Senalala Safari Lodge Highlights
- Wildlife and birdlife
- Game Drives and Walking Safaris
- Small and intimate camp
- Professional guides
- Deck overlooking waterhole
- Lodge type; Safari Lodge
- Location; Klaserie Reserve
- Lodge size; 6 Rooms
- Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
Located in the wildlife-rich Klaserie Game Reserve, Senalala Safari Lodge is a retreat in the bush to relax and refresh. The six rooms not only focus on privacy and luxury but a sense of relaxation that will have you feeling you are at home from the moment you arrive.
The lodge public areas are surrounded by beautiful green lawns and interspersed with ancient trees. The chalets, social seating areas, dining areas, and a refreshing pool, all overlook a seasonal riverbed with a view to a private watering hole.
The lodge delivers unparalleled bush viewing experiences, via both game drives and walking safaris.
The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve officially proclaimed a nature reserve in 1792 and covers a total area of 60 000 hectares. Home to incredible wildlife, birdlife and ecosystems including the "Big 5" as well as cheetah and wild dog.
The Klaserie is one of the lesser-known wildlife destinations in the Greater Kruger area of South Africa, but all that is changing quickly as more and more guests are visiting the reserve and reporting back on incredible sightings and experiences.
Rare wildlife and birdlife sightings in the reserve include; white lion, African wild dog, honey badger, Southern ground hornbill and white-backed vulture to mention only a few.
Lodges in the reserve offer game drive but are more known for their walking safari options.
Rooms and Suites
Senalala comprises 6 spacious, king-bedded chalets; all air-conditioned and two which can convert to twin-bedded. All chalets have a view of the watering hole and the large en-suite bathroom has a free-standing bath as well as a shower.
Although the lodge accommodates for 12 people, if you wish for an exclusive group booking, arrangements can be made to accommodate 16 people.
Cuisine and Wine
Meals are served in one of two dining areas; one outside - with a view out to the watering hole and the other enclosed(air-conditioned) for hot summer days or windy/ cooler evenings.
Expect traditional homemade meals for the team in the kitchen, all created with care from the finest local ingredients. Take time to savour the flavours in the natural surroundings and enjoy the company of few other people in the intimate dining experience.
The “wine room” stocks a variety of locally sourced red and white wines, which are all part of the fully catered experience.
The main deck area houses a swimming pool with sun loungers (towels supplied), this overlooks the gardens and the perfect place to relax between game drives.
A small library housing a variety of wildlife books as well as a collection of classic titles is located in the main lodge building.
WiFi is available in the areas of the main lodge.
Limited laundry facilities are also available for additional charges.
Senalala Safari Lodge offers two game drives daily (approximately 3 hours each); the morning game drive departing just after sunrise, with a stop included for coffee/tea, the late afternoon drive will make a stop for the renowned ‘sundowner’. Senalala only seats a maximum of 6 people per vehicle, with an experienced guide.
The team of highly skilled guides, also have a reputation for leading extensive walking safaris; an opportunity to experience the bush from a different perspective. Learn more about the ecology of the Klaserie Reserve and study animal tracks and spoor. This is a unique way to enhance your safari, nature in its primal form.
Senalala Safari Lodge is ideally located on a game path that follows the nTsiti River, and although not large, the watering hole is a drawcard for incredible wildlife sightings. From the main deck area, one can look out for not only the Big Five (lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and buffalo), but giraffe, zebra, many types of antelope, and perhaps even a visit from the wild dogs!
Spa and Wellness
Gym facilities; various cardio and other fitness equipment, are available on-site for those who want to stay in shape.
Rates from R5 999.00 pp
- Per person per night sharing (pp)
- Rates are in South African Rands
- *Rates may vary according to season
- Two daily game drives (or walking safaris)
- Breakfast, lunch, dinner
- Refreshments on game drives
- Beverages (local beer, wines, spirits, refreshments and bottled water
- WiFi in the central area
- 24-hour access to all beverages
- Use of the gym, swimming pool and lodge facilities
- Beverages as not stated
- Laundry service
- Entry fee
- Conservation fee