Valley of the Olifants Safari

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Valley of the Olifants Accommodation

Safari Accommodation in Valley of the Olifants

Bushriver Lodge

4 Reviews
Sleeps 29 in 7 rooms

Bushriver Lodge is situated 25 km from Hoedspruit and 50 km from the Phalaborwa gate of the Kruger National Park.

We cater...
Bushriver Lodge is situated 25 km from Hoedspruit and 50 km from the Phalaborwa gate of the Kruger National Park.

We cater for the discerning guest with luxury accommodation situated on the banks of the Olifants River.

We offer game drives on the private game lodge and also in the Big 5 reserves. All camps are fully-equipped for self-catering.

We have a private landing strip 3 km from the main lodge and Eastgate/Phalaborwa airports have daily flights from Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport.
from R990

Lodge 603 Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate

6 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Three-bedroom six sleeper luxury self-catering thatched Lodge has a plunge pool and...
Three-bedroom six sleeper luxury self-catering thatched Lodge has a plunge pool and air-conditioning in the main bedroom and lounge with TV. The main bedroom and lounge both have air conditioners that help to make it comfortable throughout the lowveld summer. The second bedroom opens onto an enclosed outside shower area. The third bedroom is upstairs in a loft and opens up onto a balcony above the outside dining table and braai area with it’s own stone fireplace. The kitchen has all the basic equipment needed for casual self-catering, including a driepoot potjie, a microwave oven and a fridge/freezer. A comfortable indoor lounge in the thatched double volume is furnished with a television and overlooks a wrap around view of pure, unspoiled lowveld bush.

The Estate has great wildlife populations that roam freely among the bush lodges. Giraffe, waterbuck, warthog, large herds of impala and buffalo are commonly seen. There are no predators on the Estate, which is perfect for walking, driving and mountain biking among the game. There are two elevated thatched hides overlooking water holes on a perennial stream that runs from the main gate in the west and flows due east towards the Kruger National Park. South of this stream the reserve extends for a further 5000 hectares of wildlife game protection area. At night the nocturnal wildlife is just as plentiful. The whoop of the black backed jackal is as loud as the millions of stars in the Milky Way are bright. If you sit outside at the fireside with the lodge lights dimmed you can expect regular visits from porcupines and warthogs while locating the bark of the male impalas in the dark. The Buffalo can be extremely short tempered and dangerous and should not be approached on foot. Exercise caution when moving past them in your vehicle.
from R800

Bundox Safari Lodge

2 Reviews
Sleeps 27 in 5 rooms

In amongst the mysteries of Africa and South Africa, steeped in mythology, an Eden awaits; imagine a place so beautiful, serene and...
In amongst the mysteries of Africa and South Africa, steeped in mythology, an Eden awaits; imagine a place so beautiful, serene and unspoilt that it will wrap your soul in eternal longing to return. Share the flickering camp fire with your hosts and fellow guests and walk away with a memorable experience.

Bundox Safari Lodge, previously the Porcupine Bush Lodge, offers luxurious accommodation ranging from homely Thatched Chalets to individually styled Safari Tents. Accommodation can be offered on a bed and breakfast, full board, or a self-catering basis.

Spend languid days next to the pool, take part in Big 5 walks or open vehicle game drives. Relax and let your hosts escort you on wonderful activities including game drives into Kruger National Park, elephant back safaris, visits to local rehabilitation centres and much more. Bundox Safari Lodge offers you a complete journey to wonderful memories.
from R800

Waterbuck Lodge

Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Positioned perfectly in the Southern part of the magnificent 14 000 Thornybush Nature Reserve, this Lodge is particularly ideal for...
Positioned perfectly in the Southern part of the magnificent 14 000 Thornybush Nature Reserve, this Lodge is particularly ideal for exclusive use bookings.

The Lodge consists of four fully air-conditioned luxury Suites, all with generous bathrooms and lovely views across the African terrain. Each Suite has been ideally positioned to maximize privacy.

The Lodge boasts a comfortable lounge area with an open-plan dining room all under thatch. There is also a wonderful breakfast deck overlooking the estuary as well as an appointed bar with easy access to all hospitality areas.

The Lodge is situated in the high water table area of the reserve and is sighted on a dammed estuary of the main water supply to the site. The lush undergrowth around the Lodge is evidence of a continual flow of water all year round. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of all amenities including a very private, family-sized swimming pool.

