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Dining at the Karongwe River Lodge

A large open deck with a cocktail bar invites for relaxing afternoons at the Karongwe River Lodge.  The lodge's delicious meals are served either in the charming open-air boma or the elegant dining room.

Activities, Sports & Leisure


The Karongwe River Lodge in South Africa features a welcoming swimming pool which overlooks with scenic bushveld.  Refreshing swims can be enjoyed.  A sundeck surrounds the pool which invites for tranquil and relaxing afternoons.


Sundowners on the lodge's viewing deck overlooking the river can be enjoyed while watching the passing wildlife.

Game drives

Exciting early morning and late afternoon / evenings are offered to guests staying at the Karongwe River Lodge.  These are guided by professional ranges and conducted in open-air vehicles making for an unforgettable bush safari experience.

Bird watching

Bird-watching is an absolute dream at this fantastic location in South Africa where bird enthusiasts have the opportunity to observe many different types of birds including Bee Easters, Buzzards, the African Cuckoo and many more.

Animal tracking

Animal tracking with qualified rangers and trackers is a unique activity whereby guests have the opportunity to learn how to read and follow tracks.  Visitors learn interesting facts about South Africa's wildlife in their natural surroundings.

Spa treatments

Guests may choose from several different health and beauty spa treatments provided by the Mobile Safari Spa at the Karongwe River Lodge.

Walking safaris

Guided nature walks to one of the nearby hills offers a great chance to be one with nature and learn about the flora and fauna as well as the smaller animals which inhabit the bushveld.

Conferences & Events

Conferences at the Karongwe River Lodge

Guests at South Africa's Karongwe River Lodge can make use of the conference facilities at the nearby Shiduli Private Game Lodge.  Conference packages can be tailor-made for up to 40 delegates and can include all standard items as well as the option of team-building activities such as game tracking and bush walking.


Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • Wireless Internet access in public areas
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Babysitting
  • Braai & Barbeque
  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping service
  • Kid's entertainment
  • Massage treatments
  • Safari drives
  • Safety deposit box
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Wake-up call
  • Walking safaris
Malaria Status and Animals
  • The magnificent Karongwe Private Game Reserve in South Africa stretches over eight 500ha of the pristine bushveld.  

    This wildlife paradise is home to over 40 mammal species including the 'Big Five' namely lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffaloes.

    As this region of South Africa falls in the malaria area, we recommend travellers to take note of appropriate precautions to be taken.

Children Policy
  • 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 fare.

    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 in game activity.

Available Rooms

Luxury Suite

# Rooms:

The Karongwe River Lodge features five Luxury Suites which provide comfortable double beds.

Luxury Suite features:

  • One double bed
  • Air conditioning
  • En suite bathroom
  • Mini bar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Mosquito nets.
Single Room R3980
Double Room R5690

Family Suite

# Rooms:

Karongwe River Lodge's two Family Suites are located behind the dining room.  Each of these spacious rooms is fitted with one double bed and three single beds.

Family Suite features:

  • Three single beds
  • One double bed
  • Air conditioning
  • En suite bathroom
  • Mini bar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Mosquito nets.
Single Room R8200
Double Room R8200

Executive Suite

# Rooms:

There are two more luxurious Executive Suites with inter-changeable double beds and a small sitting area.

Executive Suites:

  • Private deck
  • Air conditioning
  • En suite bathroom
  • Mini bar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Mosquito nets.
Single Room R5850
Double Room R8360

Presidential Suite

# Rooms:

The two Presidential Suites at the Karongwe River Lodge, Limpopo province, are extremely spacious units overlooking the drinking dam. Both are fitted with two double beds and a charming claw-bath overlooking the bush.  Each suite has its own private viewing deck and plunge pool.

Presidential Suite features:

  • Two double beds
  • Claw bath overlooking the bush
  • Private viewing deck
  • Plunge pool
  • Air conditioning
  • En suite bathroom
  • Mini bar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Mosquito nets
  • Writing desk.
Single Room R6160
Double Room R8800

GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.202692

Longitude: 30.576104


Directions to the Karongwe Game Reserve from Johannesburg:

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.
Approximately 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:
Kuname 22km
Shiduli 24km
River Lodge and Chisomo 27km.

Directions to the Karongwe Game Reserve from Hoedspruit:

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).


On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star