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South Africa

Outstanding diversity combined with superb comfort makes South Africa a magnificent destination



A nation with some of the best, most pristine and animal-dense national parks. A superb safari destination



Diversity and magnificently varied nature make this classic safari destination one of the absolute best



A safari destination bar none! Be amazed by the abundance and outstanding quality of every safari


Unique flora and exceptional fauna – one of the most beautiful countries in the world

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South Africa

Enjoy the peacefulness of endless deserted beaches with nearby access to top-class safari experiences



Enjoy miles of deserted sun-drenched beaches and 30-degree seas




Paradise imagined. Enjoy the magnificent surroundings populated by the very likeable Lemurs

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Mighty Greater Kruger
Mighty Greater Kruger

Safari at Greater Kruger National Park is of the highest quality and the likelihood of
spotting the Big 5 is of the highest probability


Be captivated by the majestic Big 5 at Greater Kruger National Park

Join a walking safari among giraffes and antelopes in the unique Greater Kruger

Enjoy world-class food and wine after a game drive among hippos, elephants and lions

The Kruger National Park, which is over two million hectares, as large as Israel, is located in the provinces of Mpumalanga and Limpopo in northeastern South Africa. Kruger National Park is the largest national park and one of the world’s wildlife-rich parks. Adjacent to the national park are many private game reserves and together this area forms the “Greater Kruger National Park”. Greater Kruger National Park includes the private game reserves; Sabi Sand, Timbavati, Makuya, Letaba, Balule, Klaserie, Umbabat, Manyeleti. In Greater Kruger there is a big chance to spot the Big 5 but is of course dependent on the season as well as skilled guides and “hawk-eyed” trackers.

Upplev Sydafrika recommends a safari in one of the private game reserves and accommodation in a private lodge in Greater Kruger, where usually the price is all inclusive, which includes all food (3 meals a day) and 2 guided game drives per day. In private game reserves, experienced guides and trackers are allowed to drive off road, to get closer to the animals. Many of these reserves are adjacent to the Kruger National Park, which allows free movement of all game, allowing sightings of a huge variety of animals. Some lodges offer bush walks or walking safari with specially trained guides and during the walk you focus on the small 5 (the elephant propeller, the buffalo weaves, the leopard turtle, the myrion, the rhinoceros beetle) and learn more about plants and nature. There are many lodges in different price ranges that offer fantastic safari experiences.

As safari is one of Upplev Sydafrika’s biggest passions, we have been diligent over the years and visited many safari lodges. As soon as we get an opportunity, we reach for the bush to explore and experience new Game Reserves and lodges. We have visited all the lodges listed below and want, through our personal experience and on-site knowledge, to guide you to the ultimate safari experience.

&Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge
&Beyond Ngala Tented Camp
&Beyond Kirkmans Camp
Arathusa Safari Lodge
Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge
Chitwa Chitwa House
Jabulani The Zindogwa Villa
Dulini Leadwood Lodge
Dulini River Lodge
Elephant Plains Game Lodge
Garonga Safari Camp
Garonga Little Garonga
Inyati Game Reserve
Kapama Buffalo Camp
Kapama Karula
Kings Camp
Leopard Hills
Lion Sands River Lodge
Lion Sands Narina Lodge
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge
Lion Sands Tinga Lodge
Lion Sands Hi’Nkweni Lodge
Londolozi Tree Camp
Londolozi Pioneer Camp
Londolozi Varity Camp
Londolozi Founders Camp
Londolozi Private Granite Suites
Makumu Private Game Lodge
Makanyi Private Game Lodge
MalaMala Main Camp
MalaMala Sable Camp
MalaMala Rattray’s Camp
Nkorho Bush Lodge
Royal Malewane Main Lodge
Royal Malewane African House
Sabi Sabi Selati
Sabi Sabi Little Bush Lodge
Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge
Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge
Savanna Private Game Reserve
Simbavati River Lodge
Simbavati Hilltop Lodge
Singita Boulders Camp
Singita Ebony Camp
Singita Castleton Camp
Singita Lebombo
Singita Sweni
Tanda Tula Safari Camp
Tanda Tula Field Camp
Tintswalo Safari Lodge
Tintswalo Manor House
Ulusaba Safari Lodge
Ulusaba Rock Lodge
Ulusaba Cliff Lodge

We have made our utmost to present a varied mixture of fantastic lodges we have visited and have personal experience of. These lodges are of different character; affordable lodges, ultimate luxury lodges, family-friendly lodges, more adult suitable lodges etc. Note, the lodges listed below are a selection of the lodges we cooperate with, if you want more suggestions and information, please contact us.


