok. There is an abundance of elephant in the area and they often approach the camp to drink from the swimming pool. Both buffalo and elephant congregate at the small waterhole in front of camp.

The habitat accommodates a complete smorgasbord of birder’s delights. Water birds such as herons, storks, plovers, spoonbills, and sandpipers are common along dam edges; kingfishers, orioles, robins, chats, larks, cisticolas, and coucals are some of the veld and woodland birds around; while birds of prey are seen and heard throughout the day.

 

SADC DISCOUNTED SPECIAL – PROOF OF RESIDENCY WILL BE REQUIRED

1 January 2021 – 31 December 2021 Price per person sharing/single
per person per night (full board + activities)  R        2 400,00

 

Children: Children aged 12 and over pay the full adult rate. No children under 12 years.
Full board rate includes: All meals, game drive, teas & coffees
Excludes: Premium international drinks, Conservation levy.

 

 

PRICING – STANDARD RATES

1 January 2021 – 31 December 2021 Price per person
per person per night (full board + activities)  R        3 405,00
per person per night (fully inclusive)  R        3 765,00

Special:  STAY 3 NIGHTS, PAY FOR 2 NIGHTS    OR    STAY 4 NIGHTS, PAY FOR 3 NIGHTS (2020 & 2021 on standard rates only)

Valid for new bookings only from 26 November 2020 – 31 January 2021

(excluding peak period block out dates: 20 Dec 2020 – 3 Jan 2021 and 20 Dec 2021 – 3 January 2022)

 

Children: Children aged 12 and over pay the full adult rate. No children under 12 years.
Full board rate includes: All meals, game drive, teas & coffees
Fully inclusive rate includes: All meals, all local drinks (soft & alcoholic) game drives, teas & coffees
Excludes: Premium international drinks, Conservation levy.
Single Supplement: No single supplement applies.
Conservation Levies: The Nsala Conservation levy of R395 per person per stay (payable direct at camp in cash), Timbavati Gate fee of R190 per vehicle if self-driving (payable direct at the Timbavati Gate in cash or credit card – Visa/Mastercard). The camp has no card facilities.
Notes: •       We reserve the right to review rates in August 2020

•       Rates are quoted in South African Rands

•       Rates are quoted per person sharing per night.

•       Rates are subject to change without prior notice. Rates include government taxes where applicable. If taxes increase, we reserve the right to increase the rate accordingly.

•       Conservation levies are subject to change without prior notice in the event of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve amending the levies due to budgetary needs.

 

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