Africa’s Kruger National Park is among the most popular destinations on earth — a nature enthusiast’s fantasy that boasts an amazing variety of animals and fauna.
Umkumbe Safari Lodge
Africa On Foot
Choosing the right luxury bush camp in Kruger National Park is a very significant part planning your trip because every region of the park is home to various animal species. Additionally, you have to choose what’s suitable for you, if you are celebrating an anniversary or vacationing with family.
Nthambo Tree Camp
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nDzuti Safari Camp
Kruger National Park covers an area of about 2 million hectares and is rich fauna and flora, but also a variety. If youdo not need to sacrifice comfort in the countryside and’ve been dreaming of travel to Africa, here are 5 luxury bush camps in Kruger that I experienced. More or one will meet your needs:
Nokana Safari Camp
The Umkumbe Safari Lodge is situated on the banks of This seasonal Sand River in the wildlife reserve of Sabi Sands Game Reserve.
It is hundreds of animal species, as well as a great destination for people who wish to observe the Big Five that is fascinating. The lodge can accommodate up to 14 guests in seven chalets/rooms. Four of these chalets are connected via an inter-leading doorway, being a group of friends or the perfect setting for families.
While one chalet includes a bath fitted with a tub and a shower, six chalets come with en baths equipped with showers. A number of the chalets have from where guests can appreciate the views of the Sand River, a little veranda. The main entry area includes a lounge area, a pool, an open air dining room and a bar.
Guests will be invited to take part daily beginning with the early morning safari game drive and ending with another game drive. The lodge provides the possibility to enjoy bush walks and nighttime game drives. WATCH VIDEO
How to get here: self drive from Johannesburg (about 6 hours) or by plane from Johannesburg to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport at Nelspruit (about 1 hour) and by car to Umkumbe (roughly two hours) OR you could save driving time by simply flying into Skukuza Airport and hit exactly the Umkumbe Safari Lodge at less than one hour by car.
The five chalets at Africa in the beautiful setting of Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, an area are set On Foot.
The location offers Big Five safaris and walking safaris, offering guests the chance to admire hippos, giraffes, zebras and a variety of birds. Africa On Foot has nighttime game drives and also invites their guests to enjoy a variety of other fun outdoor pursuits.
Beside the five chalets, Africa offers people the option! 2 chalets are designed for households, equipped with bathroom, twin beds plus a double bed. Another three chalets have an en-suite bath, a double bed or double beds, and some have an outdoor shower.
The area of this lodge has a dining room, a library, a lounge area and an outdoor boma area with a camp fire. Guests also have access to a swimming pool and pool chairs.
The Best Way to get here: by car from Johannesburg (about 6 hours); by plane from Johannesburg and Cape Town to Hoedspruit Airport or Nelspruit Airport and from there by car (30 minutes out of Hoedspruit and 3 hours by Nelspruit) WATCH VIDEO
The Nthambo Tree Camp is among my favorite cheap luxury bush camps in Kruger. It is handled by the Africa On Foot team so that you may expect accommodation, actions that were wonderful and the exact exceptional providers as those mentioned above.
The Nthambo Tree Camp is located in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve and offers guests the chance to take part in night and day game drives, Big Five drive safaris and bush walks. Aside from the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo, you’ll be able to identify hippos, zebras, giraffes and other animals that are fascinating, in addition to an assortment of birds.
Nthambo Tree Camp invites guests to relax in one of those five chalets made beautifully to accommodate two people. The lodge area includes a dining area from where you can appreciate the waterhole in front of camp, the plains and the silhouettes of the Drakensberg mountain range and an outdoor lounge. The boma is present to complete the gorgeous scenery.
This green camp includes five tree house chalets, each of them adapting to two guests. The chalets are raised on wooden stilts, the walls are made from canvas tents and the roof is thatched. Each chalet has an en-suite bathroom.
The Best Way to get here: by car from Johannesburg (about 6 hours); by plane from Johannesburg and Cape Town to Hoedspruit Airport or Nelspruit Airport and from there by car (30 minutes out of Hoedspruit and 3 hours by Nelspruit).
Also Situated in Klaserie Game Reserve is nDzuti Safari Camp.
Animals are free to roam in and outside of the property at their leisure, meaning that there might be wildebeest, dinosaurs, or even zebra directly outside your door Considering that the camp does not have any borders!
NDzuti is your luxury bush camp in Kruger for people who prefer a boutique resort atmosphere over a hotel that is crowded. In fact, the camp contains four guestrooms complete with en baths and air conditioning. The house includes a swimming pool, as well as a shared living room with a kitchen and terrace area.
Meals are served outside on the terrace by the flame pit, or even at the dining room of the house. This romantic safari experience is an perfect retreat for honeymooners or to get a significant group to possess the entire home for themselves, that comes out to approximately $1,155.72 each night with meals and also two safaris (night and day ) included. WATCH VIDEO
The Best Way to get here: There is a daily shuttle out of OR Tambo Airport at Johannesburg that Renders early in the morning and arrives at the Bush Pub near Enkulu Gate.
The shuttle costs ZAR 650 per person one way and you can collect from there at ZAR 200 per person each way. The company conducting the shuttle is Ashton’s Tours. Please note this is not and a shuttle service a sightseeing excursion. The shuttle takes about 6 -7 hours so when arranging flights, work on becoming to OR Tambo at 5:30 PM.
The Nokana Safari Camp is located in the Blyde-Olifants Conservancy from Limpopo, situated west of the Kruger National Park.
It is a four-star green safari camp that includes two thatched chalets plus six luxury units. Each guestroom features an en-suite bathroom and views of the city landscape.
Like decks, Nokana doesn’t have fences, so animals can roam freely through the region. It is common to see warthog, zebra, and antelope rummaging through the vegetation around camp throughout the day.
Using a maximum occupancy of 20 people, Nokana can pamper guests with air-conditioning, toiletries, extra towels and blankets at the area, and also a swimming pool to enjoy in between safaris.
The safaris at Nokana aren’t the norm. Guests are taken every time if or not a ship safari along the Olifants River or a complete day at Kruger. WATCH VIDEO
How to get here: The journey from Johannesburg may take around 6 hours, or up to 2 hours in case guests choose the scenic Panorama Route. Flying to the OR Tambo International Airport of Johannesburg and taking self-drive or a road transport through the Mpumalanga and Limpopo countries is also an option. For to Nokana Safari Camp, visitors can fly to Hoedspruit airport (Eastgate airport) and then take a road transfer to the lodge. The drive takes about 30-40 minutes and is on , tar roads that are good. All game watching and traversing in reservations will be conducted from official Nokana sport viewers, although self driving guests can easily access the paychecks from lease cars.
Driving Instructions from Hoedspruit are as follows: take the R40 Street towards Phalaborwa, then turn left onto the R530 towards Orighstad/Lydenburg.
Continue along this very pleasant road and admire the landscape till you arrive at the Nokana Safari Lodge gate entrance on the left (about 15 minutes’ in the turn).
It is possible to discover an affordable luxury bush camp in Kruger that gives the calmness and excitement to you that you can find in the African bush. These 5 happened to be areas I remained and will personally recommend.
Special thanks to each of the properties, Sun Destinations, Nicky Arthur PR, Borrow Lenses and Airlink Airlines!