Kingly Explorer Camp is an idyllic camp located in an unknown, wildlife-rich reserve. The camp holds great appeal for die-hard adventurers and keen safari-goers looking to get back to their roots.
The entire camp is built around a waterhole frequented by buffalo and elephants. Each of the 4 tents is linked to the main area by lantern-lined elevated wooden walkways, offering an added sense of safety in the rugged wilderness.
The main area houses a swimming pool surrounded by a seating area. An intimate dining area flows easily into a seating area, complete with a rustic bar set-up. Guests can enjoy these small relaxation spaces, and read a book or connect over a gin and tonic.
Nights are spent lounging around the fire pit in the boma area around a crackling campfire, chatting about recent sightings. Kingly Explorer Camp celebrates the simple and effortless safari lifestyle.
The meeting and arrival time needs to be arranged the night/day before and a high-clearance vehicle is needed if self-driving.
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.
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.
Fly into Hoedspruit Airport (Eastgate Airport) and either self-drive or road transfer to the gate. 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) and drive to the Grietjie Balule gate. Sign-in at the gate and the team will meet you.
Fly into Phalaborwa Airport (Hendrick van Eck Airport) and either self-drive or road transfer to camp, which is about 25km away. Continue on the R40 and take the Grietjie Balule turn off (it is well signposted) and drive to the Grietjie Balule gate. Sign-in at the gate and the team will meet you.