There is a range of classic, luxury and good value lodges for you to explore on our South Africa Safari Lodges page.
We wish there were more camps like this – Notten’s is charming, personal, and great value for money! The guiding is first rate too. There’s a minimum age requirement of 6 years.
Varty Camp is a superb base from which to explore the Londolozi Reserve within South Africa’s famously wildlife-rich Sabi Sands! Children aged 6 years and older are welcome.
This super-stylish little camp is our favourite within the Londolozi Reserve! There’s a minimum age requirement of 16 years, but children are welcome when the accommodation is booked exclusively.
Pioneer Camp is one of the most exclusive properties within the Londolozi Reserve! Children aged 6 years and older are welcome.
This is the most exclusive of all five Londolozi properties and one of our favourite camps within the Sabi Sands! There’s a minimum age requirement of 16 years, but when the accommodation is booked exclusively all children are welcome here.
One of five properties within the Londolozi Reserve, this camp is the best option for families – and it offers great value too! Children aged 6 years and older are welcome.
An undeniably top-class property, River Lodge also offers amazing value for money! Children aged 10 years and older are welcome, and access for disabled travellers is available on request.
Ivory Lodge is one of the most luxurious properties in Safari Africa, and a fabulous base from which to explore the Sabi Sands! Children aged 10 years and over are welcome.
This camp provides a colonial-style base from which to enjoy wildlife watching in the Sabi Sands. Children of all ages are welcome.
Offering exceptionally high standards of service and guiding, Dulini Lodge is an all-time favourite at YZ! Children aged 8 years and older are welcome
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! Children of all ages are welcome.
Featuring swing bridges and treehouse-style accommodation, Safari Lodge never fails to thrill with its sense of adventure! There’s a minimum age requirement of 12 years.
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! All children are welcome, and the accommodation includes a fully equipped suite for disabled travellers.
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! Children aged 10 years and older are welcome.
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! Children of all ages are welcome when the camp is booked for exclusive use.
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! Children aged 10 years and older are welcome.
Easily combined with exclusive-use Singita Sweni on the Mozambique border, Castleton offers luxurious accommodation and exciting activities within the Sabi Sands! All children are welcome.
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! There’s a minimum age requirement of 16 years.
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! Children aged 12 years and over are welcome, and access for disabled travellers is available on request.
Kings Camp offers a very high level of comfort, service, and safari experiences, all at a mid-range price! Children aged 6 years and older are welcome, and there are no age restrictions when the camp is booked for exclusive use.
Motswari is an excellent option within the Timbavati region, offering high-quality accommodation and great game viewing! Children aged 6 years and older are welcome here.
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 with sheer luxury, Lebombo 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 in the north region of the Thornybush Reserves, not far from the Kruger National Park. It is near the Monwana River and offers amazing views!
Inyati Lodge is situated in Sabi Sand West, within the Kruger Private Reserves. It has a lovely location on the banks of the Sabi River, at the very heart of the Kruger region.
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.
Due to reopen on 15th December 2018, Cheetah Plains will offer exclusive-use bush homes in the wildlife-rich Sabi Sands! Children of all ages will be welcome, and one of the homes will be accessible for disabled persons.
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 safari 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!
Set atop a rocky outcrop among huge boulders, Madikwe Hills overlooks the endless and beautiful bushveld of the Madikwe Game Reserve.
Tuningi Safari Lodge is situated on the western side of the malaria-free, 75,000ha Madikwe Game Reserve. This park is a real hidden gem that has become increasingly popular for its consistent big-game viewing.
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.
Madikwe Kopano Lodge is one of three properties known together as Madikwe Safari Lodge, situated in the central-eastern region of the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve.
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.
Motse has a spectacular location and offers luxurious accommodation, superb service, and exceptionally good game viewing! Children of all ages are welcome here.
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 Lodge, nestled in a valley surrounded by dramatic cliffs, provides a luxurious retreat for the most discerning of travellers. This lodge won World’s Leading Eco-Lodge at the World Travel Awards.
Long Lee Manor is situated in the centre of Shamwari Game Reserve. It offers colonial-style accommodation and is a popular destination for travellers who like a little olde-worlde 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 is situated amid the open plains in the south region of Shamwari Game Reserve. 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.
Mountain Lodge is made up of 25 split level suites scattered along the side of the mountain. They all have spectacular views of the reserve below and the Ubombo Mountains in the background. The focus is on African architecture and ethnic design.
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! Children of all ages are welcome.
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.
Amakhosi lodge is located on the banks of the Mkuze River in the Amakhosi Private reserve in Zululand.
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 one of four properties situated in Fugitives’ Drift, a Natural Heritage Site covering over 2,000 hectares.
Fugitives’ Drift Guest House is one of a quartet of properties located in Fugitives’ Drift, a 2,000-hectare Natural Heritage Site.
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 – and out of all five properties in the reserve, it is the most luxurious! 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.
Located in Cape Town’s City Bowl, Cape Cadogan is a stylish Victorian-and-Georgian building and a fabulous base from which to explore the city! Children aged 10 years and over are welcome.
The Cape Grace hotel provides sumptuous accommodation in an exclusive part of Cape Town! Children of all ages are welcome, and access for disabled persons is available.
