Your sanctuary on safari

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Last Word Kitara alongside the Kruger National Park, our fenceless neighbour to the east, is the most exclusive address in the Greater Kruger. Our 5-star luxury lodge enjoys pride of place on the banks of the beautiful Klaserie River, a big five causeway. Discover the true meaning of a ‘soul safari’. Unrushed, untouched, unrivalled.

Your sanctuary on safari

Last Word Kitara

Last Word Kitara alongside the Kruger National Park, our fenceless neighbour to the east, is the most exclusive address in the Greater Kruger. Our 5-star luxury lodge enjoys pride of place on the banks of the beautiful Klaserie River, a big five causeway. Discover the true meaning of a ‘soul safari’. Unrushed, untouched, unrivalled.

Factsheet

The Last word experience

The epitome of 'beyond boutique', Last Word Kitara is the gorgeous crown jewel in the exclusive Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, the quintessential 'Big Five' safari experience. If you seek the ultimate Kruger park private lodge, book Kitara Lodge exclusively, for an unforgettable safari that is yours alone.  Within our serene sanctuary, you'll find our lovely people invite curiosity and welcome conversations. Discover our world of free-roaming wildlife from the comfort of you private suite, our inviting viewing deck or our sparkling infinity pool overlooking the Klaserie River.  Our presence here supports a number of important community causes which your conservation contributions directly support. Our team would be delighted to share more about these with you.  

Our six spacious suites, set along the Klaserie River, offer sweeping views of the pristine riverside setting. Suites are adjoining but not interleading.  All are en-suite replete with indoor and outdoor showers. Drink in the tranquil bushscapes from your private balcony.  The classic décor style, inspired by nature, is imbued with dreamy accents of Africa. Retire to your exclusive cocoon, lulled to sleep by the melee of hypnotic nighttime sounds.

Drinks & spirits included on certain rates

Unlimited Wi-Fi

Safari game drives

Scenic helicopter flips

Traditional boma dinner

Fully Vaccinated Staff

Guided bush walks

All Meals Included

Gin Bar In-Room

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Plan your journey

Let us take you by the hand

Would you prefer we called you, just let us know with your details and Widad and Taryn from our reservations team would love to give you a call and help you plan your perfect trip. At our safari camp Last Word Kitara, Lee-Anne, Don, Stefan and team are ready and waiting to show you a truly authentic safari experience, tailormade for exactly what interests you most in the bush.

Local Activities

Introducing

Birds of Kitara

The bird life here at Last Word Kitara is astonishing and has become one of our highlighted experiences for recent guests. These encounters continually fascinate us, with their unique mannerisms and distinctive calls no two sightings are alike. The Pied Kingfisher, Southern Carmine Bee-Eater and the Brown-hooded Kingfisher are just a few of our regular birds, they are attracted to water and as we are located on the Klaserie River we have the prime position for unmatched bird watching.

Little Bee-eater
Red-faced Cisticola
African Barred Owlet
Black Crake

Videos

Zoo Tube

Rooms

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Luxury Suites
Luxury Suites
Luxury Suites
Luxury Suites

Luxury Suites

The Luxury Suites at Last Word Kitara have a view of the Klaserie River which is a common footpath for much of the local wildlife, especially the elephants and it is not uncommon to be able to relax on your private patio with a gin and tonic and watch them stroll by. Each suite has an shower and separate bathtub, and for the more adventurous, an outdoor shower. All six suites are the same size at 70m² or 750 square feet. Extra beds can be added for kids at an extra cost in this room class.

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Have a look around

Click on the play button below and have a virtual wander around the hotel at your own pace. If there's anything you are unsure of, or maybe you feel like a guided tour, just let us know and we'd be happy to walk around with you.

Hotel experience

Suite & Hotel Amenities

Standard Suite Features

Velour robes and slippers

Wireless internet connection

Complimentary tea and coffee tray

300 thread count cotton linen

Private room safe

Air conditioning

Hair dryer and shaving points

Available TV Channels

Sky news, CNN, BBC news, EURO news, M-Net, Movie Magic 1, Movie Magic 2, Supersport (all channels), Discovery, SABC1, SABC2, SABC3, ETV. Select German channels including Das ERSTE, ZDF and DW TV are available on request at an additional cost.

Hotel Amenities

Drinks & spirits included on certain rates

Unlimited Wi-Fi

Safari game drives

Scenic helicopter flips

Traditional boma dinner

Fully Vaccinated Staff

Guided bush walks

All Meals Included

Gin Bar In-Room

Experiences

Boma dinner
Boma dinner

The British Officers Mess Area

A theatrical evening awaits dinner in the boma featuring traditional South African cuisine and tribal singing and dancing.

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Bush Breakfast
Bush Breakfast

Breakfast, in the wild during your morning safari

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Bush drinks
Bush drinks

Stop for a relaxing glass of bubbly while on safari

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Helicopter Flips
Helicopter Flips

Scenic and conservation flips are both available to guests

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Sundowners
Sundowners

Evening drinks in a river bed or location with a view

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FAQ

frequently asked questions

What to bring on safari?

