THE LOWVELD

 

The northeastern stretches of South Africa are home to a spectacular wilderness of scenic landscapes and rich wildlife.

 

This region, also known as the Lowveld, or Bushveld is a savannah woodland paradise. Vast protected wilderness areas are to be found here, including the world-renowned Kruger National Park, Sabi Sands, Klaserie, and many more.

 

Here, the iconic African animals such as elephant, lion, leopard and so much more roam freely while the splendour of their presence attracts onlookers from all over the globe.

 

Besides its riches of wildlife, it is culturally vibrant as a diversity of South African people call this region home.

 

The Lowveld is known globally for its spectacular wildlife sightings and hospitality. Whether one encounters its beauty on a game drive, bush-walk or trail, it never disappoints.

Following is a list of our favourite Game Reserves and Lodges in the Lowveld

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

The Kruger National Park is a world-renowned nature reserve boasting over 2 000 000 hectares (± 4 950 000 acres) of protected land. It hosts a spectacular array of wildlife, flora, landscapes, and archaeological sites for any lover of Africa and wildlife.

 

A variety of lodges operate in the reserve from the south to the far north. Gradual changes in the landscape and prominent wildlife are to be found across the reserve, with a chance of seeing most, if not all the big 5 throughout the park.

 

The Kruger National Park is an ideal location finding beautiful wildlife and landscapes. Exploring this reserve on foot alongside an expert trails guide is highly recommended.

Pafuri Luxury Tented Camp

Pafuri Luxury Camp is situated in the northern Kruger National Park, known for its breathtaking landscapes and wildlife. Overlooking the Luvuvhu river, this camp boasts luxury and an immersive wilderness experience.

 

All tents are outfitted for comfort within, while wooden decks surround it with a spectacular view of the river where all manner of wildlife can be seen.

 

The Lodge amenities include:

Pool, Bar, Observation Deck

Lukimbi Safari Lodge

This wonderful lodge is situated in the southern section of the Kruger National Park, known for its amazing diversity and wildlife that roam free. Lukimbi is an archetypal safari lodge designed to embrace and observe its natural surroundings.

 

The lodge has two choices of Suites with beautiful views and spacious rooms. The luxury suites having their own pool, outside shower and more space.

 

The Lodge amenities include:

Pool, Gym, Curio Shop, Spa, Children's Activities, Golf Trips

SABI SANDS GAME RESERVE

Sabi Sands game reserve is a collection of privately owned land and lodges that share open borders with the Kruger National Park. The entire 65 000 hectares (160620 ±acres) is renowned for up-close big 5 sightings and relaxed wildlife, allowing for some of the best game viewing opportunities in Africa. 

 

A good mix of wonderfully comfortable to ultra-luxurious lodges operate here, allowing for varied prices to suit your needs while not compromising the spectacular game viewing opportunity of the reserve. 

 

Sabai Sands is ideal for wildlife photography of general game and big five animals, especially that of the elusive leopard.

Idube Lodge

Idube Lodge is one of the oldest running lodges in the Sabi Sands. Years of perfecting the classic safari experience have made it a favourite, and well-known safari destination for local and international travellers alike.

 

The lodge has a variety of suites available at varying levels of luxury. The finest, being the Makulbela and Leadwood suites with private pools.

 

The Lodge amenities include:

Pool, Gym, Curio Shop, Bird Hide

Dulini Lodge

Nestled beneath the canopy of the Mabrak riverine forest, this lodge is a beautifully designed luxury destination. Enjoy world-class comforts, treats and cuisine, while exploring some of the best wildlife regions available in Africa.

 

Each thatched-roof suite provides luxury in a romantic African setting, ample space and a private deck and splash pool overlooking the riverbed.

 

The Lodge amenities include:

Pool, Gym, Curio Shop, Viewing Deck, Spa Treatments

Dulini River Lodge