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Ximongwe River Camp

Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Ximongwe River Camp is situated along the stunning Olifants River, in the Parsons Nature Reserve. The camp consists of a cottage called...
Ximongwe River Camp is situated along the stunning Olifants River, in the Parsons Nature Reserve. The camp consists of a cottage called the Hippo Cottage which sleeps ten guests. Hippo Cottage comprises of five bedrooms with double beds, two bathrooms with a shower and a bath, a spacious fully equipped kitchen, a lounge and a dining area. Ximongwe also offers guests a great viewing deck with a swimming pool. Attractions in and around the area include the Kruger National Park, the Olifants River Valley and the Makalali Conservancy.
from R860
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Honeyguide Tented Safari Camp

Sleeps 84 in 27 rooms

Honeyguide Tented Safari Camps are located within the Manyeleti Game Reserve just a short drive...
Honeyguide Tented Safari Camps are located within the Manyeleti Game Reserve just a short drive from the gate to the Kruger National park. The camps offer breathtaking wildlife experiences at the same time as pampering the senses with meticulous service and superb cuisine. There are two camps available, Mantobeni and Khoka Moya. Both camps offers accommodation in 12 luxurious tents with private bathrooms, mosquito netting and a patio. There are three hearty meals prepared each day for your enjoyment. There are two game drives each day with the opportunity for walking safaris, bird watching. relax by the boma fire in the evening, in the pool or by the bar with a cool refreshing drink.
from R6000

Khula's Cottage

Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Khula’s Cottage is the recently unveiled eco-friendly self-catering cottage, built in a truly unique and extraordinary location within the...
Khula’s Cottage is the recently unveiled eco-friendly self-catering cottage, built in a truly unique and extraordinary location within the perimeter of The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. Basic electricity is provided via solar panels, and limited mobile phone coverage facilitates a true African getaway from the hustle and bustle of city living. The cottage offers an exclusive and private setting to observe the life of HESC’s cheetahs, and is the perfect base from which to explore the scenic wonders of the Lowveld, including God's Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and Pilgrim’s Rest. This is a birder’s paradise, for the region supports a diverse and multi-kaleidoscopic number of bird species. Another treat for feathered enthusiasts is watching vultures descend from the sky in time to avail themselves of the pickings delivered to the ‘Vulture Restaurant’ at the HESC each day. Khula’s Cottage is set within its own enclosed and protected area, offering a private and personal experience. This is the ideal experience for self-drive clients who do not wish to compromise on comfort, but are looking for an authentic bush experience with great value for money. The cottage comprises three en-suite bedrooms and is perfect for larger families, or for friends travelling together. The cottage consists of two twin rooms, each with an additional day bed, and one double room. An expansive wooden deck boasts spectacular views of the surrounding wilds. Amenities include towels, linen, cutlery, tea and coffee-making facilities and cooking utensils. The cottage also offers a gas fridge and stove. As a self-catered unit, clients determine their own meal times and preferences. The outdoor boma is the spot for a magnificent meal underneath the stars. Breakfast and lunch is also served daily at The Deli, based within the HESC. Visitors who are travelling from afar may also send their grocery list through in advance, and the HESC team will acquire the items on their behalf. Clients staying at Khula’s Cottage will have a dedicated ranger on hand should they require any assistance. Visitors will leave their vehicles at HESC, and a ranger will escort them to the cottage. Tours are available at the centre. Game drives on the Kapama Game Reserve are also available at additional cost on request and include a beverage in a scenic sundowner venue at sunset. Regret no pets allowed. Please note the gates open at 06:00 and close at 17:00 daily.
from R1500