The area around the Lodge is home to all the animals found within the reserve especially Thornybush’s largest Elephant Herd.
from R5792

Monwana Game Lodge

Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

We are situated in the heart of Thornybush Game Reserve and invite you to come and stay with us to experience a true African safari in...
We are situated in the heart of Thornybush Game Reserve and invite you to come and stay with us to experience a true African safari in style. Monwana Lodge is situated in the heart of Big 5 country and you can view these majestic animals as well as other wonders of the African bush from the comfort of our game-viewing vehicle.

Monwana Lodge is situated in the Thornybush Game Reserve, which shares common boundaries with the Greater Kruger National Park and is approximately 11 000 hectares in size. This is big 5 country in the heart of South Africa's pristine bushveld.

The lodge itself is luxurious and offers you all the modern facilities to make your stay a very comfortable one. So come for a visit and we guarantee that you will leave with memories to treasure forever. Monwana Lodge is a four star exclusive game lodge, consisting of six luxury suites. The lodge is run in a friendly, homely atmosphere encouraging guests to relax and enjoy themselves.

Monwana Lodge is located on the perennial Monwana River. The waterhole is strategically positioned so that animals are always within view. The Monwana river is the ecological backbone of the Thornybush Game Reserve, flowing briefly after heavy rains. Thornybush Game Reserve is well known for its abundance of game. There is a great diversity of animal and birdlife with over 56 mammal and 300 bird species.
from R6270

Kuname River Lodge

Sleeps 12 in 4 rooms

Kuname River Lodge is set on approximately 9000 hectares of pristine African bush, and is a haven for those in search of a unique bush...
Kuname River Lodge is set on approximately 9000 hectares of pristine African bush, and is a haven for those in search of a unique bush experience. The premium five star safari facility, built on the banks of the Kuvjename River consists of five luxurious suites nestled in dense African bush overlooking the majestic Drakensberg escarpment. These air conditioned chalets all have en-suite bathrooms with outdoor showers and private outdoor baths. The perfect spot to soak in a candlelit bath beneath a canopy of stars and reflect on a day's experiences. The magnificent views from the wooden decks on each of the thatched suites are truly awe inspiring. The premier suite's outdoor bathrooms is situated in a secluded fairytale garden. The main lodge houses an elegant lounge dining area which lead onto an elevated wooden deck. It's the perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail or a cup of freshly brewed coffee while listening to the song of the African bush. A gorgeous rock pool offers the ideal venue to relax and invigorate in cool, sparkling waters. Kuname's gourmet chef lured from South Africa's top restaurants, ensures every meal is an unforgettable occasion. Here you can inhale the earthly scents of the African bush while you savour fine wines in the boma area or an elegant bush dinner. Our early morning and evening game drives are conducted by a highly qualified ranger in an open game viewing vehicle. With our 'Big Five', incredible bird life and centuries old trees, our professional guides, with their outstanding knowledge of the environment, ensure that our visitors become participants rather than just spectators. Walking safaris at Kuname are a chance to step into a world few get the opportunity to experience. It is a journey into nature, where participants learn about medicinal plants, the regions lesser known fauna and flora, as well as veld skills that have been passed on from generation to generation by the region's indigenous people. 'At Kuname we are driven by passion. Passion for the land, passion for the animals and plants, passion for service and passion for the community in which we live. Our guiding principle is responsible tourism. Our mission is not only to conserve the ecosystem and preserve endangered animals but, just as important, to conserve endangered space'.
from R6900

Shiduli Private Game Lodge

1 Review
Sleeps 52 in 26 rooms

Fringing the Karongwe Game Reserve, Shiduli Private Game Lodge embodies grace and elegance, yet...
Fringing the Karongwe Game Reserve, Shiduli Private Game Lodge embodies grace and elegance, yet exudes unsurpassed warmth and hospitality. Guests can step into the relaxed ambience of the lodge with its lush indigenous garden dappled in shade, lounges with internet facilities, bar, huge sparkling pool and thatched dining areas punctuated with original South African Art.

The three main lounges are stylishly decorated in leathers, silks and stone, and provide the perfect environment in which to relax and enjoy the bush. The lovely soft leather chairs reflect the warm colonial style throughout the lodge. Enjoy the warm energy of Shiduli in the outside lounge with a view of the watering hole whilst playing a game of chess, or retreat with a book from the comprehensive library in the warm atmosphere of the drawing room. The gentleman’s lounge, with its masculine décor, has a large TV at the bar, dual facing fireplace, richly woven Persian carpets and soft leather couches to enjoy a drink or unwind after an exhilarating game drive.

