Camp Bethel is a Tented Bush Camp offering accommodation in 6 en suite Tents. Keeping it small and intimate, ensures attention to detail which sets us apart.
Situated on the doorstep of Central Kruger National Park in the Klaserie area, Camp Bethel may be booked as part of a Self drive tour package with tours included or an all inclusive package which includes airport transfers as well.
Our dinners are served in our Dining area or outdoors, surrounded by log fire and torches to create a real Authentic Bush feel. We serve Traditional food, using local produce. Private Bush and in-room dining are arranged on request. For lunch, tables are set in a dry river bed or around the sparkling pool.
We offer Kruger Park full day Safaris with packed picnic lunches which are enjoyed at a designated spot inside Kruger or mid morning breakfast is served upon arrival back at Camp after a 4 hour Kruger Park morning safari.
Late afternoon Safaris are offered, either in Kruger Park or in a Private Concession area with sun downer drinks and snacks served while watching the sun set in the African Bush.
Nature walks are conducted on our premises, where guests explore the smaller things the bush has to offer. Camp Bethel is ideal to include as part of a Self drive package which can be combined with a flight to Cape Town, from where the Most Southern Tip of Africa can be explored en route to Wilderness on the Garden Route.
Tours available from Camp Bethel either Optional or Inclusive:
- Blyde River Canyon mid morning or sunset boat cruise
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Panoramic Mountain Tours with view sights God`s Window, Bourke`s Luck Potholes and the Blyde River Canyon
- Cultural Village Tours
Accommodation at Camp Bethel:
Tents are positioned in Natural Bush with General Game like Zebra, Kudu, Nyala and Impala roaming freely. Leopard spotted on occasion and in the evening the roar of Lion is a familiar sound as the camp is surrounded by Big Five Reserves.
Guests are accommodated in Canvas Safari Tents Constructed on elevated Wooden Decks. Tents has corrugated roofing structure to ensure cooler temperatures during hot summer months. For the cozy winter evenings, electric blankets are supplied if necessary. Room configuration is either Twin or Queen, en suite with Toilet, Hand Basin and Shower.
Every Tent has a veranda with comfortable chairs and side tables and because of the elevated wooden deck and surrounding trees, the perfect spot to enjoy morning coffee and rusks or sun downer drinks.
- Kruger park open vehicle safaris
- Wildlife Rehabilitation tours
- Blyde River Canyon Mountain Tours
- Cultural experiences
- Private Game Reserve Night safaris
- Big Five Bush walks
- General game nature walks
Clothing and Accessories:
Choose neutral tones and light fabrics, preferably cotton. These fabrics work best in a hot climate. Pack a couple of long sleeved shirts and a pair of long trousers. The evenings an be chilly and they are also good for keeping insects at bay.
Temperatures in Kruger can vary greatly. In winter you can be very cold on a morning game drive, but perfectly comfortable in sorts and a t-shirt at midday. The secret is to wear several layers that you can take off or add to as needed.
Unless you are doing a walking safari, there is no need to pack heavy duty hiking boots. A good durable pair of trainers is all that is needed. You might also like to pack a pair of sandals for around the lodge or pool.
Many first time visitors to Africa underestimate the strength of the Sun. Choose a hat that has a wide brim to shade your eyes and the back of your neck.
It is a good idea to pack a pair of sunglasses as the glare of the sun during the middle of the day can hurt your eyes, especially if you are not used to it.
Choose a sunscreen with a high SPF or sun protector factor between 30 and 50.
Health and Climate:
The Kruger National Park is in a malaria area. Please consult your doctor about prophylaxis before your trip and do not forget to pack it.
South Africa has typical weather for the Southern Hemisphere, with the coldest days in June-August. The Savannah region is home to the Kruger National Park and many other wildlife destinations. The area enjoys summer rainfall, which means the best time to see wildlife is in the winter. This is when the grass is shortest and visibility is the best. Just be prepared for some icy morning game drives.
Daytime is fairly pleasant year-round, with temperatures seldom dipping below 8 degrees in winter. Expect an average high of 26 degrees in winter, 32 degrees in summer.
- If cancelling 7 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total.
- If cancelling 14 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the deposit.
- If cancelling 21 days before arrival, forfeit 50% of the deposit.
Facilities & Services available:
Airport Shuttle Service
Limited Room Service
Special Meals on Request
Bar on the Premises
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Tourism Information Desk
Communal Satellite TV
DVD and/or VCR
Hiking / Walking Trails