Top 10 Safari Lodges in South Africa

1.  Singita Sweni Lodge- Kruger National Park

With several lodges to choose from, this tranquil lodge located on edge of the Sweni River is sure to please.



2.  Royal Malewane – Kruger National Park

This lodge is too luxurious to not include; it’s also been ranked the third best hotel in the world by Travel + Leisure. Plus, every room includes a private pool.



3.  Etali Safari Lodge- Madikwe Game Reserve

The fifth largest game reserves in South Africa, yet not wildly popular.  It is truly a hidden gem.  The lodge is nestled in the reserve and is a cozy spot for safari adventure.    




4.  Mala Mala Game Reserve Private Camp- Mala Mala Game Reserve

 Here, you’ll always have stunning views of the landscape, knowledgeable guides, and cozy accommodations.



5.   Londolozi Tree Camp- Londolozi Private Game Reserve 

They call themselves the ‘most stylist family-run camp in Africa’ for a reason.  This 5-star luxury resort is the definition of glamping.




6.  Sabi Sands Earth- Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Sculpted into a slope of the earth, almost invisible from its surroundings, the lodge uses texture, light and space to present a lodge like no other. It has been described as the most environmentally friendly lodge in Africa.



7.  The Kingston Treehouse-  Lion Sands, South Africa

Constructed of glass and wood, Kingston is completely open to the elements while still being protective and equipped with full bathroom and shower facilities.



8.  Leopard Hill Private Game Reserve- Sabi Sands, South Africa

Private and exclusive, this resort guarantees privacy and the highest level of service.



9.  &Beyond Phinda Homestead-  Phinda Private Game Reserve

Stylish and sophisticated, yet refreshingly simple, this spot is ideal for family travel.



10.  Tswalu Kalahari Reserve Lodge- Kalahari Reserve

This secluded lodge rests on South Africa’s largest Reserve, and it is known for one of the best spas in the country.  Do you need any other reasons to want to visit this place?