What would a bushveld adventure be without a game drive? Two daily game drives which are headed by a skilled, experienced ranger or tracker in order to give guests a better chance of viewing the camp’s wildlife up close and personal. Game drives are best at dawn and dusk and at Kilima Private Game Reserve and Spa both these options are available. 


Morning drives start before sunrise when guests gather for light morning refreshments before heading out to the buffalo and sable breeding project. While driving to the project’s basecamp, guests are likely to come across numerous other game en-route.

The night drive starts shortly before sun set with guests convening at the main camp before heading out, while sipping sundowners en-route. Although game activity is usually bustling at this time of day, and a delight to see and experience, an added spectacle is watching the sun go down over the majestical Murchinson Mountain range from a characteristical African sun deck, which is shaded by one of the lodge’s most remarkable features – a striking, age-old Baobab. 


As darkness descends, the game viewing vehicle leisurely starts to make its way to the main camp while the professional tracker uses the on-board spotlight to pick out the glinting eyes of nocturnal animals.

 

There is absolutely no better way to personally and physically interact with the African wild, than bush walks. A bush walk gives guests the opportunity to get up close to a variety of game as well as learn more about their instincts, behaviour and tracks. Participants will also gain knowledge on birds, and different types of grass and trees. 

Kilima Private Game Reserve and Spa offers a very special Walk to the Ruins – led by qualified guide - catering for experienced as well as novice walkers. All game walks start daily after breakfast and vary between a relaxing hour-long casual walk, or a more adventurous detour to the look-out point at the Ruins.


Game walking rules and precautions:

  • Guests are not allowed to leave the camp and walk alone. As a safety precaution on individuals older than 16 can participate in the bush walks. Mini-bush walks led by a ranger or tracker around the camp are however available to those younger than 16.

  • Guests over the age of 60 are required to submit a medical certificate confirming they are in good health.

  • Participants must wear closed, comfortable shoes and neutral coloured clothing. 

  • The ranger/tracker will use their discretion concerning anything that could pose a threat or jeopardise the safety of guests, these include the degree of fitness, agility and physical restrictions. (As stipulated by FGASA - Field Guides Association of SA)

 

While on safari, escape to the Kukura Wellness Spa and enjoy a luxurious facility that reflects the soul of Africa. Revel in a spa experience that is pampering and memorable, relaxing and indulgent. Every detail of Kukura Wellness Spa has been carefully considered. 

Welcome to an African spa like no other.

 

We offer a bushveld gym on the Kilima Lodge premises for the health fanatics. After a hard work out relax and enjoy the ambiance of our sauna room.

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There is little else that matches the splendour of basking under the glorious, sparkling bushveld sky and the unpolluted environment at Kilima Private Game Reserve and Spa allows guests to bask in astronomical beauty. Enjoy a refreshing Gin and Tonic or ice cold beer as you stare at the vast beauty of the Murchison Mountain Range, while dusk slowly reveals heaven's starry mysteries.