Kapama Buffalo Camp

Sleeps 20 in 10 rooms

Reminiscent of a traditional African safari camp, Kapama Buffalo Camp offers a unique and intimate experience in the African bush. It is...
Reminiscent of a traditional African safari camp, Kapama Buffalo Camp offers a unique and intimate experience in the African bush. It is ideal for discovering big game Africa in true safari tented style without compromising on comfort. Ten luxury newly build canvas tents, each sleeping two, are set on wooden decks built on stilts over a steep-sided riverbank. Wooden walkways interconnect the rooms, which are all in the upper reaches of tall riverine trees. The river below rarely flows and antelopes are seen daily walking along the sandy riverbed. Each tented room has all the usual comforts of electricity, en-suite bathroom, safe, writing table, wardrobe, low impact climate control air-conditioner, mini-bar and tea/coffee facilities. The communal areas of Buffalo Camp are on the riverbank, where gardens of succulent aloes and euphorbia are tended around the thatched bar, dining room, pool terrace and campfire. But the thick African bush is just a glance away, inhabited by animals like lion, hyena and jackal whose calls can be heard in the dead of night. Lanterns, rather than electric lights, glow at night under the trees, creating a special intimate ambience particular to Buffalo Camp. With a maximum of 20 guests at Buffalo Camp, special attention is paid to personal service and the staff become like friends. Kapama Buffalo Camp is a truly authentic way to experience the African bush.
from R7200

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

Ku Sungula Safari Lodge

Sleeps 12 in 4 rooms

Ku Sungula, meaning new beginning, in the local Shangane, is located deep in the South African bush in the Balule Private Nature Reserve....
Ku Sungula, meaning new beginning, in the local Shangane, is located deep in the South African bush in the Balule Private Nature Reserve. The lodge comprises of four rondawels, two units sleeping four people and two units sleeping two people. Each rondawel features an en-suite bathroom and a private outside terrace. The lodge also offers guests a swimming pool, Wi-Fi Internet access, laundry amenities and parking on the premises. Ku Sungula Safari Lodge is ideally situated to explore the area, with the Big 5 roaming around, the hundreds of bird species to watch and the breath-taking stars in the southern skies, you are sure to have an eventful stay.
from R1650

Kapama Southern Camp

Sleeps 56 in 25 rooms

Southern Camp is situated in the newly acquired southernmost section of Kapama Private Game Reserve; previously known as Hongonyi. ...
Southern Camp is situated in the newly acquired southernmost section of Kapama Private Game Reserve; previously known as Hongonyi. Southern Camp offers guests an affordable safari experience where they can enjoy basic luxury accommodation accompanied by warm hospitality and friendly service. Southern Camp offers 10 Standard Rooms with showers and 15 Suites, each with a full en-suite bathroom and luxurious interiors. Rooms are equipped with air-conditioning and insect screens, and designed for peaceful relaxation and comfort. Guests will delight in quality traditional meals served buffet style. Breakfast and lunch are served in the dining room with dinner served in the open-air boma around an open fire, weather permitting.
from R7500

Kapama Karula

16 Reviews
Sleeps 28 in 12 rooms

Set on the banks of the Klaserie River, which flows throughout the year, the seven luxury tents and five exclusive suites that make up...
Set on the banks of the Klaserie River, which flows throughout the year, the seven luxury tents and five exclusive suites that make up Kapama Karula – "the place of peace" – are in every way true to their name. The river glides smoothly forming sparkling pools that attract smaller riverine animals and a myriad of birds in every season. This extraordinary camp, based on the recently acquired Gwalagwala Camp, has now been rebuilt into one of the finest camps in many respects. Consisting of seven luxury air-conditioned tents and five large exclusive suites that are the epitome of luxury, each with a his and hers basin, inside and outside shower and sliding glass doors that will wrap around the suite to offer the guest the opportunity to have unrestricted views onto one of the most sought after locations – the Klaserie River.
from R15500

Return Africa Pafuri Camp

Sleeps 52 in 19 rooms

Return Africa is situated in the Makuleke Concession of the Northern Kruger National Park, boasting some of the most spectacular scenery in...
Return Africa is situated in the Makuleke Concession of the Northern Kruger National Park, boasting some of the most spectacular scenery in the park. This is a full-service camp featuring 11 luxury tents and five family tents with en-suite bathrooms, offering gorgeous views over the Luvuvhu River. There is also a self-catering bush house for larger groups. Guests can enjoy all meals in the lodge’s restaurant, or socialize with a drink at the pub. There is a beautiful swimming pool and a communal living space. Various activities will keep guests entertained, including guided walks and game drives.
from R6600

