South Africa

Selati Game Reserve, South Africa

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

The Selati Game Reserve is a large reserve, with diverse topography and biodiversity. In the east there are large granite hills, where Verreaux's eagles and klipspringers can be found. 

The dominant vegetation types are Combretum and Mopane woodland. This habitat is well-suited to the large elephant and giraffe population found there. 

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 wilderness.

Special species occurring here include sable antelope and eland. We are also able to visit the sable breeding programme run by the management of the reserve.


Pick an animal and you’ll find it here – lion, leopard and elephant, as well as special species such as sable and eland. General game such as giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, waterbuck, kudu, impala, baboons and monkeys are plentiful. For the twitchers there is more than enough of the feathered kind to be heard and spotted.

Useful information

Average summer maximum temperature (October-March): 35°C
Average minimum winter temperature (April-September): 4°C 

The camp consists of 10 simple dome tents, each with two mattresses and single pillows (two learners per tent). There are shared bathroom facilities and a central communal area overlooking the Selati River.

Please bring a sleeping blanket, additional blanket and pillow should you require them. There are no mosquito nets available at Selati. 

GPS coordinates

S 23⁰59.136’ 

E 030⁰41.938’