Karongwe River Lodge

Karongwe River Lodge

Karongwe River Lodge

From ZAR 3520 per person sharing per night

Allow the African bush to rejuvenate your senses and become one with nature inspired by our tranquil riverfront setting.

River Lodge offers guests a choice of 5 Luxury, 2 Family and 2 Executive Suites, with the 2 Presidential Suites enjoying their own private plunge pools.

Karongwe Private Game Reserve is a 9000 Ha reserve situated in the Limpopo Province, adjacent to the greater Kruger Park.




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Luxury Suite

Settle in at your leisure in one of our 5 spacious and air-conditioned suites (double only), with en-suite bathrooms.

Family Suite (min 4 pax)

The family suite is a beautifully spaced open-plan luxurious room consisting of 1 double bed with 3 single beds with en-suite bathroom. It is ideal in accommodating families consisting of up to 3 children.

Executive Suite

2 spacious air-conditioned suites (double or twin bedded), with ensuite bathrooms. In addition is a small sitting area.

Presidential Suite

Settle in at your leisure in one of our 2 spacious and air-conditioned suites, with en-suite bathrooms.

 All Suites have the following amenities:

  • Mini Bar in room stocked with mineral water. If required a stocked Mini Bar guests needs to fill out list for Lodge to replenish and hand in at Reception
  • Coffee/Tea facilities
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Air conditioner
  • Mosquito Nets in rooms
  • All rooms have baths and showers in the rooms
  • Only the Presidential Suites have Private Plunge Pools outside on the Deck

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.

What makes Karongwe River Lodge unique:

  • Nestled in African Bush with Peaceful & Tranquil Beauty
  • Small, Unique Intimate Lodge
  • Gourmet Plated Meals
  • Ideal venue for Small Romantic Weddings
  • Romantic Setting for Honeymooners
  • Children are allowed
  • Close access to the Greater Kruger National Park
  • Set on the River Bed of Kuvenyami River
  • Set in the Beautiful Drakensberg Escarpment

Lodge Features:

  • 24-hour Security
  • Internet Access (Complimentary)
  • Pool
  • Bar
  • Kiddies Club
  • Secure Parking
  • Communal Dining
  • Library
  • Spa

Traversing over the 9000 hectares of supreme African bushveld, the Karongwe Reserve is home to the Big Five (Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Rhino and Elephant) as well as a wealth of other creatures. Our open vehicle game drives are perfect for game viewing. Enjoy a sundowner while the sun sets over the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains.

The magnificent game viewing makes for perfect photographic opportunities; enjoy the view of the Lowveld from a “kopje” amid the lush vegetation, huge variety of trees and over 365 different bird species. Game drives are conducted with our qualified game rangers and Shangaan trackers – who will share their vast experience of the African Bush and a chance to view Cheetah on foot.

Game Drives

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.

Thera Naka Spa

Those seeking absolute serenity and relaxation, these treatments are definitely a splendid way to ensure that the body and mind are in perfect alignment with each other. Time stands still and the deepest emotions are awakened, along with your senses and the ultimate feeling of invigoration and rejuvenation.

Karongwe's Little Paws Programme is full of fun interactive activities such as:

  • Hair Braiding
  • Face Painting
  • Tracket 101 course
  • Cookie baking
  • Clay Making tracks
  • Bubbles 
  • Board games
  • Childrens foot spa (Not included)
  • Goodie Bags
  • Childrens veggie garden & many more exciting activities.

Karongwe Portfolio prides itself in giving any child the best safari experience imaginable whilst enjoying their stay at any of our incredible lodges.

Children are welcome:

  • 0-3 years old - Free of Charge
  • 3-11 years old - 50% of the Adult rate
  • 12 years and up - Adult rate

Children Game Drive Policy

Children under the age of 6 years not allowed on Game Drives

Children’s programme

Little Paw Centre with a children's program at an additional cost (subject to available)

Baby Sitting

Baby Sitting available at an additional cost (subject to available)

Rate Includes 

  • All meals, teas, coffees and snacks.
  • Accommodation.
  • Dawn and dusk safaris in open Land Rovers.
  • Drinks on dusk safaris are limited to one per person with a choice of local beer, wine or soft drink.
  • WiFii at all lodges.
  • Tourism levy/Reserve entrance fee and Rhino Levy’s are all included in the per person per night cost,
  • Any transfers from Southern boom gate are included.

Rate Excludes

  • Airport and road transfers, including chartered flights landing at Hoedspruit Civil Air Base.
  • Mini Bar, curio, telephone, spa and laundry expenses.
  • Premium and imported brands. 


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