Being in a quiet corner of the Bushveld implies a few things. We need to be fairly self-sufficient to a large degree, which drives our eco friendly approach and also involves a lot of innovation. And then for you, the visitor, there is a need for good directions to find us and some realistic information about the Kruger Park.
A lot of our innovations are around solar power, pumping water and solving problems to make life more comfortable here in the bushveld. On the eco frontier, we grow a lot of our own vegetables. When you stay with us and we cook a meal, over a real fire (and the tales of the park and wildlife will begin to flow), then you will understand that we live quite close to nature.
If you're expecting 'eco' to mean 'vegan', you will be in for a massive shock. Like most South Africans, we love our meat, and we grow much of our own vegetables. We try to be as self-sufficient as possible. One of the best treats we have for our guests is a classic South African braai (BBQ) at the Firefly Lapa.
A sampling of the wonderful vegetables we enjoy from our planting.
If you don't feel like cooking, we can cater. Breakfast is R40pp, "Boere" Breakfast is R50 (for the hungry). Pot luck evening meal is R60pp, and the full three-course feast R100pp.
The Firefly Lapa where good food is made and good stories are told.
This may be helful for some people - a global view of where we are.
Amanzimlotzi Riverside Bush Camp is located in a small private reserve about half-way along the Kruger National Park.
Our surrounding area and nearest towns. Note the main gate just off the R40 Klaserie road.
We seem to be so hard to find that many of our clients start out by
getting hopelessly lost! Even with a GPS. We have had people
give up just 700m from our gate, and go spend the night in a town 30km
away, costing them more.
The key to understand is that almost all the land around us is now part of Kapama. If you can get to their Gate 2, you are minutes from our door.
Just 500m North of the small (blink and you miss it) town of Klaserie, is a turnoff to the right, towards a security gate (Gate 2), report to this gate.
At this point - Sanity Mode = ON. Please, and we cannot emphasise that enough, please, click on our dedicated page of Directions and please print the page onto paper which you bring along on your trip!
Directions and Maps: HERE.
You will thank yourself later for printing those six A4 pages!