Simbambili Game Lodge

Sleeps 16 in 8 rooms

Offering unparalleled luxury in an unspoilt environment, Simbambili Game Lodge is situated among dense stands of knobthorn and jackalberry...
Offering unparalleled luxury in an unspoilt environment, Simbambili Game Lodge is situated among dense stands of knobthorn and jackalberry trees along the meandering Manyeleti dry river bed in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. It forms part of the world-renowned Kruger National Park. With its Morroccan-style suites that have been sensitively designed to blend with the environment and carefully positioned to enhance privacy, this is a must for the romantic at heart. Sophisticated yet simple, each suite has spectacular views over an extensive savannah grassland that teems with wildlife, as seen from the unique en-suite bathrooms and salas or from individual private plunge pools. This exquisite lodge is famed for its regular leopard sightings and abundance of general game species, as well as extraordinary bird life. With the lodge accommodating a maximum of 16 guests, public areas are carefully designed to resemble hospitality akin to a comfortable home with specially prepared meals and venues for entertaining and relaxation. The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is famous for its Big 5 and it has the highest concentration of leopard in the world. It offers cat lovers a chance to meet the stars of the Simbambili Leopard Project. It is an online journal of the life of three leopards, Saseke the beautiful one, Mafufenyane the angry one, and Nyaleti the star.
from R12258

Ezulwini Billy's Lodge

39 Reviews
Sleeps 26 in 9 rooms

Ezulwini Billy's Lodge is a place where Africa remains unspoilt. Here, the emphasis is on friendliness and informality. Your personal game...
Ezulwini Billy's Lodge is a place where Africa remains unspoilt. Here, the emphasis is on friendliness and informality. Your personal game ranger will share his experiences of the bush and animals on drives in an open safari vehicle. At dusk, he will take you into the world of nocturnal creatures on a night drive, stopping for sundowners as the sun drops over the Drakensberg Mountains to be replaced by a blanket of stars. Perhaps you will take one of the more thrilling walks of all through lion country where you will get closer to natures small creatures, trees and birds than you will ever imagine. Billy's Lodge nestles deep in the heart of lion country and is surrounded by magnificent knobthorn, leadwood and marula trees. The lodge features ample lounge areas, dining rooms and game viewing decks, as well as sumptuous leather armchairs, exquisite leadwood sculptures and original paintings by David Johnson. Billy's Lodge also boasts one of the finest wine cellars in Africa, set against a natural rock face and resembling an ancient Bushman cave. Back at the camp, the swimming pool invites you to cool off and your charming African chalet with its thatched roof invites you to take rest through the heat of the African day. We have the Big 7 on the reserve, as well as some 460 species of birds. Our lodges in the Balule Private Nature Reserve are exclusive, luxury thatched camps offering an intimate and affordable experience, whilst still retaining the spirit of Africa.
from R7700

Singita Sweni Lodge

Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

Built on dark timber decks, earthy and seductive Singita Sweni is reminiscent of a lair in the African wilderness. Secluded within the...
Built on dark timber decks, earthy and seductive Singita Sweni is reminiscent of a lair in the African wilderness. Secluded within the game-rich Kruger National Park, it comprises an intimate lodge with six romantic suites, each with floor-to-ceiling glass walls, magical outdoor shower, and private viewing deck overlooking the river. A tranquil sanctuary set in riverine forest, embracing and intimate, this small cosy lodge offers solitude in a wild setting. Dark woods and timbers embrace the notion of being at one with the bush as "letting nature indoors" is one of the key design elements.
from R40706

Kapama River Lodge

5 Reviews
Sleeps 132 in 62 rooms

The Northern Drakensberg Mountain range provides a majestic backdrop to the largest private game lodge in the Greater Kruger National Park...
The Northern Drakensberg Mountain range provides a majestic backdrop to the largest private game lodge in the Greater Kruger National Park region. Kapama River Lodge is situated within Kapama Game Reserve, and presents the perfect blend between luxurious accommodation and with 44 bedrooms, generous bed capacity. Each of the spacious rooms features a full en-suite bathroom and enjoys uninterrupted views of this game rich reserve. The central guest entertainment areas include a tiered swimming pool, lounge, curio shop and boma. Meals are of a buffet style and offer a variety of pan African dishes. Kapama River Lodge presents numerous package options allowing guests various choices in designing their safari experience. Packages range from a dinner, bed and breakfast option to a fully inclusive experience including dawn and evening safaris in open landrovers conducted by qualified rangers. Guided walks are also available. The lodge has been created mindful of the need to accommodate large, private game lodge incentive groups, and provides numerous incentive activities including ‘the Amazing Race, hot air ballooning and team building activities. Kapama Game Reserve is located in close proximity to Eastgate Airport with the lodge providing open vehicle transfers. Kapama's location in the central Lowveld region creates the perfect base from which to explore the numerous nearby attractions.
from R5600