We have gathered some amazing lodges of different characters


&Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge and Ngala Tented Lodge

The magic and mystery of Africa come alive in the colonial ambiance of elegant &Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge. Nature is never far at &Beyond Ngala, with breakfast and lunch served in the shade of an enormous weeping boere bean tree. A walled courtyard provides a sheltered space to indulge in sumptuous cuisine, while the boma creates a dramatic setting for fire-lit dinners. An afternoon by the poolside rewards you with a refreshing dip as well as blissful relaxation time. This is the perfect family lodge.

The sophisticated tented camp, &Beyond Ngala Tented Camp in Ngala Game Reseve, is perfectly positioned in tranquil bush surrounds. Intimate and elegant, with all the facilities needed including a pool, shop and spa. This is the perfect lodge for friends, couples and families.

Accommodation: &Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge consist of 20 thatched cottages with shaded verandas nestle among the trees, ensuring the perfect privacy of your retreat. They overlook a private waterhole frequented by wildlife. The two-bedroom Family Suite, with its own swimming pool, as well as dedicated vehicle and ranger, makes for an exclusive family getaway. Children all ages are welcome. The Ngala Tented Lodge consist of 9 charming Luxury safari Tents witch are beautifully situated on the Timbavati River overlooking the riverbed. All the Luxury tents have air-condition, in- and outdoor shower and personal bar. Children over 12 years are welcome.

Price indication: R16,500 per person adult per night, all inclusive.
Ngala Tented Lodge rate from R22,500 per person sharing/night all inclusive.


“… Ngala safari was beyond all expectations! We had the best guide who managed to show us everything you can imagine and even more, for example a lion male with its prey, eating a buffalo and a rhino mark its territory...”



&Beyond Kirkmans Kamp

&Beyond Kirkman’s Kamp in Sabi Sand, whose main building, The Homestead, dates back to the 1920s and consists of a classic library, charming restaurant and views of the building’s large pool area. The exclusive rights to be able to traverse 10,500 hectares of land during a safari make this stay extra unique.

Accommodation: The lodge consists of 12 comfortable Cottages whose furnishings are mixed of antique and modern, all overlooking the sand river from the veranda. All cottages with air conditioning and personal bar. Kirkmans Kamp welcomes children of all ages.

Price indication: from R24,000 per person sharing/night all inclusive.


Kirkmans safari is a guaranteed 5 star experience and guaranteed the best experience during our trip. The staff were fantastic, the Cottages we stayed in were both charming and clean, the food was wonderful and our guided morning and evening safari were absolutely fantastic. Wow! Wonderful nature and a guide (Safari was his name) who was very skilful and knew all animals and plants, he also had the ability to remember all our names and our individual wishes from day 1. The tracker (Victor) was also absolutely wonderful and our own personal butler (Friday) a great guy. The managers and the rest of the staff were also absolutely fantastic and very accommodating. We all thoroughly enjoyed it and I can recommend Kirkmans Kamp to anyone wishing to go on safari.



Arathusa Safari Lodge

The family owned Arathusa Safari Lodge is unique and highly sought after by visitors because of its prime location within the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, adjacent to the unfenced Kruger National Park. Together these two areas comprise one of South Africa’s most incredible and pristine preserved wilderness sanctuaries. Arathusa offers an exceptional safari experience – expect a high concentration of an assortment of game, including the Big 5, and frequent leopard sightings. The lodge is situated on a large waterhole, ensuring interesting game and bird viewing from the comfort of the camp. Arathusa offers exceptional service and the luxury spa.

