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Karongwe River Lodge

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Breakfast, lunch and dinner served, African cuisine
Executive Double or Twin Room (4) | Terrace/patio
Executive Double or Twin Room (4) | Terrace/patio
Presidential Double Room | Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated

Overview of Karongwe River Lodge

Karongwe River Lodge

4.0 star property
Mountain lodge in Hoedspruit with safari and outdoor pool

9,6/10 Exceptional

12 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Lounge area
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R36 The Karongwe Private Game Reserve, Hoedspruit, Limpopo, 1380

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About this area

Getting around

  • Hoedspruit (HDS) - 85 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
  • Casino shuttle (surcharge)
  • Bus station shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Karongwe River Lodge

Karongwe River Lodge offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for ZAR 715 per person one-way. You can indulge in deep-tissue massages, facials, or aromatherapy, and grab a bite to eat at Dining Room, which serves African cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights at this upscale lodge include an outdoor pool, a poolside bar, and a kid's club. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff.

Languages

Afrikaans, English, Xhosa, Zulu

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 11 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 12:30 PM - 6 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 15
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 15

Children

  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*
  • Children's club*

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free secured, covered onsite self parking
  • Free onsite RV/bus/truck parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM*
  • Bus station shuttle*

Offsite

  • Shopping center shuttle*
  • Casino shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Private dining
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Water dispenser

Traveling with children

  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's games

What to do

  • Safari
  • Golfing nearby
  • Cave exploring nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Fishing nearby

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • 15 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms

Accessibility

  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Roll-in shower
  • Lever door handles
  • No elevator (single level property)
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance

Languages

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Xhosa
  • Zulu

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Furnished balcony/patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Free WiFi
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Special features

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

Dining

Dining Room - This restaurant specializes in African cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations are required.
Boma / BBQ Area - This buffet restaurant specializes in African cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open daily.
Deck Area - This restaurant specializes in African cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 715 per person (one-way)
  • Bus station shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Casino shuttle and shopping center shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Children's club access is available for an extra charge
  • Airport shuttle service for children up to age 18 costs ZAR 715 (one-way)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

Policies

<p>The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. </p><p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. </p> <p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Karongwe River Hoedspruit
Karongwe River Lodge
Karongwe River Lodge Hoedspruit
River Lodge Karongwe
Karongwe River
Karongwe River Lodge Lodge
Karongwe River Lodge Hoedspruit
Karongwe River Lodge Lodge Hoedspruit

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Karongwe River Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Karongwe River Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Karongwe River Lodge?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Karongwe River Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking. Free RV/bus/truck parking is available.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Karongwe River Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM on request. The charge is ZAR 715 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Karongwe River Lodge?
You can check in from 12:30 PM - 6 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Karongwe River Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with activities like boat tours, fishing, and horseback riding, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation onsite includes game viewing, a wildlife and game drive, and a safari. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the lodge's other amenities, which include spa services and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Karongwe River Lodge?
Yes, Dining Room offers African cuisine.
Does Karongwe River Lodge have rooms with private spa tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep soaking bathtub.
Does Karongwe River Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony or patio.
What's the area around Karongwe River Lodge like?
Karongwe River Lodge is located by the river. Popular attractions include Balule Game Reserve, which is 40 minutes away by car.

Reviews

9,6

Exceptional

9,8/10

Cleanliness

9,3/10

Staff & service

9,3/10

Amenities

9,5/10

Property conditions & facilities

8,0/10

Eco-friendliness

Reviews

10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great place
Great
Gustaf, 1-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing!
Pietro, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The moment we arrived we were greeted with warm towels to clean our hands and cool drinks to refresh ourselves. It made us feel very welcomed. Everyday they truly made us feel like special guests, customer service and attention was absolutely exceptional. Our rooms were consistently tended to and cleaned very well. Simon ( the ranger) and Adolf ( the tracker) on our safari drives were excellent and very knowledgable; they ensured we got a great experience with each drive. In particular their passion for the animals and respect towards all the guests was what made our stay that much more memorable. Highly Recomend, this is by far one of the most beautiful places to have a vacation.
3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great stay
Not a restful holiday with 2 game drives daily, but worth it. saw the Big 5 within 24 hours. Staff were fantastic. Room spacious and great views.
Terry, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Awesome stay. Staff went above and beyond to make sure everything was great.
4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Muito boa.
Manoel, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Thiago, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Os safaris foram otimos, o atendimento dos funcionarios sensacional! Os quartos e a area comum tambem muito bons e muito limpos!
3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Viagem Inesquecível - Reserva Karongwe
Ótimo hotel para curtir a natureza e descansar com a família. Equipe de colaboradores extremamente simpáticos e atenciosos. Gastronomia impecável com excelentes Chefes de Cozinha. Quarto aconchegante e confortável, com vista para vários animais, como impalas, babuínos e javalis. Game Drivers conduzido por profissionais com elevado nível de experiência e conhecimento que nos trouxe sucesso em encontrar varios animais, além da sensação de segurança e tranquilidade.
LUIS FERNANDO, 3-night family trip
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