Luxury private safari camp in spectacular wildlife setting

A classic African wilderness experience awaits you at Clive’s Camp, a luxury exclusive-use lodge in the Makalali Private Nature Reserve near the Kruger National Park.

Clive’s is the ideal getaway spot for small groups wanting to enjoy total immersion in the African bush while relaxing in comfort and style.  Take your workshop, special occasion, retreat or company indaba into an inspiring and restorative wilderness setting where you have the whole place just to yourselves.


The camp sleeps 10 in five luxury ensuite chalets with their own decks, fans and air conditioning. Two chalets can accommodate an extra child. The camp has a communal area with open plan kitchen, dining, lounge, bar area and two TVs with DSTV (satellite TV).

Wifi is available, so you’re never out of touch with friends and family. Outside, there are two braai areas, a swimming pool, and two bomas, one with a mini kitchen and dining area. The camp is surrounded by a low ‘Kenya style’ fence that keeps larger game out without getting in the way of the views. If you have a bigger group, there is other accommodation close by.

Makalali Nature Reserve

Clive’s Camp lies within the 25,000-hectare Greater Makalali Nature Reserve (GMNR) in the triangle between Hoedspruit, Phalaborwa and Tzaneen in Limpopo province. Nestled between the majestic Drakensberg mountains to the west and the iconic Kruger Park to the east, it is right in the heart of classic Southern African wildlife country.

Makalali is home to the famous ‘big 5’  – lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, and elephant – as well as wild dog, cheetah and many other species. The Makhutswi river bisects the reserve, providing excellent game-viewing and birdwatching opportunities.

Makalali is less well-known than the nearby Timbavati, Klaserie and Sabi Sands private reserves, giving it a lower density of owners and lodges. This results in a more exclusive wilderness experience.

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Tessa 083 273 8619
Chelsea 083 334 3700