Some of these privately owned reserves are integrated with the world-famous Kruger National Park.
Some of these privately owned reserves are integrated with the world-famous Kruger National Park. The lodges cater for smaller groups, and day and night game drives are conducted in open vehicles by qualified game rangers and trackers. Accompanied game walks in the bush are also offered by most of the lodges. While enjoying a bushveld sunset, you are served sundowners, and when darkness sets in, spotlights are switched on for the night drive. Dinners are lamp-lit affairs in an open-air reed boma (shelter) under the star-studded African sky. Different packages are available from the following lodges:
Umlani Bush Camp in The Timbavati Reserve
Umlani (“Place of Rest”) is an exclusive rustic lodge accommodating only 16 guests in en-suite reed and thatch rondavels. The diffused glow of paraffin lamps that light your way, adds to the atmosphere of traditional Africa that lives on in this bush camp.
Thornybush Game Reserve
14 500 hectares of pristine African bushveld with four elegant and exclusive lodges in this private reserve awaits discovery by the discerning traveller. The main lodge boasts large living areas with sweeping views across the seasonal Monwana River where game may be spotted from the comfort of the verandah or pool. The N’Kaya and Serondella Lodges each has four luxury suites for maximum privacy. Chapungu Camp offers understated comfort with only five luxury tents available.
The Outpost – Private Lodge inside Kruger National Park
The Outpost lies in a vast wilderness area in the northernmost part of Kruger National Park. This region, called the Makuleke Region, is bordered to the north by the Limpopo River and Zimbabwe and to the east by Crooks Corner and Mozambique.
Kapama Game Reserve
Kapama is a 12 000 hectare game reserve situated near Hoedspruit, 45 kilometres to the west of the Kruger National Park. Located in an African bushveld setting, the reserve is unique for its sweeping views of the Drakensberg Mountains, which lie a mere 10 kilometres to the west.
The Main Lodge accommodates 40 guests and the tented Buffalo Camp – built on the theme of an East-African safari camp – a maximum of 16 guests. The tour to Kapama Game Reserve includes a visit to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.
Idube Private Game Reserve in The Sabi Sand Reserve
Luxury air-conditioned chalets accommodate a maximum of 20 guests within one of the oldest and largest proclaimed private reserves, the renowned Sabi Sand Reserve. A stay at Idube combines the peace and tranquillity of the unspoilt bush with the comfort of a luxury lodge.
Sabi Sabi in the Sabi Sand Reserve
The Sabi Sabi Game Reserve lies on the banks of the Sabie River in the Sabi Sand Reserve. There is the Selati Lodge with the old railway line theme that captures the charm of a bygone era. The use of oil lamps and lanterns for lighting and gas equipment for cooking and heating instead of electricity subtly accentuates this atmosphere. The Bush Lodge, which overlooks a waterhole, affords great wildlife watching. Sabi Sabi’s latest innovation is the avant-garde and environmentally sensitive Earth Lodge offering the ultimate in luxury accommodation and spa treatments. Sabi Sabi caters for the most discerning guest accustomed to only the best.
Lukimbi Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park
Lukimbi Safari Lodge is situated within the Kruger National Park on the Lwakahle River. The concession of 15 000 hectares on which the Lodge is situated is for the exclusive use of Lukimbi and its guests. The 16 suites all have a stunning river view, with magnificent trees lining the curved riverbed. Although inside the Kruger Park, off road venturing is allowed, offering exceptionally close game viewing.
Accommodation at any of these Private Lodge packages include all entrance fees, all meals, sundowner drinks, game drives and walks, and 14% VAT. Please ask for our special winter rates, valid from May to August.