Glowing Review

“Lukimbi Safari Lodge was the highlight of our visit to South Africa. Even before we arrived, we were delighted with the personal attention we received. Our flight was delayed and we thought we would miss our first game drive. But our driver kept Sean, the manager, updated on our expected arrival. Sean rearranged the game drive groups, holding our ranger back to wait for us so we didn’t miss our first drive. Our ranger Brendan, and tracker Terel, we’re so friendly and knowledgeable. We learned about animal behavior, how to identify footprints, and even plants and constellations. They were as excited to spot the animals as if it was their first time too. The rangers work together, so that if an elusive animal was spotted the other jeeps could rush over and try to see. Because Lukimbi is a private concession, we did not have to deal with crowds making viewing difficult. The location of the lodge meant that we got to see a Buffalo hanging out by the stream behind the lodge, and a kudu just outside our room.”

“The staff at Lukimbi was outstanding. They addressed us by our first names, and we knew their names too. We felt like family. The lodge has only 16 rooms, allowing for lots of personal attention. The food was excellent. And there were lots of little touches that added to the experience. From blankets and hot water bottles for the cold morning drives, to snacks and drinks in the bush, we were well cared for. If you are visiting Kruger, Lukimbi is the place to be.”

Thanks you so much, LaurenKC19, for your wonderful review on TripAdvisor!

(2023-06-18, Review Rating: 100%)

A Blind Safari Experience!

A blind safari experience!

I have to admit, I was a bit nervous about my first safari for a blind guest, but I saw this as an opportunity to challenge myself as a guide, to expand my comfort zone and also to focus more on your surroundings and senses. It makes you realise that seeing the animals is not always the key to going and doing a safari, it is the smell of the bush, the sounds around you and the touch as well.  It’s an all sensory experience.

I had a couple of quiet days prior the guest’s arrival at Lukimbi Safari Lodge in the Southern part of the Kruger National Park.  I used these days just to listen and focus on my surroundings, closing my eyes while driving with other guides, just to imagine what it must be like to explore the bush without sight.  It was rather difficult for the first couple of hours or so, but I focused on touch, smell and hearing.  It’s going to be a challenge and I had to think very hard as to how I could create but importantly, achieve a fulfilling, stimulating and successful safari like all the other drives I’ve done before.

My guests arrived at the lodge and it was time for the adventure to begin!

We stopped next to a herd of Impalas and listened as they were chewing on some of the drier leaves and grass.   In a very soft “ewe” sound, the ewes were calling their lambs. In the distance there was a Swainson’s Spurfowls raucous “krraae-krraae-krraae” call coming from a tree not to far behind the impalas.  Kudus also joined the impala and we could hardly hear them walk past our vehicle as they carefully placed the hind foot exactly where they placed their front foot, in order to eliminate sound – which they definitely succeeded in. “Are we driving in a western direction now?”  The guest asked me as we continued with our afternoon drive.  I confirmed that it was correct which he responded with a smile:  “I can feel the warm afternoon sun, shining on my face.”

We approached a dry waterhole on the concession and I stopped the vehicle.  “Reach out to the left.” I told him and I got out of the vehicle.  Slowly he reached out and started feeling the smooth surface.  “Almost like a polished smooth surface” he said.  I explained to him that he was touching a fallen Leadwood that became a rubbing post to rhinos and other animals.  As they mud wallow they look for a log, tree or rock that they can use to rub their muddy bodies against and from the continued rubbing against the object, the surface becomes smooth.  He could also feel little bumps on the post, which we explained was dead ticks that came from the rhino as it was rubbing against the post.

A big old Marula tree right next to the road.  I stopped and let him touch the trunk of the Marula Tree.  He could feel the distinctive circular discs on the bark, a way that the marula tree is easily recognisable and he also felt a part of the trunk was smooth.  The smooth part was the area where the tree got damaged by Elephants as they were peeling of the bark to gain access to the cambium layer which comprises the vascular tissue of the tree.  This is where the tree transports water and nutrients from the roots to the leaves of the tree. Sometimes it happens that when the elephants remove the bark, they also ring bark the tree and it then dies, but in this case, the tree managed to repair itself and the scars could be felt clearly.  We touched a couple of different trees, like the knobs from the Knob Thorn, the softness, almost toilet paper soft leaves from the African Weeping-wattle and we tasted the bitterness of the Magic quarri (because of the high tannin level in the leaves) when we were making tooth brushes.  While busy explaining a bit about the Magic quarri, my tracker spotted movement between the top branches… none other that a big Flap-neck chameleon.  I broke off a small branch from the quarri and held it towards the chameleon, allowing it to climb onto my branch and handed it to the guest.  He could feel the weight of the chameleon on the branch he was holding, and it gave him an idea how big it was.  We slowly and carefully placed the branch back into the bush, where the chameleon safely climbed off and slowly disappeared deeper into the quarri.

