Karongwe River Lodge
Travel Info
Location: Kruger National Park
Stay nights: 1 night
Travel dates: 01 May 2021 - 31 Jul 2021
The Experience

5 hour drive from Johannesburg. Scheduled daily flights from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit Airport, Transfers from Hoedspruit Airport to the Lodge.
5 x Luxury Suites 
2 x Family Suites 
2 x Executive Suites
2 x Presidential Suites

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. Romance is the key to any successful wedding and Karongwe River Lodge provides this in abundance. The ceremony can be held at “Fig Tree” beneath beautiful shady, indigenous trees bordering the Makhutsi River. This venue grants you and your guests to a real bush wedding-experience! “Fig Tree” is approximately half an hour’s drive into the bush and guests will be transported there by our own safari vehicle.
Karongwe Private Game Reserve, overlooking the majestic Drakensberg mountain range in the Limpopo Province, 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.

Swimming pool



Dining room

Lounge area



Mini bar

Coffee/Tea facilities

Hair Dryer


Air conditioners

Mosquito nets

Inside bath and shower

Only the Presidential Suites have private plunge pools


Take the N4 motorway towards Mbombela (Nelspruit), passing eMalahleni (Witbank) and Middleburg

Turn left into eMakhazeni (Belfast)

Once in eMakhazeni, follow the signs and turn right towards

Dullstroom, passing through Mashishing (Lydenburg)

Continue on the R36 to Ohrigstad and the JG Strydom Tunnel

Approximatly 10km after the tunnel, turn left onto the R36

Towards Tzaneen.

The Karongwe Game Reserve is situated on your right, with the lodges located as follows,

            Shiduli – 22km
            Kuname – 24km
            River Lodge and Chisomo – 27km
            Becks - 27km

Head south on Argyle Road (650m), then turn left toward R527 (100m) Turn right toward R527 (140m), turn right onto R527 (31,1km) and then turn right onto R36 (23,1km)

Specific Terms

There will be a 40% single supplement for single accommodation., Children 0 – 2 years are accommodated on a complimentary basis.
• Children 3 – 11 years pay 50% of the adult sharing rate, when sharing a family room with two adults.
• Children 12 years and older pay full adult rate.
• Baby-sitting available on request and at an additional charge., Children under 6 years are not permitted on any Game activity unless approved by the Lodge Management onsite. No prior approval shall be given. (Children are required to be accompanied by an adult on Game activity). Please note children that are under aged will not be allowed on a game drive – securing a private vehicle will also not allow this policy. , Game viewing
• Little paw centre for children
, Unless otherwise stated, all rates listed are based on a minimum 2 night stay. Surcharges may apply for a 1 night booking.
• Rates quoted above are only valid for SA Residents. Special Discounted Rates for International Residents are available on request.