George Huysamer fondly named this site Camp George, as testimony to his dreams. The Camp was the first piece of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve owned by the Huysamer-family, initially utilised for family holidays only.
Camp George Safari Camp features a manicured, natural garden offering an oasis of greenery amidst the khaki bushveld shades. Owing to the variety of indigenous trees in and around the camp, keen birders regularly tick off new species sightings, resident throughout the year.
At night, various owls can be heard, contributing to the unique atmosphere of the camp. The riverbed, which borders the camp on two sides, and the waterhole draw a variety of wildlife, which is clearly visible from the Camp.
The Camp offers a true, exclusive retreat into nature. The Camp is fully equipped for self-catering purposes, although catering can be provided on special request.
2018: Starting from R 12,312 / Night for the entire camp. There is a conservation levy totaling R215 per person per night and Eco Children Levy of R300 per booking.
2019: Starting from R 15,390 / Night for the entire camp. There is a conservation levy totaling R215 per person per night and Eco Children Levy of R300 per booking.
With ample room for 10 guests within the lush encampment, Camp George Safari Camp offers both privacy and luxury without compromising the authenticity of being in the bush.
Built according to traditional African Safari Camp designs, two thatched chalets feature an inter-leading door to adjoining bedrooms, complete with en-suite bathrooms. A further two chalets feature one bedroom each, a small foyer/lounge and en-suite bathrooms.
The chalets are immaculate and welcoming. Each fully furnished room is fitted with a ceiling fan and an air-conditioner, and is tastefully decorated with African flair. All windows and sliding doors are fitted with fly screens, ensuring the utmost comfort.
Two communal entertainment areas, indoors as well as outdoors, ensure that all guests relax and unwind in convivial company.
The main building comprises a large kitchen, which features a walk-in pantry, scullery, state of the art gas stove and all the necessary creature comforts. A generous dining table serves as an informal space to enjoy meals with lively chatter, reminiscent of days gone by, while a TV lounge provides visitors the chance to escape with DSTV. A large patio overlooks the well-lit water hole, features a gas braai and is furnished with a dining table, comfortable couches and a coffee table. A large swimming pool not only provides relief from the heat, but also a view of the watering hole nearby.
The second entertainment area, known as the Lapa Lounge, features a spacious outdoor boma and braai, and offers another dining area, a bar and a second TV lounge. A fireplace provides both warmth and ambience. An indoor braai area ensures that guests can enjoy their steak during the winter months or during pouring rain in summer.
The Camp is serviced daily, which includes cleaning, washing of dishes and making up the rooms. Wi-Fi is available, ensuring that guests remain connected if required.
The Camp George Safari Camp is located on 3000 hectares within the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. The Camp is easily accessible, and is a one-hour drive from Hoedspruit. When driving from Johannesburg, travel time is approximately five and a half hours. Air travel is an option, as SA Express offers daily flights to Hoedspruit from Johannesburg and Cape Town.
The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, incorporated in 1972, was initially established as the private initiative of a group of founding members. In 1994, the fences came down between the Klaserie, the Kruger National Park and associated Reserves. The Reserve comprises 60 000 hectares of diverse topography, forms part of the great Kruger National Park conservation area, and attracts a vast variety of wildlife, birdlife and predators.
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