Stay at Africa On Foot
Africa on Foot provides a great choice for those wanting a more rustic, adventurous safari experience. You also have the possibility of viewing the Big Five.
Africa On Foot, South AfricaOur rating: Simple
Africa on Foot is a unique and family-friendly safari experience in the heart of the vast and remote Klaserie private game reserve that adjoins Kruger, with no fences, meaning that Kruger's enormous game populations can also roam here. At 72,000ha, Klaserie reserve is South Africa's largest private game reserve.
Africa on Foot specializes in walking safaris. Unlike other lodges, which tend to provide shorter strolls in the bush, the walks here are a primary focus of the safari experience. Typically, you will walk with an armed ranger for around three hours during the early morning, before the heat of the day. Whilst there is the possibility of viewing the Big Five on the walks; by exploring the savannah on foot, you see how much more there is to this rich environment than can be viewed from a vehicle.
The lodge itself is eco-friendly and accommodation comprises three simply furnished and atmospheric family units and two larger family units. There is a small splash pool, a very pleasant dining area and bar also at the camp. At night, star-gazing talks are offered with the aid of the lodge's telescope. Following your morning walk, an afternoon game drive ensures that you also have the opportunity to cover more ground.
For those that want to get even closer to the nocturnal elements of the reserve, you can choose to spend a night in one of the lodge's two treehouses which provide fantastic views across the reserve from their rustic sleeping platforms. This really is highlight of Africa on Foot - falling asleep to the sounds of the animal kingdom at night. But don't worry, you still have your room on hand in case the wind gets up!