Karongwe River Lodge

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Traversing over the 9000 hectares of supreme African bushveld, the Karongwe Reserve is home to the Big Five (Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Rhino and Elephant) as well as a wealth of other creatures.

Highlights

  • Enchanting river views & occasional game viewing from your private deck
  • Delicious Pan African Cuisine
  • Big-5 Safari game viewing
  • Incredible safari encounters & off-road game-drives

You should know

  • Children 0-3 years old - Free of Charge
  • Children 3-11 years old - 50% of the Adult rate
  • Ages 12 years and up - Adult rate
  • Children under the age of 6 years not allowed on Game Drives
  • Little Paw Centre with a children's program at an additional cost (subject to availability)

The detail

At Karongwe River Lodge, a delicious food experience awaits you. Dining under the stars has never been so romantic as you enjoy our Pan African cuisine in a rustic outside Boma or, on alternate evenings, in the beautifully appointed dining room. To compliment your meal, choose from our extensive selection of top South African and imported beers and wine, together with a variety of spirits and soft drinks.

Spend the afternoon relaxing beside the pool or watching the game from your private deck before being whisked away on a late afternoon safari in an open game drive vehicle.
The enchanting view over the Makhutsi River is a natural treasure providing insight into the secret river life. The spacious lounge area leading onto a vast deck allows for endless opportunity to view elephant, as well as grazing antelope.

Settle in at your leisure in one of our 11 spacious and air-conditioned suites, with en-suite bathrooms.

River Lodge offers guests a choice of 5 Luxury, 2 Family and 2 Executive Suites, with the 2 Presidential Suites enjoying their own private plunge pools.

Traversing over the 9000 hectares of supreme African bushveld, the Karongwe Reserve is home to the Big Five (Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Rhino and Elephant) as well as a wealth of other creatures. Our open vehicle game drives are perfect for game viewing. Enjoy a sundowner while the sun sets over the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains.

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 our qualified game rangers and Shangaan trackers – who will share their vast experience of the African Bush and a chance to view Cheetah on foot.

Price includes

  • All meals, teas, coffees & snacks; Accommodation; Dawn & dusk safaris in open game drive vehicles, Drinks on dusk safaris are limited to one per person with a choice of local beer, wine or soft drink; Limited WiFi at all lodges, Reserve fees; Any transfers from the Southern boom gate are included
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All promotions for this lodge are shown below, you can also view all current safari specials here.
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Get in touch with Leigh-Ann, our resident expert in all aspects of this accommodation who will not only help plan but also book flights, transfers and lodging for your trip. Remember, our price is the same as going direct - see our best price guarantee!

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What our guests say about Leigh-Ann

June 19, 2024
Leigh-Ann Croeser is a Gem
Leigh-Ann Croeser is a Gem. We never had an agent so dedicated and full of surprises like her. She gave us options we did not even know they exist. We feel lucky and welcomed. Thank you so much Leigh-Ann Croeser. You are our main agent from now on.
Anas Almajed
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SA
May 31, 2024
A wonderful experience
We visit South Africa with an international team at least once a year and organizing a memorable time for our team is time-consuming and challenging at times. Leigh-Ann is efficient, prompt and focussed on details. She booked our team trip in no time and made sure everything was satifactory. We will not hesitate to contact her for our future safari needs.
Rudolf
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US
May 31, 2024
Leigh-Ann was amazing very responsive…
Leigh-Ann was amazing very responsive and thorough. The trip she planned for us was perfect and described and better
Ben Moussa Soufiane
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CA
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Jun 22, 2024
Efficient
Efficient, professional & prompt are some of the words to describe Tanya's assistance in planning a stay in the Kruger National Park. Absolute pleasure. I would recommend her & Safari.com to anyone interested in having a safari vacation.
Oomme Salma Jhetam
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ZA
Jun 21, 2024
Candis was very attentive and patient…
Candis was very attentive and patient as we worked through details numerous times.
Steven Settles
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US
Jun 21, 2024
Shann is professional in her work …
Shann is professional in her work and if I have any question anytime she would be online answering me right away. If I didn't like something or wanted to change it , she offered alternative solutions . I definitely recommend her for family, friends and everyone else. Thank you shann for your patience and beautiful spirit .
Sadia
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SA
Jun 21, 2024
Great Customer Service!
Nicole has been incredible to work with as we plan a Safari as part of an extended family reunion trip home to South Africa. She is a lovely representative and very helpful to work with. She has been very quick and efficient to respond to our enquiries and overall provided great customer service. I'm looking forward to the upcoming experience!
Kirsty J
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US
Jun 21, 2024
Really helpful!!
Great experience and found Shann really helpful, came up with a number of options and perceived to get us our favoured choice! Many thanks!!
David Cunningham
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GB
Jun 21, 2024
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Heleen at Safari.com rendered exceptional assistance and ensured that all my enquiries were met with efficient and effective service delivery.
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AU
Jun 20, 2024
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Booking Easy and convenient. Response from Safari was promt. Thank you Heleen
Genie Conradie
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ZA
Jun 20, 2024
I contacted Safari.com and spoke to…Mel
I contacted Safari.com and spoke to Mel, what can be a daunting process Mel’s friendly, professional attitude put me straight away at ease, our conversations went on for a couple of days , I now all booked for my trip to Cape Town and Safari I so looking forward to it , thank you Mel I would definitely recommend booking through Safari.com and if your as lucky as I was you may get Mel. Also I would like to add that Mel now is our guide for our trip and that is so assuring! Thank you again Mel
David Myerscough
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GB
Jun 19, 2024
Dolan is a great travel agent
Dolan is very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. He answered all of our questions and worked very hard to create the itinerary that we wanted.
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US
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