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Masodini Private Game Lodge

22 Reviews
Sleeps 12 in 4 rooms

Masodini Private Game Lodge is ideally located in the 40 000-hectare Balule Nature Reserve. It is a...
Masodini Private Game Lodge is ideally located in the 40 000-hectare Balule Nature Reserve. It is a bush lover's paradise and the lodge is surrounded by fever trees and evergreen African date palms which create a perfect oasis. We accommodate guests in private, secluded and elegantly furnished chalets with an African flair. Masodini is private and intimate, thus we are able to provide guests with exclusive use of the camp facilities for up to eight guests at a time. We also offer massages. The camp overlooks the waterhole, is safe and fenced-in providing protection against unwanted animal intruders. Enjoy and experience game walks, game drives and wonderful birding opportunities in and around Masodini with our experienced nature guide. There are many places to visit using Masodini as your base, such as the Kruger National Park, Khamai Reptile Park, Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre, the Cheetah Project, the Panorama Route and local villages to name a few.
from R2160

Baluleni Safari Lodge

18 Reviews
Sleeps 21 in 8 rooms

Our tranquil and peaceful Lodge on the shores of the Olifants River, in the 40 000 hectare Balule Nature Reserve inside the greater Kruger...
Our tranquil and peaceful Lodge on the shores of the Olifants River, in the 40 000 hectare Balule Nature Reserve inside the greater Kruger National Park, offers the splendor of the natural Africa Bush with breath-taking sunsets, wildlife which includes the Big 5, bird watching, safaris, bush walks, boma-dinners under the stars, and is often referred to by guests as "Paradise" or "Heaven on Earth" Welcome at Baluleni Safari Lodge. Enjoy a unique African Safari experience, go on guided open vehicle safaris, learn about the wilderness on a bush walk, listen to the sounds of the African Bush while dining under the stars, or simply relax at the Lodge by the pool side. Our Lodge offers secluded and comfortable accommodation in five air-conditioned en-suite thatched chalets, two luxury en-suite tents with ceiling fans, and one air-conditioned en-suite thatched honeymoon cottage with full breakfast, high tea and dinners. These are served at our licensed dining/bar area or around the fire in the boma under the African skies. At the Baluleni Safari Lodge facilities include a licensed Dining/bar area and boma, full breakfasts and three course dinners are generally served in the dining area or outside on the patio. However, our guests mostly prefer to enjoy a three course dinner under the stars around the fire in the boma. Guests enjoy sun downers on the patio or sharing a drink in the lounge while watching adventure wildlife DVD's. Early coffee and home-made rusks are available for guests at the accommodation. High tea with savouries, snacks and cakes are served at the dining area. Guests also enjoy the swimming pool while relaxing with a cold drink in the shade. At the reception guests can arrange and depart for their three hour safaris in an open vehicle, an early morning Bush walk, a day tour in the Kruger National Park and other tours to different venues like Moholoholo, Cheetah Project, Panorama Route. Our curio shop at reception offers a variety of the most sought after products made by local artists as well as signed copies of Elke's famous oil paintings and drawings. Guests also have access to internet and cell phone signal at reception. Free secure parking and laundry services are available to guests.
from R2600

Maninghi Lodge

1 Review
Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

Maninghi Lodge, which means ‘Place of Plenty’, is situated on the banks of the Olifants River, in the northern section of Balule Nature...
Maninghi Lodge, which means ‘Place of Plenty’, is situated on the banks of the Olifants River, in the northern section of Balule Nature Reserve, which is open to the Kruger National Park. This self-catering lodge has the Big 5 within the reserve, and is a bird watcher's paradise. Sit back, relax, and enjoy viewing animals coming down to drink at the river, while from the viewing deck, watching birds feed in our two magnificent sycamore fig trees. Take a guided game drive within Balule Nature Reserve, or opt to experience the wild on foot with a guided bush walk. Maninghi Lodge accommodates up to 12 guests in five bedrooms, although the lodge can be also be booked for smaller groups or couples. The lodge is fully-furnished, boasting comfortably appointed bedrooms and lounges, as well as all necessary kitchen appliances and utensils, and makes an ideal holiday home. With plenty of local attractions in the area, spend the day visiting the Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon, Khamai Reptile Park, Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre and Echo Caves, to name a few. Let Maninhgi Lodge be your affordable nature escape away from home.
from R1000

