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Top 5 Budget Safaris in Kruger National Park

Nothing can compare with an unforgettable experience like Kruger Park safaris.

A private safari lodge, on the other hand, is more than just a place to sleep. The extras included in the price, like as wonderful meals, unique and atmospheric lodging, and two guided game drives each day, guarantee that you will not be dipping into your spending money save for beverages and souvenirs while staying at your safari lodge.

Traveling during the off-season is an excellent way to get the most bang for your buck. If you can be flexible with your vacation dates, you will be able to take advantage of some extremely generous low season rates given by many safari lodges.

South Africa has an outstanding selection of less expensive or budget private lodges. While they are not exactly cheap, they do provide the same game viewing experiences as their more expensive neighbours for a fraction of the price. If you are visiting South Africa solely for the wildlife, you cannot go wrong with any of these budget Kruger Park safari lodges.


Shiduli Private Game Lodge, located in the 9,000-hectare Big 5 fenced Karongwe Game Reserve, provides an exceptional African safari experience, with a warm atmosphere, friendly staff, and fine cuisine complementing the excellent game viewing.


The Klaserie Game Reserve is located inside the Greater Kruger Park and has unfenced boundaries with the Kruger National Park. Guests may participate in spectacular walking safaris here. With Africa on Foot Camp, you may go on a walking safari in the Kruger National Park.

Guests on a walking safari will be accompanied by skilled and professional game rangers through a wildlife region rich in game such as lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo, hyena, hippo, giraffe, zebra, and a plethora of other animals. Morning and night game drives are available, allowing visitors to partake in a complete range of safari activities.

3.Elephant Plains Game Lodge

The lodge is located in the northern side of the world-famous Sabi Sand Reserve and provides visitors with a great wilderness Kruger Park safari as well as excellent wildlife watching chances. Daily early morning and evening game drives with passionate and skilled rangers and trackers give memorable and near experiences with a stunning diversity of animals from the safety of your open Land Rover.

4.Hoyo-Hoyo Tsonga Lodge

The unique Hoyo-Hoyo Tsonga Lodge is a breathtaking burst of ethnic luxury combining both warmth and style, set on the banks of the Mluwati River in a private 10,000 acre unfenced concession in the middle of the famed Kruger National Park.

Morning and afternoon game drives with professional rangers track animals across the bushveld for a memorable safari experience.

5.Jackalberry Safari Lodge

This resort is located within the Big 5 Thornybush Private Game Reserve, which spans 14,500 hectares of ideal game watching bushveld west of Timbavati and the Greater Kruger Park.

The breathtaking Drakensberg Mountains provide as a stunning background for our resort, which provides modest luxury and a quiet, ethnic environment that merges seamlessly with nature. More than 60 species of animals, including lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, elephant, hyena, and cheetah, may be seen in the local neighbourhood of the resort, and over 280 different kinds of birds have been documented – a true birdwatcher’s paradise.

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