Delicious breakfasts and lunches, featuring fresh Pan African flavours, are served in the main building or on the deck. Dinner is a sumptuous candlelit affair in various enchanting settings in the lodge. The cuisine at Shiduli is a celebration of senses – a feast of innovative flavours overseen by award winning Head Chef Minette. Boma dinners under the African sky are often ended by traditional dancing – a tribute from the staff to guest. Staff at Shiduli is dedicated to ensuring an unsurpassed experience for our guests and by prior arrangement, we can prepare a romantic dinner just for two, or a surprise breakfast in the middle of the bush.

Please be advised that the gate entry fees are not included in the rates. Gate entry is now R45.00 per person per stay on entering the Kruger National Park.
from R4120

KwaMbili Game Lodge

5 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

KwaMbili Game Lodge provides an authentic safari experience at an affordable price. KwaMbili is situated in Thornybush Game Reserve near...
KwaMbili Game Lodge provides an authentic safari experience at an affordable price. KwaMbili is situated in Thornybush Game Reserve near Hoedspruit, within the Greater Kruger area. The reserve is home to the Big Five as well as an abundance of other game and bird species. This means good sightings, either while out on game drive or on foot during bush walks.

KwaMbili mean “Place of Two” in the local Shangaan language. Our knowledgeable rangers will introduce you to the tracks, movements, sights and sounds which give you a window into the secrets of the African bush. Back at the lodge, view wildlife from the safety and comfort of our well-positioned hide. If all this calls for time to just let the experience sink in, take a dip in the swimming pool, just relax in an armchair or on your private patio, or enjoy a cool drink at the bar. Meals are served under the stars in the boma or enjoy a private dinner in the hide.
from R4200

n'Kaya Lodge

Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

With a capacity of only four exclusive suites, n'Kaya Lodge offers the discerning guest the very best in privacy and it is the ideal...
With a capacity of only four exclusive suites, n'Kaya Lodge offers the discerning guest the very best in privacy and it is the ideal destination for a quiet, peaceful safari. n'Kaya Lodge boasts spacious double suites, each with private lounges and twin en-suite amenities. Shaded by tall trees, they look out over the camp's superb swimming pool and the Drakensberg Mountains beyond.

This lodge has recently undergone a soft furnishings upgrade and it has the flexibility of providing guests with either eight single en-suite facilities, or four spacious suites, each with a his and hers bathroom and a comfortable lounge area for private entertaining and relaxation. With all four suites built around an inviting pool area, this lodge also boasts an excellent bar, dining and lounge facilities and an outside boma area for evening dining.

The lounge, bar and verandah are decorated in earthy tones and indigenous woods. They allow guests to spend their time relaxing in between game drives, in total tranquility while catching up with some reading or sampling some of the lodge’s award-winning wines. At the end of each day, the focal point of the lodge becomes the enormous fireplace in the lounge where guests can listen to the crackle of the fire and the night sounds of Africa as the animals come to drink at the floodlit waterhole.
from R5836

Simbavati River Lodge

Sleeps 28 in 11 rooms

Simbavati River Lodge is an intimate and friendly camp built on the banks of the Nhlaralumi River in the heart of the world famous...
Simbavati River Lodge is an intimate and friendly camp built on the banks of the Nhlaralumi River in the heart of the world famous Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Shaded by age old Jackalberry and Leadwood trees, Simbavati is warm and welcoming, with a generous contemporary design and accommodation for up to eighteen guests in luxury tented rooms or thatched chalets.

Simbavati takes its name from the local Shangaan language, translated as “the place where the lions come down from the stars”. The focus of the lodge is on the excellent Big 5 game viewing, breathtaking views, friendly and knowledgeable staff in an environment where guests are made to feel comfortable and relaxed from the moment they arrive. 

Simbavati River Lodge situated is in the northern sector of the Timbavati Nature Reserve, surrounded by over 12 000 hectares of wildlife rich wilderness in which 4 Star lodge is contemporary, warm and welcoming. Guest common areas offer a generously proportioned lounge, bar, boma and extensive decks with breathtaking views overlooking the Nhlaralumi river where regular wildlife sightings take place and guests can unwind. There's also a small plunge pool for relaxing during the heat of the day, an activity area to keep children occupied, and a secluded spa retreat for a pampering massage.