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

Special Offer   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

Raptor Retreat Game Lodge

8 Reviews
Sleeps 22 in 5 rooms

At Raptor Retreat Game Lodge, you can enjoy the feeling of being comfortably insignificant as you look out at the misguided paths of trees...
At Raptor Retreat Game Lodge, you can enjoy the feeling of being comfortably insignificant as you look out at the misguided paths of trees and the lives inhabiting them. The warm scent of wild lavender and sunshine, lifting your senses, raising your awareness of the wild breathing around you. An escape from the ever-moving cities to a place where time stands still and the thrill of the untamed nature looking you in the eyes, making you feel the true beauty of being alive and acknowledging that these animals share a heartbeat just like yours. Raptors Retreat is an owner-managed game lodge, offering luxurious accommodation and excellent service. The lodge is situated on the Parsons Nature Reserve in the Mopani region, approximately 40 km north of Hoedspruit and only a 4 km game drive away from the banks of the Olifants River. Parsons Nature Reserve forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park, and this unspoilt corner of South Africa is renowned for its abundance of wildlife, mountainous scenery, indigenous forests, cascading waterfalls, and diverse cultures. At the heart of Raptor Retreat is the Main Lodge, where guests can gather to either dine or catch up on their adventures. Relax with a drink on the deck or slump into one of the voluptuous leather couches. The Main Lodge features a huge deck that looks out over an open plain where herds come to graze or drink at the waterhole and predators wait for an opportunity. The large lounge area features comfortable seating, a fireplace, full DStv and a modest library of DVDs and books for those rainy days. Hearty meals are served twice a day in the dining area, or on the deck where you will experience good old-fashioned home cooking. Meals can also be taken under the stars in the boma which features a built-in table, bench seating and a fire-pit, as well as traditional and gas braai facilities. Nearby is the larger communal pool with recliners and umbrellas. With the possibility of having the Big 5 on your doorstep and an abundance of birdlife, we offer early morning or late afternoon informative game drives with an experienced field guide, promising you much more than just a game-viewing experience. Take in the breathtaking views of the Olifants River Valley whilst sipping on a refreshment and savouring the local snacks. For the more energetic, professionally guided bush and bird walks, as well as nature enlightenment of all the fauna and flora in the area, are offered daily. Led by specialist field guides, safety is of the utmost importance. We also offer accompanied day trips into the Kruger Park, or you can explore the Big 5 in your own vehicle at your own pace. Overnight trips into the Kruger Park are available by prior arrangement. Please note: Game drives are at an additional cost of R250.00 per person for a three hour drive and game walks are R300.00 per person.
from R1530

Sabie River Bush Lodge

29 Reviews
Sleeps 44 in 18 rooms

Located on the banks of the Sabie River, overlooking the Kruger National Park, lies Sabie River Bush Lodge a 3 star SA Tourism graded...
Located on the banks of the Sabie River, overlooking the Kruger National Park, lies Sabie River Bush Lodge a 3 star SA Tourism graded lodge. We have 11 Luxury En-suite, air-conditioned rooms, three Luxury air-conditioned Bush Tents which are self-catering with fully equipped kitchens and two Luxury River Frontage Bush Tents that are en-suite and air-conditioned. Come and relax on our raised pool deck and view the Big 5 from the raised pool deck as they come down to quench their thirst. The Lodge offers game drives (Safaris) into the Kruger National Park from the Lodge, accompany an experienced game guide into the Kruger National Park and experience a day safari or morning, afternoon safari. The Lodge lies between Kruger Gate 19 km and Phabeni Gate16 km.
from R870

Nkorho Bush Lodge

11 Reviews
Sleeps 12 in 5 rooms

An African jewel, with a diverse abundance of wildlife. A relaxed atmosphere of sheer contentment and a feeling of unity make this African...
An African jewel, with a diverse abundance of wildlife. A relaxed atmosphere of sheer contentment and a feeling of unity make this African experience unforgettable. Set in a comfortable environment a true safari experience 'extraordinaire' whereupon guests become one with nature. As the days draws to a close, feel the thrill at the nocturnal animals rule the night. You are lured to indulge in typical African cuisine around an open fire in a traditional Leadwood boma. Stylish yet homely en-suite thatched chalets offer comfortability with a difference. The day is filled with opportunity as you are beckoned into the heart of Africa.
from R5520

