The Kruger and Mpumalanga

Situated in the east of South Africa bordering Mozambique, the world renowned Kruger National Park, along with neighbouring private game reserves, offers arguably the country’s best game viewing. There is an immense variety of animal life including the big five, many species of antelope and other game and abundant bird life. There is a wide choice of accommodation from tented camps to some seriously luxurious safari lodges and, in addition to seeking out the wonderful wildlife on open game vehicles with an expert guide, there is the chance to have some unforgettable experiences such as walking safaris and treetop sleepouts. 

 

Outside the reserves Mpumalanga province is well known for its scenic beauty and is a rich cultural heartland of the local Ndebele and Swazi cultures. The popular Panorama Route is a scenic meander taking in beautiful views, mountains, waterfalls and the spectacular Blyde River Canyon and the area’s many attractions and activities include hot air balloon trips, walking with elephants, helicopter flights and the pretty gold-mining town of Pilgrim’s Rest which has been reconstructed as a living museum.

Wildlife: Leopard, Elephant, Lion, Buffalo, ​Wild Dog, Rhino

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Highlights

  • Kruger National Park
  • The Panorama Route
  • Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

Seasons

  • Summer (November to February): Very warm and can be prone to heavy afternoon thundershowers which clear the air out and make for wonderful afternoon safaris.
  • Autumn (March to May): Cooler days with lighter rains, good game viewing as animals stay out longer.
  • Winter (June to August): Shorter, cooler and drier days make for best game viewing season in the Kruger. Bush thins out and limited water make for extraordinary animal sightings.
  • Spring (September to October): Days longer and warmer, the first rains of the new season arrive giving the bush a lush, verdant look to it. Excellent game viewing.
  • Travelling in the South African Winter (June to August) allows you to take advantage of better prices at many lodges and is a superb time of year for game viewing.
  • Why not combine your safari with a trip to Victoria Falls – there is a flight from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport to Livingstone 3 times a week and this allows you to easily combine 2 of the iconic highlights of Southern Africa.
  • A guided tour of the Panorama Route will allow you to see more of the highlights of the region as well as learn more about how important the area was to the development of South Africa as a nation.
  • From June 2014 you will be able to fly into Skukuza Airport from Johannesburg and Cape Town, significantly reducing your travelling time to get to your safari.
  • For keen golfers, we can arrange a round of golf at the ultra-exclusive Leopard Creek Country Club when staying at a selection of the nearby lodges

Camp Jabulani

This lodge has six large luxury suites, each with its own wide deck and private plunge pool, and connected to the main public areas by wooden walkways. For those wanting extra privacy the camp has a spectacular private villa, the Zindoga Villa, which has two vast suites and its own dining, relaxing & resting areas and swimming pool.Ex...
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Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp

Colonial-style safari tents complete with four-poster beds offer splendour in the bush alongside air-conditioning, fantastic food and great game viewing.Listen to the sounds of Africa at night through canvas, wonder at the great beauty of the African dawn and feel closer to the earth than ever before – this is what a true bush experience brin...
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Chitwa Chitwa

Unbridled luxury meets environmental harmony in this private game lodge which sits on the edge of one of the largest lakes in the reserve.Accommodation is in sumptuous suites, one of which has 2 bedrooms, or for those preferring more privacy, the 2-bedroom private Chitwa House. Apart from the Big 5, the area also hosts cheetah, giraffe, hippo and a...
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Coach House Hotel & Spa

Five-star service and luxury in a hotel high on a magnificent plateau with sweeping views across farmland and forest, mountain and stream.There has been an inn or hotel on the site since the great gold rush of the 19th century. Things are much calmer now with excitement garnered by mountain hikes, bird-watching and forest forays, not to mention the...
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Garonga Safari Camp

An intimate and private safari camp in the Makalali Conservancy which offers a safari for the soul with its holistic approach to nature and the wilderness.Guests stay either at the main camp, which has recently been refurbished and features six separate suites or in its sister camp, Little Garonga, which has just three. Each lodge has a main eating...
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Kings Camp

Kings Camp is found in the Timbavati Game Reserve, bordering the Kruger National Park. The property offers outstanding Big 5 game viewing in it's 100 square kilometre area. The lodge has a very strong colonial feel to it, with the elegantly designed and furnished suites offering a great place to retreat to after a long day of game vie...
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Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve

Eight elegant and spacious glass-fronted suites look out from a hilltop over a waterhole and miles of bushveld.Each suite has its own wide sundeck, plunge pool and best of all, a hammock, from which you can gaze lazily at any passing buck or bird, and a sun-lounger for reading and relaxing. The public areas consist of a swimming pool, formal dining...
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Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Cosmopolitan chic meets African art and attitude on the banks of the Sabi River – this has to be the hippest lodge in the bush.Voted one of the most luxurious safari lodges in South Africa, there are just six suites in shades of ebony & ivory, each with a huge open-plan bathroom complete with egg-shaped bath and indoor & outdoor showe...
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Lion Sands Narina Lodge

