• 11 Comfortable Luxury Suites
  • Karongwe Game Reserve
  • True african big five safari
  • Award winning & excellent rated

The Karongwe River Lodge, in the heart of the 9000-hectare Karongwe Game Reserve in Limpopo, is a luxury bushveld getaway. Guests can stay in the luxury thatched-roof suites with private viewing decks; game drives happen twice a day and meals are served in the stunning dining room or charming open boma.

The Game Reserve can be reached from Johannesburg within a four and a half hours drive. Access to flights is provided by commercial air crafts daily to both Hoedspruit as well as Phalaborwa.

The Karongwe Game Reserve, the Karongwe River Lodge is an amazing retreat for those who love to wander in the wild jungles and explore the thrilling game. Being in Karongwe River Lodge you get offered with the best accommodation retreat catered by top-notch services and luxurious amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. The lodge is ideal for two persons visiting together at a time and this is why it is famously loved by the couples.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Delicious food experience;
  • Located in Karongwe Game Reserve;
  • The enchanting view over the Makhutsi River;
  • Hoedspruit is 43 km from Karongwe River Lodge;
  • Garden with an outdoor swimming pool and river views;
  • One of the best-rated locations in Karongwe Game Reserve.

Facilities

General Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Meals on request
  • Lounge
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • View deck
  • Library
  • Gift shop
  • Kiddies Club
  • Internet Access
  • Safe
  • 24-hour Security
  • Secure Parking

Rooms

Room typeFeaturesRates
Luxury Suite
Karongwe River Lodge

Available: 5 suites

Unit Sleeps: 2 adults

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Lounge
  • Balcony / Deck
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Electrical outlets
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Safe
  • More

    FROM R2920

    TO R4950

    Per person sharing per night

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    Family Suite
    Karongwe River Lodge

    Available: 2 suites

    Unit Sleeps: 5 adults

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Lounge
  • Balcony / Deck
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Electrical outlets
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Safe
  • More

    FROM R2920

    TO R4950

    Per person sharing per night

    Enquire Now What's Included Seasonal Rates
    Executive Suite
    Karongwe River Lodge

    Available: 2 suites

    Unit Sleeps: 2 adults

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Lounge
  • Balcony / Deck
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Electrical outlets
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Safe
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    FROM R4180

    TO R5230

    Per person sharing per night

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    Presidential Suite
    Karongwe River Lodge

    Available: 2 suites

    Unit Sleeps: 2 adults

    Show Room Info
  • Air Conditioning
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Lounge
  • Writing desk
  • Plunge pool
  • Balcony / Deck
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Electrical outlets
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Safe
  • More

    FROM R5510

    TO R5510

    Per person sharing per night

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    Activities

    Karongwe Game Reserve gives you one of the best game viewing opportunity in South Africa and Karongwe River Lodge just makes it all better. Guests living at the Karongwe River Lodge enjoy the luxury of doing adrenaline rushing activities that primary focus on absolute encounters of the Big Five. In addition to this, guests also enjoy bird watching, game drives (two per day), game walks, relaxing massages, safaris and refreshing high teas in the evening.

    Nocturnal creatures which have made this game reserve their home are porcupines, aardvarks, civets, genets, caracals, servals, spring hares. Water species which can be encountered at this Game Reserve are hippos, crocodiles, otters and terrapins. Many unique bird species can be observed here, particularly in the big dams of the reserve and along the rivers.

    • Game Drives
    • Game Walks
    • Swimming
    • Game Viewing
    • Boma Dinners
    • Bird Watching
    • High Tea
    • Massages

    Rates

    High Season

    DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
    01 JAN - 30 APR / 01 AUG - 31 DEC 2018Luxury SuitePer person sharing per night From R4950
    Family Suite From R4950
    Executive Suite From R5230
    Presidential Suite From R5510

    Low Season

    DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
    01 MAY - 31 JUL 2018Luxury SuitePer person sharing per night From R2920
    Family Suite From R2920
    Executive Suite From R4180
    Presidential Suite From R4510

    INCLUDED IN THE RATES

    The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

    • Accommodation
    • All meals
    • 2 Game Drives daily
    • Teas and coffees
    • 14% VAT
    • Refreshments on game drives

    Reviews

    Based on 377 Reviews

    Kruger National Park

    “Karongwe River Lodge”

    Our group of 6 friends visited the Karongwe Lodge for 2 nights (4 game drives) in November. From the moment we arrived, we were treated to first class service. Our accommodations were outstanding, the food was delicious and the service by staff was top notch. We can’t thank Cal enough for making our game drives an experience we will never forget. He was very knowledgeable and courteous and never tired of our endless questions. Chane also delivered outstanding customer service, always making sure we were happy and taken care of. We only wish we could have spent an extra few nights at this 5* Lodge. Thanks again for making our trip an experience we will always treasure!

    ~ BrendaS31 ~ Sarnia, Canada
    Kruger National Park

    “Loved it!”

    I can’t recommend this lodge highly enough. Our room was a suite, which didn’t cost a lot more than the standard rooms, but was situated overlooking a waterhole which meant we were able to relax on our terrace and watch the wildlife come to us such as giraffes, zebra and monkeys. The service level was impressive and the food delicious. We loved the dinner around the fire and the breakfasts. The game drives were really well organised, our guide friendly and enthusiastic and we saw the big five plus and were able to linger and watch, so the drives were well paced. I would recommend staying here.

    ~ suepem ~ London, United Kingdom
    Kruger National Park

    “Fabulous experience”

    This was our first experience on a safari in Africa and it couldn’t have been better. We were pleasantly surprised with the quality of Karongwe River Lodge. Our cabin/hut was beautiful, cozy and comfy and very private. the 3 meals a day, plus afternoon tea were delicious. Eating outdoors watching the animals during the meals was wonderful. But the best was the twice a day game drives while watching the sunrise and sunsets as we drove with our eyes always looking for animals. We saw everything but the elusive leopard and had some exciting close encounters with elephant herds. We lived it all!

    ~ Sherri1952 ~ Hudson, Wisconsin
    Kruger National Park

    “Our highlight in Southafrica”

    The great service didn’t end: from the moment we were greeted at the Hoedspruit airport, at the lodge by the manager and led to our rooms to the service during the meals or at night when accompanied to our rooms. All the time the staff was extremely friendly and helpful.
    But all was topped by the game drives with our guide Cal and tracker Adolphe. They did more than usual to show us the Big Five and succeeded. What an experience! We learned so much about animals and plants. Thank you. It was just great.

    ~ Elke V ~ Herzogenrath

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