Safari from the banks of Makhutsi River

Karongwe Private Nature Reserve is tucked away in South Africa’s prized Lowveld region in the Limpopo Province – around an hour’s drive from Kruger National Park. Within it, situated on the banks of the Makhutsi River, Karongwe River Lodge and its friendly staff will show you what makes the park special.

The reserve’s 9,000ha expanse is walked by the Big 5 and a host of other animals while over 365 different bird species can be glimpsed flitting about the lush bush and huge variety of trees. The impressively knowledgeable guides make game drives a thoroughly enriching experience and may allow the opportunity to view cheetah on foot. At the lodge, a private waterhole enjoyed by its 11 Suites is home to hippos and crocodiles and may be visited by bathing elephants while nyala and warthog frequent the camp area. 

The accommodation collection, made up of luxury, family and executive suites, is truly spacious and includes features like air-conditioning, a minibar, tea/coffee-making facilities, private viewing decks and ethereal yet functional mosquito nets. Equally delightful is the dining, with Pan-African cuisine served alternately in the beautiful dining room or al fresco around a fire in the boma.


  • Easily included on self-drive to Kruger National Park
  • Activates include twice-daily game drives, bird watching, animal tracking and guided walking safaris
  • Mobile spa available in the reserve
  • Facilities include outdoor swimming pool, lounges and viewing deck
  • Luxury, family and executive suites available plus presidential suites with private plunge pools


R36 Highway, Karongwe Private Game Reserve

Karongwe Private Game Reserve, Limpopo Province, 1380

Popular Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar
  • Library
  • Spa
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Secure Parking
  • Kids Club
  • Wi-Fi

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