Indlovu River Lodge Game Lodge Accommodation, Karongwe
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  • Property TypeGame Lodge
  • Guests22
  • Rooms/Units7
  • Minimum Stay2 Nights

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.

Fully Inclusive 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.

location

Both the Kruger Park and the Panorama Route are a mere 45 minutes away.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Heater(s)
  • Hi fi
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Smoking: allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Gym / fitness centre
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (garage)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee

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Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Villa Kambaku (luxury)

- Villa Kambaku sleeps eight in four interleading rooms. One double and three twin rooms.; - En suite bathrooms.; - Aircon.; - Coffee and tea making facilities.; - Bar fridge.; - Separate lounge area.; - River view.; - Wifi.; - Trampoline.; - Private deck

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 8 guests (max 8 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Villa Shingwedzi (superior)

- Aircon.; - Coffee and tea making facilities.; - Bar fridge.; - Lounge area.; - River view.; - WiFi.; - Private deck.; - Private pool.; - Private boma.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Suite Shawu 1 (luxury)

- Sleeps 2 in twin extra lenght.; - En suite bathroom.; - Aircon.; - Coffee and tea making facilities.; - Bar fridge.; - Lounge area.; - River view.; - WiFi.; - Communal pool.; - Communal gazebo.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Suite Shawu 2 (luxury)

- Sleeps 2 in twin extra lenght.; - En suite bathroom.; - Aircon.; - Coffee and tea making facilities.; - Bar fridge.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Suite Dzombo (luxury)

- Dzombo sleeps two in a queen room.; - Extra bed can be added for 1 child under 12.; - Open plan bathroom.; - Aircon.; - Coffee and tea making facilities.; - Bar fridge.; - Lounge area.; - Garden view.; - WiFi.; - Communal pool.; - Communal boma. .

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Suite João (luxury)

- João sleeps two in an extra-length queen room.; - Open plan bathroom.; - Outdoor shower.; - Aircon.; - Coffee and tea making facilities.; - Bar fridge.; - Seating area.; - River view.; - WiFi.; - Communal pool.; - Communal gazebo.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Villa Ndlulamithi (superior)

- Villa Ndlulamithi sleeps two in an extra-length queen size room.; - Open plan bathroom.; - Outdoor shower.; - Aircon.; - Coffee and tea making facilities.; - Seating area.; - River view.; - Wifi; - Private pool.; - Private deck.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

4 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

We visited Indlovu River Lodge from 1-7 July 2011 and stayed in Shawu. The best seven days in a long time! We had amazing game sightings...all of the BIG FIVE were spotted within the first three days of our stay. Then there were the most amazing birds, birds only to beset at Indlovu River Lodge; ...trees, trees and more trees standing tall for a hundred years and more!! Our evenings were spend around a "real" bushfire in our private boma. Here precious family time was spend and we could reflect on the day that past...a day closer to our net visit. "we will be back"

July 2011

Henning Swanepoel (Smerset West)

Verified reviewexcellent

The time that our family spent at Indlovu River Lodge has been unforgettable! They offer an opportunity to experience the african bush in a way that few lodges can - especially at such an affordable rate. The lodge itself offers self - catering luxury accommodation and the chance to view the game from your stoop overlooking the riverbed or the lookout on the grounds - this year we saw Rhino, giraffe, elephant, genet, civet, bush babies and a wide variety of buck without even leaving our stoop! The game drives offer a unique opportunity to see the big five "up close and personal". The game rangers Jonty and John, are very well qualified to offer information about plants, insects, birds and animals that make it a unique experience. This year we were privileged to experience the lions eating a blue wildebeest, the herd of elephants moving right past us and the two cheetah brothers - all within meters from where we were situated. Another highlight was the sundowner stop at Croc River in the evening, with an unbelievable view of the hippos and crocs. Quiet evenings spent visiting next to the fire enjoying a typical South African braaivleis and glass of wine, followed by smores for desert, make for the ideal end to a perfect day. Thanks to Dawn and her staff for their unrivaled service and hospitality - we will be back!

July 2011

Corinna Walsh (Bloemfontein)

Need to Know

Response timeIndlovu River Lodge typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Eastgate / Hoedspruit Airport - 100km
Phalaborwa Airport - 120km
Kruger Mpumalanga Airport - 240km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyEFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since December 2011

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