Located in an exclusive private reserve within the Greater Kruger National Park, Naledi Game Lodge offers its exclusive Bush Lodge, with three secluded suites set in atmospheric Kruger bushveld; overlooking a dry river bed and a watering hole. The reserve holds high natural densities of Africas Big Five (elephant, rhinoceros, buffalo, lion and leopard), and the Naledi Game lodge provides a perfect base for guided game-viewing from open safari vehicles.
Among Naledi Game Lodges charms is the variety and flexibility of our idyllic accommodation. Whether you are a honeymoon couple, a trio of travelling companions, or a family group with grandparents and young children, Naledi will have the ideal suite (or combination of suites) for you.
Naledi Game Lodge founder Kjell Bismeyer still oversees daily operations, and his teams commitment to excellence in hospitality and cuisine has repeatedly seen Naledi win the highest certifications from Booking.com and Trip Advisor. Naledi is also an African Continent Winner in the Luxury Safari Retreat category of the annual World Luxury Hotel Awards.
Accommodation at Naledi Game Lodge:
Naledi Bush Lodge provides reliable cell phone coverage plus free Wi-Fi, and all suites include an en suite bathroom, full air-conditioning, plentiful bottled water (at no additional charge), insect netting, a mini-bar refrigerator, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, a hairdryer, and Naledis own range of complimentary bathroom products.
Named after one of our most majestic bushveld trees, Leadwood Suite offers maximum privacy. It overlooks a small seasonal waterhole, and places you completely within our tranquil bush environment. An expansive private wooden deck with recliners, set around your own private plunge-pool. Two magnificent bedrooms (Leadwood A and Leadwood B) separated by your own covered patio and private lounge space. Two substantial en suite bathrooms one for each bedroom. Your choice, in each bedroom, of either a king-size bed or two three-quarter size beds.
Named after the beautiful Paperbark Acacia tree, Paperbark Suite overlooks classic bushveld scenery, and is often commended for its delicious atmosphere of tranquillity. Your own private patio-deck with recliners. A king-size bed. En suite bathroom. In addition to your en suite bathroom, a glorious and entirely private outdoor shower (there being few things as satisfying as a steaming shower beneath the African stars).
Named after the wild tree that bears the bushvelds most delicious fruit, Marula Suite gazes over a low valley toward one of our waterholes, with its coming-and-going of elephants and other game. Your own private patio-deck. Two adjoining bedrooms. Your choice of a luxury double bed or two three-quarter size beds per bedroom. Shared En Suite bathroom.
Rock Fig Suite:
Our brand new Suite is named after this fascinating and valuable African tree that clings to rocks. This exclusive Suite sits in its own secluded, private position, nestling among trees, circled by a wooden deck directly over looking our dry river bed. This luxurious Suite gives you the indoor / outdoor feel, from sitting in your lounge area to lying in your king size bed, enjoy the views overlooking your private wooden deck with its own infinity plunge pool. A luxurious en suite bathroom that will take your breath away. Choose between languishing in a luxurious bath whilst overlooking the views from your window, an indoor shower looking out over your private piece of the African bush or enjoy experiencing an entirely secluded outdoor shower under the African stars.
Families are welcome:
Naledi Game Lodge welcomes family groups, including children of all ages. We have even had babies just a few months old among our guests. Many of our suites are family-friendly, and spacious enough to comfortably accommodate additional beds or cots (which we have in ample supply). We strive to be flexible in accordance with your needs, and will be delighted to assist you in selecting a suite or indeed any combination of suites that will maximise the comfort and luxury experience of your family or group. Simply contact us.
We do of course request parents to observe ordinary levels of courtesy with regard to their children, such that the tranquillity of our other guests is not interrupted.
Prospective guests should note that, while our guides, trackers and service staff are delightful with children, we do not offer child-specific activities or babysitting services.
A Day on a Wildlife Safari with Naledi Game Lodge:
These hours are also the most atmospheric for game viewing from an open vehicle. So the rhythm of a day on safari follows the rhythms of the bush: rising early for your first game drive; relaxing from mid-morning to mid-afternoon; then getting active again with another game drive as evening approaches.
The schedule that follows will give you a sense of the daily rhythm at Naledi during our African summer months (October through to April). In winter (May through to September) all the scheduled times shift forward half an hour; so you would for example be woken at 05:30 for your game drive, instead of at 05:00.
Theres a discreet knock on your door from your lodge manager, to suggest its time to wake up for your game drive.
You gather with fellow guests in the lounge area, to enjoy tea or coffee with cookies before your game drive.
You depart on your game drive in an open safari vehicle, with your expert Naledi guide at the wheel and a tracker riding up front. Typically, the atmosphere at departure is both expectant and congenial. There will be at the very most seven other guests on your vehicle, so its an entirely natural and easy space in which to chat with fellow guests.
Youre home for breakfast ideally with some delightful game sightings stored both in your mind and on your camera.
Breakfast is served on your lodges main breakfast deck. Seated around a single large table, guests share their impressions from the morning drive.
With breakfast over, you might wish to relax until lunchtime in one of our game hides, take a game walk, enjoy a spa treatment, or just bliss out beside the pool with a good book.
Lunch is served.
You depart on your afternoon-into-evening game drive. Midway through this drive your guide will pull over into a scenic spot; here youll disembark from the vehicle for sun-downers and snacks, and might survey one of our exquisite sunsets. Later, driving through the fragrant bushveld dusk, your guide or tracker will use a power-lamp to reveal passing game. Should you so wish, your guide will also pause and momentarily switch off the lights and engine, to enhance your experience of our glittering African starscapes and the deep stillness of the bush at night.
Youre home from the evening game drive, in good time to freshen up before dinner.
Dinner is served, with fine cuisine and pleasant company making this meal a memorable experience in its own right.
Take the R21 (Boksburg) motorway from the airport and then the N12 to Witbank.
Pass Witbank and Middelburg, now on the N4, and turn off the highway at Belfast (R33).
Pass through Belfast and follow the signs to Dullstroom (R540).
From Dullstroom to Lydenburg (R540) and then on to Ohrigstad (R36).
From Ohrigstad (R36), then some 10kms past the Abel Erasmus Tunnel (R527) to Hoedspruit.
At Hoedspruit turn left to Phalaborwa at the 3rd fourway stop (the R40)
Travel 16.5 kilometres on this road until you get to a sign Balule Gamne reserve OWGR Gate on your left and this is directly opposite the Reserve gates.
Turn in at the gate.
The gate guard will radio the lodge and we will be ready to greet you as you reach the Lodge, which is seven kilometers from the gate along a very well maintained gravel road. From the gate, proceed Left and follow the signs to Naledi.