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Karongwe Game Reserve

Karongwe Game Reserve

Becks Safari Lodge

Welcome to Karongwe Game Reserve, where the wild African wilderness meets modern luxury. We are excited to offer you an unforgettable experience in one of the most breathtaking destinations in the world.

Where is Karongwe Game Reserve?

Karongwe Private Game Reserve is located near Hoedspruit in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, about a 5-hour drive from OR Tambo Airport. Our reserve is home to the Big Five, including lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and buffalos, as well as a variety of other wildlife and over 360 bird species.

Our reserve covers over 9,000 hectares of pristine African wilderness, including savannah plains, rocky outcrops, and riverine forests. The unique and diverse landscape provides a perfect habitat for a wide range of animals and birds, which you can observe on game drives or bush walks with our experienced guides.

How many Lodges are on the Karongwe Game Reserve?

This Out-of-Africa wildlife park has five lodges. They set themselves apart from other Game Reserve Lodges with the extraordinary lengths that they are willing to go to ensure that your stay with them is an African Wildlife Safari experience. The dedication of the staff is also reflected in the standard of accommodation available within the Karongwe Portfolio. This is why they can say ‘one experience, a thousand moments.

Below are links to each of the 5 safari lodges.

Who owns Karongwe Game Reserve?

This 9000-ha game reserve is a collection of cattle farms that turned into a game reserve. The Karongwe property is collectively owned by the Karongwe Association which also owns the Karongwe Game (Pty) Ltd. The company was specifically formed to manage the game reserve and the animals to restore the land to its natural bush veld.

There are 5 lodges on the Karongwe Game Reserve – part of the Karongwe Portfolio

Becks Safari Lodge

10 Suites

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Becks Safari Lodge

Kuname Lodge and Manor House

The lodge has 5 suites and the Manor House sleeps 6 people

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Kuname Lodge

Shiduli Private Game Lodge

25 Suites

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Shiduli Private Game Lodge

Chisomo Safari Camp

22 Suites

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Chisomo Safari Lodge

Karongwe River Lodge

12 Suites

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Karongwe River Lodge

All these lodges offer a unique unrivaled African Wildlife Safari experience. With excellent Pan-African cuisine, gourmet plated meals, and romantic touches like private dinners and bush picnics. Spa treatments are available at 2 of the lodges, or you can request a spa treatment in your room.

Your culinary experience awaits you under the stars in the boma or inside the spacious dining rooms overlooking the bushveld. Some of the lodges have conference facilities, and small intimate wedding venues, and cater to birthday or wedding anniversary celebrations that can be tailored to your specific dreams.

A 9000-ha Big Five Game Reserve

The Karongwe is home to the Big5 – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino buffalo – and predators like a wild dog, hyena, cheetah, and other game like giraffe, impala, kudu, nyala, and wildebeest. There are over 350 birds on the bird list with an abundance of small birds and birds of prey that offers plenty of photographic opportunities to add to your bird list. You go out on 2 game drives daily in an open safari vehicle with a qualified guide and tracker.

Morning drives start with coffee, tea, or hot chocolate served with rusks. Your game drives last about 3 hours and then it’s breakfast time. Lunch is from 13h00 to 15h00. Then it’s off on another 3-hour afternoon game drive. Arriving back at the lodge just after dark, dinner is served in the boma – weather permitting.

Karongwe Game Reserve is only a 45-minute drive from the Big Five Kruger National Park Orpen Gate. Day trips to the Blyde Canyon, a boat trip on the Blyde Dam or a balloon flight are all just around the corner from the Reserve. A day trip to the Panorama Route with historical towns like Pilgrims Rest, waterfalls, God’s Window, and the Graskop Zipline will keep you busy the whole day.

Karongwe Portfolio offers an unrivaled African wildlife safari experience with gourmet food and staff who are dedicated to making sure your safari memories will stay with you for a lifetime.

Karongwe Game Reserve venues

Karongwe Lodges are suited for the following types of events. The intimate Kuname Lodge has 5 suites, the Kuname Manor house sleeps 6 people, Becks Safari Lodge has 10 suites, Karongwe River Lodge has 12 suites, Chisimo Lodge has 22 suites and Shiduli Lodge has 25 suites.

     Family and child-friendly

Karongwe Kids




Karongwe Game Reserve

     Birthday celebrations

     Wedding anniversaries

Spend your next African safari holiday at one of the Karongwe Lodges. email to inquire about your next safari vacation and how we can help you make your dreams come true.

To check out the various lodges and SA Resident’s Rates in the Karongwe Portfolio click here

For more information on the Karongwe Portfolio click here

SA Residents Rates valid till 31 December 2023 at the 5 lodges vary from R2750 to R3000 per person sharing (R2980 to R3300 pp till 31 December 2024). You can book directly with any of the 5 lodges on the Hoedspruit Online website.

Your African wildlife safari starts at Karongwe


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