Lukimbi Safari Lodge is surrounded by over 15 000ha of exclusive wilderness in the southern sector of the Kruger National Park. Lukimbi has achieved sophisticated African-styled interiors in keeping with the romance of the bush. Wooden decks link the lodge's main buildings together on the banks of the Lwakahle River.

The emphasis at Lukimbi is on the wildlife experience, and the trained rangers freely share their bush and game knowledge on daily drives, walks and presentations. A popular destination for honeymooners and families alike, the lodge caters for a range of preferences - whether you are seeking spa treatments or an active holiday engaged in golf, game drives or guided walks.


  • Located in a private Kruger concession
  • Excellent game sightings
  • Spacious suites tucked away in the bush
  • Ideal for romantic bush getaways
  • Spa treatments & candlelit dinners

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In between game drives and walks, a variety of indulgent spa treatments and massages are available.

The nearby Leopard Creek Country Club offers golf lovers one of the finest courses on which to play.

Other amenities at Lukimbi include a gym, library, curio shop, and a children's playroom.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Babysitting service available
    Computer facilities
    Children's Club
    Laundry service
    Secure Parking


The dining room has a spectacular view over the river and the open grassland. Lukimbi's unique boma serves as the setting for fire-lit dinners. Hand-packed freeform walls provide the backdrop for the chef's gourmet meals. If you would like to enjoy your meal in the bush; picnics, bush breakfasts or dinners can be arranged.

Standard Classic Suite

There are 14 spacious, open-plan suites, featuring Swazi-inspired decor and exceptional views of the wilderness. A private lounge, created by a split level design, flows out onto a deck where you can enjoy a quiet drink in between game drives, before meals, or after a relaxing spa treatment.

Each suite offers a generous bath, indoor and outdoor showers, and separate toilet. For additional comfort, air conditioning, a fan, safe, mosquito nets, tea and coffee facilities, and a mini bar are offered.

Standard Classic Suite AMENITIES

    Air conditioning
    Mini bar
    Mosquito net
    Outdoor shower
    Safe in room
    En-suite bath and shower
    Tea & coffee-making facilities

Other Room Types

The premier suites take comfort and sophistication to another level. Named Giant Eagle Owl and King Cheetah, the suites feature a dining area, separate bedroom and spacious lounge. The vast bathrooms incorporate a bath large enough for two, and integrate both indoor and outdoor showers. There is a second bathroom with standard features, as well as a private pool on the wooden deck.


  • Hiking
  • Bird watching
  • Full-day safaris
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Guided walking safaris
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 08 Jan 2017 - 19 Dec 2017 $430 Full Board Plus
  • 20 Dec 2017 - 07 Jan 2018 $490 Full Board Plus
  • 08 Jan 2018 - 19 Dec 2018 $520 Full Board Plus
  • 20 Dec 2018 - 07 Jan 2019 $575 Full Board Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Luxury Premier Suite Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Lukimbi was great and the service was excellent. Just the overall attention to detail far exceeded our expectations and we definitely felt we got what we paid for. All the people there were fantastic and helpful. The rooms were awesome and we couldn’t ask for better views from our rooms. Even the set up was very unique and I loved the standalone units and raised walkways. It provided for a more private, yet open experience to the wildlife. The food was top notch and we were amazed at what the chef and staff were able to do given the location. Their concession seemed quite large and it appeared we barely even got to see all of it during our stay there. The open game drive vehicles made for a great experience when going out to see the animals and added to the experience. The car transfers you arranged were on time and the car was extremely comfortable. The flights were also on time and very convenient. Everything was fantastic and the overall experience was great.

    Jennifer Birk, October 2014
  • Lukimbi Lodge deserves special mention. The hosts were most gracious and the rooms comfortable. Some of the foods viz. Ostrich, Impala, Kudu and Hog steaks that I had never tasted before were delicious. The mealtimes were alway happy occasions with friendly staff at hand to explain recipes and mode of cooking. The field trips into the National Park were full of mystery and suspense as you never knew what animal to expect round the next corner. The Ranger and the Guide were knowledgable of their terrain and the behaviour of the animals. Their guidance gave us a lot of confidence in observing wildlife at sometimes very close range. We managed to see the Super Seven of wildlife at Kruger.

    Randy Varma, May 2014
  • We had a fabulous time in South Africa. Lukimbe was lovely. All the staff were very friendly and our rangers and trackers were superb, very knowledgeable and very enthusiastic. We saw lots of animals including numerous leopards and cheetah and took some great photos.

    Chris Orrell, April 2014
  • Lukimbi. What a fantastic place. I would highly recommend this lodge to everyone. The staff, the facility, the food was absolutely great. We loved it.

    Chas Vanderwilt, February 2014
  • Great experience at Lukimbi, my kids enjoyed it.

    Ryad Souilah, November 2013
  • Lukimbi Safari Lodge was wonderful; just the best. Wonderful staff, wonderful accommodations, food, animals, activities, etc. We felt we saw plenty of wildlife given our three days there. Our guide and tracker were both very friendly and knowledgeable. We took the morning and evening game drives, and also the walking safari in the afternoon and enjoyed each one immensely. Our rooms/chalets were very nice with stylish decor and wonderful views of the bush. There's truly nothing quite like waking up to the sound of a lion's roar.The cuisine was excellently (and frequently!) prepared, and there were always choices for members of our party who did not wish to have game meat. We had excellent South African wines and even took pictures in the large wine cellar. One night there, they served dinner outside in the boma, complete with a fire to warm us, white tablecloths, and beautiful presentation of the food. Again, the staff and management were so warm and friendly, they truly made you feel like family. We were very sad to leave, and I would definitely recommend without hesitation

    Neil Williams, September 2013

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