Lukimbi Safari Lodge is a stunning luxury lodge situated in 15,000 hectares of exclusive-use prime game and wilderness area in the easily accessible southern portion of the Kruger National Park. This is a lodge with art, colour and exciting furnishing, but at the same time the openness of the architecture ensures that you are aware of the bird calls and movements of the animals outside.
The main activities are game drives and walks with a highly trained ranger and tracker. Game drives go out at dawn and in the late afternoon and last for several hours. Guests can also enjoy walks, which can be short or long as preferred.
The boma serves as the magical setting for firelight dinners. Hand packed freeform walls provide a dramatic backdrop for the chef's gourmet meals.
The beautiful pool features a waterfall dropping into the jacuzzi cavern, before flowing gently into the main swimming pool.
A very well equipped gym is also available. It looks directly out onto the river frontage, so not a moment's game viewing need be lost.
14 spacious standard Classic Suites combine luxury and modern African decor with stunning river views. Each suite has air-conditioning, fans, mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities, safe, inside and outside shower and a bath with an amazing view.
The King Cheetah and Giant Eagle Owl Premier Suites each have a separate bedroom, lounge, dining area and 2 bathrooms. Decks lead from the bedroom and lounge to the inviting private pool below. The pools at these suites are the ultimate in peace and tranquillity.
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Our standard rates for a Classic Suite
8 January 2023 to 19 December 2023
GBP 492 USD 605 ZAR 11,063 EUR 565
per person sharing
Contracted FIT Rate
20 December 2023 to 7 January 2024
GBP 590 USD 726 ZAR 13,274 EUR 678
per person sharing
Contracted FIT Rate
Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
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All meals; 2 daily shared game drives and a safari bushwalk are included. PLEASE NOTE: The tourism bed levy and all drinks are NOT included. The Kruger National Park Private Concession gate entry fee is NOT included - this is currently R110 per person per stay - subject to change.
Children aged 2 years and older are welcome. Rates available on request. Parents with children under the age of 6 years must hire a private Land Rover for game drives. Babysitting services are available.
Guest Rating: 4.0 / 5.0 based on 2 ratings
Lukimbi Safari Lodge - exceptional service in a wonderful setting.
Lukimbi Safari Lodge Location.
Directions For Drivers
From Johannesburg: Proceed on the N12 past Benoni towards Witbank/eMalahleni, where it connects with the N4 coming from Pretoria. Continue on the N4 passing Nelspruit towards Maputo (Mozambique). 61 km from Nelspruit pass the town of Malelane and travel for 3 km and turn left towards the Malelane Gate, Kruger National Park. There is a Kruger National Park Private Concession gate entry fee payable in cash at the entrance gate - this is currently R110 per person per stay - subject to change.
Enter the Park and follow the signs to the lodge.
Do not get out of your car until you reach the lodge. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.
PLEASE NOTE: The Kruger National Park prohibits the use of roads within the Park before the gates are open and once the gates are closed, therefore guests need to plan their arrival and departure times carefully. You cannot arrange to leave the Park before the gates are open, and you must ensure that you arrive at the entrance gate with sufficient time to drive through the Park to reach your destination by the time the gate closes, otherwise you may not be permitted to enter.
January/February: Open 05:30, Close 18:30: March: Open 05:30, Close 18:00: April: Open 06:00; Close 18:00: May to July: Open 06:00, Close 17:30: August/September: Open 06:00, Close 18:00 : October: Open 05:30, Close 18:00: November/December: Open 05:30, Close 18:30
Please note that the maximum speed limit in the Park is 50 km/h for tar roads and 40 km/h for gravel roads.
The Lukimbi Private Concession is located approximately 27 km from the gate, so you should allow at least 45 minutes to drive through the Park to reach the lodge.
General Information For Guests
All suites are air conditioned, and have a fan, mosquito netting, a hair dryer, a safety deposit box, a mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities, a telephone, and inside and outdoor showers. Private decks leading out towards the river provide the ideal place to relax or enjoy bird spotting and game viewing. In addition, the Premier Suites have a private plunge pool.
After breakfast, guests can join qualified guides on a bush walk, which is approx. 1 hour long. This is a great opportunity to see some of the smaller creatures and plants up close, not to mention some of the larger wildlife in their own environment.
A range of spa treatments are available (additional cost). There is also a very well equipped gym.
The main lodge has a pool-with-a-view - it is not unusual to swim and watch elephants coming in to drink at the same time!andnbsp; There is also a children's paddle pool which is connected by a shallow flowing stream and a waterfall to the main pool.
Golf trips can be arranged to Leopard Creek - one of the finest golf courses in South Africa, and designed by Gary Player.
The curio shop displays some of South Africa's top crafts, jewellery and clothing. There is also a wide range of t-shirts and should you have left anything behind, there are important essentials such as toothpaste and disposable razors.
Please note that all guests entering the Kruger National Park must produce a valid form of identification (passports for international visitors) at their entry gate with their accommodation reservation vouchers.
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