Looking for a lekker lodge to stay at in Kruger National Park? Here are a few budget-friendly options that you should definitely NOT miss…
Kruger Private Lodge
Why you should stay here: Located around 3km from Lionspruit Game Reserve, Kruger Private Lodge offers comfortable accommodation, delicious meals and bush views that are hard to beat. Every unit has a private terrace/balcony, private bathroom and shower, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a minibar. Guests particularly love the exceptional breakfast on offer. Definitely one to add to your list!
How much does it cost: R1500 per couple per night. Check here for bookings and options.
Dream of Africa Bush Lodge
Why you should stay here: Dream of Africa Bush Lodge offers luxurious accommodation just 500 meters from the banks of the Kruger National Park. Nestled in the heart of Marloth Park, the bush lodge is surrounded by wild park land where the animals roam freely, really making visitors feel like they’re in the heart of the South African bush.
The lodge is also situated above a large watering hole which attracts a number of wild game. All rooms have an en-suite bathroom and fully stocked kitchenette.
How much does it cost: R2000 per couple per night. Check here for bookings and options.
Call of the Wild Lodge
Why you should stay here: Situated in Hoedspruit, in the heart of the Limpopo province, Call of the Wild Lodge is unique in its position in that it is completely surrounded by private game reserves. The lodge is a sanctuary for both residents and game, as a number of animals appear to lucky viewers at night. Visitors are completely treated to the unmistakeable sights, sounds and smells of the bush at Call of the Wild.
How much does it cost: A steal at R925 per couple per night. Check here for bookings and options.
Elephant Walk Retreat at Kruger
Why you should stay here: Situated on the banks of the Crocodile River, at the most southern entrance to the Kruger National Park, Elephant Walk Retreat offers unrivalled views of Kruger and its surrounds. The lodge provides accommodation from basic to luxurious self-catering, and all nine of the units boast stunning views of the Crocodile River. Visitors will also be treated to wildlife sightings from the comfort of their own patio or deck, as the big 5, along with an array of other wildlife and birdlife then to frequent the area.
How much does it cost: Prices vary depending on choice of units. Check here for pricing and options.