Impact

Kitara driving instructions

Blyde River Canyon Helicopter Scenic Flight

Klaserie Private Nature Reserve K9 Unit Experience

Stefan Steenkamp

Last Word Management

Hi, I'm Stefan

I have attention to detail and understand how to create an enjoyable experience for a variety of guests. . Passionate, experienced and very knowledgeable guides will make your personal safari something to remember.

You can always expect a warm friendly smile, and our team will go above and beyond so that you get the best out of our little piece of paradise .

We are sure to pick up on those small things that would make "your" experience even more personal and special.

Let me take you by the hand,

Hi, I'm Stefan
Lee-Anne Detert

Last Word Management

Hi, I'm Lee-Anne

With a love for people & a passion for making each person’s stay special in each aspect in camp, I invest in our fabulous team to ensure that each guest does feel that they are the only one in camp, from greeting on arrival to the hug goodbye.
Working with our talented chefs to create an exciting culinary journey is always fun.
Our team are of the same mindset that it’s the little things that count, so great care & attention is given to make our guests feel like they are home, and each special occasion is celebrated in style!

Hi, I'm Lee-Anne
Donovan Detert

Last Word Management

Hi, I'm Don

With many years of guiding and general management experience, I enjoy working with the team ensuring that every guest is offered the best overall safari experience from a passionate team.
With high attention to the smallest details, our ethos that every guest is special flows through each area of the overall guest experience.
Each game viewing experience is about engaging our guests into our piece of nature, sharing the knowledge that each intricate part plays and ensuring each bush stop is a memorable one.
Sharing stories around the fire at the end of a day with happy guests is the perfect end to a day in the life of!

Hi, I'm Don

Last word staff

We're ready for you

Our mission simply: To make people happy. In lockdown we found a new purpose; To fill serene sanctuaries with kindness and lovely people. This is cosy living rather than hurried existence, a slowed down experience that emphasises personal happiness. And right in the middle of this purpose we forged our our singular core value - kindness – the very essence of heart candy and the seat of inner happiness.  However, compassion is hard to come by in the real world. It’s often confined to close family or great friendship, rarely dished out in bucket loads by hotels. It is a rather elusive quality.

We realised that if we employed the right people (and we do), who showed amplified levels of kindness, with commensurate trust and confidence, the image of our brand would become hauntingly elusive.

We could become known as lovely people who look after lovely people and because lovely people attract one another this could form part of a self-sustaining alchemy, autocatalytic in that the combination of sanctuary, kindness and lovely people propels itself.

Vusi

Vusi

Moxe

Moxe

Reckson

Reckson

Donald

Donald

Lulamani

Lulamani

Patric

Patric

Ruth

Ruth

Eulance

Eulance

Nomsa

Nomsa

Rhulani

Rhulani

Zodwa

Zodwa

Corlius

Corlius

Liz

Liz

Last word staff

We're ready for you

Our mission simply: To make people happy. In lockdown we found a new purpose; To fill serene sanctuaries with kindness and lovely people. This is cosy living rather than hurried existence, a slowed down experience that emphasises personal happiness. And right in the middle of this purpose we forged our our singular core value - kindness – the very essence of heart candy and the seat of inner happiness.  However, compassion is hard to come by in the real world. It’s often confined to close family or great friendship, rarely dished out in bucket loads by hotels. It is a rather elusive quality.

We realised that if we employed the right people (and we do), who showed amplified levels of kindness, with commensurate trust and confidence, the image of our brand would become hauntingly elusive.

We could become known as lovely people who look after lovely people and because lovely people attract one another this could form part of a self-sustaining alchemy, autocatalytic in that the combination of sanctuary, kindness and lovely people propels itself.

Vusi

Vusi

Moxe

Moxe

Reckson

Reckson

Donald

Donald

Lulamani

Lulamani

Patric

Patric

Ruth

Ruth

Eulance

Eulance

Nomsa

Nomsa

Rhulani

Rhulani

Zodwa

Zodwa

Corlius

Corlius

Liz

Liz

Last word staff

We're ready for you

Our mission simply: To make people happy. In lockdown we found a new purpose; To fill serene sanctuaries with kindness and lovely people. This is cosy living rather than hurried existence, a slowed down experience that emphasises personal happiness. And right in the middle of this purpose we forged our our singular core value - kindness – the very essence of heart candy and the seat of inner happiness.  However, compassion is hard to come by in the real world. It’s often confined to close family or great friendship, rarely dished out in bucket loads by hotels. It is a rather elusive quality.

We realised that if we employed the right people (and we do), who showed amplified levels of kindness, with commensurate trust and confidence, the image of our brand would become hauntingly elusive.

We could become known as lovely people who look after lovely people and because lovely people attract one another this could form part of a self-sustaining alchemy, autocatalytic in that the combination of sanctuary, kindness and lovely people propels itself.

Vusi

Vusi

Moxe

Moxe

Reckson

Reckson

Donald

Donald

Lulamani

Lulamani

Patric

Patric

Ruth

Ruth

Eulance

Eulance

Nomsa

Nomsa

Rhulani

Rhulani

Zodwa

Zodwa

Corlius

Corlius

Liz

Liz