Kick back and relax at this tranquil safari spot near Kruger

This intimate lodge sits in the Hoedspruit Wildlife estate, just a short distance from the Orpen Gate of the world-famous Kruger National Park. Guests can enjoy free roam of the estate, which is populated by plains game, an abundance of birdlife and many reptile species that often wander right up to the lodge. Adventure seekers can also venture to Hoedspruit nearby and book an incredible hot air balloon safari. Sustainability efforts at Ukuthula include conserving water, recycling waste materials, energy efficiency and sourcing food locally. The lodge also involves the local community through employment and offering tours and activities facilitated by local guides.

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Best time to go to Greater Kruger Region

The best time to spot wildlife in the Greater Kruger Region is during the dry season, which typically falls between May and September. This wintertime season offers the best opportunity to spot the wildlife as the animals are drawn to the waterholes and other sources of water and the vegetation is less dense. During this time, the days are warm and the nights are cooler. The summer months have more rainfall and the green landscapes provide a stunning backdrop for photos. Plenty of young animals and their predators are present and bird watching is particularly enjoyable.


Family Room - 4 Sleeper

The spacious Family Room offers guests a luxurious getaway. Animals often venture right up to the private deck, making it a perfect secluded spot for sundowners. The room includes a fitted king-size bed and en-suite bathroom. There is an option to add either 2 single beds or 1 single bed and a cot to the suite.

Luxury Bungalow - 3 Sleeper

The Luxury Bungalow is the perfect getaway for couples, with an extra long fitted king-size bed, grand en-suite bathroom and outdoor shower. Get the best seat around on your private deck, watching the wildlife pass by while enjoying sundowners. Families have the option of adding 1 single bed or a cot to the suite.

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