Our Vision:

Luxury, Conservation and Education

Our vision is to ensure that you enjoy an unparalleled bush experience, whether in search of the Big 5 or while enjoying the comforts and amenities within the camp. At Senalala, we provide you with more than an opportunity to observe Africa’s wildlife, we provide you with an opportunity to interact and engage with Africa’s complex ecosystem, with an equal focus on luxury, conservation and education.

Guests arrive at Senalala in search of Africa’s rich, diverse wildlife and beautiful scenery and leave with a collection of new experiences, expanded horizons and a fresh perspective on life both within and outside the bush. We look forward to your arrival at Senalala and continuing this tradition together.

 

Luxury

Senalala provides guests with an authentic South African safari experience, combining Africa’s abundant wildlife and inspiring natural setting with luxurious camp facilities and exceptional service. Tucked within the African wilderness, Senalala offers guests world class guiding, accommodation in spacious, air conditioned chalets, access to pool, gym and conference facilities, and an eclectic mix of local and traditional dining. Committed to delivering the ultimate safari experience, we believe you will feel at home as soon as you step through the gates of Senalala.

 

Conservation

One of the most intractable challenges facing nature reserves is the conservation of Africa’s natural heritage, including the fight against unprecedented levels of poaching. The conservation effort is crucial to the protection of wildlife and the overall sustainability of Africa’s wildlife ecosystem. We are privileged to be part of this effort and encourage you to join us in this worthy endeavor.

 

Education

We believe our guests are not satisfied with passive observation and are therefore dedicated to promoting a deeper understanding of South Africa’s wildlife habitat and the key principles that shape the local environment. With a focus on individual interests, our guides communicate with guests on how to identify prominent plants and animals, recognise and understand basic animal behavioural patterns and ecological principles, interpret obvious signs and sounds in the bush and orientate themselves in the natural environment.

 
 
james steyn

Our people

James Steyn is a highly qualified and experienced field guide with more than 24 years of experience in the conservation and safari hospitality industry. He is involved in the training and assessing of field guides for the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA), for which he also acts as executive committee member and regional chairman. More recently he has also been an anchor presenter for “50/50”, South Africa’s oldest nature television program.

corlia steyn

Corlia Steyn has been an integral part of the Senalala team since she joined us in 2008. She is responsible for overall management of the camp including reservations, administration, housekeeping and logistical support.

Above and beyond their other duties, James and Corlia will be your hosts within the camp available to answer questions and share their experiences and adventures. James and Corlia are supported by our warm and professional staff, working together to make your stay at Senalala an unforgettable one.

 

Location

Senalala is located in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park, a collection of private, unfenced nature reserves situated on the western edge of the Kruger National Park.

Set within 60,000 hectares of authentic African bushveld, Senalala plays host to a wide array of wildlife species indigenous to the area – everything from the majestic African lion to the mischievous honey badger.

 

Getting Here

 

Flights

The closest airport to Senalala is located in Hoedspruit (Eastgate Airport), approximately 45 minutes away.

There are two daily flights from Johannesburg and six flights a week from Cape Town (every day but Saturday). Sable tours will do a return transfer for guests from Eastgate Airport to Senalala.

 

Road Transfers

Road transfers are another option for guests traveling to Senalala.

Ashtons’ standard shuttle: Transfers guests from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to the Bush Pub & Inn just outside the Timbavati/Klaserie Gate where Sable tours will meet guests and drive them the last 45 minutes to Senalala.

Ashton’s private shuttle: Transfers guests from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg straight to Senalala.

 

Self-Drive

It is possible to self-drive to Senalala with a sedan vehicle. Only 7 km of well-maintained gravel road to the camp.

All transfers can be arranged upon request. For further details about flight scheduling, transfer costs or for driving directions, please contact us directly at [email protected] We will be happy to assist in your travel itinerary.

GPS coordinates: 24° 11′ 57.3”S 31° 15′ 9.5”E

 

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