This nine-suite sister property of Tinga Lodge is more African in feel with its large wooden and thatched suites built on stilts above the Sabie River.They are immensely comfortable with large beds, fine cotton sheets, double showers, free standing baths, viewing decks and private plunge pools. Guests access the main areas via wooden walkways windi...
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Lion Sands River Lodge

Because this game reserve forms part of the Kruger National Park it means the animals can roam free, which makes for some magical sightings around the property and along the banks of the Sabi River.All of the 20 thatched rooms look out onto the river and each has its own viewing deck. The main lodge, which is accessed by wooden walkways, houses the...
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Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

A classic safari lodge – richly furnished, deeply comfortable with great service, it’s where guests return to relax and repair after the rigours of a game drive or bush walk.Each suite is large and airy with the game viewing deck having sufficient space for sun loungers and a plunge pool. The lodge’s main areas all have views of t...
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Londolozi Founders Camp

Seven idyllic chalets and three superior suites under the shade of huge ebony trees on the banks of the Sabi River are as inviting as they sound.Original mahogany beds, military chests, compass safari lamps and deep, deep sofas give this camp all the elements of a traditional African lodge. Family-friendly, the safari activities available include m...
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Londolozi Pioneer Camp

Newly-renovated, this is the most secluded of all the Londolozi luxury camps and has just three private suites, all with glorious river views.A perfect place for private getaways and honeymoons, it also comes into its own as a private home when rented exclusively for groups of up to 14 people. It is ideal as a multi-generational holiday base and ca...
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Londolozi Private Granite Suites

Space, light and privacy are the hallmark of these three elegant suites which provide some of the most luxurious accommodation in the Sabi Sand Reserve.Sited beautifully on a rocky outcrop overlooking the river bed, this family-owned and run property provides a totally memorable experience. As only six people can stay here at any one time it is the...
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Londolozi Tree Camp

Six suites hidden in the trees make this the most exclusive camp, and one that redefines luxury in the wilderness.Each of the elegant and private suites has its own deck and pool, while inside the Ralph Lauren wallpaper and touches add sophistication to its African artefacts and chocolate-plaited leather beds. Gourmet cuisine and fine wine are Tree...
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Londolozi Varty Camp

A camp with a family history, it is claimed a camp fire has burned on this site, overlooking the riverine bush, for more than 85 years.Today there are 10 grand chalets; wide, comfortable and private with every amenity the serious safari guru needs. All the chalets have wooden decks with private pools, the game viewing is superb and children are wel...
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N’Kaya Lodge

On the crest of a hill which overlooks the Drakensberg Mountains and shaded by tall trees, this lodge offers a luxury private escape.There are just four spacious suites, each of which can be completely self-contained with dining, relaxing and bathing areas. They are all built around a shared swimming pool and there is also a bar, wine cellar, boma,...
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Oliver's Restaurant and Lodge

Oliver's Restaurant and Lodge is located on a country estate close to the town of White River in Mpumalanga and not far from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport.  Whether you are exploring the scenic beauty of the Panorama Route or enjoying a pre or post safari stay Oliver's provides a peaceful retreat with beautiful rooms, friendl...
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Plains Camp

African explorer-style tents are on offer at this wilderness camp which overlooks a spectacular plain and its awesome game in the very heart of the Kruger National Park.Just four large tents constitute the camp which has been constructed in a sustainable manner –everything is raised on stilts and all structures are canvas. The camp’s ma...
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Rhino Post Safari Lodge

On a private wilderness concession in the Kruger National Park, this lodge shares a boundary with the Mala Mala and Sabi Sand Reserves, which allows an abundance of wildlife to roam freely.This lodge was constructed to have minimal impact on the environment and is made from natural materials only, which is why it blends into the environment almost ...
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Rissington Inn

Rissington Inn is a friendly, relaxed, owner run hotel close to the town of Hazyview.  The Kruger National Park and adjacent private reserves are close by making this a convenient place for a relaxing stay before or after a safari.  The attractions of the Panorama Route including Pilgrim's Rest, God's Window and the Three Rondavel...
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Royal Malewane & Africa House

As luxurious as it gets deep in the bush – palatial and opulent, furnished with antiques, burnished silks, chandeliers and Persian rugs. There are just eight capacious suites, each with its own spacious wooden deck, private plunge pool and butler service. Wooden walkways link each one to the main camp with its dining room, boutique and librar...
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Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

Described as a luxury safari escape which overlooks a waterhole and the infinity of an African plain, this lodge has been a favourite over the years with true African aficionados.All of its 25 air-conditioned thatched suites have wonderful views of the bush while the Mandleve Suite, ideal for honeymooners, has its own private pool. The main areas o...
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Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge

