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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

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

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

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

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

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

Hoyo Hoyo

Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

Hoyo Hoyo is one of Africa's most innovative game lodges where you can experience a uniquely African way of life. It is an earthy,...
Hoyo Hoyo is one of Africa's most innovative game lodges where you can experience a uniquely African way of life. It is an earthy, traditional Tsonga styled lodge set on the banks of the Mluwati River in the Kruger National Park, and offers luxury accommodation in six beautifully furnished huts linked by sand pathways, surrounding a central village boma. Here the staff, in traditional Tsonga dress, will entertain you with storytelling around the fire at night. You can also marvel at game running wild in the vast plains to the north, making your safari adventure complete. The combination of the bush, traditional cuisine, the warmth of the accommodation, together with the opportunity to witness the lifestyle and culture of the Shangaan people, ensures an unforgettable safari experience. 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 R5340

Sabi Earth Lodge

Sleeps 28 in 14 rooms

Earth Lodge is a sanctuary symbolizing a new era in luxury South African safari lodges. Sculpted into a slope of the earth, almost...
Earth Lodge is a sanctuary symbolizing a new era in luxury South African safari lodges. Sculpted into a slope of the earth, almost invisible in the landscape, the lodge uses texture, light and space to present a lodge like no other. Taking its cue from the surrounding environment, it has been described as the most environmentally sensitive lodge in Africa. Earth Lodge reveals itself in a series of sensory revelations. On arrival, a hidden corridor leads you down on a journey to a unique and unforgettable experience. The unexpected entrance opens to a panorama of uninterrupted bushveld. As in nature everything at Earth Lodge exists in harmony and you are immediately aware of a sense of calm and a restoring spirit. Home to 13 ultra-luxurious suites including the Amber Presidential Suite, the lodge breaks with traditional bush lodge style to create a masterpiece of artistry and innovation. Each of the suites at this luxury lodge features individually designed furniture, private plunge pool, en-suite glass fronted bathroom, indoor and outdoor shower and butler services. The natural wooden sculptures by renowned South African artist, Geoffrey Armstrong, add a powerful magic. The Amber Suite is a glorious celebration of generous size and space. Beyond belief in its beauty, from the magnificent carved wooden headboard to the deep egg-shaped bath, the suite boasts its own steam room, study and kitchen. It captures the spirit of nature and luxury in one unique experience. The outdoor boma, its walls sculpted from tree roots and piled up piece by piece, captures the drama of the African night and invokes the power of the wilderness. An indoor and outdoor dining area overlooking a waterhole and unending bushveld, a secluded library, art gallery, meditation garden; and an underground wine cellar with a collection of over 6000 bottles of rare wines, makes this the venue for an unforgettable dining experience. Everything at this luxury lodge has been created for your indulgence.
from R25400

Thornybush Waterside-Lodge

Sleeps 40 in 20 rooms

Adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park and set on the banks of a tranquil lake, Thornybush...
Adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park and set on the banks of a tranquil lake, Thornybush Waterside-Lodge offers breathtaking views of the African bushveld. The lodges’ 20 comfortably appointed air-conditioned Thatched Suites, blend into the natural habitat and are set along pathways surrounded by an abundance of trees and manicured gardens. Each en-suite bedroom is tastefully decorated with crisp white bedding. The size of the lodge is ideal for special gatherings, affording privacy for individual couples and families looking to engage in bush activities. The lodge hosts a sixty-seater conference centre overlooking the lake, making this the ideal location for strategic getaways.
from R6842

Nkelenga Tented Camp

Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Shrouded in the shade of the mighty acacia, n’Kelenga Tented Camp nestles into the lush savannah of the Limpopo province, bringing guests...
Shrouded in the shade of the mighty acacia, n’Kelenga Tented Camp nestles into the lush savannah of the Limpopo province, bringing guests closer to the evocative African wild. Situated in the game rich Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, guests are treated to a location that features some of the area’s most awe-inspiring vistas. Boasting a bouquet of flora and fauna, n’Kelenga Tented Camp provides guests with a rustic, humbling experience. Accommodating up to 10 guests, n’Kelenga provides a self-catering experience to be shared with those close to you. A well-appointed, air-conditioned main house with lounge, dining area and fully equipped kitchen as well as loft area, perfect for children. The three en-suite tents are reminiscent of the colonial era of exploration. Comfortably furnished, this tented paradise provides guests with an intimate experience of the bush, whether it is viewed from the swimming pool or one of the many bush trails. Creature comforts are still afforded to guests. Private game drives, hosted by your own ranger and tracker team provide a delicious diversion from relaxing. In addition, n’Kelenga affords a dedicated housekeeper to ensure the seamless running of your holiday. End the day on the deck of your tented chalet overlooking the dam.
from R8600

