ABOUT NZUMBA

Unspoiled Escape in the Greater Kruger National Park

Nzumba Camp, our little piece of paradise, located in the North-Western part of Klaserie Private Nature Reserve which lies nestled between the Timbavati, Balule & Kruger National Park. The private nature of this remote wilderness sanctuary enables our valued guests to embrace, in their own time, the sounds, sights and smells of this authentic African bushveld experience. Devoid of other vehicle activity, you will be able to enjoy exclusive sightings, therefore offering great photo and video opportunities.  A home-away-from-home feeling envelopes you as our passionate team indulges you and our inspired chefs take you on a culinary journey.

Nzumba traverses 7 000ha of pristine bushveld including the picturesque Klaserie River, which is the life blood of the reserve, as well as the well-known Olifants River which flows into the Kruger National Park. Safaris within this untamed region of the Greater Kruger National Park focus on the bush and its eco-systems, with the added excitement of getting involved in the tracking of Africa’s big game. Our experienced guides have taken great time to develop their safaris to ensure that you come away with a better understanding of this very special environment. Greet the day with an early morning gamedrive, being part of nature waking up, which  includes a delectable coffee stop with homemade treats, as part of this experience.

Complete your day’s activities with an afternoon gamedrive, enjoying a drink watching the iconic African sunset before returning to camp on a nightdrive, enjoying the excitement that comes with viewing nocturnal animals.

MEET YOUR HOSTS

FRIKKIE & NATASHA

LODGE MANAGERS

Frikkie was born in the North West Province and has fond childhood memories of going to the Kruger National Park with his grandparents, where his love for nature was born.   He studied Guiding, Game Farm & Lodge Management and started his career as a guide in the Waterberg.  From there he moved in to management in the Waterberg, KwaZulu Natal and then moved to the Lowveld, an area he loves most, where he was Reserve Manager & Warden for the Balule for 8 years.

Natasha was born in a small town in the Northern Cape.  Her studies took her on a journey to becoming a professional chef and did her practical experience at Balule Nature Reserve where she met Frikkie.  After finishing her studies, she moved back to Balule as F&B manager but as she enjoyed the tourism & guest side of the business, she moved into Tourism Co-Ordinator.  Frikkie & Natasha got married in 2017 at their favourite place on the reserve.

Frikkie is interested in botany, animal behaviour and global carnivores research, with his favourite animal being leopards. Natasha’s interests is photography, with her favourite animal being elephants. Together, they started a Non-profit company WorldWide Predators NPC in 2017 that focuses on global carnivore non-intrusive monitoring.

Frikkie & Natasha joined Klaserie Camps as the Nzumba Lodge Managers in Apr 2019.

“Being so close to nature and making new friends is all anyone could ever ask for. We meet guests from all over the world & enjoy making them feel at home. If you do what you love you will never work a day in your life. This is our perfect story and lifelong dream.”

NATHAN & AMY-LEE

RELIEF LODGE MANAGERS

Born in South Africa, both Nathan & Amy-Lee developed a passion for wildlife from an early age and love being in the African Bushveld.

Both have FGASA Level 1 and Back-up trails qualifications and Nathan also has Marine Guide Level 1. They met when they were both working in Dubai as desert guides and have been together for nearly 2 years now.

Nathan & Amy-Lee joined the Klaserie Camps team as the relief management couple in Jan 2020.

“Our love of adventure and travel is probably what brought us together, although we could not be more different…”, with Nathan’s laid back demeanour and Amy’s love of organisation.  

In their spare time they both love to cook, with Nathan’s latest interest being bread-making.  They are both passionate about conservation & feel it’s a privilege to be living in the bush. Given the choice, they would definitely choose to spend their time outside and exploring.

Nate’s love of fishing and birding, equals Amy’s obsession with dogs and animals.  

“Our dream for the future is to travel to as many places as possible, and to experience the different cultures and natural wonders of the world… And to have lots of dogs of course!”