Travel experiences

What to do in Hoedspruit?

Posted by Emily on Thu April 18, 2024 in Travel experiences.

So, you’ve booked your flights and are finally heading off on your dream safari – but what else is there to do in the area? Klaserie Drift Safari Camps is primely located on the Klaserie River in the Greater Kruger, just an hour’s drive from Hoedspruit; the lowveld’s gateway wildlife town and tourist haven. From stunning hikes and horseback rides to seeing it all from the air in a hot-air balloon or light aircraft, Hoedspruit has an eye-popping array of things to do for tourists and travellers of all ages and fitness levels. Here, we break down one of our favourite, local ‘must-do’ activities – a trip to the achingly beautiful Blyde River Canyon.

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Elephant families and the rise of multi-generational safaris

Posted by Emily on Wed March 20, 2024 in Travel experiences, Safari Experiences, and Wildlife.

Did you know that most animals don’t have grandmothers? At least not in the way that we, as humans, do. Elephants, however, are one of the few species with whom we share this trait. Research shows that elephants born to young mothers are up to eight times more likely to survive if their grandmother is around. Wisened by years of child-rearing, leadership and life experience, elephant grandmothers are a critical support system and source of guidance to their families. Not unlike us.

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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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Top 8 reasons why you need to visit South Africa NOW

Posted by Emily on Fri February 10, 2023 in Travel experiences.

South Africa is famous as being a world-class safari destination, but did you know there’s so much more to our incredible country than just wildlife? Keep reading to discover our top 8 reasons why you should visit South Africa NOW!

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