Skukuza Lodge

For a long time visitors and travellers to the Kruger National Park have debated wether they should stay inside the Park and experience the traditional Kruger self catering bungalows or if they should stay outside the Park in one of the many hotels. Whilst the latter may offer a more traditional hotel experience it does sacrifice the true atmosphere of overnighting inside the Park. taking in all that is Africa and the true essence of why you came to this iconic wilderness. SANParks has now offered guests the opportunity to have it all in the very first "green building initiative" hotel inside the Kruger National Park.

With Safaria you can now you can come and enjoy the ultimate Kruger National Park bush experience staying in a 4 star hotel inside the Park and having your very own private safari guide and vehicle. The new Skukuza Lodge @ Skukuza Camp offers the perfect balance of luxurious hotel comforts set in an unrivalled wilderness with a incredible diversity of life forms on your hotel doorstep.

Being environmentally conscientious, the new Skukuza Lodge is a "green-building" initiative that has been designed and built in alignment with the conservation initiatives of the Kruger National Park to ensure the greenest lodge possible, and within the framework of international best practice. For those that want to travel with purpose, you might also like to know that the lodge has also been created for local up-liftment and also aids the local community through economic opportunities in the construction and operation of the lodge.

Key Mammal species in this area include :

  • Nyala
  • Leopard
  • Spotted Hyena
  • Giraffe

Key Bird species in this area include :

  • African Fin-foot
  • Marabou Stork
  • Half-collard Kingfisher
  • Green Pigeon
  • Gorgeous Bush-shrike

The Lodge Accommodation :


The lodge boasts 128 units, including 87 standard rooms, 20 family rooms and 13 universal rooms with easy access for wheelchairs. Our standard rooms offer room either a king-sized bed or two singles and are ideal for both business travellers and leisure clients.

Luxury Suites

Guests are accommodated in 8 luxury suites, beautifully decorated in African aesthetics.

The suite offers comfort and space with a cozy lounge area, where guests can relax and unwind. Sleep in style on a king-size bed (or two three-quarter twin beds) in the spacious bedroom with plush bedding. Freshen up in the large bathroom with a bathtub and walk-in shower. The bedroom and lounge walk out onto a private patio where guests can enjoy the beautiful birdcalls and warm afternoon breeze.

Amenities include:

  • Bar fridge
  • Wi-Fi
  • Satellite TV (limited channels)
  • King-sized / Two single beds
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower
  • Private patio with table and chairs
  • Air conditioning
  • Electronic safe box
  • Desk and chair

Sisonke Bar and Veranda

Sit back, relax and enjoy a refreshing beverage in the exquisitely decorated Sisonke Bar. Alternatively, guests can get comfortable and have a drink on the veranda, overlooking the gardens, pool and magnificent Baobab.


No need to skip out on your exercise routine whilst travelling. The well-equipped gym caters for any fitness buff with a range of cardio-, strength- and functional equipment.

Swimming Pool

Enjoy a refreshing dip in the sparkling blue pool during a warm bushveld day. The swimming pool is situated next to the gym and is suitable for training and recreational swimming.

Mondzo Meeting Room

The Mondzo Meeting Room is a well-appointed space that provides both a lounge area and a more formal seated section, ideal for meetings, discussions, presentations, and interviews.

Mooka Outdoor Area

The vibrant Mooka Area is a functional outdoor entertainment section, overlooking the gardens and is ideal for private events, parties and small functions.

Concierge Service

Our convenient concierge service provides our guests with personal assistance in arranging various tasks such as arranging transport, planning activities, etc.


An FNB service branch is situated at the Reception complex.

Fuel Station

The Total Service Station is located at the entrance of Skukuza Rest Camp and provides petrol, diesel and a car wash facility.

Post Office

A Post Office is situated at the Reception complex.

Medical Doctors

Travelling to the Kruger National Park and concerned that if you need help you'll be stranded ? Done be because we have one fo the best Medical doctors available for consultation at their rooms situated at Skukuza Rest Camp.


The Park Shop is situated in the Skukuza Rest Camp and stocks every conceivable Kruger National Park curio item but you can also find groceries, treats, alcoholic beverages, toiletries, photographic equipment, clothing and books, etc.


From a la carte to buffet, braai nights under the stars or bush braai’s surrounded by the wild, sit back, relax and allow our friendly staff to look after you whilst you experience the warmth of true South African hospitality and cuisine.

Amukelekani Restaurant

Opening Soon !!

The Amukelekani Restaurant, which is due to open shortly, is situated in the Skukuza Safari Lodge and will offer guests delicious meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Both a-la-carte and buffet options will be available. For our Safaria clients we include breakfast and dinner in our rate of which breakfast will be had at one of the many camps or outposts during the morning portion of our Safari as well as dinner which will be had at the Cattle Baron at Skukuza Camp itself. This is an easy walk to and from your hotel room. 

Cattle Baron Grill & Bistro - Best Steak House in the Greater Kruger 

The Cattle Baron at Skukuza Camp is renowned for its great steaks, saucy burgers and mouth-watering meals. This is a unique dining experience, seated on our deck overlooking the Sabi riverbed as the elephants, buffalo and kudu come to quench their thirst. The restaurant offers an a-la-carte menu, buffet (at specific times) and take-aways.

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