Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Animals we are likely to see: Since this is the wild, we cannot guarantee the sightings of specific animals. With that disclaimer out of the way, the game viewing is spectacular and will not disappoint. The following are animals that we regularly see, and you are likely to encounter: lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, hippos, wildebeests, impalas, kudus, waterbuck, cape buffaloes, white rhinos, duiker, nyala, vervet monkeys, baboons, Nile crocodiles, hyenas, wild dogs, mongooses, genets, eagles, storks, and much more!

Weather: Temperature ranges vary from 50°–100°F, although is typically in the 70's and 80's. With this in mind, it is wise to dress in multiple layers to provide maximum comfort. Rain gear is provided if necessary.

Visas: No travel visa is currently required of U.S. citizens visiting South Africa. You will need a valid passport that expires no sooner than 2 months after your expected return date.

Food: A variety of food will be available throughout your stay, including local dishes and many of "Western" style dishes many of us are familiar with. If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know in advance so that we can appropriately take care of your needs.

Currency: The official currency of South Africa is called Rand. Most places we will visit accept credit cards. Rangers prefer tips in Rand, but you may use your credit card if you prefer (keep in mind, credit card fees and exchange rate will diminish the amount the ranger receives). Do not tip in U.S. Dollars. It is often very difficult for locals to exchange foreign currency.

Tipping: We recommend that each traveler to budget a minimum of $500 for tipping staff. This will be divided between your game ranger and the camp's backstaff (cooks, waitresses, house keepers, maintenance workers, etc.). Tipping will take place on the last day of your stay. We urge guests to use the recommended amount as a guide and base your tips on the service they receive. All of our stays have been absolutely fantastic, and many guests decide that the service they received warrants a bit more.

Laundry: Complimentary laundry service is provided daily from your room. This can help reduce the amount of clothing you may decide to bring. Keep in mind that clothes are hand washed and hung to dry in a drying room. Do not send delicate garments to be laundered.

Luggage: Each guest is permitted 44 lbs. (20 kilograms) of luggage. This limit is established by the small aircraft that we will be taking from Johannesburg to Skukuza.

Electricity: South Africa uses 240v electricity, using a Type N plug and socket. Rooms currently have at least 1 American style outlet. If you have multiple items to plug in/ charge, adapters are available inexpensively on Amazon. Verify that anything you plug into these adapters will work using 240v. (Many modern electronics are dual voltage and will work with American 120v and international 240v. Make sure before you plug it in).

Souvenirs: A small gift shop exists at the center of camp. There are many souvenir items as well as numerous sundry items, in case you forgot something at home.

Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is not included in the cost of this trip. It is recommended that you contact your insurance provider to explore options for coverage in case of travel interruption, illness, or unforeseen events.

A more comprehensive list will be sent to you prior to departure, after your reservation has been confirmed.

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