We recommend this stunning cliff-side hotel for travellers seeking all-round amazing accommodation, amenities, and attention to detail! Children of all ages are welcome in Villa One, in the property’s grounds.
Contemporary, chic, and cutting edge, Kensington Place combines a high level of luxury and superb style! There’s a minimum age requirement of 12 years.
Boasting a fabulous location on the V&A Waterfront, One&Only is perfect for travellers seeking contemporary resort accommodation in Cape Town! Children of all ages are welcome.
The Bay Hotel is located in the heart of the popular and trendy Camps Bay, an area of Cape Town nestled between the Twelve Apostles mountain range and a lovely palm-fringed beach.
Possibly the most famous hotel in Cape Town, Belmond Mount Nelson is ideal for travellers appreciative of a generous dash of colonial charm! All children are welcome to stay.
Sitting on the banks of the Liesbeek River, just fifteen minutes’ drive from the centre of Cape Town, this award-winning hotel is a great base for exploring the Cape Town area.
We really like Four Rosmead – it’s comfortable and very well situated! There’s a minimum age restriction of 12 years, but when the guesthouse is booked exclusively all children are welcome to stay.
Camps Bay Retreat sits in four acres of beautiful gardens and has spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and the 12 Apostles mountains.
A large 5-star hotel in a beautiful location, The Twelve Apostles is an excellent option for travellers seeking luxurious accommodation just outside the Mother City! Children of all ages are welcome.
Cellars is an ideal choice for those wishing to stay in a top hotel in beautiful surroundings within easy reach of the centre of Cape Town.
One of the newest properties in Cape Town, Sea Five is a firm favourite in the YZ office due to its stunning location and good value for money! There’s a minimum age requirement of 8 years.
The Clarendon Fresnaye is another of the superb hotels brought to the market by the Clarendon Portfolio. Located on the slopes of Cape Town’s Lions Head the property has a great location and is well known for high levels of personalised service.
One of our favourite small hotels in Cape Town, Bantry Bay offers sea views, excellent accommodation options, and good value for money! There’s a minimum age requirement of 12 years.
MannaBay is one of the trendiest boutique hotels in Cape Town, with Table Mountain looming above and expansive views of the city below.
Bushmans Kloof is located in 7,500 hectares of protected land at the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains in the Western Cape.
We love this hotel for its spectacular location, glamorous aura, and laidback atmosphere! There’s a minimum age requirement of 12 years.
The Dock House is something of a rare gem in that it offers the intimacy of a boutique hotel in an area dominated by much bigger properties.
Offering self-catering accommodation and the convenience of hotel services, More Quarters is perfect for travellers seeking a comfortable base in the vibrant centre of Cape Town! All children are welcome.
Queen Victoria Hotel has a slightly opulent feel to it, which complements its position on the edge of the V&A Waterfront.
The Last Word Constantia was recently awarded Best 5-star Guest House in South Africa at the Lilizela Tourism Awards. Need we say more?
The Marly is right on the beachfront of Cape Town’s trendiest suburb, Camps Bay. Opened in December 2013, The Marly is a welcome addition to the limited options on the sunset strip.
One of the most recognisable landmarks on the V&A Waterfront, The Table Bay suits travellers seeking accommodation in close proximity to many of Cape Town’s main attractions! There’s a room or suite to suit everyone.
An outstanding choice for the safety-conscious traveller who wants to be in the thick of things, the Victoria & Alfred offers excellent accommodation, amenities, and service! All children are welcome.
Waterfront Apartments consists of 60 apartments that are all individually decorated and can contain from one to four bedrooms. The main attraction of the apartments is that they offer the services of a hotel yet the space and flexibility of a home.
Steenberg Hotel is a historic property with many different personalities, offering an award-winning winery and championship golf course while still keeping you within easy reach of the city.
Mosaic Private Sanctuary is located on Whale Coast, only two hours south-east from Cape Town.
Abalone Guest Lodge is situated on Siever’s Point. This is a popular spot for whale watching, between the vibrant town of Hermanus and some of the best beaches in the region!
21 Nettleton occupies an elevated position above beautiful beaches in Clifton, a prosperous suburb of Cape Town.
Winchester Mansions is situated in Green Point, an affluent suburb of Cape Town with plenty of cafés, restaurants, shops, and nightclubs!
Set in a beautiful estate just 5 minutes’ drive from Franschhoek, luxurious La Residence offers a great range of experiences! All children are welcome in the Vineyard Suites, and youngsters aged over 10 years can stay in the main hotel.
Located between Franschhoek and Paarl, Babylonstoren offers a superb base from which to explore the Winelands! All children are welcome to stay, and the property’s Manor House can be booked exclusively.
This is one of the Winelands’ finest properties, boasting one of the most fabulous locations in the region and a selection of lodges that define deluxe! Children of all ages are welcome.
This little guesthouse offers high standards of service and a very friendly atmosphere! Children of all ages are welcome.
We love Le Quartier Français, for its central location, gorgeous garden, and fabulous restaurants! Children of all ages are welcome.
Offering an intimate atmosphere, immaculate service, and lovely rooms and suites, Franschhoek Hotel is pretty special! Children of all ages are welcome.
Franschhoek Country House lies just outside the lovely village of Franschhoek, in the Cape Winelands.