A transformative journey of self-discovery and oneness during a sustainable safari

Indulge all of your senses in the untamed rawness of the Greater Kruger Park region during your luxury stay at Royal Ingwe River Lodge.


Royal Ingwe River Lodge

As dawn crescendos with birdsong, the morning sun awakens Earth’s creatures – big and small – that await you on game drives, guided walking safaris and private bird hide excursions. As you immerse yourself in Africa’s wilderness, each moment becomes a life-defining experience. Come nightfall, nature serenades you beneath its celestial canopy.

Our five-star lodge and private villa are sanctuaries that prioritise sustainability through their use of locally-sourced natural resources and handmade furnishing using local craftsmanship, while curating a sense of peaceful serenity.

Your private retreat promises an immersive odyssey into the self and Mother Nature, whether you’re on an intimate getaway or family adventure. As a family-owned and run establishment, we are defined by our warm-hearted team whose genuine hospitality and intimate knowledge of South Africa honours all that we do.

As stewards of this land, our commitment to conservation, community engagement and sustainable tourism extends beyond the borders of Olifants West Nature Reserve; it defines our innate ethos to promote wildlife conservation and biodiversity, while advocating for mindful exploration of the natural world while on safari.

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Royal Ingwe River Lodge Suites

Royal Ingwe River Lodge prizes its prime location along the bend of the mighty Olifants River, deep in the embrace of the Greater Kruger region.

Ntombela suite
Sheldrick Suite
maathai suite
Suite George
Lotter suite
Suite Joy
Ian Player Suite

Royal Ingwe Suites

Each of our seven suites honours African conservationists, who much like us are passionately driven by wildlife conservation and habitat rehabilitation. Nature is as much part of the location, as it is part of the lodge.

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Villa Coming Soon

Cambridge House

Our eight-sleeper private villa, Cambridge House, allows you to experience the epitome of luxury coupled with world-class hospitality, while directly contributing to conservation. Opening June 2024.

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Sustainability is our standard

Our thoughtfully selected stakeholders and suppliers mirror our sincere intention to do good by nature, not because it is expected of us, but because it is an innate part of how we engage with the world in all we do.

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