Baobab Ridge Greater Kruger

Pool Boma by night Boma at sunset State-of-the-art kitchen Pool at sunset Standard luxury cottage Standard luxury cottage Standard luxury cottage- bathroom Standard luxury cottage- bathroom Standard luxury cottage- terrace Standard luxury cottage- bathroom Family cottage, parents room Family cottage- parents bathroom Family cottage, kids room Family cottage, kids bathroom Main building lounge Main building Boma dinner Game drive Walking safari Walking safari Game White lion cub- Ross pride Bush braai Bush breakfast View from pool Pool Pool
  • Self-Catering, Game Lodges
  • Malaria Area: Yes
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Check-in: 12:00 AM Check-out: 12:00 AM
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Baobab Ridge Lodge lies within the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve offering guests an up-market, clean, comfortable and affordable wilderness experience. Here guests can have an authentic and memorable bush experience. This small and intimate private lodge with only 7 private suites (sleeps maximum 16 guests), gives guests a feeling of serenity, far away from the masses.

The lodge can also be booked exclusively, giving our guests the ultimate private luxury safari. As a part of the greater Kruger National Park, the Klaserie has no fences into the Kruger and can offer guests the Kruger experience in open game viewers. The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, as well as its neighbour the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, are known for good game viewing. Family owned and run, this lodge gives guests a place they can call a home away from home in a private and very comfortable bush lodge setting. Situated within easy reach of the suites, the main lodge is equipped with a bar and lounge area, small TV room with satellite television and DVD, free WiFi, outdoor terraces, guest bathrooms, a large dining room and an office.

Outdoors there is a comfortable open-air boma area with a fireplace. The swimming pool overlooks the surrounding bush and a small waterhole. The lodge is accessible to wheelchairs and is fully fenced from larger wildlife to ensure your safely.

Guests have full use of the indoor and outdoor living areas and all facilities within the lodge.

Lodge Description
- Main Building with board room, bar (ice machine), lounge, DSTV, Wi-Fi, outdoor terraces, guest toilets, large well equipped kitchen, dining room and office.
- Evening lodge fire in Boma with braai area
- Pool, overlooking small waterhole
- Wheel chair & child friendly
- This lodge is enclosed with a low lying Gallagher electric fence (with back-up battery) and a steel cable perimeter fence.

Baobab Ridge Lodge accommodation:
The lodge has seven separate cottages: (We can sleep a maximum of 16 guests sharing)

Superior Suites:
- Suites on raised decks with private terrace and outside table and 2 chairs.
- En-suite bathroom facilities: shower, bath, 2x hand basins, bidet and toilet.
- Three prong SA Plug points for charging equipment. (Two prong plug station in lounge- main building)
- Small safe for small valuables.
- Bedside lamps.
- Desk with mirror and hairdryer.
- Open lounge area with 2 loungers a table, fridge (mini bar on request only) and tea and coffee making facilities.

The Family Suite:
- Suite is on raised deck with private terrace and outside table and 4 chairs.
- 1 x Bedroom with en suite bathroom. (1x double bed)
- 1 x Bedroom with en suite bathroom (2x Single beds)- suitable only for children age 6-12.
- En-suite bathrooms: shower, hand basin and toilet.
- Three prong SA Plug points for charging equipment. (Two prong plug 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 only) and tea and coffee making facilities.

This Suite is furthest away from the main building, with smaller rooms and bathrooms

All chalets include:
- Raised decks with a terrace and an outside table and chairs
- En-suite bathrooms include: shower, bath (not family chalet), two hand basins, bidet and ablution facilities.
- Desk / dressing table with hairdryers.
- Bedside lamps.
- An open lounge area with 2 loungers, a small table,
- Fridge and tea and coffee making facilities.

Rhino conservation:
Baobab Ridge organises rhino darting and micro-chipping events on request at an additional cost (subject to availability). At these events a local vet works together with a helicopter pilot to allocate and dart two to three rhino on one morning excursion. Guests are then asked to help to ensure that the animal does not harm itself when going down, covering its eyes and closing its ears, to ensure it does not become stressed. While the vet notches its ears and takes DNA samples, which will go into a national rhino data bank, the manager of the reserve drills a hole to insert the micro-chips. Guests help by watching its breathing, temperature and taking measurements of the horns etc.It is a wonderful way to give back, but also a great team building event for corporates or even a group of family or friends, who can afford it. Please enquire, should you have interest in this and we can send a quote. This is a great team building experience!

Activities at Baobab Ridge Lodge:
- Game drives
- Night drives
- Guided Bush Walks
- Sundowners and Bush drinks
- Fireside boma meals

Food and dietary requirements:
Please let reservations know of any dietary requirements (food allergies, dislikes etc) prior to arriving at the lodge, as the menus are set and they do not provide a choice of e.g starters or breakfast. This way the lodge is aware beforehand and can prepare for your specific needs. We do cater for vegan, vegetarian, gluten/lactose free and food allergies, but please inform us before arrival.

Malaria:
We cannot give advice on this, it is best to ask a health professional. We are in a low risk malaria area but depending on rains, it varies. In the Summer months we do suggest using mosquito spray and covering up at dusk and dawn, in Winter it is usually too cold for mosquitos, but this depends on how cold it is and whether we have had late rains or not.
Clothing and Accessories:
- Good quality sunglasses - preferably polarized. Tinted fashion glasses are not good in strong light
- Sun hat
- Camera - it is advisable to bring stock, particularly for special digital cameras.
- Long trousers/slacks, Golf-shirts, T-shirts and long-sleeved cotton shirts
- Shorts/skirts
- Underwear and socks
- Medication for treatment of specific conditions
- Good walking shoes (running/tennis shoes are fine or hiking boot)
- Sandals or flip-flops
- Swimming costume
- Binoculars
- Torch with batteries
- Personal toiletries
- Moisturizing cream & suntan lotion
- Insect repellent e.g. Tabbard, Peaceful sleep, Rid, Jungle Juice, etc
- Tissues / "Wet Ones"
- Tickets, passports, money etc

NOTE: Please bring cash along for the Klaserie/Timbavati entrance gate AND Klaserie conservation Levy (paid to the lodge).
Cancellation Policy:
• 25% if cancelled 60 - 80 days prior to date of arrival
• 50% if cancelled 30 - 60 days prior to date of arrival
• 100% if cancelled 1 - 29 days prior to date of arrival
Facilities & Services:

Babies
Children under 12 years
Elderly
Disabled (wheelchair friendly)
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Team Building
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Dining room
Curio Shop
Garden
Library
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - covered)
Wi-Fi
Afrikaans
English
Other Language
Communal Television
Communal Satellite TV
DVD and/or VCR
Swimming Pool
Directions:

Directions from Johannesburg:
- N12 toward Witbank
- 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. 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 (R120 per vehicle- please take enough cash)
- About 8.3 km after the gate you turn left at the Joubertshoop sign onto the farm. 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.

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Units and Rooms

Double and Twin Superior Suites
Bedroom en suite bathroom with shower and bath, open plan lounge, private terrace.
Count: 6
Max Persons: 2
Family Suite
2 bedrooms en suite bathrooms with showers, shared lounge and private terrace. Accommodation, game drives, all meals, soft drinks, local beers and house wines, laundry. Sleeps maximum 2 adults and 2 children (age 6-12 only)
Max Persons: 4
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