South African Budget Safari Lodges
Recommended Budget Lodges in South Africa
There is no denying that staying at a South African safari lodge is not cheap. However, as specialists in South African safaris, Travel Butlers are able to offer a wide range of budget safari lodges to help you find the safari you want at a price that fits.
The accommodation is still comfortable, you just are not surrounded with as many 'luxuries' that the more expensive safari lodges will offer.
You do not have to compromise on the safari experience either, as a lot of the lodges that fall within the 'budget' category still drive on the same land as their more expensive neighbours.
Guest Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 based on 19 ratings
A true African bush experience awaits you at Wildside Safari Camp, nestled against the cliffs of the Waterberg Mountain. The 20 luxury en-suite tents have an authentic safari feel.
Guest Rating: 4.3 / 5.0 based on 6 ratings
Lakeside Lodge is situated on the banks of Lake Entabeni and offers 24 luxurious, elegantly furnished en-suite bedrooms. View Entabeni's famed hippos from the comfort of your own private deck with the ever-changing colours of the Entabeni Mountain reflecting in the lake.
Guest Rating: 3.7 / 5.0 based on 3 ratings
Ravineside Lodge comprises of tranquil thatched wooden lodges on stilts with bird's-eye views. Each lodge has 3 or 4 luxury en-suite bedrooms with an African ethnic theme, making this ideal for families or groups of people travelling together.
Guest Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 based on 2 ratings
Shindzela is a small wilderness camp, and hosts a maximum of 12 guests in canvas tents. Each tent lodge has a wooden entrance door, adjustable canvas flaps for windows, and mesh to keep insects.
The lodge offers the choice of 6 luxury air-conditioned suites, which all have large wooden decks overlooking the bush, a spacious en-suite bathroom with double basins, and a private outside shower which is perfect for cooling off after a hot game drive. The glass fronted Honeymoon Suite offers romantic elegance, total privacy and a stunning view, as well as a private splash pool.
Guest Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 based on 16 ratings
Each chalet is tastefully decorated and furnished with the emphasis on outstanding comfort. Central facilities include a large viewing deck and splash pool with a 180 degree view of the river shaded by an old leadwood tree.
Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp pampers guests in 5 well appointed luxury canvas tents where romantic oil lamps add to the 'Out of Africa' ambience. All tents are fully furnished with a private deck and en-suite bathrooms, however there is no electricity.
The 24 intimate air-conditioned en-suite rooms at Shiduli feature rich, earthly tones and aromatic timber. The huge romantic beds fitted with crisp white linen are swathed in flowing mosquito nets under the canopy of a thatch roof.
Chisomo Safari Camp features 22 safari tents, set in the African bushveld, under majestic apple leaf, jackalberry and tamboti trees. All tents, with en-suite bathrooms, are facing the beautiful Makhutswe River and wildlife can be viewed from the decks as it emerges from the reeds for grazing.
Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 1 ratings
Accommodation is in 10 Standard Rooms and 15 Luxury Suites, all beautifully decorated.Inbetween game drives, cool off in the pool, just perfect for those hot summer days or to refresh you after an exciting safari through the bush.