Nkorho Bush Lodge is situated in the Big 5 Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve and shares an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park.
Game drives start early in the morning, the best time to spot game. On the afternoon/evening game drive, enjoy a sundowner drink in the heart of the bush and marvel at the surroundings and its magic.
Nkorho Bush Lodge offers a true safari experience whereupon guests become one with nature.
Walks are also included in your experience. Accompanied by your ranger, a walk is done either before breakfast (in summer) or after (in winter).
Inbetween game activities, cool off from the African sun in the spectacular infinity flow pool or in the unique rock pool.
As your day draws to a close, feel the thrill as the nocturnal animals rule the night. You are lured to indulge in typical African cuisine around an open fire in a traditional boma.
The lodge can accommodate a maximum of 18 people in stylish yet homely en-suite thatched chalets. There are 6 standard double/twin chalets, and a Honeymoon Suite with a kingsize bed, a small lounge, a viewing deck and indoor and outdoor showers.
There is also one family chalet which has 2 bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom and are connected by an interleading door. One room has a queen sized bed and the other room has twin beds.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the Sabi Sand Guest Contribution - Special Rate Ele Plains and Nkorho ONLY (pppn)
1 January 2019 to 31 December 2022
GBP 4 USD 5 ZAR 69 EUR 4
per person per night
Morning and evening shared game drives; bush walks; the Guest Contribution; breakfast, lunch, dinner; and tea/coffee are included. PLEASE NOTE: Drinks (including game drive drinks) and the Tourism Levy are NOT included and will be added to your room account to settle upon departure.
IN ADDITION: For self-drive visitors, there is a R120 per person and a R280 per vehicle entrance fee (increasing to R140 per person entry and R310 per vehicle entry from 01 Jan 2020), payable in cash at the entrance gate (subject to change).
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request. Children all ages allowed on game drives, provided parents are with them and they are well behaved. Babysitting services can be arranged in advance, at an additional cost. No children under 16 years of age may participate in the bushwalks, due to safety regulations
Children under the age of 16 years and over the age of 65 years are not permitted on guided walks in the reserve.
Nkorho Bush Lodge Location
Directions For Drivers
From Hazyview: Take the R40 from Hazyview towards Bushbuckridge. Continue on this road for approximately 68 km from Hazyview (passing Bushbuckridge and Acornhoek), then turn right onto the Orpen Road/R531 then follow the directions as below once on the R531.
From Eastgate Airport/Hoedspruit: Take the R40 towards Bushbuckridge, and continue along this road for 2 km until you get to the Orpen Road/R531 then follow the directions as below once on the R531.
From Johannesburg/Pretoria: Take the N12 or N4 highway to Witbank/eMalahleni (from Johannesburg Airport, follow signs to Boksburg to find the N12). Follow the N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast/eMakhazeni and Machadodorp (Toll Plaza). Follow the Schoemanskloof option on the N4 and then take the R36 to Lydenburg/Mashishing. Follow the R36 to Ohrigstad, go through the Strydom Tunnel and take the R527 to Hoedspruit. Turn right onto the R40 towards Klaserie, and continue along this road until you get to the Orpen Road/R531 on your left, then follow the directions as below once on the R531.
Directions once on the R531: Continue straight for 30 km. Once you have passed the South African Wildlife College (on your left), after 100m turn right onto a gravel road. Follow this road for 3 km, then turn left (the turn is 50m past a soccer field on your right). Drive down a narrow road for 400m, turn right on to a wide sand road, and continue for another 7.8 km. Continue on this gravel road until you reach a T-junction. At the T-junction you will see the Hluvukani Viva petrol station in front of you. Turn left onto the tar road to Gottenberg/Manyeleti and follow the tar road for 4.1 km. Turn right onto a dirt road, and follow this for 6.4 km until you see the Uthar Clinic on your left. Turn left onto the gravel road (Utha Store will be on the right) – and travel 7.3 km to the Gowrie Gate.
From Kruger National Park/Orpen Gate: Exit the Park via the Orpen Gate and travel along the R531 towards the R40. About 10 km on the tar road, before the South African Wildlife College, you will see a gravel road to your left. Turn left (helpful hint – if you pass the South African Wildlife College, you have gone too far). Follow this road for 3 km, then turn left (the turn is 50m past a soccer field on your right). Drive down a narrow road for 400m, turn right on to a wide sand road, and continue for another 7.8 km. Continue on this gravel road until you reach a T-junction. At the T-junction you will see the Hluvukani Viva petrol station in front of you. Turn left onto the tar road to Gottenberg/Manyeleti and follow the tar road for 4.1 km. Turn right onto a dirt road, and follow this for 6.4 km until you see the Uthar Clinic on your left. Turn left onto the gravel road (Utha Store will be on the right) – and travel 7.3 km to the Gowrie Gate.
ONCE AT THE GOWRIE GATE: For self-drive visitors, there is a R120 per person and a R280 per vehicle entrance fee (increasing to R140 per person entry and R310 per vehicle entry from 01 Jan 2020), payable in cash at the entrance gate (subject to change). Please retain your receipt as proof of entrance and have it stamped at your destination when you are leaving, which acts as your Exit Permit.
Once inside the gate, follow the signs to the lodge.
Do not get out of your car until you reach the lodge. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.
ADDITIONAL NOTE: Please DO NOT follow your GPS 'quickest route' co-ordinates for the lodge. This route inevitably leads guests through the incorrect entry gates (Kruger National Park and into the Sabi Sand Reserve) which do not service the lodge. Furthermore, many of the prescribed roads are not navigable in a normal vehicle. Following GPS co-ordinates can result in getting lost in the middle of the bush, or un-necessary delays of up to 3 hours.
General Information For Guests
All chalets have en-suite bathrooms.
The main area of the lodges includes a safari bar and an infinity flow swimming pool.
The lodge accepts all major credit cards and complimentary Wi-Fi is offered in main area. Spa treatments can be booked on request.
Game drives start early in the morning which is the best time to spot game. A member of staff will wake you at least 30 minutes before departure, and you can go down to the patio and enjoy a cup of coffee and rusks before your drive. There will also be a break on the game drive for tea or coffee.
Afternoon/evening drive times will be discussed with you on checking in. You will stop for sundowner drinks in the bush. On returning to the lodge, feel free to freshen up and meet at the bar for a predinner drink.
A laundry service is available (additional cost).
A Guest Conservation Contribution has been included within your rate. The proceeds go towards the Sabi Sand Wildtuin anti-poaching efforts, the community and ecology.
Bush Walks / Walking Safaris
Children under the age of 16 years or over the age of 65 years are not permitted on guided walks in the reserve. A guided walk can last about an hour and involve walking over uneven terrain that may contain dangerous wildlife in potentially high temperatures. Guests may need to move quickly and for a sustained period through rough bush terrain if instructed to do so by their guide.
Regardless of age, the final decision on whether a guest can join a guided walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.
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