Selati Camp

Sleeps 20 in 10 rooms

Imagine the Africa of the great safari era, when blazing sunsets melted into lantern-lit romance and service was an effortless whisper....
Imagine the Africa of the great safari era, when blazing sunsets melted into lantern-lit romance and service was an effortless whisper. This is the Africa you will experience at Sabi Sabi's Selati Camp, an award-winning luxury game lodge in South Africa. During the 1870's, high in the crevices of the Drakensberg escarpment which rises to the west of Sabi Sabi, gold was discovered. To transport the gold, the parliament of the Old Transvaal Republic commissioned a railway line from the interior to Delagoa Bay in Mozambique. A branch railway known as the Selati Line crossed the Sabi Sand Reserve. Today the line is disused, but the old railbed can still be seen in the north-eastern section of Sabi Sabi, close to Selati Camp. Sabi Sabi's intimate all-suite Selati Camp is the most unforgettable of all African experiences. It offers the perfect accommodation for travellers looking for a romantic luxury safari lodge in South Africa. Selati is furnished with a historic railway theme and colonial charm and is meticulously created as an authentic home in the bush. The railway theme extends from the original steam engine name plates, signals and shunter's lamps lighting the way to your suite, to interesting memorabilia and other collector's pieces in each room. Originally created without electricity to preserve the ambience, Selati Camp has now installed overhead fans, air-conditioning and all the trimmings expected from a luxury safari lodge. Nights at Selati are quiet, intimate and possessed of a rare magic. Under the spectacular canopy of the night sky, the camp is still romantically lit by the gentle flicker of oil lamps and lanterns, and the warm glow of fires. Fashioned in a colonial "Out of Africa" style, this exclusive lodge comprises eight opulent thatched suites, each with full bathroom en-suite and private al fresco shower nestled under majestic indigenous trees. World-class cuisine is served on wooden thatched decks built alongside the Msuthlu riverbed, in the open air boma, or in the farmhouse kitchen. The premier accommodation at Selati Camp is the sumptuous and spacious Ivory Presidential Suite, which is a favourite amongst kings, queens, and those just looking for exceptional accommodation. It offers colonial grandeur in the form of original antiques, a draped four-poster bed, private terrace, and fireplace. The magnificent en-suite bathroom, complete with Persian carpet and antique chaise-lounge, also features a very private plunge pool. The separate dressing room features an antique wardrobe and matching dressing table. The Lourenco Marques Suite is a must for honeymooners or the romantic at heart. Whether it is the fragrant flower petals strewn on the exquisite bedlinen, or the candles illuminating the bathroom on return from the evening safari, a stay in this romantic suite will always be remembered. Sabi Sabi's Selati Camp combines turn of the century elegance with personalized safari luxury - a rare experience.
from R17000

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

Makumu Game Lodge

Sleeps 8 in 3 rooms

Makumu is a luxury bush lodge set in the heart of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. The lodge is at once welcoming, inviting and...
Makumu is a luxury bush lodge set in the heart of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. The lodge is at once welcoming, inviting and relaxing, and surrounds you with the warmth, the earthy colours and the rich textures of Africa. Makumu is yours for the duration of your stay, enjoy the exclusivity of the lodge and all it has to offer. Many luxury lodges have age restrictions regarding their guests, not allowing children under a certain age to accompany the rest of their family on the trip. At Makumu guests of any age are welcome. We want you to experience the magic of Makumu as a family. Situated above the banks of the non-perennial Dundee river bed, our wooden-decked Boma is primarily used for evening dining. Situated under open African skies surrounded by the gentle flicker of lanterns, candlelight and open fire, listen closely for the far-off roar of the lion, the gentle coughing of the leopard or the hauntingly familiar call of the owl. Our boma dining is quiet and intimate and will certainly add to your Makumu experience. Whether for a cool refreshing swim after a warm night’s sleep, or a dip to escape the hot African sun, the pool at Makumu offers it all. Built as a feature to blend in with the surrounding bushveld, it is a feature for the warm lazy days of summer, originally designed around the needs of the guests’ enjoyment; don’t be surprised by the visiting elephant herds that are known to quench their thirst here during the hot midday temperatures. Enjoy your dinner in the wild; our unique ‘bush barbecue’ experience is something special. Few things can compare to dining in the open under the spectacular canopy of the southern night sky. Superb cuisine, fine wines and an open fire will make your experience unforgettable.
from R9990

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

Buhala Lodge

5 Reviews
Sleeps 34 in 17 rooms

Buhala Lodge is an enchanting colonial style thatch roof lodge, situated on the Southern banks of the Crocodile River. The ample outdoor...
Buhala Lodge is an enchanting colonial style thatch roof lodge, situated on the Southern banks of the Crocodile River. The ample outdoor veranda space, provides all guests an opportunity to relax and dine outside while admiring gorgeous views of the Kruger National Park, and all the wild life splendor it has to offer. Members of the Big 5 are frequent visitors to our property along with many other species such as a variety of antelope. The lodge is a family owned and run business which focuses on guest comfort and relaxation paired with all the luxury you would expect. A fully licensed restaurant and bar is situated at the main building. Buhala Lodge is well known for fine cuisine and our exceptional wine list showcasing only the finest South African wines. Meals are served either al fresco on our veranda, or in our gracious dining room and the whole ambiance is one of casual elegance. Our guests have the rare opportunity to play golf at the exclusive Leopard Creek Golf Course. The golf course, usually reserved for members only, offers players a wildlife experience while challenging their golfing skills on South Africa’s number one golf course. Safari’s into the Kruger National Park are arranged and done by our very experienced guide. Early morning walks and even night drives can also be arranged as well as any and all transfers that might be needed. Our open deck bush spa with sweeping views over the Kruger National Park and the Crocodile River, provide a variety of treatments for those who wish to relax after a long day.
from R3825

