There is a range of classic, luxury and good value lodges for you to explore on our South Africa Safari Lodges page.
As we do not offer set departures, the lodges on your South Africa Safari can be completely tailored to your needs. So whether you want to live in the lap of luxury or just want a little pampering, we can plan the perfect accommodation for you. Check out your options here, or call our team for their suggestions.
Indicates: YZ star rating, the level of luxury that you’ll experience
Indicates: YZ price guide, ranging from value to high-end
We wish there were more camps like this – Notten’s is charming, personal, and great value for money! The guiding is first rate too.
Varty Camp is a superb base from which to explore the Londolozi Reserve within South Africa’s famously wildlife-rich Sabi Sands!
This super-stylish little camp is our favourite within the Londolozi Reserve!
Pioneer Camp is one of the most exclusive properties within the Londolozi Reserve!
This is the most exclusive of all five Londolozi properties and one of our favourite camps within the Sabi Sands!
One of five properties within the Londolozi Reserve, this camp is the best option for families – and it offers great value too!
An undeniably top-class property, River Lodge also offers amazing value for money!
Ivory Lodge is one of the most luxurious properties in Safari Africa, and a fabulous base from which to explore the Sabi Sands!
This camp provides a colonial-style base from which to enjoy wildlife watching in the Sabi Sands.
Offering exceptionally high standards of service and guiding, Dulini Lodge is an all-time favourite at YZ!
With its phenomenal setting on top of a large rock kopje, this property is ideal for travellers seeking a dramatic location within the Sabi Sands!
Featuring swing bridges and treehouse-style accommodation, Safari Lodge never fails to thrill with its sense of adventure!
Chitwa Chitwa is a luxurious lodge in an area of the northern Sabi Sands that has a good reputation for game viewing.
Situated within the largest of the Sabi Sands’ private reserves, MalaMala offers some of the finest wildlife viewing in the entire region!
Rattray's is Mala Mala's top lodge and offers some of the best game-viewing to be found anywhere.
With its unparalleled luxury and amazing game viewing, Boulders is a hot contender for our favourite lodge in the Sabi Sands!
Ebony is highly recommended for travellers seeking a sumptuous base from which to enjoy an exciting variety of safari activities! There’s no minimum age requirement, but families with children aged under 10 years must book a family suite.
A beautiful setting, fine cuisine, and abundant wildlife, make Little Bush Camp a wonderful safari getaway!
The largest of four properties in Sabi Sabi, Bush Lodge retains a warm and relaxed atmosphere! Children of all ages are welcome, and one of the suites may be suitable for some disabled travellers.
This camp has a definite character of its own, and a lovely "out of Africa" feel.
With its unique avant-garde design, Earth Lodge might not hold universal appeal but it’s very popular with safarists looking for something out of the ordinary – and we think it’s great! Children are welcome when the lodge is booked for exclusive use.
Leopard Hills is one of several top-end properties in the Sabi Sands to combine extreme luxury with exceptionally good game viewing!
Easily combined with exclusive-use Singita Sweni on the Mozambique border, Castleton offers luxurious accommodation and exciting activities within the Sabi Sands!
The lodge at Savanna Private Game Reserve overlooks watering holes and nearby dams, so guests can relax and enjoy watching the wildlife coming down to drink. In the drier winter months, elephants usually visit the watering holes daily.
Simbambili offers a very romantic and sophisticated base from which to explore the Sabi Sands on vehicle and walking safaris!
Positioned next to the unfenced Kruger National Park, Arathusa is a very good value option in what’s usually an expensive safari destination! Children aged 12 years and over are welcome.
Idube Game Reserve Lodge is situated in the west region of Sabi Sands, within its own game reserve. The Sabi Sands borders Kruger National Park, contains two rivers, and boasts brilliant wildlife viewing all year round!
Situated in a slightly busier area of the Sabi Sands, Elephant Plains offers a range of accommodation options and excellent value! Children of all ages are welcome, and overall it’s fab for families.
Dulini Leadwood Lodge, previously &Beyond Leadwood Lodge, is located in the west area of the Sabi Sands within the wildlife-rich Kruger Private Reserves.
Dulini River Lodge was previously known as &Beyond River Lodge. The ‘River’ in the name of the property refers to the Sabi River, which flows through the reserve.
