From: USD 253 pps

Nkorho Bush Lodge

Affordability without compromise: family-friendly Nkorho Bush Lodge delivers excellent value for money in the Sabi Sands.

Enjoying an exclusive setting in the northern Sabi Sands Private Reserve, Nkorho Bush Lodge is a great choice for budget-minded travellers looking for a private Big 5 safari experience. Sharing an unfenced border with the mighty Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sands Reserve is one of Africa’s best destinations for lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. Nkoro’s experienced guides lead morning and afternoon game drives as well as nature walks, revealing both the larger and smaller aspects of the environment.

Nkorho Bush Lodge has six chalets and a honeymoon suite, accommodating a maximum of 14 guests in clean-lined, contemporary living spaces. Each chalet has its own bathroom and extra beds can be added to the chalets to make Nkorho suitable for families with children. The lodge welcomes children of all ages and provides a baby-sitting service at an extra charge.

Noted for its friendly service and relaxed, informal atmosphere, Nkorho Bush Lodge has earned a reputation as one of the best-value lodges in Sabi. Home to a swimming pool, outdoor dining area and viewing deck, it certainly has all the essentials; add free Wi-Fi, room comforts like a fridge and tea and coffee station, and you have everything you need for a luxurious Big 5 safari.

Lodge Highlights:

  • Genuine affordability in the Sabi Sands
  • Game drives & guided walks
  • Family-friendly, homely atmosphere
  • Modern chalets with private bathrooms

About Nkorho Bush Lodge

Nkorho Luxury Chalets

  • Contemporary Suites with Private Bathroom
  • Private Seating Area
  • Fridge & Tea/Coffee Facilities
  • Honeymoon Suite Available

Nkorho Bush Lodge offers six chalets and a honeymoon suite, each enjoying a contemporary design blended with traditional features such as a thatched roof and African art pieces. Decorated in subtle, natural tones and comfortably furnished, the chalets have double or twin bed configurations. Extra beds can be added to accommodate young children at an additional charge.

All suites at Nkorho have their own bathroom, either with bath or shower. The extra-spacious honeymoon suite has a bath and shower as well as a lounge complete with an enormous couch. Standard to all suites are a seating area, a fridge, tea and coffee station and complementary toiletries for the bathroom.

Nkorho Lodge Facilities

  • Lounge, Dining Area & Bar
  • Spa & Wellness Treatments
  • Main Viewing Deck & Infinity Pool
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Waterhole & Game Viewing Decks
  • Baby Sitting Service Available

Nkorho is a simpler lodge in comparison to some of the more expensive Sabi Sands accommodations but you have everything you need for comfort. The large indoor lounge and bar make a great place to socialise, and if it is good weather (as is normally the case), you can relax outside on the viewing deck where there is a swimming pool and sun terrace. Meals are served indoors or outdoors – most usually in the open-air ‘boma’, a traditional eating area lit by a blazing campfire and lanterns.

The lodge’s spa is available for wellness and beauty treatments (at an extra cost) and if you need to catch up with news back home or want to post a photograph or two, Nkorho has free Wi-Fi in its public areas.

Activities at Nkorho Bush Lodge

  • Morning & Afternoon Game Drives
  • Guided Bush Walks
  • Bird Watching
  • Spot-lit Night Drives

Nkorho Bush Lodge places an emphasis on the game viewing experience. Experienced guides and trackers lead morning and afternoon drives in search of the Big 5 – lion, elephant, leopard, rhino and buffalo – as well as equally exciting animals such as hippo, giraffe, wild dog and cheetah. Game drive vehicles are raised higher off the ground than normal and have open sides and roof, affording you excellent views of the action.

Your guide will also lead walks in the area around camp, the best way to slow down and take note of the smaller details of the environment – insects, animal tracks and flowers. Offered before breakfast in summer and after it in winter, a guided walk is also highly recommended for birdwatchers to tick off an extra few species on their list.

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Lodge Rates

These rates are purely for informational purposes and do not reflect the actual cost in those currencies.

Standard Room

Season & Year
Per person sharing
01 September 2019 - 31 August 2020
USD 319
01 September 2020 - 31 August 2021
USD 370
01 September 2021 - 31 August 2022
USD 416

Honeymoon Suite

Season & Year
Per person sharing
01 September 2019 - 31 August 2020
USD 402
01 September 2020 - 31 August 2021
USD 466
01 September 2021 - 31 August 2022
USD 524
Included in your stay
  • Your accommodation
  • All meals served in a variety of locations around the lodge
  • Twice daily game drives
  • A daily walking safari (subject to favourable weather conditions)
  • Coffee & Tea
Excluded in your stay
  • Flights between Johannesburg and Sabi Sand Reserve
  • Road and air transfers between other airports and lodges
  • All drinks
  • Gratuities & Laundry
  • Conservation Levy
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Hands-on Expertise

  • We’re based in Africa
  • Visit our destinations regularly
  • Exceptionally knowledgeable team
  • Expect unrivaled customer service

Accredited & Bonded

  • SATSA – Bonded Membership (2061)
  • ATTA Membership (204387)
  • Fully Independent & Owner Run
  • 24/7 Travel Support


Outstanding experience!

