Overview

Bundox Safari Lodge is stylish overnight safari accommodation in a private sanctuary in the Greater Kruger area. On the doorstep of South Africa’s most visited wildlife region, Bundox has the Kruger National Park, Panorama Route, and the Blyde River Canyon within arm’s reach.

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A place of comfort and convenience for relaxation between activities.

Feel the power of our Healing Earth natural products as you unwind at our Spa@Bundox.

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Facilities

Choose from our superior tented suite, classic Meru-style tents, or our chalets, all situated amongst the natural trees on the property. There is plenty of personal space at this safari hub with a number of different nooks designed to offer guests peace and quiet in a shared environment.
At Bundox Safari Lodge

A Typical Day

At Bundox Safari Lodge
 

  • 05h00
    Wake up and have coffee and biscuits at the lodge
  • 05h30
    Guests picked up in open safari vehicle
  • 06h20
    Enter the Kruger National Park at Orpen Gate
  • 10h00
    Stop for brunch at a picnic site in the park (included)
  • 12h30
    Lunch at a Kruger rest camp (own account)
  • 14h30
    Continue for afternoon game drive in the park
  • 18h00
    Arrive back at the lodge

The Specifics

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At a glance:

Bundox Safari Camp is an authentic safari getaway situated in a private nature reserve. It is suitable for families with children as well as couples seeking a romantic bush break with a host of activities available close by.

There are a number of accommodation options to choose from, from the superior tented suite, classic Meru-style tents , and chalets, all of which are situated amongst the natural trees on the property.

Bundox is the ideal destination for visitors wanting a quiet nature retreat with the option of indulging in safari activities with the family. There is a wide variety of birds, small mammals and antelope roaming the property. Sit back and enjoy the bush at this relaxing safari lodge.

Facilities:

There is a variety of accommodation at Bundox Safari Lodge to suit both couples and families. Six Meru-style tents, two chalets and one superior tent, all located spacious in an authentically luxurious bush camp setting.

One of the greatest assets of this safari hub is that there is ample space for guests to enjoy privacy in secluded areas, whether that be in their rooms, or relaxing at the swimming pool, lounge, or one of the two dining areas.

The Spa@Bundox provides a tranquil setting for healing and total relaxation. Two massage beds are located in a natural wood building offering a peaceful space and an earthy ambiance.

The lodge as a whole has a reception, swimming pool, outdoor lounge and bar, WiFi, open air boma and fire pit, spa, two dining areas, and various viewing decks.

Activities:

Activities available in the area include tours of the Kruger National Park, the Panorama Route, and other sought after South African Lowveld attractions. Guests are encouraged to enquire about one of our packages or create their own itinerary based on what is available. Some of the options are listed below.

Game Drives: Three-hour morning or afternoon game drives, only 10 minutes from Hoedspruit, are offered in a Big Five private concession within the Greater Kruger National Park, where you can revel in the wildlife that you'll encounter whilst in an open safari vehicle. Find out more about our game drive activities here .

Full-day Kruger National Park: A full day open-safari vehicle drive into the world renowned Kruger National Park is one of the highlights of South Africa. We will arrange an early morning pick-up time and enter the park at Orpen gate. A packed breakfast will be supplied and can be enjoyed en route. Fine out more about our full-day safaris here .

Blyde Dam boat cruise: Enjoy the splendour of the third largest canyon in the world on a boat cruise where you will learn about the history of the canyon and view hippo and an array of bird life. Find out about our boat cruise activities here .

Helping Hand: Spend a day with the Hoedspruit Hub, a centre of excellence that leads the way in reorganising commercial agriculture to become an environmental and social good.

Panorama Route: The Blyde River Canyon is a significant natural feature of South Africa, and is situated in Mpumalanga Province and forms part of the Drakensberg Mountain Ranges. Visit a host of famous natural scenic attractions on a day trip.

Spa@Bundox: The day spa on site provides a tranquil setting for healing and total relaxation. Two massage beds are located in a natural wood building offering a peaceful space and an earthy ambiance. Find out more about our spa here .

Take a closer look at our galaxy and let our guides show you the characters that make up the constellations in the night sky. On a clear night, ask your guide for a complimentary stargazing session after dinner. Find out more about our stargazing activities here .

Location:

Bundox Safari Lodge is located in a private reserve about 30km from Hoedspruit in the prestigious Greater Kruger area. Don't be surprised if you hear the call of hyenas or lions among the gentle sounds of nature while you're relaxing in your room at night.

