Gomo Gomo Game Lodge

Klaserie Game Reserve

Days 1 - 4: Klaserie Game Reserve

Gomo Gomo Game Lodge Location Map

Gomo Gomo is an intimate, relaxed camp situated in the prestigious Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, giving you best traverse viewing. The Klaserie now forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park with a common unfenced boundary. The camp comprises of 8 fully furnished, thatched chalets, all with en-suite facilities.

With a common unfenced border to the Kruger National Park, Klaserie forms part of the Great Kruger National Park, an area comprising of more than 2.2 million hectares of untamed bushveld, with lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo thriving alongside giraffe, zebra and a variety of antelope. Bird watching is wonderful, and there are over 300 recorded species around the camp. Game drives are conducted by experienced rangers and Shangaan trackers in open 4 x 4 vehicles, with excellent photographic opportunities.

Guided bush walks provide an insight into nature's finer details and the chance to track game on foot. Take a stroll in the bush after breakfast with your ranger and follow the animal tracks, discover hundreds of intriguing plants and bushes, and learn about the tiniest creatures. You might even sneak up to a rhino on foot, which is a thrilling experience!

During the day guests can relax on the patio in the shade of a century-old Weeping Boer Bean tree or cool down in the swimming pool. At night the camp is transformed into an African wonderland with kerosene flares, creating a true safari ambience.

Breakfast and lunch are served in the open thatched dining room overlooking the watering hole, while dinner is served in traditional African style around a log fire in the boma.

Each chalet is tastefully decorated and furnished with the emphasis on comfort. All chalets have an en-suite bathroom. For families, there are 2 bedroom chalets with a shared bathroom - one bedroom has a double bed, the second bedroom has twin beds.

Example Details For Gomo Gomo Game Lodge

Nights: 4 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Chalet
Includes: Daily morning and afternoon/evening shared game drives; bush walks; breakfast, lunch and dinner; tea/coffee; and the Klaserie Bed/Conservation levies are included. PLEASE NOTE: All other drinks are NOT included. IN ADDITION: For self-drive visitors, the vehicle entrance cash fee of R160 per vehicle (subject to change), which is payable at the Timbavati Gate (cash or Visa/MasterCard credit cards only).

Children must be aged 12 years and older to participate in a bush walk.

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

 
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Gomo Gomo Game Lodge Location.

Address

Gomo Gomo Game Lodge,Near Hoedspruit, Klaserie Game Reserve

Directions

From Hazyview: Follow the R40 towards Klaserie. Continue through Klaserie, and about 6 km before you reach Hoedspruit itself, turn right at the signboard towards Eastgate Airport/Thornybush Reserve/Timbavati Reserve (Argyle Road). Go past the airport, and continue along this road until you reach the main control gate. For self-drive visitors, there is a vehicle entrance cash fee of R160 per vehicle (subject to change), which is payable at the gate. All guests need to present their passport to allow entry into the reserve.

Once inside the gate, follow the signs to the lodge. Allow about 30-40 minutes to drive from the gate to the lodge.

Do not get out of your car until you reach the lodge. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.

From Eastgate/Hoedspruit Airport: Turn left and proceed along this road until you reach the main control gate. There is a vehicle entrance cash fee of R160 per vehicle (subject to change), which is payable at the gate. All guests need to present their passport to allow entry into the reserve. Once inside the gate, follow the signs to the lodge. Allow about 30-40 minutes to drive from the gate to the lodge.

From Kruger National Park/Orpen Gate: Exit the Park, and continue along the R531. Turn right onto the R40 towards Klaserie, and follow the directions from Hazyview as above.

From Johannesburg/Pretoria: Take the N12 or N4 highway to Witbank/eMalahleni (from Johannesburg Airport, follow signs to Boksburg to find the N12). Follow the N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast and Machadodorp (Toll Plaza). Follow the Schoemanskloof option on the N4 and then take the R36 to Lydenburg/Mashishing.

Follow the R36 to Ohrigstad, go through the Strydom Tunnel and take the R527 to Hoedspruit. Turn right onto the R40 towards Klaserie, and continue along this road until you see the turning off to the left for Eastgate Airport. Turn left here and follow the directions from the airport as above.

PLEASE NOTE : On some signposts/maps, Belfast MAY also be referred to eMakhazeni.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may be occupied from midday on the day of arrival. If possible, aim to arrive at the lodge around this time, so you can check into your room and enjoy lunch (served at 14:30) and then relax before your first afternoon game drive, but if you don't think you can arrive by this time, you should aim to arrive by 15:00 at the very latest, or else you may miss the afternoon drive. Should you be running late, please contact the lodge by calling +27 (0) 13 752 3954 or +27 (0) 15 793 9040.