Accommodation: Arathusa consist of 9 standard suites and 4 luxury suites. The standard suites are located by the waterhole. The 4 luxury suites are more remote located and have private a plunge pool. Each suite with air conditioning, mini bar and private outdoor shower and verandah. No children under 12.

Price indication: from R9200 per person sharing/night. Prices are fully inclusive.


“The safari at Arathusa Safari Lodge was the best thing I ever done and the lodge was wonderful with excellent food och great staff.



Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge & Chitwa House

Chitwa Chitwa is located in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. The lodge’s tasteful decor is a mix of modern and African and the theme for all decor is “big”. Chitwa Chitwa is highly acclaimed for its excellent game viewing, as all hunting in the area has been abolished for decades. As a result, the animals have grown accustomed to the presence of safari vehicles in their territory and we can boast some of the best opportunities to meet Africa’s Big 5. Our highly qualified guides and Shangaan trackers ensure an unforgettable African safari by enriching the experience with their profound knowledge regarding this animal kingdom and its complex habitat.

Accommodation: The lodge consists of 6 luxuriously individually decorated suites. The suites are spacious, about 130-180 square meters, with all the facilities you want such as private lake-view deck and private plunge pool that opens onto a water hole, which gives the chance to see animals up close from the suite. The luxury suites can accommodate up to 2 extra beds for children under the age of 12 years. Children of all ages are welcome at Chitwa Chitwa.

Chitwa House consists of two beautifully appointed en-suite rooms with private decks and outdoor showers. Between the rooms there is a large pool, a beautiful lounge area and a dining area. At Chitwa House you have your own private chef, guide, tracker, butler etc.

Price indication: R26,550 per person sharing all inclusive. Chitwa Chitwa rate is R142,739 per night all inclusive.



Jabulani is a member of Relais & Chateaux, located in the Kapama Game Reserve. The family-run camp is beautifully colonially decorated and offers private dinners with first-class cuisine, wine tastings, spa, sauna and gym. The service is impeccable and lives up to all possible expectations. Jabulani runs a unique program for elephants that have been rescued by HESC and where guests have the opportunity to meet and learn more about the elephants in its natural environment.

Accommodation: Jabulani consists of 6 luxury suites (maximum 12 guests). The suites are elegantly furnished, all with private plunge pool and other facilities. Children over 12 years are welcome.

Adjacent to Jabulani is the Zindoga Villa, ideal for small groups or families and consists of two individual suites. The villa can accommodate 9 guests and children of all ages welcome.

Price indication: R19,500 per person sharing/night all inclusive. The Villa cost R115,000 per night all inclusive.


Dulini Collection

The Dulini Collection in Sabi Sand, speaks of a deeply personal wildlife adventure: the classic safari experience for the sophisticated traveller. Three beautiful lodges of bespoke character in idyllic riverbank settings. The exclusivity, hospitality and sincerity that is Dulini, now extends to guests at Leadwood and River Lodge. The intimacy of each boutique lodge is ideally suited to indulging the safari dreams of individual adventurers; exclusive parties celebrating special occasions together; and romancing honeymooners.

Accommodation: The newly re-imagined Dulini Moya consist of 6 exquisite thatched suites grace the banks of the riverbed. The spacious accommodation with private plunge pools and interiors that epitomise romance, with canopies of mosquito nets and beautiful bathrooms. Each suite offers a private view of the riverbed, seamlessly integrating the grandeur of nature and elegance of décor. With only 3 suites carefully distanced from each other, Leadwood Lodge offers the idyllic honeymoon setting. It can also ideally accommodate parties of friends and families who want to share an exclusive group experience without intruding on each other’s privacy. The 3 magnificent suites, with inspiring views over the Sand River, are lavishly appointed in contemporary style with every creature comfort imaginable. Leadwood’s safari vehicles are designed to carry no more than 6 guests. However, when booked for sole-use, a fourth suite may be made available to parties that are happy with 8 guests on their safari vehicle. Dulini River Lodge exudes a sense of indulgence true to the long-standing safari tradition. The enthralling elevation of the 6 luxurious suites, offers inspiring views over the regal Sand River, to the savannah beyond. Dulini River Lodge presents the signature safari experience in the company of expert guides and in the luxury of exclusive six-seater game viewers. Exhilarating encounters with wildlife and sincere hospitality are what make Dulini River Lodge an unforgettably enriching experience.

