A luxury lodge nestled in the heart of the bushveld near the Greater Kruger National Park

On the banks of the secluded Kuvenyami River sits the exclusive Karongwe River Lodge. Located within 9000ha of bushveld, with close access to the Greater Kruger National Park, the lodge is a must-see safari destination. A spacious lounge opens up to a large deck offering scenic views over the bushveld, here guests have the exciting chance to spot elephants and antelope grazing in the veld. Constructed to complement the unspoilt plains surrounding the Kuvenyami River, Karongwe River Lodge offers guests the unique opportunity to unwind in the wilderness. Travellers have the option of early morning or afternoon guided game drives where thrilling encounters with members of the Big 5 and other local wildlife are usual. Alternatively, visitors can unwind at the luxurious Thera Naka Spa or go on a day trip to Hoedspruit for an exquisite hot air balloon ride over the veld.

Stay Location


Best time to go to Kruger Central

Like the rest of the park, Kruger Central enjoys rainy summers and dry winters. During the summer months (November to February), the area is lush with greenery and a spoil of baby animals, which makes it a fantastic time of year for a photographic safari. The winter months (May to August) allow for easily spotting animals, due to vegetation thinning out and water sources being scarce.


Luxury Suite

Each of The 5 Luxury Suites offer guests spacious open-plan luxury rooms fitted with air conditioning, 1 double bed, and an en-suite bathroom with his-and-her sinks, a bathtub and a large walk in shower.

Family Suite (min 4 pax)

Family Suites feature open plan room designs with 1 double bed, 3 single beds and an en-suite bathroom with a large walk in shower and twin sinks.

Executive Suite

The 2 Executive suites have a cosy lounge area and a private deck that overlooks the Kuvenyami river. Suites are fitted with 1 double bed or 2 twin beds and an en-suite bathroom. The spacious bathroom opens onto the private deck, where guests can enjoy a glass of wine while watching the wild animals roam past.

Presidential Suite

Each Presidential suite features 2 double beds, air conditioning and an en-suite bathroom. Suites also include a private deck with a plunge pool and 2 lounge chairs.

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