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  • I recently returned from my first Safari experience in South Africa. Not only did the Ndtuzi camp experience meet every expectation I had, but it far surpassed them! I give my highest recommendation to anyone seeking a comfortable and exhilarating safari wishing to see a host of animals (including the big 5) and birds with a truly knowledgeable and genuinely caring staff. Brett, Sherie, Don, Bruce and the staff could not have been more accommodating and professional throughout the entire 5 day Safari and stay at Ndtuzi. The vast knowledge of every animal, bird and plant that our guide Brett presented was only surpassed by his ability to track them down. The landscape allowed for breathtaking views high above rivers and made for some amazing photo opportunities. Getting close to the animals was an absolute thrill and a feeling that I will remember for a long time to come. I will not soon forget the elephants, lions, wildebeests, rhinos, giraffes, cape buffalo, antelope, water buck, hippos, zebras, and birds too numerous to count that we encountered during our safari. We loved it so much that we decided to extend our trip an extra day, just so we didn't miss a thing. Sherie made delicious meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner that gave the experience a wonderful touch of home cooking. The entire experience was made even better by the comfortable atmosphere and friendships that we developed with our guide Brett and cook Sherie; I could not imagine that a better Safari experience is possible than my experience at Ndzuti, an experience of a lifetime and one that I will always cherish!
    - Johnathan Yudt USA
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Tour Packages

Best of Both Worlds- Kruger and private reserve

Klaserie Private Game Reserve,Kruger National Park, night drives, small traditional safari camp large productive area.
Trip Duration: 4 nights/ 5 days
Max. Guests: Min 4 Max 8
Brief overview: A Tour combining the freedom that comes with the independance of a private park safari camp with the standing of the National Park, providing the Best of Both Worlds on a 4 night 5 day Kruger tour.
Best of Both Worlds- Kruger and private reserve


A Kruger tour that combines the freedom you get in a South African private park with the essential safari experience of The Kruger National Park.  Private Parks allow guided safari groups to follow in the spoor of and track the big 5 on foot, stay out after dark on a night drive with a spot light and even drive off road to get close up to a kill or photograph a leopard in a tree. The Kruger is an unsurpassed expanse of wilderness with diverse and dramatic landscapes and incredible species diversity- in wildlife, birding and all aspects of a bush experience.
This Kruger tour leaves Johannesburg in the early morning of every Monday and travels the 5 hours to a meeting point at the gate into the Private Parks where guests are greeted with a welcoming drink and transferred to an awaiting vehicle that will then head out to nDzuti Safari Camp some 25 minutes drive away. nDzuti Safari Camp is an oasis in the bush- a gem of lush lawns and sparkling pool where Brett and Sherie the hosts and rangers settle guests in before lunch is served in the shady garden. The open vehicle game drive leaves following afternoon tea. The nDzuti area is large and varied with the Klaserie River forming a large ox bow, cliffs and koppies and open plains. Brett is a skilled ranger guide with years of experience and a sharp eye for spotting game and creating incredible photographic opportunities. A cold box accommpanies the drive; packed with drinks for sundowners. The drive pauses at sunset to enjoy a drink and toast the setting sun. After dark; a hand held spot light facilitates the quest for nocturnal animal sightings. Back at nDzuti the camp fire is burning  and dinner is served  in the boma seated around the fire under the star-lit skies.  
Each day brings a morning and afternoon/night drive exploring the nDzuti concession and working on that "Life List" of sought after wildlife and bird sighting. The pace is leisurely and the middle of the day is set aside for a siesta or sun bathing at the pool side. Occasionally a trip to a game viewing hide is planned with a picnic lunch and cold box of drinks. 
In the early morning of  day four after tea and rusks are served the tour departs for the Orpen Gate into Kruger National Park in the comfort of an air conditioned vehicle. Distances can be large and we find it better to use a closed vehicle for this leg. En route we drop off luggage and collect a packed picnic breakfast at Tom Cats Safari Inn. The day is spent in the Park stopping occasionally at waterholes, picnic sites and rest camps and with excellent photographic opportunities presenting themselves along the way. The overnight is at Wild Olive Tree Camp en suite safari tents on wooden decks. The morning is at leisure  with a light breakfast served before heading back to the Bush Pub and Inn to connect with the shuttle back to OR Tambo.


 Wildlife Encounters- Best of Both Worlds-Greater Kruger Park Tour- Mondays to Fridays

Day 1
Guests are collected from OR Tambo for accommodation within 5 km of the airport and travel by micro bus to The Greater Kruger Park a 5 hour journey. They then change vehicles and enter the reserve to travel 20km to nDzuti Safari Camp. Lunch is served before the afternoon game drive. The drive stops for sundowners before continuing as a night drive with hand held spot light. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2
Tea and coffee with biscuits are served before the early morning game drive. After a 3-4 hour guided drive/walk guest return to camp for a hearty breakfast. Lunch is served and guests can relax at the pool or in the hide overlooking the waterhole. Tea and coffee and purified water is freely available all day. Afternoon game drive/ night drive. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3
Same as Day 2
Day 4
After tea and coffee in the early morning guests leave for Kruger National Park via the Orpen Gate.  The full day is spent in the Kruger National Park, stopping at rest camps and picnic spots for refreshments and to stretch the legs. The tour leaves the Park before closing time and heads back to Wild Olive Tented Camp on the border of Manyeleti Game Reserve . This charming camp has 6 tents on decks with en suite bathrooms.
Day 5
 In the morning a light breakfast is served before leaving the Tented Camp to meet up with the shuttle back to the city.


ZAR15000 per person air conditioned, en-suite rooms and en-suite tented safari camp.









Included in this tour

  • Return shuttle from Johannesburg and Pretoria.
  • Three nights at nDzuti Safari Camp including meals, teas and morning and afternoon game viewing activities.
  • Day tour into Kruger National Park with breakfast and lunch.
  • Conservation levy into Kruger National Park.
  • One night at Wild Olive Tented Camp with dinner and breakfast.
  • VAT

Excluded from this tour

  •  A once off ZAR 150 per person conservation levy payable to the reserve but collected by Wildlife Encounters.      
  • Drinks from the honesty bar.
  • Gratuities.

Notes on this tour