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.

© Savanna Private Game Reserve

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: 4.5 / 5.0 based on 2 ratings

Shindzela is a small wilderness camp, and hosts a maximum of 12 guests in canvas tents.  Each tent has a wooden entrance door, adjustable canvas flaps for windows, and mesh to keep insects.



Mjejane River Lodge

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.0 / 5.0 based on 1 ratings

There are 10 luxury rooms in total, 2 with double beds and 8 with twin beds. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, and are equipped with a hair dryer, tea/coffee station, satellite TV and a mini bar fridge.



Gomo Gomo Game Lodge

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 based on 22 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.



Africa on Foot Camp
Travel Butlers Award Winner

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.9 / 5.0 based on 7 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.



Bongani Mountain Camp

Safari Lodge

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.



Umkumbe Safari Lodge

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.6 / 5.0 based on 8 ratings

The lodge sleeps a maximum of 14 guests in 7 chalets/rooms.  The chalets have a small verandah with a sitting area, offering views over the African bush.



Elephant Plains Game Lodge
Travel Butlers Award Winner

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.8 / 5.0 based on 23 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.



nThambo Tree Camp

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 9 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.



Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.8 / 5.0 based on 8 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.



Jackalberry Lodge

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 1 ratings

Accommodation is in rustic chalet style rooms. All the rooms open onto patios, and in addition to a mini bar and air-conditioning, all have a sumptuous en-suite bathroom with a feature bath, double hand basins as well as indoor and outdoor showers.



Kapama River Lodge

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.4 / 5.0 based on 9 ratings

With panoramic views of the nearby Drakensberg Mountains, the lodge offers a very generous bed capacity of over 60 bedrooms, all exquisitely appointed and offering unparalleled luxury. 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.



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.



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.



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.



Jock Explorer Camp

Safari Lodge

The camp and tents have been meticulously recreated with the similar style camp beds, canvas washing basins, lanterns etc in order to transport guests back in time. There are 3 spacious campaign canvas tents sleeping a maximum of 2 people each.



Kapama Southern Camp

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 1 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.



Cheetah Plains

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 based on 2 ratings

Cheetah Plains strives to embrace a contemporary ethnic design, with 8 elegantly decorated chalets nestled into the indigenous gardens of the camp. The traditionally thatched accommodation blends seamlessly into the African bush, creating a harmonious flow between pampered relaxation and the raw South African bushveld.



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.

Garonga Safari Camp: Stay 5 nights for the price of 4
Valid:   1 January 2013  -  31 December 2014.


Arathusa Safari Lodge

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 based on 10 ratings

The standard thatched suites each have a bathroom en-suite (with bath and separate indoor and outdoor showers), and a verandah for optimum enjoyment of the surrounding bush. Fabrics are natural, and the design simple and elegant.



Kapama Buffalo Camp

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 6 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.


The Greater Kruger National Park© Savanna Private Game Reserve


  • Affordable Lodges In Greater Kruger
  • Big 5 Safaris
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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.


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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