Eastgate Airport is a short 30-minute drive away, making it easily accessible for fly-in guests, while many might choose to self-drive from Johannesburg, which is a trip along a scenic 5-hour route.

How to get there:

From Hoedspruit:

  • Exit Hoedspruit on the R40 in a southerly direction (towards Hazyview/White River).
  • Continue on this road – you will past Kapama Game Reserve on your left.
  • Continue straight until you see a sign indicating the Guernsey Road – turn left onto the Guernsey Road. Continue on the Guernsey Road for about 7.4km.
  • Where the gravel (dirt) road starts, only 200m on the left is the entrance to Bundox Safari Lodge.

From Johannesburg:

  • Take N4 highway from Johannesburg & continue for 191 km. Take the exit R33.
  • Continue onto R540 from Belfast to Dullstroom.
  • Turn left onto R36 (Lydenburg).
  • Continue to follow R36 to Ohrigstad for 102km.
  • Turn right at the Khamai Reptile Centre onto R531 towards White River/Orpen for 29.4km.
  • Turn left onto R40 for 1.1km.
  • Turn right on Guernsey Road for 7.4 km & arrive at Bundox Safari Lodge on the left (200m from start of gravel road).

Child policy:

Families with children are welcome at Bundox Safari Lodge and will be comfortably accommodated in our family-friendly chalet. This is an ideal location for kids with plenty of stimulating activities on offer in the area, but please note that some activities, such as game drives do have an age limit.

Weather:

The weather in the South African Lowveld is characterised by hot summers with rainfall, and cool, mild, dry winters. The start of the rainfall season is usually around November-December and it ends in February-March. Peak summer is in December and January when temperatures can rise into the 40s (Celsius) and rainfall occurs in the form of dramatic afternoon thundershowers.

Winter months are in June, July, and August and bring bone-dry weather, mild day-time temperatures (in and around the mid-20s), and chilly nights and early mornings. In mid-winter, morning game drive temperatures can be as cold as 8 degrees, so wrapping up against the chill is essential.

Summer rains bring plenty of greenery, an abundance of water, migratory birds, and baby animals, but also create an environment for insects, bugs, snakes, and scorpions. Winter can appear rather barren with leafless trees and no green grass, but it is the best season for safari and game viewing.

Wildlife:

A variety of antelope species, such as nyala, duiker, impala, and bushbuck roam around in the natural setting of the lodge, while the sounds of lions and hyenas calling in the evenings can be heard from neighbouring game reserves. Of course, the main wildlife attraction lies in the Kruger National Park and our private Greater Kruger concession.

During safari activities into the park, guests can prepare themselves for an abundance of animal sightings, including the Big Five. Plenty of zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, buffalo, elephant, and general game sightings can be had, and there’s always a chance that a lazy pride of lions will be snoozing in some shade.

Cheetah and African wild dog are two special predators to look out for, and if you’re into birdwatching, there are around 500 species to spot!

Malaria:

Like many safari regions in Africa, South Africa’s Kruger National Park and Greater Kruger are in a malaria-risk area. This should not be a deterrent for guests wanting to travel in the Lowveld specifically, but measures should be taken to prevent mosquito bites and lower one’s risk of contracting malaria.

We recommend guests always consult doctors in their home countries for advice on prophylactic medication and follow the medical advice they are given. While on safari at any of our lodges located in malaria-risk areas, we provide insect repellent for guests to use and recommend wearing light-weight, high coverage clothing in the evenings. 

What to pack:

All year round, guests should pack the essential safari items, such as cameras, binoculars, sun-block, hats, and sun glasses. The winter sun, while mild, still needs to be considered and guests should be diligent about protecting their skin even during the cooler time of year.

The winter nights and early mornings can be exceptionally chilly in the Kruger Park, so it is essential that one packs a warm, wind-proof jacket, scarf, and warm headgear to wrap up against the cold on morning game drives in an open vehicle.

Closed shoes are essential for walking and are also recommended for nights around camp to protect against animals like scorpions, which are more prevalent on hot, summer nights.

Remember to pack all the necessary camera and device chargers and any personal medication.

Botswana Properties:

Maun Office
Tel: +267 77 005 478
Tel: +267 73 893 587

South Africa Properties:

Bundox Safari Lodge
Tel: +27 60 581 1065
Tel: +27 71 949 5808