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Lions vs leopards – an unforgettable safari encounter!

Posted by Emily on Thu February 1, 2024 in Sightings Report and Wildlife.

Big cats hold a special place in our imagination, with lions and leopards often being the most sought-after sightings on safari. Revered for their incredible beauty and ferocious power, it’s no wonder that we are fascinated with them. Yet, as much as we dream of the perfect lion sighting or a bucket-list leopard in a tree, we rarely dare to think of seeing both at once.

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The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve - What you should know!

Posted by Emily on Thu January 4, 2024 in Safari Factfile.

As part of the world-renowed Greater Kruger, the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve – sometimes known as the Klaserie Game Reserve – is an unparalleled safari destination offering game drives in an unfenced, ‘Big Five’ wilderness. Primely located in the heart of the lowveld, this stunning nature haven borders the Timbavati Nature Reserve and Kruger National Park. However, with a strong ethos in conservation and ‘low-density’ tourism, the Klaserie Game Reserve has kept a low profile for many years – often being referred to as South Africa’s ‘best kept secret’. Let’s find out a little more about the place we call home…

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Is a Summer Safari a good idea?

Posted by Emily on Mon December 4, 2023 in Safari Experiences and Safari Factfile.

As the northern hemisphere descends into the depths of winter, the opposite is occurring here in the South. Summer officially falls between December and March, although the temperatures begin rising steadily from around October. This makes it an ideal ‘winter sun’ location for a much-needed escape to blue skies and sunshine. But, that’s not the only reason why you should go on a South African safari in the Summer. Here’s a few of our favourite things about this season that we look forward to most…

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Is there a drought coming?

Posted by Emily on Sun October 1, 2023 in Lodge updates, Travel experiences, and Safari Experiences.

Scientists are predicting an unusually strong 'El Niño' developing in the next few months. What does this mean for South Africa and how will it impact the animals on safari? Find out below...

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The River Pride strike again!

Posted by Emily on Sat August 26, 2023 in Sightings Report and Wildlife.

It’s fair to say life is never dull when living amongst wild animals. However, there are some that keep us more on our toes than others here at Klaserie Drift – and the Klaserie River Pride is one such example! Hitting the headlines as recently as late last year when their ranks exploded to more than thirty individuals, these lions became known as a rare ‘Super pride’. Keep reading to find out the latest on these awesome felines.

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