Game Drives

Game drives in the Klaserie take place in the early morning and late afternoon when the animals are naturally most active.

At the centre of your experience is your English-speaking guide who works closely with a tracker. This team combines their knowledge, experience and keen observations to optimise your wildlife sightings. They thrive in seeking out a variety of wildlife ensuring an exciting, informative and fulfilling overall experience. Your guide may be a keen photographer and will be conscious and considerate if your aim is to capture sightings on camera.

The afternoon drive often ends after dark, offering guest an insight into the Klaserie’s nightlife. With the aid of a spotlight, guests may see some nocturnal creatures, such as a civet on the hunt, a honey badger becoming active for the night or one of the numerous nocturnal birds of the wilderness.

You head out in an open-sided 4×4 game vehicle with three rows of comfortable bucket seats, generally with a maximum of 8 guests. This offers safe, yet close wildlife encounters. Guests sit up high for the best ‘spotting’ of birds and animals. There are no sides to inhibit your views and you naturally feel more in tune with nature. In the summer month, a shade top is added to protect against the African sun, but in winter it is open to the skies for the best bird-viewing and for stargazing.


Tune into the sounds of the bush.

Your guide helps you to interpret what you see. They also communicate with other vehicles by radio in order to keep in touch with sightings nearby. 

But it is not just about game-viewing. You’ll start to tune into the sights and sounds of the bush, traversing the land and soaking it all in whilst you stop for a morning coffee or a sundowner in a beautiful spot.

Our vehicles come equipped with blankets, bird books, binoculars, water and refreshments. However, we do recommend that you bring your own binoculars for maximum enjoyment. 


Birdwatcher’s paradise

The Klaserie Private Game Reserve offers an exclusive safari wilderness. There are never more than two vehicles at a sighting. So you don’t have to jostle for position as you may do in a national park.

Guides are also allowed to take the vehicles off road on occasion, to follow some of the Big Seven (for example rhino, lion, leopard or wild dog). This allows you to enjoy up close and personal encounters.

Currently over 40 mammal species are to be found in the Greater Kruger, including the Big 5 of lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant. The Timbavati is also a birdwatcher’s paradise. As many as 360 species of bird life have been documented here.