ZAR 6,200 per night
ZAR 6,200 per night
Karongwe River Lodge, Hoedspruit, South Africa

Karongwe River Lodge

Hoedspruit, South Africa - 1 Karongwe Reserve, R36 Lydenburg Road

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Description - Hotel

Karongwe River Lodge, situated within the Karongwe Private Game Reserve, captures the essence of the African bush, with its enchanting view over the Makhutsi.
The spacious lounge leads onto a vast deck allowing for endless opportunity to view elephant and grazing antelope, or spend the afternoon relaxing beside the pool before being whisked away on a late afternoon safari in an open game drive vehicle, traversing over the 9000 hectares of supreme African bushveld, tracking the Big Five.

Dining under the stars has never been more romantic as you enjoy our Pan African cuisine in a rustic Boma or the beautifully appointed dining room.

Finally settle in at your leisure in one of our 11 spacious and air-conditioned suites, all with their own viewing decks & en-suite bathrooms. River Lodge offers guests a choice of 5 Luxury, 2 Family and 2 Executive Suites, with the 2 Presidential Suites enjoying their own private plunge pools.

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The space
  • Property type: Hotel
  • Guest rooms/units: 11
  • Year built: 1998
  • Renovated: 2020
  • Public classification: 4
Hotel accommodations

Lowest price available: ZAR 6,200 (South African Rand)

Executive Suite Family Suite Luxury Suite Presidential Suite
  • Check-in: 1:00pm
  • Check-out: 10:00am

Hotel amenities

Rate Includes
  All meals, teas, coffees and snacks.
  Dawn and dusk safaris in open Land Rovers.
  Drinks on dusk safaris are limited to one per person with a choice of local beer, wine or soft drink.
  Wi-Fi at all lodges.
  Fees for 2020 - Are all included in the per person per night cost.
  Any transfers from Southern boom gate are included.

Airport pickup BBQ area Bar/lounge Breakfast included Childcare or babysitting Children permitted Concierge Express checkout Gardens Gay friendly Gift shop Golf Linen included Meal plans Multi-lingual staff Open 24 Hours Parking (free) Pets not allowed Pool (outdoor) Restaurant on site Safe deposit box Smoking permitted Spa Tour/sightseeing assistance WIFI (free)

Room amenities

11 spacious and air-conditioned suites, all with their own viewing decks & en-suite bathrooms. 5 Luxury: Rooms can be configured into Double or Twin 2 Family: double bed and three single beds in each. 2 Executive Suites: double or twin bed option. 2 Presidential Suites: 2 double beds in each, with their own private plunge pools.

Luxury Suite – 53 m² Family Suite – 70 m² Executive Suite - 63 m² Presidential Suite - 99 m²

A/C climate control Balconies Coffee/tea maker Cribs available Ensuite Hairdryer Handicap facilities Maid service daily Mini-bar Non-smoking rooms Private bathroom Refrigerator Safe box in room Television not available Toiletries WIFI Wake-up calls


With the backdrop of the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains lies the beautiful Karongwe Private Game Reserve, which is based in the Greater Kruger area. Being a private reserve this offers you the opportunity to view the Big 5 up close in an open safari vehicle. Karongwe is well known for its warm and friendly African hospitality and bringing the full African safari experience to its guests.

Points of interest
  • Heliflips (5km)
  • Spa (100m)
  • Stargazing (1km)
  • Bush Picnics (2km)
  • Anti Poaching Walk (2km)
  • Community Tree Planting (15km)
  • Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre (55km)
  • Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (58km)
  • African Dream Horse Safaris (55km)

Price details

ZAR 6,200 - 6,900 per night (South African Rand)

Taxes: 15.00%
Prices shown here are without tax. Tax will be added to your final payment.

An additional deposit may be requested prior to arrival. If so, you will be contacted directly after you confirm your booking.

Credit cards accepted on location: VisaVisa ElectronMasterCardAmerican Express

Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

Rate Includes
• All meals, teas, coffees and snacks.
• Accommodation.
• Dawn and dusk safaris in open Land Rovers.
• Drinks on dusk safaris are limited to one per person with a choice of local beer, wine or soft drink.
• Wi-Fi at all lodges.
• Fees for 2020 - Are all included in the per person per night cost.
• Any transfers from Southern boom gate are included.

Rate Excludes
• Airport and road transfers, including chartered flights landing at Hoedspruit Civil Air Base.
• Mini Bar, curio, telephone, spa and laundry expenses.
• Premium and imported brands.

General Terms and Conditions
• Single supplement of 40%.
• Children are welcome at Shiduli Private game Lodge.
• Children between 0 and 2 years old are accommodated on a complimentary basis.
• Children from the ages of 3 years to 11 years old are accommodated at 50% of the adult tariff, sharing a family room with adults.
• All children will be charged the Reserve Fees.
• Children 12 years and older are considered adults and pay the applicable tariff.
• Children under 6 yrs. are not permitted on any Game Drives - securing a private vehicle will also not allow this policy.
All Children are required to be accompanied by an adult on Game activity)
• Bushwalks are an optional extra available on our standard package, and only arranged at the Lodge, subject to conditions. This activity is also available for limited duration and is subject to approval on the ground, it is also subject to game movement and Karongwe Lodges reserves the right not to offer based on the safety of our guests. There is an additional cost for this activity and may not be exchanged for a normal game activity.

Location - Hotel

1 Karongwe Reserve, R36 Lydenburg Road
Limpopo Province
South Africa  1380

Hotel website

How to get there


From Johannesburg: Take the N4 motorway towards Mbombela (Nelspruit), passing eMalahleni (Witbank) and Middelburg 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 Approximately 10km after the tunnel, turn left onto the R36 towards Tzaneen. The Karongwe Game Reserve is situated on your right, with the lodges located as follows : Kuname - 24km Shiduli - 22 km River Lodge, Chisomo and Becks Safari Lodge - 27km From Hoedspruit: Head south on Argyle Road (650m), then turn left toward R527 (100m). Turn right toward R527 (140m), turn right onto R527 (31, 1km) and then turn right onto R36 (23, 1 km).
GPS Co-ordinates: Becks: -24, 1821; 30, 5403 Kuname: -24, 2031; 30, 5745 Shiduli: -24, 2204; 30, 5581 River Lodge: -24, 1889; 30, 5401 Chisomo: -24, 1863; 30, 5392 (Air access and transfers are also available on request)

Southern Boom Gate Shuttle - Ashtons Shuttle from OR Tambo Airport
Airport Transfers to and from Major Airports - Phalaborwa, Hoedspruit, KMIA and OR Tambo

Nearest airport: Eastgate Hoedspruit Airport - 55km