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Karongwe Game Reserve - an untamed garden of eden where the spoor of wildlife invites you to explore the timeless beauty of the bush; where an oasis of unimaginable luxury provides the greatest vantage point to the Big Five and its vast, untouched wilderness.

This 21 000 acre wildlife paradise is straddled between four rivers and is located just 45 minutes from the world famous Kruger National Park. Karongwe teems with an abundance of game, birdlife and diverse dense vegetation which provides the perfect habitat for the most secretive of Africa`s large cats, the leopard.

It is the perfect place to get away from the demands of city life.

The truly luxurious Karongwe River Lodge is set upon the fertile bank of the Makhutswi River and offers the comfort of 5 star accommodation. A private watering hole that is home to many hippo and crocodile can be enjoyed from any of the 13 exclusive suites.

Accommodation at Karongwe River Lodge:
The luxury suites are designed to suit couples who want five star luxury with en-suite bathroom and total privacy. They also offer you spectacular views, wonderful wildlife sightings and the sound of the African bush.

Each room is built entirely from indigenous wood and has its own deck overlooking the magnificent Makhutswi River. These suites offer sumptuous decor and fittings, remote air-conditioner, ceiling fans, bar fridge and the facility to make tea or coffee. The bathroom has a beautiful dressing table, jumbo shower and the ladies favourite, a Victorian bath.

The family suites have been designed to accommodate families of four but can also accommodate five with the inclusion of a babies cot. Like all other accommodation types at Safari Lodge these are also built out of indigenous wood with their own private deck looking out across the camp onto the Makhutswi River.

In addition 2 magnificent executive suites have been designed and furnished to satisfy those who want only the best. Inside, a remote controlled air-conditioner gives you the desired tempreture you need during the hot summer and the cool winter months.

Each suite offers two queen size beds draped with mosquito nets. The bathroom is stunning with the Victorian bath being a main feature.

The magnificent "Presidential Suites" are designed for those with superior and exquisite taste. These spacious and private rooms offer sumptuous decor and furniture to satisfy the best of connoisseurs.

Enjoy your own splash pool whilst sipping on a cocktail or lay back on a comfortable deck-bed and enjoy the wonderful sounds of the African bush or watch hippos and crocs go through their daily routine right in front of you in your own private water hole.

Room service for meals and special drinks are only a push of a button away on your private radio which puts you constantly in touch with the efficient Edeni staff. These wonderful people are committed to make your stay one that you will treasure forever.

Facilities at Karongwe River Lodge includes:
- Swimming pool and relaxing area
- Bar, pool tables, darts and exercise equipment
- Covered open air breakfast and lunch deck
- Lounge and Library
- Computer information system
- Bar and cocktail room
- Boma
- Covered Parking
- Curio Shop

The rates are inclusive of accommodation, all meals, game drives, bush walks, tea and coffee. Bar/extras not included.

Conservation Fee:
On 1st January 2017, Karongwe Private Game Reserve will introduce a new conservation levy to the Karongwe Reserve. This levy is essential in the fight against chromalena, poaching, and many other activities that preserve the wildlife heritage of the Karongwe Reserve for future generations to come. Conservation levies are not included in the accommodation rates, and will be R40 per person and must be settled by the guest on departure at each respective lodge.

Rooms and Units Available:

Executive Suite
2 spacious air-conditioned suites (double or twin bedded), with ensuite bathrooms. In addition is a small sitting area.
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults

Family Suite (min 4 pax)
The family suite is a beautifully spaced open-plan luxurious room consisting of 1 double bed with 3 single beds with en-suite bathroom. It is ideal in accommodating families consisting of up to 3 children .
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults and 2 children

Luxury Suite
Settle in at your leisure in one of our 5 spacious and air-conditioned suites (double only), with en-suite bathrooms.
Amount of similar units: 5
Sleeps 2 Adults

Presidential Suite
Settle in at your leisure in one of our 2 spacious and air-conditioned suites, with en-suite bathrooms.
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Disabled (wheelchair friendly)
Honeymoon Couples

Cancellation Policy:

29 - 22 days prior to arrival - 10% cancellation fee
21 to 15 days prior to arrival - 30% cancellation fee
14 to 7 days prior to arrival - 50% cancellation fee
6 tot 3 days prior to arrival - 65% cancellation fee
3 to 1 day prior to arrival - 80% cancellation fee

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  • Accommodation Type: Game Lodge