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Walk in the footsteps of the true adventurers from a bygone era when you stay at this quintessential Kruger bush camp located in a Big 5 reserve

About Kingly

Resting comfortably in the heart of the Greater Kruger’s Big 5 territory amidst the dense mopane woodlands in the GDP Reserve, sits the charming and rustic Kingly Explorer Camp. Designed for the true wilderness explorer, this intimate camp holds great appeal for safari-enthusiasts who want to immerse themselves in an authentic back-to-roots style safari experience.

Kingly focuses on activities and experiences, introducing adventurers to the rugged outdoor lifestyle while never comprising on comfort. Typical bushveld surrounds provide a haven for elephant and buffalo, which are regularly spotted around camp.

Two professionally led game drives a day open up a world of opportunities to observe big game on the 3000-hectare traverse, while the unique Olifants River boat cruise with drinks and snacks provides a unique way to see the Kruger.

4 Meru-style tents overlook a small but busy waterhole, while the main area provides the perfect place to catch-up in the rustic dining area, or around the small splash pool. True to form, there's an intimate firepit area where many nights are spent chatting around the campfire.


Kingly Explorer Camp is located in the GDP Reserve which is close to the Balule Nature Reserve and Grietjie Nature Reserve. Forming part of the Greater Kruger, the GDP offers abundant opportunities to spot the Big 5.

Occupying a territory of 3000 hectares close to the perennial Olifants River, Kingly offers the best of both savannah and riverfront habitats.

In addition, the undulating landscapes laden with rocky outcrops and Mica hills provide plenty of den sites for big cats.

The distance is roughly 50 km from the centre of Hoedspruit. Continue on the R40 and take the Grietjie Balule turn off (it is well signposted)

Guests need to make their way to the Grietjie Balule Gate where they will be met by a representative who will escort them to camp.

The meeting and arrival time needs to be arranged the night/day before and a high-clearance vehicle is needed if self-driving.

GPS : 24°03'27.4"S 31°02'49.2"E

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