The Area

About the area

Xanatseni Private Camp is located within the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve (KPNR) which is one of the largest privately owned nature reserves in South Africa. The KPNR is part of the greater Kruger National Park.

The KPNR is involved in the full spectrum of Nature Conservation. Our rangers spend their lives in the bush and will offer you amazing insight and information on the plants and wildlife.

On game drives you are able to get a lot closer to the big game. The animals are normally habituated to the vehicle.

Xanatseni Private Camp is situated within the Savanna Biome which covers 32% of South Africa. 

The Savanna biome is classified as a vegetation type consisting of both a tree and grass layer. The camp is known for its Mopane forest which is unique to this part of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve.

Savannas are found within an annual rainfall range from less than 200 mm to 1500 mm per year. The wet season occurs between the months of November to March. Summers, in the months of October to April, are hot to extremely hot with a long term mean maximum temperature of 40 °C.


Xanatseni is home to an abundance of wildlife including the Big Five (Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Rhino and Elephant). Other general game to name a few, consists of several antelope species, bird species, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, hippos and warthogs.