Price indication: from R26,800 per person sharing/night all inclusive high season. Other prices may apply during low and peak season.


“The Safari at Dulini was an unforgettable experience. What an amazing envoironment. We have seen so many animals which is absoulutely fantastic. It was very exciting to be able to come so close to the animals, which is nothing you can experience on safari for exampel in Serengeti.



Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Elephant Plains Game Lodge situated in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, offers excellent Big 5 game viewing, luxurious accommodation and sumptuous cuisine. The lodge caters for the discerning traveller, offering a variety of accommodation options. Elephant Plains Game Lodge is world renowned for excellent Big 5 game viewing and guests can enjoy two game drives and a bush walk per day. Facilities include two swimming pools, a spa, gym, conference centre, small library and games room. The lodge is owner run and guarantees personal service and attention to detail. Our unpretentious style ensures that guests regrettably leave the warm and friendly atmosphere of our little piece of Africa.

Accommodation: Elephant Plains consist of rondavels, Luxury suites and a honeymoon suite and can accommodate a maimum of 24 guests. All children welcome.

Price indication: from R8300 per person sharing/night. Prices are all inclusive and excludes beverages.


“It has been absolutely wonderful and it is the best experience we have all had. The highlight was clearly the safari and we saw all the animals, including the big five, and so many more amazing animals during our stay there.”



Inyati Game Lodge

Inyati Private Game Reserve in Sabi Sand is known for its unique location and rich wildlife. The lodge is nicely located on a small hill, overlooking a water hole, ensuring interesting game and bird viewing from the comfort of the lodge. Inyati can accommodate a maximum of 25 guests.

Accommodation: Inyati consists of 8 standard Luxury chalets and 3 larger family Luxury chalets. All luxury chalets have outstanding views of the Sand River. All chalet consist of air conditioning and mini-bar. Children 8 years and older are welcome.

Price indications: from R12,780 per person sharing/night all inclusive.


“Inyati, a superb lodge. Very nice / family friendly staff, good food throughout, and we got so close to the animals … much closer than I could ever dream of.. Afterwards we said that 3 nights is preferable, two nights a bit short, but it is of course a matter of cost as well.”



Kings Camp

Kings Camp, in Timbavati Private Game Reseve, is positioned on the edge of a savanna plain scattered with Acacia trees. A waterhole, located right in front of the camp attracts a wide variety of wildlife day and night. Kings Camp offers gracious hospitality from a bygone era in a unique romantic ambience, and invites guests to relax in fine colonial style, combined with flexibility that puts the comfort and requests of our guests first. Beautifully decorated in dark tones of wood and thatch, off-setting the natural colours of the bush.

Accommodation: The 1 Family suite and 6 generously spacious air-conditioned suites come complete with all luxurious amenities. A Victorian ball-and-claw bath, an indoor and double outdoor shower, as well as a private veranda with a hammock overlooking the bush complete this perfect picture. Children aged from 6 and above are permitted at the Lodge.

2 spacious, air-conditioned Honeymoon suites are exquisitely decorated and have an open plan lounge and bathroom, with both indoor and outdoor showers. Each suite features a private verandah with large plunge pool overlooking the African bush.

Price indication: R16,000 per person sharing/night. Price is all inclusive.


“Kings Camp was great, thank you very much for helping us with everything including choosing the lodge and bookings, we are very pleased! Our Suite felt luxurious and was very spacious. Nothing to complain about and we had Bushbucks outside the veranda. It was fantastic to be out in the bush and spot all the animals, luckely we manage to see all BIG 5 after we have seen the leopard at the last moment. The guide really tried hard so that we could finally find a leopard. We also saw a hippo when we were out on a bush walk which was really scary but quite cool now afterwards. Kings camp really knows service, it was awesome!”



