Lukimbi Safari Lodge is a stunning luxury safari lodge situated in the easily accessible southern portion of the Kruger National Park, South Africa. Kruger is home to the Big Five and a wide variety of other animals and birds, which roam freely in their natural habitat. The spacious suites combine luxury and modern African décor with private decks and river views. The Giant Eagle Owl and King Cheetah suites each include a private pool and second bathroom. Game drives with informative Rangers, done on private roads in open Landrovers provide excellent wildlife viewing. Alternatively, guests can take guided walks or relax in the magnificent lodge, it all happens on over 37,000 acres of exclusive use prime game and wilderness area.
The ultra luxurious Giant Eagle Owl and King Cheetah suites feature a separate bedroom, dining area, larger lounge, main bathroom with huge shareable bath, inside shower and outside shower, second bathroom and private pool with wooden deck. Elephants frequently take a quiet drink at these two pools on the way down to the larger pools in front of the main guest areas. They add a special element to enjoying the pool, or relaxing on the covered deck. The suites have air-conditioning, fan, safe, mosquito nets, mini bar and tea and coffee facilities. The decanter of sherry is there for your enjoyment, with our compliments. Whether chosen by honeymooners or by discerning guests wanting a little more luxury, the Premier suites are an ideal choice.
Guests walking into a classic suite are struck immediately by the sense of space. The room seems to stretch into the bush beyond, and the high windows bring the sky and the trees right into the room. The lounge drops down from the level of the bedroom area and the space flows out to the covered deck, a comfortable area to sip a drink, watch the passing animals and birds and just relax. The bathroom is large and also looks directly onto the bush. Each suite has a spacious bath, inside and outside shower and separate toilet. All have air-conditioning, fan, safe, gauzy, romantic mosquito nets, tea and coffee facilities and a mini bar. These rooms are large enough to share with young children and still enjoy the space.
Lukimbi has already created a name for itself as one of the new places to enjoy top cuisine. Meals both unusual and beautifully presented add to the whole enjoyable Lukimbi experience. Part of the fun is the changing of venues, so guests may enjoy breakfast in the bush, lunch round the pool and a glamourous candlelit dinner on the wooden decks. Maybe dinner will be in the amazing and mythical boma (or meeting place), an experience you won't forget, or perhaps the chefs will decide to do something completely different. The bar is a great pre-dinner gathering place to exchange game spotting stories, hear Shangaan tales and to sip cockails. To accompany fine dining, guests are invited to select the best of South African wines, including many of the smaller and upcoming Estates.
Lukimbi is the place to enjoy wonderful walks, because it is so large and unspoiled. It is quite a different experience to see animals on foot and always very exciting. The walks offer the opportunity to look at and learn about the smaller things and just to appreciate the special smell of the African bush, listening to the calls of the many species of birds. Walks are generally taken after breakfast and guests are always accompanied by an armed Ranger.
Lukimbi will gladly arrange Spa Treatments on request. The most popular treatments are: •Bush Spice Massage - A fragrance filled massage, specially blended to the individual's needs, using pure aromatherapy oils. •Hippo Back Massage - A back, neck and shoulder massage using traditional Swedish and shiatsu techniques. •Mountain Rock Massage - A warming deep tissue massage using heated lava rocks around still muscles. •Traditional Massage •Hand and Foot Treatments
Guests staying at Lukimbi are permitted to play golf at the nearby prestigious Leopard Creek Country Club. Designed by Gary Player, this is one of South Africa’s best known golf courses and only guests from a few select establishments can play there. Transfers to and from Leopard Creek can be arranged and the transfer time is only a 45 minute drive through the Kruger Park. Reservations need to be made in advance through our Reservations office.
It is generally warm enough to swim 10 months of the year, the very brave will use the pools all year round. The main pool has a refreshing waterfall and a spectacular view of the bush and river bed.
A very well equipped gym is available. It looks directly out onto the river frontage, so not a moment's game viewing need be lost.
The library has many interesting books, whether it is fact or fiction guests prefer. A computer station is available for sending emails to the family or office