The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, covering a vast 60 000ha, was established in 1969 and was officially proclaimed a nature reserve in 1972. This reserve borders both the Timbavati Game Reserve and Kruger National Park and since there are no fences between these, game, including the big five, roam freely. Running through Klaserie is the Klaserie River, which originates on the slopes of the impressive free standing 1944 meter high Mariepskop mountain.
Klaserie is known for its space and human inhabitation, which enables one to embrace and savour the delights of the African bush in one’s own time. There are various commercial operations within Klaserie, ranging from rustic bush camps and walking trails, adding excitement of getting involved in the tracking of big game. For those who love luxury three to five star game lodges abound whilst it is Klaserie’ policy to minimize commercial impact on the reserve’s pristine environment.
Private Game Reserves
Adjacent to most of the Kruger National Park’s western border are private game reserves, the best known being, Timbavati, Sabi Sands, Klaserie, and Balule. At least 100 kilometers of man made fencing has been removed, allowing game and predators to roam freely, as it was in the past. An attractive feature of these reserves is that concession holders are allowed to leave the road to view the, often habituated game of the area, allowing very close encounters for visitors. Most accommodation has three to five star luxury ratings.
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