Rukiya Camp

Rukiya, an intimate tented camp, is nestled within the serene Wild Rivers Nature Reserve, just beside the iconic Greater Kruger. A haven beneath ancient riverine trees, it graces the banks of the Blyde River. The camp's low-impact design, crafted with environmentally friendly construction, invites you to experience nature in its purest form. Hear the gentle flow of the river and breathe in the earthy scents of the surroundings. Light canvas tents provide a perfect blend of comfort and connection with the natural world, whilst our River House offers an exclusive experience also overlooking the Blyde River.

Discover Rukiya, where every detail reflects a commitment to harmony with the environment.

Enjoy your days exploring the area on you safari holiday and end your days with memorable dinners under the stars, sharing tales of your safari encounters.

Exciting addition to the Rukiya Portfolio, Kuma Cottages, which offers rustic chalets and a distinctive hybrid service, blending self-catering with a bit more. View our Lodges Tab for more info.

Where we are

Rukiya Safari Camp is located in the Wild Rivers Nature Reserve about 10km outside Hoedspruit, which is often referred to as the "gateway to Kruger", neighbouring the Greater Kruger region of Limpopo.

The camp is based in Wild Rivers which forms part of the Blyde Olifants Conservancy. We spend our mornings on game drives in the Big-Five Balule area, forming part of the Greater Kruger whilst our afternoon game drives are on Wild Rivers, enjoying the African sunsets.

The area is home to an array of wildlife species and phenomenal birdlife; providing the opportunity to see some of Africa’s most iconic wildlife, from majestic elephants to the impressive dung beetle. Explore further with bush walks and diverse activities, such as full day tours into the infamous Kruger National Park.

The local Hoedspruit airport is only a 45-minute drive away, making it an easily accessible yet remote safari experience.

Kuma Cottages are located down stream of Rukiya Camp on a neighbouring reserve also forming part of the Blyde Olifants Conservancy.



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