Chisomo Safari Camp – Karongwe Game Reserve

Chisomo Safari Camp – Karongwe Game Reserve

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Accommodation Category: Conference Venue, Horse Safaris, Limpopo, Lodge, photographic safari, Private Nature Reserve, Tented Accommodation, and Wedding VenueAccommodation Tags: African-safari, Big-5, Chisomo, family friendly, Karongwe, limpopo, and Tented accommodation

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  • Chisomo Safari Camp, Karongwe Game Reserve

    Chisomo Safari Camp is a four-star safari lodge on the banks of the  Makhutsi River, tucked deep in the Big Five Karongwe Game Reserve in Limpopo, South Africa, offering an unforgettable African Safari experience where the warm atmosphere, friendly staff and exquisite cuisine compliment the magnificent Big Five game viewing.

    • Families with Children of all ages are ideal to stay at Chisomo Safari Camp

    • Pan Africa Cuisine

    • Ideal Setting for Big Conferences and Weddings

    • Luxury Tented accommodation build on stilts with deck area

    • Close access to the Greater Kruger National Park

    • Set on the River Bed of The Makutsi River

    • Set in the Beautiful Drakensberg Escarpment

     

    Accommodation

    Chisomo Safari Camp comprises 22 luxury safari tented suites.  Most of the luxury tents are facing the river and rooms are draped with white linen.   The camping in style at Chisomo in luxury tented suites and excellent personal service will ensure an unforgettable big 5 experience in the untamed African bush.   All the luxury tented suites feature king size beds, en-suite bathroom with shower, fan, hair dryer, tea & coffee making facilities, bar fridge, towels and mosquito nets.  220 V. International Adaptors in the drawer of the dressing table, Shaving Plugs in Bathrooms

    Around the lodge

    Guests can enjoy the wildlife exploring the surrounding lush vegetation from their own private game viewing deck.  Take pleasure in the rich bird activities and animals that visit the Chisomo gardens from your verandah whilst sipping a cocktail

    Guests experience early morning and late afternoon safaris in open 4×4 safari vehicles handled by highly qualified guides and trackers. The friendly staff at Chisomo ensure that guests are given personal attention and service every moment of your stay. During the day, guests may relax at the outdoor swimming pool and enjoy a refreshing swim or retire to one of the beautifully decorated lounges.  Bush Dinner & Bush Breakfast can be arranged prior to stay for Groups (weather permitting)

    The Management and Staff of Chisomo Safari Camp are dedicated to excellence, striving to ensure that each guest leaves with wonderful memories of an unforgettable Safari and the realisation that our natural environment and our heritage must be conserved for future generations to come

    Weddings & Conferences

    Romance is the key to any successful wedding and Chisomo Safari Camp provides this in abundance. The ceremony can be held at “Fig Tree” beneath beautiful shady, indigenous trees bordering the Makutzi River. This venue grants you and your guests to a real bush wedding-experience! “Fig Tree” is approx half an hour’s drive into the bush and guests will be transported there by open-air safari vehicles.  After the wedding ceremony, an excellent outdoor celebration can follow.

    A conference at Chisomo Safari Camp’s neighbour Shiduli Private Game Lodge, approximately 15 minutes from Kuname River Lodge. This conference venue can cater for up to 41 delegates

     

    Typical day at Chisomo Safari Camp during the winter and summer months

    High Season Itinerary

    (01 January – 30 April & 01 September – 31 December)

    • Wake Up Call at 05h00
    • Coffee, Tea and Hot Chocolate Served with Rusk’s in the Main Area
    • Morning Game Drive commence at 05h30 and return to the lodge at 08h30 – 09h00
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch  13h00 – 15h00
    • Afternoon Game Drive commence at 16h00 and return to the lodge at 19h00 – 19h30
    • Dinner is Served

    Low Season Itinerary

    (01 May – 31 August & May – July)

    • Wake Up Call at 05h30
    • Coffee, Tea and Hot Chocolate Served with Rusk’s in the Main Area
    • Morning Game Drive commence at 06h00 and return to the lodge at 09h00 – 09h30
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch 13h00 – 15h00
    • Afternoon Game Drive commence at 15h30 and return to the lodge at 18h30 – 19h00
    • Dinner is Served Ideal for Families with Children of all ages
    chisomo safari camp exterior tented suite

    chisomo safari camp exterior tented suite

    Chisomo Safari Camp (which means ‘blessings’) combines the warmth and vibrancy of a safari, exuding a true feeling of being in a bygone era …

  • High Season Dates: 01 Jan - 30 Apr 2017 01 Sept - 31 Dec 2017
    High Season Rates:

    R3540 per person per night sharing
    R4956 per single person per night
    R1770 per child 3 to 11 years sharing a room with 2 adults
    No charge for children between 0 and 2 years

    RATES INCLUDE:
    • All meals, teas, coffees and snacks.
    • Accommodation.
    • Dawn and dusk safaris in open Land Rovers.
    • Drinks on dusk safaris are limited to one per person with a choice of local beer, wine or soft drink.

