Kruger National Park lodges: Game reserve accommodation
Lodges in the Kruger National Park certainly provide guests with an experience of the bush that is next to none, affording you the oppourtunity to sleep inside the boundaries of the game reserve.
The best lodges to stay at
A safari holiday where you can sleep over at a lodge for an authentic bush experience in the Kruger National Park is bucket-list worthy. Here are some of the best options for your next trip.
Dulini Lodge is an ultra-luxurious lodge, hosting guests in private villas, each with their own lounge, pool and outside shower that overlooks the scenery as wildlife passes by.
Meals are served three times a day from the lookout areas or from the comfort of your room in addition to the drinks and snacks from each room’s complimentry mini bar. There are game drives at Dulini Lodge happen twice daily, where you’re sure to spot a leopard during your stay.
Hamiltons Tented Camp
Hamilton’s Tented Camp is an authentic, private and tranquil bush experience, with guests accommodated in six tented rooms. Roam among trees on the elevated walkways at the lodge, with views of Kruger National Park below. Lanterns guide the way through the camp after sunset, creating a romantic setting.
Meals are enjoyed at the viewing deck. Guests can opt to spend their days swimming, bird watching or embarking on guided safari’s and self-drives.
nThambo Tree Camp
Inside the bounds of the Klasserie Private Nature Reserve is nThambo Tree Camp, overlooking a wildlife friendly watering hole. Meals are served in a traditional boma to create an authentic bush experience.
There are five intimate tree house chalets. Canvas walls ensure the tenting experience is not lost. Balconies at the lodge provide views of the untouched bush below.
Jock Safari Lodge
Positioned overlooking a riverbed is Jock Safari Lodge. The lodge has reeded walls and twelve thatched chalets. Unique to this lodge are the Frogging Safari’s, where guests can become acquainted with a variety of frog species.
Guests enjoy meals made by a Shangaan chef under the open skies. There is a rock pool and wooden deck where guests can soak up the views of the encompassing nature, as well as boma’s where stories can be shared around the campfire.
Camp Shawu has five luxury rooms, each with a private deck and views of the Mpanamana Dam. The camp is a thatched enclave perched among the surrounding greenery.
Each of the rooms features a standalone bath and an outdoor shower, as well as a fireplace and air-con to assist guests in managing the temperatures. Leather accents, wooden flooring and buffalo dung walls make up the style of the interior, that is to say, bringing the outside in.
Khaya Ndlovu Manor House
This well-situated camp provides a gateway into the Greater Kruger. The lodge is close to Hoedspruit in Limpopo, and overlooks the incredible Blyde River Canyon.
Guests can unwind in the lounge or at the pool on the deck which overlooks the vast surrounding bush. The suites are spacious and homely with four poster beds. Dining takes place on the terrace with the Drakensberg Mountains as a backdrop.
Pafuri Camp is a lodge situated in the Northern part of the Kruger National Park, perched on the Luvuvhu River bank in the Limpopo province. It has nineteen luxurious thatched tents, each with an en-suite bathroom.
Guests are served three meals daily and can partake in guided safari’s and walking tours. There are regular wildlife sightings by guetsts during their stay, from both the camp too, from both the tents and the viewing deck.
To sum up, a getaway to a lodge in the Kruger National Park provides guests with a bush experience that is sure to reconnect you with the beauty of nature.