Lukimbi Safari Lodge

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Lukimbi Safari Lodge is situated in a private concession area of the southern Kruger National Park. Overlooking a dry riverbed and waterhole, this award-winning five-star lodge offers phenomenal game viewing in a pristine and world-renowned wilderness.

Highlights

  • Private concession area of the southern Kruger National Park, South Africa
  • Big 5 game drives, bush walks, bird watching, spa treatments, bush dining, golfing, African sunsets Lukimbi Safari Lodge is situated in a private concession area of the southern Kruger National Park.
  • Overlooking a dry riverbed and waterhole, this award-winning five-star lodge offers phenomenal game viewing in a pristine and world-renowned wilderness.

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Child Policy

Lukimbi Safari Lodge welcomes children over the age of 2 years to the lodge. Child rates are applicable.

Families with children under 8 years must reserve their own private vehicle.

Child Minders are available and need to be pre-booked.

Safari beds and cots are available on request.

The Detail

Nothing beats being in the African bushveld and experiencing those magnificent sunsets, clear blue skies, bright shining stars at night, and the sounds of the wild. Lukimbi offers this along with well-appointed, comfortable accommodations.

Classic Suites feature high windows for fantastic game viewing, a well-appointed bathroom with a spacious bath, inside and outside shower that overlooks the trees and river, as well as a private deck extending from the lounge. All suites have air-conditioning, a fan, mosquito nets, tea and coffee making facilities, and a mini bar. Even with children sharing the room, you can luxuriate in the space and atmosphere.

Premier Suites are spacious and boast a separate bedroom, dining area, large lounge, en-suite bathroom with huge bathtub and an inside and outside shower; a second bathroom, a private pool, and a wooden viewing deck where elephants frequently stop by for a refreshing drink.

Family Suites: Classic Suites (accommodating up to 4 – 2 Adults and 2 Children) and Premier Suites (accommodating up to 5 – 2 Adults and 3 Children) may be converted to accommodate families. Cots are provided for littler bodies, while single beds accommodate children between the ages of 4 and 12. Families are allocated to the units closer to the lodge facilities.

The main area of the lodge is a welcoming space with its sweeping staircase and artistic fireplace with creatively engraved animals. The comfortable lounge area overlooks the Lwakahle River where animals often come to drink, and the bar nearby has an award-winning wine list and cellar. The African boma is the perfect fire-lit venue where sumptuous meals are enjoyed under a canopy of stars. Meals are served in different dining areas around the lodge to allow for various views across the African bush. Other facilities include a library, business center, curio shop, outdoor swimming pool with connecting children's paddle pool, spa, gym, chapel, and Wi-Fi access in the main lounge area of the lodge.

Lukimbi Safari Lodge is bounded by three major river systems, the extensive 15 000 hectare area offers a diverse array of habitats, from grasslands to wooded areas and lush riverine thickets. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the impressive Big Five reserve, and appreciate the smaller creatures on exciting bush walks led by skilled rangers. Guided Bushwalks include birdwatching, trackking animals  and learning about the medicinal value of plants, or of the geology of rock formations and characteristic landscapes. Walks are between 2 and 5 kilometres in distance, and are dependent on the fitness level and specific interests of the guest.

A children's programme is offered to keep those young hands and minds busy and includes game drives, bushwalks, casting tracks, arts and crafts, treasure hunts, interactive sessions with rangers, special boma dinners, and kids’ dinners and picnics. Families are also welcome to utilize the Safari Play room and outdoor jungle gym.

Lukimbi Safari Lodge is ideal for solo explorers, couples and families looking for a luxurious safari experience.  

Price Includes

A minimum of 2 nights is required

Accommodation, three full meals per day, all teas and coffees, two game drives daily in open land rovers and a safari walk.

Rate Excludes

Transfers, beverages, gratuities, all other items of a personal nature, and entrance fees into the Kruger National Park.

