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Becks Safari Camp at Karongwe

Set on the banks of the Makutsi River, in Karongwe Private Game Reserve, Becks Safari Camp 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 Camp’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 Karongwe Private Game Reserve 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.


  • Game drives
  • Guided bushwalks
  • Hot air balloon rides
  • Spa
  • Stargazing
  • Kids activities
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
  • Swimming


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

Closest airport

  • Hoedspruit
  • Phalaborwa
  • R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg)

Children policy

Children 12 years and older welcome.


2 x Game drives per day, guided bush walks, all meals, tea and coffee, reserve entrance fees, and transfers from Southern boom gate only.


Premium brand drinks, alcoholic beverages and cellar wines, mini-bar, spa treatments, private-use vehicles, specialist activities, 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 from 01 Jan 2021 – 31 Dec 2021

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 R8 450 per person, per night
Low Season R7 600 per person, per night

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Getting there

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