Serondella Lodge

Sleeps 12 in 4 rooms

This comfortable and intimate lodge is situated on the banks of a tributary to the Monwana River. The lodge accommodates up to a maximum...
This comfortable and intimate lodge is situated on the banks of a tributary to the Monwana River. The lodge accommodates up to a maximum of eight guests or 10 guests on exclusive use. There are three luxury Suites, each with excellent vistas from both the bedroom and bathroom. As an alternative for families, there is a Family Suite which offers three bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms are located downstairs and one is located upstairs. There is a reception room with an open fireplace between the two downstairs bedrooms. Guests can choose which accommodation choice best suits their requirements. An exclusive boma and bar area situated close to the swimming pool offers an ideal venue for rest and refreshment. The lodge is perfectly located and set amongst a wide variety of trees providing shade and an abundance of bird life. With elevated viewing hides, Serondella Lodge is an ideal safari destination for families and photographers alike. The viewing hides allow bird lovers an excellent opportunity to encounter the game reserve’s 507 different species of bird, as well as regular visits by other animals. Surprise bush and boma dinners as well as intimate sunset dinners for two on the viewing hides are the very least the astute guest can expect from Serondella Lodge. Serondella means "The Place of the Elephant" and they are habitual patrons to the lodge’s two flanking waterholes, allowing excellent opportunities for spectacular photographs and videos from the comfort of the lodge’s lounge.
from R6304

Rhino Post Safari Lodge - Rhino Walking Safaris

1 Review
Sleeps 24 in 8 rooms

Rhino Post Camp is a 16-bed lodge, set on the banks of the Mutlumuvi Riverbed, in a 12,000 ha...
Rhino Post Camp is a 16-bed lodge, set on the banks of the Mutlumuvi Riverbed, in a 12,000 ha private wilderness concession in the Kruger National Park. This unique wilderness area offers ecotourists the ideal place for encounters with the Big Five and allows visitors to track elephant and rhino on foot or view them from the comfort of open safari vehicles. The nature of a wilderness area is that there are no permanent structures, so Rhino Post Camp was built using natural materials of stone, wood, thatch and canvas to create an authentic bush ambience. Each luxury suite is exquisitely decorated and includes bedroom and lounge with impressive views of the riverbed from the bathroom, outdoor shower and decked patio. Following a walking safari or game drive, guests can relax in the revitalising swimming pool, take in the views from the shaded patio and watch the abundant wildlife amble down to the waterhole. Sumptuous meals are served in the camp’s dining area, which is set under magnificent Tamboti trees. The lounge, with its extensive wine cellar, cosy fireplace and bar, is the perfect spot for a sundowner. For something special, spoil yourself with a little pampering in the rejuvenation centre. In the spirit of wilderness areas worldwide, Rhino Post Camp has been specially designed and built to have minimal impact on the environment. Few permanent structures were used in the construction of this magnificent camp. Low energy lighting, solar assisted power production, natural materials, raised walkways and bedrooms are but some of the low impact measures we have taken.
from R7460

Ezulwini River Lodge

3 Reviews
Sleeps 16 in 7 rooms

Ezulwini River Lodge is located in the centre of the Greater Kruger National Park, in the Balule Nature Reserve. It is approximately five...
Ezulwini River Lodge is located in the centre of the Greater Kruger National Park, in the Balule Nature Reserve. It is approximately five hours’ drive from Johannesburg. We are in a very low-risk malaria area and have never had a case of malaria at our lodges. Our staff members are well trained and professional to ensure your stay is even more memorable. Ezulwini prides itself on being able to offer an exceptional African setting, indigenous fauna and flora as well as unique character and charm, to provide you with an authentic African experience. All the lodge rooms have climate control air-conditioning and heating facilities, minibars and elegant mosquito nets. The thatched chalets offer twin beds and en-suite bathrooms. The rooms have insect-proof window screens, mosquito nets, overhead fans, air-conditioners, and tea and coffee-making facilities. The magnificent Olifants River flows through the northern area of Ezulwini and it is here in the riverine forest, where this luxury lodge is located. This region is home to hippos, crocodiles, elephants and massive riverine trees. It is an excellent venue for the avid birdwatcher. River Lodge has an exquisite entertainment area comprising a lounge, bar and swimming pool, all under a large thatched roof. Relax here in welcoming deep sofas and marvel at magnificent leadwood sculptures. The enormous wooden dining deck set in the riverine vegetation, which looks out over the Olifants River and an elevated thatched viewing deck overlooking the bush add to the special ambience of this lodge. Superb cuisine and skilled rangers will enhance your safari experience and leave you with an experience of Africa which you will remember forever.
from R7700