Suddenly, a roar in the distance!

It was starting to become dusk and we could feel the cooler autumn air against our skin as we were heading into the direction that we heard the lions roar. Obviously a sound you wish every guest can experience but not always able to accomplish.  And there they were, lying in the riverbed. Females, cubs and two beautiful dark maned male lions.  On our arrival, one of the females suddenly got up and started walking into our direction.  25m away from us, 15m… 10m…5m I counted down so that the guest understood why the footsteps and breathing of the lioness could be easily heard and also assuring him that we were safe. She stopped in front of us. Then, the moment I hoped for!  Both males in the riverbed, right in front of our vehicle started roaring at the same time! The lioness joined, where at this time she was at the back of our vehicle.  There we were, surrounded by the largest African carnivores, roaring like never before. A sound you feel vibrating in your bones.  I looked at the guest and he was smiling. In the days prior their arrival, I was able to make a mould of the track of a male lion we spotted close to camp, using Plaster of Paris.  As the lions moved off that got so close to us. Huge male lion track is almost the same size as a humans hand.

The early evening sounds were entertaining us as we stopped for sundowners.  Orange-pink skies were visible on the horizon as the Bubbling Kassinas and the White-faced Whistling Ducks were singing from the big pan. With the assurance that everything was fine and we were safe, we listened as a big herd of Elephants made their appearance at the pan.  Splashing and drinking water. An odour followed.  A rich, wet, earthy smell, almost like land after first rain.  That was the wet mud on their bodies and the water they splashed on them to cool down. We could hear a rumbling sound, produced by the vocal chords and amplified by the upper region of the trunk – it’s the Matriarch telling the rest of the family its time to go. The faint noise of their footsteps could be heard as the giants disappeared into the darkness. Another successful day in the bush ended with the characteristic night sounds of Fiery-necked Nightjars, whistling, ‘good lord, deliiiiver us.

The guest summed up his experience as, “Silent Appreciation!!”

Christa Bohmer

Kruger Park Safari Lodge

Why You Should Plan Your Next Company Event at This Kruger National Park Safari Lodge

Conferences, brainstorming sessions, and similar corporate events are great ways of getting similar minded people together to pool their knowledge and create new and exciting trajectories for the business or project in question. That said, no-one feels inspired by yet another dreary day in a grey room with no natural light or fresh air, watching PowerPoint presentations and drinking watered down coffee. You can picture the scene all too clearly, can’t you? Which is all the more reason why you should consider hosting your next corporate get together at Lukimbi Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park.

Now, hosting your next company event at a Kruger National Park safari lodge might require a bit of additional planning, but the benefits and rewards are indisputable. We’ve rounded up some of the top reasons to choose Lukimbi Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park:

Less Interruptions Means Improved Focus

Make sure you hit all your objectives by using the time wisely, instead of wasting it on interruptions. In this tranquil environment away from the hustle and bustle of the office, you can get into the zone and focus fully on the task at hand.

Fresh Surroundings, Fresh Thinking

When you take yourself out of your regular environment, you also free yourself from the same pattern of thinking. With a new environment comes fresh energy and inspiration, all necessary for out-of-the-box thinking.

Stress-Free Solutions

It’s a fact: we perform better when we are relaxed. And what better way to relax than to leave the stress of the city behind and to immerse ourselves in the beauty and tranquillity of nature? Give yourself the space to take a step back and get an objective view.

Return Refreshed

An inspired event is great, but you need to carry that energy over to the implementation phase afterwards. Make sure you return relaxed and ready to change the world.

The Lukimbi Safari Lodge Experience

This 5-star lodge is located in the easily accessible southern part of the Kruger National Park and offers luxurious accommodation, delectable fine-dining, and a host of fun activities. We also have fully equipped conference facilities and experts on hand to help organise every aspect of your event.

Contact Lukimbi Safari Lodge for more information on our facilities, or to get in touch with the team to help you plan your event at this incredible Kruger National Park safari lodge.