Elephant Plains Game Lodge

7 Reviews
Sleeps 17 in 6 rooms

Situated in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park, Elephant Plains Game...
Situated in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park, Elephant Plains Game Lodge offers comfortable style and affordable luxury. The lodge accommodates a maximum of 22 guests, which ensures personal service and a warm, friendly atmosphere. It overlooks a permanent waterhole on the banks of the Manyeleti River and the pool deck guarantees excellent viewing of animals coming from the plains to drink. The lodge comprises of six luxury suites, each with a lounge area and private deck with views of the riverbed. A further five original rondawels are set in a beautifully landscaped garden. All rooms have en suite bathrooms with shower, bath and air-conditioning. The bar is an ideal place to relax and share experiences. Mealtimes are mouthwatering events, complemented by carefully selected wines from our cellar. Tasty international cuisine and South African specialties are presented buffet-style In our boma under the open skies. Elephant Plains is world-renowned for excellent game-viewing. Experienced rangers and trackers Endeavor to find the Big 5 and share with guests the magnificent sights and sounds of the bush. Bush walks are offered daily and provide the opportunity to take a closer look at flora and fauna. Our African Health Spa offers a variety of specialized treatment. Malaria precautions are necessary during the summer months as we are in an endemic area. Insect repellent and anti-malarial tablets are recommended; all rooms have mosquito nets over the beds. We run an environmentally friendly program at the lodge treating the whole camp and surrounding dams, we therefore have few mosquitoes.
from R6200

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

Umkumbe Safari Lodge Sabi Sand

Sleeps 34 in 10 rooms

Umkumbe, meaning "the rhino", is a rustic lodge located in the Sabi Sand adjacent to the Kruger...
Umkumbe, meaning "the rhino", is a rustic lodge located in the Sabi Sand adjacent to the Kruger National Park. Comfortable rooms with bathrooms provide the perfect base for open games drives in Big 5 territory with qualified rangers and trackers. The lodge is situated in the Sabi Sand Private Reserve, between Mala Mala and Londolozi, an area that offers the greatest diversity of wildlife in Africa. With no barrier between the reserve and Kruger National Park, the game viewing is spectacular. Experience this wildlife on guided walks and game drives under the guidance of an expert ranger.
from R5790

Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge

7 Reviews
Sleeps 30 in 8 rooms

Tony, Alma and their colleagues warmly welcome guests to their relaxing and friendly oasis in the bush. Set in the vast Balule Nature...
Tony, Alma and their colleagues warmly welcome guests to their relaxing and friendly oasis in the bush. Set in the vast Balule Nature Reserve, this is home to a superb variety of fauna and flora, including the legendary Big 5. Our guides bring guests up close to nature on game drives and foot safaris. Their experience and enthusiasm make these trips unforgettable. We offer comfortable thatched rondavels with outdoor showers; they are decorated in an African theme. Unwind during the heat of the day around a sparkling swimming pool or in the shade of the lapa, under giant acacia trees. Traditional songs and dancing by African women herald romantic dinners under the stars, often punctuated by the roaring of lions and the whooping of hyenas. Enjoy the cosy atmosphere of the boma, dining around a campfire or, on warmer nights, out on the open plain in front of the lodge. We are easily accessible by road or by daily flights from Johannesburg.
from R5850
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Jock Safari Lodge

1 Review
Sleeps 30 in 15 rooms

Long Stay Discount   Step into the welcoming arms of a luxury lodge with character, people with heart and the bushveld alive with possibility. Jock Safari lodge...
Step into the welcoming arms of a luxury lodge with character, people with heart and the bushveld alive with possibility. Jock Safari lodge is situated in the big five area of the Kruger National Park. Before the turn of the century, the lure of gold brought men from all corners of the world to Southern Africa. Sir Percy Fitzpatrick, author of the animal classic, Jock of the bushveld was one of these. They passed through some of Africa’s most scenic untamed wilderness. It is in this area that Jock Safari Lodge is based with our southern boundary being the old wagon route from Delgoa Bay into the gold fields of the interior. Today the wilderness experience we offer is unchanged from these early times. It is in an area noted for its diversity in game, particularly the big five. Jock Safari Lodge incorporates the romance and elegance of the past colonial era, and reflects in its unique style the indigenous Zulu and Shangaan cultures. This luxurious lodge is situated in the southern area of the Kruger National Park at the confluence of the Mitomeni and Biyamiti rivers, half way between Skukuza and Malelane. It is approximately 35 km to the Skukuza airstrip and 150km to the Kruger International Mpumalanga airport in Nelspruit. Magnificent trees and an abundance of bird life surround the Lodge. From here our two track roads take you into 6000 ha of exclusive traversing in the first private concession set in over two million hectares of Kruger National Park. The lodge is easily accessible by road, just over five hours drive from Johannesburg, or one hour Skukuza and two hours from Kruger International airports.
from R12432

