South Africa's top 4 star properties

Find your dream luxury safari stay at a price that suits you. Here are some of our top 4 star luxury lodges. These lodges provide the unique advantage of being of the best, for slightly lower prices than the 5 star offerings. Let us help you plan today.

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Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

  • Reserve: Timbavati Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park
  • Location: Mpumalanga Province, South Africa
  • Includes: Accommodation, all meals, two game drives per day, selected local beverages, Emergency Medical Response and Emergency Medical Evacuation Insurance
  • Experience: Big 5 game drives, white lion, bush walks, bird watching, bush dining, African sunsets
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Imbali Safari Lodge

  • Reserve: Mluwati Concession, Kruger National Park
  • Includes: Accommodation, three meals and selected beverages (soft drinks, water, beer, selected wines & spirits). Two game drives and VAT at 15%
  • Experiences: Big 5 game drives, bush walking, bird watching, bush dining, African sunsets
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Simbavati River Lodge

  • Whereabouts: Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park
  • Includes: Accommodation, all meals and twice daily game drives with a sundowner drink
  • Experiences: Big 5 game drives, bird watching, bush dining, African sunsets
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Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge

  • Reserve: Mluwati Private Concession, Kruger National Park
  • Mpumulanga Province, South Africa
  • Includes: Accommodation, all meals, selected beverages (soft drinks, water, beer, selected wines & spirits), twice daily game drives, and VAT at 15%
  • Experiences: Big 5 game drives, bush walks, bird watching, bush dining, African sunsets
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Elephant Plains

  • Found in the Big Five filled Sabi Sands game reserve, which is adjacent to the Kruger National Park.
  • Luxurious quarters with the main lodge containing dining areas, bar, lounge and wine cellar.
  • Game drives and Bush walks through the Sabi Sands will let you experience a new world of Big Five, hundreds of Bird species and fauna.
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Nkorho Bush Lodge

  • Six en-suite thatched chalets hosting twelve guests. Includes a deck, a rock pool and laundry service.
  • Game drives, nature walks and photographic courses.
  • Situated in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, shares an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park.
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Rhino Post Safari Lodge

  • Whereabouts: Kruger National Park, South Africa
  • Includes: Accommodation, meals, teas & coffees and safari activities
  • Experiences: Big 5 game drives, birdwatching, treehouse sleep-out, spa treatments, African sunsets
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Nottens

  • Whereabouts: Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa.
  • Includes: Accommodation, all meals, local branded beverages, game drives and bush walks.
  • Experiences: Big 5 game drives, bush walks, bush dining and African sunsets.
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Simbavati Waterside

  • Whereabouts: Klaserie Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park
  • Includes: Accommodation, all meals and twice daily game drives with a sundowner drink
  • Experiences: Big 5 game drives, bird watching, bush dining, African sunsets
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Shishangeni Lodge

  • Whereabouts: Southern Kruger National Park, South Africa
  • Includes: Accommodation, all meals, twice daily game drives with snacks and beverages
  • Experiences: Big 5 game drives, bird watching, spa treatments, photography, bush dining, African sunsets
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Simbavati Camp George

  • Reserve: Klaserie Private Nature Reserve Greater Kruger
  • Location: Mpumalanga Province, South Africa
  • Includes: Accommodation, all meals, two game drives per day, selected local beverages, Emergency Medical Response and Emergency Medical Evacuation Insurance
  • Experience: Big 5 game drives, white lion, bush walks, bird watching, bush dining, African sunsets
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Idube Game Lodge

  • Whereabouts: Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa
  • Includes: Accommodation, all meals, teas & coffees, high tea, twice daily game drives and optional safari walks
  • Experiences: Big 5 game drive, bush walks, bird watching, bush dining, African sunsets
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Jackalberry Lodge

  • Whereabouts: Thornybush Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger Park, South Africa
  • Includes: Accommodation, all meals, teas, coffees & snacks, dawn and dusk safaris in open land cruiser vehicles and bushveld walks
  • Experiences: Big 5 game drives, bush walks, bird watching, Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, boat cruises, helicopter flights, cultural tours, hot-air ballooning, treetop canopy tours, bush dining, African sunsets
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Simbavati Amani

  • Reserve: Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger
  • Location: Mpumalanga Province, South Africa
  • Includes: Accommodation, all meals, two safari activities per day, beverages (excluding premium brands and cellar wines), Return shared transfers from Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport (HDS).
  • Experience: Big 5 game drives, white lion, bush walks, bird watching, African sunsets
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Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge

  • Whereabouts: Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
  • Includes: Accommodation, all meals, teas & coffees, and game drives
  • Experiences: Big 5 game drives, safari walks, birding, cultural trips, boat cruises on Lake St Lucia
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Motswari Private Game Reserve

  • Hours of game activities, guests will spend the majority of their time sight seeing, and overnight walking safaris for the more adventurous.
  • Luxury, en-suited bungalows appointed to guests. Provides serenity and relaxation. Conferences and event facilities available.
  • Located in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, catch a flight to the private airstrip. Filled with 'Big 5 game' and wildlife.
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Bakubung Bush Lodge

  • Just two hours drives from JHB, the lodge offers luxurious accommodation.
  • Wildlife activities of Game Drives and Game Walks are on offer. Junior Ranger activities available.
  • Set in the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park that offers you wide space dotted with animals.
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Black Rhino Game Lodge

  • Reserve: Pilanesberg National Park
  • Gauteng Province, South Africa
  • Includes: Accommodation, three meals, two game drives and VAT at 15%
  • Experiences: Big 5 game drives, hot air balloon safaris, quad biking, archery, bush dining, African sunsets
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Arathusa Safari Lodge

