Karongwe Private Game Reserve
During the late 1990s, a group of Limpopo farmers decided to make a difference. The internal fences between their farms were dropped and the Karongwe Private Game Reserve was established. The result was a combined area consisting of 8500 hectares of African bushveld. The Karongwe Association was founded in 2001 and the members are also the directors of Karongwe Game who owns and protect the animal species. The objectives of the Association were to rehabilitate the land, reintroduce the indigenous species which had been eradicated in the area and to generally bring the area as close as possible back to its former splendour. Today the reserve has over 40 mammal species, including the Big Five Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant and Buffalo. The Reserve maintains a clean buffalo project.
The Karongwe association also works towards ensuring the preservation of fauna, flora and animal species for the future generations. This is done through conservation projects which try constantly to achieve this goal. The projects include community projects which involve the natives, helping them to understand how important the preservation of nature is. There are also research projects that work with overseas volunteers trying to bring the importance of nature conservation into the international markets, and letting the world know how precious the African wildlife and nature is.
The Karongwe Private Game Reserve is situated in the Central Lowveld region of the Limpopo Province. The reserves altitude varies from around 480 metres above sea level on the Makutswe River in the North to 560 metres above sea level at Beacon Rock in the central southern area. The landscape within the reserve is characterized by undulating terrain, interspersed with rocky outcrops. There are various ecosystems in the reserve ranging from open plains, woodlands, to riverine and gullies. The reserve is kept alive by the many rivers in the area which support an impressive population of flora and fauna. Huge fig trees, Jackal berries and other exotic plants grow along these rivers.
The reserve offers spectacular scenery, as well as fantastic game viewing opportunities in open 4x4 safari vehicles accompanied by expert guides and trackers. Other activities in the reserve include game drives, nature walks, bird watching, 4X4 trails and sleep-outs under the stars.
Karongwe is the perfect getaway from the city and only 45 minutes from the country's most popular reserve, the Kruger National Park.
Sleeps: 26 in 10 units/rooms
24.1km South East of center of Karongwe Private Game Reserve
Shikwari Bush Lodge offers fully catered accommodation near the J.G Strydom Tunnel in the Hoedspruit district of the valley of the Olifants in Limpopo. Situated in Shikwari Nature Reserve, we offer two camps on the reserve close to Kruger Park & the Panor
Sleeps: 12 in 5 units/rooms
From R 1 990,00
Per person, per night sharing.
32.5km East of center of Karongwe Private Game Reserve
Ku Sungula Safari Lodge offers fully catered bush lodge accommodation in the Balule Nature Reserve in the Hoedspruit District in the Limpopo province. Experience the wild heart of Africa's bushveld with a touch of luxury. Ku Sungula Safari Lodge is a Grea
32.7km East of center of Karongwe Private Game Reserve
Toro Yaka Bush Lodge provides fully catered bush lodge accommodation in the Balule Game Reserve in the Hoedspruit district of the Limpopo province. Toro Yaka, which means "My Dream" in Northern Sotho, is a one-of-a-kind lodge situated in the unforgettably
Sleeps: 19 in 6 units/rooms
39.2km East of center of Karongwe Private Game Reserve
shukudu Bush Camp offers a true bushveld experience in the Tshukudu Game Reserve in the Hoedspruit District of the Limpopo province. Situated in the Central Lowveld near the Blyderiver Canyon and the Kruger National Park, close to Hoedspruit. Tshukudu, a
42.5km East of center of Karongwe Private Game Reserve
BushGlam Luxury Holiday Home offers luxury self catering accommodation in Hoedspruit in the Valley of the Olifants region of the Limpopo province. BushGlam Luxury Holiday Home comprises three modern bedrooms (sleeps 6), two state of the art bathrooms, sp
Sleeps: 10 in 5 units/rooms
From R 2 000,00
Per unit, per night.
44.5km South East of center of Karongwe Private Game Reserve
umVangati House provides stunning and exclusive bed and breakfast accommmodation in the Hoedspruit District in the Limpopo province. Tucked away in the heart of the Blyde River Canyon, one of South Africa's most glorious scenic destinations, umVangati Hou
47.4km West of center of Karongwe Private Game Reserve
Coach House Hotel & Spa offers hotel accommodation near Tzaneen in the Limpopo province. (38 Rooms). Easily accessible from Gauteng, Coach House Hotel & Spa offers country style hospitality and comfort in tranquil settings. Internationally renowned, this
Sleeps: 28 in 9 units/rooms
From R 640,00
Per person, per night sharing.
47.4km South East of center of Karongwe Private Game Reserve
Amafu Forest Lodge provides authentic self catering bush lodge accommodation in Kampersrus, in the Blyde River Canyon area in the Valley of the Olifants region of Limpopo. Choose from 7 chalets, being either a 2-sleeper, 4-sleeper or 8-sleeper. Stylishly
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