Private safari lodges in Kruger National Park range from the extravagant to the romantically intimate, with something to suit every budget. Game drives and wildlife safaris are included in stays at these private lodges.
The cream of the crop include the following private lodges:
Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge
Set on the banks of the Mluwati River in the Kruger National Park, this lodge offers an unforgettable blend of ethnic luxury, warmth, and style. Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge has only six luxury air-conditioned suites, each with a king-sized bed, en-suite bathroom with a stone bath, an outdoor shower, and private game viewing decks.
The inviting main area is centred on a sunken fire pit and circular timber decks with views of the waterhole and surrounding plains.
Imbali Safari Lodge
Imbali Safari Lodge upholds the safari tradition of yore. Imbali Safari Lodge is located in the 10 000 hectare private Imbali Safari concession and offers 12 spacious, private suites, each furnished in understated luxury with only the finest furniture and imported linen. From the spacious wooden decks and splash pools, each suite has breathtaking views of the Nwatsitswonto riverbed and the plains beyond.
Hamilton’s tented camp
Hamilton’s Tented Camp, located within a private concession in the Kruger National Park, reflects a Kruger Park safari adventure with the grace and style of the early twentieth century. Hamilton’s Tented Camp combines luxury with the sounds and smells of the African bush. Six magnificent canvas tents with teak floorboards, dreamy mosquito nets, slipper baths, outdoor showers, and a spectacular view of the seasonal river are connected to the main lodge area by raised timber walkways nestled among ancient Jackalberry trees.
Shalati Train on the Bridge
Kruger Shalati offers the most unique luxury accommodation in a re-imagined train, which will pay homage to the guests who explored the park nearly 100 years ago while welcoming new explorers from near and far. It is permanently stationed on the historically-rich Selati Bridge above the Sabie River in the iconic Kruger National Park.
Shalati offers 31 rooms, including 24 Train Carriage Suites and 7 Bridge House Suites, all of which provide a deeply visceral experience tailored for immense comfort.
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Jock Safari Lodge
Jock Safari Lodge, a luxurious lodge is located in the first private concession situated in the Kruger National Park – in Kruger’s southern region, where the Mitomeni and Biyamiti rivers meet. History, like Sir FitzPatrick and Jock’s legendary quest across the African plains, add to Jock Safari Lodge’s appeal.
You can choose between the private thatched suites on the riverbed at the Main Jock Lodge, or the exclusive-use Fitzpatrick’s Lodge at Jock, perfect for your family holiday or adventure with friends.
The Main Jock Lodge with 12 thatched suites is a secluded paradise overlooking serene riverbeds, offering privacy and uninterrupted views. Fitzpatrick’s At Jock offers the ultimate private villa experience and can house up to six adults.
Rhino Post Safari Lodge
Rhino Walking Safaris specialises in luxury walking safaris in pristine bushveld in the only wilderness concession in the Kruger National Park.
Plains Camp @ Rhino Walking Safaris is an intimate trails camp where adventurers can experience Africa’s wildlife on foot and spend a night under the stars at Sleep-Out decks.
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