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Indlovu River Lodge

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We’ve been Louisa and Craig’s guests at the end of April 2017. We have used the 4 beds house named Shingwedzi, the smallest of the property that can count on at least other 2 big villas for up to 10 people. Our villa was very nice, with a kitchen, two separate bedrooms (the master, very charmy upstairs, and the smaller...

Thank lungagnone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely a most memorable safari/game drive experience. Our hosts and the accomodation and meals were excellent. Our driver and spotter were very dedicated to ensuring we saw the big 5 and much more. We took the Blyde River Cruise which was a nice change of scenery.

1Thank Graham R
Reviewed 20 April 2017

A magnificent Safari Experience. The Accommodation is extremely comfortable and the Africa wild decor is tastefully done. The service and care is exceptional, based on the intimate size of the facility. Staff are helpful, attentive and will do whatever they can to give you an enjoyable stay. The setting is naturally wild, with fantastic game drives; Game hides at river...

Thank anyone2016
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I found Indlovu River Lodge by chance through an agency as it does not pop up in the first place when you search for a hotel in Kruger. But we were amazed by the place as the gardens and villas were designed like in a fairy tale. It is a small but well managed lodge, everything is served according to...

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Thank hande_candir
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Have nothing but good things to say about our three nights here! Food was fantastic although we could never get through it all! We saw all that we could have wished for and more including TWO sightings of the elusive leopard which was really special. Our guides were very informative and accomodating. Would highly recommend.

Thank Caitlin R
Canton of Aargau, Switzerland
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We (family of 4) had a great time at the lodge. Lots of animals on the game drives, very good guides. Good food, friendly stuff. Superb accommodation. The kids loved the pool. Great view from our balcony, even a leopard couple stopped by on the other side of the river. If you go (as you should) make sure to take...

Thank ErikHSwitzerland
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The accomodation was comfortable and first class. Meals provided were gourmet standard, prepared with ingredients of top quality and spices to tempt the taste buds. Service was excellent and all requests were adhered to so that the stay was pleasantly catered for. The hides for game viewing are excellent and well catered for from a photographic standpoint with the gimbal...

Thank Eugene D
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We booked a honeymoon suite. A few electrical issues with fuses biut nothing overly worrisome. Louisa and Steffan both very accommodating. Personal chef Usher was awesome and we never finished a meal, such was the quantity of the good food. We booked an all inclusive package and it was worth it. Our game drive guides Jonty and John were fabulous....

1Thank AdeHall
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2016

I spent a weekend here a few years ago with a group of friends and had a wonderful time. Nothing wrong with the lodge and the reserve itself. I am planning a post-wedding trip with friends next year and emailed the lodge to enquire about rates and options. After not receiving a response for more than a month, I followed...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 23 July 2016

My wife and I recently spent five wonderful nights at Indlovu River Lodge. Hard to fault anything about our time there. The accomodation is superb - spacious, beautifully appointed and wonderfully decorated - our villa overlooked the riverbed ( dry when we were there) but still we saw many animals in and around the riverbed from our Villa. Your own...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pool
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Greater Kruger National Park - Indlovu River Lodge is situated near Hoedspruit, in the Karongwe Private Game Reserve (part of an area called the greater Kruger National Park). The richly diverse 9000ha reserve hosts all of the Big Five species of Africa in a free roaming environment. With an abundance of general game species as well as extraordinary bird life you can expect to encounter a wide range of species on the game drives. Famed for regular leopard sightings, you are almost guaranteed to come across the Big Five during your stay. Situated on the banks of the Kuvjenami river, lies 4 separate villas, accommodating a maximum of 20 guests. The villas are hidden under towering Jackalberry trees, with the magnificent northern escarpment of the Drakensberg mountains as a backdrop. Each villa has its own pool and boma, guaranteeing exclusivity and a private sense of being at home. Meals are privately served around the campfire in each villa's boma, which is ideal for families or small groups of like-minded people, who prefer their privacy. We are a privately owned, family run lodge with over 15 years of experience in meeting the individual needs of families and small groups. Game drives, meals, activities and sessions at the photographic hides are arranged to suit each family's/small group's needs. Nearby Hans Merensky Golf Course as well as the exclusive Leopard Creek Golf Course, combine for perfect Golfing Safaris at Indlovu. The separate villas create ideal opportunities for small groups of golfers to tick all the boxes of golfing, safari and exclusive luxury accommodation. Indlovu River lodge prides itself as one of only a handful of lodge's in the whole of Africa which can boast unique, sunken photographic hides. These exceptional hides create the opportunity for photographers to capture close up images, taken from the water level of the waterholes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Indlovu River Lodge

Address: Harmonie 105, Karongwe Private Game Reserve 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Karongwe Private Game Reserve
Price Range: £296 - £542 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Indlovu River Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“The Shingwedzi villa is perfect for a family of 4 or for a romantic couple”
  • Upper master bedroom
lungagnone, 10 May 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have a river bed view.”
anyone2016, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“There are no rooms. It's single houses, and all seem great.”
  • View from our terrace across the (dried) river.
ErikHSwitzerland, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We overlooked the riverbed and the location was awesome.”
AdeHall, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Kambaku is ideal for families and large groups”
zeedoc, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
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