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Lying in the north of South Africa on the border with Mozambique and Zimbabwe, the Kruger is one of the world’s greatest national parks. Its mammoth scale, abundant wildlife and easy accessibility are some of the reasons why the lodges in Kruger National Park are considered to be some of the best out there. But it’s the more recent emergence of world-class luxury that has catapulted the reserve into a new era.
Here, starlit boma dinners, expert rangers, fine-dining and private plunge pools are the norm. So, which are the best of these celebrated lodges?
Luckily for you, we decided to have a look at the five best lodges that would be the perfect fit for your safari needs.
Simple and understated elegance mirror the perfect balance of the natural world.
Silvan specialises in bespoke safaris, lip-smacking cuisine and effortless luxury.
Inspired by the spirit of the trees surrounding it, Silvan Safari invites guests on a journey of rediscovery where they can connect with the African wilderness, revive their spiritual link to the earth and leave forever transformed by the experience.
From its very inception, Silvan was envisioned as a sanctuary in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, one of the African continent’s most celebrated wildlife havens located in Big 5, big game territory. Today, this intimate and bespoke offering showcases Africa at its finest in a luxury safari setting.
A world-class safari experience created with the discerning traveller in mind.Photo credit: Londolozi
The preeminent safari experience meets a fever-dream of relaxation and solitude.Photo credit: Londolozi
Londolozi is one of South Africa’s original private game reserves as well as one of the pillars of ecotourism in Africa. It is a proudly family-run business that offers outstanding cuisine, breathtaking game drives, an abundance of activities, and has the reputation of giving guests a “Londolozi feeling”. What more could you ask for?
It is situated on the Sand River in the Sabi Sabi Game Reserve, is home to five lodges and is a predator’s paradise. Londolozi is most famously known for the relationships between leopards and trackers, giving guests the best chance of observing these phenomenal creatures.
Chitwa Chitwa is a delightful option for an exclusive stay.
A wealth of wildlife awaits adventurous explorers visiting the birthplace of sustainable tourism.
From the bold Afro-European design and mouthwatering blend of local and Mediterranean cuisine to the bar and lounge that overlooks the most tranquil of waterholes, Chitwa Chitwa is just pure sensory satisfaction. The lodge is found in the Northern Sabi Sabi region and boasts six individually decorated luxury suites with their own private decks and plunge pools that overlook the waterhole, allowing guests the opportunity to view animals from the comfort of their own room.
Feel like a sleep-out in a treehouse?
The earthy hues of the exteriors perfectly complement the landscape of the Sabi Sand.Photo Credit: Lion Sands River Lodge
From its intimate knowledge and understanding of the African wilderness to the exclusivity of some of its lodges and the commonness of others, Lion Sands most certainly ensures guests an exceptional safari experience. It is another family-run establishment and is home to four lodges: Two of them being situated in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve and the other two being situated directly across the river inside the Kruger National Park itself. Lion Sands is perhaps best known for its luxury treehouses, which are some of the most striking star-beds in the world.
This lauded brand is known for curating the most authentic and immersive safari experiences.
Expect to find the epitome of opulence in the heart of the bush. Photo credit: Singita
Singita South Africa is known as the crème de la crème of safari in Africa and is located within the Kruger borders. It is home to four luxurious lodges that offer rare beauty and a large concentration of game. With its mix of excellent wildlife viewing, top-draw food, design and service, they have most definitely set the benchmark for a deluxe safari holiday.
Now that you know where to book, don’t waste your time. Head over to our website and contact us about the safari holiday that you have always dreamed of.
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Sports Fanatic and everything is made better with a beer with friends while watching my favourite team play. I play cricket as a hobby and I am just as passionate about the wildlife and bush as I consider it a second home.
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matthew which of these lodges is the most budget friendly?
Hello, amazing post and beautiful photos.
Thanks for reading Robert 🙂
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