Safari Lodges in South Africa

Pilanesberg National Park

Pilanesberg National Park

The Pilanesberg National Park features a large variety of lodges to meet everyone's requirements including families, honeymoon couples as well as conference delegates.

Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park

The very best safari lodges in the Kruger National Park have Big Five game viewing with many kilometres to explore in an untouched wilderness. The very best lodges and camps in the Greater Kruger Park make your African safaris an adventure of a lifetime.

Hluhluwe Game Reserve

Hluhluwe Game Reserve

he Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve is one of the largest game parks in South Africa. It is situated 280km north of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Hluhluwe is named after the thorny monkey rope, “Hluhluwe” in Zulu, which grows on the banks of the Hluhluwe River and Umfolozi is named after the Black and White Mfolozi River.

Addo National Elephant Park

Addo National Elephant Park

The Addo Elephant Park and surrounding region in South Africa's Eastern Cape Province include the small town of Addo, the spectacular Addo Elephant National Park itself, the game-rich Amakhala Game Reserve, Kirkwood as well as malaria free, 'Big 5' Kwandwe Game Reserve.

Dulini Lodge

Dulini Lodge

The Dulini Lodge nestles along the banks of the river within the Sabi Sands adjacent to the Kruger National Park in South Africa's Mpumalanga province.

Madikwe Hills Game Lodge

Madikwe Hills Game Lodge

The chalets at the Madikwe Hills Safari Lodge Lodge are well-appointed providing comfort for relaxation while the health and beauty spa, as well as the gym, are bliss.

Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Shamwari Private Game Reserve

The Shamwari Game Reserve offers various safari accommodations in a Big Five Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

Londolozi Private Game Reserve

Londolozi Private Game Reserve

Londolozi is located in the heart of the animal rich Sabi Sands Game Reserve adjacent to the famous Kruger National Park of South Africa.

