-Accommodation & Activities-
SD Kruger Safaris has a number of concessions readily available to us, in which we have established good working relationships with the owners and tribal communities who maintain these properties. This has allowed us to develop a sense of pride for these wildlife areas, as well as get to know the land very well. All of our concessions are of the finest quality, and have outstanding trophy selection, wildlife, and luxurious accommodation.
Marakapula Reserve is our most used hunting camp. The lodge lies on the Selati River where hippos, elephants, and other wildlife may be viewed right from your chalet. The reserve is very large for SA (50,000 acres) and contains four of the Big 5, including elephant, lion, leopard, and buffalo. After the hunting day has ended, you can enjoy local beer or liquor by the fire, and eat the venison from your previous days work paired with some South African wine. There are seven chalets, all equipped with comfortable beds, running hot/cold water, baths overlooking the river, A/C, daily laundry, and WiFi at the lodge. All chalets are situated on the river so you can wake up to bushbucks getting a morning drink, or hear lions giving their last moans before sunrise.
If you seek game not commonly found in the area other reserves may be used, as commuting from lodge to hunting area would be too far. This being said, all of our hunting areas and lodges are carefully selected and held to the highest standards. Here are some examples of other camps we use:
We encourage you to bring your families. We love large parties, and there are many activities for non-hunters. Also, I have had the pleasure of working with many young hunters and first timers. If you are concerned about your children hunting, contact us and we will be happy to tell answer your questions.
Here are a few of our non-hunting activities available:
The Kruger National Park
This world renowned park is nearly 5 million acres and is home to millions of wild animals, including the Big 5.
Day trip includes entrance fees, lunch, transportation and guide.
Early departure, a 25 minute drive from the lodge.
Cost : $300 per person. 2 or more people $200
Olifant’s Riverboat Cruise
Enjoy seeing Africa's wildlife from a hippo's perspective. The boat ride takes you along the Oliphants River where elephants, buffalo , and other wild animals can be viewed catching a drink.
Afternoon trip includes entrance, drinks, transportation and guide.
Depart after lunch, a 45 minute drive to the departure point.
Cost : $100 per person. 2 or more people $50
The Blyde River Canyon
Spend some time out of the bush and experience one of the largest canyons in the world. The Blyde River Canyon has amazingly beautiful scenery and is the pride of the area.
Includes entrance, lunch, transportation and guide.
Early morning departure, return late afternoon.
Cost : $ 250 per person. 2 or more people $200
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Center
Get up close and personal with some of South Africa's most beloved animals. Pet a cheetah, hand-feed a vulture, scratch a bateleur on the neck. Learn about poaching, conservation, and rehabilitation by knowledgeable tour guides.
Ride high on the back of the magnificent African Elephant. A once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Includes entrance, transportation, guide. DVD with your photographs can be purchased.
Morning departure, return by lunch time. 1 hour 15 minute drive.
Cost : $380 per person. 2 or more people $320
Hans Merensky Golf Estate
Putt between giraffes at this 18 hole golf course located in the bush. Wildlife can be see crossing the fairway as you enjoy a relaxing day on the links.
Visitors welcome any day of the week.
Tee off between 07h00 and 09h00 or between 11h30 and 13h30.
A perfect day outing and 30 minute drive from the lodge.
Daily activities that can be enjoyed at no additional cost around the lodge on the reserve include :
• Game Drives
• Bird Watching
• Sun set dinners