Dine out under the stars, surrounded by the vast African bush. Sit around a crackling fire in the boma, swapping safari stories and tales of the day’s adventures with your fellow guests. Head out on foot or on a game vehicle to explore the wilderness, seeking out the famous African Big 5. Shelter from the African sun in the comfort of your luxurious suite, or cool down from the heat of the day in the sparkling pool. All of this, and more, is what you can expect during a stay at Karongwe River Lodge.
This gorgeous lodge is found within the exclusive Karongwe Private Game Reserve, a 9000-hectare reserve found close to South Africa’s legendary Kruger National Park. Karongwe is a vast and pristine expanse of African bushveld, and is rich in biodiversity and natural beauty. The breathtaking Drakensberg Mountains make a beautiful backdrop to the reserve.
Besides the game drives and bush walks, there are a multitude of activities to choose from in the surrounding region. These include hot-air ballooning, the Panorama Route, God’s Window, and Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, to name a few. Karongwe is a family-friendly lodge, offering babysitting services and kids’ activities. It is also a beautiful destination for a romantic bush wedding or honeymoon.

Why we like it

Luxurious accommodation; Stunning setting and views; Authentic natural design and feel; Variety of activities to choose from; Family-friendly, but also suited for weddings and honeymoons

Quick Facts

Accommodation Type: Full Board
Rates from: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.
Camp Size: Large
Max No of Guests: 28
Children Friendly: Yes
Minimum Age: 0

Grading and Accreditation

Star Grading: Not Graded
Green Rating Accreditation: No
Responsible Tourism Certified: No


Details Distance (Km) Travel Time (Min)
Nearest Town Hoedspruit/Tzaneen70km1h
Nearest Major City Nelspruit210km3h
Nearest Major Airport Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport210km3h
Nearest Hospital Hoedspruit/Tzaneen Medi Clinic70km1h

Park / Reserve

Karongwe Private Game Reserve Please click to view



Game Drive




Air conditioning
En-suite bathroom
Mini Bar
Tea & Coffee Facilities
Hair Dryer


Swimming pool
Laundry service
Wi-Fi internet
Babysitting Service

This Experience

Safari type

Big 5 Safari

Specialist Species

African Wild Dog
Big 5

Malaria area


Suitable for

Solo Travellers
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