Built around the curves of the earth, in the colour of the earth, this is one of the most environmentally-sensitive lodges in Africa.With just 13 suites it provides an intimate safari experience, with each of the suites offering spacious living, sleeping and bathing accommodation as well as a large viewing deck and private plunge pool. The lodge al...
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Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp

An ideal camp for a group of friends for a special celebration or birthday, this luxury retreat lies along the banks of the Msuthlu River and is shaded by the indigenous riverine trees.Situated in one of South Africa’s first, and still best, private game reserves, there are just 6, luxury suites whose furnishings and décor highlight th...
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Sabi Sabi Selati Camp

A property with all the romance and elegance of a bygone era, this 8-suite camp is furnished with fine antiques, rich rugs, brass fittings and languorous chaises longues.Located on a private game reserve where the animals, including the Big 5, all roam free, it allows guests the authentic feel of a true bush experience, with over 200 different spec...
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Serondella Lodge

No more than eight guests can stay at any one time in this private and intimate lodge.In addition to the 3 luxury suites, which all have views of the waterhole, there is also a wonderful 3-bedroom suite, so the camp can easily accommodate an extended family group. Almost hidden from view in the leafy canopy of trees, it is also an ideal place for b...
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Simbambili Game Lodge

Almost hidden in the dense foliage along the banks of the Manyeleti River, these 8 Moroccan styled suites all have their own private sala, plunge pool and viewing deck.There is also a huge viewing deck at the main part of the property where guests can spot game without ever leaving basecamp. Sabi Sand is renowned for the Big 5 as well as having the...
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Singita Boulders

Situated on the banks of the Sand River, Singita Boulders was redesigned in 2014 taking inspiration from the lodge's natural surroundings.  The result is a striking and beautiful space where the lodge and nature merge with pared down interiors with hues of ochre, chalk and copper and contemporary artwork sits alongside dramatic furnishings...
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Singita Castleton

Whether you are travelling as a group of friends or a family and you want to spend your time in the bush on your own terms, Singita Castleton offers an exclusive safari experience.Set in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve the game viewing here is arguably South Africa's finest and your dedicated guide will take you on drives in your private open game v...
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Singita Ebony

Singita Ebony is simply one of the most stunning safari lodges you will find anywhere in Africa. Set in a shaded grove of trees on the bank of the Sand River, this is the perfect spot for exploring  the Sabi Sand Reserve.The suites here are vast, with separate bedroom and living areas and massive bathrooms. Expansive decking areas contain plen...
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Singita Lebombo

Occupying a spacious corner of Singita’s private concession within the Kruger National Park, Singita Lebombo is a wonderful safari destinations for family safaris, small groups and couples alike.The rooms command stunning views across the bush to the N’wantesi River, allowing for good animal sightings from your rooms. The rooms are loft...
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Singita Sweni

With just six suites, Singita Sweni is an intimate lodge set above the Sweni River with its decks seemingly suspended in the surrounding trees.  As the lodge is located in a private concession within the Kruger National Park and has excellent guides the game viewing experience is superb with animals that you are likely to encounter including e...
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The Outpost

The Outpost is found in the Makuleke Concession, in the far North of the Kruger National Park, approaching it's border with Zimbabwe. The isolated location, with very few other lodges in the region, makes it an ideal location for walking safaris and to enjoy the unique and beautiful topography. The area is also known as Crooks Corner, wher...
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Thornybush Game Lodge

Enjoy a true African bush experience in this five-star lodge, located adjacent to the Kruger National Park and renowned for its accommodation and true African bush experience.Particularly welcoming for families, each of its 20 spacious suites has its own private deck from which guests can enjoy some of the wildlife, which is in abundance here with ...
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Ulusaba Private Game Reserve

On the edge of the Kruger National Park, Sir Richard Branson’s private game retreat is hidden amongst trees atop a kopje.The 23 rooms and suites are divided between three lodges; Rock Lodge, known as ‘Heaven in Heaven’, is perched high with great views while the tree house-style rooms of Safari Lodge or ‘Heaven on Earth&rsqu...
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Walkersons Hotel & Spa

A destination for the discerning traveller as it nestles in the Mpumalanga veld amid beautiful lakes and rivers.Each of the hotel’s 25 rooms & suites is individually designed and decorated and all have private patios and lake views. For those seeking extra privacy there are a number of two and three-bedroom cottages located in the grounds...
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Waterbuck Lodge

Adjacent to a water estuary in the southern part of the reserve, this is a haven for game and birds, with guests able to spot them en-route to the nearby waterhole.There are just 4 generously-sized airconditioned suites, ensuring that the lodge is quiet and private. The lodge itself houses a library, dining room, large viewing and sun deck as well ...
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