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Karongwe Game Reserve
Karongwe Private Game Reserve is located in the Greater Kruger National Park and offers guests a extraordinary safari experience with a range of high standard 4-star and 5-star safari lodges. Karongwe 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. Karongwe offers an exclusive game viewing experience, with convenient proximity to Krugers expanse of diverse ecosystems.
Expert game rangers and trackers at Karongwe 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 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 houses three 5-star lodges and two 4-star lodge on the reserve. Each lodge offers a unique experience and the accommodation options range from intimate 5-star luxury suites at Kuname lodge to beautiful tented suites at 4-star Kuname Lodge. At each Karongwe Lodge you can expect a warm African hospitality, excellent service and relaxed atmosphere with an open Boma fire and multiple relaxation areas overlooking the reserve.
Karongwe Private Game Reserve is in close proximity to Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport . The easiest way to get to Karongwe Game Reserve is to fly into Hoedspruit Airport followed by a 45 minute road transfer. Road transfers are pre-arranged.
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Getting to Karongwe
The best and easiest way to get to Karongwe Game Reserve is to fly into Hoedspruit Airport, followed by a 45 minute road transfer.
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 45-minute road transfer.
Fly from major centres in South Africa to Hoedspruit Airport.
- Johannesburg to Hoedspruit: 55 minutes
- Cape Town to Hoedspruit 2 hours 30 minutes