South African SafarisSabi Sand Game ReserveMadikwe Game ReserveShamwari Game ReserveTimbavati Game Reserve

South African Safaris

South Africa has the widest choice of top class safari lodges of any country in Africa.

Sabi Sand Game Reserve

The 65,000 hectare Sabi Sands Game Reserve offers possibly the best game viewing opportunities to be found anywhere on the African continent.

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Madikwe Game Reserve

Madikwe is one of South Africa's largest game reserves and a popular safari choice as it is in a malaria-free area and a number of the lodges also welcome children.

Shamwari Game Reserve

The 25,000 hectare, multi-award-winning Shamwari Reserve is the longest established of the private reserves in the Eastern Cape, and offers some of the best game-viewing and acccommodation in South Africa.

Timbavati Game Reserve

The 60,000 hectare Timbavati Game Reserve is home to Africa's Big 5 as well as many more species of predator and antelope, and this abundance of wildlife ensures that visitors to the area have an unforgettable safari.

Budget Safari Lodges in Greater Kruger

Recommended Budget Lodges in Greater Kruger

Kruger has a wider range of fully inclusive budget safari lodges than any other area of Southern Africa, and the combination of excellent game viewing and low prices make these lodges excellent value for money for anyone on a budget.

The lodges featured here are always amongst the least expensive places to go on safari in the Kruger area no matter when you are looking to go.

 
 

Shindzela Tented Safari Camp

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.8 / 5.0 based on 9 ratings

Shindzela has 8 safari canvas tents. Each tent is built on a wooden deck, and has a thatch grass roof, designed to keep you cool in summer and cosy in winter.

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Gomo Gomo Game Lodge

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 based on 23 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.

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Shiduli Private Game Lodge

Safari Lodge

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.

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Chisomo Safari Camp

Safari Lodge

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.

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Africa on Foot Camp
Travel Butlers Award Winner

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 based on 18 ratings

Africa on Foot Camp has 5 chalets (2 of which are family units), ensuring an intimate and personal safari experience. To truly immerse yourself in the rustic bush experience, all chalets are equipped with lanterns while plug points in the main area can be used to charge your camera batteries.

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Bongani Mountain Camp

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 1 ratings

Bongani's rooms are ideal for families, groups or individual travellers and are set atop the Malelane Lebombo Mountains with private decks featuring magnificent wraparound views. All chalets and suites, each with 2 en-suite bathrooms and a private deck, are a subtle blend of timber and thatch, spaciously spread out across an impressive mountain ridge, within easy walking distance from the guest areas perched above.

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Mjejane River Lodge

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 based on 2 ratings

There are 16 luxury rooms in total. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, and are equipped with a hair dryer, tea/coffee station, satellite TV and a mini bar fridge.

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nThambo Tree Camp

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.9 / 5.0 based on 18 ratings

nThambo Tree Camp has 5 solar-powered tree house chalets. The chalets are raised on wooden stilts, the floor is wooden decking, the walls are canvas tent, with a thatched roof.

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Elephant Plains Game Lodge
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Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.7 / 5.0 based on 30 ratings

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.

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Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 based on 13 ratings

There are 6 African rondavels - each one is tastefully appointed in an ethnic theme and has a marvellous al fresco shower for a wonderful close-to-nature experience.  There are also 2 family lodges, which offer superb comfort for small parties.

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Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge: Stay 3 nights for the price of 2
Valid:   1 May 2016  -  31 July 2016.
 

 

Naledi Game Lodge

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 2 ratings

Bushcamp (sleeping just 8 guests) is built on a hillside overlooking a private plain, with a central waterhole that attracts a vast array of creatures, by day and by night. Enkoveni (sleeping up to 14 guests) is situated on the river banks of the mighty Olifants River.

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Kapama River Lodge

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 based on 10 ratings

Each of the spacious 40 Standard Suites all have air-conditioning, and feature a full en-suite bathroom and enjoy uninterrupted views of the game reserve. The 20 Spa Suites are positioned close to the Spa on a private setting away from the rest of the lodge, and all rooms have magnificent views into the reserve from your balcony.

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Baobab Ridge

Safari Lodge

This small and intimate private lodge with only 7 private cottages gives guests a feeling of serenity, far away from the masses. The lodge can also be booked exclusively, giving guests the ultimate private luxury safari.

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Arathusa Safari Lodge

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.6 / 5.0 based on 14 ratings

The standard thatched suites have a verandah for optimum enjoyment of the surrounding bush. The luxury suites have a private plunge pool.

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Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 1 ratings

Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp accommodates a maximum of 16 guests in 8 air-conditioned en-suite tents. Each safari tent is authentically furnished in colonial splendour, enhancing the ambience and comforts typical of a bygone era.

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Garonga Safari Camp

Safari Lodge

The accommodation at Garonga Safari Camp reflects the surroundings of the bush - textured earthy colours and clean lines have been incorporated with fine linen to ensure pure comfort The 6 spacious tented luxury double suites, with canvas roofs, are situated on a dry riverbed - each with a wooden deck that commands spectacular views. The en-suite bathroom has an indoor as well as an outdoor shower for those wanting to get closer to nature.

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Kapama Southern Camp

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.4 / 5.0 based on 5 ratings

Southern Camp’s 10 standard rooms are simple en-suite bedrooms, and their bathrooms have only showers.  The luxury suites have full en-suite bathrooms with picture windows to enjoy the surrounding scenery and birdlife.

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Kapama Buffalo Camp

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 8 ratings

Ten luxury canvas tents, each sleeping 2 guests, are set on stilts in the upper reaches of tall trees, overlooking a seasonal river. Each tent has air-conditioning and private bathroom facilities, interconnected to other tents by wooden walkways high above a sandy river bed.

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Hoyo-Hoyo Tsonga Lodge

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 2 ratings

An earthy, traditional Tsonga styled lodge, Hoyo-Hoyo offers luxury in 6 beautifully furnished suites with views over the river and bushveld.  All rooms have large kingsize beds, with en-suite bathrooms with antique-styled baths.

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Pondoro Game Lodge

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 3 ratings

The lodge has 3 standard chalets overlooking the Olifants River. Each standard chalet has been beautifully decorated with an African theme, and all have en-suite bathrooms (with a shower overlooking the river), air-conditioning, mosquito nets and a wooden deck.

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The Greater Kruger National Park© Savanna Private Game Reserve

AT A GLANCE

  • Affordable Lodges In Greater Kruger
  • Big 5 Safaris
  • Rates Include Meals & Game Drives
  • Malaria Area
  • Good Transport Connections

No Special Offers?

The properties listed here are always amongst the least expensive in the Kruger area, and as a result they do not tend to run special offers. 

Rest assured if any of these properties do run offers we will include then here!

For a wide selection of deals in the area, see our  Kruger Safari Special Offers.

Confused?

It's great to have choice, however sometimes it can all be a litte confusing when you are planning your first trip to an unfamiliar area.

If you'd like to talk to one of our friendly experts, then please give us a call on +44(0) 1932 428380 or alternativley you can enquire via the website.

Malaria Risk

The Greater Kruger Park is a malaria area, so we strongly advise that you check with your doctor to find out what malaria tablets you will need, and when you should commence the course.

If you do not want to have to take malaria tablets then have a look at our guide to safaris in  malaria-free areas.

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