Rooms must please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome. Children of all ages are welcome to join the game drives, but only children aged 12 years and older can go on bush walks.

All rooms have an en-suite bathroom.

There is an outdoor pool and a deck.

Early morning, late afternoon and evening game drives are conducted in open 4x4 safari vehicles with qualified and experienced field rangers and trackers, ensuring an exciting and informative safari. An optional guided bush walk will open up the fascinating world of some of South Africa's intricate ecosystems with its varied fauna and flora.

A laundry service is available (additional cost).

Guests will be escorted to and from their rooms at night by a ranger.

The lodge offers Wi-Fi in the main building.

The following credit cards are accepted: Diners Club, MasterCard, American Express and Visa.

All guests need to present their passport to allow entry into the reserve.

Like neighbouring reserves, the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve has had to significantly increase anti-poaching measures in order to protect not only rhino but other vulnerable species as well. As such, the rate for guests visiting the reserve now includes a Bed Levy, which goes towards ensuring that the reserve remains in pristine condition and helps to ensure the reduction of the camps carbon footprint, as well as a Conservation Levy which is used to subsidise anti-poaching efforts, further develop smart fences, pay additional teams, contribute to the cost of all counter poaching flights, and purchase new equipment to ensure the continual protection of vulnerable species with the reserve.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children must be aged 12 years and older to participate in a bush walk. A guided walk can last a couple of hours and involve walking over uneven terrain that may contain dangerous wildlife in potentially high temperatures. Guests may need to move quickly and for a sustained period through rough bush terrain if instructed to do so by their guide.

Regardless of age, the final decision on whether a guest can join a guided walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.

Olifants Rest Camp

Kruger National Park

Day 5: Kruger National Park

Olifants Rest Camp Location Map

Self-drive is the most popular way to visit Kruger, and is a wonderful experience - the thrill of driving along a road by yourself and coming across a pride of lions basking under a nearby tree, or waiting at a peaceful waterhole and having a sighting all to yourself is hard to beat.

Inside the Park, there is an excellent infrastructure of roads, some of which are tarred, others gravel. Good, clear signposts help to make the driving experience easy and enjoyable.

Drivers must remain on the roads at all times, and are NOT allowed to drive off-road or get out of their vehicles, except at designated viewing points.

The Northern region of the Kruger Park is dominated by mopane trees. The eastern half of the region is a vast sea of open mopane scrubland, and is the best area of the Park for seeing tsessebe, ostrich, roan antelope and, if you are fortunate, rhino.

Lion and leopard are also regular sights, and you may also see cheetah.

Westwards, the vegetation changes to a taller, more interesting mix of vegetation, although still dominated by mopane trees. This entire region is excellent for viewing elephant, buffalo and zebra.

Olifants Rest Camp is best known for its spectacular view. Poised high up on the edge of a steep cliff, the camp offers panoramic 180 degree views over the Olifants River far below, and the endless plains beyond. As the name of the camp suggests, elephant are common in the area. Baboon and vervet monkey both inhabit the camp, as do fruit bats and thick-tailed bush babies at night. Lion and leopard are also regularly seen on game drives.

The focal point of the camp is the shop, cafeteria and restaurant, which leads out to a shaded viewpoint. The camp also has a petrol station.

Accommodation is in bungalows or 2 guest houses.

Example Details For Olifants Rest Camp

Nights: 1 Night
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Bungalow BBD2V (Best View of Olifants River)
Includes: Accommodation only basis. PLEASE NOTE: The daily Conservation Fee is NOT included - this is payable at the Park gate on arrival.
 
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Olifants Rest Camp Location.

Address

Olifants Rest Camp,Via Phalaborwa Gate, Northern Kruger NP

Directions

If you are entering the Park for the first time, the best gate to enter through is the Phalaborwa Gate. If you are driving to the camp from within the Park, please use the 'South African National Parks Visitors Guide to the Kruger National Park' which contains detailed road maps.

From Hazyview: Take the R40 from Hazyview towards Bushbuckridge. Go through Bushbuckridge, Klaserie, Hoedspruit and Mica. Just past Mica, continue on the R40 towards Phalaborwa, and the Phalaborwa Gate will be signposted from here. Once inside the Park, follow the signs to the camp through the Park. Olifants Rest Camp is 83 km away from the gate. Allow about 3 hours for the drive to the camp, however if you want to enjoy the game viewing possibilities give yourself more time.