Luxury Game Lodge in the Kruger

You Can Find All This at One Luxury Game Lodge in the Kruger National Park

Sometimes… once in a blue moon… a holiday comes together that balances the thrill of adventure, luxurious indulgence, and peaceful tranquillity in the most perfect way to create a getaway that will live on in your memory forever. This is the type of experience we try to create for each and every visitor to our luxury game lodge in the Kruger National Park – the 5-star Lukimbi Safari Lodge.

The fact that our luxury game lodge is located in the easily accessible part of the Kruger National Park already provides us with a huge advantage – this is, after all, one of the most breathtakingly beautiful parts of the world, and the most popular game reserve on the African continent. It’s also home to the most majestic beasts of the animal kingdom: The Big Five – the leopard, lion, buffalo, elephant, and rhino.

Yet, as magnificent as nature is, it’s only a part of the experience waiting for guests at our luxury game lodge in the Kruger National Park. You can also expect the following indulgent highlights…

Luxurious Living

Our beautifully appointed suites are spacious and comfortable, each with its own private deck, air-conditioning and inside and outside showers. Our ultra-luxurious Premier Suites even boast their own private pools from where you can enjoy views of the stunning bushveld.

Outdoor Adventures

We provide two 4×4 safari drives daily – in the early morning and the afternoon – on our very own private roads in the reserve. You Can also join our expert guides for a bush walk after breakfast for an opportunity to get even closer to nature.

Fine Dining, Fit for A King

After you’ve worked up an appetite on your outdoor adventures, you can sit down to a meal of the highest calibre. We pride ourselves on delicious food that looks beautiful and is made from the best and freshest ingredients.

A Round of Golf at One of the Best Courses in the World

If you enjoy a round of golf, you could find yourself teeing off on the greens of the incredible Leopard Creek golf course, designed by Gary Player. Speak to our reservations office for the chance to secure a booking.

Rejuvenation Spa Treatments

We even have a spa at our luxury game lodge in the Kruger National Park. A holiday is all about relaxation, right? So, enjoy an indulgent massage, facial or treatment of your choice.

Contact us to find out more about our luxury game lodge in the Kruger National Park, and to book your unforgettable safari holiday.

Safari in Kruger National Park

7 Useful Packing Tips for an Unforgettable Safari in the Kruger National Park

There are few things as exciting as a holiday away, especially if that holiday is a wonderful safari in the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Packing for your vacation is perhaps not the most exciting part of the entire getaway but it is worth doing it properly to ensure you have a magical time while on your adventure. Here are a few practical tips to keep in mind while packing to make sure your safari in the Kruger National Park is nothing short of incredible:

Lions on Safari
  1. Clothing: Careful with colour. Pack clothes that are comfortable and easy to move in and stay away from bright colours. Remember that you are on a safari in the Kruger National Park and dust might make white clothes look dirty quickly.
  2. Shoes: Comfort is king. There is no need to buy fancy hiking boots unless you are planning a proper hike at some point. Pack comfortable walking shoes – ones which you won’t mind to get a bit dirty.
  3. Think sun. The African sun can have quite a bite and the last thing you want to sit with while on holiday is an unpleasant sunburn. Bring a sun hat, some sunscreen, and sunglasses.
  4. Pack medication and must-have toiletries. While you will be able to get the basics at some of the stops and at the lodge you’re staying, you won’t always be close to a town or shops. So, if there is anything you specifically need, like prescription medication, make sure it is in your bag.
  5. Smile for the camera! While you want to live in the moment and take in all the splendour of nature, there are bound to be moments you’d want to capture for looking at again later.
  6. Carry some cash. There is only one bank in the Kruger National Park, and that is at Skukuza. Take some cash with you or draw some when you enter the park through Skukuza.
  7. Bring a book. There will be moments during your safari where you will have some downtime to enjoy. Pack a book or some other activity to keep you busy as you relax in the comfort of your room or on your private viewing deck.

That’s all you need. As for the rest, leave it to Lukimbi Safari Lodge, situated in the easily accessible southern part of the Kruger National Park. Book your accommodation with us and we’ll take care of all your needs. As our guest, you are in for a real treat.

Kruger National Park Accommodation

Where to Book Your Luxury Kruger National Park Accommodation

So, you have decided to visit the Kruger National Park and now you need to book your accommodation. First of all: excellent choice of destination. As far as African safaris go, you do not get much better than this. This is one of the largest and the most popular game reserves on the entire African continent, and it is home to more species of mammal than any of the other reserves, including the majestic Big Five: the lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhinoceros.

