Need to know
11am, but flexible.
Double rooms from $2007.23 (ZAR28,684), excluding tax at 14 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional government tax of ZAR100.00 per person per night on check-out.
Rates include all meals and most drinks, transfers to and from Skukuza airport, two game drives every day and other wildlife activities such as escorted bush walks.
The lodge will be closed for renovation from May to August 2016.
At the hotel
CD, Internet, direct dial telephone, air-con and open fireplaces. Maxi bar (full-sized bottles) and snacks including biltong, chocolate, nougat and fruit.
Our favourite rooms
The villa nearest the river has the best views and a little bit of extra privacy – it's often given to honeymooning couples.
Each villa has a private pool. There is a telescope for viewing animals from deck.
Bring sturdy, ankle-length thick-soled boots for bush walking. Sun cream and a hat are recommended. Bring a warm fleece in winter for night safaris.
Guests can have massages and treatments at the hotel's Lalamuka Health Spa or in their villa. Park entrance fees are not included; guests on self drives will have to pay R110–R120 for their vehicle and R20–R30 a person.
Over-10s are welcome; an extra bed is available. Over-12s pay the full adult price. A private Land Rover is recommended for family groups.
Each booking is subject to a Conservation Contribution fee of ZAR100 a person, each night, which will be used for protecting endangered species and upkeep of the park.