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    Becks Safari Lodge at Karongwe

    Set on the banks of the Makutsi River, in Karongwe Private Game Reserve, Becks Safari Lodge offers an ideal safari retreat for families with children aged 12 years and older. Gourmet plated meals, beautiful views, and romantic fireside dining in the boma make for a luxurious immersion into the wild. Becks Safari Lodge’s main lodge area features a light and airy lounge with a viewing deck overlooking the riverbed and landscapes beyond. The lodges sparkling infinity pool is the perfect spot to spend afternoons cooling down after a summertime safari.

    Karongwe Private Game Reserve boasts 9000 hectares of protected land teeming with wildlife, diverse flora, and intriguing birdlife with an impressive backdrop of the Drakensberg mountain range. Overlapped by four rivers, the reserve is perfectly located to draw animal and birdlife to these water sources. Located just 45 minutes from the expansive Kruger National Park, Karongwe offers an exclusive game viewing experience, with convenient proximity to the Krugers diverse ecosystems.

    Expert game rangers and trackers at Becks Safari Lodge showcase a wealth of knowledge, cultural richness, and extraordinary game tracking abilities. Day and night drives are undertaken in specialized 4-wheel safari vehicles, with guides going out of their way to get you up close to Africa’s breath-taking wildlife including lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo, cheetah and African wild dog. Guests at Becks Safari Camp can also explore the wild on a guided walking safari soaking in the sounds, smells, and smaller details of the bush and witnessing antelope, zebra, and giraffe at an arm’s length. Karongwe is home to several other 4-star and 5-star lodges speard out over the reserve.


    • Game drives
    • Guided bushwalks
    • Spa
    • Swimming pool
    • Kids activities
    • Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
    • Outdoor dinning experiences


    • Exceptional Big 5 game drives
    • Pan African Cuisine
    • Set in the beautiful Drakensberg escarpment

    Closest airport

    • Hoedspruit (HDS)

    Children policy

    Children 12 years and older welcome.


    2 x daily game drives in open 4×4 vehicles, all meals, snacks, teas and coffees, all local house wines and beers.


    Alcoholic beverages (excl. beer and wine), cellar wines, mini-bar and transfers.


    High: 01 January – 30 April & 01 August – 31 December

    Low: 01 May – 31 July

    T's & C's

    • Rates are per person sharing, per night
    • Single supplement of 40% applicable
    • Rates displayed are valid to 31 December 2024

    Accommodation Options

    Deluxe Suite

    Sleeps 2 Adults

    10 Luxury Suites feature views of the Makhutswi River or waterhole, ensuring that a game viewing opportunity is never missed. Each air-conditioned unit has a private viewing deck, elegantly draped mosquito netting, classic design featuring eco elements, and an al fresco shower outdoors. Read more Further features include an en-suite with bathtub and shower, coffee/tea facilities, and stocked mini bar on request. Less

    Refer to T&C's above

    High Season R 9,040 per person, per night
    Low Season R 8,130 per person, per night

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    By Road

    The reserve is a 5-hour drive from Johannesburg mostly on the N12 and R36 highway. Traveling to the reserve from Hoedspruit Airport is a 50-minute road transfer.



    Fly from major centres in South Africa to Hoedspruit Airport.


    Flight Duration

    • Johannesburg to Hoedspruit: 55 minutes
    • Cape Town to Hoedspruit 2 hours 30 minutes
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