The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve and the Kruger National Park are hotspots for game viewing, and visitors from around the globe flock to these prime destinations in search of wildlife. The private reserves share unfenced borders with the Kruger Park, which means wildlife is free to roam throughout. This authentic camp is located in the heart of the 5000 hectare Nsala Private Game Reserve, a reserve cocooned by the Klaserie, Timbavati and the Kruger National Park. In terms of location, Nsala is a winner.
Lions and leopards from the Kruger wander over into the private reserves, mixing their genetic lineage with local cats of the area. There’s also a constant ebb and flow of high concentrations of wildlife moving between reserves. Game viewing is never stagnant and there’s always something rare to see. Nsala Safari Camp is on the front line of sightings, privy to unsurpassed sightings of giant herbivores and ruthless predators.
Life at camp is tranquil, authentic and relaxed. Nsala transports you back into the simple safari life, the outdoor life synonymous with a bygone era of languid, easy-going days in the raw bushveld. The camp is eco-friendly and offers a completely off-the-grid safari experience, where water is pumped by the windmill in front of camp, and solar power is utilised throughout.
The abundant sightings of flocks of red-billed queleas fluttering around camp, white-backed vultures circling the skies, and lilac-breasted rollers displaying their pastel plumage, provide an endless source of entertainment. And if you aren’t enthralled by the local birdlife and constant birdsong, then we’re pretty sure you’ll enjoy the pachyderm visits. On occasion, the elephants lumber their way down to the splash pool for a quick drink. Elephants are purveyors of pristine water and they’re also creatures of habit. When they find a reliable source of water they’ll return on a regular basis to soak up what’s needed for their bulky frame. Winter seems to attract wildlife to the splash pool and the waterhole in front of camp – it’s the time of year when the bushveld.
The camp offers an intimate safari experience with comfortable accommodation in a choice of 3 chalets. The camp sleeps 6 people in total, and each chalet has the capacity to add on stretched bed to accommodate a child over the age of 12. The communal area comprises a typical safari dining section that flows out onto an elevated area housing the pool, lounge and viewing deck. There’s a cordoned off boma area for late night storytelling and stargazing. Boma areas are a must for any African safari experience!
The daily game drives take place in the 5000 hectare reserve. Game drives take place at first light and then late afternoon, taking advantage of the period of time when predators are most active!
The reserve is easily accessible via scheduled road transfers and direct fly-in routes from major international airports. And the best part of all? The rate starts from R3500 per person per night, making it an affordable destination in a world renown private reserve.