Leopard Hills

Leopard Hills is built on a large rocky hill with the best views in the Sabi Sand area. The lodge faces a water hole, ensuring interesting game and bird viewing from the comfort of the lodge. In addition to world-class safaris, Leopard Hills has all the facilities such as gym “boma”, spa, pool, etc. The restaurant, also with outstanding views, is known for its fantastic gourmet meals.

Accommodation: Leopard Hills consists of 8 luxury suites, all beautifully decorated with private plunge pool and views of the African bush. Children over the age of 10 are welcome.

Price indication: from R23,100 per person sharing/night all inclusive.


Londolozi Tree Camp

World renowned Londolozi as one of Africa’s finest game lodges, Londolozi was the first game reserve in the world to be accorded Relais & Châteaux status, reinforcing its commitment to luxurious accommodation, fine cuisine and exceptional service. Londolozi is situated on the Sand River in the very heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. At each of the five exquisite Londolozi Lodges, you will experience exceptional cuisine and the very best game viewing with some of Africa’s finest rangers and trackers. Wherever you stay, you’ll enjoy over 14,000 ha of exceptional traversing in the Sabi Sand private game reserve – home of the Big 5. A Londolozi safari is about engaging all the senses and participating in the journey, so that you come away charged, enlightened and ready for the next adventure.

Accommodation and price indication: Varty Camp cost from R19,950 per person sharing/night. Founders Camp cost R23,450 per person sharing/night. Tree Camp and Pioneer Camp cost R33,950 per person sharing/night. Granite Suites cost R37,450 per person sharing/night. Price is all inclusive.


We were so friendly and pleasantly welcomed and nicely cared for and even though we didn’t arrive until 3 pm in the afternoon we were served a delicious lunch so we all could get prepared for the afternoon game drive. Our ranger, Sean, and our tracker, Rob, who became our cicerones were really professional. Although animals were not in abundance, with the exception of impala, we managed after a lot of driving and spotting to suddenly encounter a rhino and a hippo and a giraffe and an elephant and a lion and a leopard and even a cheetah very close up, so after each game drive we got back to the lodge with many exciting experiences and nice photos. We of course wanted to see the big 5 before we went home but the great herd of buffaloes had already left the area and had not been spotted in two weeks time. However, there were a few single buffaloes remaining that didn’t manage to follow the large herd but of course it was very difficult to find them. So, after much searching we gave up. And then something very extra ordinary happened. When we were about to pack and get ready for our journey back home, a lonesome buffalo came strolling past outside the lodge. Unbelievable!! If we ever get the opportunity to experinece another safari before we get too old, we will definitely go back to Londolozi!”



Nkorho Bush Lodge

Nkorho Bush Lodge is located in the rich wildlife area of Sabi Sand. The smaller and much cozy lodge can accommodate maximum 16 guests. Besides excellent safari, Nkorho offers bush walks and there is a spa and pool (not heated) at the lodge.

Accommodation: Nkorho consists of 8 chalets, 7 standard and 1 honeymoon suite, all with indoor and outdoor shower, air conditioning, minbar (on request) etc. Children of all ages are welcome.

Price indication: from R9405 per person sharing/night all inclusive.


“Sitting at the airport in Johannesburg, so overwhelmed after our absolutely fantastic trip. Everything has worked perfectly well throughout the whole trip, with the culmination this morning on a magic morning safari. We then got to see nine lions lapping water 2 m from the car, and due to that we have now seen all the Big Five. In addition (perhaps brutally and crudely) we saw some hyenas that had just caught a newborn hippo. Our fantastic ranger Pieter said that it was a unique scene.”



Makumu Private Game Lodge

Makumu Luxury Private Game Lodge is located in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. In the middle of the bush is this family-friendly and hospitable lodge located with the most magnificent views. The open plan building provides a special close to nature experience.

Accommodation: The lodge consists of 6 suites, all of which are tastefully and luxuriously individually decorated. Children over 8 years are welcome and children of all ages if the entire lodge is booked.

Price indication: from R11,800 per person sharing/night all inclusive. If entire lodge is booked for exclusive use R133,110 per night, maximum 12 people.


