Luxury Hotels in Greater Kruger & Panorama Region

In its entirety, the park is of course widely visited, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have an intimate and unspoilt safari in Kruger. For just that, consider sleeping in a luxurious treehouse as lions roar below in the magical Lion Sands or in the cat-central, Leopard Hills, a hilltop lodge with exceptionally beautiful suites.

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umSisi House

Location: Greater Kruger & Panorama Region | South Africa

umSisi House is a five-star, luxury country house villa located just minutes from the fabled Kruger National Park. As it is specifically designed for private use, you’ll have the run of the extensive property, with its beautiful rooms, manicured gardens and outdoor pool, as well as have a world of adventure right on your doorstep.

Best for: Private Groups, Private Villa, Landscapes & Scenery, Wildlife & Nature


Location: Greater Kruger & Panorama Region | South Africa

Surrounded by vast grasslands, open plains and incredible wildlife, the Singita properties are some of the most luxurious lodge ever built.  Spend a day spotting the Big Five on an intimate safari and, after watching the sun set over the plains from your private veranda, dine on superb cuisine beneath the African stars. Serene, tranquil and wonderfully remote, Singita treats its guests to unrivalled opulence in the depths of the Greater Kruger.

Best for: Lodge, Honeymoon, Wildlife & Nature, Family-friendly


Location: Greater Kruger & Panorama Region | South Africa

Home to some of our favourite lodges in South Africa, Londolozi is a 14000 hectare private wilderness in the heart of the Sabi Sand Reserve. This stunning Relais & Chateaux reserve offers a first class safari experience with superb dining and accommodation in the South African wilderness.

Best for: Family-friendly, Lodge, Wildlife & Nature, Honeymoon

Mala Mala Main Camp

Location: Greater Kruger & Panorama Region | South Africa

Offering an authentic African safari with Big Five game drives, intimate and thrilling bush walks and impressive leopard sightings, MalaMala Main Camp is the ultimate safari blueprint - though one of the oldest lodges in South Africa, MalaMala is still the model on which others build from. Accentuating its prime position along the banks of the Sand River, the camp has all the charms of a bygone era with traditional, domed rondavels that open out onto bush views.

Best for: Wildlife & Nature, Guiding, Family-friendly, Lodge

&Beyond Ngala Tented Camp

Location: Greater Kruger & Panorama Region | South Africa

Sharing an unfenced boundary with the world-renowned Kruger National Park, &Beyond Ngala Tented Camp provides sophisticated camping at its best. With luxurious tents that overlook the banks of the Timbavati River, the camp never lets you forget that you are in the wild as impala walk down the camp's path, elephants leisurely take mud baths in front of the tents and lions roar nightly near the camp.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Lodge, Romantic

Pafuri Camp

Location: Greater Kruger & Panorama Region | South Africa

Pafuri Camp is a luxury safari camp in the Kruger National Park, in eastern South Africa. This is an area of remarkable biodveristy, and you can hope to spot elephant, lion, rhino and buffalo among other iconic African animals; there is also a wide array of birdlife, including some species which live nowhere else. You’ll get to know the inhabitants on guided safari walks and game drives, coming home to delicious food and luxurious tented accommodation.

Best for: Off the Beaten Track, Lodge, Eco-tourism, Secret / In the Know

Shumbalala Game Lodge

Location: Greater Kruger & Panorama Region | South Africa

Shumbalala Game Lodge is set beneath the shade of trees lining the Monwana River, in the Thornybush Game Reserve in Greater Kruger National Park, and offers some of South Africa’s best game viewing and safari experiences in a beautiful and luxurious setting.

Best for: Wildlife & Nature, Guiding, Setting & Views, Landscapes & Scenery

Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp

Location: Greater Kruger & Panorama Region | South Africa

With just six spacious and stylish suites tucked away in the bush surrounding the dry river bed, Sabi Sabi Little Bush camp is a wonderfully relaxing and intimate retreat for Honeymooners or couples looking for a truly memorable place to spend their South African safari.

Best for: Honeymoon, Couples, Luxury Hotel, Food & Wine

Royal Malewane

Location: Greater Kruger & Panorama Region | South Africa

One of the most luxurious safari lodges in Africa, Royal Malewane is a wonderful retreat from which to explore the bush and enjoy some of the best game viewing that South Africa to offer.

Best for: Wildlife & Nature, Seriously special, Guiding, Food & Wine

Tintswalo Safari Lodge

Location: Greater Kruger & Panorama Region | South Africa

Tintswalo Safari Lodge is an exclusive lodge nestled between Timbavati Game Reserve and Sabi Sand, sharing an unfenced boundary with Kruger National Park. With authentic suites connected by raised wooden platforms, a romantic setting and an extensive wine cellar, stay in this lesser known and off-the-beaten-track lodge to get away from it all with incredible wildlife that provides you with an unforgettable safari experience.

