Looking for the ultimate choice of Kruger safaris? Then select one of our camps and lodges for a memorable wilderness experience. From walking safaris to luxury stays and accommodation on stilts, the Sun Destinations portfolio offers a multitude of choices. Here’s a reminder of the unique properties within our portfolio.
Africa on Foot
Located in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, Africa on Foot is a flagship camp in the area for Big 5 walking safaris. Guests can expect warm hospitality, simple accommodations in thatched chalets, morning walking safaris, and evening game drives. There’s a treehouse set just outside the main grounds of camp, ideal for romantics and adventurers looking to add a little something different to their safari experience. Two swimming pools provide the perfect place to cool off during the heat of summer, one of which is located inside the main camp, and the other adjacent to the treehouse.
Find out more here: www.africaonfoot.com
Africa on Foot Wilderness Trails
When Africa on Foot soared in popularity, it became evident that guests enjoyed starting their mornings off with a walking safari. Because of the abundant requests for longer walks, Africa on Foot developed its walking trails brand. Intrepid walkers can enjoy a 3-night walking safari in the Greater Balule region.
Guests will explore different locations on foot, under the watchful eye of a qualified guide. There will be lunches and coffee stops en route, and each night will be spent in a different location. Most of the game that’s spotted on foot includes an array of plains game and elephants. It’s dangerous to walk at night, so trails all end before the sun sets. To allow for predator sightings, every evening there is a short game drive to track predators.
Find out more here: www.wilderness-trails.co.za
nThambo Tree Camp
Ever fancied sleeping in a log cabin on stilts at eye-level with the trees? Make your childhood dreams come true when you stay at nThambo, the “luxury” sister to camp to Africa on Foot. This open camp is located in Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, a Big 5 reserve teeming with predator action.
Each of the 5 treehouse-style units overlook the wilderness and Drakensberg mountains on the horizon. Wooden balconies provide the ideal place to sit and observe the landscape below. This is the place to listen to hyenas scurrying under the log cabins at night, while enjoying game drives in the morning and night.
Find out more here: www.nthambo.com
Chacma Bush Camp
Chacma Bush Camp is in the lesser-known Maseke Balule Game Reserve, a Big 5 reserve strewn with giant boulders and undulating terrain. This intimate camp also serves as the starting point for Africa on Foot Wilderness Trail, where guests can book a 3-day walking trail and end off in a night or two of luxury at Chacma.
Chacma offers two game drives a day, but the camp’s claim-to-fame is the small but spectacular waterhole right in front of camp. At the same time of day, almost day during season, the elephants filter down to drink. And you’re within a few metres of them when you sit on the patio surrounding the pool.
Find out more here: www.chacmabushcamp.co.za
Umkumbe Safari Lodge Riverside
Umkumbe Safari Lodge Riverside is one of the longest standing lodges in the Sabi Sand. Overlooking the seasonal Sand River, Umkumbe is one of the most authentic and affordable lodges in the area. Known for their leopard sightings, and high density of predators, Umkumbe is just perfect for wildlife enthusiasts.
Facilities include a swimming pool, lounge, bar and dining area and the traditional boma, where guests will be served delicious and hearty South African meals.
Find out more here: www.umkumbe.co.za
Elevated above the landscape and built on an old anthill lies Nambu Camp, located in the heart of the Greater Kruger in the Olifants West Nature Reserve. This 6-bedroom safari camp overlooks a winding dry riverbed, bustling waterhole and the Drakensberg Mountain range which carves across the distant skyline. Views of this wilderness are framed by the lodge’s unique and open design. The camp has been in the Drinkwater family for almost 40 years, passed down through the generations and home to many memories with both family and friends. The name Nambu means ‘river’ in the local language of IsiThonga, and this unique lodge has many ties to this natural source that flows through the traverse. From the family name to the flowing waters of the Olifant’s River nearby. Tawny eagles soar above and herds of elephants drink down below; this hilltop lodge is certainly a
wildlife haven surrounded by nature.
During the heat of the day, relax by the camp’s poolside or bird watch from the lodge’s vast viewing platform before a mid-day brunch up at the main camp. Here at Nambu there are two activities per day, situated in a big five reserve head out on foot or on safari and explore this vast and diverse landscape, you never know what you may find here in South Africa’s true wilderness.
Find out more here: https://www.nambucamp.com/
Ezulwini Game Lodges
Ezulwini Billy’s Lodge and Ezulwini River Lodge are sister camps located in the Big 5 Balule Nature Reserve. Both other a luxurious safari option, with suites that have their own private plunge pools and balconies. Whether it’s the wooden, meandering skywalk at Billy’s that leads to a viewing deck, or the vibey bar area at River Lodge, the Ezulwini lodges are built for entertainment.
Nyala Safari Lodge
Resting comfortably on the banks of the seasonal Mohlabetsi River in the Kruger’s Balule Nature Reserve sits the inimitable Nyala Safari Lodge. Distinct in design, this 5-bedroomed lodge offers thatched accommodation in an iconic rondawel style, an archetype of Kruger accommodation.
Just metres away from the main area is a thriving waterhole, where wildlife is known to put on a spectacle for onlookers. The boma area is strategically placed to take advantage of waterhole views, and offers the perfect place to sit under the stars around a crackling campfire after your evening game drive. Boma and swimming pool aside, the rest of the main area comprises a dining section, open plan kitchen, lounge, and viewing deck with hammocks.
Find out more here: https://www.sundestinations.co.za/camps-and-lodges/nyala-safari-lodge