Makanyi Private Game Lodge

Makanyi Private Game Lodge is the only lodge in southern Timbavati, which means there are fewer safari vehicles in the area. In addition to the very hospitable staff and the skilled guides, the lodge consists of a gym, a spa and the main building together with all suites, is beautifully located in front of a waterhole, ensuring interesting game and bird viewing from the comfort lodge.

Accommodation: Makanyi consists of 7 spacious luxury suites with tasteful furnishings and where two of the suites, which are located more individually, have their own plunge pool. All suites consist of air condition, personal bar and out- and inside showers. Children over 14 years are welcome.

Price indication: R17,000 per person sharing/night all inclusive. Other prices may apply during high- and peak season.


“The welcoming we received from Makanyi was very personal and friendly, wonderful staff. We saw a lots of amimlas (everything except wild dogs), the driver and tracker were very knowledgeable and we had great fun. The food was divine, the best food on the whole trip. We all had massages, which was very nice and professional. Can’t find anything negative, would love to go back



MalaMala Rattray’s Camp

Rattray’s on MalaMala is a culmination of over 50 years of experience within the Rattray Family. MalaMala Rattrays Camp is the epitome of classic style and good taste and wildlife safaris are their number one priority. A maximum of only four guests per safari vehicle is the norm and a flexible operation ensures your adventures into the bush will be intimate and unforgettable. Facilities at the camps are heated pool, library, boutique, fitness and massage facilities. Maximum 16 persons at the camp.

Accommodation: Each of the 8 suites or khaya (the Zulu for “home”) functions as an inclusive home, resplendent with hand-selected furnishings, lavish his-and-hers bathrooms, a secluded outdoor shower and a private heated plunge pool. Children 16 years and above are welcome.

Price indication: R31,000 per person sharing/night. Price is all inclusive.


Royal Malewane

Royal Malewane is a luxury Kruger Park Safari Lodge in South Africa which exudes the romance and beauty of a bygone age whilst offering every modern-day comfort and convenience. This is a unique, personalised adventure that offers you detailed insight into the complex and fascinating ecosystem of the South African bush. Let the expertise of the guides and trackers bring you thrillingly close to the Big 5; indulge in sensual treatments at our tranquil Bush Spa; let the passion of their chefs delight you with nightly feasts under the stars. Easily accessible by air and road, this magnificent South African game lodge located in Thornybush Private Game Reserve is a haven of old-world charm and stylish splendour.

Accommodation: The lodge consists of 6 luxury suites, 2 luxury suites (for 4 people) and the luxurious 6-bedroom “Africa House”, all suites with private pool. The newly built Farmstead consists of 3 1/2 bedrooms (6 adults and 2 children). Children over 10 are welcome. Children of all ages are welcome in the 6-bedroom “Africa House” and in The Farmstead.

Price indication: R47,500 per person sharing/night all inclusive in luxury suite. Other prices may apply during high and peak season. Contact Upplev Sydafrika for more information and rates.


Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge

Earth Lodge is a sanctuary symbolising a new era in luxury South African safari lodges. Sculpted into a slope of the earth, almost invisible in the landscape, the lodge uses texture, light and space to present a lodge like no other. Taking its cue from the surrounding environment, it has been described as the most environmentally sensitive lodge in Africa.

Accommodatioin: Home to 13 ultra-luxurious suites including the Amber Presidential Suite, the lodge breaks with traditional bush lodge style to create a masterpiece of artistry and innovation. Each of the suites at this luxury lodge features individually designed furniture, private plunge pool, en-suite glass fronted bathroom and indoor and outdoor shower. The natural wooden sculptures by renowned South African artist Geoffrey Armstrong add a powerful magic.

Price indication: R35,800 per person sharing/night all inclusive during high season. Other prices may apply during low and peak season.


Savanna Private Game Reserve

Savanna Private Game Reserve was established in June 1995, transforming what was once a ranger training school into what it is today – an internationally acclaimed 5-star luxury safari lodge situated in the midst of the Sabi Sands. Savanna lies in an area where Big 5 sightings are so frequent, it is not unusual to see lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino in a single game drive. In addition to a fantastic game experiences in and around Savanna, the lodge is family friendly and and the professional staff and skilled guides make this lodge extra special. The Logde offers faciliteis such as gym, library, massage and gift shop.

