Kuname Lodge at Karongwe

Kuname Lodge at Karongwe is home to five luxurious chalets and an exclusive-use, three-bedroom Manor House. The luxurious and intimate lodge is set on the banks of the Kuvenyami River shaded by enchantingly grand trees. Raised Wooden pathways lead between the lodge main areas offering a bar, spacious lounge, library, communal pool, and boma for fireside relaxation and dining under starry skies. With a watering hole nearby and private viewing decks, guests are never short on game viewing opportunities a Kuname Lodge.


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, Kuname Lodge at Karongwe offers an exclusive game viewing experience, with convenient proximity to Krugers expanse of diverse ecosystems.


Expert game rangers and trackers at Kuname 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 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
  • Hot air balloon rides
  • In-room spa treatments
  • Stargazing
  • 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 are 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

Luxury Suites

Sleeps 2 Adults

Kuname Lodge comprises an intimate setting hosting a total of 10 guests. The 4 Luxury Suites and 1 Premier Suite all feature private viewing decks with views over the Kuvjename River and delightful outdoor bathing and shower area adjacent to the indoor en-suite bathroom. Read moreThe well-appointed thatched suites are equipped with air-conditioning, a bar fridge, and tea/coffee facilities. Less

Refer to T&C's above

High Season CA$ 634 per person, per night
Low Season CA$ 478 per person, per night

Manor House

Sleeps 2 Adults, 2 children

Kuname Manor House is an exclusive family-friendly residence consisting of two en-suite bedrooms and a loft with two single beds. The en-suites each have a bathtub and shower. This luxurious air-conditioned home features its own private plunge pool, expansive deck Read moreand a boma where guests can cozy up next to crackling fires in the evening and gaze in awe at the Milky Way. Less

Refer to T&C's above

High Season CA$ 672 per person, per night
Low Season CA$ 589 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