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Don't fancy going to a traditionally styled game lodge but instead want to try somewhere a bit different? Well then check out this selection of lodges that offer a very different take on the normal game lodge recipe!
South Africa, Greater Kruger, Karongwe
Becks is the superbly stylish new flagship lodge of the Karongwe Reserve - it boasts unashamedly modern and contemporary styling and décor that'll appeal to those bored by the old traditional game lodge design rule-book!
from R3070 pp/night sharing
South Africa, Greater Kruger, Kapama
This luxurious lodge (a member of the highly prestigious Relais & Chateau) offers a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience to personally interact with a herd of elephants!
from R6500 pp/night sharing
South Africa, Greater Kruger, Makalali
Garonga is perhaps THE most romantic lodge we’ve come across with stunning tented rooms – you must try the gorgeous open-air bush bath experience!
from R3862 pp/night sharing
South Africa, Greater Kruger, Timbavati
Once the private home of Motswari’s owners, the Geiger family, this is a gorgeous little lodge of just 4 bedrooms that boasts intimacy, character and charm in spades!
from R6310 pp/night sharing
South Africa, Greater Kruger, Kruger Concessions
An old-school luxury experience staying in exquisite traditional safari tents –the lodge is a wonderfully romantic camp that evokes the colonial-era.
from R5397 pp/night sharing
Boasting its own unique character and style based on the culture of the local Shangaan people, Hoyo Hoyo offers guests a memorably unique experience!
from R3585 pp/night sharing
South Africa, Near Gauteng, Madikwe
A stylishly rustic concoction of canvas, stone and thatch with a funky Afro-Asian mix of vibrant colours, Jaci's is an attractive Madikwe option!
from R3690 pp/night sharing
Eight stunning treehouses perched on wooden stilts in the forest canopy, Jaci's Tree Lodge is a wonderfully unique and very romantic alternative!
One of THE most stylish designs of any game lodge in the country with extensive use of raw wood, a neutral colour palette and modern airy open-plan style!
from R17650 pp/night sharing
One of the first lodges to feature ground breaking styling (West African influences here) saw it voted “most innovatively designed hotel in the world”!
from R3085 pp/night sharing
South Africa, Near Gauteng, Marakele
Set overlooking a stunning view of a truly spectacular valley, the gorgeous contemporary styling makes this one of the most attractive lodges in South Africa!
from R3808 pp/night sharing
We really love the superbly styled and luxurious tented suites, their stunningly contemporary designs an intriguing mix of canvas and stone!
from R3995 pp/night sharing
South Africa, Greater Kruger, Klaserie
Unique experience with its unusual but very comfortable tented rooms on stilts looking out over a gorgeous plain with a busy waterhole!
from R3390 pp/night sharing
South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Phinda
With just 6 luxurious suites carved into Phinda's rocky hillside, Rock Lodge offers up unusual Mexican adobe-inspired architecture.
from R10855 pp/night sharing
South Africa, Hluhluwe-Umfolosi
Modern and very stylish contemporary lodge – the first to offer guests an upmarket private lodge experience in the famous Hluhluwe-Umfolosi reserve.
from R2190 pp/night sharing
South Africa, Near Gauteng, Pilanesberg
Completely different to traditional game lodges as it’s more like a stylish, contemporary and luxurious boutique resort set in the bush - great Spa too!
from R2170 pp/night sharing
Gorgeous contemporary tents are the standout feature here along with the commanding hilltop position with views of the riverbed below!
from R4225 pp/night sharing
Soak up 180 degree views from the spectacular cliff top location overlooking the Luvuvhu River – stunning rooms are unashamedly contemporary and stylish!
from R2800 pp/night sharing
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