Simbavati River Lodge

Sleeps 29 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

Pezulu Tree House Game Lodge

18 Reviews
Sleeps 28 in 12 rooms

Pezulu is a small exclusive Tree House Game Lodge, situated in the game rich area of the Limpopo...
Pezulu is a small exclusive Tree House Game Lodge, situated in the game rich area of the Limpopo Province of South Africa, only 40 minutes from the Orpen Gate of the Kruger Park. The Lodge comprises of eight unique thatch and reed Tree Houses, accommodating a maximum of 22 people. Each unit has been built to blend with the environment whilst maintaining an element of luxury. No nails have been knocked into the trees, rather, the unit has been built around the trees, resulting in huge branches which are still growing, passing through the Tree House. Each unit is en suite and has a private balcony. You can sit on your balcony and have herds of animals passing below, or view a Giraffe eye to eye.
from R1790

Shindzela Tented Safari Camp

4 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Shindzela (named after the Honey badger in the African Shangaan language) is an authentic tented...
Shindzela (named after the Honey badger in the African Shangaan language) is an authentic tented bush camp made from wood and canvas, set within the Timbavati Private Game Reserve, part of the greater Kruger National Park, South Africa. It is from here that Shindzela brings you an affordable wildlife safari, where you can explore the African wilderness on game drives in open safari vehicles and on foot during bush walks. Safari activities are conducted by professional and knowledgeable safari guides. The camp has an informal, relaxed atmosphere, and is alive with warm African hospitality. Shindzela offers guests a greater Kruger wildlife safari, in an unfenced wilderness environment. We have no power, instead we use solar power, gas and candles. We are undisturbed by modern conveniences such as television and cell phones, preferring to immerse ourselves in the African wilderness. The camp accommodates just 12 guests, and offers walking safaris, and game drives in open vehicles. Shindzela offers both game drives and bush walks. Each nature encounter places an emphasis on understanding the wild environment, and tracking and viewing animals in their natural surroundings. As we are a small camp, we are able to accommodate a guest’s preference of activity, be it a walking safari or game drive safari. The Timbavati Reserve, South Africa, is home to a myriad of mammal species, including Africa’s Big Five animals - lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant. Other species of game that visitors may encounter whilst on safari include hyena, jackal, giraffe, hippo, wild dog, zebra, kudu and impala, to mention just a few. There are over 350 bird species recorded in the area. The Reserve is open to the Kruger National Park, providing animals with a vast expanse of wilderness in which to roam, free of fences. Game viewing is conducted in the early mornings and late afternoons. Safari activities begin at dawn, and guests return to camp mid-morning. Spend the rest of the day relaxing in camp. In the afternoon, depending on the animal movements in the area, guides may suggest a game drive and short walk, followed by sundowners and a night safari game drive. The best time to view game on your African safari, are the early hours of the morning and during the late afternoon. This is when most game is active – during the heat of the day, many animals tend to seek shade and are less active. Night game drives with a spotlight bring you in to contact with nocturnal animals such as Bush babies, Civets, Genets, African wild cats, Porcupines and so forth. Guests choosing a walking safari should be prepared to walk anywhere from 2 to 3 hours on a trail. All walking trails are led by an experienced armed trails guide. A maximum of 8 guests make up a trail. Guides will give guests a thorough safety briefing before starting, so that they are comfortable with the rules and safety instructions pertaining to their walking trail. Please note that during summer bush walks may be shorter in duration, due to the thick bush. At Shindzela, we offer an authentic African safari experience in an unfenced, private and natural wilderness environment. Safari accommodation is in twin or double safari canvas tents, set on wooden platforms. Tents have a wooden entrance door, adjustable canvas flaps for windows, and mesh to keep insects out. Each tent has a thatch roof and porch, designed to cool the tents in summer. Tents have solar lighting, and are equipped with all bedding and towels. Private bathrooms are made from reeds wood and canvas and feature a shower, hand basin and flush toilet. The general bush camp area encompasses a covered dining area, swimming pool, kitchen and central African fireplace - a perfect spot to relive safari experiences around the fire. Your African safari is hosted by a guide and tracker, and the camp is owner managed. We operate an honesty bar, where guests can help themselves to drinks, and record their drinks on a bar tab sheet. We have deliberately decided to keep the camp undeveloped, so as to better blend in to the environment, and offer guests an undisturbed wilderness experience. There are numerous advantages to enjoying a safari in a well-known Private Game Reserve, which is part of the greater Kruger National Park: Shindzela is situated in a private concession area within the Timbavati Reserve, this means we are able to be to offer our guests a number of distinct advantages for their wildlife safari: We are the only safari operator in this concession area, which means we are undisturbed by other commercial vehicles, so have unrestricted opportunity for animals sightings. We are able to offer true walking safaris in a Big Five Reserve. The camp is unfenced, making it very much part of the wilderness. We can stay out later on activities, including night drives. We are permitted to drive off road into the bush in search of predators or unusual sightings. Whilst we make every effort to seek out the Big Five animals lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, rhino, we focus on the whole safari environment, showing appreciation for all aspects of the wilderness, animal behaviour and habitat, trees, insect and plant life, as well as viewing all the other species of game found in the bush. Animals are free to roam in vast areas, this is not an area of managed sightings, but rather a true wilderness experience, with natural movement of game.
from R3780

