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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, 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 R4555 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 R2930 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, 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 R3300 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 R2850 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
With frankly jaw-dropping views from its 4 gorgeously contemporary-style open bedrooms perched high above the Luvuvhu river in the far north of the Kruger, Pel’s Post may just be THE most spectacularly located game lodge in the country!
from R5200 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 R1999 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
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