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Xanatseni Private Camp

Xanatseni Private Camp

Klaserie Game Reserve

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Xanatseni Private Camp (pronounced 'Shanaceni') is a thatched camp which offers the charm and ambiance of a bygone safari era. It is situated in the Big 5 Klaserie Game Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park.

Twice daily game drives are conducted in an open safari vehicle, offering the chance of seeing a myriad of wildlife including lion, elephant, rhino, antelope, zebra, giraffe, and many bird species. The rangers spend their lives in the bush and will offer you amazing insight and information on the plants and animals

The lookout tower at the entrance offers panoramic views of the bush and overlooks the local watering hole.

The camp can get very hot in summer and there is a beautiful pool and outdoor patio area with adjoining bar and lounge where guests can relax and enjoy a siesta during the midday heat between game drives.

There is also a boma area with a camp fire, perfect for enjoying evening drinks before or after dinner, or warming you up while you drink your coffee before a morning game drive.

The camp has 5 spacious rooms with mesmerizing views of the bush. All rooms are decorated in a contemporary style, and have en-suite bathrooms with a shower and a bath.

There is also the Tseni Suite - comprising two en-suite bedrooms, a kitchen, lounge, dining room and a boma.  The Suite can be booked with a private guide and vehicle. All meals will also be served in the Suite, offering a fully exclusive safari experience.

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Rates Include

All meals; morning and afternoon game drives; tea/coffee; the Klaserie Bed/Conservation levies; and Wi-Fi in the main lodge area are included. PLEASE NOTE: All other drinks are NOT included. IN ADDITION: For self-drive visitors, the vehicle entrance cash fee of R280 per vehicle (subject to change), which is payable at the Timbavati/Klaserie Control Gate (cash or Visa/MasterCard credit cards only).

Children Policy

Children aged 3 years and older are welcome. Rates available on request.

All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Xanatseni Private Camp can be included in you own dream holiday.

Classic Kruger Self-Drive Trip

Featured Accommodation

Xanatseni Private Camp
Xanatseni Private Camp
Klaserie Game Reserve
Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park
Lower Sabie

Destination: South Africa.

This classic self-drive itinerary starts with a few days at one of the top-rated budget safari lodges in the Kruger area before you head out into the Park to explore on your own.

This is a 7 night itinerary including Klaserie Game Reserve and Kruger National Park.

Based on 4 Star Accommodation:

  • 3 Nights at Xanatseni Private Camp
  • 2 Nights at Olifants Rest Camp
  • 2 Nights at Lower Sabie Rest Camp
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*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.

Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.

Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 3 ratings

Start TestimonialXanatseni was amazing - the guides were so good. I would recommend this camp to everyone. End Testimonial


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Xanatseni Private Camp Location.

Directions For Drivers

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.

After 300m you will go through a control gate. Head for the Timbavati Game Reserve Gate. 17 km later look out for Bones Bush Pub on your left and Josmacs Bush Pub on your right hand side. In front of you now will be the Timbavati Gate (Nkhulu Gate). For self-drive visitors, there is a vehicle entrance cash fee of R280 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 through the gate, drive on for 21 km following signs for Xanatseni Private Camp.

From Eastgate/Hoedspruit Airport: Turn left and proceed along this road until you reach the main control gate and follow the directions as above.

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 (approximately 6 hours): 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.

General Information For Guests

The rooms are all en-suite with a bath, shower and equipped with a fan, hair dryer, and air conditioner.

The Tseni Suite is a 2 bedroom suite overlooking the open area in front of Xanatseni Private Camp. It is equipped with a kitchen, lounge, dining room and TV with full DSTV and a boma. The bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms with a shower and bath, as well as an air conditioner and ceiling fan. All meals will be served in the Suite.

The camp consists of the dining room, boma, lounge, bar with a flat screen TV, large swimming pool, patio area, a fully equipped gym and multiple open-plan living areas. Wi-Fi is available in all the main guest areas.

There is a lookout tower at the entrance of the camp, which offers panoramic views of the bush and overlooks the local watering hole.

Activities at Xanatseni include morning/afternoon game drives. Bush walks and walking trails (3 hour walk) are available on request.

A laundry service is also available (additional cost).

Credit cards (Visa and MasterCard) are accepted. 

A surcharge of R250 per night (subject to change) will be added for Vegan guests.

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.

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