Read on to find out more about the best 5 mid-range hotels in Kruger. Most people head to Kruger National Park in South Africa to see wildlife. To experience the most stunning sightings of animals in the wild, just being, existing – survival of the fittest. Accommodation is an add-on but you like it to be comfy and convenient. We suggest booking into these top 5 mid-range hotels in Kruger to save you money and still reward you with plenty of luxury and convenience during your safari holiday.
- Kapama Southern Camp
Bring your family to the greater Kruger National Park to see wildlife in its natural habitat and also to indulge in elegant accommodation where value for money is the main attraction. Kapama Southern Camp is the latest lodge to offer friendly South African safari holidays within the Kapama Game Reserve where everything revolved around getting back to nature. Stay in top-end safari suites in an African style where en-suite bathrooms with baths, fireplaces, air-conditioning, tea and coffee stations, king size beds, minibars and private decks ensure you really unwind on this safari. Family accommodation includes showers and splash pools where children can spend a lot of free time. Or swim in the main swimming pool before a smorgasbord lunch and watch game stroll past from the comfy lounge and pool deck.
Dinners in the boma at night are romantic and atmospheric – chefs cook on open fires in true African style as guests watch. Enjoy inspiring bushwalks in Kruger National Park territory to the secret venue where the Big Five plays and learn more about medicinal plants and berries.
- Chisomo Safari Camp
Come with all your best friends to Chisomo Safari Camp where luxury safari tents face the beautiful Makhutswe River and wildlife may be watched from the decks. Find yourself in the splendid Karongwe Game Reserve which is fed by four rivers, including the perennial Makhutsi River. Welcome to Big 5 game viewing in a 9 000ha concession where you are bound to see grazing Kudu, Nyala and Bushbuck or elephant and even the elusive leopard.
Enjoy fantastic dinners at the luxuriously furnished, thatched dining area overlooking the river and the bush. Or your ranger will lay on a traditional braai at a specially created bush dinner site where traditional dishes are served under the stars. Chisomo is a perfect hub for exploring the tourism hotspots of the Valley of the Olifants as the camp is located close to both the Blyde River Canyon and the Kruger National Park. Experience unequalled game viewing in the Karongwe Game Reserve where you will learn about unusual flora and fauna in addition to the famous Big Five. Your comfy tent boasts an en-suite shower, mini-bar, fan, heater, blow dryers, multi-plug, tea & coffee making facilities and a private deck with chairs.
The best part about this mid-range safari lodge in the Kruger is its secret hide at a waterhole for excellent game viewing! Find the right package for your budget and make sure you experience Chisomo.
- Jock Safari Lodge
Known as a Kruger Park lodge despite its location outside the park in Pilgrim’s Rest, Mpumalanga, this mid-range accommodation is a historical colonial-style stopover for guests en-route to see the famous wildlife of Kruger.
Named after a special dog, Jock Safari Lodge reminds you about Sir Percy Fitzpatrick and his dog, Jock, who trekked to Pilgrims Rest to find gold many decades ago. Enjoy chalets that hark back to South African colonial days when gold mining was all the rage. Meet the eco-conscious Niven family, Sir Percy’s descendants, who established the lodge close to where Sir Percy and Jock made history. Fantastic morning and evening game drives and bush walks.
Find this unique safari hotel tucked between the joining of two rivers, the Mitomeni and the Biyamiti right in the very south of the famous Kruger National Park. Traverse 6 000 ha of pristine bushveld with expert guides in 4×4 vehicles. These are allowed off-road to track predators only and this private concession is audited by the Kruger National Park and Department of Environment and Tourism twice a year to ensure everything is environmentally-friendly.
The 12 harmonious thatched rooms hide behind verdant indigenous trees and reed walls at the main Jock Safari Lodge while the Fitzpatrick’s family lodge can be booked for family safari holidays and special occasions. Children love the Kids on Safari programme which enlightens them about the environment bursting with wildlife around them. For something historical, warm and close to Kruger, book your safari holiday to Jock Safari Lodge as one of our recommended mid-range hotels in the greater Kruger National Park.
- Outpost Lodge
Picture large herds of elephant and buffalo in Mopane woodlands, Fever tree forests and Acacia thickets. Your introduction as intrepid safari traveller to The Outpost Lodge in the Makuleke Contractual Park, a huge and untouched wilderness area on the borders of the Limpopo River, Zimbabwe, Crooks Corner and Mozambique. You are also bound to see Nyala and Tsessebe on game drives twice a day with experienced guides. Then revel in excursions to Thulamela, an archaeological site dating back hundreds of years – or to the Makuleke Village for a cultural experience. Afterwards, lie back for a pampering massage in the suite while soaking in the views of the bushveld.
Honeymoon couples appreciate the romance so evident at this value for a money mid-range hotel in Kruger. Imagine being on safari with your loved one, surrounded by wild animals and pristine habitats, dining on food fit for kings, exploring 26 500ha of private wilderness paradise?
Italian born architect, Enrico Daffonchio, designed The Outpost using simple, clean lines. He cleverly combined elements of steel, concrete and open space to create the bold modern style that is The Outpost to highlight its beautiful surrounds but still blend into and preserve the wilderness that is its home.Choose from 12 rooms with private patios, indoor lounges and king size bed under mosquito nets. Enjoy fancy en-suite bathrooms offer full views of the surrounding bushveld.
- Lukimbi Safari Lodge
You are in for a real treat when you book into Lukimbi Safari Lodge with one of our super game viewing special deals. Your once-off rate includes your luxury accommodation in en-suite, air-conditioned suites, 3 full meals daily, all teas and coffees, two game drives daily in open Land Rovers and a safari walk. You simply cannot go wrong with excellent game sightings in this private Kruger National Park concession.
Explore 15 000 ha of pristine bushveld wilderness within the boundaries of the world-renowned Kruger National Park when you book a suite at Lukimbi Safari Lodge – place of unique beauty and well thought out architecture. You may find yourself in the Giant Eagle Owl and King Cheetah rooms which boast private pools and second bathrooms, dining areas, larger lounges, main bathrooms with huge bathtubs, inside and outside showers, and private pools on wooden decks.
Check out this combo deal that blends some bush with some beach and some South Africa with some Mozambique: the Lukimi Safari Lodge and Massinga Beach Lodge package deal with some nights in each destination. All meals, teas and coffees, activities as listed and non-motorised water sports are included in this perfect holiday experience. We can make it happen for you.
Think about these 5 mid-range safari holidays which won’t break the bank or find you camping alone in the wilderness. You will still be looked after in luxury accommodation with fantastic facilities and activities but you will just get so much more for your rate. Choose the best hotel for your needs.