A walking safari
is one of the most unique and exciting activities Africa has to offer. Africa on Foot
goes far beyond the average ‘educational bush walk’. At this unpretentious camp you will walk deep into the bushveld of the Greater Kruger Park and encounter big game on foot
. You will learn about all the little pieces that make this unique habitat work and learn about the traces, the sounds and smells of the African wilderness.
Situated in the undeveloped Klaserie Private Nature Reserve Africa on Foot is surrounded by pristine bushveld brimming with animals of all sizes including the Big 5. Klaserie is unfenced so all the species of the Greater Kruger Park can move in and out freely. With only five chalets the accommodation is rustic but very exclusive. Africa on Foot is not about opulence and indulgent luxury; it is about experiencing Africa’s wildlife to the fullest.
Africa on Foot has five chalets allowing for a maximum of 10 adults in the camp. Most of the accommodation is in traditional thatched roof rondavels with en-suite bathrooms and outdoor showers. Two chalets are suited to accommodate parents with two children. The Treehouse is elevated open structure that allows you to sleep under African skies.
- Maroela and Hardekool are family chalets with a double bed, twin beds and an en-suite bathroom. A dividing wall makes these chalets perfect for parents with children under 16.
- Ghwarrie and Rooibos have a double bed and en-suite bathroom and sleep a maximum of two guests.
- Tjankbos has twin beds and an en-suite bathroom and sleeps a maximum of two guests.
- The Treehouse is elevated above the surrounding bushveld and offers uninterrupted views of the wilderness. The Treehouse sleeps a maximum of two guests and has twin beds and an outside bathroom and shower.
Africa on Foot prides itself on offering guests the best and most extensive safaris on foot. Depending on the guests’ level of fitness walking safaris at Africa on Foot can take two to four hours. These extensive bush walks are usually conducted after a light breakfast and offer visitors the opportunity to traverse different types of vegetation an encounter big game on foot. Standing on the same ground as a lion or a rhinoceros with not fences or car doors in between is a thrill that is unique to Africa. Africa on Foot has highly qualified rangers that ensure guest safety at all times and unveils secrets often missed on game drives. Experience all the little wonders of the African bush and their role in this environment. These walking safaris in the Greater Kruger Park magnify the minute detail and make the big things seem so much larger.
Game drives at Africa on Foot usually depart in the late afternoon. The open 4×4 Toyota Landcruisers have the advantage of covering greater distances and allowing you to get closer to dangerous game. The as the setting sun turns the horizon orange the game ranger will find a sundowner spot and where guests can enjoy a drink and marvel at spectacular sunsets. On the return drive guest have the chance to see nocturnal species and predators on the prowl.
Due to the small number of guests Africa on Foot can easily integrate special requests into the schedule. The rangers are also flexible enough to offer unscheduled activities like following the roar of a nearby lion. Usually days at Africa on Foot will offer a walking safari in the morning and a game drive in the evening.
The Africa on Foot Camp
offers ample pace to relax and recharge after adventures in the bush. The open lounge has two sitting areas and a library. Dinners are enjoyed around a large table or in the outdoor boma. The camp fire is ideal to exchange stories from the wilderness or to enjoy a traditional South African braai
. The swimming pool
is always popular on hot summer days. All chalets are equipped with lanterns to create a rustic and romantic atmosphere. Plug points are available in the main area.
Facilities at Africa on Foot:
- Lounge area
- Swimming pool
- Outdoor boma
Africa on Foot sits in the undeveloped Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. The reserve is part of the Greater Kruger Park and shares unfenced borders with its neighbours, the Kruger National Park and the Timbavati Private Reserve. The camp was built on the Ross Farm, which was originally used for hunting. The farm is still in the family, but the days of hunting are long gone. Today the diverse wildlife of the Greater Kruger Park is explored on walking safaris and game drives. The Greater Kruger Park is home to lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant as well as cheetah, a variety of antelope, hyena, hippo, giraffe and a multitude of birds.