Accommodation consists of four luxury tents and three chalets. All are privately situated and comfortably furnished with eco-friendly air-conditioning and en-suite facilities. Early morning coffee and tea with rusks are provided. After the morning game drive, brunch is served outside on the wooden deck with hot beverages and an English buffet, whilst high tea is served just before the afternoon game drive. Dinner is a festive event, alternatively served around the campfire in the open air boma or in the thatched restaurant. Dinner combines African and Western cuisine. The fully-licensed bar caters for alcoholic beverages and includes a wide selection of fine South African wines.

Simbavati River Lodge is an uncomplicated and down to earth safari experience and guests are encouraged to relax and feel at home. The lounge area is the perfect place to relax on a comfortable couch with a book from the in-house library or doze off on an afternoon siesta. During the mid-day heat, recline in a sun lounger or take a dip in our swimming pool. Children are catered for with an activity plan or increase their wildlife knowledge with a large selection of books at their disposal. The lodge has a curio shop in which to buy any necessities forgotten at home, or an African memento to remind you of your visit to Simbavati River Lodge.

Simbavati River Lodge offers game drives in the early morning and evening to ensure game viewing when the animals are most active. Game drives are conducted by experienced rangers and Shangaan trackers in open 4X4 vehicles, with excellent photographic opportunities. You traverse over 12,000 hectares of the Big 5 game country, with lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo, as well as other species such as kudu, zebra, warthog, giraffe, monkey to name a few.

Nocturnal animals, including the big cats, are regularly sighted on night drives. Bird viewing is spectacular. Over 360 recorded species including various eagles, vultures, kingfishers, woodpeckers, buzzards, herons, egrets, owls, weavers. The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve was initiated in 1956 by a group of land owners concerned about the degradation of this once pristine wilderness area. Timbavati is dedicated to conservation by maintaining the biodiversity of species and is also involved in different research projects.

The Timbavati Game Reserve is one of the few places in the world where you have the opportunity to see the unique white lion in their natural environment. The resident lion prides of the Timbavati carry the recessive gene "chinchillia' that is responsible for this unusual anomaly. Just recently, two white lions were born into resident prides, and lucky guests have a good chance of seeing these cubs whilst visiting Simbavati.

Children of all ages are welcome at Simbavati. Only children of six and older are allowed on game drives, unless the family books a private land rover. Private land rovers can be arranged, subject to availability at an additional R1000.00 per game drive of three to four hours. The third and fourth persons staying in a Family Chalet are charged separate rates, as well as children under the age on 12 years.
from R4725

Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp

Sleeps 16 in 8 rooms

Washed with the warmth and colour of the afternoon sun and in true African style, the Luxury...
Washed with the warmth and colour of the afternoon sun and in true African style, the Luxury En-suite Tents overlook the magnificent bushveld. Guests can can enjoy relaxing and reflecting moments of tranquility and intimacy which is afforded by this small camp.

We offer eight Luxuty En-suite Tents, each with private facilities a bushveld bath. The tents are connected by pathways to the main camp. Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp is tastefully furnished in Old World Colonial splendour and it offers safari enthusiasts an atmosphere reminiscent of the style and class of a bygone era complete with great cuisine and old-fashioned service.

We are an ideal entry level lodge where meals are taken together to afford the opportunity for all guests to share the excitement of the day’s game viewing experiences. We are situated a few minutes' drive from the Thornybush Game Lodge, where extensive spa treatments are available to all Chapungu Tented Camp guests.
from R5706

Tshukudu Safaris - Marula Camp

1 Review
Sleeps 19 in 6 rooms

Tshukudu Safaris offers a delightful self-catering camp providing neighbouring Hoedspruit, Blyde...
Tshukudu Safaris offers a delightful self-catering camp providing neighbouring Hoedspruit, Blyde River Canyon and Kruger National Park with African-style lodge accommodation. The camp is situated within the 5,000-hectare Tshukudu Private Game Reserve and has a beautiful view of the Drakensburg Mountains.

Accommodation consists of two luxury African-style safari tents with en-suite bathrooms and four air-conditioned thatched cottages, sleeping 22 guests in total. The camp features an indoor lounge and bar area fitted with DStv and free WiFi, as well as a fully equipped communal kitchen. Our friendly staff will provide a fire in the traditional African boma for your evening meal.

