Karongwe Private Game Reserve
The Karongwe Private Game Reserve is an 8500-hectare private conservation area situated in the Central Lowveld region of the Limpopo Province of South Africa.In the late 1990s internal fences between farms were dropped and the Karongwe Private Game Reserve was established.
Karongwe Private Game Reserve Highlights
The Karongwe Private Game Reserve consists of 8 500ha of pristine African bushveld. The reserve hosts over 40 mammal species including the Big Five.
The reserve offers spectacular scenery, luxurious camps and lodges, as well as fantastic game viewing opportunities in open 4x4 safari vehicles accompanied by expert guides and trackers.
Activities at the camps and lodges vary and include game drives, nature walks, bird watching, 4x4 trails and sleep-outs under the stars.
- Currently there are over 40 mammal species in the Reserve, including the Big Five Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant and Buffalo. The Reserve maintains a clean buffalo project.
- Karongwe Game Reserve is a 21000 acre wildlife paradise straddled between four rivers and is located just 45 minutes from the world famous Kruger National Park.
- Most of the rangers and trackers at Karongwe lodges are Shangaan and bring to the game experience the richness of their culture and vast knowledge of nature.
Edeni River Lodge offers a swimming pool and spectacular views over the Drakensberg Mountains. Romantic dining under the stars is a highlight and guests can enjoy traditional Pan-African cuisine in a rustic and intimate boma.
At Shiduli Private Game Lodge game drives are conducted with Shangaan trackers who will share their knowledge of the African bush and offer a chance to view Cheetah on foot.
Indlovu River Lodge is ideal for families and offers a spectacular rock pool, a boma and a trampoline. A peaceful haven in the heart of the African bushveld only 45min from the world famous Kruger National Park.
How to Get there
Sun Safaris can arrange scheduled flights for guests from most major airports to Johannesburg. From here guests can take a rental car or Sun Safaris can arrange a road transfer. The drive time from Johannesburg to Karongwe Private Game Reserve is approximately 5 hours. A map and directions will be provided when booking with us. Guests can also fly into Eastgate Airport (Hoedspruit), daily scheduled flights are available from Johannesburg; from here guests can take a rental car or road transfer arranged by Sun Safaris.
Karongwe Private Game Reserve Game Viewing and Activities
Wildlife in the Karongwe Private Game Reserve is plentiful and includes elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, buffalo, wild dog, cheetah, spotted and brown hyena, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, kudu, bushbuck, steenbok, duiker, impala, waterbuck, blackbacked and sidestriped jackal, honey badger, baboon, vervet monkey, mongoose, warthog, bushpig, tortoise; special nocturnal creatures are porcupine, aardvark, civet, genet, caracal, serval, spring hare; water species are hippo, crocodile, otter and terrapins.
The bird life is prolific and plenty of bird species can be seen, especially along the rivers.
Indlovu River Lodge
Located in the heart of the 9000 ha Karongwe Private Game Reserve this lodge is built on the banks of the Kuvjename River. It consists of three lodges named after the celebrated Kruger Park Great Tusker elephants, “Shingwedzi”, “Shawu” and “Kambaku”.
Shiduli Game Lodge
Guests can step into the relaxed ambience of the lodge with its lush indigenous garden dappled in shade, lounges with internet facilities, bar, sparkling swimming pool and thatched dining areas, punctuated with original South African art.