Great remote location
Despite not being on a perennial river, Nkorho Bush Lodge gets top marks for remoteness and lodge location due to a very active waterhole. It is set at the top of an incline and has great open plain views.
Traversing takes place here and on adjacent properties. Some traversing is further afield to the west and requires a drive along a main(ish) sand road for access. There is no traversing to the east because that is the unfenced Kruger, so game can disappear over the horizon.
Empty cheetah plains
The benefit of the remote location is that very few other Lodges operate hereabouts. You have a swathe of land largely to yourselves. The relative tranquillity leads to a disproportionate number of cheetah sightings as they thrive on the flat open plains with few vehicles disturbing them.
Canids & felines
Similarly your chance of seeing wild dogs is higher here (though you will still need to be lucky). Leopards are plentiful and lion prides are resident locally.
Nkorho offers 7 chalets and is intimate in feel. Rooms are not air- conditioned but strong fans are roof-mounted. All are ensuite with his and her sinks, an indoor shower (some doubles) and an outdoor shower. Verandas have bush views. Higher-numbered rooms overlook the waterhole.
Number seven is the honeymoon suite and is the farthest from the Lodge. It is larger and has the best view (particularly from the double shower). Lower-number rooms which are closest to the Lodge do not require an escort at night.
Spectacular infinity pool
The focus is on comfort rather than luxury, and you will be spending your time on drive, around the pool or at the main Lodge. There is a spectacular rim-flow pool at the Lodge.
Unusually there is a rock pool set in the striking doleritic dyke close by for dips.
Nkorho runs periodic photographic safaris – 4 day courses combining hands-on experience with tutorials, lectures and image review workshops. Each is limited to four participants.
The lodge is more than 2 hours by road from the nearest airport. 4×4 vehicles are preferred and if you self-drive, get detailed current directions (not sat nav !).