Top Luxury Safari Lodges Of Kruger National Park, South Africa In 2019
The iconic Kruger National Park in South Africa is internationally famed for its magnificent wildlife sightings. Here you can experience the thrill of driving in an open vehicle with the wind in your hair, as you seek to spot Africa’s ‘Big 5’ – Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino and the elusive Leopard. They are all there and the joy of the safari is unmatched by any international vacationing experience.
A lessor known feature of the park, in international terms, is the many excellent lodges and luxury camps that are dotted all over the park, many in private game reserves which are within the boundaries of the greater Kruger.
Being one of Africa’s premier luxury safari operators, we need to book the very best for our esteemed clients and so this article turns the spotlight on a handful of the top accommodation establishments situated in the Greater Kruger Park right now.
These are all unique, different and award winning 5 star lodges. These are the top luxury safari lodges in Kruger National Park for 2019.
Singita Lebombo – Kruger National Park
This beautiful Afro- contemporary lodge has bold modern architecture and a stunning, massive split swimming pool in the main communal area. Filled with light and ordered structures, this lodge is where sculpture meets organic – a magnificent landmark in Singita’s privately-leased concession.
The aforementioned communal area is multi-level and contains a library for the studious, a multi-media room, wine studio and rooftop viewing area. Add to this an interactive kitchen, espresso bar and deli and you have a great place to chill between game drives.
A celebration of cutting-edge design, Singita Lebombo comprises 13 luxury suites and even one private-use villa that give guests a front row seat to the Kruger National Park.
Rattray’s Camp – Mala Mala Private Game Reserve
This is one of the most elegant and famous ‘camp’ style luxury accommodation offers available to those who visit the Kruger Park. It has a sort of humble opulence and is a place so romantically appointed that it is a favourite with honeymooners. It offers both exclusivity and unrivalled game viewing.
Each spacious camp style room is called a ‘Khaya’ (the Zulu word for ‘home) and offers great views of the Sand River where a myriad of wildlife can be viewed whilst you’re taking a dip in your magnificent private plunge pool, or enjoying sundowners on the deck.
The communal area of the camp consists of a gym with a steam room, an infinity swimming pool, a massage service, a library …and much more. A great place to thrill to Africa’s wildlife as you simply relax.
Tinga Lodge – Lion Sands Game Private Reserve
Situated on the banks of the beautiful Sabi River and covering both a part of the Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, this excellent lodge provides spectacular views of the river and has wildlife sightings galore.
What is particularly exciting is that it makes claim to being the area with the highest concentration of leopard in Africa, the most difficult of all big game to spot. The Tinga lodge itself however is all about winding down at the end of the day at the side of the huge infinity pool, or in the privacy of your own suite in your very own plunge pool!
There are nine suites in total and also the one two bedroomed Hi’Nkweni private villa.
Royal Malewane – Thornybush Game Private Reserve
Rated as one of the top 20 Game reserves in the World, boasting exceptional game viewing experiences, the Royal Malewane, is located in Thornybush Private Game Reserve on the Western border of The Greater Kruger National Park.
It is like stepping out of the history books, when the traditional royal safari was seeped in luxury. Another favourite with Honeymooners, it exudes the romance and the beauty of a bygone age, whilst offering every modern comfort.
From the award-winning spa to sumptuous cuisine, this is sublime personalised luxury and testimony to this is that there are only six Luxury Suites, two Royal Suites and ‘Africa House’ – an exclusive use bush villa with six bedrooms.
Kings Camp – Timbavati Private Game Reserve
Also offering sublime luxury with the feeling of a bygone era, facing an open savanna plain with a waterhole, which is frequented by a wide variety of wildlife both day and night, is the ultra-luxurious Kings camp situated in the Timbavati private game reserve.
The accommodations are eye-popping and impressively appointed. Seven spacious Luxury and Family Suites and two exquisite Honeymoon Suites are equipped with air-conditioning, Victorian ball-and-claw bath, indoor and outdoor double shower and a private verandah.
Each Honeymoon Suite also has a private verandah with a large plunge pool overlooking the African bush – and the Waterbuck Private Camp has a 4 bedroomed villa with its own villa attendant and chef to take care of your every need!
Go There with The Best in Luxury Safari Tour Operators
Ensure that you get the best that these excellent lodges can offer by being accompanied by Jewel of Africa safaris, the luxury safari tour operators who offer the most personalised service and most flexible tour packages, many designed especially for honeymoon couples.
Contact us to learn more and ensure that your luxury safari experience to the Kruger Park and surrounds includes the top luxury safari lodges of Kruger National Park for 2019!