The reserve boasts not only the Big 5, but also numerous antelope and over 270 species of birdlife. The Sussens family have developed a reputation in the Hoedspruit area for raising and rehabilitating orphaned animals back into the wild, and various lion cubs and cheetah have been constant companions over the years during the morning walks, making it an experience never to be forgotten.
from R1200
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The Yellow Hornbill

1 Review
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

4+ Nights   The Yellow Hornbill enjoys the beautiful things in life and is home in the exclusive Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate.

This lovely...
The Yellow Hornbill enjoys the beautiful things in life and is home in the exclusive Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate.

This lovely three-bedroom unit enjoys bush views from each room and accommodates guests in comfort and style. The patio downstairs features a braai area with a fire pit, that overlooks the swimming pool and surrounding bush life. Don’t be surprised if the local impala and kudu come to mow your lawn, it’s the way things work around here.

The estate is situated along the edge of Hoedspruit, a small and quaint town that boasts endless views of the Drakensberg mountain escarpment. Even thought this is a small town, it has all the amenities necessary for a comfortable life in the bush, from the Spar and Pick 'n Pay, to great restaurants. All within a few minutes' drive.

A great escape from a hectic urban lifestyles with the Yellow Hornbill promising a true bush life experience.
from R2800

Maduma Boma Game Conservancy

5 Reviews
Sleeps 52 in 9 rooms

Maduma Boma Game Conservancy consists of 10 self-catering chalets, which are all privately situated...
Maduma Boma Game Conservancy consists of 10 self-catering chalets, which are all privately situated on the reserve. Each chalet has its own swimming pool and is fully serviced daily.

As we do not have the Big 5, guests have the freedom to walk or cycle to numerous hides and waterholes on the reserve to view game or to just simply relax around their own pool.

We are surrounded by Big 5 reserves and we can often hear and see lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards or buffalos on our fences. We are only 45 km from Orpen Gate, Kruger National Park and Blyde Canyon, God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes and Pilgrim's Rest are also on our doorstep. Perfect for day trips.
from R900
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Khaya Ndlovu Manor House

1 Review
Sleeps 18 in 8 rooms

Special   Khaya Ndlovu Manor House offers five double en-suite rooms, and is located outside the small Lowveld town of Hoedspruit. We are situated...
Khaya Ndlovu Manor House offers five double en-suite rooms, and is located outside the small Lowveld town of Hoedspruit. We are situated on the breathtaking 15000-hectare Blue Canyon Conservancy boasting four species of the Big 5.

The Hoedspruit area is characterized by the abundance of Big 5 game viewing opportunities and game reserves with pristine natural surroundings along the western boundary of the Kruger National Park. Even while indoors, one is constantly reminded of, and greeted by, magnificent natural scenes, be it either the well established colonial-style gardens or the northern reaches of the Drakensberg Mountains. The promise of relief from the Lowveld heat and humidity is materialized in the cool depths of the swimming pool, which overlooks an often frequented waterhole amidst indigenous trees and shrubbery. A sundowner has never tasted quite as good as it does on the pool deck overlooking the scene below.

Activities include hot air ballooning, microlight and helicopter flights, Big 5 game drives, game walks and birding in Thornybush Nature Reserve. Also accessible are horseback riding excursions, day trips to the Kruger National Park, white water tubing, -rafting and -kayaking, the Panorama Route, the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Project, the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, elephant back safaris, and amazing in-house spa treatments. For an intimate, yet ultimately stylish bush wedding in the lap of luxury, Khaya Ndlovu Manor House offers the perfect setting. The stylishly decorated manor house offers a wealth of interior scenes to satisfy all photographic requirements. The outside area offers more photographic opportunities ranging from formal landscaped garden shots to African backdrops with the Drakensberg Mountains as focal point. Khaya Ndlovu Manor House offers a full wedding package that includes wedding planning, securing competent, local service providers for the event and ensuring a romantic setting for the wedding night.

With a mix of traditional South African food and contemporary cooking, fine dining is guaranteed at Khaya Ndlovu Manor House. Your chef, Charles Mandebvu, is a seasoned expert in the art of making good food great. Charles was originally trained as a pastry chef but branched out into overall cheffing as the need for diversification arose in his Zimbabwean homeland. Charles most enjoys preparing a la carte dishes, as it satisfies his creative need to put something truly special on every plate. Charles also boasts a large repertoire of vegetarian dishes to meet even the most challenging requests. Accordingly, this soft spoken culinary artist prefers working with fresh produce rather than frozen food stuffs as 'the flavours are just so much better'.

