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Saturday, 7 November 2015

From Phinda Game Reserve to Klaserie Caravan Park

Leaving Phinda, we first went to Pretoria to buy a second-hand motorhome and then returned to the Kruger Park, but the park was fully booked and we had to find another place.  

We always enjoy staying at Klaserie Caravan Park, thanks to the wonderful nature and atmosphere where we camp next to the dam.Our camp is a proper birder's and fishing enthusiast's dream.  Fish Eagle cries during daytime, their nesting in a nearby tree, while Purple-Crested Touracos, Grey Herons, Paradise Flycatchers, Egyptian Geese, Giant-Malachite- Woodland- and Pied Kingfishers, White-Fronted Bee-Eaters, Burchell's Coucals, Grey Headed Bushshrikes, Maribou Storks, Bennett's Woodpeckers, African Hoopoos, Common Scimitar Bills, Green-Backed Herons, Hadeda Ibis's, Black Collared Barbets, Dark-Capped Bulbuls, Diederik Cuckoos, Purple Herons, Black-Headed Orioles and others are often seen in the trees in the camp.Although I do not possess the required patience to become an angler, I met a good number of them and I saw them catching huge Carp, Bream, Bass and Barbel.  All fishing catch and release.On top of that, we received regular visits from Nyala, Zebra, Waterbuck and Impala coming to drink in the dam.  No wonder we like to go back between tours to enjoy yet another peaceful stay at Klaserie Caravan Park!  On top of all the niceties, they also offer a special price for long-term retired campers.

We can recommend this place since it is near the Kruger Park and one can easily spend a day in the park.

The dam at Klaserie Caravan Park


Anglers' vehicles and caravans next to the dam.


Our Bushdrifter vehicles


Spent a day in the Kruger Park.  The sagging water level a sign of drought


Peaceful Egyptian Geese swimming


A Brown hooded Kingfisher