Rukiya Safari Camp

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The Rukiya Safari Camp nestles in the Wild Rivers Nature Reserve which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park of the Limpopo Province of South Africa. This unique tented camp provides travellers with a private and intimate wildlife experience with the chance of admiring the Big Five which include lions, leopards, rhinos, buffaloes and elephants.

Adding to an unforgettable wildlife experience is the fact that this safari camp is actively involved in the conservation of leopards allowing visitors to get required in some of the exciting activities.

The Rukiya provides guests with a once in a lifetime wilderness experience. The camp has access to three prime wildlife areas in the Kruger National Park area. To most of this part, the field has single access providing guests private viewing for an unlimited time with never more than two vehicles at any wildlife sighting. The staff at the lodge aims to maximise the safari time and heads out on morning and afternoon safari trips.

The six luxury tents are beautifully set on the banks of the pristine Blyde River ensuring guests a tranquil, private and most natural safari stay.

Luxury tent features:

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Comfortable Double or Twin beds
  • Viewing deck.

Facilities & Services

From this eco-friendly, tented bush camp one can admire beautiful mountain and river views. The natural bushveld view is maximised from the deck of the outdoor, infinity swimming pool. The traditional African style boma offers a memorable dining experience in the evenings under the star-studded sky.

Facilities and services:

  • Six luxury tents with decks
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Lounge
  • Viewing deck
  • Open-air boma
  • Wifi.


Guests may participate in the adventurous safari drives which are accompanied by experienced and qualified game rangers in open 4x4 safari vehicles. Travellers learn about the local fauna and flora while admiring the magnificent wildlife from a close distance.

The thrilling walking safaris are a unique experience during which visitors have the opportunity to get closer to nature and learn about the smaller creatures which inhabit the South African bushveld.

The rare chance is provided for guests who are interested in the conservation of leopards to get involved with the camp's ongoing Leopard research which includes checking motion sensor camera images as well as plaster casting Leopard tracks on a bush walk.


  • Safari drives
  • Bush Walks
  • Leopard Conservation.


Situated in a 3100-hectare reserve within the 12200 hectare Blyde Olifants Conservancy this vast ecosystem is home to a wide variety of animals. These include impalas, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, kudus, leopards, bushbucks, hyenas, waterbucks, klipspringers, caracal, the African wildcat and much more. It is along the rivers where one most likely encounters the hippos, crocodiles, monkeys and baboons.

Some of the best birding opportunities are found along these river banks with the rare Pel's Fishing Owl, the Goliath and Grey Heron, the Hooded Vulture, the Trumpeter Hornbill, and the African Fish Eagle being seen here. During the safari drives, the game rangers visit the nearby wildlife reserves which are home to an abundance of 'Big Five" animals.


  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Viewing Deck

Facilities Available at Rukiya Safari Camp

  • Boma
  • Hiking trails
  • Lounge
  • Parking
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Viewing deck

More Information on Rukiya Safari Camp

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Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Rukiya Safari Camp Dinner, Bed & Breakfast rates.

Included in the rate:

  • Dinner, bed & Breakfast rate - Accommodation in luxury ensuite tent. Breakfast & dinner. Teas & coffees

Excluded from the rate:

  • All drinks & meals not mentioned, transfers & additional activities not mentioned. Gate fee of R150.00 per person once off (this needs to be pre-paid along with your accommodation) Conservation levy of R200.00 per person (once off) – conservation fee can be paid at camp.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Items of a personal nature