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LOCATIONKarongwe Private Game ReservePOOLYes
BIG 5 GAME RESERVEYesSPAIn-room Massages
OFF ROADNoAIRCONYes
CAMP FENCEDYesCELLPHONE SIGNALNo
CHILD POLICYAll Ages WelcomeMALARIAYes


UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
  •   Unique setting on the River Bed of The Makutsi River.
  •   Pan African Cuisine.
  •   Ideal for Families with Children of all ages.
  •   Close access to the Greater Kruger National Park.




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DATE ROOM TYPE RATES RULES
01 May - 31 July 2018 Luxury Suite R 1,640 pppn sharing special rate – applicable to SA Residents only
Family Suite R 1,920 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
Executive Suite R 2,982 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
Presidential Suite R 3,234 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
01 August - 31 December 2018 Luxury Suite R 1,640 pppn sharing last minute special rate - bookings within 30 days of travel
Luxury Suite R 3,314 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
Family Suite R 3,314 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
Executive Suite R 3,497 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
Presidential Suite R 3,657 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings

**THE LAST MINUTE SPECIAL RATES APPLY TO SA RESIDENTS ONLY AND PROOF OF SA RESIDENCY MAY BE REQUIRED**


**Special last minute rates and low season rates (May - July 2018) include accommodation, dinner, breakfast and one game drive daily

 

**NOT VALID OVER PEAK PERIODS, LONG WEEKENDS & PUBLIC HOLIDAYS



** Surcharges will apply over peak holiday periods & long weekends

RATE INCLUDES
• Special Advance Rates include: (excluding May - July 2018)
• Accommodation
• All meals, teas, coffees and snacks
• Dawn and dusk safaris in open Land Rovers
• One drink on the dusk safaris (selected local beer, wine and soft drinks)

• Special Last Minute Rates include: (including low season rates May to July 2018)
• Accommodation
• Dinner & Breakfast daily
• One game drive daily
SINGLE ACCOMMODATION
• There will be a 40% single supplement for single accommodation.
CHILD POLICY
• Children 0 – 2 years are accommodated on a complimentary basis.
• Children 3 – 11 years pay 50% of the adult sharing rate, when sharing a family room with two adults.
• Children 12 years and older pay full adult rate.
• Baby-sitting available on request and at an additional charge.
• All children will be charged the Reserve gate entrance fee, Rhino levy and Tourism levy.
GAME DRIVE POLICY FOR CHILDREN
• Children under 6 years are not permitted on any Game activity unless approved by the Lodge Management onsite. No prior approval shall be given.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
• Game viewing
• Little paw centre for children
IMPORTANT NOTES
• Special Rates listed above are based on a minimum 2 night stay.
• Rates quoted above are only valid for SA Residents. Special Discounted Rates for International Residents are available on request.
• Rates exclude:
• Karongwe Game Reserve gate entrance fee of R 115.00 per person per stay.
• Tourism levy of R 16.00 per person per night.
• Rhino levy R 45.00 per person per night.
• The above rates are to be paid at the lodge direct and are subject to change without prior notice.



INFORMATION
GETTING THERE
5 hour drive from Johannesburg. Scheduled daily flights from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit Airport, Transfers from Hoedspruit Airport to the Lodge.
 
ACCOMMODATION
5 x Luxury Suites 
2 x Family Suites 
2 x Executive Suites
2 x Presidential Suites

ABOUT KARONGWE RIVER LODGE
 
At Karongwe River Lodge, a delicious food experience awaits you. Dining under the stars has never been so romantic as you enjoy our pan African cuisine in a rustic outside boma or on alternate evenings in the beautifully appointed dining room.  To compliment your meal choose from our extensive selection of top South African and imported beers and wine together with a variety of spirits and soft drinks.  Spend the afternoon relaxing beside the pool or watching the game from your private deck before being whisked away on a late afternoon safari in an open game drive vehicle.
 
The enchanting view over the makhutsi river is a natural treasure providing insight into the secret river life. The spacious lounge area leading onto a vast deck allows for endless opportunity to view elephant as well as grazing antelope.
 
Settle in at your leisure in one of our 11 spacious and air-conditioned suites, with en-suite bathrooms. River Lodge offers guests a choice of 5 Luxury, 2 Family and 2 Executive Suites, with the 2 Presidential Suites enjoying their own private plunge pools. Romance is the key to any successful wedding and Karongwe River Lodge provides this in abundance. The ceremony can be held at “Fig Tree” beneath beautiful shady, indigenous trees bordering the Makhutsi River. This venue grants you and your guests to a real bush wedding-experience! “Fig Tree” is approximately half an hour’s drive into the bush and guests will be transported there by our own safari vehicle.
 
 
ABOUT KARONGWE PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
 
Karongwe Private Game Reserve, overlooking the majestic Drakensberg mountain range in the Limpopo Province, Traversing over the 9000 hectares of supreme African bushveld, the Karongwe Reserve is home to the Big Five (Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Rhino and Elephant) as well as a wealth of other creatures. Our open vehicle game drives are perfect for game viewing. Enjoy a sundowner while the sun sets over the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains. The magnificent game viewing makes for perfect photographic opportunities; enjoy the view of the Lowveld from a “kopje” amid the lush vegetation, huge variety of trees and over 365 different bird species. Game drives are conducted with our qualified game rangers and Shangaan trackers – who will share their vast experience of the African Bush and a chance to view Cheetah on foot.
 
LODGE FEATURES
  • Swimming pool
  • Boma
  • Bar
  • Dining room
  • Lounge area
  • WIFI
 
ROOM FEATURES
  • Mini bar
  • Coffee/Tea facilities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Save
  • Air conditioners
  • Mosquito nets
  • Inside bath and shower
  • Only the Presidential Suites have private plunge pools





GETTING THERE



DIRECTIONS
FROM JOHANNESBURG
  • Take the N4 motorway towards Mbombela (Nelspruit), passing eMalahleni (Witbank) and Middleburg
  • Turn left into eMakhazeni (Belfast)
  • Once in eMakhazeni, follow the signs and turn right towards
  • Dullstroom, passing through Mashishing (Lydenburg)
  • Continue on the R36 to Ohrigstad and the JG Strydom Tunnel
  • Approximatly 10km after the tunnel, turn left onto the R36
  • Towards Tzaneen.
  • The Karongwe Game Reserve is situated on your right, with the lodges located as follows,
            Kuname – 22km
            Shiduli – 24km
            River Lodge and Chisomo – 27km
 
FROM HOEDSPRUIT

Head south on Argyle Road (650m), then turn left toward R527 (100m) Tuen right toward R527 (140m), turn right onto R527 (31,1km) and then turn right onto R36 (23,1km)



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