We have booked at the Elephant Plains Lodge. We stayed there for a few nights and went on safaris. The lodge, the guide, the food and all the animals we have seen were fantastic. Really an outstanding experience. We can recommend Elephant Plains to everybody. Maybe you will not be as lucky as we were, becaucse we have seen the Big 5! But however you will not forget your stay at Elephant Plains.

Silvio (CH)
The trip was sensational and tailored to our needs. Simply fantastic!

The care by Walter was great from planning to leaving Johannesburg. The accommodations were perfectly chosen. If after a few days you thought it could not be better, you were told otherwise. It was an increase every day, with the 3 days safari in the Kruger, including overnight in tree house, the grand finale.
I would book a trip anytime again at Safari Online.

Ulrike (DE)
Trip of a lifetime: Five countries, six camps, Vic Falls, Big Five plus more game

In June/July 2016 we undertook a trip to Southern Africa to fulfill a lifelong intention. We stayed at six camps, safari style, and had a great time. All of our expectations were met or even exceeded. For example, we never expected to see honey badgers or sitatunga, given the secretive nature of those species, but we did! All travel arrangements and connections worked smoothly, which is astonishing since we had several dozen transfers and meeting points; all of the connecting personnel were prompt, professional, and welcoming.

Michael (USA)
We had a wonderful holiday with no hitches, perfectly planned for us and so professional.

Though we live in Australia, Safari online made planning for our family holiday so easy. Walter understood our requirements and nothing was too much trouble. The holiday was everything we wanted it to be and so much more. Every camp was ideally suited for our family and we loved each day, every early morning and evening game drive. Thank you to Walter for his attention to detail and his friendly, professional and caring manner. It was a trip of a lifetime and one that we will talk about forever.

Mary (AU)
Absolutely Perfect

I was already last year in South Africa and Zambia organized by Safari Online. It was a absolutely gorgeous trip. Everything was perfect. This was the reason I booked this year in May and June an new trip to South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. I got everything I expected. It was a dream again. I know I´m coming back.

Bernard (DE)
Karina was absolutely instrumental to our safari success.

Our experience with Safari Online was excellent. After becoming very frustrated trying to search for a safari destination on our own, we turned to Karina for help and she was a lifesaver. She responded to our requests promptly and gave us several options with links to each option; we ultimately chose Lukimbi. She then coordinated our flights to and from the property, arranged the drivers necessary to get us from the airport to the lodge and back again, and sent the appropriate paperwork to each of us to verify each step of the process. We had an amazing safari adventure at the lodge–the experience of a lifetime–and are so grateful for her help. We literally couldn’t have done it without her!

Chris (USA)
Exceptional service ensuring a wonderful holiday. Highly recommended

Attention to detail & service provided was first class, from our very first email to the last day of our trip. Walter went above and beyond to ensure that we were notified of any changes, even up to our last day with a change to our flight time, at short notice. The safari was so much more than expected, from the rustic to the exceptional, every camp was different in it’s own way and our highlights are hard to single out just one as each camp was great.

Cyndi and Dave (AU)
Experience of a lifetime and wonderful service!!

Our extended family (16 travellers, including 8 children under ten years of age!) went on a wonderful safari adventure curated and organised by Walter Kohrs of Safari Online. It could not have been any better than we experienced. From our time in Cape Town, to visiting Victoria Falls, all the way through Zimbabwe and finally wrapping up at the amazing Chobe Safari Lodge, all the locations chosen by Walter were amazing.

His attention to detail, willingness to fine-tune and excellent responsiveness (over a period of several months!) could not have been better. He took time to visit us personally upon our arrival in South Africa, with lovely gift-packs and shared a wealth of advice, recommendations and tips. I cannot recommend Safari Online (and Walter Kohrs in particular) any higher. Absolutely amazing.

Oisin (AU)
Faultless service, attention to detail and quality of accomodations.

The communications and service from Walter was excellent, and we were continuously fully informed. The information package and book received on arrival were excellent. We felt that we had been allocated carefully selected lodges at each camp and every detail met or exceeded our expectations.
The safari tour was wonderful, and a particular feature was the variety offered at each location which combined perfectly

Carolyn (AU)
Best experience ever!!

They provide us the most taylored and customized honeymoon possible! everything was much better than we expected. We loved the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere and everyone made us feeling so incredibly special and gave us a unique insight. Over our game drives we managed to see all the big five plus some!!

Salvatore (IT)