Single supplement is the premium usually charged to travellers staying alone in a room. The thinking behind the single surcharge is that hotels and lodges typically base their costs on two people sharing a room, which means that single occupancy necessitates a premium charge. Be that as it may, solo travellers understandably prefer to visit lodges that waive the single supplement, and here we feature some luxury safari lodges in South Africa that do not charge a single supplement on a certain number of rooms per booking.

Garonga Safari Camp offers a luxurious and tranquil tented safari on the plains of Makalali in the Hoedspruit area, west of Kruger National Park, and does not apply a surcharge to single travellers. Partake in guided safaris if you please, or unwind in the hammock on your private deck – which provides its own opportunities for game viewing. Open-air bush baths and aromatherapy treatments in an open-sided bush sala are among the highlights of a Garonga safari-stay. Mouthwatering meals are eaten outdoors, in the wraparound of the wilderness.

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Central living area at Garonga Safari Camp, where guests are encouraged to do as much or as little as they please. Check availability online.

Four prime South African 5-star safari lodges in the Seasons in Africa collection apply a single supplement waiver on the first two suites per booking: these are Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge and Tuningi Safari Lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve, and Kings Camp in the Timbavati Reserve. All are luxurious safari outposts offering exceptional accommodation and wildlife experiences.

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The suites at Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve are exclusive and have amazing wilderness views
Single travel South Africa no single supplement
Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge provides a wonderfully luxurious safari in Madikwe
Single travel South Africa no single supplement
Tuningi Safari Lodge delivers a 5-star safari in malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve
Single travel South Africa no single supplement
Kings Camp is a welcoming Colonial-style camp in the Timbavati Reserve where wildlife viewing is very good

Sabi Sabi Lodges also apply a generous policy with regard to single bookings.  No single supplement is charged for up to a maximum of 2 suites per reservation. Thereafter, a supplement of an additional 50% of the daily rate will be levied on the third and subsequent suites. The single supplement waiver does not apply to Sabi Sabi’s Presidential Suites and Luxury Villas, and the waiver also excludes the peak period 20 December – 10 January.

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A rewarding experience to be had at Sabi Sabi Lodges in Mpumalanga South Africa
Single travel South Africa no single supplement
Little Bush Camp is one of four 5-star lodges in the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve
Single travel South Africa no single supplement
For people who enjoy innovative, contemporary style, Sabi Sabi’s Earth Lodge is a great choice

Mail us to book your South African safari and other holiday experiences, or call +27 21 797-7122.