The luxurious and intimate Ivory Wilderness River Rock Lodge
lies deep within the heart of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. The reserve itself shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park and the Timbavati Game Reserve, which means wildlife roams freely throughout. Be assured warm and hospitable service throughout, from this secluded owner-managed safari lodge.
Nestled on the banks of the Klaserie River and offering unsurpassed views of the dramatic landscape, Ivory Wilderness River Rock Lodge certainly has set the standard in terms of being an all-encompassing wilderness experience. This pioneer’s camp offers its guests a sense of understated luxury in a wild setting home to the big five. The river meanders its way into the hilly region and draws plenty of wild animals to bask on its shores. Ivory Wilderness River Rock Lodge is truly is a slice of forgotten paradise just waiting to be soaked up in the true spirit of Africa.
In true pioneer style, there are only four Luxury Rondaval chalets, intimately tucked below riverine trees and looking onto the river in a Kruger-classic style. Offering intimate safaris for groups of four to six, enjoy a personalized experience from beginning to end. Enjoy a deep connection with your surroundings through our dynamic blend of bush walking trails and driving safaris. Our experienced guides, brothers Warren and Craig, have spent their lives in the beautiful Klaserie wilderness and couldn`t be happier than when sharing this spectacular part of the world with others.
A sparkling swimming pool adorns the River where guests can birdwatch, observe elephants and lap up the tranquility of this uncrowded, pristine reserve. Don’t be surprised if you wake up to the echoing roar of lions reverberating through the valley.
Accommodation at Ivory Wilderness River Rock Lodge:
In this historic, pioneer camp, each Luxury Rondavel combines the perfect blend of rustic authenticity and modern comforts. Each Luxury Rondavel is characteristically finished, and includes mosquito nets, air-conditioning, plug points and an en suite bathroom with each a shower and a bath-tub, for you to unwind and savor special moments.
Pamper yourself with our range of all natural Africology toiletry and spa products, in tune with the natural surroundings. Each Luxury Rondavel has a private entrance and is a short access to the shared swimming pool and lounge areas.
Ivory Wilderness River Rock Lodge Activities:
Wilderness Trails - Walk an African wilderness trail with the chance of encountering some of the largest and most charismatic to the smallest and most delicate creatures of the Greater Kruger Lowveld. Being part of a small walking trail group of a maximum of four guests, one can be subtle and sensitive enough to have remarkable encounters with the smallest elephant shrew to the most majestic African elephant. Walk specific trails with certain wildlife in mind. For example, in the cooler temperatures of June and July, walk pangolin trails, tracking this illusive and mysterious creature when its too cold for them to operate in the darkest hours. Enjoy walking in the bounty of summer with it's abundance of new life and when the air is filled with copious colourful butterflies. And be entranced by the myriad of bird calls in the morning, beckoning your journey through the wild. Feel the thrill of seeing from a wild animals perspective, through tracking an Elephant, a Lion, a Buffalo or other wild game along it's path on foot. This is juxtaposed the by the peace and tranquility of the breath-taking Lowveld. For bird enthusiasts, enjoy walking bird trails and have the option of giving back with fun citizen science bird surveys.
Driving Safaris - Sit back on one of our driving safaris, a great way to get closer to some of the larger game and fantastic for photographic opportunities. Our driving safaris will also often take you to different, selected locations for a walking trail or to a perfect sun-downer spot.
Night Activities - Our afternoon safaris extend into a wilderness night drive, to explore the local night life. Other night-time activities include frogging in the summer months and observation of the southern hemisphere starlight sky when you will be guided on the constellations along with the lore and legends that go with it.
Sleep-out - Book the lodge or stay for five nights or more and experience a luxury wilderness sleep out in the African bush. Connect with nature around a fire and below the endless starry sky, yet with the comforts of a luxury bush-bed for your slumber.
Book the lodge and enjoy activities as you choose them or request activities in advance when joining other guests.
Additional activities include Air and Boat safaris, and holistic Africology Spa treatments. Feel the thrill and awe of experiencing the Blyde Canyon mountains from the air, or gently drift down the Olifants river on your private boat safari.
Regenerate and pamper yourself with a healing Africology Spa treatment, from the comfort of your own tent. Africology focus on holistic, 100% natural therapies.
Subject to availability on booking, please inquire with reservations for more information.
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Clothing & Accessories:
We recommend to pack comfortable, closed walking shoes for the bush walking trails, along with neutral-coloured clothing (e.g. grey, khaki, beige etc). It is also generally advisable to pack sun protection in forms of sun-cream, hats and light clothing that can be layered. For the safaris, items such as cameras and binoculars can enhance the game-viewing experience.
Health & Climate:
Please consult with your local doctors about up-to-date malaria recommendations for the region.