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Hannah Carey
My experience at this safari lodge was above and beyond my expectations. The setting and accommodations (including food) are all excellent. I found the staff to be very attentive, highly knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommended Lukimbi to anyone looking for a top-notch safari experience in Kruger NP.
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4.7
out of 5 based on
178 reviews
Jan 11, 2023
Unorgettable trip in South Africa
We have spent 12 days as a family in South Africa with my 3 children and my wife who is in a wheelchair. Thanks to Pascal, Safari.com consultant, we were able to spend an unforgettable moment with a great program while being well accompanied despite our constraints. I recommand particularly the "Monwana game lodge" for a safari in Hoedspruit. It's an amazing place with very nice people and a real family atmosphere. Thank you to the entire Safari.com team for this unforgettable trip.
fabrice dont
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FR
Nov 26, 2022
We had an amazing first safari…
We had an amazing first safari experience with Safari.com! 💯Thanks to Dolan for the well planning and ensure our itinerary goes smoothly and safely!
CSY
,
ZA
Oct 21, 2022
Superior service, knowledgeable, transparent, amazing can-do attitude
These guys get 10/10. I have booked with them a few times. To Kruger National Park, including both public and private(concession) camps, flights and car hire. Their senior agent, Dolan is exceptional. Nothing is too much trouble. Attention to detail, transparency, and 'can-do' attitude are out of the ordinary. I recently came into contact with Tanya at safari.com as well. It looks like all their agents are similarly well trained. Thank you. I cannot recommend Dolan and his team highly enough.
customer
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AU
Nov 18, 2022
Cape Town miracle
I was in Cape Town, South Africa recently for an athletic competition and had allowed myself a week of personal time to relax and properly conclude the trip, but had not bothered to plan a safari to occupy the time. I was skeptical of the cost and whether I would enjoy the experience, however a couple days into that final week it occurred to me, in a bit of a panic attack, what a waste it would be not to take advantage of this opportunity. I hopped online and started looking at flights to Johannesburg (almost all the safaris in SA start there with an early morning pick up), but it was basically impossible to get a flight early enough and/or to coordinate with the multiple safaris operating in or just outside of Kruger. With no apparent options available to turn my remaining 4 1/2 days into even a 3 day safari I stumbled on the most obvious website one could imagine, Safari.com. I'd completely given up negotiating all the variables on my own but here was a safari travel agent that might be able to help me .. and they were based right out of Cape Town, literally a stones throw from my lodgings. Serendipity, or so i hoped. I immediately sent out an email and crossed my fingers .. for roughly an hour and a half, at which point Dolan from Safari.com responded to me requesting I give him a call so that we could expedite potential arrangements. My in country phone plan wasn't able to make calls, but we arranged for him to call me and not 3 hours after being in the grip of despair Dolan got through to me and far from notifying me of how absurd it was to hold out hope for a literally, last minute safari adventure with barely 4 days available to me, he had already worked out all the details I'd sent and created a preliminary safari trip that would bypass Johannesburg airport for a flight the next morning to a closer, much, much smaller airport where I would be picked up taken, not to a 3 day safari, but a full 4 day safari, then back to the tiny, tiny airport for a return flight to Cape Town with 2 hours to spare for my return leg all the way home. It almost feels like an afterthought, after the minor miracle Dolan was able to conjure up, but the safari itself at Simbavati Lodge was just an absolutely stunning experience. The single "tent" he booked me was as luxurious as any 4 star hotel I've stayed in, the game drives, one every morning, one every evening were more amazing than I could have ever imagined, and the food, 3 meals a day with snacks and an open bar was sublime. I could go on about the wonderful staff, or the wonderful other safari goers you can meet and grab a drink with, or the different animals walking through the open lodge facilities daily .. but I've gone on long enough. I'll simply conclude by saying .. safari, absolutely, yes, do it, it is amazing. And when you do decide, Safari.com will do you right and if you have the pleasure of working with Dolan, do give him my thanks .. the entire experience was the best part of my trip :)
Damian Glennon
,
CA
Nov 12, 2022
A great company
What to say! We planned a South African Safari for 2020 with Safari.com. We researched companies and took a chance on one we had never heard of before. Henry Franklin was our agent, we gave him our budget and wish list. He came up with a wonderful looking trip and we made our choices! Then came Covid, preventing us from going. We couldn’t have been in better hands. Henry rebooked everything for the next year. He kept us updated on how things looked there. When in 2021, we decided it still looked iffy, he rebooked us a second time for 2022. We couldn’t have been happier with the service we had in a rough time for all. We had a wonderful experience on our trip when we finally got to go!! Henry had everything so well organized and gave us a detailed list of what transfer companies would be meeting us and when. When Airlink bumped us and put us on standby returning from Victoria Falls, we called the concierge number Henry had given us and Catherine worked hard on this and got us back on our flight. The Safari.com team had our back and we have no regrets. Would definitely use them again. Our lodging was wonderful, saw the big 5 within first 2 drives. Henry definitely knew the territory and did a great job matching what we wanted with where he suggested we go and stay. Thanks Safari.com, Henry and Catherine!
Heather Carlson
,
US
Sep 5, 2022
Trip of a life time
Well where to starter, África always been my number one dream vacation, I found safari.com didn’t know anything about, but pascal made me feel very confident.pascal put my whole trip together (everything I wanted) a trip of a life time. Had the best time in Africa, was everything that I except and a little more. Pascal is the best and I will go back to Africa and will go through safari.com that I recommend and is 💯 legit.thank you for everything pascal, you rock!!!
Tricia moyses
,
US
Sep 5, 2022
For a second time I booked a safari in…
For a second time I booked a safari in South Africa by Safari.com and had the great pleasure to be assisted and followed by Dolan Sequera. I have to say I really appreciate his way to communicate with me by phone and/or WhatsApp/mail, I always got a very quick answer to my questions with solutions and or suggestions which solved the doubts/problems I had. A really very very knowledged and professional person I will surely suggest to friends of my or who ever is plannig to visit South Africa! Thank you very much Dolan
antonio caccia
,
IT
Aug 31, 2022
I've recently interacted with Dolan and…
I've recently interacted with Dolan and hands down he's been the best travel agent that I've every worked with. He was a wealth of experience and knowledge which shows volumes. He took into consideration my budget and my individual needs to tailor make a package with recommendations for my preference,he knows Kruger and Greater Kruger like the back of his hands and I will wholeheartedly recommended his services. He is truly an asset to his institution.
prinolin
,
ZA
Apr 21, 2022
The best company
I have booked several trips with Safari.com and they are the best. They are personal and professional and always pay attention to the details to make your trip special. Casper is the best agent I have worked with. We are looking forward to booking another trip!!
Steven Hopson
,
US
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