Last Word Kitara – Klaserie Game Reserve – South Africa

Located deep within the Klaserie Game Reserve, The Last Word Kitara offers an intimate bush hideaway offering the renowned service for which all The Last Word properties are known. The 6 suites are decorated in an understated luxury style, all with views out towards the ephemeral Klaserie River, which attracts large numbers of animals throughout the year.

The Klaserie Game Reserve is part of the Greater Kruger National Park and guests at The Last Word Kitara have 7,000 ha of pristine wilderness to explore in open 4×4 vehicles.

Combine Last Word Kitara with a stay at either The Last Word Constantia or The Last Word Long Beach for an ideal introduction to the highlights of South Africa, and what’s more for most of 2019/2020 when you stay 3 nights at The Last Word Kitara 2 nights at one of the Cape Town properties is FREE!

Understated Elegance

The Last Word Kitara offers a haven of understated elegance to guests in 6 suites. 4 of the suites are strung out along the river bank, while a double suite ideal of families with older children is set slightly back on the lush lawns. All suites have air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, private decks and complimentary mini-bars. The main area of the lodges looks directly out onto the Klaserie River (the river dries out in the winter months) which is a beacon for animals. The expansive main deck and rim flow pool offer uninterrupted views into the bush beyond, the perfect place to while away the midday hours.

Like all The Last Word properties, Kitara is renowned for high levels of personalised service, sumptuous food and intimate atmosphere.

Last Word Kitara Suite

Safaris

Safaris take place twice a day at dawn and again in the late afternoon in open 4×4 safari vehicles. All safaris are led by an experienced guide and tracker team who help you make the most of your time in the bush. With some 7,000 ha of pristine African bush at your disposal and few other vehicles, you really feel like you are in a vast wilderness. The area is home to a wide variety of game, including Africa’s famed “Big Five”, as well as regular sightings of wild dogs!

The daily safaris in 4×4 vehicles are complimented by walking safaris that are offered after breakfast (weather permitting) which allow guests to experience the bush from a totally different perspective.

A little extra…

Dining at Kitara is always a special affair, and not just because of the delectable food! The lodge team try whenever possible to allow guests to dine outside to fully appreciate the beauty of the African wilderness. Sit around a roaring fire in the lodge’s “boma” under the never ending canopy of stars, or under the shade of your umbrella on the deck at lunch. During the dry winter months when the river stops flowing you may even be offered a river bed breakfast or dinner, truly surrounded by the call of the wild!

Last Word Kitara River Drinks

Prices:

Price from: £480.00 / €560.00 / $620.00 per person in a double room per night*

Contact us for the best rates for The Last Word Kitara

Until the 19th December 2019 – pay for 2 nights and the 3rd night is FREE – just pay the conservation levy.
Until December 2020 – pay for 3 nights at The Last Word Kitara and receive 2 complimentary nights at The Last Word Long Beach or The Last Word Constantia (excludes festive season dates)

*Based on a stay before the 31st October 2020 – excluding festive season dates

What’s included:

  • Accommodation

  • All meal

  • Selection of local drinks both alcoholic and non-alcoholic and in-room minibar

  • Twice daily safaris in open 4×4 vehicles with expert guides and trackers

  • Walking safaris between game drives (Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Sunday)

  • Conservation Levy

What’s Excluded:

  • Travel to and from the lodge

  • Certain premium brand alcohol

  • Items of personal expense – i.e. laundry, telephone calls, curio shop purchases etc

  • Gratuities for lodge staff and guides

  • Entrance into the park.

Wildlife highlights:

  • Big Five

  • Wild Dog

  • Cheetah

  • Giraffe

When to visit:

  • January – April: Summer months, the bush is green and dense, temperatures can be very hot. Great time for birding and seeing newly born animals.

  • May – July: Winter months, sunny skies and warm days but cold nights. Bush becomes less dense and game starts concentrating around water sources.

  • August – October: Late dry season, temperatures warming up and generally hot by October. Bush at its lowest meaning visibility at its best. Animals congregate around water sources, this is prime game viewing season.

  • November – December: Usually marks the arrival of summer rains with higher temperatures. The bush starts turning green, migratory birds return and many animals give birth to their young.

  • Last Word Kitara is in an area that experiences malaria – please consult your doctor regarding anti-malaria prophylactics.

Getting there:

  • Drive time from Hoedspruit/Eastgate Airport approximately 1h45mins (via Klaserie Game Reserve HQ)

  • Drive time from Johannesburg International Airport approximately 6h30m

  • Drive time from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport 3h45mins

  • Closest airport Hoedpsruit/Eastgate served by daily non-stop flights to Johannesburg and Cape Town.

  • Closest main international gateway – Johannesburg International Airport

Weather:

  • January – Average High 32ºC (90ºF) / Average Low 20ºC (68ºF) / Average days with rain 3

  • April – Average High 30ºC (86ºF) / Average Low 16ºC (61ºF) / Average days with rain 1

  • July – Average High 26ºC (79ºF) / Average Low 11ºC (52ºF) / Average days with rain 0

  • October – Average High 31ºC (87ºF) / Average Low 17ºC (63ºF) / Average days with rain 2