Karongwe Private Game Reserve

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Chisomo Safari Camp overlooks the Makutswe River, tucked deep in the 9,000 hectare fenced Karongwe Game Reserve.

The reserve is home to Africa's Big 5 (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant) as well as a wealth of other creatures. Morning and evening game drives are in open Land Rovers, which are perfect for game viewing and offers some truly wonderful photographic opportunities. There are also over 365 different bird species.

Game drives are conducted with qualified game rangers and Shangaan trackers, who will share their vast experience of the African bush.

Guests enjoy dinners at the luxuriously furnished, thatched guest areas overlooking the river and the bush, or a traditional braai located at a specially created bush dinner site where traditional dishes are served under the stars. Sitting chatting with your fellow guests and listening to the sounds of the bush come alive at night is a lovely way to round of an exciting day of safari adventures.

The pool is a lovely area to relax around in between game drives, and to cool off from the hot African sun.

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. Kudu, nyala and bushbuck are as common a sight as elephant and even the elusive leopard.

All tents have a mini bar and tea/coffee making facilities.

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Our standard rates for a Safari Tent
1 May 2024 to 31 July 2024 GBP 157 USD 202 ZAR 3,603 EUR 186 per person sharingContracted FIT Rate1+ nights
1 August 2024 to 31 December 2024 GBP 163 USD 211 ZAR 3,756 EUR 194 per person sharingContracted FIT Rate1+ nights

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

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Rates Include

All meals; tea/coffee; snacks; the Karongwe Reserve fees; dawn and dusk safaris; drinks on dusk safaris (limited to one per person with a choice of local beer, wine or soft drink) are included. PLEASE NOTE: The Tourism Levy is not included and will be added to your room to settle upon departure (currently R14 per person per night, subject to change).

Children Policy

Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request. Children under the age of 6 years are not allowed on game drives - the Little Paw Centre which offers a children's programme is available (additional charge). Children under the age of 16 are not permitted on bush walks.

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Directions For Drivers

From Johannesburg: Take the N4 motorway towards Mbombela (Nelspruit), passing eMalahleni (Witbank) and Middleburg. Turn left into eMakhazeni (Belfast). Once in eMakhazeni, follow the signs and turn right towards Dullstroom, passing through Mashishing (Lydenburg). Continue on the R36 to Ohrigstad and the JG Strydom Tunnel. Approximatly 10 km after the tunnel, turn left onto the R36 towards Tzaneen. The Karongwe Game Reserve is situated on your right. 

From HoedspruitHead south on Argyle Road (650m), then turn left toward R527 (100m) Turn right toward R527 (140m), turn right onto R527 (31.1 km) and then turn right onto R36 (23.1 km).

General Information For Guests

All suites are equipped with a mini bar stocked with filtered water (if a fully stocked mini bar is required, guests need to fill out a list and hand into reception), tea/coffee making facilities, mosquito nets, a hair dryer, safe, a room safe, and a fan. The en-suite bathroom has a shower, WC, hand basin and shaving plug. Each suite also has a private balcony/deck.

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available.

A same day laundry service is available (weather permitting) at an additional cost.

There is a swimming pool.

All guests are required to settle their account for extras, such as telephone calls, beverages, on departure. This can be done by credit card or cash.

Spa treatments can be arranged on request (additional cost).

Your rate includes a Rhino Levy, which is essential in the fight against chromalena, poaching, and many other activities that preserve the wildlife heritage of the Karongwe Reserve for future generations to come.

Leave your legacy in Africa and plant a tree in the local community or donate a tree. A t-shirt is given to you complimentary with every tree donated and leave knowing that you have made a very positive contribution to the environment. Choose between a fruit tree of indigenous tree.

A visit to the local community/school/orphange can be arranged. This tour allows you to see how the local people live, their culture and day to day programme. It also gives you the opportunity to interact with the children at grass roots level and is generally a very enriching experience. This is an additional cost and can be booked on arrival.

Take up the opportunity to experience a once in a lifetime anti-poaching excursion on foot with an anti-poaching specialist. Learn about the tracking methods and more about the plight of poaching of the precious wildlife. This experience will leave you with a clearer understanding and unforgettable memories. The walk lasts for about 4 hours and is an additional cost.

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