From Eastgate Airport/Hoedspruit: Take the R40 towards Phalaborwa, and follow the directions as above.

From the Nelspruit/Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport: Follow the airport signs toward the exit. At the T-junction/stop street, turn right onto the R538 and follow the signs to White River. Continue for approximately 10 km, until you reach White River. Continue straight out of White River on the R40 towards Hazyview. After approximately 45 km, you will go down a steep hill towards a T-junction. Turn left at the T-junction towards Hazyview, and follow the directions as above.

From Johannesburg: Option 1 - take the N12 or N4 highway to Witbank/eMalahleni and then follow N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast/eMakhazeni, Machadodorp (Toll Plaza), Waterval Boven and continue towards Nelspruit. On entering Nelspruit, turn left onto the R40 to White River (Witrivier). When you reach White River, follow the R40/Hazyview signs and the directions as above.

Option 2 - take the N1 northwards to Pretoria. Stay on the N1 until Pietersburg, and then take the R71 which leads to Phalaborwa.

Once inside the Park, do not get out of your car until you reach the camp. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.

PLEASE NOTE: The Kruger National Park prohibits the use of roads within the Park before the gates are open and once the gates are closed, therefore guests need to plan their arrival and departure times carefully. You cannot arrange to leave the Park before the gates are open, and you must ensure that you arrive at the entrance gate with sufficient time to drive through the Park to reach your destination by the time the gate closes, otherwise you may not be permitted to enter.

January/February: Open 05:30, Close 18:30: March: Open 05:30, Close 18:00: April: Open 06:00; Close 18:00: May to July: Open 06:00, Close 17:30: August/September: Open 06:00, Close 18:00 : October: Open 05:30, Close 18:00: November/December: Open 05:30, Close 18:30

Please note that the maximum speed limit in the Park is 50 km/h for tar roads and 40 km/h for gravel roads.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must please be vacated by 10:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

All units are serviced by cleaning staff on a daily basis. Bedding is supplied.

The 2, 3 or 4 Bed Bungalows are equipped with en-suite ablutions (most with showers, but some with baths) and all units with air conditioning. Some units have kitchenettes while others have communal kitchens.

The Guest Houses (GEG/GNG) have spectacular river views and several lookout decks. They are well-equipped with kitchens (with microwave ovens), multiple bedrooms and bathrooms. Limited channel DSTV televisions are provided.

The camp has a public telephone, a post box, restaurant, cafeteria, shop, laundromat, filling station, communal kitchens, mobile phone reception, and basic first aid assistance. Cutlery and plate hampers are available from Reception. There are no ATM facilities.

Guided morning and river walks, sunrise, sunset and night drives can be arranged - rates available on request.

If you must walk around at night please do not do so without a torch.

Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Kruger National Park

Days 6 - 7: Kruger National Park

Lower Sabie Rest Camp Location Map

The Southern region of the Kruger National Park covers about one-fifth of the total area of the Park. Several excellent drives - especially those in the general area around Lower Sabie - combine exceptional scenery with a rich mixture of game and birdlife.

Highly scenic grassy savanna is rich in zebra and giraffe, while tall acacias and ever-graceful marula trees abound and provide welcome shade for herds of kudu and impala, while dainty steenbuck also find refuge from the blistering sun. It is no wonder, with all this game, that this area is known as 'Lion Country'!  The region also has an incredibly high density of rhino - both black and white.

Lower Sabie graces the banks of the Sabie River, one of the few perennial rivers to flow through the Kruger National Park. Watching the endless procession of animals coming to drink at the Sabie River is a highlight of a stay here.

Lower Sabie is renowned for both the plentiful game in the area, and magnificent surrounding scenery. The area is rich in lion, cheetah, elephant, hippo, rhino, herds of buffalo up to 800 strong and a very high density of warthog.

The camp is extremely pleasant, with extensive lawns and plenty of trees, a swimming pool, restaurant, cafeteria, fuel station and a well-stocked shop.

Recommended accommodation is in safari tents, bungalows, guest cottages or a spacious guest house.

Example Details For Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Safari Tent LRVST2 (Fully Equipped/River View)
Includes: Accommodation only basis. PLEASE NOTE: The daily Conservation Fee is NOT included - this is payable at the Park gate on arrival.
 
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Lower Sabie Rest Camp Location.

Address

Lower Sabie Rest Camp,Via Crocodile Bridge Gate, Southern Kruger NP

Directions

If you are entering the Park for the first time, the best gate to enter through is the Crocodile Bridge Gate. If you are driving to the camp from within the Park, please use the 'South African National Parks Visitors Guide to the Kruger National Park' which contains detailed road maps.

