7 budget bush breaks near Kruger National Park for the holidays

Posted on 5 July 2021

It’s the July holidays! If the thought of spending some time out in the bush far away from the city seems a little expensive, then check out these excellent budget bush breaks, all close to the Kruger National Park.

8 budget Easter bush breaks near Kruger National Park

Kick up your feet and relax!

1. Inkuba Game Lodge

From R600 per person

Less than 20 km from the Kruger National Park, Inkuba Game Lodge offers a wilderness experience as well as activities of their own such as mountain biking and walking trails in and amongst impala, kudu, bushbuck, giraffe, zebra etc. Whether in tented camps or self-catering chalets, visitors will have a relaxing time around the communal pool and delicious food to savor.

Tel 082-490-2032 or 013-792-4249 or book your stay at Inkuba Game Lodge online.

2. Phumula Kruger Lodge and Safaris

From R1400 per night per unit

Situated in Marloth Park, a wildlife sanctuary bordering on Kruger National Park, Phumula Kruger Lodge is full of interesting wildlife species such as kudu, zebra, giraffe, impala, warthog and more, that roam around freely ending up on your doorstep. The lodge is centrally located and serves as a base from where you can reach Swaziland, Mozambique and the Kruger National Park. Enjoy the peace of the African bush and relieve your stress this Easter.

Tel 013-792-4215 or 083-775-2173/2/1 or book your stay at Phumula Kruger Lodge and Safaris online

3. Eden

From R1500 per night for the house

This self-catering bush break is nestled amongst the trees and lawns in Marloth Park, and is situated near the upcoming waterhole with views over the Lowveld sporting picturesque sunsets. Sleeping eight people, this fully fitted unit has everything from a washing machine, dryer, gas stove, dishwasher and fridge; to wrap-around balconies and bedrooms with stunning views. Enjoy a relaxing time with friends surrounded by bush while spending time at the pool, braai area and look out tower.

Tel 0861-801-802 or book your stay at Eden online.

4. Sabie River Bush Lodge

From R780 per person

Sabie River Bush Lodge is a three-star SA Tourism graded lodge located on the banks of the Sabie River overlooking the Kruger National Park. Either self-catering or booked breakfast and dinner, the tented camp is there to help you unwind and relax. With its raised pool deck that allows you to view game as they drink at the waterhole, you will be immersed in true African wilderness. The Lodge lies 19 km from Kruger Gate and 16 km from Phabeni Gate.

Tel 013-708-1690 or 082-467-5771, email [email protected] or book your stay at .Sabie River Bush Lodge online.


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5. Thaba Tsweni Lodge

From R1150 per night, sleeps two

Meaning ‘mountain of the baboon’ in Sesotho, Thaba Tsweni Lodge is situated in the Blyde River Canyon area of the Mpumalanga Drakensberg Mountains. Close to the Kruger National Park, God’s window and Pilgrims Rest and a mere 10km from Graskop, this lodge is central to a variety of attractions. The self-catering fully equipped chalets are perfect for privacy and relaxation. You bring everything you need to this home away from home in the beautiful outdoors.

Tel 013-767-1380 or 083-997-1034, fax 086-524-1131, email [email protected], or book your stay at Thaba Tsweni Lodge online

 6. Pine Lake Inn

From R1400 per night sharing

This home away from home with its 112 luxurious en-suite rooms, offers scenic beauty and a well-deserved Easter break from the hustle of the city. Overlooking a vast lake, guests can enjoy sundowners and a variety of water sports in a low risk malaria area. Just 35 km from Kruger National Park and close to sites such as the Sudwala Caves, Sabie Falls and the old preserved mining town of Pilgrim’s Rest, the Pine Lake Inn offers hiking and scenic walks close by.

Tel 013-751-5036, fax 013-751-5134, email [email protected], or book your stay at Pine Lake Inn online

7. The Woodsman B&B

From R650 per night sharing

Situated near scenic attractions, natural waterfalls and panoramic routes, the Woodsman Bed & Breakfast offers luxury Bed & Breakfast accommodation and is less than one hours drive from the Kruger National Park. Enjoy spectacular views from the restaurants deck as you savour fantastic flavours.

Tel 013-764-2015, fax 013-764-2016, email [email protected].

All accommodation is subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed. All places were available when this article was posted.

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