South Africa Provinces

Eastern Cape

R2,230
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Addo Elephant National Park - Day Safari
★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
Addo visitors are welcome to experience an adventurous full day guided tour to the popular Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa which is home to the densest population of African
TODAY'S RATER2,230 BOOK
ADDRESS: Addo, Kamberg
SPECIALS
R6,250
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Amakhala Safari Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★
7 Reviews
Amakhala Safari Lodge with a good reputation for safari viewing, including the Big 5, and guests enjoy a wonderful experience at the lodge, with spacious and comfortable accommodation, warm
TODAY'S RATER6,250 BOOK
ADDRESS: Amakhala Game Reserve, Greater Addo National Park
Bucklands Luxury Tented Camp
★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
The Bucklands Private Game Reserve is beautifully situated in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, and can easily be reached from Port Elizabeth, East London, and Port Alfred. The Bucklands
ADDRESS: Grahamstown, Grahamstown District, Grahamstown, 6140
SPECIALS
R6,390
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Bukela Game Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
Bukela Game Lodge lodge features a dining and sitting area with a fireplace, as well as a library and a swimming pool which can be found on the deck. The four thatched suites at Bukela
TODAY'S RATER6,390 BOOK
ADDRESS: Amakhala Game Reserve, Addo National Park
SPECIALS
R10,190
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Bush Lodge, Amakhala Game Reserve
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
7 Reviews
Bush Lodge, Amakhala Game Reserve Guests enjoy excellent South African wines combined with local South African cuisine under a stunning canopy of stars around the lodge outdoor fireplace. The
TODAY'S RATER10,190 BOOK
ADDRESS: Amakhala Game Reserve, Addo Elephant Park, South Africa
R2,250
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Camp Figtree Colonial African Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
7 Reviews
Camp Figtree, Addo is on the border to the Addo Elephant Park in which the lodge offers twice-daily safari excursions. The Camp Figtree Colonial African Lodge is located roughly an hour's
TODAY'S RATER2,250 BOOK
ADDRESS: Addo, Addo National Park
SPECIALS
R11,580
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Founders Lodge by Mantis
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
The magnificent Founders Lodge by Mantis is situated on a 405-hectare reserve next to and with direct access to the Big 5 Shamwari Game Reserve, only 73 km from Port Elizabeth,
TODAY'S RATER11,580 BOOK
ADDRESS: Sidbury, Shamwari, 6131
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Gorah Elephant Camp
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
7 Reviews
This five-star Gorah Elephant safari camp offers guests luxurious, tented accommodation, an excellent tradition of service excellence and fine dining in a highly romantic environment. The
ADDRESS: Addo Elephant National Park, Eastern Cape
R9,640
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HillsNek Safaris
★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
Hillsnek Safari Lodge is rich in wildlife and with a range of exciting activities on offer, the lodge offers a perfect place for a family vacation. With only three suites available,
TODAY'S RATER9,640 BOOK
ADDRESS: Amakhala Game Reserve, Eastern Cape
SPECIALS
R3,020
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Hitgeheim Country Lodge & Eco Reserve
★ ★ ★
4 Reviews
Hitgeheim Country Lodge & Eco-Reserve are peaceful and tranquil surroundings of Sundays River Valley combined with the stylishly decorated chalets at the Hitgeheim Country
TODAY'S RATER3,020 BOOK
ADDRESS: Addo, near Addo Elephant National Park
SPECIALS
R5,770
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Hlosi Game Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
The Hlosi Lodge has seven luxury suites each of which is composed to capture the African character of a former era while providing the luxuries of contemporary lodge living. Hlosi Game
TODAY'S RATER5,770 BOOK
ADDRESS: Amakhala Game Reserve, Addo National Park
Hopewell Private Game Reserve
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
The Hopewell Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape, which lies just a forty-five minutes drive away from Port Elizabeth. Hopewell accommodates guests in modern, private suites with
ADDRESS: Hopewell Private Game Reserve, Colchester, 6175
R8,870
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Inzolo Game Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
The Inzolo Safari Lodge is situated in a scenic, secluded valley which lies in the heart of the African bush and expansive plains where wildlife roams in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The exclusive
TODAY'S RATER8,870 BOOK
ADDRESS: Addo Elephant National Park, Addo Elephant Park, South Africa
R6,090
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Kariega Game Reserve
★ ★ ★ ★
10 Reviews
The scenic Kariega Game Reserve in South Africa covers about 9,100 hectares of a magnificent wilderness in the Eastern Cape. Kariega is a 15-minute drive away from the sleepy coastal
TODAY'S RATER6,090 BOOK
ADDRESS: Kariega Game Reserve, Grahamstown District
R9,210
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Kichaka Luxury Game Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
Kichaka Luxury Game Lodge is in South Africa's Eastern Cape is just a one hours drive from the Port Elizabeth.  The Kichaka main lodge blends seamlessly into the magnificent landscape
TODAY'S RATER9,210 BOOK
ADDRESS: Grahamstown, Grahamstown District, Grahamstown, 6140
SPECIALS
R4,970
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Kuzuko Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
7 Reviews
Kuzuko Lodge, Addo Elephant National Park lodge comes highly recommended as a five-star lodge establishment situated within a private reserve. The Kuzuko Lodge is ranked as one of the
TODAY'S RATER4,970 BOOK
ADDRESS: Greater Addo Elephant National Park, Eastern Cape
Kwandwe Ecca Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
Kwandwe Ecca Lodge has wooden viewing decks at the lodge offer a welcoming setting from which to best enjoy the relaxed and natural bushveld atmosphere with a delicious lunch or a refreshing
ADDRESS: Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, Addo
Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
The Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge within the 54 thousand acres of Kwandwe Reserve. Kwandwe being malaria-free, Big-Five safari destination in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, guests
ADDRESS: Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, Addo
Kwandwe Melton Manor
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
The Kwandwe Melton Manor in malaria-free, Big Five Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape of South Africa is a well-appointed frontier farmhouse featuring a luxurious modern touch. Melton
ADDRESS: Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, near Addo
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Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
8 Reviews
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve near Grahamstown is situated on 23 100 hectares of the vast African wilderness.  The Kwandwe reserve is a member of the exclusive Relais & Chateaux
ADDRESS: Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, near the Addo National Park
Kwandwe Uplands Homestead
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
This elegant Kwandwe Uplands Homestead a 1905 farmhouse, which was lovingly restored to reflect the charm of yesteryear, is ideally suited for families or a group of friends up to six. The
ADDRESS: Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
R3,380
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Kwantu Private Game Reserve
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
The Kwantu Private Game Reserve is about 85 km away from Port Elizabeth in the beautiful Eastern Cape province of South Africa. This 6010-hectare excellent safari destination is easily accessible
TODAY'S RATER3,380 BOOK
ADDRESS: Kwantu Private Game Reserve
R7,590
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Lalibela Game Reserve and Safari Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
The Lalibela is in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. It is of 7510 hectares and is home to Africa's Big Five. Lalibela Game Reserve comprises three lodges, which are Tree Tops, Letaba
TODAY'S RATER7,590 BOOK
ADDRESS: Off N2 National Road, Sidbury, Sidbury, Addo, Port Elizabeth, 6131
Long Lee Manor, Shamwari
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
Undergoing Renovations: Opening Date: 1 December 2019 The Long Lee Manor at the Shamwari Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape of South Africa is undergoing renovations. The historic
ADDRESS: Shamwari Private Game Reserve, Port Elizabeth, 6210
SPECIALS
R6,640
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Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
The Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve in the Great Karoo of South Africa, which has an elephant-sized passion for conservation and is home to a multitude of endangered and many successfully
TODAY'S RATER6,640 BOOK
ADDRESS: Graaff-Reinet, Graaff-Reinet, South Africa

