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
TIMBAVATI GAME RESERVE
Timbavati Game Reserve is a classic safari destination and remains a favourite of the Greater Kruger region. This 53 392 hectare (131 935 acres) piece of wilderness sanctuary shares an open border with the Kruger National Park. Timbavati is known for its splendid wildlife viewing experience, grand hospitality, and lavish lodges.
Guided game drives and walks allow for extraordinary experiences with African wildlife, while time spent relaxing, dining and socializing is done in style & comfort.
Timbavati delivers on every aspect of a classic wildlife safari. For photography, honeymoons, or simply a wonderful time away with family or friends, this reserve will have any lover of Africa return time and time again.
&Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge
Sheltered in the shade of Africa's woodland wilds, Ngala Safari Lodge is a shining example of where wilderness and luxury meet. This gorgeous lodge provides every need and more to their guests while ensuring immersion in its wild.
A variety of cottages and family rooms welcome all travellers in comfort. The rooms are spacious, private, tranquil and supremely comfortable, while various features of the lodge itself allow for much to be enjoyed and experienced.
Lodge Amenities Include:
Pool, Bar, Spa, Gym, Library
&Beyond Ngala Tented Camp
Ngala Tented Safari Camp is a wilderness treasure offering a lovely and lively stay in the African wild. The luxury canvas tents have all the wanted comforts while allowing for an extra immersive sense into one's surroundings.
Set in between the woods of a riverbank, Ngala Tented Camp has splendid scenic views which often attract all manner of iconic and curious African wildlife.
Lodge Amenities Include:
Spa, Gym, Pool, Bar
GREATER MAKALALI GAME RESERVE
The Greater Makalali game reserve covers an area of 25 000 hectares (± 62 000 acres) and is home to all the prolific African game, including the big 5. This nature reserve has been restored to its former glory through intensive work by local communities and conservationists.
Consequently, game viewing in the park is fantastic with a high chance of encountering big 5 and general game alike. The lodges of Makalai boast world-class comfort and treats that make every visit special.
A great mix of comforts and activities are available at the lodge, including the favourite bush-bath and sleepout deck. While game drives and bushwalks fulfil all expectations of a safari.
Garonga Safari Camp
Garonga Safari Camp provides a luxury experience while staying in a beautiful and spacious canvas tent. Each tent is built into stone with a wooden deck overlooking the wilderness.
Beyond the comfort and wildlife surprises, one can indulge in a private bush bath experience, a massage, or even book the sleepout deck with an amazing overnight view of the wild.
The Lodge amenities include:
Pool, Curio Shop, Viewing Deck, Massage, Bush Bath, Sleep Out Deck