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

Kruger National Park South Africa

Kruger National Park African Safari Accommodation

The Kruger National Park, which measures a whopping two million hectares, is approximately the size of the whole of Wales. Although there are still fences between parts of the Kruger National Park and Mozambique and Zimbabwe, so the planned Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park is not quite yet a reality. When it is, it will be spectacular. Actually, Kruger already is.

Most of the park is situated in the Lowveld. Restricted to broad valleys below 1000m above sea level, the Lowveld is what many people consider to be the 'real' Africa. In this low-lying subtropical climate, broad-leaved trees and thorn trees co-exist happily in relatively open woodland, interspersed with long grass – and, of course, game. Wildlife abounds.

In the far north, it gets hotter and the vegetation changes to mopane woodland and, right in the northern part of the country, huge baobab trees dominate the landscape. The rivers here tend to be broad and slow moving and may consist of no more than a few unconnected pools at the end of the dry season but that's when the game congregates around the few known water sources – so it all evens out.

You may have heard the cynical remark that Kruger is 'too developed' with loads of town-like camps and other infrastructure. Well, yes. The park does have a number of good accommodation options – more than 20 SANParks camps and a few private luxury lodges as well. That may sound like a lot – but remember that Kruger is the size of Wales – and in all that space there is one town – the main camp, Skukuza, is virtually a small town – about a dozen tiny hamlets with less than a hundred families and a few out of the way camps that would probably relate to a small farmstead. That leaves an awful lot of real wilderness.

Kruger lions

You can do Kruger as a self-drive or as a guided tour. Other exciting options include walking safaris, mountain bike trails and a self-drive 4x4 trail. The nearest airport to the park is the Kruger-Mpumalanga International Airport, just outside Nelspruit.

The southern, more popular, part of Kruger is about four hour's drive from Johannesburg, and a little less from Pretoria. The drive to the more remote, far less utilised, northern part, takes a few hours longer, but it's not on the same route. You could do a great circular tour if you had ten days or so to spare. Fly in to KMIA and enter the park in the south, drive very slowly to the north, spending a day or two at different camps en route, and then drive back to Johannesburg. (Or the other way round, of course.)

Kruger zebra

Malaria:

If you are planning to travel to the Kruger National Park or Lowveld please be aware that this is a malaria region. Consult your doctor or travel clinic for advice and refer to our article on malaria.

Battle in Kruger National Park:

Check out this amazing video of a battle between buffalo, lions and another predator:

The Kruger National Park, which measures a whopping two million hectares, is approximately the size of the whole of Wales. Although there are still fences between parts of the Kruger National Park and Mozambique and Zimbabwe, so the planned Great...

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Did you know? Kruger National Park Safari Accommodation is often misspelt. Here are some variations:

Kruga African Safari, krugerpark African Safari, KrugerNationalPark African Safari,

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