Indlovu River Lodge Game Lodge Accommodation, Karongwe

Indlovu River Lodge

4 Star Game Lodge at Karongwe Private Game Reserve, on the Lydenburgh Tzaneen Road, Limpopo, South Africa. Show on Map

  • Property TypeGame Lodge
  • Guests22
  • Units/Rooms7
  • 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.


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

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • 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


Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)
AA Quality Assured Accommodation Superior

  • Tonight from
  • ZAR 7854
  • per unit per nightbased on 2 persons

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -24.202369444444443
Longitude: 30.576499999333333

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

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Listed on
December 2011 - 4 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

It is a fantastic venue, setting, wildlife, staff, friendliness, Affordability and worth any possible...

Louis and Ilze Rontgen, Stellenbosch Travellers' Rating


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