Kuname Lodge is a small, unashamedly exclusive, luxury safari lodge set in about 9,000 hectares of pristine African bush, in the Karongwe Private Game Reserve. Only 45 minutes drive from the world-famous Kruger National Park in South Africa.
Bordered by the towering Drakensberg escarpment on the west and set in game-rich, lush, riverine vegetation, the facility offers a variety of breathtaking views, diverse landscapes and some of the best big five game-viewing opportunities in Southern Africa.
Enjoy a cocktail beside the cool, clear waters of the rock pool or sip on a glass of champagne while you unwind and step into a world few have the opportunity to experience. Kuname Lodge will touch you deeply, rejuvenate you and soothe your soul.
Relax in an environment surrounded by tranquil beauty, whilst taking in the view on the wooden deck or soaking in your private outdoor bath.
Our 5 luxury, air-conditioned chalets are nestled in the dense African bush with magnificent views of the Kuvenjane River and Drakensberg mountains.
A taste of Africa is all that one needs to savour the assortment of flavours brought to you by Kuname’s top gourmet chef … ensuring each meal is an unforgettable culinary pleasure.
Traversing over the 9000 hectares of supreme African bushveld, Kuname Lodge is home to the Big Five (Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Rhino and Elephant) as well as a wealth of other creatures. Open vehicle game drives are perfect for game viewing.
The magnificent game viewing makes for perfect photographic opportunities; enjoy the view of the Lowveld from a “kopje” amid the lush vegetation, huge variety of trees and over 365 different bird species. Game drives are conducted with qualified game rangers and Shangaan trackers – who will share their vast experience of the African Bush and a chance to view Cheetah on foot.
Children 12yrs and older are welcome at Kuname Lodge and are considered adults and pay the applicable tarrif
From $ 402
|Dates||Rates (PPS)||Rates (SINGLE)|
|01 May 2021 — 31 Jul 2021||$ 402||$ 563|
|01 Aug 2021 — 31 Dec 2021||$ 534||$ 747|
From $ 496
|Dates||Rates (PPS)||Rates (SINGLE)|
|01 May 2021 — 31 Jul 2021||$ 496||$ 695|
|01 Aug 2021 — 31 Dec 2021||$ 566||$ 792|
"Kuname Lodge is a little piece of paradise in the African Bush. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel special. The staff members were warm and efficient, the meals were superb, the facilities and amenities excellent and the game drives incredible. We encountered nothing but friendliness from the staff and our fellow guests. it was the getaway of a lifetime!"
"This was our 2nd lodge during a 3 week's SA trip, we were late in time but still could join the 1st of 4 unbelievable game drives. In one day, we could observe the Big Five, even 2 leopards at once. Thanks to Peter and Sandy for their perfect game drives and service/hospitality and all the team. A nice area with interesting vegetation and lots of wild animals and birds, the best game drive we made in SA!"
"This was a stunning experience - the accommodation, food and the lodge were sumptuous. We saw a huge range of animal and bird life through the intuitive hard work of the ranger and tracker in excellent company. Very very hard to match on any aspect - thank you."
"There are not enough superlatives for this lodge and its wonderful staff! I spent a week there in September and loved every minute of it. Saw the big five (several times!) thanks to Peter and Sandy. Anita and Andre were perfect hosts and nothing was too much trouble for them. The meals were excellent. I felt thoroughly spoilt and would highly recommend this lodge to anyone who needs a bit of TLC and is feeling jaded! I came back to England rested and rejuvenated and would return there tomorrow if I could!"
"The ultimate experience in luxury, fun and relaxation. The staff was extremely professional and made us feel right at home. Whatever we needed, they were sure to satisfy our needs. The game drives were exhilarating to say the very least, and I was quite impressed with the game we saw. I would recommend this establishment to anyone who wants to experience African wild life in luxury."
