Tsakane Walking Safaris
is situated in the Balule Nature Reserve, home to Africa’s big game namely, Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Buffalo and Black and White Rhino. The reserve also boasts a wide variety of fauna and flora, interesting topography and beautiful vistas. The Balule Nature Reserve forms part of the nearly 3,5 million Hectare Greater Kruger Park Conservancy, one of Africa’s few remaining natural ecologies.
Tsakane Walking Safaris focuses on providing a walking safari experience and therefore our camp, accommodation facilities, catering and hospitality services are designed to compliment this experience. Walking safaris are not necessary about viewing game from the comfort of a luxury game vehicle but rather about establishing an intimate relationship with nature. To achieve this, we take you on a 150 million year journey through time and our celebrated Rangers allow you to explore and experience how, why and when this amazing open ecology has developed into one of the world’s largest open ecologies.
Typically our Rangers will encourage you to experience the interaction between species and the importance of ecological diversity, how these ecological systems are managed and will never miss an opportunity to involve you in the age old art of tracking big game and thrill of approaching big game on foot.
Accommodation at Tsakane Walking Safaris:
Tsakane Walking Safaris is unfenced and has been carefully designed to complement the natural surrounding environment. We unashamedly project an ambiance of a yesteryear era when poles, thatch, canvass and rich furnishing was all the fashion.
Accommodation is provided in comfortable thatched wooden luxury cabins and thatched luxury safari tents, each sleeping 2 guests. A central entertainment complex includes a reading lounge, dining lapa, an open-air conversation circle with central fireplace and the cozy Phivi Bar. A traditional open-air dinner boma is situated on the outskirts of the camp. A splash pool and thatched lounging area is situated in our small maintained garden or as affectionately known ‘oasis’.
We believe that catering is an integral part of the safari experience and in order to ensure that this philosophy is realized meals are seldom served at the same venue and depending on environmental conditions may include an adventurous bush barbeque or a relaxing riverside brunch picnic. Our menu reflects typical wholesome and healthy bush food and most meals are uniquely prepared on an open-fire in conversation with our Guests.
Our rates include the following:
All meals - breakfast, brunch & dinner
Excuded in the rate:
Reserve entrance fee - R50 per vehicle
Conservation levy - R100 per person
Travel insurance & Medical repatriation
Tsakane Walking Safaris Activities:
No children under 14 years.
Tsakane Walking Safaris Map:
Clothing & Accessories:
Guests should bring wide brimmed hats, sunscreen, insect repellant, torch, spare batteries. Comfortable walking shoes or boots, binoculars and camera.
Health & Climate:
Malaria - Anti-malaria medication is advised especially during the summer months between September and April. Please consult a Medical Practitioner or Travel Centre for further advice in this regard.
Climate (Tsakane Safari Camp):
Summer - September to April. Days are hot (Ave 32C) and nights are warm (Ave 22C)
Winter - May to August. Days are warm (Ave 25C) and nights are cool (Ave 8C)
Rain - Rainy season is between November and March
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The camp is situated a top a hill which towers several hundred feet over the Olifants river. Views from the lookout platforms allow one to see the river below.
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per unit, Max: 2