Shiduli Private Game Lodge

Shiduli Private Game Lodge offers a luxury, family friendly safari experience at Karongwe Private Game Reserve. The 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 Kruger’s expanse of diverse ecosystems.


Expert game rangers and trackers at Shiduli Private Game 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.


With 24 Luxury Suites and one Royale Suite ideal for honeymooners, Shiduli Private Game Lodge situated in Karongwe Game Reserve, encompasses elegant luxury without forgoing an authentic bushveld experience. A large pool, garden, indoor-outdoor thatch lounges, and bar area provide guests with a space of glorious relaxation between game drives. Contemporary African-inspired dining can be savoured from a raised timber deck, indoor dining area, or surrounded by lanterns and crackling fires in the boma.


Shiduli Private Game Lodge offers the perfect family-friendly safari adventure with inter-leading suites subject to availability, a kids club, and childminding services. Lodge staff pride themselves in providing extraordinary hospitality, excellent guest service, and attention to detail making each safari a truly unforgettable experience.


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


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

Closest airport

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

Children policy

Children of all ages welcome. Children under the age of 6 years More Details are not allowed on game drives. Babysitting services are available at an additional cost.

  • Children 0-2 years stay complimentary
  • Children 3-11 years pay 50% of the adult sharing rate


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 Safari Suites

Sleeps 2 Adults

The twenty-four Luxury Suites feature a contemporary African style complimented with elegant thatch roofs and draped mosquito netting. Rooms are en-suite with a bathtub or shower and double vanity. Suites further feature a mini bar, air-conditioning, Read moreheaters, and coffee/tea facilities.Inter-leading rooms are available for families with smaller children. Less

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High Season R5 220 per person, per night
Low Season R4 000 per person, per night

Royal Suites

Sleeps 2 Adults, 2 children

Ideal for honeymooners, the Royal Suite is located a short distance from the main lodge for ultimate privacy and seclusion. The luxurious unit features it own private plunge pool, veranda, and outdoor shower. The Royal Suite is a haven of romantic tranquility and relaxation. Read more and offers a bathtub and indoor shower, elegantly draped mosquito netting, a mini bar, air-conditioning and coffee/tea facilities. Less

Refer to T&C's above

High Season R6 340 per person, per night
Low Season R6 340 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