Accommodation: The Lodge consists of 9 luxury suites, charmingly decorated in colonial and classic style. One of the suites is a 2-bedroom family suite. All suites have their own private plunge pool. Children from 8 years are welcome. Savanna family suite can accommodate 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children with extra bed) and includes own chef, guide, etc.

Price indication: from R16,700 per person sharing/night in high season. Prices are all inclusive. Savanna family suite cost R87,450 per night and includes a private chef, guide and landrower. Other prices may apply during low and peak season.


Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

Simbavati Hilltop Lodge is situated on a small beautiful koppie with magnificent views of the bush, the Nhlaralumi River and the distant foothills of the Drakensberg Mountain Range. The lodge consist of a pool, library and spa.

Accommodation: The lodge consist of 8 luxurious safari tents. Accommodation is pure African safari, and comprises of individual pavilion-style luxury tents, arranged to create a unique village feel. Each suite comprises two individual tents – one for the main bedroom, and a separate bathroom, which is linked by a passage that can be opened up on one side – allowing for an indoor or private outdoor shower experience. Privacy is guaranteed thanks to the careful placement of the tented-suites, ensuring a tranquil and intimate stay. Some of the private suites are situated to avail of the breathtaking views, and are therefore accessible via steep stairs. All tents consist of air conditioning and mini-bar. Children over 12 are welcome.

Price indication: from R12,575 per person sharing/night in high season, all inclusive. Other prices may apply during low and peak season.


Singita Boulders Lodge & Ebony Lodge

Singita with Boulders Lodge is located along the Sand River in Singita’s own private reserve in Sabi Sand. A combination of fantastic safari experiences and its unique food and wine concept makes Singita extra special. Singita is known for having one of South Africa’s foremost wine collections.

Singita Ebony Lodge is located on the Sand River near Singita Boulders. The lodge is beautifully glazed and the design is classic in combination with bush style. Ebony also offers a completely unique food and wine concept with fantastic gourmet experiences.

The private Castleton Lodge belongs to Singita and is a charming lodge / farm house located beautifully, privately in the bush which allows free movement of all game outside the fence, allowing sightings of a huge variety of animals.

Accommodation: Singita Boulder Lodge consists of 12 luxury suites, of which two are family suites, all beautifully rustically furnished with a separate living room, private plunge pool. Children over 10 are welcome. Singita Ebony Lodge consists of 12 luxurious suites featuring glass and canvas walls open onto expansive private decks with plunge pools. Two of the suites are family suites and there is an additional Villa. Children of all ages are welcome. Castleton with 6 small houses, accommodates a maximum of 12 people and offers its own chef, gym, large pool, “boma”, wine cellar, etc. Ideal for groups and families and children of all ages are welcome.

Price indication: Singita Boulders and Ebony from R45,560 per person sharing/night all inclusive during high season. Other prices may apply during low and peak season. Castelton cost R379,270 for the entire lodge (1-8 guests) all inclusive.


Singita Lebombo Lodge

Singita Lebombo Lodge is located in the eastern part of the Kruger Naitonl Park, right on the border with Mozambique. The reserve consists of 33,000 hectares of untouched land and the exclusive area is one of the most spectacular territories in the park, with a selection of flora and fauna in four different eco-zones. The lodge is tastefully and modernly decorated and the food and service are of the absolute highest class.

Accommodaiton: The 15 tastefully decorated suites are beautifully situated, high up with stunning views along the N’wanetsi River and have all the comforts you could wish for out in the bush, just like all the Singita lodges. Children over 10 are welcome.

Price indicaiton: from R45,560 per person sharing all inclusive high season. Other prices may apply during low and peak season.

You can travel to South Africa all year round, but we recommend going September to May

Healthcare is good in South Africa. Even so we suggest obtaining a sound travel insurance before departure

As a EU and UK citizen, you will receive a 90-day tourist visa upon arrival in South Africa

To ponder before travelling:

The so-called “peak season” in December / January is very popular indeed and requires booking of accommodation, safaris, activities and restaurants well in advance.