South African Lodges
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Klaserie Private Nature Reserve
Greater Kruger National Park
Mpumalanga
South Africa
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Lodge Type
Big Five

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The Baobab lodge nestles in the Klaserie Reserve providing travellers with a private and affordable safari experience. A truly authentic and memorable bush getaway awaits guests at this lodge which only features seven chalets accommodating a maximum of sixteen guests. 

Baobab Ridge in the Klaserie, neighbouring the well known Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, this game rich reserve has no fences into the Kruger National Park offering safari enthusiasts a Kruger Park experience in 4x4, open safari vehicles at flexible times.

This game Lodge offers a total of seven cottages and can accommodate a maximum of sixteen guests.  The six Standard Luxury Cottages provide en-suite bathrooms with showers and baths, a lounge complete with tea and coffee facilities as well as a private outdoor terrace.  The one Family Cottage features two bedrooms, two en-suite bathrooms with showers only / no bath, a lounge with tea and coffee facilities and the private terrace.

Chalet types:

  • Six Standard Luxury Cottages
  • One Family Cottage.

Chalet features:

  • Raised decks with a terrace
  • Outside table and chairs
  • En-suite bathrooms (shower, bath (not the family cabin), two hand basins, bidet, ablution facilities)
  • Desk & dressing table with hairdryers
  • Bedside lamps
  • Open lounge area (2 loungers, a small table, fridge, tea and coffee making facilities).

Facilities

The outdoor terraces of the Baobab lodge make for beautiful places to relax and to socialise in between the game drives.  The swimming pool, which overlooks the waterhole, offers excellent refreshment during the warm summer months.  In the welcoming lounge, visitors enjoy satellite television. A traditional braai can be experienced in the outdoor boma which is surrounded by the bushveld.

Facilities:

  • Small boardroom (upstairs)
  • Bar
  • Lounge with satellite television
  • Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor terraces
  • Guest toilets
  • Dining room
  • Evening lodge fire in Baobab Boma with braai area
  • Pool overlooking the small waterhole
  • Wheelchair friendly Cottage and convenient building access.

Activities

The Baobab safari excursions in open Land Rovers are the real highlights of a stay at this bushveld lodge.  Guests experience up-close encounters with Africa's "Big Five" (lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, elephant) and many more animals which roam the bushveld in this region of South Africa.  Thrilling walking safaris which can be booked in advance at an additional cost, make for memorable wildlife activity.

Activities:

  • Game drives in open Land Rovers
  • Walking safaris ( to be booked in advance, subject to availability, not included in cost)
  • Swimming in the pool.

Accessibility

Easily accessible both by air and road, the Baobab Ridge Lodge in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve is situated only a 30 minutes drive away from Hoedspruit, commercial planes from Johannesburg and Cape Town land, namely at the Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport.

Distances and driving times:

  • 45 minutes from Hoedspruit (33 km)
  • 6 hours drive from Bryanston, Johannesburg (500 km)
  • 3 hours from Nelspruit (179 km)
  • 2 hours from Orpen Gate, Kruger National Park (82 km)
  • 2.5 hours from Phalaborwa Gate, Kruger National Park (115 km)
  • 1.5 hours from Tzaneen (156 km).

Access by Air

Commercial flights to the Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport, which lies about 20 km away from Baobab Ridge lodge, are available from Cape Town and Johannesburg. The flight times from Johannesburg to the Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport take about 1 hour and 10 minutes and from Cape Town 2 hours 40 minutes. The road transfer from the Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport takes approximately 30 minutes to the lodge.

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  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Lounge
  • Terrace
  • Viewing Deck

Restaurants

Dining

Dining at the lodge is enjoyed at various venues all of which are surrounded by the untamed bushveld. Dinners in the outdoor boma make for an unforgettable experience with the natural sounds of the bush, under the star-studded African skies.

Game drives

The game drives are offered in open Land Rovers for guests to best experience the untamed African bushveld. The most suitable time for game viewing is early in the morning and late in the afternoon or evening.  During these times, hunters like the wild dog, lion and leopard are most active.  In this private game reserve, game rangers are passionate about wildlife and are in constant contact with the other vehicles on game drives which increase chances of finding wildlife.

Walking safaris

Exciting walking safaris are also available to guests.  These are not included in the rates, are subject to availability and are to be booked in advance.  During the three hours, guests walk in the wilderness observing wildlife as well as the smaller creatures.  For safety reasons, only guests who are 16 years and older may participate in this activity.

Swimming

The outdoor swimming pool overlooks the waterhole and the beautiful bushveld.  It serves as a wonderful place from where the surrounding tranquility can be enjoyed.  During the warm summer months, a swim is refreshing and revitalizing.

  • Boma
  • Lounge
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Terrace

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Concierge services
  • Game drive safaris
  • Housekeeping service
  • Secure parking
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Wake-up call
  • Walking safaris
Children Policy
  • At this safari lodge, children from six years old are welcome. When the game lodge is booked exclusively, all chalets by one group of guest, children of all ages are welcome.  

