Lodge 23

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Lodge 23 is beautifully located on the Sabie River, this upmarket self-catering villa nestles on the 290ha vast Elephant Point Private Reserve.

Inspired by influences from around the world including India and Morocco as well as the Kruger Park itself, the private bush getaway Lodge 23 features four well-appointed, spacious riverfront suites. 

Bordering the wildlife-rich Kruger National Park, it is a 5-hour drive from Johannesburg or only 45 minutes from the Skukuza Airport away. The main gate to the Elephant Point Estate is on the R536 (Paul Kruger Gate Road). This magnificent safari lodge villa nestles 34 km away from Hazyview and only 9kms from the Paul Kruger Gate which provides direct access to the Kruger National Park.

This exclusive-use villa features four riverfront guest suites each of which offers King and Queen beds. Luxury 100% percale cotton linen, as well as en-suite bathrooms with added outside bath or shower, make for a pleasant and most comfortable living experience. Air conditioning may be used as well as the fans which provide refreshment during the warm summer afternoons. Tea and coffee making facilities are available for guests in the rooms.

The Lodge Twenty Three is a self-catering villa providing all the facilities and equipment necessary to prepare, cook and bake own meals. Included in the rate is access to a ’before arrival’ perishables shopping list. In the price are also tea, coffee, sugar and basic spices and ingredients included which are found in the private kitchen.

The 23 lodge features an African sun-worshipping rooftop deck and a wildlife viewing deck. From the welcoming bar and lounge areas, uninterrupted views of the vast riverfront can be admired, where the hippo is at play. The Lodge 23 offers a convenient destination from which to explore the Kruger National Park with its sights and tourist attractions.

Access to the Kruger National Park for exciting self-drive wildlife viewing is via the Paul Kruger Gate. The Kruger Park's gate opening times vary according to the season. It is here where the adventure of a memorable safari awaits. Home to the "Big Five" which include lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and buffaloes, the Kruger National Park of South Africa provides habitat for a great variety of wildlife.

Guests may enjoy self-drive wildlife viewing while guided Rhino Walks, as well as open-air vehicle safari drives, are also available. This region of South Africa is known for its warm, subtropical climate, and the riverine vegetation invites for fun walks around the property during which a variety of antelope and cheeky monkeys can be encountered.

Guests staying at this pristine bush retreat are immersed in the unique sounds of nature, with the occasional call of the fish eagle and the loud trumpeting of elephants echoing through the African bush. Relaxation at its best is provided on the poolside deck or while enjoying a night under the stars around the fire in the boma which can accommodate eight guests.


  • Children under the age of 12 cannot be accommodated.
  • The check-in time is at 4h00pm and the check out time is at 10h00am on the day of departure.
  • Smoking is not allowed throughout the lodge.
  • No pets allowed as the lodge is in a national game reserve.

Suite features:

  • Four river-front room
  • King and Queen beds
  • Luxury 100% percale cotton linen
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Outside bath or shower
  • Air conditioning
  • Fans
  • Tea and coffee making facilities.


  • Safari drives in the Kruger National Park (self-drive)
  • On-site, safari drives along the river, once out of the lodge gated area
  • Open vehicle safaris into the Kruger National Park
  • Game Walks
  • Day visits Summerfield Rose Retreat and Spa
  • Golf at the Skukuza Golf Course or the Kruger Park Lodge Golf Course


  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sundeck with sun loungers
  • Spacious lounge /dining area with fireplace
  • Deck dining area
  • Pizza oven and Weber kettle braai
  • Gourmet kitchen (French La Canche stove, Kitchen Aid and all other top appliances)
  • Coffee station with modern coffee machine
  • Back scullery and prep kitchen (dishwashing machine and deep freezer)
  • Glass-fronted fridge with ice machine
  • Fully equipped laundry (washing machine, tumble dryer and iron press)
  • Upstairs covered view deck and bar with Flat Screen TV, Cable TV (DSTV) and DVD player
  • Moroccan feature courtyard with citrus trees and fountain
  • Large deck with a luxurious under-cover seating area
  • Sundowner upstairs deck
  • Enclosed reed boma with fire pit, chairs and tables.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Fan
  • King size bed
  • Queen size bed
  • Tea and coffee making facilities

Facilities Available at Lodge 23

  • Boma
  • Garden Terrace
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Outdoor bath
  • Outdoor patio
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Terrace
  • Viewing deck

More Information on Lodge 23

FAQs about Lodge 23
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at Lodge 23 are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

Where about is Lodge 23 located?
Lodge 23 is located at the following location / address: Elephant Point Private Reserve, Kruger National Park.