We recommend this property for families with younger children, and more mature travellers seeking a comfortable safari experience! It’s larger than most lodges we sell, but we think it’s really good value.
Authentic and full of character, this is one of the finest camps in the entire Kruger region!
Kings Camp offers a very high level of comfort, service, and safari experiences, all at a mid-range price!
Motswari is an excellent option within the Timbavati region, offering high-quality accommodation and great game viewing!
Boasting a lovely location at the heart of the Timbavati, Tanda Tula offers a superb base from which to explore the wildlife-rich reserve! Children aged 8 years and older are welcome.
Simbavati Hilltop Lodge is one of two Simbavati properties situated in the northern region of Timbavati Private Game Reserve, adjacent to Kruger National Park.
Simbavati River Lodge is situated on the banks of the Nhlaralumi River, in the northern region of Timbavati Private Game Reserve.
Makanyi Private Game Lodge is situated in the Timbavati Reserve, one of the Kruger Private Reserves in the north-east region of South Africa.
Sweni is one of our favourite properties in South Africa! It provides high-class accommodation and phenomenally good game viewing. All children are welcome.
Combining exciting game viewing and sheer luxury, Lebombo Lodge is one of our favourite lodges in the whole of South Africa.
Set atop a hill overlooking the Luvuvhu River, The Outpost enjoys amazing views over the Makuleke Concession.
Thornybush Waterside Lodge is situated in its own concession within Kruger National Park. It is positioned on the banks of a beautiful lake and boasts amazing views of the surrounding bushscape.
Thornybush Game Lodge is situated next to the famous Kruger National Park, close to the Monwana River within the Thornybush Reserve.
Shumbalala Game Lodge is situated near the Monwana River and offers amazing views!
Inyati Lodge is an excellent option for Big 5 game viewing in the Sabi Sands with a fantastic riverside location!
Serondella Game Lodge is situated on the banks of a stream in the Thornybush Reserve, one of the private concessions adjacent to the Kruger National Park.
Chapungu Tented Bush Camp is situated in the Thornybush Game Reserve, which contains a number of camps and lodges, ranging from luxury offerings to smaller and more authentic accommodation. It has a homely charm that we find really appealing.
Lion Sands Narina Lodge is situated in a private concession of approximately 50 square kilometres, within Kruger National Park. It has a lovely location above the Sand River, providing beautiful views.
Cheetah Plains offers three exclusive-use bush homes in the wildlife-rich Sabi Sands! Each is luxurious in style, and guests enjoy a great range of activities too.
This is one of the most luxurious lodges in Africa, offering super-luxurious accommodation and an amazing range of activities! Children of all ages are welcome when staying with their parents or guardians in a royal suite or in the bush villa.
This family-owned camp is one of Africa’s most famous elephant encounter camps.
Garonga Safari Camp is romantically set on the banks of the seasonal Makhutswi River, just west of Greater Kruger National Park.
Jaci’s Lodges are extremely comfortable and particularly well suited to families with young children.
Madikwe Safari Lodge is a high-end lodge, giving a very enjoyable safari experience.
Extremely exclusive and exceedingly expensive, Molori is a magical place for those who can afford it!
Morukuru is perfect for families and small groups, as it offers a completely private safari experience.
Makanyane provides a deluxe base from which to enjoy classic safari activities in the Madikwe region! Children aged 12 years and older are welcome, and there’s no minimum age requirement when the lodge is booked for exclusive use.
Impodimo gives an excellent wildlife experience at a more reasonable price than most of the other lodges in the Madikwe area.
Mateya Safari Lodge is situated in a rocky outcrop within the eastern region of Madikwe Game Reserve and is perfect for you if you are looking for the ultimate luxury safari experience!
Offering both a high-quality main camp and a smaller camp that’s booked on an exclusive basis, Madikwe Hills is one of the most luxurious properties in Madikwe!
Tuningi Safari Lodge is situated amidst rolling hills within the west region of Madikwe Game Reserve.
The Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge is a super-luxurious property situated in the non-malarial Madikwe Game Reserve. This Reserve is well known for its conservation efforts combined with community development.
Lelapa is best suited for families, as children of all ages are accepted here. Madikwe Safari Lodge achieved eighth place in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Award for Top Resort in Africa.
