NALEDI Flexible luxury for the discerning safari-seeker
NALEDI is a luxury safari experience that embraces the best of African wildlife and hospitality. Located in an exclusive private reserve within the Greater Kruger National Park, Naledi offers two exquisite lodges: Bush Lodge, with three secluded suites set in atmospheric Kruger bushveld; and Enkoveni Lodge, whose eight suites overlook the game-dotted banks of one of Kruger’s rare perennial rivers – the Olifants River. The reserve holds high natural densities of Africa’s Big Five (elephant, rhinoceros, buffalo, lion and leopard), and Naledi’s lodges provide a perfect base for guided game-viewing from open safari vehicles.
Among Naledi’s charms is the variety and flexibility of our idyllic accommodation. Whether you are a honeymoon couple, a trio of travelling companions, or a family group with grandparents and young children, Naledi will have the ideal suite (or combination of suites) for you.
Naledi’s founder Kjell Bismeyer still oversees daily operations, and his team’s commitment to excellence in hospitality and cuisine has repeatedly seen Naledi win the highest certifications.
NALEDI incorporates two luxury game lodges, Bush Lodge and Enkoveni Lodge, located six kilometres from each other. Both lodges provide reliable cellphone and Wi-Fi coverage, and all suites include an en suite bathroom, full air-conditioning, plentiful bottled water (at no additional charge), insect netting, a mini-bar refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities, a hairdryer, and Naledi’s own range of complimentary bathroom products.
Each suite, however, has its own individual character and décor, and each lodge too is unique. To decide on your ideal Naledi lodge, and your ideal suite within that lodge, consider the descriptions and links below:
NALEDI BUSH LODGE is set in the terrain that epitomises the Greater Kruger National Park. From this lodge’s high viewing deck, you’ll gaze across rugged bushveld to an elephant-enticing waterhole, and onward to the rose-gold foothills of Southern Africa’s largest mountain range, the Drakensberg. The Bush Lodge experience is also multi-sensory, encompassing the subtle fragrances of the bushveld, the sensation of dappled African sunlight on one’s skin, and moments of deep silence punctuated only by bird calls.
Bush Lodge offers just three suites, each located for optimal privacy.
NALEDI ENKOVENI LODGE is named from “Nkoveni”, our indigenous term for “river”. Overlooking the Olifants River, whose game-dotted sandbars extend back to a riverbank shaded by giant fig-trees, this lodge presents a timeless panorama reminiscent of the finest colonial landscape-painters. Perennial rivers are rare in Kruger, and the Olifants attracts a delightful variety of animal and bird life – not to mention the river-dwelling hippos who often pass just below the Lodge’s embankment.
Enkoveni offers eight suites, all of which command direct views of the River and its wildlife.