Karongwe Private Game Reserve, overlooking the majestic Drakensberg mountain range in the Limpopo Province, is set apart from similar properties by the extraordinary lengths we are willing to go to in order to ensure that your stay with us is a memorable experience. It is our people that create the magic of Karongwe and our dedicated and professional team are with us not simply because they want to work on one of the best natural game reserves in the world, they are here because they genuinely care about their work and their environment – elements which they carry out with passion.
With five luxury lodges to choose from, all sharing this magnificent 9000 hectare, ‘Big 5’ game reserve, there is something for everyone. Whether you are looking for a quiet private getaway for an intimate rendezvous or somewhere to give the family their holiday of a lifetime, you will find just what you are looking for in the Karongwe portfolio.
1. BECKS SAFARI LODGE
Becks Safari Lodge combines luxe living and innovative design with a deep appreciation for the South African bushveld. Setting this new intimate and exclusive safari lodge aside is its owners’ strong philosophies on community development and environmental sustainability, paired with a passionate and dedicated team of staff.
Becks’ main building on the other hand is a light and airy space overlooking the river bed and flood plains beyond. Ideal for interacting with fellow guests, it incorporates an impressive deck with excellent views of the surrounding bushveld. A 20-meter infinity pool helps to combat the warm summers, while an inside fireplace creates a cosy atmosphere for cooler evenings. And for group travellers and families, the outside fire pit provides an idyllic, distinctive way to wind-down the day.
2. KUNAME LODGE & MANOR HOUSE
Kuname Lodge will touch you deeply, rejuvenate you and soothe your soul.
Kuname Lodge is a small, unashamedly exclusive, luxury safari lodge set in about 9,000 hectares of pristine African bush, in the Karongwe Private Game Reserve. We are only 45 minutes drive from the world-famous Kruger National Park in South Africa.
Bordered by the towering Drakensberg escarpment on the west and set in game-rich, lush, riverine vegetation, the facility offers a variety of breathtaking views, diverse landscapes and some of the best big five game-viewing opportunities in Southern Africa.
Kuname Manor House – your perfect home away from home experience!
Kuname Manor House, surrounded by a big Weeping Boer Bean and Jackal Berry Trees, brings you closer to Mother Nature – here, you can feel, touch, smell and see the African Bush at its best and be warmly welcomed into our piece of Paradise.
The Manor House, a new addition to the Kuname Family, is a beautiful three bedroom property situated on the banks of the Kuvenyami River.
Game viewing continues all day, whether on a Safari or sitting on your private deck overlooking the drop to the Kuvenyami River and the watering hole close by. You will be entertained by a number of birds bathing in the water or the local animal species that will come for a sip of water during the course of the day.
3. CHISOMO SAFARI CAMP
Chisomo Safari Camp (which means ‘blessings’) combines the warmth and vibrancy of a safari, exuding a true feeling of being in a bygone era …
Chisomo Safari Camp overlooks the Makhutsi River, tucked deep in the Big Five Karongwe Game Reserve in Limpopo, South Africa, offering an Unrivalled African Safari experience where the warm atmosphere, friendly staff and fine cuisine compliment the excellent Big 5 game viewing.
Guests enjoy early morning and late afternoon safaris in open 4×4 safari vehicles conducted by experienced guides and trackers. The friendly staff at Chisomo ensure that guests are given Personal attention and service at all times. During the day, guests may relax at the pool or retire to one of the beautifully decorated lounges.
The Management and Staff of Chisomo Safari Camp are dedicated to excellence, striving to ensure that each guest leaves with wonderful memories of an unforgettable Safari and the realization that our natural environment and our heritage must be conserved for future generations to come. We endeavor to create the awareness of our responsibility towards the protection and restoration of our rapidly diminishing natural wild lands.
4. SHIDULI PRIVATE GAME LODGE
The perfect venue for leaving the constraints of the office behind, against the backdrop of the African bush.
Against the backdrop of the grandiose Drakensberg Mountain Range lies Shiduli Private Game Lodge. This “home away from home” experience lends itself to a perfect family getaway, with children of all ages welcome.
Shiduli embodies grace and elegance, yet oozes unsurpassed warmth and hospitality. Guests can step into the relaxed ambience of the lodge with its lush indigenous garden dappled in shade, lounges with internet facilities, bar, enormous sparkling pool and thatched dining areas punctuated with original South African art.
Traversing over 9000 hectares of supreme and diverse vegetation, with its three perennial rivers and huge Jackelberry and Leadwood trees, Shiduli is home to the Big 5, as well as a wealth of other smaller creatures and bird species.
5. KARONGWE RIVER LODGE
Allow the African bush to rejuvenate your senses and become one with nature inspired by our tranquil riverfront setting.
At Karongwe River Lodge, a delicious food experience awaits you. Dining under the stars has never been so romantic as you enjoy our Pan African cuisine in a rustic outside Boma or, on alternate evenings, in the beautifully appointed dining room. To compliment your meal, choose from our extensive selection of top South African and imported beers and wine, together with a variety of spirits and soft drinks.
Spend the afternoon relaxing beside the pool or watching the game from your private deck before being whisked away on a late afternoon safari in an open game drive vehicle.
The enchanting view over the Makhutsi River is a natural treasure providing insight into the secret river life. The spacious lounge area leading onto a vast deck allows for endless opportunity to view elephant, as well as grazing antelope.
Game drives and Walks
Game drives are conducted in open safari vehicles with qualified and knowledgeable guides or go on foot for a bush walks and get close to the little 5 and feel the true African bush.
Spa – The Thera Naka Spa
Since the earliest time, Africa’s original inhabitants lived in harmony with nature. From heavenly aromas to herbal purity this unique body range is a mesmerising and innovative body and sense-soothing safari, replicating the earthy scents and the awe-inspiring wonder of this most profound continent.
Please Contact Us for details of special offers available for any of the lodges in the Karongwe portfolio.
Becks Safari Lodge
Kuname Manor House
Chisomo Safari Camp
Shiduli Private Safari Lodge
Karongwe River Lodge
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