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Karongwe River Lodge
is located in the Karongwe Reserve
in the Kruger
area to the Northeast
of South Africa
+ excellent riverside location
+ large private reserve
+ riverside location
+ important conservation project
+ full range of wildlife
+ modern sleek design
+ small intimate lodge
+ highly professional owners
+ excellent staff service
+ great pool area
+ possible to avoid visitor traffic
+ cheetah tracking on foot
Situated alongside a seasonal stream to the north of the reserve, this elegant lodge has well-appointed public areas and open grounds including a swimming pool. Guest accommodation is in eleven large cabins.
Activities are centred on vehicle safari and walking safari within the reserve.
- fenced reserve
- proximity to human habitation
- proximity to surrounding lodges
- rather large impersonal lodge
- only accessible from the main R40 road
- reclaimed farmland
- not particularly wild
- reasonably expensive
- high visitor traffic
- no private vehicle
On the downside, this is a fenced reserve and right on the western periphery of the Kruger area, which some guests may find subtracts somewhat from the sense of wilderness.
Karongwe River Lodge is a really decent facility which is able to deliver a pretty good safari experience despite.