Safari Lodges in Kruger National Park

Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
The Chitwa Chitwa is on the banks of one of the largest lakes of the private 64 000 hectare Sabi Sands Private Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger Park. The lodge nestles
ADDRESS: Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Mpumalanga, Kruger Park
Dulini Moya
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
The Dulini River Lodge nestles along the banks of the Mabrak River within the Sabi Sand Game Reserve adjacent to the Kruger National Park in South Africa's Mpumalanga province. Situated
ADDRESS: Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Kruger National Park
Elephant Plains Game Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
Elephant Plains Game Lodge guests have a choice of accommodation. The five rondavels in the beautiful gardens are comfortable and affordable. They have all been redecorated and offer an
ADDRESS: Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park
Inyati Game Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
Inyati Game Lodge in the Sabi Sands Reserve of the Kruger National Park is an exclusive safari retreat located in the heart of South Africa's prime big game country offering a magical
ADDRESS: Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Central Kruger Park, Kruger Park
Londolozi Game Reserve
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
8 Reviews
The Londolozi lies in the heart of the game-rich Sabi Sands Wildtuin on the western border of the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Londolozi Private Game Reserve, which
ADDRESS: Londolozi Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, Kruger Park, 1350
Mala Mala Game Reserve
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
7 Reviews
The Mala Mala Game Reserve also consistently features in the world’s top tourism and travel awards such as Travel and Leisure’s ‘World’s Best Hotel’, and Condé
ADDRESS: MalaMala Game Reserve, Central Kruger Park
Nkorho Bush Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
The four-star Nkorho Bush Lodge lies in the game-rich Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve which is situated adjacent to the famous Kruger National Park sharing 50km of unfenced border. This
ADDRESS: Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, Kruger National Park
Notten's Bush Camp
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
Notten's Bush Camp established in 1986 when the Notten family decided to open their home to visitors seeking an authentic safari experience, the lodge is now managed by the fourth generation
ADDRESS: Sabi Sands Game Reserve, 1242
Rhino Post Safari Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
The Rhino Post Safari Lodge nestles in the southern area of a 12,000 hectare private wilderness concession in the Kruger National Park of South Africa. This wildlife concession
ADDRESS: Kruger National Park
Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge lies in the wildlife-rich Sabi Sands in the Kruger Park, offering travellers an unforgettable wildlife experience complete with luxury and delicious meals. The Sabi
ADDRESS: Sabi Sand Reserve, Central Kruger National Park
Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
Earth Lodge has been sculpted into a slope of the earth making it almost invisible in this beautiful bushveld landscape. Sabi Sabi offers the best of luxury, indulgence, elegance and
ADDRESS: Sabi Sabi, Kruger National Park
Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp nestles in the shade of large, riverine trees on the banks of the river making for a unique wildlife destination. The spacious camp suites are decorated in
ADDRESS: Sabi Sands, Kruger National Park
Sabi Sabi Lodges
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
8 Reviews
The Sabi Sabi Lodge offers guests a luxurious safari retreat with exclusive accommodation, delicious meals and adventurous game drives making for an unforgettable stay. The game-rich
ADDRESS: Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, Central Kruger National Park, Kruger National Park
Sabi Sabi Selati Camp
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
Sabi Sabi Selati Camp, Sabi Sands is an intimate safari camp that offers an unforgettable African experience for the romantic at heart. The seven classic vintage style suites are opulent
ADDRESS: Sabi Sands Game Reserve
Ulusaba Private Game Reserve
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
7 Reviews
Ulusaba Private Game Reserve is on 13,605 ha in the prestigious Sabi Sands Game Reserve, which, adjacent to the Kruger National Park in Sabi Sands. The reserve is indisputably one of
ADDRESS: Ulusaba Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, Kruger Park

The very best safari lodges in Kruger has to offer in the way of big five game viewing with millions of kilometres to explore in an untouched wilderness. The very best hotels in the Greater Kruger Park to make your African safaris an adventure of a lifetime. The Kruger National Park a vast wilderness area covering 2 million hectares or Twenty Billion square meters. This figure excludes the two Game Reserves in Zimbabwe and Mozambique which lies on its northern and western border.

The park is home to 48 fish species, 36 different varieties of frogs, 116 reptilians, 508 birds & 146 vertebrates. Apart from the fish, the wildlife in reserve there is over 310 different trees.  The park has also been inhabited by humans for a very long time with 310 Stone Age site workings being discovered in the park. The reserve is managed with as little human impact as possible, and a large section is closed to the public. The concept came from President Paul Kruger of the Transvaal, who placed restrictions on shooting in the area. The conservation of the region began at the end of 1800 with its the head warden Mr Hamilton who took up the post on 1st July 1902. 

