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

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Indlovu River Lodge is a 5 star graded game lodge offering Karongwe accommodation in 7 guest rooms.

About Indlovu River Lodge

At a Glance

  • All meals included
  • Guided game drives included
  • Safari / bush walks by arrangement

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
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Sotho

Rooms & Rates

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

Villa Kambaku (luxury)

Villa Kambaku sleeps eight guests in four interleading rooms. One double and three twin rooms. All with en-suite bathrooms. Aircon. Coffee and tea making facilities. Bar fridge. Separate lounge area. River view. Free Wifi. Trampoline and a private deck.

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

Villa Shingwedzi (superior)

Villa Shingwedzi sleeps 4 guests in two en-suite bedrooms. Aircon. Coffee and tea making facilities. Bar fridge. Lounge area. River view. Free 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 length beds. En-suite bathroom. Aircon. Coffee and tea making facilities. Bar fridge. Lounge area. River view. Free 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 guests in twin extra length twin beds. En-suite bathroom. Aircon. Coffee and tea making facilities. Bar fridge. Lounge area. River view. Free WiFi, Communal pool. Communal gazebo.

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. Free WiFi. Communal pool. Communal boma.

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

Suite Joao (luxury)

Joao 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. Free WiFi. Communal pool and 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. Free Wifi. Private pool. Private deck.

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

FULL BOARD RATES INCLUDE:
Luxury Accommodation, All meals, soft drinks, house wine and beer, tea and coffee. Gate entrance fees and levies. Two game activities per day - choice between game drive and hide session (hide sessions are subject to availability and must be booked in advance, once your stay has been confirmed).

Guest Reviews

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

Verified reviewexcellent

In a word, Excellent!

March 2019

Brian (London, UK)

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)

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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