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AFRICA ON FOOT

Africa on Foot Lodge is a charming safari retreat situated within the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa. This lodge embodies the essence of a classic African bush experience, offering guests a blend of comfort and immersion in the wilderness.

Accommodations at Africa on Foot Lodge are simple yet cozy, with traditional thatched roofs and earthy tones that seamlessly blend into the natural surroundings. Guests typically stay in comfortable chalets or safari tents, equipped with basic amenities including comfortable beds, en-suite bathrooms, and outdoor showers. While the accommodations may not boast luxurious extravagance, they provide a rustic charm that complements the authentic safari experience.

The lodge’s primary focus is on guided game drives and walking safaris, led by experienced and knowledgeable local guides.

Both the general camp area and accommodation provide all of the creature comforts from home, maintaining a simple level of lodgings for relaxed safari-goers who don’t need the frills and spills of a high-end lodge. Africa on Foot is an eco-friendly lodge.

5 thatched chalets (2 of which are family chalets) joined by well-maintained pathways circle an intimate main area comprising a bar, seating area, dining section and boma. The main bar and chill out lounge area is built around an old tree trunk, giving it an authentic bushveld feel. There is a small splash pool on a raised wooden platform in the camp, which is regularly visited by elephants during the dry season. This pool is ideal for families because it’s close to the rooms.

Set just outside the entrance to camp is a multi level treehouse that can be booked in conjunction with your stay – it’s ideal for romantic adventurers. Next to the treehouse is a second, more secluded swimming pool that is a favorite spot for sundowner sessions.

Dinner takes place around a long safari table sandwiched between the bar/lounge area and outdoor boma. On safari, guests can expect to dine together in a traditional safari style. In the centre of the boma area is a roaring fire that creates a warm and welcoming space for those moments between game drives.

 

Walking Safaris

Africa On Foot is a unique camp offering professional guided walking safaris with qualified trail guides who have experience in approaching wildlife. Walking safaris are 2-3 hours and begin with a safety briefing about bushveld etiquette and how to behave when encountering wildlife. If there are unsuitable weather conditions, a game drive will take place instead of a morning walk.

Game Drives with Sundowners

In the evenings, guests are taken on game drive, which brings you a lot closer to big game. The night drives also allow guests the opportunity to see the nocturnal animals not encountered during the day. 

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AM LODGE

AM Lodge Hoedspruit is a prestigious 5 star safari lodge situated in the heart of the Limpopo Province, near the renowned Kruger National Park in South Africa. The lodge offers a range of accommodation options, including luxury suites and villas, each elegantly furnished and equipped with modern amenities such as air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, and private outdoor spaces.

Guests can enjoy guided game drives in open safari vehicles, led by experienced rangers who provide insights into the local wildlife and ecosystems. The surrounding area is home to an abundance of wildlife, including the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros), as well as various antelope species, giraffes, zebras, and numerous bird species.

In addition to game drives, AM Lodge offers guided bush walks, allowing guests to explore the African bushveld on foot and learn about the region’s flora and fauna from knowledgeable guides. The lodge also features a spa facility where guests can indulge in a range of relaxing treatments and massages.

Dining at AM Lodge is a culinary experience, with meals inspired by local flavors and ingredients served in the lodge’s restaurant or outdoors under the stars. The lodge also offers special dining experiences such as bush dinners and sundowner picnics.

This luxury lodge hosts a maximum of 22 guests in the utmost luxury and style. Six suites offer complete seclusion as well as private and stunning views. Two completely secluded suites with private plunge pools provide an even more exclusive luxury African safari experience. 

A self-contained AM Villa, a few minutes’ drive from the main lodge is the perfect option for families or groups. AM Villa can accommodate 6 guests in three en-suite bedrooms with its own private chef, private butler, private vehicle, as well as private dining and sitting areas with a magnificent outlook onto the bush over the Klaserie Dam.  

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While specific activities may vary depending on the lodge’s offerings and packages, typical activities available at AM Lodge  may include:

  1. Game drives: Guided game drives in open safari vehicles offer guests the opportunity to explore the nearby wildlife reserves, including Kruger National Park, to spot the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhinoceros) and other wildlife such as giraffes, zebras, antelopes, and various bird species.

  2. Bush walks: Guided bush walks with experienced rangers provide guests with a chance to experience the African bush up close, learning about the flora and fauna while enjoying the sights and sounds of the wilderness.

  3. Birdwatching: The area around AM Lodge is rich in birdlife, making it an ideal destination for birdwatchers. Guests can embark on birdwatching excursions to spot a wide variety of bird species.

  4. Spa treatments: AM Lodge offers spa facilities where guests can indulge in a range of relaxing treatments, massages, and wellness therapies, providing a perfect way to unwind after a day of safari adventures.

  5. Cultural experiences: Some lodges near Kruger Park offer cultural experiences that allow guests to interact with local communities, learn about their traditions, and gain insight into their way of life through guided visits to nearby villages or cultural performances.

  6. Bush dinners: Some lodges arrange special bush dinners under the African sky, where guests can enjoy delicious meals served in the wilderness, accompanied by traditional entertainment such as storytelling or musical performances

Guests should inquire directly with the lodge for specific details and availability during their stay.