South African Lodges

South Africa Lodges

Provinces within South Africa

Eastern Cape

Addo Elephant National Park Safari

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 elephant in the world. Participants have the opportunity for close en...

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  Addo, Kamberg

Amakhala Safari Lodge

The lodge is located alongside the famous Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape, a short and scenic 45-minute drive from Port Elizabeth airport. With a good reputation for safari viewing, including the Big 5, and guests enjoy a wonderful exp...

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  Amakhala Game Reserve, Greater Addo National Park

Bucklands Luxury Tented Camp

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 Luxury Tent Camp offers an intimate safari experience, located in th...

  Grahamstown, Grahamstown District, Grahamstown, 6140

Bukela Game Lodge

The 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 Amakhala consist of 3 suites and one honeymoon suite. Each of the chalets at the Lod...

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  Amakhala Game Reserve, Addo National Park

Bush Lodge - Amakhala Game Reserve

The Amakhala lodge is 54 kilometres away from the Addo Elephant Park, 47 kilometres from Grahamstown and the Port Elizabeth Airport is an hour away. Guests enjoy excellent South African wines combined with local South African cuisine under a stunning cano...

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Camp Figtree Colonial African Lodge

The Camp Figtree Colonial African Lodge is located roughly an hours drive away from Port Elizabeth, on the border to the Addo Elephant Park in which the lodge offers twice-daily safari excursions. This inn in the Eastern Cape of South Africa is magnificen...

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  Addo, Addo National Park

Founders Lodge Shamwari

Founders the secret residence of Mr Gardiner, author of the foresight behind Mantis Group and Shamwari. The lodge is on a Thousand Acres of nature reserve next to Shamwari with access to the reserve. Shamwari has incredible wildlife, and it is trendy with...

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  Sidbury, Shamwari, 6131

Gorah Elephant Camp

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 camp is at the heart of the Addo Elephant Park in the Eastern Cape,...

  Addo Elephant National Park, Eastern Cape

HillsNek Safaris

The four-star HillsNek is a secluded and private lodge situated in the magnificent, Big Five Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The reserve borders the famous Addo Elephant Park and the Shamwari Game Reserve. HillsNek is family friendly an...

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  Amakhala Game Reserve, Eastern Cape

Hitgeheim Country Lodge & Eco Reserve

The Hitgeheim Country Lodge and Eco Reserve nestle in the malaria-free Sundays River Valley, in proximity to the famous Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The peaceful and tranquil surroundings combined with the stylishly dec...

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  Addo, near Addo Elephant National Park

Hlosi Game Lodge

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. The five-star lodge in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, features only six suit...

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  Amakhala Game Reserve, Addo National Park

Hopewell Private Game Reserve

The Hopewell Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape, which lies just a forty-five minutes drive away from Port Elizabeth, accommodates guests in modern, private suites with stunning views peering over the 2710 hectare, malaria-free, piece of paradise. R...

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  Hopewell Private Game Reserve, Colchester, 6175

Inzolo Game Lodge

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. This exclusive safari retreat is set 40km away from Grahamstown...

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Kariega Game Reserve

The scenic Kariega Game Reserve in South Africa covers about 9,100 hectares of magnificent wilderness in the Eastern Cape. The lodge is set along the lush Garden Route, making it the perfect Big 5 safari destination along the country’s beautiful coa...

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  Kariega Game Reserve, Grahamstown District

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.