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The Karongwe River Lodge, in the heart of the 9000-hectare Karongwe Game Reserve in Limpopo, is a luxury bushveld getaway. Guests can stay in the luxury thatched-roof suites with private viewing decks; safari drives happen twice a day and meals are served in the stunning dining room or charming open boma.

The Game Reserve can be reached from Johannesburg within a four and a half hours drive. Access to flights is provided by commercial air crafts daily to both Hoedspruit as well as Phalaborwa.

The Karongwe accommodation at the Lodge is in beautifully appointed thatched-roof suites. There are five Luxury, two Family and two Executive Suites as well as two Presidential Suites with their private plunge pools. There are four different suites each of which is equipped with exclusive furnishings and amenities.

Suite Types:

  • Luxury Suites
  • Family Suites
  • Executive Suites
  • Presidential Suites.

Suite Features:

  • Double bed
  • Air conditioning
  • En suite bathroom
  • Minibar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Mosquito nets.

With its two double beds, the lodge's Presidential Suite can accommodate four guests together in comfort. A private viewing deck, as well as a plunge pool, make these suites an exclusive safari treat for discerning guests.

Presidential Suite features:

  • Two double beds
  • Claw bath overlooking the bush
  • Private viewing deck
  • Plunge pool
  • Air conditioning
  • En suite bathroom
  • Minibar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Mosquito nets
  • Writing desk.


  • Safari drives
  • Bird-watching
  • Animal tracking on foot.


  • Mobile Spa
  • Wedding and conference packages.


Nocturnal creatures which have made this game reserve their home are porcupines, aardvarks, civets, genets, caracals, servals, spring hares. Water species which can be encountered at this Game Reserve are hippos, crocodiles, otters and terrapins. Many unique bird species can be observed here, particularly in the big dams of the reserve and along the rivers.

  • Swimming in the outdoor pool
  • Enjoying sundowners on the viewing deck
  • Early morning and late afternoon safari drives
  • Bird watching
  • Animal tracking
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Relaxing in one of the lounges.

Families with Kids

  • Children are welcome at the Karongwe River Lodge.
  • Children between 0 and two years old can stay on a complimentary basis.
  • Children between the ages of 3 years to 11 years old are accommodated at 50% of the adult tariff, sharing a family room with adults.
  • Children 12 age and older are considered adults and pay the applicable rate.

Kids on Safari:

  • Children under six years old are NOT permitted on any game activity unless approved by the Lodge Management on site. No prior approval shall be given.
  • Children are required to stay with an adult on the safari drives.

Nearby places of Interest and activities

  • Blyde River Canyon
  • Drakensberg mountains
  • Echo Caves
  • Hoedspruit
  • Panorama Route
  • Kruger National Park
  • Bombyx Mori Silk Farm.


Meetings can be held at the neighbouring Shiduli Private Safari Lodge, which is in the Karongwe Private Game Reserve. The venue can cater for up to 40 delegates.


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