Rukiya Safari Camp is located in the Wild Rivers Nature Reserve in the greater Kruger region of South Africa. It is an intimate, tented camp built beneath old riverine trees on the banks of the Blyde River. It is an low impact camp with environmentally friendly construction, beautifully reused timber for decking and furniture, and light canvas for the tents.
There are 6 canvas tented rooms built on timber decking and elevated off the ground overlooking the Blyde River, which flows in front of the camp. Décor is simple, stylish and in tune with the natural ambience of the camp. Wooden walkways lead the path from the tents to the main camp area, which houses an infinity pool, boma, large balcony and canvas lodge area.
Safari activities include Big 5 game drives and bush walks, while there is a host of activities in and around the nearby town of Hoedspruit (roughly 20km from camp). Morning game drives include breakfast in the bush before returning to camp, making it an adventurous and unforgettable experience.
There are 4 river view timber / canvas tented suites, elevated on wooden stilts and beneath the riverine trees on the Blyde riverbank. All tents have en suite bathrooms, separated from the bedrooms by a zip-down canvas doorway, and containing a shower, vanity station, and toilet.
The 4 tents overlook the Blyde River and have balconies which offer a peaceful spot from which to relax and enjoy the birdlife and presence of nature.
The Bush View Rooms have double beds or twin beds with en-suite bathrooms. These rooms can sleep 4 people in each. Ideal for families traveling together.
The family tents are subdivided and share a bathroom, so perfect to accommodate parents and two children under 12. All tents have en suite bathrooms, separated from the bedrooms by a zip-down canvas doorway, and containing a shower, vanity station, and toilet. Each of the standard tents extends onto a wooden balcony overlooking the river.
The two family tents are positioned behind the standard tents and look onto the surrounding bushveld.
The Rukiya River House – This is a brand new accommodation type at Rukiya and offers guests a more exclusive experience, ideal for families or groups of 4. The house has two en-suite king bedrooms, a private verandah which has a beautiful outside seating area overlooking the river below, internet access, DSTV, kitchen, dining area and lounge, air-con, tea & coffee making facilities and a fully stocked bar. Guests staying at the River House will dine down at the main lodge and have access to all it’s facilities, including the infinity pool and the sun-loungers.