Makumu Private Game Lodge introduces its new carbon light footprint fly camp in the vast Klaserie Private Nature Reserve 

Makumu Private Game Lodge is delighted to recently add to its guest offering by introducing a Tented Bush Camp in the wilds of the Klaserie bush. With no permanent facilities and a near non-existent eco-footprint, the Makumu Tented Bush Camp brings you back to a safari experience of old Africa.


Located in a remote part of Makumu’s concession, the camp consists of the basic bush luxuries of ripstop canvas dome tents (with secure sewn-in groundsheets). A crackling campfire, open-air bucket showers and legendary bush hospitality are all part of the experience. Explore the mysterious wildlands of the Klaserie on foot or in an open game drive vehicle with one South Africa’s top guides, Alan McSmith.


Arrive in the late afternoon as the sun bids the day farewell, to sparkling wine at the bush bar overlooking a watering hole.  Indulge in a three-course campfire dinner under the blanket of stars with the wilderness orchestra as your backdrop.

Opt for a night drive to search for elusive nocturnal animals like porcupine and leopard using spotlights and get the true feeling of being one with the bush in your overnight tented accommodation. Wake up the following morning to the delivery of hot water and bushveld coffee as you greet the arrival of a new African day; return to the lodge after a morning walk or drive.


Makumu provides guests with a lasting wilderness encounter where walking safaris, day and night drives are all part of the experience. Guests can track big game on foot, learn more about the bush, or in an open 4×4 game viewer explore the surroundings and search for a diversity of wildlife from elephant, lion and antelope to the more elusive nocturnal animals like leopard and porcupine. A fresh footprint in the dust, the faint sound of a breaking branch, wet mud rubbed on a tree, the presence of birds or a sudden quiet in the air are all part of the tracking experience. Senses are heightened searching for clues, sounds or smells to indicate an animal is nearby.

The Tented Bush Camp is available March to September annually and is available on an exclusive-use basis only for an overnight stay; minimum 2 and maximum 6 guests, in up to 3 tents.



Makumu Private Game Lodge is a luxurious and intimate establishment situated in the ‘Big Five’ Klaserie in Hoedspruit, South Africa. Forming part of the Greater Kruger National Park, the 60 000 ha Klaserie offers unfenced and untamed wilderness and an amazing array of wildlife.