"We visited Kuname for 4 nights as part of our honeymoon adventure and it didn't disappoint. It was our first safari experience and it certainly will not be our last. From the moment we arrived we were greeted by Anita, Andre and the Kuname team who couldn't have done enough to make us feel more welcome. The room was spectacular with a great view of the river, and the food was fantastic. They went to great lengths to ensure we were well fed and our glass was never empty. It's hard to do it justice through a review you would have to see it to believe it. We meet some incredible people while sitting at a large dinner table each morning and evening sharing stories and talking about what animals we had seen that day, and trust me we saw everyone, more then once. Our ranger Jeffrey and our tracker Eddy were simply amazing, they are a great team and will do absolutely anything to ensure you see exactly what you wish for, from a Lion eating a Zebra to Lioness and her cubs playing a few feet away. All of the rangers and trackers are relentless and so passionate about fulfilling your every need. All in all I cannot recommend Kuname highly enough, we loved every second of our time there and are already planning our next trip. If like me you are meticulously reviewing each lodge trying to ensure you spend your hard earned money wisely then your instinct will lead you here as it did for my husband and I, go for it, I can guarantee you won't be disappointed."
"This was our first safari so really didn't know what to expect. I don't think it could have been better the lodge was great with amazing views from the main lodge and the chalets with own balconies overlooking the river. The food was out of this world Sammy and the staff really looked after us. The trackers Peter and Sandy were the best, we saw all the big 5 and many more and thanks to Peter and Sandy we saw everything including the elusive leopards Would definitely go back there. Word of warning it was very cold on the early morning game drives (this was June and was their winter) so take coats, scarfs, hats, gloves and lots of layers as you will need them."
"A huge thank you to the team at Kuname for there hospitality and Safari experience. It was our first safari so we had no idea what to expect but we wanted a small intimate safari experience away from the more touristy large complexes and this is exactly what we got. We stayed for 4 nights and we were on our own the first night, fabulous. The personal service, attention to detail, beautiful rooms overlooking the river, quality of the food and such friendly staff made it a pleasure to be there but for us it was the Ranger & Tracker Peter & Sandy who made it a truly superb safari. These guys love there jobs, know exactly how to give you the experience you want. It was important to us to see the landscape & sunsets and scenery as well as the animals, as we are keen photographers, and this is exactly what we got. We saw such variety and diversity as well as the Big 5 and a host of other animals and birds. What an experience walking through the bush following a cheetah on foot and you will definitely be up close and personal with the animals. Peter is an excellent ranger and where Peter travels others follow he is so good. You will not be disappointed if you want a safari a little of the beaten track and away from the tourist style safari's. We loved every single minute of it and didn't want to leave. Kuname you hold a special place in our hearts and we will never forget the expereince of a lifetime you gave us. Thank you so much for your hospitality we loved every minute of it. X"
"In an incredible scenery a very nice resort and Andre, Anita and staff had only one goal: to serve us a fantastic stay. Far away from the busy world you have very nice rooms, we had no.I, very clean and all comfort, safety box, coffee station, minibox etc. Every day 2x a 3hour-gamedrive and within 24hour we had the Big-5. Breakfast, dinner, high-tea, high-standard. Our rental car was washed and it was regrettable that we had departure after a few days."
"This was our first safari and our joint 50th birthday treat. A big thank you to Anita, Andre, Peter, Sandy & staff for making this extra special. The food well what can we say? Excellent, lots of it, all to scrummy and to a very high standard but be prepared for the gym on your return! The game drives were amazing with the Peter and Sandy double act making them really fun. Their knowledge of the animals and their ability to track them was incredible. We saw the big five plus everything else we could have wanted. Thank you to you both. Anita you are a special lady. Always welcoming and nothing too much trouble. Thank you for the birthday cake especially as this was not expected. Just sorry we couldn't eat much of it as we were desperately trying to make room for dinner :-) The rooms and lodge a top notch. Very comfortable and relaxing and the views are breathtaking. If you get the chance stay here kid free and soak up the African bush and hospitality."
Privately-owned and fully independent, our core aim is to ensure the smoothest safari experience possible with 24/7 support.
Tailor-made, full service itineraries including flights, transfers, car hires and any extras at no extra cost to you.
Enjoy complete financial protection. We are fully accredited and bonded, any money paid to us receives a third-party guarantee.
If you find a better rate, we will match it. Our relationships with Africa’s top operators means you get the best rates.