Finally it is that long awaited time of the year again, when everyone is planning their much deserved December family holidays. This year you have decided to splurge a bit on your annual visit to the Kruger National Park. Everyone is drawn to the idea of going on an African safari at least once in their lives, and this dream is on the forefront of many peoples bucket list. With its adventurous allure, the Kruger National Park has a charm that no other place on the planet could possibly compare to.
On your December holiday to the Kruger, you will soon notice that the park itself is a huge expanse of land, about 2/3 the size of Belgium, which also means that the accommodation choices are plentiful and widespread; from the very informal and innate to the most lavish and luxurious. For those that are new to the Kruger Park there is something for everyone, varying in style, tastes, comfort, budget and the experience you desire.
Take your pick from tented bush camps, to self-catering chalets, cottages, bungalows, caravan camp sites, bed & breakfast guest houses, to hotels and villas, and luxury 5 star safari lodges with luxury spas, gyms, private helicopters, golf courses and internationally renowned chefs with and award winning wines cellars. The choices are truly endless!
Imbali Safari Lodge
An exclusive lodge within the world-renowned Kruger National Park, Imbali Safari Lodge continues the safari tradition of a bygone era. This lodge offers you the very best of accommodation in spacious, private chalets each furnished in understated luxury overlooking the N’waswitsontso riverbed.
Imbali Safari Lodge promise guests an extraordinarily ‘special’ safari experience. Just the fact that it is set in its own 10 000 hectare concession area, part of the world-famous Kruger National Park, rich with heritage, traditions and an abundance of wildlife. Truly the flagship of South African national parks, the Kruger Park is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals.
With an air of opulence befitting royalty, Imbali Safari Lodge is the perfect African utopia where guests will find serenity and visitors are guaranteed an African Safari experience of a lifetime. Capture the spirit of colonial Africa in 12 en suite bedrooms, complete with luxurious outdoor Jacuzzis.
The Hamilton’s Tented Camp
The Hamilton’s Tented Camp offers its guests luxurious accommodation in 6 river facing tents, all linked by raised wooden walkways. The walkway leads to a welcoming central lounge set below a majestic, 150 year old Jackalberry tree. Guests at Hamilton’s have access to their own private butler, trackers and guides, providing a memorable and indulgent safari experience.
The truly African style Hamiltons Tented Camp is situated in the southern part of the Kruger National Park, and offers guests an unforgettable, romantic safari experience. This small safari lodge reflects the colonial-era of the parks visionary, Colonel James Stevenson Hamilton, with beautifully appointed safari tents, a fine tradition of service and delectable cuisine.
Discerning safari travellers at the Kruger Park’s Hamiltons Tented Camp find comfort in a magnificent African ambiance surrounded by the unique sounds of the untamed bushveld. Gourmet dining under the star studded sky in the lodge’s boma as well as the outdoor swimming pool make for unforgettable moments.
Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge
Spend luxurious days at Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge, where warm hospitality and a relaxed atmosphere is just what you need to soothe your senses and cleanse your mind. Set in the Kruger National Park, this 5-star lodge features luxury huts in traditional Tsonga style. There is an outdoor pool which resembles a small lake, a lounge and dining room and circular timber decks which offer views of the waterhole and surrounding plains.
Built in the shape of beehives, the huts of Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge are decorated with warm colours and locally-sourced fabrics.
Each air-conditioned hut has a private deck and an antique bathtub.
Guests can taste international cuisine with a South-African twist or a choice of western-style dishes, served on the central deck. The staff in their beautiful traditional dresses entertain guests around the fire.
The Kruger National Park in South Africa is one of the worlds’ largest conservancy, covering an area comparable in size to Wales. Within this wildlife mecca, there are a diverse range of habitats, each supporting numerous species that prosper in this pristine environment. The reserve is home to all members of the Big 5 and guests have excellent sightings of endangered Cheetah and Wild Dog.