Karongwe Private Game Reserve is in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, overlooking the majestic Drakensberg mountain range.

It’s a wildlife sanctuary located between 4 rivers, and it provides exceptional habitats for a diverse range of flora, fauna, birds and the Big 5.

From game drives to bird watching you can enjoy the peace and tranquility in one of the private safari lodges.

  • Best Time to GoMay to September
    (Dry season)
  • High SeasonOctober to March
    (Not overly crowded)

Why Go:

  • Off-site tours to top local attractions
  • Home to the Magnificent Seven
  • Excellent game drives and excursions
  • Unique and comfortable lodges
  • Just 45 minutes drive from the world famous Kruger National Park
  • Karongwe Game Reserve is located between 4 rivers in Limpopo


The Karongwe Private Game Reserve is rich in wildlife and its lush environment is one of the best locations to spot Africa’s most elusive large cat, the leopard.With views over the Makhutsie river, you have endless opportunity to view the Big Five, as well as generous herds of plains game.

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The landscape within the reserve is characterized by undulating terrain, interspersed with rocky outcrops. The reserve offers spectacular scenery and luxurious camps and lodges.

Weather & Climate

Winter months are cooler and with less thick vegetation it’s ideal for wildlife viewing. Summer temperatures can rise to a maximum of 32°C, with afternoon rainfall that brings relief from the heat. Summer is a higher risk season for malaria.

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Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Karongwe Private Nature Reserve is during the winter months from May to August. With less rain the vegetation is less thick and animals can be spotted more easily. Summer is great for bird watching and the summer rain brings a welcomed relief from high temperatures.

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