Lukimbi Safari Lodge is situated on a Kruger National Park concession, known as the Lwakhahle Concession, bid for and won in the year 2000.
This area is steeped in history, as running through the concession is the old trading road to Mozambique, used by ox wagon transporters carrying goods to and from the coast. This road can still be clearly seen today. This was all before the Kruger National Park was declared a conservation area and National Park.
The opening up of private concessions is a bold move on the part of National Parks to take advantage of the market for people who prefer to stay in more luxurious and individual camps, but still want the animal and bird viewing, as well as the wilderness experience which can be found in the Kruger National Park. National Parks share in the income generating of the Private Concessions, without the risk taken by private enterprise.