|Address:||Klaserie Private Nature Reserve
Feel the romance of Africa and surpass the explorers of the past with our lush tented accommodation. Drift asleep to the sounds of the African night and truly experience the bush veld with luxury comfort.
Who We Are
Ivory Wilderness combines an authentic wilderness trails and safari experience with luxury tented accommodation and superb dining.
Our intimate lodge is situated in the heart of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, a vast fence-less wilderness expanding into the Kruger National park and beyond. With the camp positioned on the banks of the Klaserie River itself, the location attracts vast herds of elephants, other bountiful wild game and copious bird species. This pristine wilderness has been untouched over time and will allow you to reconnect with the mysteries of nature. Our specialist guides will take pleasure in guiding you through a truly unique and unforgettable wildlife experience, with our head-guide fortunate to have spent his whole life in the beautiful Klaserie region.
Catering for a maximum of four guests, our lodge is perfect to book out for a private honeymoon or couples get-away, for a family adventure with the little ones or for those simply wanting to appreciate the African wilderness from an exclusive and intimate safari. All activities are tailored for varying experiences. Either on foot or from a safari vehicle, our experienced guides will utilise bush craft and skills to give you an extraordinary stay in wild Africa.
We are passionate about the conservation of South Africa's wildlife and sharing these wonders with future generations. As such, we have initiated the Charles Crookes Conservation Levy to support our local wildlife and communities.
Luxury Safari Tents
Welcome to our two luxury, explorer safari tents, each set on a private wooden deck with expansive views of the surrounding bush. Each tent is decorated with their own personal touch of Old Africa where you can enjoy a perfect blend of rustic authenticity and modern luxuries
RIVER VIEW TENT
Our River View Tent is nestled on top of the banks of the Klaserie River where you can enjoy stunning views of the meandering waterside below. From here, you can sit back and relax, discreetly observing wildlife congregating down on the river banks. Enjoy waking up to the calls of the African dawn from the comfort of your Egyptian cotton sheets. Each tent is also furnished with eco-friendly solar plugs, fans and lights, along with an en-suite bathroom. Be enthralled by the sounds of the African night through your breathable canvas tent, while curled up in hypo-allergenic bedding set with Egyptian cotton sheets. Enjoy a fully furnished en-suite bathroom, fitted with a double-basin, toilet and hot indoor and outdoor shower from this remote bush location. Each bathroom is finished with fresh towels and pampering, 100% natural toiletries
BUSH VIEW TENT
Our Bush View Tent is nestled into the hillside, with it's own private views of the surrounding bush and the Klaserie River. This tent is also perfectly situated for stargazing the phenomenal Milky Way at night from your private deck. Enjoy drifting off to sleep listening to the sounds of the ambient African night from the comfort of your Egyptian cotton sheets. Each tent is also furnished with eco-friendly solar plugs, fans and lights, along with an en-suite bathroom. Enjoy a fully furnished en-suite bathroom, fitted with a double-basin, toilet and hot indoor and outdoor shower from this remote bush location. Each bathroom is finished with fresh towels and pampering, 100% natural toiletries. Under a blue or starlit African sky...enjoy your own private outdoor shower
Ivory Wilderness Activities
Ivory Wilderness provides a morning and afternoon walking or driving activity, concluding each day with an early evening night drive to search for the more nocturnal creatures. Each morning and afternoon activity is between 3 to 4 hours in length, while the walking trails average between 3 and 9 km's in distance, baring in mind guest fitness levels and trail activity.
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 the bird enthusiasts, enjoy walking bird trails and have the option of giving back with fun citizen science bird surveys.
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.
Along with night safari drives, 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.
Book the lodge or stay for three 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.
All of our facilities have been designed to provide you with a fully inclusive and memorable wild African experience.
Enjoy our luxury tented accommodation with en-suite bathroom facilities. Each of our explorer-style tents are fitted with indoor bathroom facilities, along with extra outdoor private shower facilities for you to fully experience the starry African sky from this secluded spot. Each tent is equipped with a queen sized bed (twin option available) made up with Egyptian cotton along with eco-friendly solar fans and power sockets. Experience the tranquility of the African bush and special game-viewing moments from your private tent-deck. Regenerate with a healing Africology Spa treatment from your tent, subject to availability (advance booking required).
Our pool overlooks the Klaserie River, along with another viewing deck and lounge area, a perfect spot to unwind. From here, a phenomenal amount of birds can be seen and heard in the surrounding trees, along with herds of wild game visiting the waters below. Enjoy listening to the sounds of the African night encircling a fire in our enchanted boma area. Our staff are also available on a 24/7 basis with WiFi available on request.
FOOD & DINING
Wilderness dining experience - Gourmet bush dining
Enjoy our freshly prepared meals while immersed in the Greater Kruger Lowveld wilderness. You can expect simple yet elegant cuisine prepared with local fresh produce, passion and attention to detail. Our menu is fully inclusive, forming an essential part of the bush experience. All meals can be enjoyed from the comfort of the lodge overlooking the Klaserie river or from a remote location, watching the sun set on a bush dinner.
Ivory Wilderness - General daily dining
Our fully inclusive rate includes all meals and all beverages (soft, alcoholic, tea, coffee). Our full board rate includes all meals. Activities are fully inclusive. Alcohol only served after walking activities. Bush breakfasts and dinners on request.
Road transfers can be arranged to and from Ivory Wilderness in conjunction with a stay at our camp.
From Hoedspruit, take the R40 in a southerly direction towards White River
and travel for 6km.
After 6km turn left at the sign for Timbavati/Eastgate Airport.
Continue through the control gates and drive for 18.8km until you reach Enkhulu Gate, sign in and take an immediate left (less than 20m).
Turn right to follow the road.
After 4.1km, enter Incheni Gate (R140 fee).
Continue 13.4km until reaching a cellphone tower.
Turn right at the cellphone tower.
Drive 7.7km until junction; turn left to Klaseriemont Dundee East.
Continue 7.4km and then turn left at sign for Dundee South East.
Continue 5km to a sign for Bach, and turn right here.
The camp is 500m ahead.