From Johannesburg: Take the N12/N4 towards Witbank/eMalahleni. From Witbank/eMalahleni, stay on the N4, passing Middleburg and Waterval Boven before reaching Nelspruit. Continue along the N4 past Nelspruit towards Komatipoort. Approximately 110 km after Nelspruit, you will see signs off to the left for the Crocodile Bridge Gate. Lower Sabie camp is 34 km away from the gate. Allow about 2 hours for the drive to the camp, however if you want to enjoy the game viewing possibilities give yourself more time.

From Hazyview: Proceed through Hazyview until you reach a set of traffic lights with a thatched shopping centre on the corner. Turn here onto Paul Kruger Road which will be signposted Kruger Gate and the R536. Continue along this road until you reach the Paul Kruger Gate. Once inside the Park, follow the signs to the camp through the Park.

From the Nelspruit/Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport: Follow the airport signs toward the exit. At the T-junction/stop street, turn right onto the R538 and follow the signs to White River. Continue for approximately 10 km, until you reach White River. Continue straight out of White River on the R40 towards Hazyview. After approximately 45 km, you will go down a steep hill towards a T-junction. Turn left at the T-junction towards Hazyview, and follow the directions as above.

From Johannesburg/Pretoria: Take the N12 or N4 highway to Witbank/eMalahleni and then follow N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast/eMakhazeni, Machadodorp (Toll Plaza), Waterval Boven and continue towards Nelspruit. On entering Nelspruit, turn left onto the R40 to White River (Witrivier). When you reach White River, follow the R40/Hazyview signs and the directions as above.

From Johannesburg/Pretoria via Scenic Route: Take the N12 or N4 highway to Witbank/eMalahleni and then follow N4 highway to the Belfast turn-off. Take the off-ramp and head into Belfast/eMakhazeni, following signs to Dullstroom. Go through Dullstroom and carry on to the T-junction, and turn left to Lydenburg/Mashishing. In Lydenburg/Mashishing, follow the signs to Sabie over the Long Tom Pass (the highest tar road in South Africa). In Sabie, take the R536 to Hazyview. Just before Hazyview you will reach a T-junction. Turn right onto the R40 towards Hazyview and follow the directions as above.

Once inside the Park, do not get out of your car until you reach the camp. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.

PLEASE NOTE: The Kruger National Park prohibits the use of roads within the Park before the gates are open and once the gates are closed, therefore guests need to plan their arrival and departure times carefully. You cannot arrange to leave the Park before the gates are open, and you must ensure that you arrive at the entrance gate with sufficient time to drive through the Park to reach your destination by the time the gate closes, otherwise you may not be permitted to enter.

January/February: Open 05:30, Close 18:30: March: Open 05:30, Close 18:00: April: Open 06:00; Close 18:00: May to July: Open 06:00, Close 17:30: August/September: Open 06:00, Close 18:00 : October: Open 05:30, Close 18:00: November/December: Open 05:30, Close 18:30

Please note that the maximum speed limit in the Park is 50 km/h for tar roads and 40 km/h for gravel roads.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must please be vacated by 10:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

All units are serviced by cleaning staff on a daily basis. Bedding is supplied.

The Safari Tents (LST2) are fully equipped with 2 single beds, a fridge, overhead fan and small veranda.

The 2 Bed Bungalows (BD2) are equipped with ablutions (most with showers, but one with a bath), fridge and with air conditioning. There are no cooking utensils, crockery or cutlery, but a communal kitchen with scullery and electric stoves is available. The 3 Bed Bungalows (BD3) are fully equipped with en-suite bathrooms (one with a shower and one with a bath), kitchenette, fridge and air conditioning.

The Family Cottages (FU4) have 2 separate bedrooms, one with 2 single beds and one with 3 single beds, and are fully equipped with a kitchenette and en-suite bathrooms and a private braai area.

The Guest House (GKG) is well-equipped with kitchen (no microwave), multiple bedrooms and bathrooms. Limited channel DSTV television is provided.

Facilities at the camp include a public telephone, post box, restaurant, cafeteria, shop, laundromat, filling station, communal kitchens and bathrooms, a swimming pool, basic on-site first-aid assistance, and mobile phone reception. Cutlery and plate hampers are available at reception. There are no ATM facilities.

Guided morning walks, sunrise, sunset and night game drives can be arranged from the camp at an additional cost - rates on request.