Selati Game Reserve
South Africa

Are you ready for an adventure of a lifetime? Look no further than Selati Game Reserve in South Africa – a true haven for nature lovers.


Experience Selati with EcoTraining

This untouched gem is a sanctuary for wildlife, providing visitors with an opportunity to witness Africa’s finest animals in their natural habitat and learn wilderness awareness as you go. From majestic lions to powerful buffalos and gentle elephants, you will be captivated by the sights and sounds of the wilderness.

With EcoTraining as your guide, you’ll discover unique and special species such as sable, eland and an abundance of general game like giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, waterbucks, kudus, impalas, baboons and monkeys.

Prepare to embark on a journey that will leave you breathless with memories that will last a lifetime.

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Where is Selati Game Reserve located?

The Selati camp is situated on the banks of the Selati River in the 33 000 hectares (81 545 acres) Selati Game Reserve, to the west of the Kruger National Park.

The reserve is bisected by the Selati River, which dries up into large rocky pools of water in winter. There is a lot of space to conduct walks and get a true sense of the wilderness.

S 23⁰59.136’
E 030⁰41.938’

The summer weather at the Selati Game Reserve averages a maximum temperature of 35°C between October and March.

In winter, the minimum temperature averages 5°C between April and September.

Activities at Selati Game Reserve

At EcoTraining, we offer an array of activities that allow you to discover the beauty of the African wilderness while learning about its diverse wildlife.

Wildlife Sightings

Our camp is situated in the heart of the Selati Game Reserve, a breathtaking location that boasts an impressive variety of animals. Take a game drive through the reserve and witness elephants, elands, giraffes and zebras as they roam freely. You might even catch a glimpse of the majestic African lion, the king of the jungle.

Conservation projects

For a more hands-on experience, join one of our conservation projects such as bush clearing and block burns.

Not only will you learn valuable skills, but you will also be making a contribution to the preservation of the environment.

Diverse fauna

Wildlife enthusiasts will be delighted with the diverse fauna around the plainlands. Buffalo, wildebeest, kudu, impala, klipspringer and waterbuck can be spotted throughout the reserve. Birders can search for the famous Verreaux eagle and other fascinating species.

Additional activities

Stay active with our bush fitness and volleyball sessions, or take a leisurely stroll on one of our game walks. Afterwards, relax in our unfenced camps and bask in the serene surroundings.

Staying at the camp


The camp consists of 10 simple dome tents.


Each tent houses two mattresses and single pillows (two learners per tent).


There are shared bathroom facilities and a central communal area overlooking the Selati River.


No mosquito nets are provided in camp.

What to bring

A sleeping blanket, additional blanket, an additional pillow, should you require it.

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