There are times when nothing less than a lodge-to-yourselves will do.  A family reunion, a special birthday or anniversary celebration, or any kind of gathering of the clan where plenty of space and privacy are essential – these are the times when you need a pad of your own – and many private game reserves come up trumps with exclusive-use safari lodges. Here are some special options:

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Pel’s Post is an opulent satellite lodge at The Outpost, accommodating eight guests in four standalone, open-plan suites and available to families and small groups on a sole-use basis. The eco-friendly lodge is positioned along the Luvuvhu river bank, offering incredible views of the vast wilderness and river below. Game drives and walking safaris are offered in a scenically beautiful and diverse area of the Kruger National Park. A personal chef, private vehicle and guide are on hand, so that guests have the luxury of setting their own pace on safari. Mail us

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Motswari’s luxurious sole-use lodge in the Timbavati.

Motswari Private Lodge is a gorgeous vintage-style, exclusive-use bush lodge situated a few kilometres to the north of the main Motswari Lodge in the Timbavati. Providing exclusive use for a group of up to ten people, this wonderful lodge offers total privacy and carefree living in a magnificent corner of the wilderness. You can choose either the fully-catered option, or the supplied option – where your food and beverages are pre-ordered for you and stashed away in the fridges and cupboards before you arrive. Mail us

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Waterbuck Private Camp is an exlusive-use lodge for families or groups in Kings Camp private Game Reserve, Timbavati.

Waterbuck Private Camp is a stunning four-bedroomed private villa in the Timbavati, and part of the Kings Camp Private Game Reserve.  The camp hides in a dry river bed in a world of its own, with gorgeous views of the wilderness. It accommodates 8 people, with the luxury of having your own dedicated game ranger and tracker to show you the magic of the Timbavati. You may even be lucky enough to see the magnificent and rare white lions that are at home in this area. You’ll also have your own personal butler to ensure that you have everything you need to make your safari outstanding. Mail us

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Luxury and complete privacy for small groups and families at Chitwa House in Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Mpumalanga.

In the Sabi Sand, Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve incorporates Chitwa House – a butler-serviced unit accommodating four guests. Set the pace for your own safari in this gorgeously opulent bush-pad where every luxury is at hand. Mail us

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A private chef enables guests at exclusive-use lodges to set their own pace with mealtimes and safaris. A meal being prepared at Little Madikwe in Madikwe Hills Private Game Reserve

In the Madikwe Game Reserve in North-West, Little Madikwe Hills is a two-bedroomed suite with its own landrover and game ranger, and personal butler to look after you. There’s a gourmet kitchen and entertainment centre, open-air decks, plunge pools, outdoor showers, fireplaces – in short, all you need for an utterly luxurious safari. Mail us

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The Cliff Suite at Ulusaba in Sabi Sands is an exclusive and private wilderness hideaway.

Ulusaba’s Cliff Lodge is a spoil par excellence in the Sabi Sands. Offering sole-use in magnificent Ulusaba-style luxury, the lodge accommodates 5 adults and 4 children. Cliff Lodge consists of two stunning suites, one with private pool and a second bedroom for one adult or two children, and the other with its own Jacuzzi. Exclusive use of both suites includes a private chef, private vehicle for game drives and full use of a private gym and spa treatment room. Mail us

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Little Tuningi in the Madikwe Game Reserve offers wonderful sole-use safari accommodation.

In the North-West Little Tuningi is a wonderful sole-use option which accommodates 6 guests. Self-contained, it has a double room and a family unit as well as a private pool and a boma for outdoor meals at the fireside. There is also a designer kitchen, dining room, lounge, and viewing deck. Mail us

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Koro Lodge is an idyllic sole-use lodge at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Retreat in the Cederberg Mountains, Western Cape.

Here’s one that’s not in the Big-Five bush, but deep enough in nature to be very special indeed. In the rocky Cederberg, Bushmanskloof Wilderness Reserve’s Koro Lodge is tops for families who want a private and exceptional nature break somewhere very special. This sanctuary is malaria and predator free, which means families can get out and about safely in the reserve, to explore wide open plains, intriguing rock formations, clear pools and waterfalls, and lots of flora and fauna.  Koro Lodge is a luxurious villa wrapped around by wilderness and wildlife, and is available all year round for families and groups of friends wanting a private nature experience. Mail us

Mail us for bookings or more information, or call us on 0860 102 907 (local) or +27 21 797-7122 (international).