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Nkorho Bush Lodge gets top marks for location, despite not being on a perennial river (there is a very active waterhole in front of the Lodge). Hard against the unfenced Kruger boundary, there are very few other Lodges operating in this area and you get a swathe of land largely to yourselves. The relative tranquility leads to a disproportionate number of cheetah sightings as they thrive on the flat open plains surrounding the Lodge with fewer vehicles around to disturb them. Similarly your chance of seeing wild dogs is higher here (though still immensely lucky). Leopards are plentiful and lion prides resident.

Nkorho Lodge waterhole, Sabi Sand

Nkorho offers only seven chalets, so is intimate in feel. All rooms are ensuite with his and hers sinks, an indoor shower (rooms 1,3,6 and 7 have double showers) plus an outdoor shower. They offer verandahs with views across the bush. The focus is on comfort rather than super luxury, and you will be spending your time on drive, around the pool or at the main Lodge.

Rooms are not air conditioned but strong fans are roof-mounted. Ask for a waterhole view (rooms 5,6,7). Number seven is the honeymoon suite and the farthest from the Lodge it is larger and has the best view (particularly from the double shower). Lowest numbered rooms are closest to the main facilities and do not require an armed escort at night.

Sunset at Nkorho pool deck, Sabi Sand

There is a spectacular rim-flow pool at the Lodge, and a rock pool close by for dips.

Ranger at Nkorho, Sabi Sand

There is no river front traversing here, but plenty of waterholes (including a large one at the Lodge) and seasonal streams. Traversing takes place on adjacent properties (Cheetah Plains and Chitwa Chitwa) and some is further afield in a northern sector of Sabi Sand around Arathusa and Elephant Plains, which requires a drive along a main(ish) sand road to access. There is no traversing to the east because it is the Kruger (unfenced), so game can disappear over the horizon.



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WE SAY



Highly recommended

  • Extremely comfortable lodging with a TCASA four star status
  • Very good value for great game viewing and Big Five sightings
  • Nkorho is the most remote of the Sabi Sand Lodges - this is part of the attraction. As such, in addition to the usual challenges of getting to the Gowrie gate, driving through the Sabi Sand itself is not trivial (do NOT attempt it by sat nav, 4x4 is a good idea). Get a transfer instead (or detailed directions from the Lodge)!

Don't miss

  • Relax in the rock pool, or the beautiful, large infinity pool on the main deck
  • There is a live webcam at Nkorho pan online to give you an idea




NKORHO VIDEO




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