Our curated accommodation in Kruger National Park sorted by popularity ranking
Hippo Hollow Country Estate
Situated just outside of Hazyview, between the Drakensberg Mountains to the west and the low-lying bushveld of the Greater Kruger Area to the east. Hippo Hollow began life as a local farmers pub on a family pecan farm, now it's a 91-bedroomed country hotel on the banks of the Sabie River.
No marble lobby, no crystal chandelier, this place is remote, spectacular and rocks a lot of clay. Admittedly H12 is an odd name. It’s H for the heart of your host and 12 for the number of hours on a clock, months in a year etc. Interpret however you like. It’s art, darling. And H12 Leshiba is about a bed in an art gallery in the mountains in the sky.
Garonga Safari Camp
The Big 5. Safari royalty. They’re here. Enjoying the high life on the Greater Makalali Private Nature Reserve. Makalali means ‘place of rest’ and they’re not kidding. You’ll see the word tent but forget it. These ain’t no scout tepees. These will be nights in white satin, ok it’s linen but man they look good. These are capital L for luxury.
AfriCamps at Mackers
Crazy name this one. Meet the Mackers. Ryan and Michelle opened this place in July 2018. Their dream? To have a farm. E-I-E-I-O.
Singita Lebombo Lodge
One of five ultra-luxurious safari lodges in private reserves scattered around the Kruger Park, Singita Lebombo Lodge is an avant-garde safari lodge that pushes the boundaries of architecture, décor and luxury in all directions.
Rattray's on MalaMala
Rattray's on MalaMala is a colonial-styled farmstead safari lodge depicting the romance of early 1900s Africa. MalaMala is a vast and pristine private game reserve inside the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger Park area.
Exeter River Lodge
On the Sand River inside the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve adjacent to the Kruger National Park, Exeter River Lodge is a stately and luxurious safari lodge.
Tanda Tula Safari Camp
Tanda Tula is a small safari lodge inside the Timbavati Game Reserve, which is part of the Greater Kruger Park conservancy. While maintaining a sufficient level of luxury, the emphasis here is on the wildlife and the wilderness.
Rhino Post Lodge
Our expert review of Rhino Post Lodge has not been loaded onto our new website yet. We are working on it.
Lion Sands River Lodge
Lion Sands River Lodge is a plush and luxurious family-owned safari lodge in the private Lion Sands Game Reserve adjoining the Kruger National Park.
Elephant Plains Game Lodge
Elephant Plains Game Lodge, situated in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, is a sensible combination of good value comfortable accommodation and an excellent Kruger Park safari experience.
Shishangeni Private Lodge
Situated in a private concession inside the Kruger National Park, Shishangeni Private Lodge is a large and welcoming hotel-like safari escape that offers sufficient comfort and exceptional safaris.
Savanna is a small, intimate and luxurious safari lodge in a private concession inside a private game reserve adjacent to the Kruger National Park. It is the epitome of an exclusive luxury African safari.
Our expert review of Plains Camp has not been loaded onto our new website yet. We are working on it.
Pezulu Tree House Lodge
Clearly, the appeal of Pezulu Tree House Lodge is the obvious. The tree houses. Each are built around the canopy of growing trees. They’re small, intimate. They can accommodate 37 people. Don’t think extreme luxury, think extreme living high, high, high. Roots in the earth, branches in the sky. This place is rustic. Even the thatched main building of the lodge is interweaved with a large Marula tree. Go with the flow and daydream that you’re an explorer. Lost in the extremes of nature. If you wake up with a start remember this. You’re not really lost. You’re actually near the Panorama Route and the Kruger National Park. Ah yes, phew. Night night. Tomorrow we hike.
Between the Limpopo and Luvuvhu River deep in the Makuleke Contractual Park lies Pafuri Camp. This is the northern section of Kruger National Park, the meeting point of South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. It’s also the ancestral home of the Makuleke people and tales of early explorers and ancient civilisations abound. It’s the most diverse part of the Kruger and the most remote.
Oliver's Lodge is on the White River Country Estate close to both the Kruger National Park and Blyde River Canyon. This area has a temperate sub-tropical climate, summer and winter. If you like golf, good. You’ll be overlooking the first green of the 18-hole championship White River Golf Course. With forests as your backdrop. They say they offer Austrian elegance. The lodge, not the golf course. Either way it sounds superb. And you’re only 5 minutes from the town of White River too.
nThambo Tree Camp
nThambo Tree Camp is in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. A small and intimate camp. You’re basically in a place which shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park. We’re talking west of the Timbavati and 60 000 hectares either side of the Klaserie River. Wildlife sure can roam here. And roam it does. And frankly, animals don’t care if there in Klaserie, Timbavati, Manyeleti, Sabi Sands or the Kruger National Park. They don’t even know that this whole caboodle is the Greater Kruger Park. But we do... Wilkommen.
Madi A Thavha Mountain Lodge
Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge is in South Africa’s northernmost province, Limpopo. This is the one which borders Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Great if you’re heading to the Kruger National Park, the world heritage site of Mapungubwe or the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. The lodges catchy moniker means ‘water from the mountains’. Fitting as it sits besides a stream.
Jock Safari Lodge
Between two rivers in the south of the Kruger National Park is Jock. Jock Safari Lodge. Named after a much loved pooch. A Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross from the 1800s. A loyal companion to South African author and explorer, Sir Percy Fitzpatrick. And if it’s good enough for Jock, it must be good enough for er, all Jock’s friends? No, seriously, it’s extremely nice. 6000 hectares of bushveld. And it’s just for guests. Get ready for the Big Five. And remember Fitzpatrick’s words “fortune is not in time or place or things; but, good or bad, in the man’s own self for him alone to find and prove.” Indeed.
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