Khaya Ndlovu Manor House is a luxury establishment that places emphasis on exposing families to the African bush experience.
from R1100

Tshukudu Game Lodge

2 Reviews
Sleeps 32 in 14 rooms

Situated on five thousand hectares of pristine Africa Bush, Tshukudu Private Game Reserve is the ideal location to experience Africa’s Big...
Situated on five thousand hectares of pristine Africa Bush, Tshukudu Private Game Reserve is the ideal location to experience Africa’s Big Five. With the breathtakingly beautiful Drakensberg mountain’s on the horizon, the abundance of wild game, an astonishing variety of bird species, family style hospitality, luxurious accommodation, Tshukudu is the place to “reach out and touch, and let Africa touch you”

Established by Lolly and Ala Sussens in the early 1980’s, and supported by their sons Ian and Christopher, Tshukudu Private Game Reserve and Lodge has developed into a facility that is known worldwide, both as a Game Lodge, but also as a leader in the rehabilitation of orphaned wild animals, many who have been raised in the family homes on the reserve.

With the passing of Ala, Lolly and Ian, the new Management Team continues to foster the vision created and at the same time keeping pace with new and innovative developments in the industry.

With a Three Star Grading in place Tshukudu Game Lodge continues to offer our guests an experience that is not only unforgettable, but also unrivalled hospitality and mouth-watering homemade cuisine prepared and served by our dedicated staff, either on the open plan veranda or as is mostly the case in the evenings, around a log fire in the Boma.

Up to 28 Guests can experience comfort combined with “that African touch” within our individually appointed air conditioned chalets. With the open grounds of the Lodge surrounded by an electric fence that is almost naked to the eye keeping the large animals at bay, the Lodge merges into the natural surroundings of the bush.

Early morning walks, often accompanied by our resident Cheetah’s or Caracal, is a breath taking way to see the bush. Morning and afternoon game drives on open air Game Viewing Vehicles guided by our Team of skilled and experienced Game Guides, provide an adrenaline pumping up close experience with the African bush.

A place of exceptional character and history, Tshukudu Game Lodge has evolved to the haven that calls out - “Reach out and Touch, and let Africa Touch You”

We look forward to meeting with you soon.
from R1700
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Moditlo River Lodge

Sleeps 32 in 16 rooms

Spring Spa offer   Situated on 36 000 acres of African bushveld bordering the scenic banks of the Nbesi River, Moditlo Private Game Reserve offers a range of...
Situated on 36 000 acres of African bushveld bordering the scenic banks of the Nbesi River, Moditlo Private Game Reserve offers a range of luxurious wildlife encounters and African safari options especially tailored for the discerning traveller.

Moditlo River Lodge sits at the heart of the Blue Canyon Conservancy, a stretch of protected land in close proximity to the world-renowned Greater Kruger National Park and is home to an astonishing array of fauna and flora. Named for the gentle beast of the bushveld, Moditlo means 'place of the elephant', and the quiet grace of this extraordinary creature echoes throughout the lodge and its surroundings.

Our 16-bedroom lodge was designed to combine the rustic nature of a bushveld retreat with the style and elegance you'd expect of a first rate safari destination. Visitors can look forward to every comfort and convenience, including game drives conducted by passionate, knowledgeable nature guides, a full-service restaurant that serves the very best in South African wines and cuisine, as well as al fresco boma barbeques prepared by our talented chefs.

Families with kids will be happy to know that we welcome children of eight years and older. Youngsters can partake in a special activity plan to increase their wildlife knowledge and are also allowed on game drives at the manager's discretion. Alternatively, we are happy to arrange a private vehicle for your family's exclusive use.

Don't delay, book your safari at Moditlo River Lodge today and prepare to be transported to a world of unspoilt beauty, where luxury meets rustic splendour.
from R7000

Thornhill Safari Lodge

2 Reviews
Sleeps 31 in 13 rooms

Welcome to a truly African experience. Nestled within a private conservancy, 40 km from the Kruger National Park’s Orpen Gate, the...
Welcome to a truly African experience. Nestled within a private conservancy, 40 km from the Kruger National Park’s Orpen Gate, the Thornhill Safari Lodge blends harmoniously into its natural surroundings. The breathtaking view of the Drakensberg escarpment and the bordering Big 5 private game reserves, make the Thornhill Safari Lodge a unique getaway for combining relaxation with the excitement of the untamed bush.

