Kruger National Park Reviews
An Inside Look At Some Of The Top Lodges And Camps In The Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park is a world-renowned wildlife destination located in South Africa. It is home to an incredible array of animals, plants and landscapes that offer visitors an unforgettable safari and bush experience. The national park covers 19,485 km2 (7,523 sq mi) and contains the largest diversity of species in any African national parks or game reserves.
The Uyaphi.com team has been privileged to visit and photograph many Kruger National Park lodges and camps on numerous occasions over the past two decades.
We have explored the park's diverse landscapes, wildlife (including the "Big Five"), and various lodges and safari camps.
We have had the opportunity to take a closer look at our favourite safari lodges and camps in the park. To photograph, experience, view and taste these special safari lodges and tented camps is and always will be special for us.
Below are our personal thoughts, feelings and photographs of just a few of the safari properties we have had the privilege of visiting.
Our experience of Kruger National Park has been nothing short of amazing, one of the best in Southern Africa for game viewing and accommodation options.
Every visit we have made here has offered us new and exciting experiences, whether it be photographing wildlife on game drives or a bush walk, exploring the park's diverse landscapes or simply meeting new people at the lodges and safari camps.
Reviews And Photo Galleries Of Kruger National Park Lodges
Ezulwini River Lodge Gallery
Cradled on the banks of the Great Olifants River, beneath towering fig and natal mahogany trees, lies Ezulwini River Lodge.
Ezulwini, meaning ‘place of paradise’, remains true to its name in the secretive construction of River Lodge, which is a bird-lovers utopia and a wildlife wonderland.
Ezulwini Billy’s Lodge Gallery
Succumb to bushveld luxury at Ezulwini Billy’s Lodge, which is built on the banks of a riverbed seasonally visited by rain, bringing herds of grazing animals and their predatory counterparts right to the vicinity of the lodge.
Located in the Balule Nature Reserve, a pristine private region of the Greater Kruger Park.
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge Gallery
Ivory Lodge is without question up there with some of the best and most luxurious safari lodges in South Africa, and its location in the wildlife-rich Sabi Sand Game Reserve makes for an incredible stay.
Ivory Lodge offers up air conditioning, a stunning swimming pool, bush walking trails and stunning game drives.
Nottens Bush Camp Gallery
Nottens Bush Camp in the Sabi Sand game parks has been part of our Kruger lodge portfolio for as long as Uyaphi.com has been in existence; the Camp has it all, in our opinion.
From service levels all the way through great accommodation to stunning "Big 5" wildlife activities.
nThambo Tree Camp Gallery
nThambo Tree Camp is a small and intimate safari camp in the Klaserie Game Reserve that offers up fantastic wildlife and lodging at a very reasonable price point.
After our recent visit we can in full confidence recommend nThambo and here are the photographs that we took while staying there.
Umkumbe Lodge Photo Gallery
On the numerous games drive here, we had a fantastic time spotting wildlife and birdlife, but it is back at the lodge with the views of the Sand River where we had our best birding opportunities.
It was also back at the lodge while swimming in the pool that a large herd of buffalo and elephant slowly meandered up the river bed - amazing.
Umlani Bush Camp Gallery
Umlani Bush Camp is set in the heart of the Timbavati Game Reserve, offering superb rustic accommodation, hospitality and an authentic safari atmosphere and all of this mixed with some of the best wildlife in the whole of South Africa.
Nothing like a game drive in the Timbavati, an excellent option for those on self-drive safaris. One of the best bushveld camps.