Kruger Park Luxury Lodges
We recommend you try any of these highly acclaimed lodges while in the Hoedspruit area:
Imbali Safari Lodge
Imbali Safari Lodge is the perfect departure for your African Safari. Experience magnificent sightings in the heart of the Kruger National Park. You wouldn’t even need to leave your deck to see the Park’s creatures as the camp is positioned along the animal movement patterns. Guests are accommodated in 12 spacious suites, subtly decorated in neutral colours with enchanting splashes of African tradition. The sparkling swimming pool in the main area promises a refreshing dip while providing the opportunity to see wildlife at the waterhole. Spa treatments are also available in the privacy of your own suite.
Hamiltons Tented Camp
Reminiscent of an Out of Africa experience, a stay at Hamiltons Tented Camp is one that will remain etched in memory. Built entirely of canvas set amidst age-old Jackalberry and Sausage trees, with high wooden platforms linking 6 elevated tents, Hamiltons treats guests to stunning views of the N’waswitsontso River and offers the opportunity to enjoy spectacular wildlife and birdlife. Your encounter with the Kruger bush is truly up close and personal. Activities include morning and afternoon safaris, guided bush walks, bird watching, self drives and bush dinners.
Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge
Distinct thatched peaks that peep over the tree-line and flashes of burnt orange through lush Leadwood trees signal guests’ arrival at HoyoHoyo Safari Lodge; set on the banks of the Mluwati River in the heart of the Kruger National Park. Expect an authentic encounter that prides itself upon relaxed African ambience in extraordinary bush surroundings. Guests are accommodated in 6 circular air-conditioned suites with traditional brightly earth-coloured walls & folding glass doors that allow one to fully experience the wilderness.
The Outpost accommodates 24 guests in 12 open plan, en-suite luxury spaces cantilevered on a hill overlooking the Luvuvhu River. The private, free-standing spaces are interconnected to each other and the central lodge by 500 metres of Zimbabwean teak walkway. The Outpost is home to unique flora and fauna and is a bird’s paradise. They offer walking safaris, historical and cultural tours, spa treatments; they also have facilities for functions, such as weddings, as well as a honeymoon suite. The 4-suite, off-the-grid Pel’s Post is available for exclusive use.
Shishangeni Private Lodge
There is a place in Africa where legends are born, a place where the people love to enchant you with stories and rituals of the traditional Shishingeni Legend – this is that place. The 4-star Shishingeni Camp is easily accessible by air or road and has 22 individual chalets accommodating 44 guests, with interleading rooms for families. The central facility consists of a private game-viewing deck, charming lounge area, gym, spa and both indoor and outdoor dining areas. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives with an expert guide. Afterwards, return to share your stories while you dine on traditional cuisine around a roaring boma fire under the stars of the African sky.
The camp can accommodate 10 guests in 5 spacious rooms overlooking the Mpanamana Dam. The large verandah is the perfect spot from which to watch the game come down to drink. The central facility consists of a charming lounge area including both indoor and outdoor dining areas. Camp Shawu named after the most famous of the African Elephants in the Magnificent Seven. “Shawu bull” roamed the valley here for 60 years. With the longest tusks ever recorded in South Africa, Shawu commanded instinctive respect and admiration from all who gazed upon him. Those lucky enough to have encountered this awe-inspiring bull say he took your breath away. Camp Shawu aims to do the same.
Jock Safari Lodge
Nestled amidst the lush vegetation in the South-Western corner of the majestic beauty that is the Kruger National Park. Jock Safari Lodge emerges at the pinnacle where the Mitomeni and Biyamiti rivers flow as one – a space for breath-taking wildlife sightings. The lodge, with 6000 hectares of natural landscape, offers guests one of the best Big 5 game viewing in South Africa with its exclusive riverbed traversing rights. The Relaxation Retreat will ensure guests truly unwind. Guests have the opportunity to learn the history of Jock and the area with the cultural heritage of the bushveld. Twelve secluded thatched suites, offering utter privacy, are veiled with lush trees and reed walls. Each leads to a private deck and plunge pool and a Sala, an outdoor day bed, all with spectacular views of the riverbed. Golfers can also take a transfer to nearby Leopard Creek Golf Club.
Pafuri Camp is situated in the Makuleke Concession of the Northern Kruger National Park. This comfortable camp has 19 luxury designer tents with en-suite bathrooms. There are 7 family tents that sleep up to 4 persons, making this a 52-bed camp. A 4-bedroom, self-catering Baobab House has a private guide and vehicle; ideal for families or large groups. There is also a communal area with a swimming pool. Game viewing and bird watching is at its best due to the superb location on the river.
Singita Lebombo Lodge
Singita Lebombo Lodge is a celebration of cutting-edge design in an African context where everything defers to nature. This dramatic lodge comprises 13 suites and one private-use villa that gives guests a front row seat to the Kruger National Park with bold, contemporary open plan suites suspended above the N’Wanetsi River. Highlights of the lodge include a roof terrace and wine studio, an interactive kitchen, an espresso bar and help-yourself deli, and an additional 25 metre lap pool.
Singita Sweni Lodge
Resting lightly upon the ground within a 33000acre private concession in the Kruger National Park, SingitaSweni Lodge is nestled beautifully amongst hundreds of trees at the edge of the Sweni River. This intimate lodge is a hidden jewel which treats guests to up-close sightings of the incredible wildlife with its close proximity to the river. Sweni Lodge hosts 7 suites (one of which is a private pool suite) with decks that seem to hover in the branches.
Rhino Post Safari Lodge
The 12000ha Rhino Post concession has only 1 lodge, and offers luxury guides, walking trails and adventurous sleepouts – perfect for adrenaline junkies! A natural extension of the bush and landscape, Rhino Post Safari Lodge welcomes you to South Africa’s iconic Kruger National Park. The nature of a wilderness area is that there are no permanent structures, so Rhino Post Safari Lodge was built using natural materials of stone, wood, thatch and canvas to create an authentic bush ambience. Each luxury suite is stylishly decorated with impressive views of the riverbed. Following a game drive, guests can relax in the revitalising swimming pool, take in the views, and enjoy abundant wildlife that come and drink at the waterhole.
EcoTraining’s Makuleke Camp
EcoTraining’s Kruger National Park camp is situated in the Makuleke Concession, between the Limpopo and Luvuvhu Rivers. This is a true wilderness area, steeped in history and situated in the remotest part of Kruger, in one of its most biologically diverse areas.Scenery ranges from the beautiful, quietly flowing Luvuvhu River, shaded by nyala trees and fever tree forests, and teeming with hippos and crocodiles, to the awesome Lanner Gorge, palm-fringed wetlands and rocky outcrops with thousand-year-old baobab trees.Different to the others, this camp is comfortable but not luxurious, with en-suite chalets and no electricity. The camp is used for professional guide training and short experiences like tracking, birding, wildlife photography and wilderness skills. Only available for course participants..
Lukimbi Safari Lodge
Lukimbi Safari Lodge is a stunning luxury safari lodge situated in the easily accessible Southern portion of the Kruger National Park. Kruger is home to the Big Five and a wide variety of other wildlife. Enter our classic suites and enjoy your proximity to nature with high windows, a well-appointed bathroom overlooking the trees and river, and your own private deck extending from your lounge. You can’t feel closer to the bush without actually being in it. For that extra privacy, and additional space, the lodge offers 2 premier suites.