Experience a Big 5 African safari on an open vehicle, through the neighbouring reserves, or get up close to the wildlife on guided and self-guided game walks. It is a rare opportunity to view the game up close in their natural habitat. The Thornhill Safari Lodge boasts a wide diversity of prolific game within the private conservancy.

Feel extravagant and be self-indulged in the lodge’s cosy accommodation. We offer nine authentically thatched chalets that are furnished in traditionally vibrant fabrics and beautiful local hardwood furniture. There are en-suite facilities, overhead fans and mosquito nets that are just a few of the little things that the lodge provides, to ensure guest comfort. Relaxing outside on the chalet’s wooden deck, guests can enjoy the scenic view of the lodge, the pool area or the unspoilt bushveld.

The passionate and enthusiastic staff at the Thornhill Safari Lodge ensure their guests are lavishly treated. They gladly cater for groups, individual guests, fly-in safaris and even the much loved honeymoon couple. Guests are introduced to typically traditional bushveld cuisine, but no-one is excluded, and those with special dietary requirements are happily catered for.

Organising meals couldn’t be easier as all accommodation includes dinner, bed and breakfast, as well as light lunches. Two game activities are also included per night for guests who would like to experience a bushveld adventure. Transport is also taken care of and transfers can be arranged from Eastgate and the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airports.
from R1970

Marula Bush Lodge

8 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Marula Bush Lodge is a luxury bushveld retreat nestled gently on the foot of the Drakensberg Mountain Escarpment. This beautiful private...
Marula Bush Lodge is a luxury bushveld retreat nestled gently on the foot of the Drakensberg Mountain Escarpment. This beautiful private bush lodge is situated in the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate, just a few minutes from the quaint town of Hoedspruit - a typical tourist town in the heart of the Greater Kruger National Park.

The lodge is conveniently situated an easy 45-minute drive from both the Phalaborwa Gate and the Orpen Gate to the Kruger National Park. It is 450 km from Johannesburg, or you may choose to take a plane to Eastgate Airport, an international airport only 16 km out of Hoedspruit.

Go for a walk in nature or a game drive and discover the wide variety of birds and wildlife species that are found on the Estate - there are also two elevated bird hides overlooking dams - then relax on your patio and sip sundowners while watching the magnificent sunset.

Activities on the premises also include: Bird watching, walking, cycling and horse riding.

Ballooning 10 km, Micro lighting 5 km, river rafting 25 km, Blyde dam Boat cruises 25 km, Drakensig Golf course 5 km, Early morning walk with the cheetahs 8 km, Elephant Back safari's 10 km.
from R1300

Tingala Lodge

3 Reviews
Sleeps 12 in 5 rooms

Tingala Lodge is ideally situated just north of Phalaborwa, adjacent to the magnificent Kruger National Park and calls part of the Tingala...
Tingala Lodge is ideally situated just north of Phalaborwa, adjacent to the magnificent Kruger National Park and calls part of the Tingala private conservancy home. Offering a combination of luxurious accommodation and warm South African hospitality in an undisturbed wild African bush veld where you can zone out to the sweet-sounds of nature and regenerate your soul.

The five beautifully appointed en-suite bedrooms all open-out onto deeply shadowed verandas, where you can relax and watch elephants, warthogs and zebra come to quench their thirst at the three waterholes, a mere stone’s throw away. Beds are king-size or available as two singles depending on guest requirements.

Our meals are part of your bush experience because great dining is not just what you eat, it’s also about where you eat. Breakfast is served on the shady veranda where you can look out into the surrounding bush veld, while dinners are enjoyed sitting around a log fire under a canopy of stars. Picnic lunches in the bush are offered on our full-day safari game drives and there is nothing that can beat a sun downer in the bush on an afternoon safari.

The lodge comprises of a reception, dining and sitting area, free Wi-Fi, television, DVD player, books, three-large verandas overlooking waterholes and views across the Kruger National Park and a sparkling-blue swimming pool.

The five exclusive suites of this intimate lodge offers an unmatched safari experience where privacy and personal attention is the hallmark of your stay. With no set schedule in place, you can enjoy the beauty of the African bush at your own pace.
from R1200
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Did you know? Valley of the Olifants Accommodation is often misspelt. Here are some variations:

ValleyoftheOlifants Safari, Olifantsvallei Safari, Olifants Valley Safari, Valley of the Elephants Safari,

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