Africa on Foot, Klaserie: The Lowdown

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Africa on Foot is ideal for people seeking a wild, authentic and low-key safari experience in one of the Kruger’s least developed reserves.

What’s Africa on Foot really like?

Africa on Foot has a natural, homely feel that we absolutely love, and is sadly rather rare amongst South Africa’s swanky safari lodges.  If you want a butler and air-conditioning this is the wrong lodge for you! Instead you’ll find 5, simple thatched rondavels lit by lanterns, a rustic mess area and two small plunge pools. Keep an eye out for thirsty ellies who are also fans of the pools!

Three of the rondavel-style chalets have double or twin beds, with ensuite bathrooms. They have a mix of either indoor or outdoor showers, so if you have a strong preference please ask us and we will do our best. Two of the chalets have a second bedroom for kids or groups travelling together, though given that walking safaris are limited to over 16s we’d say this is best suited to older families. There’s wifi, but the signal’s not perfect, but frankly, we’d rather stare into the boma fire than a screen. Meals are cheerful and communal and the atmosphere is low-key and relaxed.

What can I do at Africa On Foot?

Africa on Foot has a particular emphasis on walking safaris– these are a fabulous way to get a closer understanding of the bush, smell the smells and really appreciate how small you are when a rhino or elephant is nearby. We would stress that you don’t see as much wildlife on foot as you do from a vehicle, but it is a magical, and utterly immersive experience. Our personal tip- pack a wide brimmed hat- although they normally take place in the early morning walking safaris can be pretty hot!  Africa on Foot does also run game drives, normally in the afternoon following a morning walk, and these make a great addition for people who want photographic opportunities as well as walking. As an optional extra, it’s also possible to arrange a sleep out in the treehouse- this is definitely adventurous (but then we wouldn’t expect anyone seeking too much glitz to be here anyway) but an utterly romantic, unforgettable way to spend a night.

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