Abelana Safari Camp

Enjoy a small, intimate safari camp accommodating eight guests in five Meru-style tents

Abelana Safari Camp is located in an elevated position in the remote southern part of the reserve amid spectacular granite outcrops known locally as “koppies” and overlooks a large watering hole below the camp’s expansive viewing deck.

The views over the bushveld are spectacular and daily guided walks and game drives allow guests to explore large tracts of bush in absolute exclusivity.

The Meru-style tents are simple yet comfortable and well-appointed, offering an authentic safari experience. The tents are all equipped with beds offering a twin or king size configuration with lighting provided by solar power.

Because we are located in a water-scarce region each tent is equipped with a shower rather than a bath, with hot water provided by gas geysers always available.

Food is home-cooked, often over an open fire, using locally sourced fresh produce. The camp does not offer a luxury culinary experience as the menu is a set affair, but we do try and cater to individual preferences provided we have prior notice of dietary requirements at the time of booking.

The camp has a large tented mess and lounge area with an honour bar system and a range of reference books. There is a charging station for camera batteries and phones. WiFi is not available due to the remote location.

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Additional Information

Arrival/Departure

As guest vehicles are not permitted to drive on the reserve it is important that you plan your trip to arrive at the relevant gate at or close to specific times. This is particularly important to ensure that you can participate in all safari activities on the day of your arrival.

Arrival/Check in time: 14h00
Departure/Check out time: 11h00

What to Bring

A range of clothing in neutral colours such as khaki, green or brown, including shorts and T-shirts, a pair of long trousers and long sleeve shirts, comfortable, closed walking shoes (for bush walks and in winter when it is cooler in the mornings and evenings), sandals or flip flops and swimming costumes. A hat is essential. Bright colours that stand out are inadvisable.

A jacket and jersey/fleece are necessary on cold days and particularly in the colder winter months from May to September.

Other useful items to bring on safari include a small torch with batteries, sunscreen, insect repellent, cameras, binoculars and any personal medication. The camp does have a basic first aid kit.

Safety and Health

Abelana is a relatively low risk malaria area and malaria is a treatable disease, but as a precaution guests are strongly advised to consult with a doctor prior to travel to establish what malaria medication to take and when to commence any course.

Guests are requested to ensure they have adequate travel insurance to cover emergencies, cancellations, evacuation and hospitalisation as well as loss of any personal items.

Abelana is a remote area with potentially dangerous wild animals present. This is part of its attraction. All safaris are led by expert armed guides with experience in conducting these activities. It must however be noted that all activities are conducted at own risk and travel and medical insurance is advised.