    Babysitting services are available. These are to be requested well in advance and are charged additionally.  During their stay at the lodge, parents are entirely responsible for the safety of their children. 

Available Rooms

Superior Twin/King bed Suite

# Rooms:
6

Superior Twin/King bed Suite (extra bed)

# Rooms:
6

The welcoming and well appointed Standard Luxury Cottages offer en-suite bathrooms with baths and showers, a lounge as well as a private outdoor terrace.  

Chalet features:

  • Raised decks with a terrace
  • Outside table and chairs
  • En-suite bathrooms shower, bath, two hand basins, bidet, ablution facilities
  • Desk / dressing table with hairdryers
  • Bedside lamps
  • Open lounge area with 2 loungers, a small table, fridge and tea and coffee making facilities.

Family Cottage

# Rooms:
1

The lodge's spacious Family Cottage ideally accommodates a couple sharing with two children.  It features two bedrooms, two en-suite bathrooms with showers only (no bath), a comfortable lounge with tea and coffee facilities as well as a private terrace.

Family Chalet features:

  • Raised deck with terrace and outside table and 4 chairs
  • One bedroom with en suite bathroom (1x double bed)
  • One bedroom with en suite bathroom (2x Single beds) / suitable for children only
  • En-suite bathrooms: shower, hand basin and toilet
  • Plug points for charging equipment (two prong plus station in lounge- main building)
  • Small safe for small valuables
  • Bedside lamps
  • Desk with mirror and hairdryer
  • Lounge area with 2 loungers a table, fridge (mini bar on request) and tea and coffee making facilities.

Baobab Ridge Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Enjoy a 10% off your stay at the Baobab Ridge when staying 4 nights or longer.

Included in the rate:

  • Accommodation in twin or double-bedded luxury cottage (en suite bathroom, private lounge and terrace)
  • All meals, snacks, teas/coffees, laundry, WiFi, soft drinks, local-brand beers and house wines
  • Two game drives a day in open 4x4 vehicles with licensed guides

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • Subject to availability
  • Minimum 4 night stay
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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.319165

Longitude: 31.228548

Directions

Directions from Kruger Parks Orpen Gate:

Drive on the R531 from Orpen gate toward Klaserie (Town)
Take the R40 via Klaserie towards Hoedspruit
After about 17 km and turn right at the Timbavati / Eastgate Airport sign. (Here you just sign in at the anti-poaching gate.)
Continue straight on the tarred road for about 18.2 KM until you reach the Klaserie/ Timbavati gate to pay the entrance fee
About 8.3 km after the gate, you turn left at the Baobab Ridge sign onto our game farm. (Look out for the sign on the right hand side of the road, if you pass the Gomo Gomo sign you have gone too far.)
Follow the dirt road, past the staff village of grey rondavels on your right, until you reach the lodge. The road forks near the entrance, take the left road.

Directions from the Phalaborwa Gate (Kruger National Park):

Drive on the R40 from Phalaborwa via Mica towards White River
After Hoedspruit drive another 6.5 km and turn left at the Timbavati / Eastgate Airport sign. Here you just sign in at the anti-poaching gate.
Continue straight on the tarred road for about 18.2 km until you reach the Klaserie/ Timbavati gate to pay the entrance fee
About 8.3 km after the gate, you turn left at the Baobab Ridge sign onto our game farm. (Look out for the sign on the right hand side of the road, if you pass the Gomo Gomo sign you have gone too far.)
Follow the dirt road, past the staff village of grey rondavels on your right, until you reach the lodge.
The road forks near the entrance, take the left road.


Directions from Nelspruit ( 3 hours):

R40 through White River, Hazyview and Acornhoek
Turn right at Klaserie toward Hoedspruit on R40
After about 17km turn right at the Timbavati Eastgate Airport sign
Sign in at the anti-poaching gate
Continue the tarred road for 18.2km until you reach the Klaserie/Timbavati gate
Pay the entrance fee
Continue for 8.3km and turn left at the Baobab Ridge sign. (Look out for the sign on the right had side of the road, if you pass the Gomo Gomo sign you have gone too far.)
Follow the dirt road, past the staff village of grey rondavels on your right
As you see the lodge on your left, the road forks, keep left.


Directions from Johannesburg (about six hours):

N12 toward Witbank (eMalahleni)
N4 toward Nelspruit, turn off onto R33 at Belfast
Turn onto R540 via Dullstroom and Lydenburg
R36 via Ohrigstad and the JG Strijdom Tunnel
R527 via Hoedspruit
Drive through Houdspruit until you reach a T-junction
Turn right onto R40 towards White River
Drive about 6.5 km, turn left at the Timbavati Eastgate Airport sign
Sign in at the anti-poaching gate
Continue the tarred road for 18.2km until you reach the Klaserie/Timbavati gate
Pay the entrance fee
Continue for 8.3km and turn left at the Baobab Ridge sign. (Look out for the sign on the right-hand side of the road, if you pass the Gomo Gomo sign you have gone too far.)
Follow the dirt road, past the staff village of grey rondavels on your right
As you see the lodge on your left, the road forks, keep left.

Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star

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