Best for: Lodge, Service & Hospitality, Guiding, Wildlife & Nature

Singita Castleton

Location: Greater Kruger & Panorama Region | South Africa

Singita Castleton is a historic and exclusive lodge in South Africa’s Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which has been in the same family for generations and retains a traditional, colonial feel. Overlooking a waterhole where you can watch animals gathering to drink and the endless plains of the Greater Kruger National Park beyond, it is the perfect mix of private safari lodge and charming country farmhouse. 

Best for: Private Groups, Seriously special, Family-friendly, Wildlife & Nature

Rissington Inn

Location: Greater Kruger & Panorama Region | South Africa

A beautiful farmhouse hotel in the heart of the lowveld region just outside the town of Hazyview, Rissington Inn is the perfect luxury base for outdoor exploration in Kruger National Park and the surrounding area. Spot The Big Five, take a balloon ride over the bush, or hike to observation points over the Blyde River Canyon, and return to a homely welcome, delicious local food and luxurious accommodation.

Best for: Peace & Quiet, Romantic, History & Heritage, Walking & Trekking

Garonga Safari Camp

Location: Greater Kruger & Panorama Region | South Africa

Immersed in the game rich terrains of Makalali Conservancy, Garonga Safari Camp offers the ultimate tented safari escape in the wilderness. Thanks to its elevated position, you’ll reign over the lands below: a natural pathway for passing game that is framed by attractive ebony trees and expansive Bushveld, creating the picture perfect safari view.

Best for: Family-friendly, Service & Hospitality, Eco-tourism, Guiding


Location: Greater Kruger & Panorama Region | South Africa

Jabulani is a truly extraordinary and unforgettable safari lodge, located within the Kapama Private Game Reserve. As well as its wonderful sense of privacy and Relais and Chateaux standards, it’s the magnificent herd of elephants that makes this place so magical. Rescued from Zimbabwe and now a full part of life at the lodge (indeed the lodge is named after one of them), guests are able to ride on the elephants and accompany them in their daily activities.

Best for: Lodge, Service & Hospitality, Guiding, Wildlife & Nature

Cheetah Plains

Location: Greater Kruger & Panorama Region | South Africa

Located in the north-western sector of the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, the five-star award-winning Cheetah Plains is a luxury retreat with a unique architectural design and style. Near Kruger National Park, the area is rich with game viewing opportunities from the lodge's Land Cruiser electric game viewing vehicles, guided walks and from the lodge itself.

Best for: Wildlife & Nature, Landscapes & Scenery, Chic Design, Eco-tourism

Leopard Hills

Location: Greater Kruger & Panorama Region | South Africa

Leopard Hills lives up to its name with excellent leopard sightings and outstanding game viewing, arguably the best in the Kruger region.  Built on a hilltop, the beautiful suites have views of the African savannah that stretch out as far as the eyes can see. Leopard Hills is certainly one of the most special places we have found in South Africa.

Best for: Wildlife & Nature, Guiding, Setting & Views, Seriously special

Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge

Location: Greater Kruger & Panorama Region | South Africa

Almost invisible in the scenery, this innovative hotel has been sculpted into a slope of the earth. Feeling as if a part of the landscape yet surrounded by luxury, Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge opens to a panoramic view of uninterrupted bushveld.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Lodge

Lion Sands River Lodge

Location: Greater Kruger & Panorama Region | South Africa

A beautifully peaceful retreat on the banks of the Sabie River, Lion Sands River Lodge retains the relaxed philosophy of its founder – providing a home away from home experience amid the romance and wonder of Sabi Sands Game Reserve. From the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep, the rooms and treehouses at River Lodge envelop you in the thrill a safari, the comfort of a luxury lodge and the experience of a lifetime.

Best for: Wildlife & Nature, Setting & Views, Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel

Notten's Bush Camp

Location: Greater Kruger & Panorama Region | South Africa

Notten’s Bush Camp offers a charming alternative to the glossy safari lodges of the Sabi Sand. The spectacular game viewing of the area is a given, but alongside this Nottens is wild, authentic, and a gloriously unspoilt safari camp.

Best for: Family-friendly, Lodge, Guiding, Wildlife & Nature

Chitwa Chitwa

Location: Greater Kruger & Panorama Region | South Africa

Just eight stylish suites make up this luxurious lodge in the unspoiled bush of the Sabi Sand reserve. Chitwa Chitwa is located within a private game reserve along a large lake with outstanding game viewing right at your doorstep.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Lodge

Kings Camp

Location: Greater Kruger & Panorama Region | South Africa

Facing a busy waterhole frequented day and night by big game, Kings Camp is a sophisticated and stylish safari retreat with an enviable location in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve. Offering immaculate personalised service alongside superb accommodation and fine cuisine, this exquisite lodge provides the ultimate safari experience.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Lodge, Service & Hospitality, Guiding

Tanda Tula Safari Camp

Location: Greater Kruger & Panorama Region | South Africa

Tanda Tula Safari Camp, the first luxury tented East African-styled safari camp in South Africa, continues to evoke the excitement of old-world exploration. Tucked away in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve within the Kruger National Park, it is home to a mind-boggling wealth of wildlife including the Big Five – many of which wander close to the camp so you feel closer than ever to nature.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Lodge, Service & Hospitality


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