Naledi sets on a little hill overlooking the plains towards the Escarpment mountains; Naledi Bushcamp enjoys a prime location on the river banks of the Olifants River. Easily accessible by road as well as via the Phalaborwa and Hoedspruit airports, this lodge nestles in the Balule Nature Reserve of South Africa's Greater Kruger National Park.
Guests have the choice of various room types to meet their specific requirements, which include the Leadwood Suite, the Marula Suite and the Paperbark Suite. Some of the suites are suitable for families and close friends travelling together to the Paperbark Suite is a beautiful safari hideaway for couples.
Bushcamp room types:
Ideal for families and close friends travelling together, the Leadwood Suite has located slightly away from the camp itself. This spacious and luxurious suite offers its private splash swimming pool which is on an expansive wooden deck. The suite's two bedrooms are separated by a comfortable lounge and a covered patio. Each of the bedrooms, which comes either with a King size bed or two 3/4 size beds, features its en-suite bathroom.
Suitable for families, the lodge's Naledi Marula Suite offers two adjoining bedrooms, one of which provides a double bed and the other one two 3/4 size beds. Guests enjoy one en-suite bathroom, a private patio and a spectacular view of the valley across the waterhole which is visited by wildlife through the day and night.
Most suitable for a couple, the Paperbark Suite is an ideal hideaway equipped with a comfortable King size bed from which guests enjoy views through the sliding glass doors into the bushveld. Complete with an outdoor shower, guests enjoy the full en-suite indoor bathroom. The suite's private deck offers welcoming loungers making a perfect place for relaxation in the surrounding tranquillity.
Naledi meals are freshly and lovingly prepared and served at one of the lodge's various dining venues. Tea and coffee are always available for guests, free of charge. For breakfast, lunch and dinner different choices are provided, and special dietary requirements can be taken care of when requested in advance.
Weather permitting, lunch, is usually served around the swimming pool or on the viewing deck. During the safari drives, neatly packed picnic with treats is offered. The bar at Naledi provides a wide selection of beverages including wines and beers.
Naledi guests have the unique chance to watch lions on a kill at night and listen to their roars, just a few metres away from the safari vehicle. They also have the opportunity to be amongst a herd of elephants, and on a walking safari upwind from a buffalo herd as well as approaching a rhino in its wild habitat. The knowledgeable game rangers share the interesting facts about the Kruger Park's complex ecosystem with its animals, birds, trees, plants and insects.
The Naledi morning safari drive departs before the sunrise during which a stop for a coffee break is enjoyed in the bush. During the afternoon, when the temperature starts to cool down and the animals start to move, guests embark on their late afternoon/evening safari drive. After a sundowner stop, the drive leads into the night making for an exceptional adventure.
After the delicious breakfast, Naledi visitors may enjoy a walking safari into the bush, exploring the 'Big Five' country. During the bush walks, one gets to learn and see the smaller creatures in the bushveld, including small flowers hiding as well as tracks and signs, birds and insects. The field guide packs a cooler box and a bird book after breakfast and takes guests to one of the lodge's activate waterhole hides where guests may sit in complete safety to observe the surrounding environment.
Game viewing activities:
The Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport lies a 45 minutes drive away from Naledi lodge, the Phalaborwa Airport is about one hour drive away. The bush camp can be reached within 2.5 hours from the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in Nelspruit (KMIA).