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Best Luxury Lodges In Kruger

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Best Luxury Lodges In Kruger

Unread post by garethrix » Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:58 am

Good day everyone :)

I am looking for some advice on specifically, three luxury accomdoation lodges which are advertised in Kruger National Park. I have visited each of the respective websites and seen all of the photos, however, would prefer some input from guests who have recently visited or have their own photos and experiences of these Lodges.

The three Lodges are the HOYO HOYO, HAMILTON'S TENTS AND IMBALI LODGE. All three of these are advertised on the San Park online website. i would appreciate anyone's input and experience and whether it is worth the money and price.

I have always stayed at the normal camps within the park and love it and the accomodation, however I am looking to surprise someone and keen on trying one of these luxury lodges.

If there are any other lodges in kruger or bordering Kruger that you would recommend, please let me know too, hopefully in the same price range- aka- R 2,000 - R 3,000 per night per person.

Thanks so much :)

Gareth

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Re: Best Luxury Lodges In Kruger

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:19 pm

Gareth, have a read through Concession lodges in KNP
Don't think the info is too much up to date but might make for interesting reading.
and in case these were not what you read up Concession lodges on the website.
Hopefully some of the members will be able to provide more current info.
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Re: Best Luxury Lodges In Kruger

Unread post by garethrix » Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:40 pm

Thanks so much Elsa, will definately have a read now :)

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Re: Best Luxury Lodges In Kruger

Unread post by lowveldlover » Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:44 pm

Haven't stayed at the other two, but Hamilton's Tented Camp was superb! Fantastic area, amazing facilities and hospitality, and very friendly and knowledgeable staff.

The only negative at this time would be that, due to the drought, the central western area of Kruger (where Hamilton's is located) is currently extremely dry...thus the game viewing is apparently not as good as it usually is.
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Re: Best Luxury Lodges In Kruger

Unread post by lowveldlover » Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:46 pm

PS: Never stayed there, but heard fantastic things about Lukimbi Safari Lodge down south (between Afsaal and Biyamiti). Great game area as well, very close to Crocodile River and S25.
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Re: Best Luxury Lodges In Kruger

Unread post by stefan9 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:43 pm

We have stayed at Jock's safari lodge not one of those mentioned but its another private kruger lodge. On the same trip we also stayed at Elephant plains in greater Kruger. Tbh if I am going to pay the kind of money you pay for a private camp then I would rather pay for one in greater then knp themselves. Reason for this is quite simple you don't really see much more then you would from a normal camp when hiring a sanparks drive or an osv drive. You only really getting luxury food and accommodation extra. While at the greater lodges you see a lot more and closer up.

If I am going to spend that kind of money I would rather go for one of the greater Kruger lodge. Else just stick to the normal camps and hire either sanpark drives or an osv.

Make no mistake Jocks is very well run and a nice camp but just don't feel if offers enough in terms of money compared to the great kruger lodges.
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