Rukiya Safari Camp

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The Rukiya Safari Camp provides guests with a once in a lifetime wilderness experience.

The Rukiya camp has access to three prime wildlife areas in the Kruger National Park area.

The Rukiya is 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.

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.

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.

Rukiya 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 bushwalk.

Situated in a 3100-hectare Rukiya 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 Rukiya safari drives, the game rangers visit the nearby wildlife reserves which are home to an abundance of 'Big Five" animals.

Luxury tent features:

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


  • Safari drives
  • Bush Walks
  • Leopard Conservation

Facilities and services:

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


  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Viewing Deck

Facilities Available at Rukiya Safari Camp

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

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FAQs about Rukiya Safari Camp
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at Rukiya Safari Camp are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

Where about is Rukiya Safari Camp located?
Rukiya Safari Camp is located at the following location / address: 21 Wild Rivers Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park, Hoedspruit.