Best places to stay in the Kruger National Park

Best Places To Stay In The Kruger National Park

Famous and extremelly popular - the Kruger is a go to for many on their South Africa safari. The wildlife is admittedly fantastic with a big cat around every corner. However, some safari goers dislike the fencing around the park and also how busy it gets.

Ngala Tented Lodge

Ngala Tented is one of &Beyond’s Kruger properties, located in the Timbavati Reserve to the West of the Kruger National Park itself. Ngala Tented is the finest of the Ngala properties and becomes a very affordable option compared to the likes of Singita, Royal Malewane and Londolozi. Ngala Tented however is the most expensive of the Ngala properties but this is no negative - you do get what you pay for here.

Singita Lebombo

Located in the Kruger National Park itself, Singita’s Lebombo is the most contemporary of all the South African Singita lodges and one of the  most unique designs of any safari lodge. Recognised as having exceptional levels of service as well as seriously good game viewing, Lebombo is world class and deserves to be placed amongst South Africa’s finest properties.

Royal Malewane

Royal Malewane is located in a private game resereve outside of the Kruger National Park. Regarded as one of Africa’s most luxurious lodges, this place is arguably on another level completely.  The accommodation here would rival any other hotel on the planet and with great game viewing this is one of the best safari hotels for those of us looking to be pampered. A truly sumptuous lodge where nothing is left out.

Singita Sweni

Located alongside Lebombo on the private Singita reserve in the Kruger National Park itself, Sweni is yet another top end Singita product that carries the usual standards to be expected of the Singita brand. Sweni is smaller than Lebombo so offers a slightly more personal experience than its more contemporary brother. A world class lodge and one of the Kruger’s finest properties.

Ngala Safari Lodge

Ngala Safari Lodge is a much more economical option than its neighbour Ngala Tented and substantially less expensive than its Sabi Sands competitors. With 20 rooms, Ngala Safari Lodge is much larger than its neighbours but the size drives down the price and makes this lodge one of the most economical options in the Kruger and its surrounding reserves. This is certainly still a high-end luxury lodge and a great option for saving some cash.  An excellent option for families.


Sir Richard Branson’s Ulusaba is one of the world’s most famous safari hotels and certainly a top end option for luxury safari. Ulusaba appeals to many, because it has many different room types, categories and prices offering fantastic value. It perfectly achieves the balance of delivering high-end service in a friendly manner, which keeps guests returning year after year. Definitely a great option for Sabi Sands safari.

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