Now, with the Kruger National Park being so exceptionally popular, you may have noticed that there is no shortage of accommodation options. In fact, the many choices available can potentially be overwhelming. How do you know which one to choose?

Lukimbi Safari Lodge, of course. Located in the easily accessible southern part of the Kruger National Park, our game lodge accommodation is easy to get to and offers access to an abundance of wildlife. Bounded by three major river systems, our 15 000 hectare area provides a variety of habitats for all kinds of wonderful wildlife, including the Big Five, general game, such as antelope, and 420 bird species. Our trained bush guides lead two safari drives a day on our private roads, and there are also guided bush walks after breakfast.

A 5-Star Excellence Rating On TripAdvisor

Aside from the wildlife, our luxury accommodation in the Kruger National Park is completely created around the comfort and convenience of our guests. The consistent 5-star ratings from visitors and the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor is testament to this.

Each room features its own private viewing deck and high windows – you cannot feel closer to the bush unless you were in it. All suites have air conditioning, and the Premier Suites even feature their own private swimming pool on their wooden decks.

That is not all. You are invited to join us for a feast as we serve fine-dining cuisine in our restaurant, paired with our award-winning wine list. If this is not enough indulgence, sit back and enjoy a rejuvenating back massage, a refreshing facial, or a relaxing manicure and pedicure in our Africa spa. We also have a gym facility available on-site for guests, and can facilitate reservations at the amazing Leopard Creek golf course – one of the world’s finest golf courses, designed by Gary Player.

Now that is an unforgettable Kruger National Park adventure. To book your luxury accommodation, contact Lukimbi Safari Lodge right now.

Best Time of Year to Visit Kruger National Park

When Is the Best Time of the Year to Visit the Kruger National Park?

The magnificent plains of Africa have always been a source of wonder and excitement. The thrilling call of the wild… The breathtaking splendour of the landscape… The majestic beauty of the wildlife… It has it all. And there is no better place to experience all of this at once than in the world-renowned Kruger National Park. If you are planning a safari and want to make it an absolutely unforgettable one, this is the place you should be heading to. But what is the best time of year to visit this part of paradise?

There is no right or wrong answer to this question – it really just depends on the experience you are after. With so much on offer in the Kruger National Park, the best time of year to visit differs from person to person.

Yes, we know that isn’t very helpful when you are trying to plan your dream holiday, so we’ll briefly explain the different experiences to help you decide for yourself when the best time of year is to visit the Kruger National Park.

If you are planning your safari specifically to view as many animals as you possibly can, the best time of year to visit the Kruger National Park would be at the beginning and end of the dry season, which is between April and September. While these are the winter months in South Africa, the weather is mild. The dry season ensures that the bush is sparser and that animals congregate around the dwindling waterholes. These two features make it easier to spot the abundant wildlife while out on your game drives.

If, however, you are here to admire the gorgeous landscape and the lush vegetation, the best time of year to visit the Kruger National Park would be between October and March. Summer is the rainy season for this region; however, rainfall is mostly limited to afternoon thundershowers. The foliage is thick, green and beautiful, and the reserve is generally less crowded during this time.

Whatever your choice of adventure, Lukimbi Safari Lodge will make sure that no matter when you choose to come around, it will be the best time of year to visit the Kruger National Park. With our luxurious rooms, friendly service and delectable food offerings, you will be forgiven for thinking you are in paradise. Experience Africa like never before – contact Lukimbi Safari Lodge today to make your booking.

Book A Kruger National Park Safari

Where to Book Your Kruger National Park Safari for an Unforgettable Experience

Have you ever experienced the thrill of driving out into the bush, travelling kilometres over rough terrain with your guide, scanning the expansive landscape to catch a glimpse of one of Africa’s Big Five – the African elephant, the leopard, the African buffalo, the lion or the magnificent rhino? That first time you spot them is a moment you will never forget! For many, it is the main reason to book a Kruger National Park safari. Even the most seasoned adventurers will admit that this is an amazing and humbling experience, each and every time.

It is certainly no mystery why, when people book an African safari, that the Kruger National Park in South Africa is at the top of the list of destinations. It is one of the largest game reserves on the African continent and, in addition to the Big Five, it also boasts more than 500 bird species and 147 species of large mammal, the latter being the most out of any reserve in Africa.

However, since this is such an expansive reserve, you still have to find the perfect accommodation for your stay before you book your Kruger National Park safari.

Look no further than the magical Lukimbi Safari Lodge, located in the southern part of the Kruger National Park. This is your opportunity to book luxury 5-star accommodation right by the natural home of the Big Five!