Tintswalo Manor House

Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

The Manor House is situated within the Tintswalo Concession. It is a large thatched manor boasting a crystal blue swimming pool, deep...
The Manor House is situated within the Tintswalo Concession. It is a large thatched manor boasting a crystal blue swimming pool, deep shaded patio and traditional boma. On the downstairs level the manor has three en-suite, air-conditioned twin or double bedrooms. One of the bedrooms has an optional interleading child’s room. Upstairs is the main double en-suite bedroom with a beautiful view of the distant bushveld. Dining at the manor is enjoyed on the patio or in the open-air boma, under the awesome Manyeleti night sky. Manor House guests are also welcome to enjoy the facilities of the Vital Source Spa at the Tintswalo main safari lodge. Please kindly note that a minimum of six guests is required for Manor House bookings.
from R21930

Thornybush Game Lodge

Sleeps 44 in 20 rooms

Adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park, within the famous Thornybush Nature Reserve, is our largest operation, Thornybush Game Lodge....
Adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park, within the famous Thornybush Nature Reserve, is our largest operation, Thornybush Game Lodge. Registered by the tourism authorities as a 5 Star offering, this lodge is ideal for small groups, bush weddings, milestone birthday celebrations or business indabas. The configuration of the self-contained luxury suites provides privacy and solitude to couples and smaller groups visiting this special lodge. Whether you are a couple looking for an exclusive, romantic, private safari, a family looking to occupy your little ones or a group with a diverse range of requirements, Thornybush Game Lodge is the place. We offer 18 luxurious suites and two family suites. All suites boast full en-suite bathroom facilities, outdoor showers and private decks with views over the savannahs and the busy waterhole. Thornybush Game Lodge also hosts a sixty-seater conference centre located a convenient two minutes from the main lodge reception areas. A state-of-the-art beauty spa tops the agenda of discerning guests visiting this well-known lodge. Superb attention to detail and highly personalized service make for a memorable stay.
from R10214

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

Kambaku River Sands

Sleeps 20 in 10 rooms

Kambaku River Sands is well situated in the heart of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which makes up the western border of the Kruger...
Kambaku River Sands is well situated in the heart of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which makes up the western border of the Kruger National Park. Without fences inhibiting the free movement of game between the reserves, Timbavati becomes part of a vast unspoilt natural wilderness that lies within the Greater Kruger National Park. Kambaku, takes its name from one of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ tuskers who roamed the Kruger Park for the greater part of the last century. These elephant were renowned for their impressive tusks; having at least one tusk with the estimated weight of over 60kg. Guests at Kambaku River Sands are often afforded a safari experience with a difference, from either their own private decks or the main lodge area, up close and personal experiences with elephant, buffalo and bushbuck are almost daily. The main lodge has a spacious lounge with two enormous open fireplaces for the cool winter nights. The bar allows for guests to watch elephants drinking out of the swimming pool while enjoying a cold beer or chilled glass of wine. Our wine cellar stocked with a selection of South Africa’s best, is ideally positioned to view the waterhole and all the four-legged regulars. Co-owner Bryce has added his experience and special flair for wilderness cooking to the scrumptious bush cuisine offered. Delicious meals in the relaxed and elegant setting of the lodge become memorable occasions, where good food is enhanced by good company. Sitting majestically on the banks of a dry river bed, Kambaku River Sands entices the guest to sit back and relax.
from R4500

Hamiltons Tented Camp

1 Review
Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

Named after Colonel Stephenson Hamilton, who was instrumental in establishing the world-famous Kruger National Park, Hamilton's Tented Camp...
Named after Colonel Stephenson Hamilton, who was instrumental in establishing the world-famous Kruger National Park, Hamilton's Tented Camp reflects a safari adventure of the early 20th Century, where grace and style were the epitome of luxurious living. Hamilton's is an authentic tented camp in true 'Out of Africa' tradition that offers six tents complete with hip baths, flowing mosquito nets and an open tented lounge and dining area, all perched on a magnificent deck. Raised walkways among ancient jackalberry trees, and star-filled skies add to this African camping experience. 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 R5240

Kruger National Park South Africa

Kruger National Park Lodge 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 Lodges is often misspelt. Here are some variations:

Kruga Lodge, krugerpark Lodge, KrugerNationalPark Lodge,

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