In 1926, the first member of the public was charged a total of 1 British Pound to enter the park.

  • Two Thousand Lions
  • Twelve Thousand Elephants
  • Three Thousand Buffalo
  • Thousand Leopard
  • Five Thousand Rhino ( Black & White)

However, please do not forget about the equally impressive animals in Kruger such as Hippo ( in dutch a sea cow), Giraffe ( Tallest Mammal in the world ), Kudu,  Zebra (Striped Horse) Wild dogs, the cheetah is also found in the park. The habitat is a combination of the following vegetation types: grasslands, thornveld and woodlands which fall into 17 different Eco-zones. The reserve is home to 510 varieties of birds including the Kori Bustard, Eagles, Vultures, Owls and Ground Hornbill. The central region is home to some of the best game viewings on the African continent. This vast wilderness area is home to the pristine Sabi Sand Reserve which consists of Ulusaba Reserve, the Singita Reserve, the Sabi Sabi Reserve, the MalaMala Reserve as well as the Londolozi Reserve.

Rules of the Park:

  • Visitors must stay in their cars unless notified.
  • Remember that you may protrude from a window or sunroof.
  • Stick to the speed limit of 45 km on tar and 35 km on gravel roads.
  • Be aware of gate times as there is no travelling before or after gate closure times.
  • You are not authorised to drive “off-road”, and you must stay on the roads at all times.
  • Feeding or disturbing animals is not allowed.
  • Overnight visitors are only allowed to stay at a booked and recognised overnight facility.
  • All lodges and camping place may be occupied from 2 pm on the day check out is by 10:15 am on the day of departure.
  • A no noise restriction is enforced between sunset & sunrise. The use of mobile phones is allowed only in camps & emergency.
  • Kruger is a malaria area all visitors must adhere to their doctor’s instructions.
  • Roadside assistance, toll-free number 0800 030 666 (Vista).
  • Rules & regulations are enforced under the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act
  • To see where all the animals were last seen, check the spotting boards in the various receptions to track the latest game spotting.

Emergency Call Center No: (013) 735 4325.

FAQs about Lodges in Kruger National Park
Can I drive myself around Kruger?

Yes, you can and the main roads are tarred so you drive in a normal stock standard car. The maximum speed allowed on the hard surface roads would be 50 Kilometers and on gravel, it is 40 kilometres an hour.

How big is Kruger National Park?

The simple answer is massive, a country in its own rights. huge. 19.5 Thousand square kilometres and Holland and Switzerland and are both just over 42 and 41 thousand respectively to put it into perspective and Kruger is on the hole rather flat, unlike Switzerland. The park is about the same size as Israel and bigger than Swaziland, Kuwait and Fiji.

Top 4 safari Lodges Kruger national Park?

Best and top are relative terms but our choice would be: Londolozi, Ulusaba, Mala Mala, Leopards Hills.

Where is the Kruger National Park?
  • Kruger National Park is in the Eastern part of South African in a geographical area called the Lowveld.
  • It crosses 2 provinces being Limpopo in its dryer North and Mpumalanga in the wetter more tropical south.
  • The Park borders two countries Zimbabwe and Mozambique. 
What are the closest commercial airports to Kruger?
  • If you looking to go to the northern part then it would be: Hoedspruit Airport (airport code: HDS)
  • If you looking to go to the central part then it would be: Skukuza Airport (airport code: SZK)
  • If you looking to go to the Southern part then it would be: Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (airport code: MQP)
Kruger National Park Bookings?

The majority of the accommodation in the park is managed by a government agency called South African National Parks Services or SANParks for short.

The park is very busy year round as it is far more affordable than the private lodges in and around the park. It is very important that you book SANParks camps months in advance, at least 6 months.

Can I stay in the Kruger Park?

Yes, you can but you would need to have pre-booked accommodation prior to arriving at a park gate.

The cost to enter Kruger National Park?
  • South African citizens and Residents (with ID): R93 per adult & R47 per child, per day
  • SADC Nationals (with passport): R186 per adult & R93 per child, per day
  • Standard Conservation Fee (Foreign Visitors):
  1. In Euros 24 per adult & Euros 13 per child, per day ( Approximately )
  2. In USD 25 per adult & USD 14 per child, per day ( Approximately )
  3. IN R372 per adult & R186 per child, per day