Our lodge provides everything you could want when you book a Kruger National Park safari. The lodge itself is designed to match the breathtaking beauty of its surroundings. The rooms are luxurious and spacious, each with its private deck, and some even featuring their own swimming pools. We offer indulgent fine dining at our restaurant, accompanied by our award-winning wine list. We also have a great spa for those relaxing and rejuvenating treatments that you so richly deserve.

What’s more, when you book your Kruger National Park Safari with us, it also includes regular game drives with an experienced guide that will help you spot the wildlife you came here to see. These happen twice daily: once in the early morning and once in the afternoon.

This is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Contact Lukimbi Safari Lodge today to find out more about our Kruger National Park packages and to book an unforgettable experience as soon as possible.

Kruger National Park Tours

Plan Carefully to Make the Most of Tours in the Kruger National Park

There is no denying that Kruger National Park tours are some of the most amazing things you can do when in South Africa, and probably Africa. As one of the largest game reserves on the continent – and the one that boasts the most species of large mammals – this is a must-visit destination for anyone who wants to have a proper African safari experience.

That said, there is a bit more to it than getting on a plane and simply showing up. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when planning tours to the Kruger National Park to make sure that you have the best time of your life:

Choose the Time of Year

With its mild weather, there isn’t a wrong time to book tours in the Kruger National Park. However, different times of the year will deliver different experiences. The summer months (around October to March) are hot and lush, as this is the rainy season. The landscape will be green and beautiful, but this might hinder your views.

Winter months (April to September) are drier and colder. The bush will be sparser, making it easier to spot wildlife as they congregate around the diminishing water holes.

Be Prepared

Make sure that you take protection against the harsh African sun, as it can get hot, even during winter. A sunhat and sunglasses are a great idea. The winter nights and early mornings can be quite cold, so take something warm with you. Hiking boots are not necessary, but you definitely want comfortable shoes. And, remember to take a good camera to capture all the exciting action!

Plan Your Excursions

There are so many different things to see at different times of the day, so make sure that you book a range of activities. Lukimbi Safari Lodge offers both early morning and late afternoon game drives on our private roads, as well as guided bush walks where you have the chance to get up close to nature.

Book the Right Accommodation

Talking about Lukimbi Safari Lodge, we offer 5-star luxury safari accommodation within the Kruger National Park – a perfect base camp for those wanting to go on local tours. With a range of beautiful suites and world-class amenities – including a spa, restaurant, and pools – this is the perfect spot for an African adventure.

Contact us today to find out more and to book your tours in the Kruger National Park.

Luxury Accommodation in Kruger National Park

Superb Luxury Accommodation in the Kruger National Park

We firmly believe that a holiday should be inspiring. It should be indulgent, relaxing, and rejuvenating. It is all about enjoying comfort, breathtaking beauty, delicious food, and sensational pampering. If this sounds like the idyllic holiday you dream of, then Lukimbi Safari Lodge in Mpumalanga, South Africa is the perfect destination for you. We offer you out-of-this-world luxury accommodation in the Kruger National Park – one of the largest and most popular game reserves in Africa – for an unforgettable holiday experience.

Comfort and Delight

Tastefully decorated, warm and welcoming, and kitted with all the necessary creature comforts and more, our luxury accommodation in the Kruger National Park will make you feel right at home. Socialise in the bar area, relax in our library, or simply enjoy the privacy of your own private swimming pool and viewing deck.

Adventure Awaits

No luxury accommodation in the Kruger National Park would be complete without a walk (or a drive) on the wild side. Our surrounding area is a lush haven for wildlife, where you can spot the famous Big 5, various antelope, and up to 420 species of birds. We offer guided bush walks, as well as safari drives twice a day.

Culinary Delights

Even though you find yourself in the bush, far away from civilisation, you can still count on exceptional cooking. We only serve the highest quality food, prepared beautifully to be both a visual feast and tantalise your taste buds. To complete the experience, treat yourself to one of the bottles on our award-winning wine list.

Heavenly Pampering

We believe your enjoyment, relaxation, and rejuvenation should be the focus of your holiday. Our private in-house spa offers you all the pampering and treatments you need to achieve this – from refreshing facials, to rejuvenating massages and luxurious manicures and pedicures. Because you deserve it!

Contact us to find out more about Lukimbi Safari Lodge and book your luxury accommodation in the Kruger National Park for the memorable holiday you long for.