About Indlovu River Lodge
Indlovu River Lodge is located on the banks of the Kuvjename' River in the heart of the 9000ha Karongwe Private Nature Reserve, home of the Big Five.
From the unsurpassed peace of the chalet, from the cool oasis of your private pool, you will sit and be exhilarated by the timeless sights, sounds and sensations of Africa.
Your child friendly, exclusive, self catering, luxury family home in the African bush. The three self-contained chalets stand tall and strong, as proud as the celebrated Kruger Park "great tusker" elephants after which they have been named. Shingwedzi, Shawu and Kambaku offer unique privacy.
Due to our unique layout we offer the ideal venue for a family safari in a big five reserve.
Self Catering Accommodation
Shingwedzi (sleeps 6)
This fine old gentleman of the wilds took his name from the Shingwedzi River and dominated this area of the Kruger Park for more than a decade. When he eventually died, age 55, he fell with such force that his weight drove the ivory shaft of his right tusk more than a metre into the soft earth.
The chalet that bears his name sleeps four in the main house in two fantastic en suite rooms. A further two people can be accommodated in a secluded annex across the court yard. Timber veranda and ideal plunge pool provide idyllic vantage points to survey the river while resting the mind, body and soul.
Shawu (sleeps 8)
His left tusk measured 105 - 317 cm from base to tip, the longest ever measured in the Kruger Park and the sixth longest measured in Africa.
The chalet that bears his name sleeps four in two double en-suite bedrooms and is attached to a hall incorporating a bar, dining room and lounge. Adjacent to the main building are another two double en-suite chalets - all forming part of Shawu. Guests can also make use of the on-site gym.
A boma, gazebo on the riverbank and private swimming pool ensures an unforgettable stay.
Kambaku (sleeps 9)
His name in the Tsonga language simply means "Great Bull". Kambaku inspired enduring respect and reverence among everybody who saw him. The chalet that bears his name is the largest of the three, sleeping nine people in three double rooms on the ground floor, and one further double and a single on the first floor.
Equipped with a beautiful large rock pool, a boma and a trampoline, Kambaku is an ideal family home.
Both the Kruger Park and the Panorama Route are a mere 45 minutes away.