For any Safari Expert, you want to achieve all of the once in a lifetime for your client because they leave Africa changed and their soul touched positively. The Awe and Tranquility and relatively easy to make it is the Sheer Adrenaline which is hard to achieve and even more challenging on a restricted budget. Sheer adrenaline can be attained if the client has allotted time or a big budget.

So if you have two weeks available to spend in Kruger the then odds are in your favour, but if you are time poor then going with the lodge in Sabi Sands then odds of great safari are good but your budget not so much. 

You can separate from the best African Safari in the world into three emotions:

Sheer Adrenaline:

  • The power and steal of Leopard stalking an Impala.
  • The visual terror pack of Lions hunting Buffalo.

Absolute Awe

  • The low rumble of Elephant, Thirteen Thousand Pounds over Eleven above Ground, Mammoth comes to mind, and so close you smell him. 
  • To see a three-story Giraffe gallop past you.

Peace and Tranquility

  • That sunset that you get over dust filled African Bush
  • The sound birds during the day and frogs at night.

However Absolute Awe combined with the peace of African bush is more than enough to make it a fantastic safari. Not the best time but a preferred time to go on Safari is late winter, spring and Early summer in Southern Africa. 

The reason being:

  • Spring is calving time everyone has a baby
  • The grass is still low making visibility better
  • Rain has not come so water availability is limited and animals stay close to a water source. 

***** However Lions eat all year round *****

The best lodges are the ones with the highest concentration of Big Cats in their area, and that is always up for debate, but Sabi Sands ( South Africa ), Chobe ( Botswana ), Masai Mara ( Kenya ) & Serengeti ( Tanzania ) are world renowned for predator sightings.

However, speak to us we will you achieve your dream safari.

FAQs about Lodges in South Africa
Are there malaria free safari destinations in South Africa?

South Africa is one of the few safari destinations in Africa with parks free of Malaria and the most popular being: Madikwe Private Game Reserve, Pilanesberg National Park and Addo National Park.  These are ideal for families travelling with children all of them being home to "The Big Five".

What is the biggest national Park in South Africa?

The largest national park in South Africa and the most famous is the Kruger National Park.  It is located in the Mpumalanga and Limpopo Province bordering Mozambique to the east.

Where do I have the best chance to see a Leopard in the wild?

The highest concentration of big cats in the world including Leopards can be found in the game-rich Sabi Sands area of the Kruger National Park.  The lodges located in Sabi Sands can either be reached by road transfer or by private or chartered plane.  Most of the five-star lodges such as the Londolozi Private Game Reserve and the Ulusaba Private Game Reserve feature their own private airstrips making it possible for safari travellers to fly straight to their safari destination.

Where are the two best safari destinations for a family in South Africa?

The best locations for a family holiday in South Africa include the Madikwe Game Reserve, the Pilanesberg National Park, the Waterberg region in the Limpopo Province as well as the Addo National Park and the Garden Route as these are malaria-free and children are catered for.

Where can Hot Air Balloon Safaris offered?

Hot Air Balloon Safaris are offered in the malaria-free, Big Five Pilanesberg National Park.  Guests can stay at either of the four hotels at the Sun City Resort ( Cabanas Hotel, SoHo Hotel, Cascades Hotel, Palace of the Lost City Hotel).  Guests may also be accommodated at the nearby lodges such as Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge and Bakubung Bush Lodge from where they will be picked up early in the morning to set off for their adventure.

Hot Air Balloon Safaris can also be enjoyed at the Mabula Game Lodge in the Waterberg region of the Limpopo Province and whilst staying at the Kapama Private Game Reserve in the Greater Kruger National Park of South Africa.

These extraordinary hot air balloon safaris can be booked through us:

res@south-african-lodges.com / +27 (0)21 794 9050 / +27(0)827 823 142.

Where in South Africa is the Elephant Interaction Program offered?

The Elephant Interaction is offered at The Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeespoort as well as in Plettenberg Bay along the Garden Route.

These fantastic wildlife encounters can be booked through us:

res@south-african-lodges.com / +27 (0)21 794 9050 / +27(0)827 823 142.