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.

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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.

Breakfast included

Drinks & spirits included on certain rates

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Unlimited Wi-Fi

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We have it all

The Last Word is the most intimate experience you will find. Underpinning the pleasures in our sanctuaries are three very important values we hold dearly which are kindness, character and generosity. The smiles on the faces of our family members and their attention to guests’ well-being shows the kindness we have become known for. The interiors reflect a distinctive character of understated elegance while the positioning of each hotel offers different and unique surrounds. The generosity is abundant everything we do particularly in the exceptionally large rooms, the wholesome breakfasts, complimentary wireless internet, beverages and in-room mini-bars.

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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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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

Port/sherry decanter

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

Breakfast included

Drinks & spirits included on certain rates

Itinerary planning

Unlimited Wi-Fi

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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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

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.

Laz

Laz

Vusi

Vusi

Violet

Violet

Lunghile

Lunghile

Moxe

Moxe

Reckson

Reckson

Craig

Craig

Donald

Donald

Karo

Karo

Kenneth

Kenneth

Linah

Linah

Lulamani

Lulamani

Patric

Patric

Raisy

Raisy

Ruth

Ruth

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.

Laz

Laz

Vusi

Vusi

Violet

Violet

Lunghile

Lunghile

Moxe

Moxe

Reckson

Reckson

Craig

Craig

Donald

Donald

Karo

Karo

Kenneth

Kenneth

Linah

Linah

Lulamani

Lulamani

Patric

Patric

Raisy

Raisy

Ruth

Ruth

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.

Laz

Laz

Vusi

Vusi

Violet

Violet

Lunghile

Lunghile

Moxe

Moxe

Reckson

Reckson

Craig

Craig

Donald

Donald

Karo

Karo

Kenneth

Kenneth

Linah

Linah

Lulamani

Lulamani

Patric

Patric

Raisy

Raisy

Ruth

Ruth