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

Baobab Ridge Greater Kruger

Sleeps 12 in 5 rooms

Baobab Lodge offers large groups intimate and luxurious accommodation in the Greater Kruger Park. ...
Baobab Lodge offers large groups intimate and luxurious accommodation in the Greater Kruger Park. Each of the chalets are a short distance from the main lodge and offer guests complete privacy with the feeling of being alone in their own piece of the Africa bush. The lodge as a whole can accommodate a maximum of 16 guests and comprises five double bed chalets, one single bed chalet with three single beds, and one family chalet with one double and one single bedroom. The chalets each have their own small kitchenette equipped with a fridge, tea and coffee-making facilities and a sink. The units consist of an open-plan lounge and kitchenette area with verandah doors that fold back, completely opening the rooms onto the deck looking directly into the bush, spacious bedrooms with luxurious cotton bedding and windows on all sides, and bathrooms with his and hers sinks, stand-alone stone baths and both indoor and outdoor showers. In addition, all chalets have a safe and are serviced twice daily. Please note that the rates displayed are for maximum eight guests; 9 to 12 guests are charged R850 each a night and 13 to 16 guests R750 each per night.
from R6400

Cheetah Plains Lodge

1 Review
Sleeps 20 in 9 rooms

Cheetah Plains Lodge is situated in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, renowned for its big five game viewing. The lodge offers intimate and ...
Cheetah Plains Lodge is situated in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, renowned for its big five game viewing. The lodge offers intimate and luxurious accommodation a distinct warmth and comfortable feel that make you feel right at home. Cheetah Plains Lodge take pride in its contemporary ethnic designs and the elegantly decorated chalets surrounded by the indigenous gardens of the camp. The traditionally thatched accommodation effortless blends into the African bush, creating perfect space between pampered relaxation and the bushveld. Each of the en-suite rooms features modern amenities: air-conditioning, fans, mosquito nets and telephones. The chalets all open up onto the gardens and surroundings.
from R6190

Mbizi Bush Lodge

Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

In the thick of the bush, where the wild beasts roam, in a location as authentic as the service provided, the Mbizi Bush Lodge combines a...
In the thick of the bush, where the wild beasts roam, in a location as authentic as the service provided, the Mbizi Bush Lodge combines a number of these great elements and provides an unforgettable experience. This exclusive game lodge is only 25 km from the Kruger National Park’s Phalborwa gate. It’s ideal location and small size keeps you first in line to view the animals and provides an ideal starting point for tours to northern Mpumalanga and eastern Limpopo. Here fabulous food, excellent game viewing and bird spotting are on the menu. A stay with us will provide you with a true nature experience. You can either watch the game from the privacy and tranquility of your own veranda or from the main house while overlooking our private waterhole. Mbizi Bush Lodge is located in the Grietjie Private Nature Reserve which is part of Balule Nature Reserve and unfenced to the Greater Kruger National Park.
from R2580

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

Kurhula Lodge

1 Review
Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Enjoy our unique intimate lodge amidst an unfenced natural garden on the banks of the Olifants River. It is unique in its way because you...
Enjoy our unique intimate lodge amidst an unfenced natural garden on the banks of the Olifants River. It is unique in its way because you can walk freely near the river. Kurhula has an exceptional view and offers a true safari experience including a wide variety of fauna and flora. Located within Balule Game Reserve, we offer excellent personal service. The lodge’s ideal location makes it possible to see all the highlights of the area. After a day of outdoor excitement, you can relax at Kurhula Wildlife Lodge. The lodge has four double rooms, each accessible via its own entrance with a porch offering an exquisite view of the Olifants River. All accommodation is on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis. We serve a sumptuous breakfast on the veranda of the main lodge. At night we serve an African three-course meal with a European touch. Should you have any special dietary requirements, please notify us beforehand and we will make sure that all requests are met. We can organize game drives and bush walks in the reserve under the guidance of an experienced ranger; advance booking is required. You can enjoy our bush garden, swimming pool with comfortable chairs or relax on the veranda of your room.
from R1800

Kruger National Park South Africa

Kruger National Park  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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Kruga Accommodation, krugerpark Accommodation, KrugerNationalPark Accommodation,

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