  • Whereabouts: Northern Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa
  • Includes: Accommodation, meals, local brand beverages, teas & coffees, twice-daily game drives in an open safari vehicle, a guided bush walk and Wi-Fi
  • Experiences: Big 5 game drives, bush walks, spa treatments, bush dining, African sunsets
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Waterbuck Game Lodge

  • Whereabouts: Thornybush Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger Park, South Africa
  • Includes: Accommodation, all meals, teas & coffees, snacks, dawn & dusk safaris in open game vehicles and optional bushveld walks
  • Experiences: Big 5 game drives, bush walks, bird watching, Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, boat cruises, helicopter flights, cultural tours, hot-air ballooning, treetop canopy tours, bush dining, African sunsets
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Camp Shawu

  • Guests can either self drive or join a game walking event. Bird watching is also popular with many different species of birds.
  • Located in the south eastern area of the Kruger National Park, near Crocodile River.
  • Spacious lounge, splash pool, dining areas on offer, baby sitting services available too.
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Karongwe River Lodge

  • Explore over 9000 hectares of African bushveld in the Karongwe Reserve.
  • Open vehicle game drives are perfect for game viewing. Enjoy a sundowner while the sun sets over the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains.
  • Relax in leisure., 11 spacious air conditioned suites with bathrooms.
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Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge

  • Each studio gives comfort and relaxation to visitors - all amenities and minibars available.
  • Game drives at the best times of the day whilst wildlife is out and about. Relax in a Game viewing Hide where you come face to face to the wild African animals.
  • Situated in the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park.
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The Bush House

  • Whereabouts: Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
  • Includes: Accommodation, all meals, coffee and teas, welcome drinks on arrival and on return from game drives, two game drives daily, complimentary WiFi
  • Experiences: Big 5 game drives, endangered wild dog, underground hide, bush dining, African sunsets
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Thakadu River Camp

  • Whereabouts: Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
  • Includes: Accommodation, all meals and twice daily game drives
  • Experiences: Big 5 game drives, bush walks, bush dining, African sunsets
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Inyati Game Lodge

  • Whereabouts: Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa
  • Includes: Accommodation, all meals, teas & coffees, game drives, refreshments on game drives, fishing, walking and night safaris. Sabi Sand guest conservation contribution fee, and transfers to and from Ulusaba airstrip
  • Experiences: Big 5 game drives, guided bush walks, fishing, bird watching, bush dining, African sunsets
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Chobe Marina Lodge

  • Whereabouts: Chobe National Park, Botswana
  • Includes: Accommodation, all meals, a game drive in Chobe National Park and a river cruise on the Chobe River
  • Experiences: Game drives, bush walks, river cruises, bush dining, African sunsets
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Chobe Safari Lodge

  • Whereabouts: Kasane on the border of Chobe National Park, Botswana
  • Includes: Accommodation, meals, Chobe River boat cruises, Chobe National Park game drives and national park fees
  • Experiences: Game drives, boating safaris, bird watching, bush dining, African sunsets
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Elephant Valley Lodge

  • Whereabouts: Chobe National Park, Botswana
  • Includes: Accommodation, all meals, select local drinks, soft drinks and waters, bed levies, park entrance fees, return transfers from Kasane Airport off scheduled flights and two daily safari activities
  • Experiences: Game drives, river cruises, bush dining, African sunsets

Pangolin Chobe Lodge

  • Whereabouts: Chobe National Park, Botswana
  • Includes: Accommodation in en-suite, air-conditioned rooms. Brunch, high tea and dinner plus local beers, wine and soft drinks. Twice daily photo safari activities (boat or game drive). Cameras, lenses, tuition by resident photo host and memory cards supplied. Park fees and bed levies. Airport transfers in Kasane and $5 per bed night contributed to Pangolin Africa
  • Experiences: Game drives, boating safaris, bird watching, African sunsets
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Kadizora Camp

  • Whereabouts: Northern Okavango Delta, Botswana
  • Includes: Accommodation, all meals, select local beverages, transfers to and from Kadizora Airstrip and two daily safari activities (bush walks, game drives and mokoro trips)
  • Experiences: Game drives, guided bush walks, boating safaris, mokoro safaris, fishing (seasonal), hot air balloon flights, bird watching, bush dining, African sunsets

Ngoma Safari Lodge

  • Whereabouts: Chobe National Park, Botswana
  • Includes:  Accommodation, full board, all local brand drinks, laundry, scheduled activities, road transfers from Kasane Airport or Kazungula Borders (Zimbabwe or Zambia), bed levy, VAT, National Park Fees and community levy
  • Experiences: Game drives, river cruises, bush walks, community tours, helicopter rides, Guided tour of Victoria Falls, white water rafting, bungee jumping, bush dining, African sunsets
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Saguni Safari Lodge

  • Whereabouts: Khwai Moremi East, Okavango Delta
  • Includes: Accommodation, all meals, select local beverages, laundry, transfers to and from the Khwai Airport and two daily safari activities
  • Experiences: game drives in the Khwai Conservancy and mokoro trips, Okavango sunsets and campfire evenings.
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Ilala Lodge

  • The warmest of welcomes awaits you at Ilala Lodge Hotel. A gracefully distinguished ambiance. Attentive yet discrete service that always comes with a smile. The sublime surroundings of our boutique hotel will reawaken your senses while the power of the majestic Victoria Falls renews your spirit.
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Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

  • Whereabouts: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Includes: Accommodation, breakfast daily, complimentary shuttle service to Victoria Falls town and Rainforest, complimentary Wi-Fi, 2% Government Levy and 15% VAT
  • Experiences: Victoria Falls, game drives, bush walks, bird watching, bush dining
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