    RATES EXCLUDE:
    • Airport and road transfers, including chartered flights landing at Hoedspruit Civil Air Base.
    • Bar, curio, telephone, WIFI, spa and laundry expenses.
    • TOMSA levy of R14pppn applicable to all lodges on the Reserve.
    • Karongwe Game Reserve gate entrance fee of R105.
    • Premium and imported brands on dusk safaris
    • Single supplement of 40%
    • Bushwalks are an optional extra available on our standard package, and only arranged at the Lodge, subject to conditions. This activity is also available for limited duration

    Normal Rates:

    01 May – 31 Aug 2017
    R2660 per person per night sharing
    R3724 per single person per night
    R1330 per child 3 to 11 years sharing a room with 2 adults
    No charge for children between 0 and 2 years

    RATES INCLUDE:
    • All meals, teas, coffees and snacks.
    • Accommodation.
    • Dawn and dusk safaris in open Land Rovers.
    • Drinks on dusk safaris are limited to one per person with a choice of local beer, wine or soft drink.

    RATES EXCLUDE:
    • Airport and road transfers, including chartered flights landing at Hoedspruit Civil Air Base.
    • Bar, curio, telephone, WIFI, spa and laundry expenses.
    • TOMSA levy of R14pppn applicable to all lodges on the Reserve.
    • Karongwe Game Reserve gate entrance fee of R105.
    • Premium and imported brands on dusk safaris
    • Single supplement of 40%
    • Bushwalks are an optional extra available on our standard package, and only arranged at the Lodge, subject to conditions. This activity is also available for limited duration

  • Ask your reservation consultant at Safari Destinations for any specials applicable during your stay dates

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  • ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
    Traversing over the 9000 hectares of supreme African bushveld, Chisomo is home to the Big Five (Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Rhino and Elephant) as well as a wealth of other creatures. Our open vehicle game drives are perfect for game viewing. Enjoy a sundowner while the sun ets over the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains.
    The magnificent game viewing makes for perfect photographic opportunities; enjoy the view of the Lowveld from a “kopje” amid the lush vegetation, huge variety of trees and over 365 different bird species. Game drives are conducted with our qualified game rangers and Shangaan trackers – who will share their vast experience of the African Bush and a chance to view Cheetah on foot.
    WEDDINGS
    Romance is the key to any successful wedding and Chisomo Safari Camp provides this in abundance. The ceremony can be held at “Fig Tree” beneath beautiful shady, indigenous trees bordering the Makhutsi River. This venue grants you and your guests to a real bush wedding-experience!
    “Fig Tree” is approximately half an hour’s drive into the bush and guests will be transported there by our own safari vehicle.
    CONFERENCES
    Conference facilities are offered at our sister property, Shiduli Private Game Lodge
    The Conference Centre is the perfect venue for leaving the constraints of the office behind.
    Catering for up to 40 delegates, this facility provides notepads, internet facilities, sweets, water and cordials. Brain storming, strategic sessions and team building against the backdrop of the bush makes this a perfect choice for creative thinking. Packages can be tailor-made to complement your specific requirements and can include several activities such as bushwalks, animal tracking and various other activities are on offer.
    • Bushwalks are an optional extra available on our standard package, and only arranged at the Lodge, subject to conditions. This activity is also available for limited duration

  • -Children are welcome at Chisomo
    - No children under 6 are allowed on Game Drives

    • 0-3 years old - Free of Charge
    • 3-11 years old - 50% of the Adult rate
    • 12 years and up - Adult rate

  • Accommodation
    Situated under the shade of towering knob thorns and Jackelberry trees, Chisomo Safari Camp features 22 luxuriously decorated tented suites draped in white linen.
    Overlooking the magnificent view of the Makhutsi River, guests often have the opportunity to view the Big 5 from their own decks.
    Chisomo Safari Camp offers ambrosial Pan African meals in the most spectacular surroundings, under the stars or in the elegant candlelit dining area

    Little Paw Centre with a children's program at an additional cost and babysitting also available at an additional cost. (subject to available)

  • No reservation is secured without a deposit
    - A deposit equivalent to 50% of the total accommodation amount is required within 7 days of confirmation for individuals and within 14 days of confirmation for a group to secure a reservation.
    - Full payment for reservations less than 30 days prior to arrival
    - Balance of accommodation account to be settled 6 weeks prior to arrival if the period is less, full payment will apply.
    Cancellation fees for Individual Guests (for groups refer to our terms and conditions)
    • Karongwe Portfolio reserve the right to charge a cancellation fee equivalent to any direct costs incurred by it in attending to the reservation plus a 10% administration fee for any individual bookings cancelled more than 42 days prior to the date of the scheduled arrival.
    • In the event of a cancellation, less than 42 days and more than 30 days prior to the date of the scheduled arrival, a cancellation fee in the sum equivalent to 25% of the full account will be incurred.
    • In the event of a cancellation, less than 30 days prior to the date of the scheduled arrival, a cancellation fee in the sum equivalent to the full account will be charged (100%).