The word ‘Kopano’ means ‘small gathering’, which is very apt for a property that has just four suites! Kopano is a sophisticated offering, providing accommodation for travellers aged 16 years and over.
Madikwe Dithaba Lodge is one of three properties known collectively as Madikwe Safari Lodge, all located in the central-eastern region of the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve.
Boasting a fabulous location, Tarkuni is the personal family home of Tswalu Kalahari Reserve’s owner and a brilliant base from which to explore the area! Children of all ages are welcome.
This property is amazing for travellers seeking a variety of activities, including private activities, and rarer wildlife! There are just nine authentic dwellings, making for a really exclusive experience.
One of two exclusive-use properties within Kwandwe, Uplands is a fantastic base for a group of family members or friends on safari! Children of all ages are welcome here.
Great Fish River Lodge is Kwandwe’s flagship property and one of the best options for malaria-free safari in the Eastern Cape! There’s a minimum age requirement of 12 years.
Highly recommended for couples and families alike, Ecca offers super-chic accommodation and an exciting range of activities! Children of all ages are welcome.
Melton Manor is one of two exclusive-use properties in Kwandwe, providing luxurious accommodation and exciting activities! Children of all ages are welcome.
The word ‘Bayethe’ means ‘I salute you’, conveying the warm welcome the lodge bestows.
Eagles Crag is the most luxurious lodge in the Shamwari Private Game Reserve! Fully refurbished in 2018, it offers high-quality accommodation and great game viewing.
Long Lee Manor offers colonial-style accommodation and is a popular destination for travellers who like a little old-world charm on safari!
Riverdene Lodge is situated amid the open plains of the south region of Shamwari Game Reserve. It is an excellent option for families, priding itself on providing lots of activities for children of all ages!
Sarili Lodge offers well-appointed contemporary accommodation and the Shamwari lodges have been awarded World’s Leading Conservation Company since 1998!
Shamwari Explorer Camp is the most adventurous accommodation in the Shamwari Game Reserve!
Lobengula Lodge is situated among the dense bushveld of Shamwari Game Reserve. It enjoys an excellent reputation as a haven in a superb safari setting.
Phinda Forest Lodge is a beautiful base from which to explore the wildlife-rich private game reserve and farther afield! Children of all ages are welcome.
Boasting breathtaking views over Phinda from superb split-level accommodation, Mountain Lodge also offers top-notch service standards and a thrilling range of activities! Children of all ages are welcome.
Phinda Rock Lodge is spectacularly located along the Elephant Coast region of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Situated within a private reserve, this chic property with guest suites boasts beautiful views of mountain forests, coastal dunes and savannah.
Unquestionably one of the most luxurious lodges within Phinda, Vlei offers first-class suite accommodation and an exciting variety of activities too!
The accommodation in the park has usually been a tad substandard, but Rhino Ridge offers a great-quality lodge in one of Africa’s oldest parks.
Thanda Tented Camp is situated in Phinda Mkhuze, north-east Natal, within its own private reserve. Thanda means ‘love’ in isiZulu – and we have a lot of love for the place, as a large part of it is made up of the Zululand Rhino Reserve!
Fugitives’ Drift Lodge is perfect for travellers who have a keen interest in the history of the Anglo-Zulu War! It provides a peaceful base from which to explore the Battlefields region.
Fugitives’ Drift Guest House is one of a quartet of properties located in Fugitives’ Drift, a 2,000-hectare Natural Heritage Site. It’s an excellent option for travellers with a keen interest in the history of the Anglo-Zulu War.
The reserve contains five properties – Main Lodge was the first to open, in 1999. It is a friendly lodge in the eastern area and offers 24 log chalets.
Kariega Ukhozi Lodge was the second property to open in Kariega Game Reserve, intended primarily as a couples’ retreat. We think it serves this purpose very well!
Kariega River Lodge is an outstanding option for couples and honeymooners who like spending time down by the river! We highly recommend a suite with river views.
Kariega Settlers Drift is the youngest property in Kariega – opened in 2014, it provides very well appointed accommodation amidst pristine wilderness.
Kariega The Homestead opened in 2006. It is a restored farmhouse, dating back to 1908. It is by far the best option within Kariega for a large family or group of friends!
2Inn1 Kensington is perfect for travellers seeking a great-value guesthouse experience in Cape Town! There’s a minimum age requirement of 12 years.