Five money bags
FULL FIVE STAR JUMP TO LODGES
These lodges occupy prize positions in the Greater Kruger, both from the perspective of game viewing and location, and have access to large amounts of land. Service and comfort levels are consistent with top grade international accommodation.
WILD WITH COMFORT
These lodges are excellent. They do not lose sight of the fact that your principal reason for being there is to be in the wild and, whilst extremely comfortable, they are not over-the-top in terms of luxury.
Most are located in areas where game relies on secondary water sources, such as waterholes, pans and seasonal rivers, so the lodges do not attract the premium attached to prime perennial river frontage. It is not worth their while focussing on luxury in their lodges when you will be away from them for most of the day spending time with game. Prices are kept down as a consequence.
The five money bag lodges that are on year-round rivers tend to be in areas which are harder to get to, such as the two groups on the banks of the Luvuvhu river in north Kruger, an area we highly recommend for scenery and value.
TEN PER VEHICLE
These lodges allow up to ten guests on a game vehicle.
SEVERAL LARGER VEHICLES
The lodges often have up to four full drives in progress at a time, making them larger than the six and seven money bag lodges and accommodating between 20 and 40 guests in total. However the shared traversing ranges are 60 to 100 square kilometres in size, so there is plenty of opportunity for undisturbed exploration.
The private concessions in the Kruger operate mostly in this price range. Concessions have unique access and traversing rights over 10,000-15,000 hectares of the park zoned for your exclusive use. They are accorded the same privileges as private reserve owners in driving off-road and in offering night drives and morning walks.
The levels of comfort are five star. The food tends to be restaurant style service from a menu, but there will also be plenty of opportunity to watch your food being cooked, and to eat, around the fire. These lodges tend not to have spas. Massages may be available in your suite or on the deck, and there may be a gym.